Welcome to the next post in my Seiyuu Series, where I highlight a seiyuu (Japanese Voice Actor) that I recognize and/or really love. Today we have the famous and talented Megumi Ogata. First, here’s some general information about her voice-acting roles. These are certainly not all her roles, but the ones that stuck out most to me.
Roles I know
Angel Beats: Ayato Naoi
Assassination Classroom: Itona Horibe
Dangronpa series: Makoto Naegi
Evangelion franchise: Shinji Ikari
Full Moon wo Sagashite: Izumi Rio
Konohana Kitan: Tsubaki
Magical Girl Raising Project: Cranberry
Yuu yuu Haskusho: Kurama
Roles I don’t know
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Various Voices
Cardcaptor Sakura: Yukito Tskushiro
Magic Knight Rayearth: Emeraude
Slam Dunk: Takenori Akagi
Tokyo Mewmew: Deep Blue, Blue Knight, and Aoyama
UFO Princess Valkyrie franchise: Valkyrie
Yu Gi Oh! — Yuugi Mutou
First Time Hearing
My first time hearing Megumi Ogata was when I watched Neon Genesis Evangelion in 2014. I was stunned by the performance. I remember being especially impressed by the way she can scream and make it sound so desperate and afraid. Shinji’s scream is legendary. I can’t imagine anybody being better at capturing the character of Shinji.
This is repetitive, but my favorite role of Megumi Ogata is and always will be Shinji Ikari. Since I’ve already mentioned that, I’ll note another role I really enjoyed. I think she did great delivering the menacing yet often humorous character of Naoi in Angel Beats. There is just the right level of maliciousness in him early on when he is an antagonist, and when he comes over the right side, his obsession with the one who saved him is adorable and funny.
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