Michelle Ruff is a voice actress most famous for being Rukia Kuchiki
Although she has also gained plenty
of recognition as Yuki Nagato
, Yoko Littner
, Euphemia Li Britannia
, Tsukasa Hiiragi
, Crimson Viper
, Yukari Takeba
, Rita Mordio
In other words, most of her famous roles are secondary main characters
(that does not mean they are not awesome though). Ruff has a wide voice range, going from emotionless
like Yuki to Hot-Blooded
like Yoko to ditzy and happy
like Tsukasa. Her characters are mostly Badass
babes (or just hot babes in general).
She was awarded for "Best Voice Actress in an Anime Dub" at Anime Expo 09 for her role as Rukia
Notable roles from Michelle Ruff:
- Anri Sonohara in Durarara!!
- Aoi Sakuraba in Ai Yori Aoshi
- Arcueid Brunestud in Tsukihime
- Ayase Tarada and Keika in S Cryed
- Belvedere Coco in Vandread
- Carmen99 in GUN×SWORD
- Chii, Elda, and Freya in Chobits
- Chikane in Kannazuki no Miko
- Elie in Rave Master
- Elissa Doolittle in IGPX Immortal Grand Prix
- Euphemia Li Britannia, young Lelouch, and Arthur in Code Geass
- Fujiko Mine in Lupin III (the "red jacket" series and The Woman Called Fujiko Mine)
- Kaori in AKIRA (Animaze dub)
- Kizna Towryk in Pilot Candidate
- Konoha Amagi in Zetman (as Sophie Roberts)
- Lan in Rinne no Lagrange (as Sophie Roberts)
- Leara in Wolf's Rain
- Lopmon in Digimon Tamers
- Luna in the Viz dub of Sailor Moon
- Meow in Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran
- Miharu in Girls Bravo
- Miki Koishikawa in Marmalade Boy
- Miku and Nana in Metal Fighter Miku
- Miu in DearS
- Moe Kisaragi, the Momoi triplets, and A-ko Saenai in Brigadoon: Marin and Melan
- Naomi, Marylou, Hyde, Sugino, Princess Marie, Nana Baba and Ivy in Zatch Bell!
- Ran the Goldfish in Angel Tales
- Rukia Kuchiki, Snakey, Tobiume and Mahana Natsui in Bleach
- Saber in Fate/stay night's Unlimited Blade Works movie
- Saga in A Little Snow Fairy Sugar
- Sasame Fuma and Matsuri (post-time skip) in Naruto
- Sumire Kanzaki in Sakura Wars The Movie
- Tatiana Wisla in Last Exile
- Tsukasa Hiiragi and Minami Iwasaki in Lucky Star
- Tsukiko Sagi in Paranoia Agent
- Winia in Scrapped Princess
- Yoko in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
- Yuki Nagato and Miyuki Enomoto in Haruhi Suzumiya
- Yura Kekain in Nurarihyon No Mago (as Sophie Roberts)
- Yurika Dojima in Witch Hunter Robin
Tropes associated with Michelle Ruff:
- Deuteragonist: What her best well known roles fall into.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: She happens to land these roles quite often. Examples would include Arcueid of Tsukihime, Lan of Rinne no Lagrange, Euphemia of Code Geass; amongst others.
- Mean Character, Nice Actress: She has voiced some characters who can be not so nice at times, such as Fujiko Mine from Lupin III and Crimson Viper in Street Fighter IV, as well as Rukia in Bleach, and even Luna in the Viz dub of Sailor Moon (though Rukia, Viper, and Luna aren't villainous like Fujiko), but Michelle in real life is known to be sweet to her adoring fans.
- Older Than She Looks: Can you believe she is now 47?
- Pigeonholed Voice Actor: A lot of her characters are usually deep-voiced Badass or hot chicks such as Crimson Viper, Rukia, Nisa, Yoko, Etna. Also, as mentioned above, most of her characters are deuteragonists or minor characters and rarely receive lead roles.
- Playing Against Type: As the sweet, aproachable, and childlike Miharu, and the timid, sad, easily frightened Noire.
- Relationship Voice Actor:
- With Tony Oliver in many, many, many works.
- Also with Johnny Yong Bosch, Kate Higgins, Stephanie Sheh, Crispin Freeman, Wendee Lee, Liam O Brien, Yuri Lowenthal among others.
- Do not forget Steve Staley, whom she worked with in Mobile Suit Gundam F91, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Tsukihime, Bleach, Kannazuki no Miko, and lately in Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.
- Woman of a Thousand Voices: How can we not forget this. She is not only capable of a deep voice, but also softer tone for The Quiet Ones like Yuki Nagato and Anri. Or doing a higher-pitch voice for more younger characters like Cream the Rabbit and Desco; and even young boys.