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Possibly one of the best voice actresses in the Houston area, Monica Rial has been featured in many anime dubs. Her most notable roles are Sakura in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' and Lyra in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''. But she is really remembered for doing the "What is anime?" Creator/ADVFilms commercial. She has also [[http://www.cogsdev.org/cwcki/File:CWCMonica.jpg actually been near]] [[Webcomic/{{Sonichu}} Chris-chan.]] Poor girl. Also notable for her very distinctive voice, which is actually her real voice. Yes, it really ''is'' that high.

She normally plays quiet girls, but has recently started adding {{Yandere}} or all-around creepy girls to her resume. Occasionally she breaks out a husky, deep voice for ActionGirl types (Jo from ''Anime/BurstAngel'' being the most famous example).

She is also one of the writers for Creator/FUNimation and the now defunct Creator/ADVFilms. She does ADR directing as well.

[[RelationshipVoiceActor She is often cast alongside]] Creator/LuciChristian (Notably in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' and ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''), and Creator/BrittneyKarbowski (Notably in ''[[LightNovel/AsobiNiIkuYo Cat Planet Cuties]]'' and ''Manga/SoulEater'').

Her possible L.A. counterpart is Creator/StephanieSheh, whose normal speaking voicing is similar to Monica's.

Has a Website/{{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/Rialisms account]].

Monica has a younger sister, Natalie, who made her debut as a voice actress in 2013 in the anime ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''.

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!!Notable roles by Monica Rial:
* Ai in ''[[Anime/ShinChan Crayon Shin-chan]]''
* Ame-chan, the mascot of Amecon, one the UK's biggest conventions. At which she is a regular guest.
* Amy Yeager (Ayumi Yoshida) in ''[[Manga/DetectiveConan Case Closed]]''
* Angelica in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''
* Aoi Futaba in ''[[LightNovel/AsobiNiIkuYo Cat Planet Cuties]]''
* Head Teacher Ariel in ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie''
* Asa Shigure in ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}''
* Attia Simmons in ''Manga/{{Freezing}}''
* Aya in ''[[Manga/KodomoNoOmocha Kodocha]]''
* Ayumi Youme in ''Anime/BestStudentCouncil''
* Belarus and Fem!Britain in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''
* Bulma in ''Manga/DragonBall Kai'' and the Funimation dub of ''Manga/DragonBall: Curse of the Blood Rubies''
* Chane Laforet in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''
* Chihiro Shindou in ''VisualNovel/EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo''
* Daedalus in ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty''
* Doll in ''[[Anime/IsekaiNoSeikishiMonogatari Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar]]''
* Enri Granitz in ''Anime/{{Fractale}}''
* Erica Blandelli in ''LightNovel/{{Campione}}''
* Eve Tokimatsuri in ''Anime/{{Megazone 23}}''
* Falis in ''Manga/MurderPrincess''
* Felli Loss in ''LightNovel/ChromeShelledRegios''
* Fiore in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade''
* Gruier Serenity and Luca Kaoru in ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates''
* The "Guilt Gun" (also known as the ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' gun) and the voice of the Tediore company in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''
* Haruka in ''Anime/RahXephon''
* Hazuki in ''[[Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase Moon Phase]]''
* Hello Kitty/Kitty White in ''Franchise/HelloKitty's Animation Theatre''
* Himari Takakura and the Crystal Princess in ''[[Anime/MawaruPenguindrum Penguin Drum]]''
* Himemiko in ''Manga/KamisamaKiss''
* Houki Shinonono in ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos''
* [[StarMakingRole Hyatt]] in ''Anime/ExcelSaga''
* Index in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' and ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun''
* Iris Eris in ''LightNovel/TheLegendOfTheLegendaryHeroes''
* Izumi Himoru in ''Anime/PrincessNine''
* Jo in ''BurstAngel'' (Went to audition for [[TokenMiniMoe Amy]], but the director declared that role open to [[PlayingAgainstType everyone but her]].)
* Kamado Ueshita (The Eighth) in ''Manga/FutureDiary''
* Kanami Ishizaki in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''
* Karina in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''
* Karuta Roromiya in ''Anime/InuXBokuSS''
* Kirika Yumura in ''Anime/{{Noir}}''
* Konoka Konoe, Kazumi Asakura, and Satsuki Yotsuba in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
* Kuina, Tashigi, and Karue in ''Manga/OnePiece''
* Kurau in ''Anime/KurauPhantomMemory''
* Kuzuha Doumoto in ''LightNovel/HagureYuushaNoEstetica''
* Kyouko Toikawa in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''
* Lara González and Kozue Mihara in ''Manga/SchoolRumble''
* Lirio in ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja''
* Lumiere in ''Anime/KiddyGrade''
* Lyra and young Dante in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''
** May Chang in ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]''
* Mail and Tail in ''Anime/HeroicAge''
* Maki in ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid''
* Maria in ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}''
* [[CrossdressingVoices Mariya Shidou]] in ''Manga/MariaHolic'' (And her voice was pretty low pitched for the boy voice, instead of using her usual high pitched voice).
* Mayaya in ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish''
* Megumi Kobayashi in ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK''
** Also the hundreds of extras, not even kidding, she plays in ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK''
* Mei Misaki in ''Literature/{{Another}}''
* Mey-Rin in ''Manga/BlackButler''
* Michiko Malandro in ''Anime/MichikoAndHatchin'' (She played the role with a low pitched voice instead of her usual nasally high pitched voice)
* Miharu in ''Anime/{{Gasaraki}}''
* Mii Fujibakama in ''LightNovel/DateALive''
* Mina Tepes in ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund''
* Minamo "Nyamo" Kurosawa in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''
* Mirajane Strauss in ''Manga/FairyTail''
* Miria in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}''
* Misuzu Kamio in ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}''
* [[TheKanrinin Miya Asama]] in ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}''
* Momoka Nishizawa in ''Manga/KeroroGunsou''
* Momoko Koigakubo in ''Anime/GhostStories''
* Ms. 'Splosion Man in ''VideoGame/MsSplosionMan''
* Noa in ''Anime/EurekaSevenAO''
* Octavia in ''VisualNovel/TearsToTiara''
* Okoi in ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}''
* Otoha in ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion''
** Shush in ''Anime/AquarionEvol''
* Pheles in ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''
* Q in ''[[Anime/CControl [C] - The Money of Soul and Possibility Control]]''
* Renge Houshakuji in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''
* Ringo in ''Anime/CasshernSins''
* Ringo Akai in ''[[LightNovel/{{Ookamisan}} Okami-san and Her Seven Companions]]''
* Rio Takeuchi in ''Manga/{{Spiral}}''
* Saki in ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi''
* Saki Amase in ''Manga/CorpsePrincess''
* Sakura in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''
* Sara in ''Anime/LastExileFamTheSilverWing''
* Sayaka "#6" Suzuki in ''Anime/PaniPoniDash''
* Shiro in ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland''
* Shizuka in ''Anime/JinkiExtend'' (PlayingAgainstType, epicly)
* Shizuka Marikawa in ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead''
* Simca the Swallow in ''Manga/AirGear''
* Stocking Anarchy in ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''
* Susan in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD''
* Tamayo Kizaki in ''[[Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer Angelic Layer]]''
* Tetsuko in ''Anime/SuperMilkChan'' (Also appears as herself in live-action segments of the GagDub)
* Tomoko Kuroki in ''Manga/NoMatterHowILookAtItItsYouGuysFaultImNotPopular''
* Tsubaki Nakatsukasa in ''Manga/SoulEater''
* Tsugumi in ''Anime/GuiltyCrown''
* Vanessa Walsh in ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood''
* Yukari Sendou in ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''
* Yutori Takamagahara in ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo''
* Yuuka Ichijou in ''Anime/AKB0048''
* Yuzuha in ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}''
* Zerul in ''Anime/OriginSpiritsOfThePast''

