Louisa Michelle Christian|
March 18, 1973
Louisiana State University (M.F.A.)|
Angelo State University (B.A.)
|Occupation||Voice actress, ADR script writer|
|Notable credit(s)||One Piece as Nami|
|Spouse(s)||Michael Bell (m. 2008)|
|Relatives||Kevin Christian (brother)|
Louisa Michelle "Luci" Christian (born March 18, 1973) is an American voice actress and ADR script writer at Funimation and Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks. She has provided voices for a number of English versions of Japanese anime series, and video games.
Christian grew up in Texas where her parents were high school teachers. From age 3 to 9, she participated in some local beauty pageants, and later got involved in theater programs in high school. In college, she originally pursued journalism, but changed to theatre when she was offered a scholarship. She got her bachelor's degree in Theatre from Angelo State University and her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre at Louisiana State University.
Her involvement in anime starts in ADV Films in Houston where she had some bit parts in Those Who Hunt Elves that involved about three hours of studio time. She did not hear back for some time until she got cast in Neo Ranga. A few weeks later, she auditioned and got her first starring role as Kaname Chidori in Full Metal Panic!. In Super Gals! Ran Kotobuki, she voices the title character who is a fun-loving teenage gal in a family of police officers. In Prétear, she voices main character Himeno Awayuki, a teenage girl who ends up living with two stepsisters and becomes involved in a magical girl fantasy. She also voiced teacher Yukari Tanizaki in the school life comedy Azumanga Daioh. In 2006, she was featured in a series of articles by IGN titled "Babes of ADV Voice-Over".
Christian joined the voice actors who would regularly travel from Houston to record with Funimation in Dallas. She had supporting roles in Fullmetal Alchemist as guest character Psiren, and later as the recurring character Wrath. She voiced actress Asako Kurumi in Funimation's dub of Kodocha, and a lead role as Rico in the girls-with-guns drama Gunslinger Girl. In 2006, she voiced lead character Asuna Kagurazaka in the school anime Negima, which is about a boy magician who teaches at an all-girls middle school. Theron Martin of Anime News Network remarked that she interpreted her role much like Kaname Chidori on Full Metal Panic. She also landed the lead role of Tenma Tsukamoto in the comedy School Rumble, and voiced the youthful-looking Mitsukuni "Honey" Haninozuka in Ouran High School Host Club. After Funimation acquired the dubbing rights for the long-running One Piece anime series, Christian was selected to play its lead female navigator Nami.
In 2007, the American Anime Awards nominated her for Best Actress for her work in Princess Tutu, and Best Actress in a Comedy for her work in Desert Punk, Negima and Nerima Daikon Brothers, but lost to Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Debi Derryberry, respectively.
In 2009, she voiced Kirino Chiba, the captain of a kendo team in Bamboo Blade and Lenalee Lee in the fantasy series D. Gray-man. In 2010, she voiced as Nagisa Furukawa in the Clannad series, the title character in Birdy the Mighty Decode and Makina Hoshimura who was the Corpse Princess. She voiced Medusa in the Soul Eater anime series, which was released on video in 2010 and later broadcast on Cartoon Network in 2013. In 2011, she voiced Meryl Strife in the English dub of anime feature film Trigun: Badlands Rumble. In 2012, she voiced Nessa in Fractale and served as the narrator for Ōkami-san and her Seven Companions and Kamisama Kiss, and voiced companion devil Elsie in The World God Only Knows. In 2013, she voiced main characters Nagisa Motomiya in AKB0048, Marika Kato in Bodacious Space Pirates, and Himeko Inaba in the body-swapping anime series Kokoro Connect.
