Jason Adkins

Jason Adkins

Date Of Birth: Feb 8, 1979
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, USA

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said at 6:32 AM on Thu Feb 8 2018
Happy Birthday Jason Adkins! His portrayals of Ike weren't the most consistent as far as the acting was concerned, but his voice certainly fit the "Radiant Hero" quite well IMO.
said at 8:34 PM on Wed May 31 2017
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I didn't even realize he'd been replaced until today. Thus ends the streak of Nintendo's longest serving non-Mario/Pokemon English voice actor.
said at 8:52 PM on Wed May 31 2017
Hopefully it's just temporary.
said at 5:46 PM on Fri Jul 21 2017
@GreenGoblin75 I honestly don't think so. We'll know for sure when Ike gets his special costume
said at 6:10 AM on Sun May 21 2017
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You'll get no sympathy from me.
said at 2:50 PM on Wed Feb 8 2017
 5 Shout Outs!
Praying to God that he will return in Fire Emblem Heroes.
said at 6:44 AM on Tue Apr 25 2017
@MHUltimate2013DW Welp.
said at 10:27 AM on Tue Apr 25 2017
@MHUltimate2013DW Well......
said at 10:25 PM on Sat May 20 2017
@MHUltimate2013DW Well…
said at 9:24 AM on Tue Oct 4 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
"I fight for my friends"
said at 7:24 AM on Sat Apr 30 2016
Is Jason Adkins really a Seattle based VA? I thought the Fire Emblem Games in English were recorded in LA.
said at 7:55 AM on Sat Apr 30 2016
@CuriousUserX90 They used a studio in Seattle called Bad Animals (Which Nintendo frequently used before games like Kid Icarus Uprising) and had him record his lines from there (along with Laura Faye Smith I think) while the rest of the cast are LA-based VAs.
said at 3:02 AM on Mon May 2 2016
@HylianBelmont There are still a Number of Games recorded in Seattle, like the Mario Franchise, which doesn't use Full on Voice Acting, in addition to the Star Fox games, the latter might use a Studiopolis Cast where the Sonic Games are currently recorded one of these days.
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said at 6:53 AM on Mon May 2 2016
@CuriousUserX90 What are you even talking about
said at 8:10 AM on Thu May 5 2016
@NCZ What am I even talking about? I thought the Fire Emblem Games were recorded in English in LA, but someone's telling me Jason Adkins lives in Seattle. HylianBelmont above states all Nintendo Games were recorded in English in Seattle up until games like Kid Icarus Uprising, though some games like Star Fox still are recorded in Seattle, and it's nice that they've always intended to use Seattle Based VAs for Mario to this day, probably with the Latter Franchise not using Full on Extensive Voice Acting.
said at 10:03 AM on Sat Feb 13 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
It's awesome that he has kept voicing Ike all this time, and he just gets better and better each time he plays him imo.
said at 9:08 PM on Mon Feb 29 2016

There should be a voice compare for each time he's played Ike. Altho, i fear he and Jennifer Douillard will turn out literally voicing only one character, even if they appear in multiple games.
said at 9:12 AM on Fri Mar 4 2016
@martyyahar I hope he'll do more characters then just Ike honestly. I mean Star Fox Zero's voice acting is being done by Bad Animals (I think) so maybe he'll have one or two roles in that game.
said at 9:19 AM on Fri Mar 4 2016
@HylianBelmont *than
said at 9:34 PM on Thu Apr 28 2016
@HylianBelmont Update: Turns out he's not in that game. You'd think at this point he'd get another voice role, but no.
said at 2:43 AM on Fri Apr 29 2016
@martyyahar He seems to be more of a on-stage actor than a voice actor so it makes sense that he wouldn't really be getting that much voicework aside from just reprising Ike every now and then. It's kind of a shame but that's just how it is I suppose.

Regardless I'm glad Nintendo decided to keep consistency with Ike's voice despite the flak Jason got from his performances in Path of Radiance, and to a lesser extent, Radiant Dawn. Because it makes Ike sound more distinct if you get what I mean.
said at 8:59 PM on Fri Apr 29 2016
@HylianBelmont I agree with all of that, except Radiant Dawn had worse voice acting while Path Of Radiance's was okay. To be honest, I admire the consistency, but I find his voice to be too old for the character.

Not that I liked any Fire Emblem game after Sacred Stones and before Awakening, but still.
said at 5:29 AM on Sat Apr 30 2016
@martyyahar The only voices in PoR I liked were the Black Knight and Greil. Everyone else I wasn't really fond of. While RD wasn't PERFECT with it's VO, at least you had some voices that were fairly fitting, like Shinon, Ranulf, Micaiah, Skrmir and the very enthusiastic Narrator!

As for Ike's voice. I agree that in PoR he sounded too old for the character, but in RD his voice actually fit the Ike's design in that game better in my opinion, and honestly, ever since SSBB I think he's been a pretty good fit for the character overall. (with the exception of the "I fight for my friends" line, which was more an issue with how the line was written then it was the voice itself.)
said at 7:03 AM on Sun May 1 2016
@HylianBelmont Well, the reason the "I fight for my friends." line became memetic was for the robotic delivery. That said, it *was* for dummying the voice audio in the game and he sounded substantially better in the non-dummy version.

I understand the rest, tho. I mean, he has been getting substantially better since Nintendo likely used its world-famous Nintendo money to by a competent director for their high-profile games.

RD somehow made LANI MINELLA sound untalented. There were some great voices, but I get the feeling it was by chance.
said at 7:22 AM on Sun May 1 2016
@martyyahar it's a shame too. Because Lani has a voice that would fit quite a few Fire Emblem characters, but unfortunately she was completely miscast as Rolf, Mia and Mist (Mist in particular was absolutely horrendous.)

That being said. I could see her being a much better Micaiah if she ever got the chance to reprise the role with better voice direction (like if they made a remake of RD on the 3DS for instance.)
said at 11:25 AM on Sun May 1 2016
@HylianBelmont Sadly, there's never been any redub that adds a new director and keeps the good parts of the old cast.
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said at 10:52 PM on Wed Dec 30 2015
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Doing Star Wars Month made me realize that his voice for Ike sounds a lot like Hayden Christensen. o.o
said at 9:55 PM on Fri Nov 20 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Congratulations on 10 years of voicing Ike.
said at 4:32 PM on Tue Sep 23 2014
I knew that Jason Adkins will be back.
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