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25 Anime Voice Actors Behind League of Legends Japan

League of Legends is launching a Japanese server, and the voice actors dubbing the game into Japanese have plenty of anime experience! WARNING: this is a long, video-heavy post! Mobile users beware!

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Jan 19, 2016 6:19 PM | 291,420 views

League of Legends, Riot's free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game, has become a worldwide phenomenon with over 67 million players. Now the game is getting an official Japanese server, and with it some of the most popular Japanese voice actors have been cast to dub the game into Japanese. There might not be a League of Legends anime, but hearing these voices, you can easily picture one in your head! Here are 25 champions, and their voice actors in alphabetical order.

(Voice Actor information was sourced from this Japanese fansite, and may contain mistakes, as the cast has not been officially announced.)

Ami Koshimizu as Ahri

Ami Koshimizu's wide vocal range means she can't be typecasted, but Ahri is not the first animal-eared girl she's played: she was Holo in Spice and Wolf.

League of Legends Ahri Japanese Voice

Spice and Wolf official episode 1 subtitled Holo

Makoto Tsumura as Amumu

She gave a voice to a robot child in the 2003 Astro Boy. Now Makoto Tsumura gives a voice to a sad mummy child in League of Legends.

League of Legends Amumu Japanese voice

Astro Boy 2003

Rie Kugimiya as Annie

Rie Kugimiya has been declared "The Queen of Tsundere" thanks to roles like Shana in Shakugan no Shana. It's only fitting that in League of Legends she takes on another cute but fiery and ferocious character.

League of Legends Annie Japanese voice

Shakugan no Shana official episode 1 subtitled Shana

Aya Endou as Ashe

The voice of the clumsy Miyuki Takara in Lucky Star makes a surprising fit for the coolness and sophistication of ice archer Ashe.

League of Legends Ashe Japanese voice

Lucky Star Miyuki Takara

Hiroshi Naka as Braum

As a support-tank character, Braum is characterized by his immense strength, the same sense of power that Hiroshi Naka lent Luffy's grandfather Monkey D Garp in One Piece.

League of Legends Braum

One Piece Monkey D Garp

Satoshi Hino as Ezreal

Ezreal's a seemingly ordinary boy granted extraordinary powers, a character type Satoshi Hino has experience playing in roles such as Saito Hiraga in Zero no Tsukaima.

League of Legends Ezreal Japanese voice

Zero no Tsukaima Saito Hiraga

Junko Minagawa as Fiora

Junko Minagawa became popular voicing Ryoma Echizen, the star of the sports anime Prince of Tennis. Now she's playing a duelist in the world's biggest e-sport.

League of Legends Fiora Japansese voice
Prince of Tennis Ryoma Echizen

Sumire Uesaka as Jinx

Sumire Uesaka broke into anime voice acting playing crazy girl Sanae Dekomori in Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Now she's playing another crazy girl... but this one has a gun!

League of Legends Jinx Japanese voice

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shita! Sanae Dekomori

Nobutoshi Canna as Kog'Maw

Nobutoshi Canna, known for playing badasses and villains such as Kabuto Yakushi in Naruto, goes full on monstrous as this beast from the ruins of Icathia.

League of Legends Kog'Maw Japanese voice

Naruto game Kabuto Yakushi

Ayako Kawasumi as Leona

Ayako Kawasumi plays a wide variety of characters in anime, though the warrior Saber in the various Fate/ series is probably what the League of Legends casting directors had in mind when casting her as Leona.

League of Legends Leona Japanese voice

Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works Saber

Yuuki Aoi as Lulu

The voice of Madoka Kaname in Puella Magi Madoka Magica takes on another role as a girl forever changed by magic.

League of Legends Lulu Japanese voice

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Madoka Kaname

Shizuka Itou as Lux

Shizuka Itou is known for frequently playing redheads, but now the Lady of Luminosity joins the likes of Hildegard in Beelzebub on the list of blondes she has voiced.

