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Creator / José María Carrero

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"Let's blow up something!"
Goblin sapper in World of Warcraft III, one of Carrero's most memorable lines there.

José María Carrero Marín (11 October 1954 - 24 February 2015) was a Spanish actor, voice actor, and dubbing director, most known as one of the pillars of animation distributor Arait Multimedia. He started lending his voice to anime characters before the beginnings of the company's work on it, later becoming one of his members and a recurrent dub director. His first big role would be the second voice of Mark Lenders (Koujiro Hyuga in Japan) in Captain Tsubasa, but he then exploded in the dub of Digimon Adventure with several characters, and later would expand his field not only to animation series, but also live action and videogames.


An excellent old school VA, he was equally great at playing both dead serious characters and cowardly/mischievous ones, especially nonhuman creatures. Funny and charismatic at the same time, his variety of tones enabled him to voice belivably multiple characters on the same series, to the point it would be useless to try to list the totality his roles in works like Digimon and World of Warcraft.

His live action works are few and little known, but he did some of them, being the most notable one his brief role as Miguel Ángel in the 1995 series Médico de familia.


Most notable roles by José María Carrero:


Western Animation

Video Games

Tropes that apply to José María Carrero:

  • Butt-Monkey: A recurrent trait of his characters from the "funny" type.
  • Casting Gag: In 2014, Carrero did the redubbing for the non-Spanish extras in the infamous Alatriste TV series. This is funny considering that he already played a famous swordman in Goemon Ishikawa in Lupin III.
  • Catchphrase: According to interviews with his pals, it was "¡Al turrón!" (something in the line of "Here we go!"). Whether it was a reference to Humor Amarillo or it was an earlier usage of the phrase remains unknown.
  • Creepy Monotone: Some of his roles, like Seishiro from Tsubasa or Yamaki from Digimon Tamers, were creepily soft-spoken antagonists.
  • Large Ham: Occasionally voiced hammy characters.
  • Megane: Thanks to his mastery at voicing nerdy characters, his voice was associated with this such as Joe in Digimon Adventure, Megane in Hamtaro and Megane in Urusei Yatsura. Carrero himself counted as a megane as well.

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