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Old 2010-09-20, 02:40  
Siegel Clyne
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Morrigan's New Japanese VA in MvC3 Introduced at TGS 2010: Suigintou, err, Tanaka Rie

An expected guest at the Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity event held at the Tokyo Game Show 2010, Tanaka Rie (Karen Erra, Helga Noyman [Neumann] in Phantasy Star Universe and Phantasy Star Portable) was also a surprise guest at the MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3: Fate of Two Worlds Special Stage event held there with the venerable Capcom veteran Niitsuma Ryouta. Ms. Tanaka was introduced as the new Japanese voice actress for Morrigan Aensland.

Tanaka later announced her role as Morrigan in MvC3 on her Twitter account and on her blog.

From the beginning, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 producer Niitsuma Ryouta had Tanaka Rie in mind performing the charming sexy voice of the sultry succubus Morrigan.

An avid gamer, Tanaka Rie does a lot of voice work in games. Her game characters range from cute, energetic lolis (Neptune / Purple Heart in SUPER DIMENSION GAME NEPTUNE; Plum Scarlet in ELEMENTAL BATTLE ACADEMY) to sexy, glamorous women (Morrigan in MvC3; Medoute in BLAZE UNION).

And she is Voice 2 for the Miqo'te catgirls in FINAL FANTASY XIV.

With few exceptions, for nearly two decades Jinguuji Yayoi has been the Japanese voice of Morrigan Aensland.

(Sakuma Rei, Inoue Kikuko, and Touma Yumi have also voiced Morrigan in various incarnations {anime, drama CDs, etc.}).

A Japanese blogger observes that Capcom rarely changes voice actors, expecting Jinguuji Yayoi would reprise her role as Morrigan in MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3.

EDIT: Some of the other Japanese seiyuu in MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3: Fate of Two Worlds, as posted on 2ch, include Takahashi Hiroki as Ryu, Orikasa Fumiko as Chun-Li, Touchi Hiroki as Chris Redfield, Nakada Jouji as Albert Wesker, Morikawa Toshiyuki as Dante, Tanaka Atsuko as Trish, and Iizuka Mayumi as Tron Bonne.

Seiyuu for Felicia and Viewtiful Joe are unknown, according to the 2ch post, while Amaterasu's seiyuu is a dog.

EDIT 2 [2010-09-25]: Below is footage from the MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3 Fate of Two Worlds SPECIAL STAGE event with MVC3 producer Niitsuma Ryouta held Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the TOKYO GAME SHOW 2010, in which Tanaka Rie is introduced as the Japanese voice actress for Morrigan Aensland (replacing Jinguuji Yayoi who had voiced Morrigan since her character debut back in 1994) and Nakata Jouji is introduced as the Japanese voice actor for Albert Wesker:

[TGS2010][09.18]MVS.C3スペシャルステージ ダイジェスト映像

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