Christine Marie Cabanos
Joe J Thomas
We had the pleasure of chatting with Erica Lindbeck at SakuraCon 2017 over the Easter weekend! We laughed, we cried, we told convention stories (so many stories). It was a great time!
You may know Erica from voice-over work she’s done as Magilou (Tales of Berseria), Kaori (Your Lie In April), Eli Ayase (Love Live!) and recently, Futaba Sakura (Persona 5), among many other roles! Oh yeah, and she’s Barbie in, well … everything Mattel~!!
Erica shared some awesome stories with me about breaking into voice acting, engaging with the convention community as both a fan and a voice actor, and some of her favorite video games! We hope you enjoy watching this interview as much as we enjoyed being a part of it!
After many, many, many, MANY years, Skip Beat is getting U.S. release and an English dub to boot! Let’s see the cast!
Caitlin Glass will be voicing Kyouko Mogami (known for Vivi Nefertari on One Piece)
Other voices from her include: Winry Rockbell on Full Metal
Alchemist, Haruhi Fujioka on Ouran High School Host Club,Maki on Love Live!, Diancie on Pokemon XY the Movie, Miria
Harvent on Baccano,
Evergreen on Fairy Tail, Hannah Anafeloz on Black Butler II, and Petra Ral on Attack on Titan.
Grant George will be voicing Sho Fuwa (known for Keiichi Maebara on Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni)
Other voices from him include: Suigetsu on Naruto Shippuden, Izuru Kira on Bleach, Uzu Sanageyama on Kill la Kill, Ken Murata on Kyou Kara Maou, Ryuutarou Mine on Nodame Cantabile, and Chikage Rokujou on Durarara x2.
Robbie Daymond will be voicing Ren Tsuruga (known for Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask on Sailor Moon)
Other voices from him include: Saitou on Your Lie in April and Ran Izumii on Durarara x2.
Erica Lindbeck will be voicing Kanae “Moko” Kotonami (known for Eli Ayase on Love Love!)
Other voices from her include: Kaori Miyazono on Your Lie in April, Manami Mamiya on Durarara x2, and Gyokuen Ren on Magi.
Richard Epcar will be voicing President Lory Takarada (known for Inspector Lunge on Monster)
Other voices from him include: Sloan on Durarara x2, Zangetsu on Bleach, Tadao Hiiragi on Lucky Star, and Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo.
Mela Lee will be voicing Maria Takarada (known for Shinku on Rozen Maiden)
Other voices from her include: Erika Karisawa on Durarara, Rena Ryuugu on Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni, Yuuki Cross on Vampire Knight, Rin Toosaka on Fate/stay night, and Darry on Gurren Lagann.
Vic Mignogna will be voicing Yukihito Yashiro (known for Tamaki Suoh on Ouran High School Host Club
Other voices from him include: Edward Elric on Full Metal Alchemist,
Keldeo on Pokemon the Movie ~ Keldeo, Rin Matsuoka on Free!,
Ikakku on Bleach, Fai on Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, Broly on Dragon
Ball Z, Spirit on Soul Eater, and Zero/Ichiru on Vampire Knight.
Cristina Valenzuela (Vee) will be voicing Erika Koenji (known for Homura Akemi on Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
Other roles from her include: Sailor Mars/Rei Hino on Sailor Moon
re-dub, Kanaria on Rozen Maiden: Traumend, Louise on the Familiar of
Zero, Kotori Minami on Love Live, Nanoha on Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Morgiana on Magi, and Ruri
Hijiribe on Durarara x2.
FIRE EMBLEM HEROES - NEW HEROES (RITE OF SHADOWS) TRAILER
Some Fire Emblem Echoes characters are making the jump to Fire Emblem Heroes! The following characters are coming to the game on May 15th.
