Maile Flanagan

Maile Flanagan

Date Of Birth: May 19
Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

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EPA Deane
said at 3:08 PM on Sat May 19 2018
Happy Birthday Maile Flanagan.

While I'm Not a Fan of the Naruto Franchise, I think she gives an Excellent Performance in the Title role (despite my dislike of the Character).

I would really like to hear her in more Franchises.
said at 8:12 AM on Sat May 19 2018
Happy Birthday Maile Flanagan!
said at 3:17 AM on Fri Mar 16 2018
Naruto Uzumaki Believe It!
said at 7:12 PM on Fri May 19 2017
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Happy Birthday Maile Flanagan the voice of the Knucklehead Ninja and Nine-Tails Jinchuuriki: Naruto Uzumaki!!
said at 6:02 PM on Fri May 19 2017
Once again, happy birthday, Maile.
said at 9:08 AM on Fri May 19 2017
Happy birthday Maile Flanagan ! She continues to shine in every way as Naruto Uzumaki in the first series and especially in Shippuden. Keep up the good work you Number One Hyperactive, Knucklehead Ninja who is now a Hokage :)
said at 4:57 AM on Fri May 19 2017
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She reminds me of an elementary/middle school teacher I had once. Happy Birthday, Maile Flanagan! Honestly she's real entertaining as well as recognizable as the titular Naruto. In spite of my issues with the show combined with how much I don't like the main protagonist even after the timeskip, Flanagan does a very good job tackling Uzumaki's aspects; whether he be loud-mouthed, hyperactive, rash, contemplative, calm, enraged, so forth. Dare say she's almost on equal footing with Junko Takeuchi's performances.

Also I like her portrayals as Rhett, Terry Perry, and Boruto. Datteba--- erm, believe it!
said at 9:15 PM on Fri Feb 17 2017
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Not sure what the issue some fans have with Maile as Naruto is, honestly: I actually find her take very accurate to how he's portrayed in Japanese by Junko Takeuchi (the laugh in particular is nearly identical), plus Naruto was a loud-mouthed knucklehead with a big heart who fights without thinking at first, who turned into a character with the same heart who is more calm when he battles and strategies more often, and I think Maile pulled off that transition just as well as Junko did.

I'm actually she got the role, because IMO it's nice to hear a fresh face assuming a newly made role without pre-established voices, with some acting credentials to boot- it's a unique voice that isn't rehashed everywhere in Anime dubbing, so for me, that's a good thing when it comes to making it distinct & memorable.
said at 9:16 PM on Fri Feb 17 2017
[actually glad she]
said at 4:20 AM on Thu May 19 2016
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Happy birthday, Maile.
said at 2:28 PM on Sun Feb 14 2016
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I dig her Naruro...but if she's going to voice adult Naruto as well, she shouldn't be the voice of Boruto also. Even in Japanese they have sleepers the actresses. I know I'm talking to no one who actually has control of this...but pleeeeease cast another person as Boruto.

