Where do you know the Japanese voice cast from

RWBY is an anime-inspired American animated web series by Rooster Teeth that jump-started the voice acting careers of Lindsay Jones (Ruby Rose), Barbara Dunkelman (Yang Xiao Long), Arryn Zech (Blake Belladonna), and Kara Eberle (Weiss Schnee). . Of the four Team RWBY actors, Arryn Zech has provided her voice in the English dubs of a few anime series, including her most famous role as Nagisa Natsunagi in The detective is already dead. The only other Team RWBY voice actor to name an anime series outside of the RWBY franchise is Barbara Dunkelman, who voiced Cosmos in Fairy tale.


Interestingly, in the Japanese-language versions of both the main RWBY series and RWBY: Ice Queendom, the characters are voiced by highly acclaimed Japanese voice actors who have appeared in numerous popular anime over the course of their careers. From Team RWBY alone, the Japanese voice actors acting as the core have voiced four characters from A piece, Sailor Moon, Komi can’t communicate, Spy x Family, demon slayer, Attack on Titan, The devil is a part-timer! and more. Here are some of the roles that defined the careers of RWBYs Japanese voice cast.

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Saori Hayami is your forger in Spy x Family

To say that Saori Hayami has an extensive resume is an understatement. As the most in-demand voice actress in Japan, Hayami has appeared in numerous popular franchises, to the point where anyone who’s watched anime over the past two decades has probably heard her voice for three or more characters. One of her high profile roles is her lead role as Miyuki Shiba in The Irregular at Magic High Schoolher unforgettable starring role as Yumeko Jabami in Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler and the cute and twisted Shinobu Kocho in demon slayer.

For fans of A silent voiceHayami is also the voice of the film’s deaf protagonist, Shoko Nishimiya, and has even had roles in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, A piece and the Bleach spin-off series Burn The Witch. Hayami is also set to play Oyuki in the upcoming anime reboot of Rumiko Takahashi’s iconic series Urusei Yassura. However, for most modern anime fans, Hayami is best remembered for her role as Loid Forger’s wife Yor in Spy x Family. Yor Forger is not only the funny woman who teaches her adopted daughter Anya all the wrong life lessons, but also the deadly killer known as the Thorn Princess – a secret Loid has yet to discover.


In both the original RWBY series and RWBY: Ice QueendomHayami once again takes charge as the young, energetic Ruby Rose.

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Yoko Hikasa Is Emilia Justina In The Devil Is A Part-Timer!

While Yoko Hikasa’s resume isn’t as extensive as Hayami’s, she’s landed quite a few iconic roles herself. Some of her most famous roles include Frieda Reiss in Attack on TitanUtahime Iori in Jujutsu KaisenAngelina Kudou Shields in The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc and Physhe Blundell in The Prince Genius’s Guide to Bringing a Nation Out of Debt. Hikasa even landed the part of Riko — the haunted housewife from “The Gentle Goodbye” — in the 2018 anime adaptation of Junji Ito Collection.


While Hikasa has delivered memorable performances as those characters, she is perhaps best known for her role as Emi Yusa/Emilia Justina in The devil is a part-timer!. Emi, originally the hero and mortal enemy of King Satan, plays a very different role in The devil is a part-timer! Season 2 as the mother of Alas Ramus – a daughter she supposedly shares with Satan herself.

In both RWBY and RWBY: Ice QueendomHikasa brings her keigo to the fore as the wealthy ice queen Weiss Schnee.

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Yu Shimamura is Annie Leonhart Attacking Titan

Compared to the first two voice actresses on this list, Yu Shimamura admittedly hasn’t appeared in too many iconic roles and has a somewhat smaller resume. At best, she famously portrayed several characters in Bleach, such as Sogyo no Kotowari, Katen Kyokotsu and Koga’s wife. Shimamura is also the voice of Shinobu Kawajiri in JoJo’s bizarre adventure: diamond is unbreakable.

Shimamura’s most iconic role, however, is that of the rock-solid Annie Leonhart in Attack on Titan. Whether she’s performing her duties as an Eldian cadet or showing off more of her tsundere qualities in Attack on Titan: Junior Highone thing is certain: Annie is a force to be reckoned with in every incarnation.

In both RWBY and RWBY: Ice QueendomShimamura lends her cool and soothing voice to everyone’s favorite bisexual Faunus Blake Belladonna.

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Ami Koshimizu is Sailor Jupiter in Sailor Moon Crystal

One of the more energetic voice actors on this list is Ami Koshimizu, who also has a host of famous roles. Some of these include Anemone in Eureka SevenKallen Stadtfeld in Code Geass and Yui Uehara in Detective Conan. Koshimizu is also the voice of Mizuki Nakahara in Lycoris recoil and is set to portray Amanda in Reincarnated as a sword.


However, on top of all those famous roles is Koshimizu’s most iconic yet. As part of the modern cast for this century Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal reboot, Koshimizu is the current voice of Makoto Kino, the Sailor Guardian known as Sailor Jupiter. Sweet as it is tough, Sailor Jupiter is the loyal best friend who stands up to bullies and cooks the best meals for the people she loves.

In both RWBY and RWBY: Ice QueendomKoshimizu brings her fiery energy as the voice of Team RWBY’s sunny little fighter Yang Xiao Long.

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Megumi Toyoguchi is Tomoko Higashita in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable

A bit of a veteran of the voice acting industry in Japan, Megumi Toyoguchi got her start in the late 1990s and had very prominent roles in the early 2000s. Some of the popular anime she appeared in that decade include: hamtaro, Chobits, Shaman King, Initial D, paradise kiss, Naruto Shippuden, Astro Boy and .hack//SIGN. Toyoguchi’s most iconic roles of the 2000s were as Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal AlchemistRiruka Dokugamine in Bleach and Hikari in pokemon.

During the 2010s, Toyoguchi voiced Miyuki and Tatsuya’s stepmother, Sayuri Shiba, in The Irregular at Magic High School. She also provided the voice of Tomoko Higashikata in JoJo’s bizarre adventure: diamond is unbreakable until episode 15 when she took maternity leave. Since then, Tomoko has been voiced by Shizuka Ito, who also briefly took over Toyoguchi’s role of Pyrrha Nikos for the Japanese dub of RWBY Full. 3, which is also the character’s final appearance in the main series.

In front of RWBY: Ice QueendomToyoguchi reprises her role as Pyrrha, singing her character’s version of Weiss’ “Mirror, Mirror”.

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Megumi Han Is Nokoko Inaka And Chika Netsuno In Komi Can’t Communicate

As the daughter of veteran voice actress Keiko Han — who played Luna and Queen Beryl in the original Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon anime — Megumi Han has become a standout talent herself. Han started her career in early 2010 and started working on a few high profile anime quite early on. Some of her iconic roles from the 2010s include Tama from A pieceYoung Obito Uchiha out Naruto Shippuden and Momiji Soma in the fruit basket Restart.


Han’s more famous roles in the current decade are as Susumu Yuito in Platinum end and Terano Totobami in kakegurui XX. Han’s most memorable performances, however, are as Nokoko Inaka and Chika Netsuno from Komi can’t communicate. As characters parodying “the country classmate” and “the athletic rival” character archetypes, Han’s performances as both characters are so vastly different that it’s sometimes hard to believe they have the same voice actor.

To increase Han’s versatility as a voice actress, she provides Penny Polendina’s sweet robotic voice in both RWBY and RWBY: Ice Queendom.

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