[5 ★ Focus] [5 ★] Celica, the Caring Princess (from Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia). Voiced by Erica Lindbeck. Artist: Fujikawa Akira [5 ★ Focus] [5 ★] Boey, the Skilfull Survivor (from Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia). Voiced by Chris Hackney. Artist: Aoji [5 ★ Focus] [5 ★] Mae, the Bundle of Energy (from Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia). Voiced by Cherami Leigh. Artist: Caou [5 ★ Focus] [5 ★] Cenny, the Endearing Ally (from Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia). Voiced by Claudia Lenz. Artist: Amagaitaro
These characters will also come with a new story chapter called Rite of Shadows. All this content is in celebration of Fire Emblem Echoes launching on May 19th.
hello, i'm in love with oikawa and your tags on that hp au post have me Interested, because i love slytherin oikawa so much but i've never considered the ushioi dynamic in an hp au before?? ? so like. basically i really want 2 hear about your ideas for an hp au if you have any. sorry this is incredibly awkward pfffft!!
HELLO THERE, WONDERFUL PERSON.
Please do not apologize, this is not awkward at all, you have absolutely made my day and I am thrilled to have this opportunity to go on at length about an ushioi HP AU.
So clearly slytherin Oikawa is perfect and doesn’t even merit discussion, it’s so obvious and true. I’m also gonna go ahead and say that Oikawa is a half-blood, and that this takes place, oh idk, a decade or so after the events of HP–so even though Death Eaters are a thing of the past, prejudice against muggleborns is very much still A Thing, especially within Slytherin house. Oikawa is so charming and so good at being a Slytherin that he rarely gets any shit for being a half-blood, at least to his face. Oikawa is, naturally, very popular throughout the whole school, and he’s the Seeker for Slytherin and the Quidditch captain.
Now, Ushijima is such a weirdo that you could make a decent case for him being in Slytherin (he’s certainly ambitious), Hufflepuff (hella hard-working) or Gryffindor (brave, stubborn as fuck). I like him best as Gryffindor because of the potential comedy: he would 100% be absolutely hated by every other Gryffindor. Other Gryffindors would see him as unadventurous, never willing to do anything fun, boring, and generally Too Perfect. He’s Quidditch Captain (also plays Seeker) and a Prefect and completely unwilling to bend the rules for anyone in his house, he’s the Utter Worst. Also his family is super pureblood and super rich.
Oikawa and Ushijima, of course, have been rivals on and off the quidditch field since second year, and going into their seventh year they’d both be competing for Head Boy, so the rivalry would intensify. Since they were eleven year olds, Ushijima has insisted that Oikawa should have been in Gryffindor instead of Slytherin, which pisses Oikawa off because he assumes it’s just the usual Gryff prejudice against Slytherins. And that was probably it when they were 12, but now it’s because Ushijima has always noticed the way people in Oikawa’s own house talk shit about him behind his back because of Oikawa’s half-blood status, and he disapproves. Oikawa should be in a house where the petty malice of Hogwartz’ more immature students can’t touch him.
But considering Ushijima’s social skills, he’s unable to convey this every time he and Oikawa talk, and all their talks turn into confrontations. Oikawa resents that Ushijima has been born into privilege and that he’s so gifted at both magic and quidditch that upon graduation, he’ll be able to choose between a golden career at the Ministry of Magic or a golden career in professional quidditch. Oikawa has had to work hard and use every trick up his sleeve to get to where he is, whereas Ushijima has just been handed everything. The only thing that gives Oikawa any comfort at all is how much Ushijima seems to be despised by all the Gryffindors in his year, the people that should be his closest friends. (Oikawa refuses to see any similarities between Ushijima’s loneliness in Gryffindor and his own position within Slytherin, surrounded by friends he knows to be very, very false.) Ushijima only hangs out with the Quidditch team, and they probably only tolerate his presence because he’s led them to victory so often.
Things come to a head in the spring of their sixth year, when Gryffindor and Slytherin are slated to play each other for the Quidditch Cup. It’s come down to Gryffindor vs. Slytherin for the final match every year since Oikawa and Ushijima both made it onto their respective teams. On top of this, everyone knows that Head Boy next year will be either Ushijima or Oikawa, and the outcome of this match could probably have some influence over that decision.
