Blaze the Cat
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Blaze the Cat

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Blaze the Cat with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Sonic the Hedgehog

Blaze the Cat is a fire-controlling princess cat from another dimension. She is very quiet and friends with Silver. Despite being serious most of the time, she can be impulsive and headstrong.

Special thanks to AMT for the sound clips.
Created by NCZ on Dec 5 2010
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
Blaze the CatErica Schroeder
Erica Schroeder
Sonic Free Riders (2010)
Blaze the CatLaura Bailey
Laura Bailey


I think both of them were fitting as Blaze. I call a tie.



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said at 2:28 AM on Fri Mar 16 2018
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Both are good. I call a tie.

Future VA Opinion:
I think Tara Platt or Carrie Kerenan can make a great Blaze.
said at 10:16 PM on Sat Jan 13 2018
1. Laura
2. Erica
said at 3:31 PM on Tue Dec 26 2017
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I prefer Erica's because she is not girly sounding as Laura's is.
said at 11:57 AM on Tue Oct 17 2017
Both are great! But I still prefer Schroeder better, because she's the Blaze voice I grew up with when playing Sonic!
said at 12:25 PM on Wed Oct 11 2017
I have to give the one to Erica. But I wouldn't mind if either Alexis Tipton or Xanthe Hugyn took the role.
said at 11:55 AM on Tue Jun 27 2017
Both fit the role very well so they equally do a great job!

However I'll with Erica just because I am more use to her and I find her performance more mysterious and suiting to the character. Though I will say Laura ranks really close.
said at 2:30 PM on Sun Apr 23 2017
I call a tie.
said at 2:21 PM on Sat Apr 8 2017
Erika for the win for me

Side note i think Xanthe hyunh or Trina Nishimura would be good as Blaze
said at 1:53 PM on Sat Nov 5 2016
I call a tie.
said at 12:31 PM on Sun Oct 16 2016
I call a tie.
said at 3:53 AM on Thu Oct 6 2016
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Erica Schroeder is a little more fierce and edges out for me, but Laura Bailey fits Blaze as well.
said at 3:30 PM on Tue Sep 6 2016
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I voted for Erica Schroeder. But really both of them fit the character pretty well.
said at 3:30 AM on Tue Sep 6 2016
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I prefer Erica, but Laura's pretty great too.
said at 10:12 AM on Thu Jun 23 2016
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Here's what I think.

Erica Schroeder: Great. She gives Blaze that kind of fierce feel to her personality, which is fitting. She also makes the character sound like more than just a princess. I mean, c'mon, I'm trying to emphasize a point here. With that said, I just think Erica's a perfect fit, really.

Laura Bailey: Not bad at all, honestly. Even though she makes Blaze more like a typical pompous princess (just like rosebr10), I think she does a good job. However, I'd like to see her go for something similar to her Lucina voice. That way, at least IMO, she might be able to match or, better yet, surpass Erica.

Overall, they're both good as Blaze, but my vote goes to Erica here. Therefore, my personal ranking would be: Erica Schroeder > Laura Bailey

Off-topic, I know, but for potential actresses to voice Blaze, I can see Ali Hillis, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Jamie Marchi, Kari Wahlgren, Michelle Ruff, and Tara Platt.
said at 2:52 PM on Fri Dec 22 2017
Minor nitpicks on my comment, but...

- I meant to say "just like rosebr10 said".

- Also, "be:

Erica Schroeder > Laura Bailey"

(My opinion more or less remains the same.)
said at 9:36 PM on Fri Jun 10 2016
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They're both great, but I prefer Erica Schroeder.
said at 8:53 PM on Wed May 18 2016
I love them both, so I call a tie.
said at 6:29 PM on Wed Sep 16 2015
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I'm going with Erica, because she sounds less stuck up and pretentious to be.
said at 6:30 PM on Wed Sep 16 2015

(sure wish we could edit comments here)
said at 7:34 PM on Sat Sep 5 2015
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Lucina is Blaze's voice actor? LoL
said at 4:02 AM on Sat Apr 30 2016
@RafaelDB Also, consider the fact that they're both princesses.
said at 4:26 PM on Fri Jul 24 2015
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Both of them are good, but I prefer Laura over Erica/Bella.
said at 5:19 AM on Sun Jan 31 2016
On second thought, I think I prefer Erica a bit more now.
said at 11:12 AM on Sat Jul 11 2015
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1. Erica Shroeder. not fitting for blaze but okay.

