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Creator / Kira Buckland

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"Who said anything about Rin? I STABBED A GIRL IN THE YARD!"
Kira Buckland as Gou in 50% OFF Episode 4

Kira Buckland (born July 16, 1987) is an American voice actor born in Anchorage, Alaska. She originally started voice acting in many Newgrounds productions and indie games, sometimes under the aliases of "Kagome Higurashi" and "Rina-Chan". She now works professionally in Los Angeles and is best known for her voice role as 2B in NieR: Automata and Jolyne Cujoh in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean (whom she often cosplays as shown in the profile image).

In 2021, she came out as nonbinary, and stated that she uses she/they pronouns.

Her personal website can be found here and her Twitter can be found here.

Notable roles by Kira Buckland:


Video Games

Visual Novels

Web Animation

Western Animation

Kira Buckland's roles provide examples of:

  • Casting Gag: She voices two pink-haired characters affiliated with love.
  • Genki Girl: A large number of her characters in anime, video games and web animation are energetic.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Izumo is more of Tsundere Ice Queen who serves as a blue oni to many characters.
    • Kuroyukihime has a much more serious personality in contrast to the other characters she voiced.
    • She's also earned another niche of fans for voicing Vriska in a number of Homestuck comic dubs.
    • Hiyoko Saionji, a strong case of Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon, may be one of her meanest characters yet.
    • Tales of Zestiria's Edna has an apathetic and taciturn personality.
    • In the third season of Sailor Moon, S, she plays Mimete, one of the villains of that season.
    • Her role as Umi from Love Live! has her doing a somewhat more mature voice (similar to either the Sadist or Graceful forms of Chou-Chou) than what she typically plays as.
    • Her role as Zushi is one of the first times she voiced a young boy.
    • 2B is another one, being a stoic, emotionless android. Ironically, this is her Star-Making Role among video game fans. (see below)
  • Promoted Fanboy:
    • She's a big fan of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, frequently cosplaying as Part 6's protagonist Jolyne Cujoh, and runs JoJo panels at local conventions. She eventually got a voice-acting role in the series as the voice of Reimi Sugimoto in Diamond is Unbreakable, which graduated into landing the starring role as Jolyne herself for the dub of Stone Ocean. Amusingly and appropriately enough, one artist made a picture of 2B (who is also voiced by her) paying homage to JoJo which Kira absolutely loved.
    • She has said several times that voice actress Jessica Straus is a huge inspiration to her. In return, Jessica has said she was impressed with Kira's voice work and skill after seeing her perform a parody of Kesha's song "Tik Tok" as Juri Han, a character Jessica voices. They eventually met for the first time while recording for Accel World and they even follow each other on Twitter.
    • Hell, she was even one of the people who trolled Ghost back during TCR's original run!
    • She refers to Inuyasha as one of the animes that got her into voice acting. Now she officially voices Setsuna in Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon.
  • Star-Making Role:
    • While she's highly recognizable within the Newgrounds community, her roles as Izumo Kamiki, Madoka, Chou Chou, helped grant her some recognition among the anime fans.
    • Kuroyukihime propelled her to fame among the anime fanbase.
    • Her performance as 2B gained her quite a bit of recognition from video game fans.
  • Typecasting:
  • Woman of a Thousand Voices: If voicing all of Chou Chou's personalities is any indicator.
    • During her peak in the Brony fandom, she was pretty much considered the Mel Blanc of MLP fan VAs, as she could voice pretty much any female character from the show pretty well.


Video Example(s):


YouTube Upload Without Credit

After Kirbopher (Chris Niosi) and Rina-chan (Kira Buckland) are finished uploading their Flash animation to Newgrounds, Kirb fully anticipates that people are going to upload it to YouTube without crediting either of them. Rina-chan says that nobody would do that, before the two proceed to glare at the audience as a warning.

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