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Kira Buckland
Born (1987-07-16) July 16, 1987 (age 31)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Alaska Anchorage (B.A., 2007)
OccupationVoice actress
Years active2005–present

Kira Buckland (born July 16, 1987)[1] is an American voice actress who has provided numerous voices for English dubbed Japanese anime and video games. Some of her major roles are Hiyoko Saionji and Kirumi Tojo in the Danganronpa series, Bloody Marie in Skullgirls, Eri Shinkai in Aika R-16: Virgin Mission, Kanae Sumida in 5 Centimeters Per Second, Izumo Kamiki in Blue Exorcist, Kuroyukihime in Accel World, 2B in Nier: Automata, Maria Naruse in The Testament of Sister New Devil and Julis-Alexia von Riessfeld in The Asterisk War.


Buckland started voice acting in 2004 where she worked on radio dramas and computer/video games and some flash animations. While a student at University of Alaska Anchorage, she became president of its anime club and founded the first Alaskan anime convention, Senshi-Con, based in Anchorage, Alaska.[2][3] Buckland graduated with a degree in Japanese.[4] She won the Anime Expo 2007 AX Idol Voice Acting competition.[5] She voices for Bang Zoom! Entertainment on a variety of anime shows. Buckland returned to Senshi-Con as a guest in February 2009.



Year Title Role Notes Source[6]
2008–09 Tweeny Witches: The Adventures Hanamomo Resume
2008 Aika R-16: Virgin Mission Eri Shinkai [7][8]
2012–13 Blue Exorcist Izumo Kamiki Also Movie Resume
2013 Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Daughter of Kyokutsu Resume
2013–14 Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne Madoka Kyono Resume
2013 Accel World Kuroyukihime (Black Lotus) [9]
2014 Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Ren Kogyoku Also Kingdom Resume
2014 Blood Lad Hydra Bell [10]
2014 Kill la Kill Maimu Okurahama, Imagawa Resume
2015–16 Durarara!!×2 Mika Harima Resume
2016 Aldnoah.Zero Lemrina Vers Envers [11]
2016 Love Live! Umi Sonoda [12][13]
2016–17 The Asterisk War Julis-Alexia von Riessfeld [14]
2016 Tales of Zestiria the X Edna [8]
2016 Charlotte Ayumi Otosaka [15]
2016 Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Cookie Griffon, Eco Turbine Resume
2016 Fight Ippatsu! Jūden-chan!! Arresta Blanket [16]
2016–present Sailor Moon Mimete Viz dub [17]
2016–17 Hunter x Hunter Zushi 2011 series [18][19]
2016–17 Kuromukuro Muetta, Yukihime [20]
2016 Pokémon Generations Malva, Little Girl Resume
2017 Rio: Rainbow Gate! Jack Mighty Resume
2017 World War Blue Kurvay Resume
2017 Skip Beat! Ruriko Matsunai Eps. 5-7 [21]
2018 Granblue Fantasy The Animation Lyria [22]
2018 Kakegurui Mary Saotome Tweet[23]
2018 Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World Beatrice, Lucas, Hetaro Resume
2018 Violet Evergarden Luculia Resume
2017-2018 The Testament of Sister New Devil Maria Naruse also season 2 Resume
2008–09 Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit Nimka Resume
2018 Yo-kai Watch Jibanyan Season 3 [24]
2019 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable Reimi Sugimoto [25]


Year Title Role Notes Source[6]
2014 Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A. Prep School Jewel Sparkles Resume
2011 PONY.MOV Twilight Sparkle Resume
2015–16 Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Alix Kubdel Grouped under Additional Voices [26]
2018 Wakfu Evangelyne Season 3 only Resume
2019 YooHoo to the Rescue YooHoo Main role [27]


Year Title Role Notes Source[6]
2011 5 Centimeters Per Second Kanae Sumida Bandai (Bang Zoom!) dub Resume
2014 Dive Olly Dive and the Pirate Treasure Coco [8]
2016 Love Live! The School Idol Movie Umi Sonoda [28]
2016 Schirkoa Little Whore Voice role [29]
2018 A Silent Voice Naoka Ueno [30]
2019 I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Kyoko Limited theatrical release [31]
Fate/Grand Order: First Order Olgamarie Resume
In This Corner of the World Keiko Resume
Blame! Sanakan Resume