2. Laura Bailey. best voice for blaze! and i thought she was good as black widow!
said at 9:24 AM on Thu Apr 14 2016
@sonicmechaomega999 Why did you have to bring up Black Widow here?
Silly Sally
said at 4:09 PM on Fri Jul 10 2015
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Erica Schroeder as Laura Bailey is a poor man's version.
said at 2:33 PM on Thu Jun 4 2015
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Ok i'll just have to give it a good old recap for my opinion on the Voice of Blaze (I'm using the "Voice of *Insert characters who were on voice comparison here* as a thing currently):

#1) Laura Bailey: I'm quite in a half-majority who likes hearing her as Blaze at first more than what i hear to Erica's. The only thing is that she really needs to work up of a cat guardian princess with lucina-like tone only similarly different.

#2) Erica Shroeder: For her i already liked where she sounds like, but in my book her tone seems lower leveled to me i don't know, but other than that she sounds really solid.
said at 12:02 PM on Mon Apr 20 2015
I would be looking forward to Laura to step up her game by preforming princess-like yet fierce dominant personality she'll add into.
said at 3:42 PM on Wed Apr 29 2015
@SteelEthlan That is until she'll be more than a match for her.
said at 8:01 AM on Sat Oct 4 2014
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Erica for me.
said at 9:56 AM on Fri Oct 3 2014
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OK, so for anyone that doesn't know Blaze isn't your typical pompous, throne and tiara princess. She doesn't really even do anything regal; she has more in common with Knuckles as both a Guardian and a more closed-ranged combatant. Oh, and did I mention she's the insecure type?

Bailey misses the mark completely. Hudson nailed it from day one; bonus points for being catty.
said at 12:24 PM on Tue Sep 23 2014
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Erica Schroeder defiantly does the better performance, giving more emotional range to the character and the more fitting voice.

Laura Bailey has potential but as for now she sounds to stuck up and haughty for my taste.
said at 8:47 PM on Thu Jan 15 2015
@DVJ It's too.

Seriously, why does typing a word too such a mere subroutine? It's isn't that complex to say this.
said at 10:06 PM on Thu Jan 15 2015
@SteelEthlan Sheesh I mean it isn't that complex to say this.
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said at 10:53 AM on Sun Jan 18 2015
@SteelEthlan Regardless of the typo, it's easy to figure out what he meant. For the future, it's typically considered somewhat rude to point out other people's typos/grammatical errors if we can understand what they were saying.
said at 5:10 PM on Fri Mar 13 2015
@NCZ Sorry, i just got the grammar correction over my head.
said at 9:57 AM on Thu Aug 21 2014
said at 9:11 AM on Wed Aug 6 2014
Both sound impressive yet i'll vote Laura Bailey for the more mature princess-y tone-like.
said at 10:08 PM on Thu Jan 15 2015
@SteelEthlan If Laura put more work through her princess-y yet fierce at the same time to match or better yet surpass the voice work Erika worked on hard.
said at 2:31 PM on Wed Jul 2 2014
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I like both, but I think it would be funny if Ali Hillis(Lightning and Palutena) would voice Blaze. Considering how Laura Bailey is usually great at voicing young girls(ex.Rise, Maka, and Tohru Honda) and not usually voicing older women(ex.Lust and Lucina), I actually think Laura Bailey would be excellent as Amy Rose, unless maybe Laura uses her Lucina voice for Blaze that is. Then again, this is my opinion
said at 9:11 AM on Tue Apr 22 2014
I prefer Erica she sounds more serious
said at 1:29 PM on Thu Apr 10 2014
Laura makes Blaze more like a teenager.

I'd also recommend updating Bailey's to include voice clips from Sonic Generations.

I made a video with Blaze's Generation's voice clips if anyone's interested in updating the comparison.
said at 8:36 PM on Sat Jan 18 2014
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Both of them are great but I'm leaning towards Laura because she makes Blaze sound more like a princess. However, I will still miss Erica as she was one of the best 4Kids voice actors to me alongside Mike Pollock and Jason Griffith.
said at 10:49 PM on Sun Jan 5 2014
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I'll admit both of them seem to do a really great job as Blaze.