- Those Who Hunt Elves – Colleena, Waitress
- Full Metal Panic! – Kaname Chidori
- Fullmetal Alchemist – Wrath, Clara (Psiren) (Ep. 10), Extras (Marin) (Ep. 5)
- Orphen – Lycoris Nielson
- Pretear – Himeno Awayuki
- Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi – Satoshi "Sasshi" Imamiya
- Steel Angel Kurumi – Nako Kagura
- Super GALS! – Ran Kotobuki
- Aura Battler Dunbine – Ciela Lapana
- Azumanga Daioh – Yukari Tanizaki
- Case Closed – Nina Oliver (Movie 2), Hideki Moroboshi (Movie 6)
- Cyberteam in Akihabara – Hibari Hanakoganei, Densuke
- D.N.Angel – Risa Harada
- Gravion – Luna
- Kaleido Star – Sarah Dupont, Kate
- Kino's Journey – Nimya
- Mezzo DSA – Mikura Suzuki
- Nurse Witch Komugi – Mugimaru
- Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat – Di Gi Charat
- Peacemaker Kurogane – Tetsunosuke Ichimura
- Sister Princess – Yotsuba
- Slayers Premium – Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun
- A Tree of Palme – Darumaya
- Burst Angel – Shiho Kazami
- Divergence Eve – Prim Snowlight
- E's Otherwise – Gabriel
- Elfen Lied – Mariko, Kurama's Wife (Ep. 10)
- Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu! – Kaname Chidori
- Gatchaman (ADV dub) – Jinpei
- Gunslinger Girl – Rico
- Kodocha – Asako Kurumi
- Madlax – Margaret Burton
- Maburaho – Chihaya Yamase
- Princess Tutu – Duck/Princess Tutu
- Samurai 7 – Komachi Mikumari
- Shadow Skill – Elle Ragu
- Wandaba Style – Sakura Haruno
- Yumeria – Neneko, Tomoko Mikuri
- Black Cat – Train Heartnet (Young)
- Comic Party Revolution – Mizuki Takase
- Diamond Daydreams – Suomi Kitano
- Desert Punk – Kosuna
- Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid – Kaname Chidori
- Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor – Mizuki Segawa
- The Super Dimension Fortress Macross – Milia Fallyna
- Jinki:Extend – Rui Kosaka
- Moon Phase – Hikaru Midou
- Nanaka 6/17 – Magical Domiko, Young Nenji
- Negima! – Asuna Kagurazaka
- Nerima Daikon Brothers – Mako
- Papuwa – Kotaro/Rotaro
- Rumbling Hearts – Ayu Daikuuji
- Shin-Chan – Michi
- Tactics – Yoko
- This Ugly Yet Beautiful World – Mari Nishino
- Air – Haruko Kamio
- Air Gear – Ringo Noyamano
- Best Student Council – Kuon Ginga
- Coyote Ragtime Show – January
- Glass Fleet – Eimer
- Hell Girl – Tsugumi Shibata, Yoshimi Kuroda (Ep. 1)
- Magikano – Chiaki Yoshikawa
- Mushishi – Shinra Ioroi (Ep. 1), Mio (Ep. 22)
- One Piece (Funimation dub) – Nami
- Origin: Spirits of the Past – Berui
- Pani Poni Dash! – Akane Serizawa
- SoltyRei – Kasha Maverick
- Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle – Chu'Nyan, Kurogane (Young)
- Utawarerumono – Kuya Amururineuruka
- Venus Versus Virus – Riku Mikumo
- The Wallflower – Tamao Kikunoi, Josephine (Ep. 14)
- Welcome to the NHK – Hitomi Kashiwa
- Xenosaga: The Animation – KOS-MOS
- Appleseed & Appleseed Ex Machina – Deunan Knute (Sentai Dub)
- Aquarion – Futaba
- Baldr Force EXE Resolution – Bachelor
- Black Blood Brothers – Cassandra Jill Warlock
- Claymore – Ophelia
- Darker Than Black – Havoc
- Devil May Cry: The Animated Series – Trish
- The Galaxy Railways – Louis Fort Drake
- Ghost Hunt – Katsuki Yoshimi (Eps. 22–25)
- Kanon – Kazuya Kurata (Ep. 14), Shiroi's Mother (Ep. 16)
- Kiba – Despara
- Moonlight Mile – Riyoko Ikeuchi
- Negima!? – Asuna Kagurazaka
- One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta – Nami
- Ouran High School Host Club – Mitsukuni "Honey" Haninozuka
- Sasami: Magical Girls Club – Washu Kozuka
- School Rumble – Tenma Tsukamoto
- Shattered Angels – Himiko
- Shuffle! – Nadeshiko Benibara
- Vexille – Takashi
- xxxHolic – Young Fox (Eps. 5, 18), Nurie (Ep. 17)
- Bamboo Blade – Kirino Chiba
- D.Gray-man – Lenalee Lee, Allen Walker (Young)
