catherine's farewell

Lucina: VA Laura Bailey

School has been quite the fickle mistress this past month, and I’ve felt bad for leaving you guys in the dark for a while. So to make up for it, I decided to dust off the photos I’ve had saved for a while and bring another addition of looking into roles voice actors of Fire Emblem characters have done.

And what better way to do so than to look at the woman who gave the voice of the iconic and lovely Lucina, laura Bailey.

Laura Bailey has made quite the resume for herself, lending her voice to some of gamings and animes most well known characters.

For starters she’s lent her voice to two characters in the most famous anime to exist, Dragonball Z.

Trunks and Gotenks.

It’s enough to voice just one Dragonball character, but two? Now that is some major bragging rights.

And her run in anime doesn’t stop there. She also voiced

a young Suzaku in Code Geass and

Mako from Soul Eater.

And as if that’s not enough, she also voiced

Lust from Fullmetal Alchemist.

Young boys, young girls and full grown woman- that’s quite the vocal range for one person. 

And she’s also garnered herself quite the lineup of video game roles.

There’s

Catwoman from Batman the Telltale Series, who is the last person I expected to voice.

And another role I didn’t know she did was

Chiyo from Fragile Dreams Farewell Ruins to the Moon. You know, the little ghost girl who kept asking you to get her sh*t? 

And in Blazblue she voiced

Platinum the Trinity.

She also voiced

Serah from Final Fantasy 13, but I’m not sure how much rejuvination that earns given the games reputation.

Now these last four are especially special, as these characters are well beloved not only in their series, but in gaming in general.

Those four being

Blaze the cat from the Sonic series

Rise Kujikawa from Persona 4 (and I’m not aware if she also voices her in the anime, I haven’t gotten around to watching it)

Chun Li from Street Fighter

and Catherine from, well, Catherine.

Can I just say how much i was shocked to find this out? The same person who voices a caring yet fragile princess from the future also voices a succubus whose working with a demonic force to seduce men into cheating so they can torment them with nightmares until they die? I know it’s been a while since I played Catherine, but I never noticed this at any point. I swear, these things just know how to surprise me.


I can’t blame Laura Bailey for being so well known, especially given the line up I’ve listed, along the many others I couldn’t get around to.

And hopefully she can continue to keep her mark in the world of voice acting.

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“C'est drôle, l'absence… Il me semble que Guy est parti depuis des années. Quand je regarde cette photo j'oublie jusqu'à son visage, et quand je pense à lui c'est cette photo que je vois.”

“Absence is a funny thing. I feel like Guy left years ago. I look at this photo, and I forget what he really looks like.”

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, 1964)

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