Brina M. Palencia (born February 13, 1984) is an American voice actress and ADR Director who works primarily on the properties of FUNimation
. Brina attended the University of North Texas. Her most well known voice roles are that of Eve in Black Cat
, Miharu Rokujo in Nabari No Ou
, Kaoru Midou in Moon Phase
, Yue Ayase in Negima!
, Ai Enma in Hell Girl
(first season only) and Holo in Spice and Wolf
. She has recently been cast as Tony Tony Chopper of the new One Piece
, as well as the new voice for Rei Ayanami in Rebuild of Evangelion
. To video game fans, she's the voice of Mad Moxxi in the Borderlands
games. She also does occasional live-action roles.
Palencia's voice range comes from her extensive voice training and her ability to place her voice differently. She has also been cast in a variety of roles, and performs a lot of songs for FUNimation. Apart from normal female voices, she is skilled in playing younger females and younger males as well. She is a shoe-in for any character who is skilled in acting in-universe, can sing magnificently, or/and when their singing ability becomes a story point... which is becoming more common these days
when seiyus in Japan are actually required
to know how to sing. She recently began her ADR directing debut in School Rumble
. Her brother Gino Palencia also works for FUNimation as an ADR Engineer.
Her California counterparts are Julie Ann Taylor
and Amanda Celine Miller
, and her Canadian counterparts are Tabitha St. Germain
, Maryke Hendrikse
and Chantal Strand
(and was The Other Darrin for one of her roles
Has a Twitter account
Notable roles from Brina Palencia: