Michelle Ruff is a voice actor most famous for being Rukia Kuchiki
Though she's 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 doesn't mean they aren't 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.
- Arioch in Drakengard
- Ayase Tarada and Keika in S-CRY-ed.
- Belvedere Coco in Vandread.
- Carl Clover in BlazBlue
- Carmen99 in GUN×SWORD
- Chii, Elda, and Freya in Chobits.
- Chikane in Kannazuki no Miko.
- Cream the Rabbit in Sonic the Hedgehog (2010-current)
- Crimson Viper in Street Fighter IV and in Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
- Elie in Rave Master.
- Elissa Doolittle in IGPX Immortal Grand Prix
- Etna in the Disgaea video games and anime, as well as the other games Etna appears in.
- Also voices Salvatore in Disgaea 3, and Desco in Disgaea 4.
- Euphemia Li Britannia, young Lelouch, and Arthur in Code Geass.
- Filly Dee in Atelier Totori.
- Fujiko Mine in Lupin III (the "red jacket" series)
- Jenny in Saints Row: The Third's DLC chapter Gangsters in Space.
- Jill Valentine in Resident Evil: Revelations (Darrin-ing Patricia Ja Lee and Kari Wahlgren)
- Kaori in AKIRA (the second dub).
- Kaoru Konoe in Gate Keepers.
- Katherine McBride in Catherine
- Kizna Towryk in Pilot Candidate
- Kluke in Blue Dragon.
- Konoha Amagi in Zetman (as Sophie Roberts)
- Lan in Rinne no Lagrange (as Sophie Roberts)
- Leara in Wolf's Rain.
- Mahbu in Jade Cocoon
- Meow in Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran.
- Miki Koishikawa in Marmalade Boy.
- Miranda in Grandia III
- 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!!.
- Nisa in Neptunia
- Noire and two of the female Avatar voices in Fire Emblem Awakening.
- Ran the Goldfish in Angel Tales.
- Rita Mordio in Tales of Vesperia.
- 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.
- Saki in Luminous Arc
- Sakuya Tachibana in Gods Eater Burst
- Sasame Fuma and Matsuri (post-time skip) in Naruto.
- Shanoa in Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
- Sophia Esteed in Star Ocean: Till the End of Time.
- Sumire Kanzaki in Sakura Wars: The Movie
- Baby Tai Lung in Kung Fu Panda
- 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.
- Yukari Takeba in Persona 3
- Yuki Nagato and Miyuki Enomoto in Haruhi Suzumiya.
- Yura Kekain in Nurarihyon No Mago (as Sophie Roberts)
- Yurika Dojima in Witch Hunter Robin
- Lopmon in Digimon Tamers
- Zozo in Code Of Princess
Tropes associated with Michelle Ruff
- Deuteragonist: What her best well known roles fall into.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: She happens to land on these roles quite often. Example goes with Arcueid of Tsukihime, Lan of Rinne no Lagrange, Euphemia of Code Geass amongst others.
- Older Than She Looks: Can you believe she is now 45?
- 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 her characters are deuteragonist or minor characters and rarely get lead roles.
- Relationship Voice Actor: With Tony Oliver in many, many, works.
- Woman of a Thousand Voices: How can we not forget this. She's 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.