COVID-19 has affected many in-person events in the past few years, and one of the biggest hits that nerds received was the canceling of conventions. Now in 2022, with rules changing, fans are finally able to interact face to face with like-minded individuals, their favorite creators, and even meet some of their heroes.
This past weekend we were present at Ohayocon 2022 for press coverage and partook in plenty of anime and manga goodness. While there, we had the incredible opportunity to speak with several legendary voice actors, and we will be sharing all of the exclusive interviews for you here on Anime Mojo.
In this first conversation, we speak with Cynthia Cranz, who is known for voicing characters like Chi-Chi in the entire Dragon Ball franchise and Boton in YuYu Hakusho. In her decades-long career as a voice actress, she has also made an impression embodying characters in Shin-Chan, Fruits Basket, Case Closed, Ace Attorney, My Hero Academia, Attack On Titan, Fairy Tale, Ghost In The Shell, Tales of Zestiria, Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Black Butler, Soul Eater, Evangelion, One Piece, Detective Conan, and Lupin: The Third.
Check out the entire exclusive video interview with Cynthia Cranz below, and be sure to let us know which of her characters is your favorite in the comments section!
During my time at Ohayocon this weekend, I was able to obtain a press pass and speak with a number of popular and talented voice talents, and this first chat features the legendary Cynthia Cranz! Cynthia is best known for her portrayal as Chi-Chi from Dragon Ball until now, voicing the English version of the character for decades.
We talked about the character growth of her most popular roles as well as why she wishes Chi Chi was on the front line with the Z Fighters more often and which of her and Goku's children are her favorites. (Spoiler, it's Gohan.)
Touching on her other roles in a multitude of anime series she name-dropped her role of Boton in YuYu Hakusho as well as mentioning her characters in Shin-Chan and Fruits Basket, giving us a wealth of content to discuss.
With decades of experience voicing for Funimation shows under her belt, Cynthia has a treasure trove of knowledge about the industry to share. She's the first voice actress who explained to me the struggle of learning flap-matching, which is better known as matching the mouth movements of characters when dubbing over them in English or another language.
All in all, I certainly learned a multitude of information and I'm positive you'll have a killer time watching. Enjoy and stay tuned for more exclusive Ohayocon interviews!
Learn more about Ohayocon on their official website and hear Cynthia in YuYu Hakusho and Dragon Ball on Funimation.