I'm going with Laura Bailey. Well, she does sound a like Princess and is pretty stellar.
said at 10:46 PM on Sun Jan 5 2014
Both seem to do a really good
said at 10:46 PM on Sun Jan 5 2014
@UltimateSSJ4GokouEX plz remove and ignore this comment
said at 6:31 PM on Thu Dec 5 2013
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Eh, it doesn't matter. I'll go with Laura Bailey since she sounds more like a princess, and she's the current voice actor.
said at 3:26 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
Both are very nice~!
said at 4:34 PM on Mon Nov 4 2013
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I would go with Laura but I can't imagine her showing emotion.Whenever,I hear her,I hear this voice that doesn't stand out.The only game where she seemed to have fun was Sonic Free Riders but she wasn't in the story in anyway.I'm gonna go with Erica because she's had more experience as Blaze and she shows emotion.
said at 12:32 PM on Sun Oct 20 2013
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I don't get the hype around Laura.
Erica was just a better fit, so yeah.
said at 10:20 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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Both fit, but Erica Schroeder had more to work with, so she has the edge.
said at 12:15 PM on Fri Sep 27 2013
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said at 3:11 PM on Sat Aug 31 2013
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Bailey is A Wonderful Voice actor!
said at 7:10 AM on Tue Aug 13 2013
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Bailey sounds incredible.
said at 6:30 AM on Sun Aug 4 2013
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I love both of them, they perfectly capture Blaze and her awesomeness(Bella Hudson is Monkey D.Luffy and Laura Bailey is Lucina).
said at 3:43 PM on Wed Jul 17 2013
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Laura makes Blaze sound cooler than Erica really.
said at 8:39 PM on Fri Jun 7 2013
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I hardly hear a difference. I'll go with Erica, as she's been playing the role longer than Laura, and had morel ines to work with.
said at 3:36 PM on Thu Jun 6 2013
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Laura Bailey is better.
said at 12:47 AM on Tue May 28 2013
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They sound about the same, but I'll give it to Laura.
said at 9:18 PM on Wed May 15 2013
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Both were good.
said at 9:09 PM on Mon Mar 18 2013
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I prefer Laura. Erica sounds kind of bored.
said at 10:30 PM on Thu Jan 3 2013
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What the hell?! How am I suppose judge this, they sound exactly the same.
said at 10:46 PM on Fri Oct 5 2012
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I'm right there with you. Both are really good so it's a tie for me.
said at 1:02 AM on Sun Sep 23 2012
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Erica sounds more natural.
said at 7:20 PM on Sun Sep 16 2012
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This is one of Erica's higher performance as a voice actor and it really shows her potential. Its a shame that she got replaced as it shows that with good direction, the NYC based voice actors can be just as good if not better than their LA counterparts.

Laura brings in a different version of Blaze and for what its worth, it fits just as well. I think she may need to get used to the role more but I do think that she is a good successor to Erica.

I'd give them both a tie as it shows that having a different spin of the same character wouldn't necessarily ruin the performance.
said at 12:13 AM on Wed Sep 12 2012
My ranks for Blaze....

# 1 - Laura Bailey.
# 2 - Erica Schroeder.
said at 12:29 AM on Sat Jul 14 2012
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Blaze is a beautiful and sexy.
said at 10:55 AM on Thu Jul 26 2012
@Trami0501 100% agree with you
said at 4:19 PM on Fri Nov 23 2012
@Toady_12 Yes!
said at 6:57 PM on Fri Jul 6 2012
Erica's Blaze sounds like her natural voice :)
said at 4:12 AM on Sun Feb 26 2012
Bella was the better voice for Blaze because of the serious tone.
said at 7:05 PM on Thu Mar 22 2012
@Smash Who's Bella? Are you talking about Erica Schroeder?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:09 PM on Thu Mar 22 2012
@mdalsted Yes. Erica used the pseudonym "Bella Hudson" for a lot of her voiceover work, Sonic included.
said at 8:04 PM on Wed Oct 23 2013
@NCZ Ohh, that's right! I forgot about that!
said at 10:38 AM on Fri Jan 20 2012
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Erica Schroeder, she was really memorable for me.