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source[6]
2005 MapleStory Orchid, Lotus, Roo-D Resume
2008 Castle Crashers Princesses, Medusa Resume
2008 Eternal Poison Marie Resume
2008 Luminous Arc 2 Karen, Elicia [32][33]
2010 Heroes of Newerth Monster Hunter Calamity Resume
2012 Skullgirls Marie [8]
2012 Dust: An Elysian Tail MaMop [8]
2012 Mugen Souls Chou-Chou also Mugen Souls Z [34]
2012 Ragnarok Odyssey Linde Resume
2013 Jisei series Chance Jackson Resume
2013 Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk Nio & Odelia Also Atelier Ayesha Plus Resume
2013 Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory MarvelousAQL Also Re;Birth3 Resume
2013 Time and Eternity Toki Resume
2014 Bravely Default Artemia Venus Resume
2014 Inazuma Eleven Silvia Woods Resume
2014 Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky Nio Altugle Also Atelier Escha & Logy Plus Resume
2014 Tales of Xillia 2 Mary, Mint Resume
2014 Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Hiyoko Saionji Resume
2014 Fairy Fencer F Ethel, Khalara, Della Also Advent Dark Force Resume
2014 Ar Nosurge Nay Also Ar Nosurge Plus Resume
2015 HuniePop Lola Rembrite Resume
2015 Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Honoka Resume
2015 Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart Resta, Generia G Resume
2015 Blackhole Auriel Resume
2015 Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea Homura, Odelia Resume
2015 The Awakened Fate Ultimatum Phyllis Izayoi Resume
2015 Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 - Record Breaker Miyako Hotsuin Resume
2015 Lost Dimension Mana Kawai Resume
2015 Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Seraphina Resume
2015 Tales of Zestiria Edna [8]
2015 Stella Glow Dorothy Resume
2015 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Celine, Elise Schwarzer Also The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II [8]
2016 Street Fighter V Falke Resume
2016 Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale Parmela Resume
2016 Bravely Second: End Layer Artemia Venus Resume
2016 Megatagmension Blanc + Neptune vs. Zombies Hachima Resume
2016 Grand Kingdom Lillia Sforza Resume
2016 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Spirit of Justice Trucy Wright Tweet[8]
2016 Paladins Evie, Skye (Heartbreaker Skin) in open beta Resume
2017 Fire Emblem Heroes Eirika, Katarina Family Bonds story [8][35]
2017 Nier: Automata 2B [8]
2017 Summon Night 6: Lost Borders Milreaf, Partet, Resi [36]
2017 Puyo Puyo Tetris Rulue Tweet[37]
2017 Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Laxia Resume
2017 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Kirumi Tojo Resume
2018 Detective Pikachu Emilia Resume
2018 Soulcalibur VI Talim, 2B Resume
2019 Dead or Alive 6 Honoka Tweet[38]


