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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Lina Inverse with sound clips and images.


Created by Pokejedservo on Thu Oct 8 2009, 13 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Jackson_H for additional sound clips.
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The Slayers (1996)
Lina InverseLisa Ortiz
Lisa Ortiz
Slayers Great (2004)
Lina InverseCynthia Martinez
Cynthia Martinez

EDITOR'S OPINION

And now to start the Slayers Voice Compare section believe it or not we shall start this section with the show's main character namely one of the most renowned heroines in all of anime LINA INVERSE!

Ever since the mid-90's the first VA to have ever voiced Lina in English is known New York VA Lisa Ortiz. And to be honest Lisa Ortiz's voice work as Lina is quite possibly one of the most praised performances in her entire career and quite frankly I can see why. Lisa's Lina voice is a nice mixture of cuteness and fiery tempered energy much like Lina herself.

And whenever ADV got to dub any of the Slayers anime theiy cast VA Cynthia Martinez whom is also quite a suitable choice too. Cynthia was also able to a fairly high cutesy voice as her performance is also suiting from this fiery red-headed pettanko, and while I admit I am not REALLY familiar with Cynthia's work this is probably the best performance in her career.

Overall both are very good, I admit I am slightly going with Lisa Ortiz a bit more but both are a fine example of their respective VAs work.

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OldSchoolFTW
said at 6:52 PM on Thu Aug 22 2013
Lisa Ortiz's definitive role is right here. I do like her as a voice actor. I know she's been criticized as having a lack of range, but she did a great job with Lina Inverse. I always thought she brought a lot of charisma and charm to the role. She was also pretty funny here. I say she's the best for Lina.

Cynthia Martinez was actually also pretty good in the role, but her delivery was off at times. Also, Lisa Ortiz is more memorable in this role, and so I say she was the best for this character.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 9:44 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@OldSchoolFTW Agreed completely about Lisa Ortiz' Lina, but I disagree that Cynthia was any good in the role. Listening to the clip alone...she's just PAINFUL to the ears. Makes Lina sound completely annoying and unlikable.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 11:05 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus
Yeah: I do agree when I think about it.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 9:34 PM on Sat Oct 12 2013
@OldSchoolFTW I think Lisa Ortiz has a lot of range. She's often pigeonholed into cutsie girl roles, but she has a great villainess voice as seen in Winx Club where she was Musa AND Icy using completely different voices. Her lower evil voice is quite distinct and a big departure from her "Amy Rose" voices. Also, she's done a couple boy roles (notably Tony Tony Chopper), and while it's not much of a stretch from her girl voices, the nasally voice she gave Chopper showed she had some range. Is she the most versatile voice actress in the world? No, but there's no question that she still has some range, and her acting often more than makes up for this. She's like Jennifer Hale in that regard.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 9:55 AM on Sun Oct 13 2013
@PurpleWarrior13
I agree with you myself, but some people always critique her for it for some reason or another. I don't get it, either. lol.
JTurner
said at 11:39 AM on Sat Nov 23 2013
@OldSchoolFTW I've never really understood the backlash against Lisa either. She's easily one of my favorite VAs of all time. She first won my heart as Deedlit from "Record of Lodoss War." Since then, I've loved everything I've listened to her in unreservedly (I haven't seen ONE PIECE 4Kids though -- does that make me lucky or unfortunate?)
Mrguy22594
said at 12:52 PM on Sat Jul 6 2013
Well at least here Lisa Ortiz has range compared to her other roles.
Bluzziku
said at 3:09 AM on Sun Mar 25 2012
 1 Shout Out! [?]
LISA is LINA
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 9:49 PM on Sat Dec 17 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Lina in awesome and Lisa NAILS it!
PurpleWarrior13
said at 10:00 PM on Sun May 29 2011
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
I actually love them both, but I think I'll slightly give Lisa the edge. Cynthia worked better as a bit of a younger Lina, but Lisa was great all around, and really captured Lina's strange persona well. But I will admit, only Cynthia can pull off the "Explosion Array" yell, and she put in a lot of energy, and was great in the Lina/Naga adventures (her chemistry with Kelly Manison was perfect)! However, at the same time, Lisa is the only one I can imagine as Lina in the TV series, and worked well against her co-stars (Eric Stuart, Crispin Freeman, Veronica Taylor, etc). Like I said, both are so fantastic! But I give Lisa the edge for really capturing the character a tad better and having slightly better acting ability.
cw (Guest)
said at 5:07 PM on Thu Dec 31 2009
I'm more inclined to Lisa portrayal because she fits her character very close to the Megumi's portrayal.

Cynthia eventually grew on me in the OVAs, but at times I also found her sounds to screechy. She did a great job as Excel and Poemi in Pumi Pumi Poemy. Her voice reminds me of Rogue in the first X-men series.
jont (Guest)
said at 1:58 PM on Sat Oct 10 2009
Definitely Lisa. Cynthia sounds too screechy, and she overacts, too. Lisa is more natural.
jeff (Guest)
said at 9:58 PM on Thu Oct 8 2009
Aw! Man! Lina Inverse! One of my all time favorite anime characters! I loved them both and this was a very hard decision! I ended up going with Lisa because she knows her stuff on the series! Cynthia has admitted that she has seen only the movies and OVAs, and isn't as dedicated to the series! She's still good though!


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