Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 17 2009
Special thanks to NCZ for additional sound clips.
EDITOR'S OPINIONIn the American Street Fighter series, Dale Wilson voiced Akuma in "Strange Bedfellows". While his Akuma voice was digitally altered for the most part, there is a scene in which it wasn't - and it's essentially his Perfect Cell voice. It seems kind of awkward, and the modified voice only sounds somewhat better.
Dale Wilson did seem kind of miscast as Akuma, but in the second Akuma episode, "The World's Greatest Warrior", David Kaye seemed even more egregiously so. Kaye is a perfectly fine VA but - all due respect to Richard Newman - this seems like a more fitting performance for Bison than Akuma.
In both of the Street Fighter Alpha anime, we have Keith Burgess handling the role. He gives it a good shot with a deep menacing tone for Akuma. It's not perfect, but it is some of Keith's best handiwork.
And last but not least, we have Dave Mallow voicing Akuma in SF4. While I can understand why he would do a tough gravelly voice, it's not deep enough. I don't think Dave's Akuma voice was that bad, but it's not his best handiwork either.
And so to me, none of these voices are a really perfect fit, but I think the closest one to that is Keith Burgess.