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Raise Your Voice: My Start as a Professional Voice Actor in Japan

Working alongside voice-acting legends such as Ikue Otani (Pikachu from Pokemon, Chopper from One Piece) and Miyu Irino (Haku from Spirited Away), Kelvin Barnes shares how he was able to tap into the professional voice-acting scene in the country of animation.

Posted: 2 months ago by Tokyo Creative Quote

Working alongside voice-acting legends such as Ikue Otani (Pikachu from Pokemon, Chopper from One Piece0 and Miyu Irino (Haku from Spirited Away), Kelvin Barnes shares how he was able to tap into the professional voice-acting scene in the country of animation.

Posted: a month ago by Markos Quote

Hey Kelvin,

Thanks for taking the time to make this video and give us fellow performers some insight into how you started your VO career in Australia and continued it in Japan. I'm currently a lead singer for one of Royal Caribbean's production casts and I've got a month-long trip to Japan booked for later this year. I have acting and voice acting education and experience, and I also have a narrative demo that I made a few years back.

I've been to Japan before for three months on a previous tour and have been itching to go back ever since. I want to make the most out of this upcoming trip by seeing some key sights but also getting a feel for the kind of work and life I could have here as a foreign VO, singer, and actor. Any tips on where to go or who to meet?

Thanks again for the great introduction, and I'm looking forward to your next video!

Best,
Markos Kandilis
www.iammarkos.com

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