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One of the best-known voice actors to come out of Texas, Monica Rial has been featured in many anime dubs. Her most notable roles are Sakura in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' and Lyra in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''. But she is really remembered for doing the "What is anime?" Creator/ADVFilms commercial. Also notable for her very distinctive voice, which is actually her real voice. Yes, it really ''is'' that high.

She started off in Houston playing quiet girls for Creator/ADVFilms, but over time expanded her range massively, with {{Yandere}} or all-around creepy girls becoming more common on her résumé. She'll even occasionally break out a husky, deep voice for ActionGirl types (Jo from ''Anime/BurstAngel'' being the most famous example). Shortly before ADV's collapse, she relocated to Dallas and now does most of her work with Creator/{{Funimation}}, though she has been known to return to Houston to work for ADV's SpiritualSuccessor company Creator/SentaiFilmworks. In addition to being an actor, she is also an ADR writer and occasional voice director.

[[RelationshipVoiceActor She is often cast alongside]] Creator/LuciChristian (Notably in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' and ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''), and Creator/BrittneyKarbowski (Notably in ''[[LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties Cat Planet Cuties]]'' and ''Manga/SoulEater'').

Her possible L.A. counterparts are Creator/SandyFox and Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos (for TokenMiniMoe roles), and Creator/StephanieSheh, Creator/BriannaKnickerbocker, [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Cristina Vee]] and Creator/SarahWilliams (for general vocal range, particularly Stephanie Sheh in terms of typecast), whose normal speaking voices are similar to Monica's (especially in the case of Stephanie Sheh and Sarah Williams).

Has a Website/{{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/Rialisms account]].

Monica has a younger sister, Natalie, who made her debut as a voice actress in 2013 in the anime ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''.

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!!Notable roles by Monica Rial:
* Ai in ''Anime/CrayonShinChan''
* Ame-chan, the mascot of Amecon, one of the UK's biggest conventions. At which she is a regular guest.
* Amy Yeager (Ayumi Yoshida) in ''[[Manga/DetectiveConan Case Closed]]''
* Angelica in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''
* Aoi Futaba in ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties''
* Head Teacher Ariel in ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie''
* Asa Shigure in ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}''
* Attia Simmons in ''Manga/{{Freezing}}''
* Aya in ''[[Manga/KodomoNoOmocha Kodocha]]''
* Ayumi Youme in ''Anime/BestStudentCouncil''
* Belarus and Fem!Britain in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''
* Bulma in ''Manga/DragonBall Kai'' and the Funimation dub of ''Manga/DragonBall: Curse of the Blood Rubies''
* Chane Laforet in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''
* Chihiro Shindou in ''VisualNovel/EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo''
* Daedalus in ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty''
* Diamond Sword Leader in ''VideoGame/TribesAscend''
* Doll in ''Anime/TenchiMuyoWarOnGeminar''
* Elena Miyazawa in ''[[Manga/SekaiDeIchibanTsuyokuNaritai Wanna Be the Strongest in the World!]]''
* Enri Granitz in ''Anime/{{Fractale}}''
* Erica Blandelli in ''LightNovel/{{Campione}}''
* Eve Tokimatsuri in ''Anime/{{Megazone 23}}''
* Falis in ''Manga/MurderPrincess''
* Felli Loss in ''LightNovel/ChromeShelledRegios''
* Fiore in ''Manga/ChronoCrusade''
* Fuuri Watanuki in ''Anime/SuperSonico: The Animation''
* Gruier Serenity and Luca Kaoru in ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates''
* The "Guilt Gun" (also known as the ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' gun) and the voice of the Tediore company in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''
* Haruka in ''Anime/RahXephon''
* Hazuki in ''[[Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase Moon Phase]]''
* Hel in ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}''
* Hello Kitty/Kitty White in ''Franchise/HelloKitty's Animation Theatre''
* Himari Takakura and the Crystal Princess in ''[[Anime/MawaruPenguindrum Penguin Drum]]''
* Himemiko in ''Manga/KamisamaKiss''
* Homura in ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'': Ninja Flash
* Houki Shinonono in ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos''
* [[StarMakingRole Hyatt]] in ''Anime/ExcelSaga''
* Index Librorum Prohibitorum in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' and ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun''
* Iris Eris in ''LightNovel/TheLegendOfTheLegendaryHeroes''
* Izumi Himoru in ''Anime/PrincessNine''
* Jo in ''Anime/BurstAngel''
* Jubilee in ''[[WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever]]'' (first role in a WesternAnimation cartoon.)
* Kamado Ueshita (The Eighth) in ''Manga/FutureDiary''
* Kanami Ishizaki in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''
* Karina Sakaguchi in ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''
* Karuta Roromiya in ''Anime/InuXBokuSS''
* Kirika Yumura in ''Anime/{{Noir}}''
* Konoka Konoe, Kazumi Asakura, and Satsuki Yotsuba in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
* Kuina, Tashigi, and Karue in ''Manga/OnePiece''
* Kurau in ''Anime/KurauPhantomMemory''
* Kuzuha Doumoto in ''LightNovel/AestheticaOfARogueHero''
* Kyoko Kirisaki in ''Manga/BlackCat''
* Kyouko Toikawa in ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''
* Lara González and Kozue Mihara in ''Manga/SchoolRumble''
* Lirio in ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja''
* Lumiere in ''Anime/KiddyGrade''
* Lyra and young Dante in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''
** May Chang in ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]''
* Mail and Tail in ''Anime/HeroicAge''
* Maki in ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid''
* Maria in ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}''
* Maria Akizuki in ''Literature/FromTheNewWorld'' as a fiery lesbian redhead.
* [[CrossdressingVoices Mariya Shidou]] in ''Manga/MariaHolic'' (And her voice was pretty low pitched for the boy voice, instead of using her usual high pitched voice).
* Mayaya in ''Manga/PrincessJellyfish''
* Megumi Kobayashi in ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK''
** Also the hundreds of extras not even kidding she plays in that show
* Mei Misaki in ''Literature/{{Another}}''
* Mey-Rin in ''Manga/BlackButler''
* Michiko Malandro in ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin'' (She played the role with a low pitched voice instead of her usual nasally high pitched voice)
* Miharu in ''Anime/{{Gasaraki}}''
* Mii Fujibakama in ''LightNovel/DateALive''
* Mina Tepes in ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund''
* Minamo "Nyamo" Kurosawa in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''
* Mirajane Strauss in ''Manga/FairyTail''
* Miria in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}''
* Misa Hayase in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' (early 2000s ADV dub)
* [[StudentCouncilPresident Misaki Ayuzawa]] in ''Manga/MaidSama'' (The Creator/SentaiFilmworks Dub)
* Misuzu Kamio in ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}''
* [[TheKanrinin Miya Asama]] in ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}''
* Moa in ''Anime/ShowByRock''
* Momoka Nishizawa in ''Manga/KeroroGunsou''
* [[TheFundamentalist Momoko]] [[GagDub Koigakubo]] in ''Anime/GhostStories''
* Ms. 'Splosion Man in ''VideoGame/MsSplosionMan''
* Noa in ''Anime/EurekaSevenAO''
* Octavia in ''VisualNovel/TearsToTiara''
* Okoi in ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}''
* Otoha in ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion''
** Shush in ''Anime/AquarionEvol''
* Pheles in ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''
* Q in ''[[Anime/CControl [C] - The Money of Soul and Possibility Control]]''
* Renge Houshakuji in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''
* Ringo in ''Anime/CasshernSins''
* Ringo Akai in ''[[LightNovel/{{Ookamisan}} Okami-san and Her Seven Companions]]''
* Rio Takeuchi in ''Manga/{{Spiral}}''
* Saki in ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi''
* Saki Amase in ''Manga/CorpsePrincess''
* Sakura in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''
* Sara in ''Anime/LastExileFamTheSilverWing''
* Sayaka "#6" Suzuki in ''Anime/PaniPoniDash''
* Shiro in ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland''
* Shizuka in ''Anime/JinkiExtend'' (PlayingAgainstType, epicly)
* Shizuka Marikawa in ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead''
* Simca the Swallow in ''Manga/AirGear''
* Stocking Anarchy in ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''
* Susan in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD''
* Tamayo Kizaki in ''[[Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer Angelic Layer]]''
* Tetsuko in ''Anime/SuperMilkChan'' (straight dub only, also appears as herself in live-action segments of the GagDub)
* Tomoko Kuroki in ''Manga/NoMatterHowILookAtItItsYouGuysFaultImNotPopular'' (Recorded the role in 6 hours!)
* Tsubaki Nakatsukasa in ''Manga/SoulEater''
* Tsugumi in ''Anime/GuiltyCrown''
* Vanessa Walsh in ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood''
* Yaya Sasame in ''Manga/{{Hanayamata}}''
* Yona in ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn''
* Yukari Sendou in ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''
* Yutori Takamagahara in ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo''
* Yuu Kashima in ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun''
* Yuuka Ichijou in ''Anime/AKB0048''
* Yuzuha in ''VideoGame/{{Utawarerumono}}''
* Zerul in ''Anime/OriginSpiritsOfThePast''

