Jack interviewed Lisle Wilkerson, voice actress in video games such as Tekken (Nina Williams), Virtua Fighter (Sarah Bryant), Dead or Alive, Shenmue II, Crazy Taxi, and more at Anime USA 2017. They chat about her career, favorite shows, translating and interpreting, media in Japan, and much more. Check out their conversation in the video above!
Lisle’s bio via AnimeUSA: Lisle Wilkerson grew up in Tokyo, Japan. She speaks fluent Japanese, and her voice work is done in both English & Japanese. She is the powerhouse behind some of the gaming industry’s most popular female fighting characters, such as Nina Williams and Christie Monteiro, Sarah Bryant from Virtua Fighter, as well as Shenmue II. As a big Hello Kitty lover, one of her favorite voice acting roles has been playing Bad Badtz Maru, Hello Kitty’s bff! Lisle acted alongside Bill Murray in the Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola film “Lost In Translation”, and had a lead role in the award winning indie film “Kamataki”. And she also does a lot of interpreting, working with people like Keanu Reeve, Makoto Shinkai, Morning Musume, SMAP!, LOVE LIVE SUNSHINE!, and best-selling author Marie Kondo. Lisle works as a local media correspondent for various Japan networks, covering high-profile events like The Grammys, Academy Awards, Emmys and Golden Globes. And she is very excited about the 2020 Olympics being hosted in her home city, Tokyo!! And yes, OF COURSE, she is already plotting on how to be involved!