Creator / Tia Ballard

Tia Lynn Ballard (born May 11, 1986) is one of the newer talents at Funimation, having worked there since 2009. Among her best known roles are Happy from Fairy Tail, Eris from Cat Planet Cuties, and Mizore Shirayuki in Rosario + Vampire.

She also plays Princess Peach on the radio show WTMK: Mario Radio. She has co-created a webcomic called Koopasta.

Has a Twitter account.

Notable roles:

Tropes and trivia relating to Ballard's career:

  • Cat Girl: Perhaps most noticeable when she voiced Eris in Cat Planet Cuties and Inaho in Maken-ki!.
  • One of Us: She is an avid Disney and anime fan. Ballard was also a huge fan of the Super Mario Bros. series and would get to cosplay as Princess Peach.
  • Playing Against Type: Hitoe is a much darker take on the kind of cute girls she normally plays, noting in the commentary for the first episode that some of her Break the Cutie scenes were quite heavy with the character's isolation and anxiety.
  • Promoted Fangirl: Ballard watched the 4Kids dub of One Piece while growing up. She was later given the opportunity to voice Porche in the Funimation dub.