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
- 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
- Cierra in Riviera: The Promised Land
- 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
- Eliza in Skullgirls
- Etna in the Disgaea video games and anime, as well as the other games Etna appears in. Notably she did not voice Etna in the original PS2 version. When the first game was rereleased on PSP and (to a lesser extent, DS), Etna's dialogue was re-recorded by Ruff, likely due to the "What If Etna killed Lahral at the start?" mode added to the game
- Also voices Salvatore in Disgaea 3 (and her Dimension 2 DLC), and Desco in Disgaea 4 (and her DLC appearances in Dimension 2 and 3's Vita port).
- Euphemia Li Britannia, young Lelouch, and Arthur in Code Geass
- Filly Dee in Atelier Totori
- Fujiko Mine in Lupin III (the "red jacket" series and The Woman Called Fujiko Mine)
- Jenny in Saints Row: The Third's DLC chapter Gangsters in Space
- Jill Valentine in Resident Evil: Revelations (Replacing Patricia Ja Lee and Kari Wahlgren)
- Kaori in AKIRA (Animaze 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
- Lopmon in Digimon Tamers
- Luna in the Viz dub of Sailor Moon
- Mahbu in Jade Cocoon
- Meow in Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran
- Miharu in Girls Bravo
- 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. The Avatar is reprised in Super Smash Bros. as Robin.
- 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
- 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 these roles quite often. Examples would include Arcueid of Tsukihime, Lan of Rinne no Lagrange, Euphemia of Code Geass; amongst others.
- Older Than She Looks: Can you believe she is now 46?
- 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.
- Relationship Voice Actor: With Tony Oliver in 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.