One Piece has carried out it as soon as once more. The anime’s English dub is without doubt one of the finest there may be, and that’s fairly the feat given what number of characters the anime carries. With the arrival of the Wano saga, followers knew extra stars would be a part of the dub, and one other VA is about to make their debut. So if anybody was nervous about Kaku’s dub, you possibly can relaxation straightforward. Kayleigh McKee will oversee the position, and the rising actress is as excited to play Kiku as followers are to observe her take.
Over on Twitter, McKee shared the casting update with One Piece followers. This marks the primary time there followers discovered concerning the Wano dub’s cast addition, and McKee’s casting was met with earned applause.
Appears like its time~
You may hear me because the voice of Kiku within the English Dub of #ONEPIECE!
This has been probably the most distinctive and uplifting expertise, with plenty of love, care, exploration, and knowledgeable course from @MikeMcFarlandVA, @Bowling4anime, & @EmilyJFajardo. Ever Grateful!? pic.twitter.com/V7jJwsOZZX
— Kayleigh McKee//BLM. ??? Security. (@GhaspeyVO) December 23, 2022
“Appears prefer it’s time. You may hear me because the voice of Kiku within the English Dub of One Piece,” McKee shared on Twitter. “That is my 1st time voicing a trans woman- and to painting one so sturdy, assured in herself, and liked by the individuals round her is an immense present. The administrators have been so form, and actually believed in what I might deliver to her whereas understanding the challenges it entails.”
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McKee’s casting as Kiku couldn’t be extra good, and the addition of getting a transgender performer overseeing the character is classy. Illustration issues extra so than ever earlier than, and anime casts are slowly but absolutely starting to mirror that fact. As for McKee, their expertise is apparent, and the anime business has embraced their voice in a number of main initiatives. So if you do not know McKee by identify, you most undoubtedly know their voice.
Most not too long ago, the actress made a splash by voicing Yuta within the English dub of Jujutsu Kaisen 0. McKee has additionally earned reward for his or her work on Beastars and Lycoris Recoil as of late. And if that weren’t sufficient, they’ve starred in different main IPs like Moriarty the Patriot, JoJo’s Weird Journey, Sword Artwork On-line, and The New Prince of Tennis.
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