- Dragonaut - The Resonance – Itsuki Habaragi, Otohime
- Heroic Age – Aneasha Ol Megarla
- Nabari no Ou – Saraba
- Save Me! Lollipop – Rokka
- Sgt. Frog – Koyuki Azumaya
- Kaze no Stigma – Ayumi Tsuwabuki (Eps. 9–13), Mayumi Tsuwabuki (Eps. 9–12)
- The Tower of Druaga series – Mite the Fool
- Birdy the Mighty Decode – Birdy Cephon Altera
- Blue Drop – Yuko Suguwara
- Clannad series – Nagisa Furukawa, Ushio Okazaki
- Corpse Princess – Makina Hoshimura, Ouri Kagami (Child)
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Truth
- Ghost Hound – Sanae Tanabe, Yoshie Izawa, Ms. Ogawa
- Halo Legends – Kelly-087 (The Package), Female Soldier (Prototype)
- Hetalia: Axis Powers – Hungary, America (Young)
- Master of Martial Hearts – Azusa Suma
- Rin ~Daughters of Mnemosyne – Mishio Maeno
- Sands of Destruction – Morte Urshela
- Soul Eater – Medusa
- Strike Witches series – Erica Hartmann, Ursula Hartmann (Season 2, Eps. 4, 12)
- Xam'd: Lost Memories – Nakiami
- Angel Beats! – Masami Iwasawa, Miyuki Irie
- Coicent – Himeko/Toto
- Demon King Daimao – Junko Hattori
- Fairy Tail – Natsu Dragneel (Child)
- The Guin Saga – Rana
- Highschool of the Dead – Toshimi (Eps. 1–3), Taniuchi (Eps. 3–5, 11)
- ICE – Rinne
- Loups=Garous – Myao Rei
- Needless – Cruz Schild
- Night Raid 1931 – Feng Lan
- Samurai Girls – Sen Tokugawa (credited as Tabitha Hickey)
- Trigun: Badlands Rumble – Meryl Strife
- Aria the Scarlet Ammo – Riko Mine
- Black Butler II – Alois Trancy
- Broken Blade – Sakura
- Cat Planet Cuties – Antonia
- Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker – Revered Mother
- Dream Eater Merry – Yui Kounagi
- Ef: A Fairy Tale of the Two – Miyako Miyamura
- Fafner in the Azure: Heaven and Earth – Chizuru Toomi
- Fractale – Nessa
- Freezing – Ganessa Roland
- Gintama: The Movie – Kagura, Catherine
- Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere – Tomo Asama, Robert Dudley (Season 2)
- Intrigue in the Bakumatsu – Irohanihoheto – Okoma (Eps. 15, 25), Riku (Eps. 19–20)
- Infinite Stratos – Chifuyu Orimura, Ran Gotanda
- Is This a Zombie? – Eucliwood Hellscythe (Fantasy voice, Ep. 8)
- King of Thorn – Timothy Laisenbach
- The Legend of the Legendary Heroes – Ferris Eris
- No. 6 – Dogkeeper
- Ōkami-san and her Seven Companions – Narrator
- Phi Brain: Puzzle of God – Nanoha Itou, Freecell (Young)
- Princess Resurrection – Liza Wildman
- Shiki – Akira Tanaka, Yaeko Otsuka
- Starship Troopers: Invasion – Captain Carmen Ibanez
- Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike – Rita Mordio
- Towa no Quon – Towa (Eps. 3, 6)
- Un-Go – Sumika Nakanashi (Ep. 2)
- The World God Only Knows – Elsie
- A Certain Scientific Railgun – Banri Edasaki
- Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero – Miranda Quenti (Eps. 7–8, 12)
- AKB0048 – Nagisa Motomiya
- Appleseed XIII – Deunan Knute
- Aquarion Evol – Yunoha Thrul
- Bodacious Space Pirates – Marika Kato
- Campione! – Shizuka Kusanagi
- Colorful – Pura Pura
- Girls und Panzer – Erwin/Riko Matsumoto, Tsuchiya
- High School DxD – Tomoe Meguri
- Hiiro no Kakera – Shizuki Ugaya
- Is This a Zombie? of the Dead – Eucliwood Hellscythe (Fantasy voice, Ep. 8)
- Kamisama Dolls – Kirio Hyuga
- Kids on the Slope – Kouta
- Kill Me Baby – Sonya
- Kokoro Connect – Himeko Inaba
- La storia della Arcana Famiglia – Felicita
- Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing – Lavie Head (Eps. 15.5, 21)
- Medaka Box – Harigane Onigase
- Momo: The Girl God of Death – Chiaki Kazama (Ep. 4), Saikai (Eps. 1, 3, 5)
- One Piece Film: Strong World – Nami
- S · A: Special A – Akira Toudou
- Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 – Mirai Onosawa
