Tomo-chan VA Amaki Reveals How She Plays Carol Differently in Japanese and English Versions

Tomo-chan Carol

Tomo-chan Carol

To further hype up the show ahead of its premiere, an interview with Tomo-chan Is a Girl! VAs, including Sally Amaki, was shared online where she talked about how she played the role of Carol Olston differently in Japanese and in English.

This new interview was done by Animate Times and included not only Sally but also Tomo Aizawa VA Rie Takahashi and Misuzu Gundou VA Rina Hidaka.

While Takahashi and Hidaka only play their roles in Japanese, Amaki is different as she’s the voice of Carol in both dubs given her fluency in Japanese and English.

Sally Amaki Is Tomo-chan Is a Girl!'s Bilingual VA

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Sally Amaki is a voice actress and idol who is best known for being a member of the digital idol group, 22/7.

She’s been a part of the group since 2017, and over the years, she has gained a big following online outside of her idol activities.

Sally went viral among international anime fan circles during the early part of her career as many noted how fluent her English is. This is because Sally is American and grew up in LA before going to Japan in 2016.

Her popularity skyrocketed in 2020 as she started a YouTube channel during the height of the pandemic.

Since then, Sally has been tapped to host several anime events over the years.

She has also started to get more roles in anime and games. For instance, she voiced Eliza Shimizu in Bocchi the Rock!

Blizzard also tapped her to be the English voice actress of Kiriko in Overwatch 2.

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Tomo-chan Is a Girl!'s Carol Olston

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Sally’s latest role is in the romantic comedy anime Tomo-chan Is a Girl!, where she plays Carol Olston, who is arguably the series' most popular character.

After all, she is the unofficial mascot character of Reddit’s r/manga community.

Given her fluency in English and Japanese, Sally was chosen as Carol’s voice actor in both the English and Japanese dubs.

She mentioned that while her approach to the character is similar, her voice does change a bit.

Specifically, Carol’s English voice has a lower register compared to her Japanese voice. This proved to be quite a challenge at first as it took lots of trial and error for Sally to nail Carol’s English voice.

But her fans won’t be surprised by this fact. After all, Sally herself speaks with a higher register when talking in Japanese compared to in English, as you can hear in her vlogs.

Hear Sally Amaki’s Carol voice in whichever dub you prefer when Tomo-chan Is a Girl! premieres later today with Episode 1 on Crunchyroll.

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Source: Animate Times

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