Luci Christian

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Luci Christian
Luci Christian.JPG
Born Louisa Michelle Christian
(1973-03-18) March 18, 1973 (age 43)
Hamilton, Texas
Residence Houston, Texas[1]
Education Louisiana State University (M.F.A.)
Angelo State University (B.A.)
Occupation Voice actress, ADR script writer
Years active 1999–present[2]
Notable credit(s) One Piece
as Nami (One Piece)
Spouse(s) Michael Bell (m. 2008)
Children 2[1]
Relatives Kevin Christian (brother)[3]
Website lucichristian.com

Louisa Michelle "Luci" Christian (born March 18, 1973) is an American voice actress and ADR script writer at Funimation and Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks. She has provided voices for a number of English versions of Japanese anime series, and video games.

Biography[edit]

Christian grew up in Texas where her parents were high school teachers.[3] From age 3 to 9, she participated in some local beauty pageants, and later got involved in theater programs in high school.[4] In college, she originally pursued journalism, but changed to theatre when she was offered a scholarship.[4] She got her bachelor's degree in Theatre from Angelo State University and her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre at Louisiana State University.[4]

Her involvement in anime starts in ADV Films in Houston where she had some bit parts in Those Who Hunt Elves that involved about three hours of studio time. She did not hear back for some time until she got cast in Neo Ranga.[2] A few weeks later, she auditioned and got her first starring role as Kaname Chidori in Full Metal Panic!.[2][4] In Super Gals! Ran Kotobuki, she voices the title character who is a fun-loving teenage gal in a family of police officers.[5] In Prétear, she voices main character Himeno Awayuki, a teenage girl who ends up living with two stepsisters and becomes involved in a magical girl fantasy.[6] She also voiced teacher Yukari Tanizaki in the school life comedy Azumanga Daioh.[7] In 2006, she was featured in a series of articles by IGN titled "Babes of ADV Voice-Over".[8]

Christian joined the voice actors who would regularly travel from Houston to record with Funimation in Dallas. She had supporting roles in Fullmetal Alchemist as guest character Psiren, and later as the recurring character Wrath.[9] She voiced actress Asako Kurumi in Funimation's dub of Kodocha,[10] and a lead role as Rico in the girls-with-guns drama Gunslinger Girl.[9][11] In 2006, she voiced lead character Asuna Kagurazaka in the school anime Negima, which is about a boy magician who teaches at an all-girls middle school. Theron Martin of Anime News Network remarked that she interpreted her role much like Kaname Chidori on Full Metal Panic.[12] She also landed the lead role of Tenma Tsukamoto in the comedy School Rumble,[13] and voiced the youthful-looking Mitsukuni "Honey" Haninozuka in Ouran High School Host Club.[14] After Funimation acquired the dubbing rights for the long-running One Piece anime series, Christian was selected to play its lead female navigator Nami.[15]

In 2007, the American Anime Awards nominated her for Best Actress for her work in Princess Tutu, and Best Actress in a Comedy for her work in Desert Punk, Negima and Nerima Daikon Brothers, but lost to Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Debi Derryberry, respectively.[16]

In 2009, she voiced Kirino Chiba, the captain of a kendo team in Bamboo Blade and Lenalee Lee in the fantasy series D. Gray-man. In 2010, she voiced as Nagisa Furukawa in the Clannad series, the title character in Birdy the Mighty Decode and Makina Hoshimura who was the Corpse Princess. She voiced Medusa in the Soul Eater anime series, which was released on video in 2010 and later broadcast on Cartoon Network in 2013. In 2011, she voiced Meryl Strife in the English dub of anime feature film Trigun: Badlands Rumble. In 2012, she voiced Nessa in Fractale and served as the narrator for Ōkami-san and her Seven Companions and Kamisama Kiss, and voiced companion devil Elsie in The World God Only Knows. In 2013, she voiced main characters Nagisa Motomiya in AKB0048,[17] Marika Kato in Bodacious Space Pirates,[18] and Himeko Inaba in the body-swapping anime series Kokoro Connect.[19]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

1999

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Live action[edit]

Video games[edit]

Other media[edit]

Production work[edit]