!!Tropes Relating to Monica Rial:
* CuteButCacophonic: Sometimes gets cast as this type of character.
** Any interview or panel she takes part in will demonstrate that she herself is this.
* {{Jerkass}}: She has played several jerks, such as [[Anime/PrincessNine Izumi Himoru]], [[Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt Stocking Anarchy]], and [[Manga/MariaHolic Mariya Shidou]].
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: At the start of her career, most of the characters she voiced were either {{Cute Clumsy Girl}}s, {{Shrinking Violet}}s, or TokenMiniMoe due to her naturally high-pitched voice. She later branched out of these roles and more into {{Action Girl}}s and {{Yandere}}s, and some of the later have roles involving her using a deeper voice. Regardless, she's still typecast in these characters from time to time.
* PlayingAgainstType: She normally has a high pitched, nasally voice, so this trope comes into effect when she's voicing someone with a lower pitched voice. Notable examples include [[VillainousCrossdresser Mariya Shidou]] from ''Manga/MariaHolic'' (when he's speaking in his boy voice), Jo from ''Anime/BurstAngel'', Michiko Malandro from ''Anime/MichikoToHatchin'', and Mizue Shisui from ''Anime/PsychoPass''.
** Her role in ''Anime/BurstAngel'' was an invoked instance of this. She originally auditioned for Amy, a TokenMiniMoe, but the director declared that part open to everyone ''but'' her, because he wanted her in a role that would test her range.
** She also voices the HotBlooded Lara in ''Anime/SchoolRumble'', and portrays Nekomi Nabeshima of ''Anime/MedakaBox'' with something akin to a ValleyGirl voice.
* ShrinkingViolet: Some of her earlier roles fit into this category. Think [[Anime/ExcelSaga Hyatt]].
* TokenMiniMoe: She is one of the few voice actresses to specialize in voicing lolis in both Creator/FUNimation, Creator/ADVFilms, ''and'' Creator/SentaiFilmworks dubs. In fact, she originally auditioned to voice [[Anime/BurstAngel Amy]], but was later recast as Jo.
* WomanOfAThousandVoices: While she's known to use a naturally high-pitched voice normally for lolis, she's capable of pulling off a deeper voice when necessary.
** Her range has resulted in her having one of the longest résumés of any English-language voice actor outside Los Angeles.

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