This dub has had the problem of stretching actors far too thin. Aside from a few exceptions, many actors play multiple characters in this dub, to a ridiculous level. Laura Bailey played The priestess in the movie, Naruto's mother, Anko, the girl from the stone village, and now she's Sarada. Steve Blum, Orochimaru, that one Kage, Zabuza, the Mizukage assistant ninja guy. Troy Baker, Yamato, 8 tails, Pein (and now he he doesn't voice those guys anymore, so they're now all on Matt Mercer). Those have been some-what ok, because they don't interact. But this is Naruto's son. They're going to interact (not as much as Boruto would hope, buuuut...) it'll be back to back of the same voice, that sound the same. Please. Pleeeeease, for the movie and inevitable Boruto show, have Naruto and Boruto have separate actresses OR pull a Dragon Ball and cast a man for Adult Naruto. Just be smart about this
said at 3:15 PM on Fri Feb 19 2016
@Soldierkei Why should they change voice actors when she already established her voice to Borto. Plus does it really matter? I guess she is the first to do a father son voice in one anime.
said at 2:58 AM on Fri Aug 26 2016
This kind of casting sounds awfully like the Japanese version of Dragon Ball, if you ask me.
said at 9:18 PM on Fri Jan 29 2016
Also I will say that she did a very good job sounding accurate with Junko's voice
said at 1:59 PM on Sat Jan 16 2016
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I literally grew up watching Naruto as a kid with Maile voicing the character. She will always be Naruto Uzumaki to me! :D
said at 10:47 AM on Wed Jan 6 2016
AHHH shes doing Boruto?? :DDD
said at 2:00 PM on Wed Jan 6 2016
@hinachan while thats cool i kinda feel as if it wasnt necessary? I mean im not sure how much she can differentiate her voice to make it different then Boruto. :c
Tbh i kinda hoped Brittney Karbowski woulda got this role, she woulda made an AWESOME Boruto tbh. But nonetheless Im sure Maile will do a fab job! :3
said at 2:05 PM on Wed Jan 6 2016
@hinachan oops i meant different then Naruto**
said at 3:39 AM on Sun Dec 13 2015
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I never realized Maile had issue with her hate before. It's not surprising I suppose, but it is disappointing.

She'll only receive nothing but love from me however! Naruto's voice will always be Maile to me, and I think she does a fantastic job. I enjoy quite a few series subbed, but Naruto is one I will forever prefer the dub on.
said at 2:55 PM on Sat Sep 26 2015
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I love her Naruto voice, honestly.
said at 11:38 PM on Mon May 18 2015
Happy Birthday Terry Cherry Perry.
said at 8:54 PM on Wed Mar 4 2015
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Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:41 AM on Fri Jul 11 2014
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I've seen her in more and more live action stuff, good to see her doing stuff outside of Naruto
Heartfilia Mage 721
said at 7:08 PM on Tue May 20 2014
Happy late B-Day Maile. You are great as Naruto.
said at 2:34 PM on Tue May 20 2014
Happy Late Birthday, Maile Flanagan, the one and only Naruto Uzumaki, the Nine Tails Jinchuriki and hopefully one day, he'll become the greatest Hokage.
said at 4:22 AM on Mon May 19 2014
Happy birthday, Maile.

Believe it! Believe it!
said at 3:08 AM on Thu Aug 22 2013
She IS Naruto. believe it! Believe it!
said at 6:19 AM on Sun Feb 12 2012
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I couldnt believe the voice of Pigley Winks is also the voice of Naruto THIS IS THE REASON WHY I LOVE VOICE ACTORS!!!!
said at 9:47 PM on Fri Dec 30 2011
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Maybe I'll change my opinion about Maile just slightly. Sorta like this: there was a time I used to adore her performance as the titular character, because hey! I also used to watch Naruto a lot and enjoyed it for what it was. Both Maile and Junko do have some similarities (one being that they're both female voice actors and another being that they both play the character in a rather exaggerated and annoying way; that is quite fitting as well).

However as years have passed, I started to dislike her performance as Naruto. Why? Maybe because Flanagan's voice, along with the character, himself, started becoming stale around Shippuden; the time when I stopped caring about the series altogether.

I also had no real idea at the time that Maile has voiced other characters aside from Uzumaki Naruto. Perhaps I took too many arrows to the knee or my mindset was a little too biased and/or overly megalomaniacal.

Jackson_H pretty much said it better himself, folks.

But for whom I wanted to be casted as Naruto might've been either Barbara Goodson or Wendee Lee. If you think my suggestions were pathetic to say the least, then that's fine with me. Your preference ;)
said at 10:15 AM on Sun May 19 2013
Actually, they're not bad suggestions. :) Though, if FUNimation were to get the license, I'd like to see Sean Schemmel or Vic Mignogna take a crack at Naruto.
said at 2:36 PM on Sat Jun 8 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Sean Schemmal? Vic Mignogna? As... NARUTO? O.o Wouldn't they sound a little old? I can't imagine them as the character at all. Sean Schemmel never voices teenage characters (with the exception of Ryou/Elliot in Mew Mew Power, but that character is nothing like Naruto), and while Vic does sometimes, his voice would sound too mature.

