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


Created by Pokejedservo on Thu Jan 21 2010, 12 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Satoshi for additional sound clips.
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Yu Yu Hakusho: Poltergeist Report (1998)
KoenmaEric Stuart
Eric Stuart
Yu Yu Hakusho: The Golden Seal (1998)
KoenmaBrianne Siddall
Brianne Siddall
Yu Yu Hakusho (2002)
KoenmaSean Teague
Sean Teague
Yu Yu Hakusho (2002)
KoenmaCandice Moore
Candice Moore

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HienFan
said at 5:56 AM on Mon Jan 20 2014
For what's it worth I think they should have different VA for the baby and adult Koenma

It's weird having the female VAs for the adult one(Never seen the one with Brianne Siddall to see if he used that form there)

And inverse for the baby form

If we're going with overall I prefer Brianne and Candice with Eric dead last
SpiritKitten
said at 8:43 AM on Fri Jan 17 2014
I can understand people mispronouncing names and Japanese terms wrong back in the 90s, but anytime after 2000, I think anime should have gotten a little better at that, and learned from it,

Koenma is just so adorable when Sean voices him, when he 's voiced by a female in english, he sounds too childish, and actually deserves the spankings he gets.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 3:25 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
Sean Teague is my pick, as in the FUNi dub, he demonstrated a remarkable ability to capture the boss and kind like aspects of Koenma, while making him sound a bit bratty and self-centered at times. Brianne Sidall makes Koenma sound most like a kid, though, but her performance just falls flat in my eyes when compared to Teague's work.

I love Eric Stuart, but he was miscast here. He was...alright. His voice would be great for Teen Koenma, though, IMO.

Candice Moore is too forced for my taste, but is okay as well.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 3:23 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
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Sean Teague captures the "boss" aspect of Koenma, while Brianne Sidall captures the "boy" aspect of him. Eric Stuart is miscast and Candice Moore's delivery is incredibly flat.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:56 AM on Tue Mar 26 2013
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I suppose a female voice would be more fitting, but Sean really added something to the character's charm and humor. I'm definitely sticking with him, I also thought he was excellent in his older Koenma form.
JSD
said at 3:46 AM on Sun Jul 15 2012
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Sean Micheal Teague = Excellent.
Eric Stuart = Wooden but good.
Brianne Siddall = Forced and fake.
Candice Moore = Just awful. Just horrible.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 8:18 PM on Wed Jan 12 2011
Since the character was originally voiced by the female Mayumi Tanaka, the only real decision here from my viewpoint is between Siddall and Moore, and from there Siddall easily gets my vote. Moore comes off as kinda flat, plus she mispronounced Botan's name (minor nitpick, I know, but it still bugged me). Siddall just seems more emotional and thus more believable.
satoshi
said at 6:49 PM on Fri Dec 10 2010
Candice Moore from the animax dub added
am6000 (Guest)
said at 10:41 PM on Sat Aug 28 2010
all i can say is sean got the perfect part
ian (Guest)
said at 12:28 AM on Fri Apr 23 2010
Sean Teague NAILED Koenma's voice, and really created tremendous layers to the characters persona. I honestly can't say hearing Brianne & Eric's voice that I would have felt the same way. Though Brianne really sounded the most like a real 4-year old than Sean & Eric. However, the voice modulation that Sean produced was incredible. Loved it.
Pokejedservo (Moderator)
said at 7:49 PM on Thu Jan 21 2010
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Yeah it is kind of interesting to actually hear Koenma having the voice of a child so Brianne is interesting.

Eric Stuart is a good VA but an odd choice that was a bit miscast. Granted to be fair Koenma had a more serious-mannered role in that movie but it still seems a bit odd. (Though also to be fair if that voice was used on Teen Koenma that would've been a different story.)

Sean Teague is a nice medium between the two, but still I liked both Brianne and Sean for different reasons. (With Eric at a fairly miscast second.)
PurpleWarrior13
said at 5:37 PM on Thu Jan 21 2010
Brianne Siddall sounded the most like a child, while Sean Teague sounded the most like the character. I guess I'm going with him.


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