Laura Bailey, while being a good voice actress, sounds too pompous for me.
said at 7:04 PM on Thu Mar 22 2012
@Torak Well, that's probably just because of the lines she was given. : /
said at 6:07 AM on Tue Dec 13 2011
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Blaze was blessed with voice actresses. but i kinda like Laura Baily a little better because she has more spunk.
said at 11:45 PM on Mon Feb 20 2012
@SonicRyan1992 Then again isn't she supposed to Pompous considering she is a princess.
said at 8:28 PM on Sat Nov 26 2011
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I'm gonna give it to Erica Schroeder. One of the more pleasant performances in the 4kids ensemble. I kinda wish she stuck around.

I like Laura Bailey, but she makes her sound like a pompous princess kinda like how Chris Sabat plays Vegeta now.
said at 1:55 PM on Sun Dec 11 2011
@ConfusedPhantom thats a good way to put it, iv been at a loss of words for laura's take on blaze, but i think thats it, it has a lil pompous princess sound to her. Its not horrible, but unnecessary
said at 4:14 PM on Mon Jan 9 2012
@AMT and @ConfusedPhantom I heard they are using her Sonic Rush personality as well as Sliver in Sonic Rush. Which might explain why she sounds like a spoiled princess because she is a princess in a different dimension.
said at 7:15 PM on Thu Nov 24 2011
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Erica Schroeder

Even though both are pretty much the same, i would say that Laura adds a bit of "seductive" to Blaze, and or makes her sound more positive.... the Blaze i liked was more dark....

Idk maybe if you combine both then ya, it would be good
said at 4:35 AM on Mon Sep 5 2011
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Erica is pretty good as Blaze. As for Laura, I like her voice a lot more.
said at 7:56 PM on Thu Aug 18 2011
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I think Bailey is the best voice for the sole reason that she has a much better delivery.
said at 8:42 PM on Tue Jun 28 2011
I love erica's voice for Blaze and bailey's. She's my favorite sonic character now.
My favorites are:

Wave the Swallow
Blaze the Cat

My most favorite, Blaze. Besides, i love cats.
said at 1:45 PM on Wed May 25 2011
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Both voices are very similar that you can't go wrong with either of them. But I'm giving Laura Bailey a small edge above Erica Schroeder because she carries the torch of representing Blaze's voice so well with no sacrifices. Her voice is very smooth but also firm when needed.

But of course, Erica also deserves my compliments for doing splendid on the voice to begin with. She was one of the few members of the 4kids voice cast that was used very appropriately when they took over in 2005. I noticed that Erica made Blaze sound a bit more aggressive in a few areas compared to Laura, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing, just a small difference.

To sum up, both Laura and Erica were great as Blaze, but I'll go with Laura if I were to choose only one.
said at 12:08 PM on Sun May 15 2011
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Hmm, this one's very close for me. I'd have to say Laura Bailey, but that doesn't mean I dislike Erica Schroeder's Blaze voice.
said at 4:12 PM on Mon Mar 28 2011

Saying The 4Kids Cast weren't good is not a fact an Opinion and if people like them then it's their opinion
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said at 9:13 PM on Wed Mar 30 2011
@TheSwedishElf No, it's all a matter of opinion. Saying they were badly cast is just an opinion, because it varies from person to person.

I will admit that the dub of Sonic X wasn't very good, though. It is a fact that 4Kids made it untrue to the original by removing key scenes and rewriting dialogue heavily, but its actual quality is based on opinion.
said at 11:44 AM on Thu Mar 31 2011

Like NCZ Said it's all a matter of opinion A Fact is an actual true statement I'm a big fan of the 4Kids Cast I thought they were great in all Games Sonic X I was fine with it It was a new voice everyone had to get used to just like what's happening now I think you mislead a bit there

The Dialogue can be cheesy in most games but I tend to focus on the acting instead and I thought they were good just my opinion though Everyone is entitled to it just try and be more respectful and Kind....Spiritual debating is okay I guess but not the real fighting

