Naruto voice actor Maile Flanagan is the perfect choice to lend the character of Naruto to a new generation of fans. After all, the Naruto that Naruto-shippled fans fell in love with is a unique character with powerful Stand and Healing techniques. It was also this very strength that made Naruto so difficult for the Hokage to mould and train, leading to his loss of status and ultimate defeat.
However, Maile Flanagan’s voice is far different from Naruto’s, in such a way that it fits him well. Naruto, as a whole, is not a very experienced nor a particularly good teacher, rather he is more like a mentor and adviser. For this reason, Naruto voice actor Maile Flanagana does the best job of giving Naruto an authentic, believable voice. His flat and calm tone suits the character of Naruto very well, as it is very indicative of Naruto himself.
Maile Flanagan is not only an experienced voice actor but also has experience of playing other characters from Japanese television and films. Appearing as Jiraiya in the Naruto episodes, as well as Yuichiro Nagashii in the Neon Genesis Evangelion, he has proven his skill as an actor. With years of experience of playing such characters as Yoruichi Shihoin in Kill Bill and Hikaru No Go, it is no wonder that he has been cast as Naruto. It is quite fitting that he should be given the chance to shine in this role.
However, Maile Flanagan is not the only voice actor being considered to portray Naruto. There are others too who have also impressed with their performances. One such actor who has impressed with his performance is Rihoko Yamuaka. A Japanese rock vocalist, she has provided her voice for various Japanese animation movies, as well as anime series such as Naruto and Evangelion. The smooth tone and strong vocals, which she possesses have made her a favourite among fans of Naruto.
Another voice actor who is playing Naruto is Katsuhiro Fujimoto, better known as “Gundam”. He has provided the voice of many other characters as well, most notably G Gundam. Though not originally from Japan, he was brought over to America to be part of the team that created Dragonball and went on to become one of the best voice over actors in his field. It is quite fitting that he should be given the chance to portray the young and beloved character of Naruto.
Voice actor Kazuya Ichihiro is also another popular choice among fans of Naruto. His sexy, Takao Aoki, previously provided the voice of Naruto’s teacher, Uchiha Madara. Though not as young as Aoki, Ichihiro still provides much the same performance, adding a bit more gravitas to the role as well as ensuring that his character has a nice voice to match his great skills. Other voices that he has provided for include: Tazuna Shimura from Kill Bill, Halle Berry from G.I. JOE and Mark Linn-Baker from Teen Girl’s anime series Lemonade Friends.
Masane Amaha also provides fans with her take on the role of Naruto. She is the only Japanese voice actor currently signed onto the Naruto franchise, though she is originally from New York. In the beginning, she was cast as the new blonde character that Naruto met in the anime series. Later on, she became the very first ever Japanese voice actor to voice the character of the blue-eyed Hyuga Hinata in the TV series, The Perfect Pair. Her experience in this field has also led her to voice other characters such as a mysterious priest in Bleach, and a soldier in the series Zetsumeikan. One interesting thing about her work is that, apart from being an accomplished voice actress, she is also a martial arts expert, having trained in both Muay Thai kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the tutelage of her husband.
Masane Amaha is one voice actor that Naruto will definitely be able to enjoy for a very long time. Other characters provided by her include: Kiba Inuzuka, an orphan with a psychic ability; Setsuna Shikimaru, a professional who specializes in stealth attacks; and Madara Uchiha, a foul-mouthed master swordsman who has a dark secret. If you are looking for a new voice to provide the wonderful role of Naruto in an animated series like Naruto, then you can’t go wrong with Masane Amaha. You’ll definitely be excited to hear her take on this wonderful character. As long as Naruto is around, you can expect great things from this voice actor.