- A Certain Scientific Railgun S – Banri Edasaka
- Appleseed Alpha – Denuan Knute
- Devil Survivor 2: The Animation – Tyco (Female), Daichi Shijima (Young)
- Gatchaman Crowds – Pai-man
- Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East – Chitose (Eps. 10, 12)
- Hetalia: The Beautiful World – Hungary, Female America (Nyotalia), Female Canada (Nyotalia)
- Infinite Stratos II – Chiyufu Orimura, M/Madoka Orimura
- Kamisama Kiss – Narrator
- Log Horizon – Minori
- Majestic Prince – Hazuki Amane, Anna, Lula Chang
- One Piece Film: Z – Nami
- Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren't they? – Shiroyasha
- Rozen Maiden Zurücksplen – Shinku
- Beyond the Boundary – Yayoi Kanbara
- Black Bullet – Enju Aihara
- Dog & Scissors – Sarai, Hami
- Parasyte – Satomi Murano
- The World God Only Knows – Elsie
- Vampire Hunter D – Doris Lang (Sentai dub) – BTVA Award Best female lead vocal performance in an anime movie/special
- The Boy and the Beast – Kyuta (young)
- Hanayamata – Hana N. Fountainstand
- My Hero Academia - Ochaco Uraraka
- Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School – Sato
- One Piece Film: Gold - Nami
- The Girl – Sally
- Hell Swarm – Cleo
- Walker, Texas Ranger – Young Mother in episode "Home of the Brave"
- Adventures in Voice Acting – Herself
- Borderlands 2 – Child, Hera Claymore, Laney, Una
- Case Closed: The Mirapolis Investigation – C.J. Arnold
- Dance Dance Revolution Universe – Voice
- Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi – Hero: Childish
- Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir – Elma
- One Piece: Unlimited Adventure – Nami
ADR script writer
- Christian was credited for Gaige in the manual. Anthony Burch has tweeted a correction.Anthony Burch [reverendanthony] (2012-10-05). "To everyone who is asking, Gaige is voiced by Cherami Leigh." (Tweet). Retrieved 2012-10-05 – via Twitter.
- "Luci Christian Bell". BeeAudio. Archived from the original on 2013-05-27. Retrieved 2012-02-22. Narrator's profile at BeeAudio
- "Voice Actor Luci Christian (interview)". OtakuReview.net. 2006-03-27. Archived from the original on 2012-05-06.
- Kleiner, Sarah (2006-04-02). "District 71 Runoff: Getting to know Kevin Christian". Abilene Reporter-News. Archived from the original on 2007-01-13.
It's hard to move around when you're in your formative years, said 33-year-old Luci Christian, a Houston actress and Kevin's only sibling. On the plus side, we both have learned to be at home in almost every situation and we are unafraid to go into places where we don't know anyone. Both of Christian's parents are educators. While Christian finished 11th and 12th grades at Roby High School, Mike Christian was his football coach, and Barbara Christian was his band director and drama instructor.
- Levy, Jay (2003-07-21). "An Interview with Voice Actress Luci Christian". Anime News Service. Retrieved 2012-02-06.
- Sternenberg, Melissa. "THEM Anime Reviews 4.0 – Super GALS!". THEM Anime Reviews. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
- Dungan, Mike (February 23, 2005). "Pretear Vol. #1 (also w/box)". Mania.com.
- Pezzano, Kevin (2004). "Azumanga Daioh Volumes 4, 5, & 6". Revolution SF.
- Carle, Chris (June 15, 2006). "Babes of ADV Voice-Over: Luci Christian". IGN.
- "Guests – 2007 Guest Listing – Guest info – Luci Christian – Voice Actor". Anime Boston. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
- "Kodocha. / 2, Hayama hijinks". Funimation. 2005.
- Houston, Don (August 9, 2005). "Gunslinger Girl 2: Life, Happiness, and the Gun". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
- Martin, Theron (August 22, 2006). "Mahou Sensei Negima! – DVD 1 – Review". Anime News Network.
