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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Mai Valentine with sound clips and images.
Mai Valentine also known as Kai Kujaku in the Japanese version of the anime was voiced by four different voice actors. A recurring character in the series and best known for her Harpy Lady duel monsters deck.

She was first voiced by Megan Hollingshead for seasons 1 to 3 before she left 4Kids Entertainment.

Mai was then voiced by Erica Schroeder from season 4 onwards.

For the limited Yu-Gi-Oh! uncut DVDs Mai was voiced by Caren Manuel.

In a lesser known English dub by Odex Ltd Mai was voiced by Alison Lester.
Created by Jackson_H on Mon Sep 14 2009, 32 Comments, Add Comment
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Mai ValentineMegan Hollingshead
Megan Hollingshead
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Mai ValentineErica Schroeder
Erica Schroeder
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Mai ValentineCaren Manuel
Caren Manuel
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Mai ValentineAlison Lester
Alison Lester

EDITOR'S OPINION

Megan Hollingshead best captured the character IMO, and is my favorite voice from this group. Erica Schroeder did a decent job but is my least favorite of this group. Caren Manuel does a pretty good job sounding similar to Megan Hollingshead in some ways and Alison Lester did pretty good too.

Jackson_H

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HienFan
said at 2:54 AM on Thu Apr 24 2014
1 Erica
2 Caren
3 Megan
4 Alison
OldSchoolFTW
said at 1:07 AM on Sat Oct 5 2013
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Megan Hollingshead was the best!
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 11:03 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@OldSchoolFTW Indeed she was! I also really liked Caren's take, but I remembered that she also voiced Vivian Wong, so her voicing Mai too is kind of awkward. Especially if you've seen the epilogue in the Japanese version. XD
MatthewC17
said at 5:52 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
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1. Megan Hollingshead - She sounds the most natural out of the four
2. Caren Manuel - A worthy successor to Megan no doubt, just wish she voiced Mai in the cut dub
3. Erica Schroedor - Her voice doesn't work on this character, it worked for Nurse Joy but not for Mai
4. Allison Lester - Atrociously wooden, and she sounds confused
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 3:09 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
Megan has the best voice for Mai, but was a bit overacting at times. Caren probably performed the part most naturally, but the voice isn't as sexy as Megan's. Erica is incredibly forced and obnoxious in the role, and Alison Lester is wooden as all Hell.

Overall, my vote goes to Megan Hollingshead.
Shiny Raticate
said at 4:52 PM on Wed Aug 14 2013
Megan, Erica, and Caren did a good job.
fightmusic94
said at 11:04 PM on Sat Apr 13 2013
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Megan ftw
Fulgore2005
said at 12:43 PM on Tue Mar 19 2013
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Megan Hollingshead made Mai for me.
RyanRules95
said at 5:18 AM on Wed Jan 9 2013
yeah the first Mai was best while I didnt mind Erica she made the character seem too depressed and sad all the time she lost her attitude
AJW98productions
said at 6:29 AM on Mon Sep 10 2012
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Megan was best, it kinda sounded like Erica was trying to imitate her, Caren Manuel is doing her impression of rouge the bat, and Alison just doesn't fit
Psyche's Rose
said at 11:23 PM on Sat Jun 2 2012
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Megan had the perfect mix of pride, dignity, loyalty, and spunk. Caren had waaaaaay too much punk in the mix and didn't show how much dignity Mai's character has. Alison didn't have any of those quilities in her Mai. For some reason Erica's voice didn't play on my computer so I can't judge her, but clearly Megan takes #1 this round.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 5:26 PM on Sat Dec 24 2011
Megan and Caren sound good in the role, Erica and Alison do not.
Adjeras
said at 4:46 PM on Sun Oct 20 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus I'll say. Nice to see Caren gaining some credibility.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 7:01 PM on Mon Oct 21 2013
@Adjeras Caren's great, though I prefer her as Vivian Wong. Megan Hollingshead is the best Mai.
Adjeras
said at 7:04 PM on Mon Oct 21 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Fair enough, but this is arguable one of Caren's better roles (even if she isn't the better actress)
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 7:10 PM on Mon Oct 21 2013
@Adjeras She did really great as Mai, and Viv, and Rouge the Bat.
Adjeras
said at 7:39 PM on Mon Oct 21 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Certainly is one of 4kids most underrated actors. Glad you feel she did well as Rouge.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 9:19 PM on Mon Oct 21 2013
@Adjeras Her Winx Club roles were great too.
Adjeras
said at 12:12 PM on Tue Oct 22 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus I'll say.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 4:58 PM on Sun May 1 2011
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Megan was hands down the best. She seemed to have the right voice and right attitude down for Mai. Erica was decent, but I got the impression that she was trying too hard to copy Megan, thus sounding too forced. Caren is probably my least favorite. She sounded too over-the-top like a chain-smoking hooker...not much personality...too much sultry attitude... Alison sounded both forced and flat while not sounding right for the part at all.
pete
said at 2:52 PM on Wed Apr 6 2011
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Too bad Megan left I remember hearing her replacement and not knowing that she was replaced wondering what happened to Mai's voice.
Gohan
said at 7:39 AM on Fri Mar 11 2011
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megan and erica sound alike to me lolbut megan wins
Truesonic
said at 3:41 PM on Tue Mar 8 2011
Sorry I meant to say now we know......Sorry about that XD Made a mistake that's what I get for typing too fast...
Truesonic
said at 3:40 PM on Tue Mar 8 2011
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Wow know we know Caren could have given Rouge a more younger voice but with that sexy tone too....I still think she did an impressive job with Rouge I liked her voice being a bit edgy though I'm gonna have the give this to Megan she sounded more like the character but Caren and Bella are a close second

Maybe people wouldn of changed their minds about her Rouge voice if they heard this but screw it She will always be the best Rouge voice in my eyes :D Hell Bella could even change her voice a bit different too HAHA XD

Here's my order

1st Megan
Tie 2nd- Caren and Bella
Decent 3rd - Alison Lester
Adjeras
said at 5:15 PM on Thu Oct 24 2013
@Truesonic I agree with your rankings.
shadowdrake (Guest)
said at 7:01 AM on Fri Nov 19 2010
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Megan was for sure the best. i was kind of disappointed in season 4 when i realized her voice changed.
kerry (Guest)
said at 6:56 AM on Tue Nov 9 2010
sora i have to agree
sora (Guest)
said at 3:19 AM on Tue Jul 6 2010
Megan Hollingshead is my pick. She best embodies the character. Erica Schroeder did well as her replacement, bringing her own flair to Mai. Caren Manuel was just alright for me. Alison Lester gave my least favourite performance.
jpg (Guest)
said at 1:59 AM on Wed Apr 7 2010
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Megan Hollingshead is the best
eddy (Guest)
said at 11:02 PM on Fri Feb 5 2010
Erica Schroeder goes by the name Bella Hudson.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 10:34 PM on Thu Dec 10 2009
Just added Alison Lester's version (Odex dub) enjoy!
jeff (Guest)
said at 6:30 PM on Mon Sep 21 2009
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Megan was just awesome as Mai. I Emailed her, and she actually returned it! She is a nice person.


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