Mela Lee

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Mela Lee
MelaLeeVOActress.jpg
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
EducationPepperdine University
OccupationVoice actress
Spouse(s)
Dan Antunovich (m. 2017)
WebsiteMelaLee.com

Mela Lee is an American actress based in the Los Angeles area who voices characters on a number of animated series, films, television shows and video games. In anime, she voices lead characters Rin Tosaka, in Fate/stay night as well as its reboot Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works and current film trilogy opener Heaven's Feel; Yuki Cross in Vampire Knight; Shinku the fifth Rozen Maiden doll in Rozen Maiden; and Erica Karisawa in the Durarara!! series, which was broadcast on Adult Swim. In animation, she is the voice of Tikki in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, which airs on Nickelodeon and Netflix. In video games, she voices Rachel Alucard in the BlazBlue series, Tiki in the Fire Emblem series, Sharon Krueger and Scarlet in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel series, and Pallegina in the Pillars of Eternity series.

Career[edit]

Lee first got into voice acting when she auditioned for Vampire Princess Miyu, but the director had her read for Saint Tail, and she was cast as the title character Meimi Haneoka, whom assumes the secret identity of Saint Tail.[1] She would later land the vampire role of Yuki Cross in the Vampire Knight series and Rin Tosaka, the heroine of the Fate/stay night series. She also played the lead heroine in Rozen Maiden. Lee has also served as an ADR Voice Replacement specialist in over 100 projects, including Suicide Squad, Gotham, Detroit, Zero Dark Thirty, Atlanta, and The Good Wife.[2]

In addition to voice acting, Lee is the lead singer, composer, and lyricist for her band Magnolia Memoir.[1] She and fellow voice actress Erica Lindbeck host their own web series called Lindbeck and Lee with voice actor guests.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Lee married musician Dan Antunovich on December 30, 2017.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of dubbing performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[5]
2001 Saint Tail Meimi / St. Tail Debut Role [1][6]
2006 Immortal Grand Prix Max Erlich [7]
2006 Kannazuki no Miko Kyoko [8]
2006 Fate/stay night Rin Tohsaka [9][10][11]
2007–11 Rozen Maiden series Shinku Also Trumend, Ouverture [12]
2007 Higurashi: When They Cry Rena Ryugu Press[1]
2008-9 Tweeny Witches series Eva 2004-7 series Resume
2009 Blade of the Immortal Rin Asano Press[1]
2009 Toradora! Maya Kihara [12]
2010–11 Vampire Knight series Yuki Cross Also Guilty Press[1]
2011 Durarara!! Erika Karisawa [13]
2012 Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan series Kana Ienaga as Kayla Yesratsian [12]
2013 Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea Yu Seiki [12]
2015–16 Durarara!!×2 Erika Karisawa [14]
2015 BlazBlue Alter Memory Rachel Alucard [15]
2015 Aldnoah.Zero Orlane [16]
2015 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Rin Tohsaka TV series [17]
2016;
2019
Hunter × Hunter Canary, others 2011 series [18][19][20]
2016 The Asterisk War Sylvia Ryuneheim Press[1]
2016 Erased Misato Yanagihara [21]
2017 Mob Psycho 100 Rei Kurosaki Tweet[22]
2017 Berserk Schierke 2016 series [23]
2019 Cannon Busters Dex, Additional Voices [24]

Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source[5]
2015–present Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Tikki, Stormy Weather [25]
2018–2019 Avengers: Black Panther's Quest Princess Zanda [26]
2018 RWBY Caroline Cordovin [27]

Films[edit]

List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source[5]
2018 Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel I. - Presage Flower Rin Tohsaka English dub [12][28]
2010 Alpha and Omega Candy [12]
List of dubbing performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes Source[5]
2008 Kite Liberator Azuki Noguchi [12]
2008 Strait Jacket Minea [29]
2011 The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Reiko Hayama [12]
2014 Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games Agnes [12]
2015 Alpha and Omega: Family Vacation Agnes [12]
2015 Madea's Tough Love Old Lady [12]
2015 Love Live! The School Idol Movie Hideko [12]
2016 Alpha and Omega: The Big Fureeze Agnes [12]
2017 Alpha and Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom Agnes [12]

Video games[edit]

List of dubbing performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[5]
2009 BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Rachel Alucard Press[1]
2010 Trinity Universe Rizelea [12]
2010 Blazblue: Continuum Shift Rachel Alucard Press[1]
2013 Fire Emblem: Awakening Tiki Press[12]
2013 Rune Factory 4 Nancy [12]
2014 Drakengard 3 Three [12]
2014 Ar Nosurge Nelo [12]
2014 Digimon All-Star Rumble Biyomon, Hououmon [12]
2015 Pillars of Eternity Pallegina Press[30]
2015 Xenoblade Chronicles X Celica [12]
2015 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Sharon Kreuger, Scarlet [12]
2016 Bravely Second Yoko [12]
2016 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Sharon Kreuger, Scarlet [12]
2016 Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky Amatsume [12]
2017 Fire Emblem Heroes Tiki Also variants of Tiki [12]
2017 Summon Night 6 Kunon [12]
2018 BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Rachel Alucard Tweet[31]
2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tiki [12]
2019 Apex Legends Lifeline [32]
2019 Mortal Kombat 11 Jade Tweet[33]
2019 Pokémon Masters Karen [34]

