Local Voice Actress Becomes The 1st Malaysian To Dub A Major Anime For Funimation

Chan Su Ling will be voicing several characters in hit anime 'Kageki Shojo!!'.

Cover image via @SuChanVA (Twitter) & @gomanga (Twitter)

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Meet Chan Su Ling, the first Malaysian who will dub several characters in Kageki Shojo!!, a critically acclaimed shoujo anime about an all-women musical theater

According to Chan, she is the first Malaysian to voice act in an American dub

The Magic Rain reported that she is set to voice a few characters in Funimation's upcoming English dub of Kageki Shojo!!.

Funimation is a major entertainment company that specialises in dubbing and distributing Japanese anime.

In a tweet published yesterday, 17 October, Chan said she will be playing Akiya's mother in the series. Kakuchopurei.com reported that she will also voice various students in the hit show.

"I'm the first Malaysian voice actor in an American dub," she said, before adding in Bahasa Melayu, "I am proud to prove that Malaysians can achieve anything. Malaysia boleh!"

Kageki Shojo!! was created by Kumiko Saiki and the manga ran in Jump Kai magazine from 2012 to 2014

The manga was re-released as an omnibus in 2019. In July, the manga was adapted into an 13-episode anime.

Kageki Shojo!! has a 7.85 rating from 12,000 users on My Anime List.

The story follows Sarasa Watanabe, a student at the all-female Kouka School Of Musical and Theatrical Arts. The students of the school play both male and female roles.

She aspires to become a top 'otokoyaku' performer — an actress that plays traditionally male roles.

Chan has 19 voice acting credits to her name on IMDb.

She is best known for voicing Mayday from hit 3D action music-laced game No Straight Roads, and several characters in BoBoiBoy.

According to her website, she voiced Ying and Kikita from BoBoiBoy, Ms Dira from Rimba Racer, and also voiced in several US games, such as Fadeout: Underground and Warfork.

She also did Malay dub for anime series such as Cardcaptor Sakura and Chibi Maruko-Chan, reported The Magic Rain.

Chan is fluent in English and Malay and can voice act in basic Cantonese and Japanese.

She has also worked on a handful of commercials for brands such as Maxis, Nippon Paint, Digi, Maybelline, Kotex, Samsung, KFC, AIA, Dutch Lady, Suria KLCC, IKEA, and more.

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