A week or so before the match, Ushijima surprises everyone by hexing a Slytherin fifth-year who’d been calling Oikawa “no better than a mudblood.” This makes waves through the whole school: Ushijima has never done anything to warrant detention before, and this particular detention will keep him away from quidditch practice for two days before the big game, when every hour of practice is absolutely essential.
No one is more shocked to hear about it than Oikawa, and he’s also furious. What, so Ushijima’s so over-confident that he thinks he doesn’t need to even practice before facing Oikawa on the quidditch pitch? And how stupid is he, doesn’t he know that people call Oikawa mudblood and worse all the time? And why does he even care? What’s he playing at?
Uhhhhh the rest of this got extremely long so behind a cut it goes:
Persona 5 is already out and kicking in Japan, but us here in the States still gotta wait til February (all while dodging spoilers). To tide us over, Atlus has begun releasing the English dubbed versions of the character trailers, starting with the game’s protagonist. In addition, Atlus has officially revealed the game’s primary English cast:
Xander Mobus as the protagonist
Cassandra Morris as Morgana
Max Mittelman as Ryuji Sakamoto
Erika Harlacher as Ann Takamaki
Matt Mercer as Yusuke Kitagawa
Cherami Leigh as Makoto Niijima
Erica Lindbeck as Futaba Sakura
Xanthe Huynh as Haru Okumura
Robbie Daymond as Goro Akechi
It’s a little surprising; the only one of these VAs I know off the top of my head is Matt Mercer. Perhaps it’s a sign; the English VAs of Persona 4 all went on to be the biggest things since sliced bread. We might have our next generation of big name VAs brewing here.
Since I found out that Tobin’s voice actor also voices Sorey from Tales of Zestiria and Gray’s
Shigure from Tales of Berseria, I was wondering if there are other voice actors of the Zestiria/Berseria cast in Echoes and look what I found…
Erica Lindbeck: Celica (Echoes) and Magilou (Berseria)
Max Mittelman: Gray
and Shigure (Berseria)
Robbie Daymond: Tobin
and Sorey (Zestiria)
Alexis Tipton: Clair/Palla
and Alisha (Zestiria)
Amber Connor: Faye
and Laphicet (Berseria)
and Velvet (Berseria)
Caitlin Glass: Mathilda
and Rose (Zestiria)
Christine Marie Cabanos: Delthea
and Symonne (Zestiria)
Ian Sinclair: Berkut
and Zaveid (Zestiria/Berseria)
Ray Chase: Fernand
and Artorius (Berseria)
Taliesin Jaffe: Massena
Monica Rial: Milla
Darin De Paul: Duma
Is now the right time to feel pursued by your favorite video games?
God, I've finished playing P5 sometime ago, and as soon as Futaba joined the team I was like, wow, Futaba is autistic. It has made so excited and I started looking for fanfic where she's on the spectrum, but I couldn't find any. I'm so glad I found out that you are about to write one and that that is one of your headcannons.
No problem, yo!! And what’s more about Futaba, is that Erica Lindbeck has on record stated that she played Futaba as if she might have been on the spectrum. SO THAT’S DEFINITELY SOMETHING.
(you will pry autistic!Futaba out of my cold, dead hands)
Clarke signed up for ARTH 428: Early Greek Art because it was the only art history course that:
A) met the art history course requirement for her fine arts minor
B) didn’t conflict with any of the courses she absolutely needed this semester for her public health major
C) wasn’t at freaking 7:15 in the morning three days a week, because as if would she ever make it to that class.
So of course the professor began the first lecture by saying that the emphasis of the class was going to be “more on the history we can understand reflected in the art” than actual history of art and that their work should reflect the “historic rather than artistic elements involved in the meaning and production of art” and that “he’s a giant condom who shouldn’t be teaching art history because he doesn’t actually care about the ‘art’ part of the phrase ‘art history’.” Clarke opened a new tab in Google Chrome to get to the add/drop page of her school account. She estimated she could make it to at least 2/3 of the 7:15 classes a week, as long as the teacher wasn’t as infuriating as Wallace.