I think Maile is perfect as Naruto, but if I had to pick someone else, it would be Mona Marshall.
said at 11:44 PM on Sun Jun 9 2013

"Perhaps I took too many arrows to the knee"

said at 12:48 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
I meant that I'd like to see them voice an older Naruto in Shippuden. Regardless of how close they can sound like a teenager, they'd be a perfect fit for his personality (rather than appearance). For the younger Naruto, I also suppose Mona Marshall would be another choice, though I'm not too familiar with her work to be a good judge of that.

Getting more on-topic, I thought Maile was great as Naruto in the original series, but once Shippuden came around, it just felt out-of-place to hear the same voice coming out of a boy who's already well beyond puberty. And him having a female VA in Japanese doesn't really mean anything, since they cast females in male roles much more frequently, regardless of their age.
said at 6:13 PM on Thu Jun 11 2015
@pokemastanumba1 Same goes the Japanese Voice Actress.
said at 3:02 AM on Fri Aug 26 2016

I agree that Vic would fit Naruto better in Shippuden.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 3:34 AM on Fri Sep 16 2011
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I really like her voice for Naruto.

She gets way too much hate from some "fans".

I can understand that they've gotten accustomed to hearing the voice in Japanese (after all the show was available through fansubs for years before it was finally licensed and dubbed into English for North America) but their preference doesn't change the fact that her work is good.

She uses a believable voice and does the character justice IMO.

Some might say "it sounds annoying".

Hello? The character's personality is supposed to be annoying at times (in Japanese and any language).

That's why it's kind of a big deal when this knucklehead actually matures throughout the story.

She actually has voiced some other characters in different shows & movies, but we haven't gotten around to adding them yet. :)
said at 11:47 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
@Jackson_H I feel sorry for her too. The "fans" clearly don't know that this lady has won an Emmy! IMO, if any actor has won an Emmy, it's safe to say that they're a good actor. No, she didn't win it for Naruto (she won it for Jakers), but it still counts!

The Japanese voice plays the character very similarly. Some people comment on Naruto being played by/sounding like a girl. Umm.... it's even more obvious in the Japanese version!

But I think most people like her performance, since her voice obviously didn't stop the show from getting huge ratings on Cartoon Network and YTV. I think it's just a division of the Naruto fan base online that gangs up on her. Maile should never even read the official Viz Naruto message board! For some reason, Johnny Yong Bosch is spared from the hate for his role in Bleach... It's kinda the same with the "Daizex" fans for Dragon Ball ganging up on Sean Schemmel, even though according to a poll on the Dragon Ball Wiki that garners thousands of votes, 80% of fans like the FUNi version the best!
said at 2:54 PM on Tue Aug 16 2011
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My God. Most of Maile's voice roles are really nothing but Naruto, and who knows how much I started to intentionally dislike the series as a whole. Honestly, when I did like Naruto as a kid and I heard his voice in English, I literally thought that was actually a young boy. But years later, I did research and found that that Naruto was voiced by a woman in her 40s... Meh. This is starting to get pretty generic for me, as woman can do boy voices so much better than some ordinary little kid... For starters, look at Mona Marshall's take on Shu from Blue Dragon and then Yuri Lowenthal. Who takes the trophy? I'd say Mona, because Yuri just LOVES to overreact when he does a kid (with the only exception being Simon from Gurren Lagann, in my opinion... Because in the Japanese version, even in his younger age, Simon was voiced by a dude known as Tetsuya Kakihara) Overall, I never actually cared for the manga or anime adaptations, but I'll say just this: Naruto is one of the fewer anime I will prefer in its original language, and not because of how cool it sounds, NO. It is that I prefer it because Junko Takeuchi, the seiyuu for the main character, can put more emphasis on emotion and actually put Naruto in a believable area... Even if I hate the series for its genericness.
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Who's your favorite Maile Flanagan role? *
Naruto Uzumaki
93.4% (71 votes)
3.9% (3 votes)
Piggley Winks
2.6% (2 votes)
76 Total Votes