Creator: Monica Rial

Possibly one of the best voice actresses in the Houston area, Monica Rial has been featured in many anime dubs. Her most notable roles are Sakura in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle and Lyra in Fullmetal Alchemist. But she is really remembered for doing the "What is anime?" ADV Films commercial. She has also actually been near Chris-chan. Poor girl. Also notable for her very distinctive voice, which is actually her real voice. Yes, it really is that high.

She normally plays quiet girls, but has recently started adding Yandere or all-around creepy girls to her resume. Occasionally she breaks out a husky, deep voice for Action Girl types (Jo from Burst Angel being the most famous example).

She is also one of the writers for FUNimation and the now defunct ADV Films. She does ADR directing as well. These days she's cast in a lot of roles for anime licensed by ADV Films' Spiritual Successor company, Sentai Filmworks.

She is often cast alongside Luci Christian (Notably in Full Metal Panic! and Azumanga Daioh), and Brittney Karbowski (Notably in Cat Planet Cuties and Soul Eater).

Her possible L.A. counterparts are Sandy Fox and Christine Marie Cabanos (for Token Mini-Moe roles), and Stephanie Sheh, Brianna Knickerbocker, and Sarah Williams (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 Twitter account.

Monica has a younger sister, Natalie, who made her debut as a voice actress in 2013 in the anime Girls und Panzer.

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