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2015, Lee was nominated for the BTVA Anime Dub Award for Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in an Anime Television Series/OVA for her role as Rin Tohsaka in Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works.[35]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Bruno, Travis (February 25, 2011). "Interview with Mela Lee – Voice Actress". Capsule Computers. Australia.
  2. ^ "Resume". Mela Lee. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Catch up on Lindbeck & Lee's Stellar Season 2!". melalee.com. June 9, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "Mela Lee and Dan Antunovich wedding (Instagram post)". Instagram. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Bio". melalee.com. June 19, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  6. ^ "I Hate Wedding Veils!". Saint Tail – Volume 2 (DVD). Episode 4. Tokyopop. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Language Cast.
  7. ^ "IGPX STAFF & CAST". Production I.G. Retrieved January 22, 2017.
  8. ^ "Secret Love Shell". Destiny of the Shrine Maiden. Episode 3. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Voice Cast.
  9. ^ Martin, Theron (March 18, 2013). "Fate/stay night – Blu-ray Collection 2 – Review". Anime News Network.
  10. ^ Amith, Dennis (January 30, 2013). "Fate/stay night – Collection 1 (a J!-ENT Anime Blu-ray Disc Review)". J-Ent!.
  11. ^ "Aniplex USA Details Fate/stay night: UBW, Durarara!!×2 Shō Release Details". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab "Mela Lee". behindthevoiceactors.com. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  13. ^ Brusuelas, James (December 12, 2010). "Aniplex Announces Durarara English Cast". Animation World Network. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  14. ^ "Durarara!!×2 English Dub to Premiere March 10". Anime News Network. March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  15. ^ Lee, Michelle (March 16, 2015). "BlazBlue Alter Memory Cast Announcement". Funimation. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  16. ^ "Aniplex USA to Release 1st Aldnoah.Zero Season on BD/DVD with Dub & Sub". Anime News Network. June 6, 2015.
  17. ^ "Aniplex USA Details Fate/stay night UBW, Durarara!! 2xSho Release Details". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  18. ^ "The × Guard's × Duty". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 23. Viz Media. October 8, 2016. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim.
  19. ^ "A × Dangerous × Watchdog". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 22. Viz Media. October 1, 2016. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim.
  20. ^ "Arrival × At × The Arena". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 27. Viz Media. November 12, 2016. Event occurs at Closing credits. Adult Swim.
  21. ^ "Ben Diskin, Michelle Ruff Star as Satoru in Erased English Dub". Anime News Network. June 29, 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  22. ^ Lee, Mela [@TheMelaLee] (January 16, 2017). ""Rockin the #Tracksuit as #Rei in #MobPsycho100 /latest episodes @FUNimation @Crunchyroll #NotSoPsychicPowers #StillAdorbs #ImEveryWoman"" (Tweet). Retrieved January 31, 2017 – via Twitter.
  23. ^ "Funimation Acquires Berserk Season 1 (2016) English Dub - Funimation - Blog!". Funimation - Blog!. March 20, 2017. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  24. ^ Lee, Mela [@themelalee] (August 15, 2019). "For each Beautifully Drawn Hero - a Beautifully Drawn #Villain - I play #Dex in #LeSeanThomas #CannonBusters for @netflixpic.twitter.com/5JkMdFHvYR" (Tweet). Retrieved August 18, 2019 – via Twitter.
  25. ^ "SDCC 2016 Final Part: A Day Full of Miraculous Surprises and MORE". Comic Maven's Archives. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  26. ^ "It's official! I'm a Disney Princess". Mela Lee. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  27. ^ RWBY Volume 6, Chapter 8 "Dead End"
  28. ^ TYPE-MOON・Aniplex・ufotable・FSNPC. "THE MOVIE Fate/stay night[Heaven's Feel] USA Official Website". THE MOVIE Fate/stay night[Heaven's Feel] USA Official Website. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  29. ^ Strait Jacket (DVD). Manga Video. October 7, 2008. OCLC 244206876.
  30. ^ Newman, Heather (July 11, 2018). "Where's my super suit?!?". Medium. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  31. ^ Lee, Mela [@TheMelaLee] (June 1, 2018). ""I'll be joining prior castmates and #RWBY June 5th in the new BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle !"" (Tweet). Retrieved June 5, 2018 – via Twitter.
  32. ^ Hopkins, Tom. "Meet the Voice Actors of Apex Legends' Voice Cast". Twinfinite. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  33. ^ Lee, Mela [@TheMelaLee] (April 22, 2019). "Honored to join the Stellar Cast of #MK11 as the Voice of #JADE 💫Thank you to @NeatherRealm and @noobde for creating this exquisite Warrior Goddess" (Tweet). Retrieved April 22, 2019 – via Twitter.
  34. ^ https://twitter.com/TheMelaLee/status/1167231405014675456
  35. ^ "Mela Lee - Award Wins/Nominations". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved August 5, 2018.

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