Carolyn "Carrie" Keranen (born January 16, 1976 in Oak Park, Michigan) is an American voice actress and voice director who works in anime. Her works sometimes credit her as Caroline Lawson or Evelyn Lanto. Her works dated back since Berserk (1997) as Casca. She made a major return by voicing Mami Tomoe in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and reprised Casca in the Berserk movie trilogy.
Like many, many watchers of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, she didn't know what kind of fate befell the character she played. And when she found out the hard way while recording it no less... she had a minor Freak Out.
In 2010, she relocated to California and is currently doing work there.
Notable roles done by Carrie Keranen:
- Akemi Hinazuki in ERASED
- Carta Issue in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (one of two roles shared with Kikuko Inoue)
- Casca in Berserk (1997) and Berserk: The Golden Age Arc
- Earthworm in Durarara!!x2 (one of two roles shared with Kikuko Inoue)
- Femieanne in Aldnoah.Zero
- Guila in The Seven Deadly Sins
- Mrs. Kawakami in K-On!
- Kumiko Yamaguchi in Gokusen
- Ichiyo Higuchi and Elise in Bungo Stray Dogs
- Lind in Ah! My Goddess
- Ling Xiaoyu in Tekken: Blood Vengeance
- Luna Luna in Queen's Blade Rebellion
- Maiya Hisau in Fate/Zero
- Mami Tomoe in Puella Magi Madoka Magica
- Reprises the role in the anime adaption of Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story.
- Misato Katsuragi in Neon Genesis Evangelion (Netflix dub, replacing Allison Keith)
- Mokuba Kaiba (replacing Tara Jayne Sands) and Kisara in the fifth season of Yu-Gi-Oh!
- Mina Simington and Misty Tredwell in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
- Ozzel in Slayers Revolution and Evolution-R
- Remi Kakiyasu in Hisone and Masotan
- Sammy in Time of Eve
- Satsuki Kiryuin in Kill la Kill
- Seri Awashima in K: Missing Kings (replacing Tara Platt)
- Several Minor roles in Sailor Moon (Viz Media dub)
- Kazuko Tadashita (ep 21) and Saeko Yamamoto/Blizzar (ep 38) in the first season
- Fake Sailor Moon (ep 58), Hellant (ep 50) and Utonberino (ep 55) in Sailor Moon R
- Xenian Flower (Kisenian Blossom) in Sailor Moon R: The Movie
- Maya (ep 103) in Sailor Moon S
- Galaxia in Sailor Moon Sailor Stars
- Yamraiha in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
- Yuri Koigakubo in Toradora! (credited as Elizabeth Thomas)
- Yurikano in Rinne no Lagrange
- The Announcer/System No. XX in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
- Arianna in Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight
- Caroline and Justine in Persona 5
- Female Rebels in Star Wars Battlefront (2015)
- Gunnthrá and L'Arachel in Fire Emblem Heroes
- Irina in Xenoblade Chronicles X
- Kiku Matsumoto and Rena Sakuragi in Shira Oka: Second Chances
- Kirika Towa Alma in Shining Resonance
- Lailah in Tales of Zestiria and its anime adaptation
- Luxanna 'Lux' Crownguard in League of Legends
- Mahiru Koizumi in Super Danganronpa 2
- Rom/White Sister and Red in the Neptunia series and its anime adaptation
- Satsuki Kiryuin in KILL la KILL - IF
- Sara Valestein in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
- Alya/Lady Wifi/Rena Rouge in Miraculous, Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
- Ananda in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)
- Mitsuki in Kappa Mikey
- Yellow Technique in OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes
Carrie Keranen and her works provide examples of:
- Action Girl: Many of her more well-known roles qualify, such as Casca and Satsuki Kiryuin.
- Corpsing: Who'd guess that out of the entire cast, Satsuki would flub her lines and go off-script with vulgar jokes?
- Cosplay Otaku Girl: Not really, but she did dress as Satsuki at Anime Expo 2015. And she rocked it.
- Freak Out: As stated above. We understand you, Ms. Keranen, no one expected you to anticipate that by Aniplex.
- Large Ham: As Sara, it's pretty clear she had a lot of fun voicing the character.
- She Also Did: Everyone knows of her voice-acting skills, but Keranen can also do stand-up comedy.