League of Legends Lux Japanese voice

Beelzebub Hildegard

Keiji Fujiwara as Master Yi

Keiji Fujiwara is the Japanese dub-over voice of Robert Downey Jr. Now he goes from Iron Man to a different sort of "iron man", the mystic cyborg Yi.

League of Legends Master Yi Japanese voice

Iron Man Anthony Stark

Jouji Nakata as Nasus

One of the go-to actors for deep voiced villains and anti-heroes, first known in American fandom for playing Alucard in Hellsing, plays the dog-headed demigod of death and time.

League of Legends Nasus Japanese voice

Hellsing Alucard

Chiwa Saito as Orianna

Chiwa Saito played the cyborg dancer Françoise Arnoul in 009 Re:Cyborg, a role which likely inspired her casting in the role of the robot dancer Orianna in League of Legends.

League of Legends Orianna Japanese voice

009 Re:Cyborg Françoise Arnoul

Ayumi Fujimura as Poppy

Kneesocks (Ayumi Fujimura's character from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt) wants to make sure that when you play as Poppy, you play by the RUUUUUUUUUULES!

League of Legends Poppy

Panty and Stocking Kneesocks

Miyuki Sawashiro as Riven

Miyuki Sawashiro has moved from voicing to cutesy moe characters to more intense action girls, Celty Sturluson from Durarara!! a popular example of the latter. "Riven, The Exile" is her in action mode.

League of Legends Riven Japanese voice

Durarara!! Celty Sturluson

Tomokazu Seki as Rumble

The popular voice actor Tomokazu Seki played the slightly unhinged Gilgamesh in Fate/stay night and proceeding works. You can really hear the similarity in both of their laughs!

League of Legends Rumble Japanese voice

Gilgamesh Tomokazu Seki

Kazuhiko Inoue as Shen

The sharingan-wielding teacher of Team 7 in Naruto and its sequels plays another cool-headed ninja in League of Legends. His role in League may be more defensive, but Kakashi and Shen are both all about the team.

League of Legends Shen Japanese voice

Hatake Kakashi Naruto voice clip

Ikue Ootani as Teemo

Ikue Ootani is Japan's number one voice for cute creatures (she's both Chopper AND Pikachu!) so of course she's voicing this dangerous but adorable Yordle.

League of Legends Teemo Japanese voice

Pokemon Pikachu

Kenyuu Horiuchi as Twisted Fate

Kenyuu Horiuchi is a voice actor with a gift for comedy, showcased with his role as Barazou Mankanshoku in Kill la Kill, so he fits well as this criminal who never takes anything seriously.

League of Legends Twisted Fate Japanese voice

Kill la Kill Barazou Mankanshoku

Ryouka Yuzuki as Vi

As the stern and merciless "Piltover Enforcer," Ryouka Yuzuki plays a role similar to her stand-out performance as Satsuki Kiryuuin in Kill la Kill.

League of Legends Vi Japanese voice

Kill la Kill Satsuki Kiryuuin

Masako Nozawa as Wukong

When you have a video game character based off the Monkey King from Journey to the West, the legend that inspired Dragon Ball, who do you cast to play that character in Japanese? Son Goku, that's who!

League of Legends Wukong

Dragon Ball Goku

Tomokazu Sugita as Yasuo

Tomokazu Sugita honed his screaming swordfighter chops voicing Gintoki Sakata in Gintama, bringing this energy to his League of Legends role.

League of Legends Yasuo Japanese voice

Gintama Gintoki

Natsuki Hanae as Veigar and Ziggs

When he's not finding strange creatures in the digital world as Taichi Yagami in the new Digimon Adventure, Natsuki Hanae is playing strange creatures himself, the "Tiny Master of Evil" Veigar and cat-like Yordle mad scientist Ziggs. Fans will be pleased to know that Natsuki is a huge LoL fan in real life!

League of Legends Ziggs

League of Legends Veigar

Digimon Adventure Tri Taichi Yagami

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