!!Tropes Relating to Monica Rial:
* {{Jerkass}}: She has played several jerks, such as [[Anime/PrincessNine Izumi Himoru]], and [[Manga/MariaHolic Mariya Shidou]].
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Even though she has played a few jerks like [[Anime/PrincessNine Izumi Himoru]], [[Manga/MariaHolic Mariya Shidou]], and [[Manga/NoMatterHowILookAtItItsYouGuysFaultImNotPopular Tomoko Kuroki]], she has been known to be pleasant with her fans.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: At the start of her career, most of the characters she voiced are either {{Cute Clumsy Girl}}s, {{Shrinking Violet}}s, or TokenMiniMoe due to her naturally high-pitched voice. She later branches out of these roles and more into {{Action Girl}}s and {{Yandere}}s, and some of the later have roles involving her using a deeper voice. Regardless, she's still typecast in these characters from time to time.
* PlayingAgainstType: She normally has a high pitched, nasally voice, so this trope comes into effect when she's voicing someone with a lower pitched voice. Notable examples include [[VillainousCrossdresser Mariya Shidou]] from ''Manga/MariaHolic'' (when he's speaking in his boy voice), Jo from ''Anime/BurstAngel'', and Michiko Malandro from ''Anime/MichikoAndHatchin''.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: She has been cast alongside either Creator/LuciChristian or Creator/BrittneyKarbowski ocassionally. She also co-starred with Creator/JessicaCalvello in [[Anime/ExcelSaga three]] [[Anime/GirlsUndPanzer different]] [[Manga/MariaHolic animes]].
* TokenMiniMoe: She is one of the few voice actresses to specialize in voicing lolis in both Creator/FUNimation ''and'' Creator/SentaiFilmworks dubs. In fact, she originally auditioned to voice [[Anime/BurstAngel Amy]], but was later recast as Jo.
* WomanOfAThousandVoices: While she's known to use a naturally high-pitched voice normally for lolis, she's capable of pulling off a deeper voice when necessary.

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