ADR script writer[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Christian was credited for Gaige in the manual. Anthony Burch has tweeted a correction.Anthony Burch [reverendanthony] (2012-10-05). "To everyone who is asking, Gaige is voiced by Cherami Leigh." (Tweet). Retrieved 2012-10-05. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Luci Christian Bell". BeeAudio. Archived from the original on 2013-05-27. Retrieved 2012-02-22. Narrator's profile at BeeAudio 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Voice Actor Luci Christian (interview)". OtakuReview.net. 2006-03-27. Archived from the original on 2012-05-06. 
  3. ^ a b Kleiner, Sarah (2006-04-02). "District 71 Runoff: Getting to know Kevin Christian". Abilene Reporter-News. Archived from the original on 2007-01-13. It's hard to move around when you're in your formative years, said 33-year-old Luci Christian, a Houston actress and Kevin's only sibling. On the plus side, we both have learned to be at home in almost every situation and we are unafraid to go into places where we don't know anyone. Both of Christian's parents are educators. While Christian finished 11th and 12th grades at Roby High School, Mike Christian was his football coach, and Barbara Christian was his band director and drama instructor. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Levy, Jay (2003-07-21). "An Interview with Voice Actress Luci Christian". Anime News Service. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  5. ^ a b Sternenberg, Melissa. "THEM Anime Reviews 4.0 – Super GALS!". THEM Anime Reviews. Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  6. ^ a b Dungan, Mike (February 23, 2005). "Pretear Vol. #1 (also w/box)". Mania.com. 
  7. ^ a b Pezzano, Kevin (2004). "Azumanga Daioh Volumes 4, 5, & 6". Revolution SF. 
  8. ^ a b c d Carle, Chris (June 15, 2006). "Babes of ADV Voice-Over: Luci Christian". IGN. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Guests – 2007 Guest Listing – Guest info – Luci Christian – Voice Actor". Anime Boston. Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  10. ^ a b "Kodocha. / 2, Hayama hijinks". Funimation. 2005. 
  11. ^ a b Houston, Don (August 9, 2005). "Gunslinger Girl 2: Life, Happiness, and the Gun". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  12. ^ a b Martin, Theron (August 22, 2006). "Mahou Sensei Negima! – DVD 1 – Review". Anime News Network. 
  13. ^ a b Carroll, Luke (January 10, 2008). "School Rumble – DVD 1 – Review". Anime News Network. 
  14. ^ a b Martin, Theron (May 30, 2009). "Ouran High School Host Club – DVD – Season 1 Part 2". Anime News Network. 
  15. ^ a b Martone, John (July 3, 2007). "The new One Piece dub cast announced". Japanator.com. 
  16. ^ a b c d e "American Anime Awards Finalists Announced". Anime News Network. 2007-02-07. 
  17. ^ a b c Green, Scott (August 14, 2013). "Sentai Filmworks Announces "AKB0048" and "Campione!" English Dub Casts". Crunchyroll. 
  18. ^ a b Martin, Theron (January 22, 2013). "Bodacious Space Pirates – Blu-Ray – Collection 1". Anime News Network. 
  19. ^ a b "Kokoro Connect English Dub Cast Announced". Anime News Network. September 20, 2013. 
  20. ^ Cullum, Brett (September 29, 2005). "DVD Verdict Review – Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi". DVD Verdict. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Super Heavy Battlefield". Gravion. Episode 8.  – closing credits
  22. ^ "Shell of Love". Mezzo DSA. Episode 1.  – closing credits
  23. ^ "Tree of Palme English Cast List". mania.com. November 15, 2004. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Suckling". Elfen Lied. Episode 10. 
  25. ^ Martin, Theron (June 4, 2005). "Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu – DVD: Full Metal Pandemonium! – Review". Anime News Network. 
  26. ^ "The Giant Mummy That Summons Storms". Gatchaman. Episode 3.  – closing credits
  27. ^ Martin, Theron (December 8, 2006). "Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid – DVD 1 – Review". Anime News Network. 
  28. ^ Martin, Theron (January 29, 2007). "Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid – DVD 2 – Review". Anime News Network. 
  29. ^ Martin, Theron (December 26, 2006). "Rumbling Hearts DVD 1 – Review". Anime News Network. 
  30. ^ Mills, Kyle (July 10, 2015). "Solty Rei: The Complete Series - S.A.V.E.". DVD Talk. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  31. ^ Kimlinger, Carl (January 22, 2009). "Negima!? Season 2 – DVD Part 1 – Review". Anime News Network. Luci Christian's Asuna, with her relatively wide range of emotions, is a standout 
  32. ^ Amith, Dennis (March 8, 2009). "One Piece Movie 8: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta (a J!-ENT Anime Blu-ray Disc Review)". J!-ENT. 
  33. ^ Finnegan, Erin (October 18, 2010). "Shelf Life - Corpse Bride". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 2, 2016. The dub is impressive. Luci Christian does a great job as Makina with her serious gravelly Deep Voice. J. Michael Tatum makes a good Keisei, but Keiji Fujiwara gets more of a range out of Keisei's comedic and serious moments 
  34. ^ "Funimation Confirms Strike Witches Cast, FMA Street Date". Anime News Network. December 17, 2009. 
  35. ^ Rojas, Justin (February 23, 2012). "Cat Planet Cuties Cast Announcement". Funimation Blog. Funimation. 
  36. ^ Rojas, Justin (January 26, 2012). "Okami-San and Her Seven Companions Cast Announcement". 
  37. ^ "One Piece Film Z Dub Cast Announced – News". Anime News Network. July 6, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  38. ^ "Official Rozen Maiden Zurücksplen English Dub Cast List". Sentai Filmworks (Press release). September 15, 2014. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
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  40. ^ "Chris Patton, Luci Christian Star in Black Bullet Dub". Anime News Network. September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 
  41. ^ Green, Scott (December 3, 2014). ""Dog & Scissors" English Dub Cast Announced". Crunchyroll. 
  42. ^ "Brittney Karbowski, Adam Gibbs Star in Parasyte English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. October 2, 2015. 
  43. ^ "2015 BTVA Anime Dub Awards". behindthevoiceactors.com. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  44. ^ "The Boy and the Beast's English Dub Cast, March Opening Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  45. ^ "Movie review: 'The Boy and the Beast'". star-telegram.com. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  46. ^ "Caitlynn French, Luci Christian Star in HaNaYaMaTa English Dub". Anime News Network. January 13, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  47. ^ "Funimation Offers English Broadcast Dub for My Hero Academia Anime (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  48. ^ Borderlands 2 Manual (PDF). Steam. Valve Corporation. p. 31. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
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  50. ^ "The After School Hexer (Part 1)". Ghost Hunt. Episode 7. 

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