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Know the Sound Color If you Want to be a “Dubber”

Want to be a dubber? Get to know your voice color to get the right role.

“The voice has a limited range, choose roles that can match your voice,” said Japanese animation voice maker Nami Okamoto at the Seiyu Workshop at the Japan Foundation in Jakarta on Friday.

Okamoto revealed the story of his friend whose voice was low-pitched. The friend auditioned for the voiceover, at that time, he deliberately used a voice that was higher than the range of his voice. For more information you can visit: https://www.voquent.com/klingon/

“It turns out he escaped, but because at the audition his voice was forced it was a hassle,” continued the woman who had been a dubber for 16 years.

Okamoto revealed that there is indeed a part of voice distribution that has a distinctive sound color with character. That excess may have the opposite effect.

“It could be that the role is just that,” said the voice of Kana Mizuguchi in “Detective Conan”.

Meanwhile, Okamoto himself usually votes for the character of small children, women and men, elementary, middle and high school students. The unique figure he once played was a grandmother aged 97.

In Japan, a female voice speaker is familiar with voices for male characters.

“But the opposite is not so. Seiyu (voice counseling) men fill voices for male roles. Women can play as men, usually for the character of small children,” said women who maintain the quality of their voices by avoiding spicy food.