Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 17 2009
EDITOR'S OPINIONAkuma the infamous master of the Dark Hadou, while some of us may want to question his "mastery" in other skills he has always been known as one of the most menacing fighters in the series.
In the American Street Fighter series he was only in 2 episodes and had a different VA in each one. In the first one we have VA Dale Wilson as Akuma in "Strange Bedfellows", while his Akuma voice was for the most part altered there is a scene in which it wasn't and its for the the most part its his Perfect Cell voice. (Which seems kind of awkward, but the modified voice only sounds somewhat better.)
Dale Wilson did seem kind of miscast as Akuma but a more egregious example of that came in the 2nd Akuma episode "The World's Greatest Warrior" where he is voiced by David Kaye. Kaye is a perfectly fine VA but he seemed really miscast in this one as while I won't bash Richard Newman's handiwork this seems more fitting on Bison than Akuma for sure.
In both of the Street Fighter Alpha anime we have somewhat known Manga Entertainment VA Keith Burgess handling the role. He does give it a good shot in trying to do a deep menacing tone for Akuma, its not perfect but it is some of Keith's best handiwork.
And last but not least we have VA Dave Mallow voicing Akuma in SF4, while I can understand why he would do a tough gravelly voice its not deep enough. I don't think Dave's Akuma voice was that bad but its not his best handiwork either.
And so to me well known of these 4 voices are a seemingly perfect fit to me but I think the closest one to that is Keith Burgess though.