Mela Lee

Mela Lee is an American voice actress based in Los Angeles who voices characters on a number of animated series, films, television shows and video games. She is best known as the voice of Lifeline / Ajay Che in Apex Legends and as the voice of Jade in Mortal Kombat 11. In anime, she voices lead characters Rin Tosaka, in Fate/stay night as well as 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 Lifeline in Apex Legends, Rena Ryūgū in Higurashi When They Cry, 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.

Mela Lee
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OccupationVoice Actress

CareerEdit

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]

FilmographyEdit

Animation English dubbingEdit

List of English dubbing performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source[4]
2001 Saint Tail Meimi / St. Tail [1][5][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 Eva Resume
2009 Blade of the Immortal Rin Asano Press[1]
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]
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 Tweet[24]
2019 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba White-haired guide Facebook[25]
2020 Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Goddess Ishtar

AnimationEdit

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source[4]
2015–present Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Tikki, Stormy Weather [26]
2018–2019 Avengers: Black Panther's Quest Princess Zanda Website[27]
2018 RWBY Caroline Cordovin [28]
2019 The Loud House Principal Rivers
2020 The Owl House Kikimora

FilmsEdit

List of voice and English dubbing performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source[4]
2010 Alpha and Omega Candy [12]
2018 Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel I. - Presage Flower Rin Tohsaka English dub; Limited theatrical release [12]
List of voice and English dubbing performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes Source[4]
2008 Strait Jacket Minea English dub [29]
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]
2016 Alpha and Omega: The Big Fureeze Agnes [12]
2017 Alpha and Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom Agnes [12]

Video gamesEdit

List of voice and English dubbing performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[4]
2009-present BlazBlue series Rachel Alucard English dub Press[1]
2013 Fire Emblem Awakening Tiki English dub Press[12]
2014 Digimon All-Star Rumble Biyomon, Hououmon English dub [12]
2015 Pillars of Eternity Pallegina Press
2015 Xenoblade Chronicles X Celica English dub [12]
2015 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Sharon Kreuger, Scarlet English dub [12]
2016 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Sharon Kreuger English dub [12]
2017 Fire Emblem Heroes Tiki English dub [12]
2018 BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Rachel Alucard, Raquel Alucard English dub Tweet[30][12]
2019 Apex Legends Lifeline IMDB[31]
2019 Mortal Kombat 11 Jade Tweet[12]
2019 Pokémon Masters Karen English dub Tweet[32]
2019 Phantasy Star Online 2 Sukunahime English dub [33]
2019 Shantae and the Seven Sirens Vera
2020 Granblue Fantasy Versus Zeta English dub [34]
2020 Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise Aaliyah Davis [12]

Awards and nominationsEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h 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. Archived from the original on November 4, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Bio". melalee.com. June 19, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  5. ^ "I Hate Wedding Veils!". Saint Tail – Volume 2 (DVD). Episode 4. Tokyopop. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Language Cast.
  6. ^ https://www.dbltap.com/posts/mela-lee-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-apex-legends-voice-actor-01dgwxnc0hhh
  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 "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. ^ "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba". www.facebook.com. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  26. ^ "SDCC 2016 Final Part: A Day Full of Miraculous Surprises and MORE". Comic Maven's Archives. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  27. ^ "It's official! I'm a Disney Princess". Mela Lee. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  28. ^ RWBY Volume 6, Chapter 8 "Dead End"
  29. ^ Strait Jacket (DVD). Manga Video. October 7, 2008. OCLC 244206876.
  30. ^ 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.
  31. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9730966/fullcredits
  32. ^ https://twitter.com/TheMelaLee/status/1167231405014675456
  33. ^ PSO2 episode 3 staff credits
  34. ^ Granblue Fantasy Versus’ Endgame English Dub Credits
  35. ^ "Mela Lee - Award Wins/Nominations". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved August 5, 2018.

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