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  2. ^ CJ (2006). "Senshi-Con 2006: Second Anime Convention held in Anchorage, Alaska". Archived from the original on December 3, 2008. Retrieved May 20, 2008.
  3. ^ Burkhart, Aaron (March 14, 2006). "Anime Club expands this year's Senshi-Con with more events, guest". The Northern Light. Archived from the original on December 3, 2008. Retrieved November 27, 2008.
  4. ^ "The Official of Rina-chan". Retrieved November 10, 2008.
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  9. ^ "Invitation". Accel World. Episode 18. Event occurs at Closing credits.
  10. ^ "Blood Lad BD+DVD". Retrieved October 3, 2016. Most other roles work better, especially Sherry Lynn (best-known as the English voice for all incarnations of Sasami in the Tenchi Muyo! franchise) as Liz and Kira Buckland (Lagrange – Flower of the Rin-ne's Madoka) as Bell. The English script takes a fair amount of liberties but does not stray too far afield.
  11. ^ "Aldnoah.Zero Dub Cast Adds Kira Buckland, Ben Pronsky, More". Anime News Network. November 18, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  12. ^ "Love Live! Anime English Dub to Premiere on US TV Tonight". Anime News Network. February 5, 2016. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  13. ^ Smith, G.B. (February 16, 2016). "Press Audio: The One with the Muses—Love Live! Season 1 Anime English Dub Review". The Fandom Post. Retrieved April 26, 2016. Kira Buckland gives Umi the deeper sound and solid foundation which matches the personality of Umi to a T. She’s just as adept at showing Umi’s cuter and weaker sides, her embarrassment at the thought of wearing a skimpy costume in front of a large audience and her stage fright.
  14. ^ "Aniplex Offers The Asterisk War Season 1 on English-Dubbed Blu-ray". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  15. ^ "Aniplex Offers 2015 Charlotte Anime on English-Dubbed Blu-ray". Anime News Network. June 5, 2016. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  16. ^ "Media Blasters Announces Full Juden-chan Anime Dub Cast". Anime News Network. June 6, 2016. Retrieved June 5, 2016.
  17. ^ "Viz Media Reveals English Voice Cast for Sailor Moon S Villains". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  18. ^ "Arrival × At × The Arena". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 27. Viz Media. November 12, 2016. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim.
  19. ^ "Nen × And × "Nen". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 28. Viz Media. November 19, 2016. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim.
  20. ^ "Beckoned by the Festival Music". Kuromukuro. Season 1. Episode 13. December 9, 2016. Event occurs at Credits, English Version. Netflix.
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  22. ^ "Aniplex US English Trailer with Cast Announcements". AniplexUS. March 2, 2018. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  23. ^ Buckland, Kira [@rinachan] (February 1, 2018). "One of my most exciting reveals for 2018!!! I am THRILLED to play Mary Saotome in the #Kakegurui dub. She was SUCH a fun and fitting character for me. Go watch it on Netflix now!" (Tweet). Retrieved March 6, 2018 – via Twitter.
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  26. ^ "The Bubbler". Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. Season 1. Episode 1. December 6, 2015. Nickelodeon.
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  28. ^ NIS America (February 21, 2016). "Love Live! The School Idol Movie Premium Edition Now Available for Preorder" (Press release). Retrieved October 20, 2017 – via Anime News Network.
  29. ^ "Schirkoa - K.U.T Film & KORTFILM.BE". Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  30. ^ "'A Silent Voice' UK Home Video Release Details – All the Anime". Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  31. ^ Ressler, Karen (November 16, 2018). "I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Anime Film's Dub Cast Announced Ahead of February U.S. Theatrical Release". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  32. ^ Raychul (2008). "GameGirl: Interview with Kira "Rina-Chan"". Archived from the original on December 17, 2008. Retrieved November 27, 2008.
  33. ^ "Visual Novel Bermuda Sounds A Little Reminiscent Of Ever 17 - Siliconera". March 28, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  34. ^ Buckland, Kira. "Here's the announcement I promised! Go pick up "Mugen Souls" for PS3 today - I voice the lead character, Chou-Chou (all 8 personalities!)". Twitter. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  35. ^ Romano, Sal (February 15, 2017). "Fire Emblem Heroes adds Ephraim, Eirika, Seliph, and Julia". Gematsu. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  36. ^ "Summon Night 6 Game's May 23 Release Date, English Dub Cast Revealed - News". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  37. ^ Buckland, Kira [@rinachan] (April 25, 2017). "Puyo Puyo Tetris is now out for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4! I voice Rulue ☆" (Tweet). Retrieved April 25, 2017 – via Twitter.
  38. ^ Buckland, Kira [@KiraBuckland] (March 1, 2019). "#DOA6 is out today! Honoka will always hold a special place in my heart as the first playable character I ever voiced in a fighting game. 💕 Hope you enjoy and feel free to tag me if you come up with cool combos, etc!" (Tweet). Retrieved March 2, 2019 – via Twitter.

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