You need a girl that does both Anime
and Western Animation
? Try Hynden Walch
. But if you need one that isn't sugary sweet
(but can still do sugary sweet anyway if the role calls for it), then Kari Wahlgren is your girl.
She is a prolific voice actress with many roles (probably because she works in many mediums). She is best known in Western Animation
as Saturn Girl in Legion Of Superheroes
, Charmcaster in Ben 10
, Emma Frost
in Wolverine and the X-Men
, Jane Foster and Amora the Enchantress in Avengers Earthsmightiest Heroes
, and Nova in Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!
. In anime, she is best known as Haruko Haruhara in FLCL
, Rip van Winkle in Hellsing
, Saya Otonashi and Diva in Blood+
, Relena from Digimon Data Squad
, Anemone in Eureka Seven
, Robin in Witch Hunter Robin
(one of her favorite roles), and Kagami in Lucky Star
. In Video Games
, she is best known as Ashe in Final Fantasy XII
and Lady in Devil May Cry 3
Hailing from Kansas originally, she often jokes about how if she had a dollar for every time someone told her "you're not in Kansas anymore
" that she'd never have to work again!
Has a Twitter account
And in case you were wondering, her first name rhymes with "Ferrari".
Her Texan counterparts are Luci Christian
and Brittney Karbowski
. Lauren Landa
is shaping up to be her Spiritual Successor
Notable roles by Kari Wahlgren by medium:
- Ai Yori Aoshi - Chika Minazuki
- Blood+ - Saya Otonashi, Diva, Liza
- Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2 - Sakura Kinomoto
- Chobits - Kotoko
- Code Geass R2 - Guinevere su Britannia, Ichijiku Hinata, Marianne vi Britannia
- Digimon Data Squad - Relena
- Durarara!! - Celty
- Eureka Seven - Anemone
- Fate/Zero - Saber (Arturia Pendragon) (Replacing Michelle Ruff from Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works and Kate Higgins from Fate/Stay Night)
- Figure 17 Tsubasa & Hikaru - Tsubasa
- FLCL - Haruko Haruhara
- Gungrave - Mika Asagi
- Haruhi Suzumiya - Tsuruya-san, Kyon's Sister, Mai Zaizen
- Hellsing Ultimate - Rip van Winkle
- IGPX Immortal Grand Prix - Michiru Satomi, Luca
- Last Exile - Lavie Head (Darrin'd by Luci Christian Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wingnote )
- Lucky Star - Kagami Hiiragi
- Mars Daybreak - Rosetta
- Naruto - Tayuya, Hana Inuzuka, Ranmaru, Mikoto Uchiha
- Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - Kangaskhan
- Rave Master - Remi
- Robotech - The Shadow Chronicles - Ariel
- Samurai Champloo - Fuu Kasumi
- Scrapped Princess - Pacifica Casull
- Steamboy - Scarlett O'Hara
- Strait Jacket - Rachel Hammond
- Tenchi Muyo! OVA 3 - Noike Kamiki Jurai, Airi Masaki, Misaki Jurai, Mitoto Kuramitsu, Minaho Masaki
- Tiger & Bunny - Karina Lyle/Blue Rose, Anju Kaburagi
- Witch Hunter Robin - Robin Sena
- Wolf's Rain - Cher Degre
Live Action TV
Tropes associated with Kari Wahlgren:
- Action Girl: In several of her roles.
- Deadpan Snarker: A few of her characters, but Kagami is most noticeable.
- Ms. Fanservice: Voices a lot of these, including Saya Otonashi, Celty Sturluson, Ashe, Silri, Darth Phobos, Zatanna, Charmcaster, Triplicate Girl, Emma Frost, and Enchantress.
- One of Us: Is a comic book fan, citing Wonder Woman and Birds of Prey to be her favorite titles.
- Promoted Fangirl: Recently voiced Black Canary in the DC Nation Green Arrow short and Wonder Woman in LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League.
- Relationship Voice Actor: Several times with Crispin Freeman, Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh, Steve Blum, Wendee Lee, and a lot more others in various animes and video games especially in .hack, Blood+, Code Geass, Haruhi Suzumiya, Durarara!!, and a lot more.
- Star-Making Role: Her debut role as Haruhara Haruko.
- Woman of a Thousand Voices: How can we forget her various roles with various tones? Look, we've got Saya from Blood+ down to Kagami of Lucky Star down to the seductive Enchantress from The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.