In some mishaps The Voice Directing does have a say in things but Chris Collet didn't do so bad He was actually a good VA than Director I thought But not bad really...But yeah NCZ Had pretty much explained it So I'm happy that's sorted
said at 3:03 AM on Sun Mar 20 2011
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@annoymous You're talking like as if its 100% fact. Everyone is allowed their opinions here, so are you. So dont try to convice someone else that laura bring more emotion and Bella does not. If you ask me, they BOTH bring emotion. They're equally great. But that's just my opinion. Im not trying to convince you that its fact. Im just saying people dont like it when you give your own opinion but say it like its fact. You are allowed to give your own opinion, just stop trying to convince people what you say its fact. People dont appreaciate it. Trust me, I know. Well actually EVERYONE knows that.
said at 12:58 AM on Thu Mar 17 2011
Bella Hudson (Erica Shroeder) is the best for me. She brought so much life to Blaze, and she did a wonderful Job in Black Knight, she made Blaze sound like a REAL knight. I guess Laura is okay cause she make Blaze sound sbit sexy.
said at 4:53 PM on Tue Mar 1 2011
Blaze has great voice actresses but the character itself is an overrated Canon-sue.
Matter of fact, she's kind of like a rip off of Knuckles in many ways. Her popularity is a mystery.
said at 1:10 PM on Tue Feb 22 2011
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Bella was the best Blaze voice for me She gave Blaze that tough and persistant vibe also brought with attitude, she provided a mixture of strong emotions and a variable tone with that talented voice of hers which definately fitted the character Blaze I also like how she turned it around with other characters making them sound a bit different but sort of similar like they were related and sometimes she would change her Blaze voice from high to silent to husky and edgy but then fuse them together or change them which sounded perfect She did well in all games But my favourite performance she did for Blaze were BK, The M&S Olympic Series, Sonic Rush and 06 She is really talented I really wished she had voiced Blaze more in a serious part or role other than just small lines and catchphrases I still miss her as well as other old voices

Laura Bailey is okay but there are still a lot of things missing I've heard her lines from both FR and Colours (DS Ver) they are okay She sounds quite calm and natural there is a similairty to Her voice and Bella's but she sounds a little bit more higher but fused with a few different elements it sounds quite okay actually but then We need to hear more of her the same goes for Silver as well as others I hope she gets more serious lines if Blaze gets a mian role in the next game

Bella is still and will always be my best Blaze Voice :)
said at 5:27 PM on Mon Feb 7 2011
Both were great, but I have to give it to Bella! Her deeper tone gives Blaze that intensity of the flame! >=D
Sarge Ray
said at 2:36 PM on Thu Feb 3 2011
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I'm gonna be honest here. Both Schroeder and Bailey do a good job in Blaze's character: strong, passionate, and intelligent. But in terms of fitting that role, I have to give the edge to Schroeder this time.

Laura, you're still a great actress. You voiced Lust, dangit!
said at 5:24 AM on Wed Dec 29 2010
Yet you still havent explained how you claim Laura has captured emotion and depth when you've heard small clips of her? Are you saying laura in general has good mix of emotion and depth?
said at 4:32 PM on Mon Dec 27 2010
well they did a good cast for sonic! But I'm more curious as to how you can claim Laura has brought so much emotion and depth from a just a few lines?
said at 8:26 PM on Mon Dec 13 2010
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@sonniku Bias fans are unavoidable, I think the reason half of these people like these voices better are becuz its some of ther favorite voice actors from ther favorite animes like Naruto, Bleach etc. Some I think they force themselves so hard to like them just so they dont have to admit the 4kids cast were good. Ill admit I used to be bias when I first started voting, but as much as I like the 4kids cast, I DO like the new voice for Vector the best!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:12 PM on Mon Dec 13 2010
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She didn't "create" the voice by herself. Remember that the voice director and casting have a say in things.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:24 PM on Wed Dec 8 2010
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@jared I was actually planning to put one up today.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:50 AM on Tue Dec 7 2010
That's either an error, or Laura Bailey was using it as an alias.
said at 10:59 PM on Fri Apr 1 2011
@NCZ That wasnt an erorr.......from what I heard, most of the Blaze clips used in Colors (DS ver) were recycled from Bella Hudson's old voice clips. Only some were really Laura Baily's work.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:48 AM on Sat Apr 2 2011
@akmaldanish You mean Free Riders? Can't attest to that game, but all of Blaze's dialogue in Colors is new, and doesn't sound like Erica to me.
said at 11:00 PM on Sat Apr 2 2011
@NCZ Well, that what I heard.....
said at 11:06 PM on Sat Apr 2 2011
@NCZ Oh wait, I had a typo in my FIRST comment...... I mean only SOME of the voice clips were reused, while MOST of it was really Laura Baily......where did I heard it? Sonic wiki, lol.
said at 10:24 PM on Sun Dec 5 2010
XD Glad, I could help! I personally like Bella's Blaze better. It's soothing, yet still more intimidating, but both are very nice.
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