EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the Ninja Gaiden VC section we have a VC for this little old man from the more modern Ninja Gaiden series... MURAMASA! We shall begin with the original Ninja Gaiden game for the X Box in which Tecmo surprisingly got veteran VA Michael Bell to voice Muramasa in this game. Michael's voice for the role had a suitably elderly tone that sounded creaky and it seemed kind of frail (which did make sense at the time even though it seems kind of deceptive considering what happened in the sequel). Oh yes and I must admit that Michael's Muramasa voice does sound kind of like his Boris Kropotkin voice from the Rugrats only without the European accent, not a complaint but just a little observation. Anyways Michael's performance as Muramasa does have a suitable "Wise Calm Old Master" feel to it and is simply a good example from that game's voice work.
In Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Paul Eiding gets to take over the role here. First of all I was impressed over how Paul's Muramasa voice was similar to Michael's voice for the role heck they seemed to be really similar at first but then its not too hard to see the difference but still I was impressed with how similar the voices sounded. However there is one difference to note here for the performances as Paul's voice and performance for the role had a little more energy and less frailty (which makes perfect sense considering on what he was doing before the lines for this clip came in lets just say). Anyways Paul's performance for the role of Muramasa also had a suitably "Wise Old Master" feel to it as well and lets just say he was a suitable alternative to Michael Bell, not too mention on how Paul Eiding does get points for doing a voice that I couldn't even tell that it was him at first. Overall I am not entirely sure who to pick as both of these veteran VA's have done well with this role in their own way.