- Carroll, Luke (January 10, 2008). "School Rumble – DVD 1 – Review". Anime News Network.
- Martin, Theron (May 30, 2009). "Ouran High School Host Club – DVD – Season 1 Part 2". Anime News Network.
- Martone, John (July 3, 2007). "The new One Piece dub cast announced". Japanator.com.
- "American Anime Awards Finalists Announced". Anime News Network. 2007-02-07.
- Green, Scott (August 14, 2013). "Sentai Filmworks Announces "AKB0048" and "Campione!" English Dub Casts". Crunchyroll.
- Martin, Theron (January 22, 2013). "Bodacious Space Pirates – Blu-Ray – Collection 1". Anime News Network.
- "Kokoro Connect English Dub Cast Announced". Anime News Network. September 20, 2013.
- Cullum, Brett (September 29, 2005). "DVD Verdict Review – Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi". DVD Verdict. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
- "Super Heavy Battlefield". Gravion. Episode 8. – closing credits
- "Shell of Love". Mezzo DSA. Episode 1. – closing credits
- "Tree of Palme English Cast List". mania.com. November 15, 2004. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
- "Suckling". Elfen Lied. Episode 10.
- Martin, Theron (June 4, 2005). "Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu – DVD: Full Metal Pandemonium! – Review". Anime News Network.
- "The Giant Mummy That Summons Storms". Gatchaman. Episode 3. – closing credits
- Martin, Theron (December 8, 2006). "Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid – DVD 1 – Review". Anime News Network.
- Martin, Theron (January 29, 2007). "Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid – DVD 2 – Review". Anime News Network.
- Martin, Theron (December 26, 2006). "Rumbling Hearts DVD 1 – Review". Anime News Network.
- Mills, Kyle (July 10, 2015). "Solty Rei: The Complete Series - S.A.V.E.". DVD Talk. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
- Kimlinger, Carl (January 22, 2009). "Negima!? Season 2 – DVD Part 1 – Review". Anime News Network.
Luci Christian's Asuna, with her relatively wide range of emotions, is a standout
- Amith, Dennis (March 8, 2009). "One Piece Movie 8: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta (a J!-ENT Anime Blu-ray Disc Review)". J!-ENT.
- Finnegan, Erin (October 18, 2010). "Shelf Life - Corpse Bride". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
The dub is impressive. Luci Christian does a great job as Makina with her serious gravelly Deep Voice. J. Michael Tatum makes a good Keisei, but Keiji Fujiwara gets more of a range out of Keisei's comedic and serious moments
- "Funimation Confirms Strike Witches Cast, FMA Street Date". Anime News Network. December 17, 2009.
- Rojas, Justin (February 23, 2012). "Cat Planet Cuties Cast Announcement". Funimation Blog. Funimation.
- Rojas, Justin (January 26, 2012). "Okami-San and Her Seven Companions Cast Announcement".
- "One Piece Film Z Dub Cast Announced – News". Anime News Network. July 6, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
- "Official Rozen Maiden Zurücksplen English Dub Cast List". Sentai Filmworks (Press release). September 15, 2014. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
- "Beyond the Boundary Anime's Full English Dub Cast Revealed". Anime News Network. September 16, 2015. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
- "Chris Patton, Luci Christian Star in Black Bullet Dub". Anime News Network. September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
- Green, Scott (December 3, 2014). ""Dog & Scissors" English Dub Cast Announced". Crunchyroll.
- "Brittney Karbowski, Adam Gibbs Star in Parasyte English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. October 2, 2015.
- "2015 BTVA Anime Dub Awards". behindthevoiceactors.com. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- "Luci Christian Boards 'Vampire Hunter D' Anime Dub". fandompost.com. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
- "The Boy and the Beast's English Dub Cast, March Opening Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
- "Movie review: 'The Boy and the Beast'". star-telegram.com. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- "Caitlynn French, Luci Christian Star in HaNaYaMaTa English Dub". Anime News Network. January 13, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
- "Funimation Offers English Broadcast Dub for My Hero Academia Anime (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
- Borderlands 2 Manual (PDF). Steam. Valve Corporation. p. 31. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
- Learn Math: Money & Making Change (YouTube) (YouTube) (trailer). Rock 'N Learn. 2009-11-25. Retrieved 2011-11-03.
- "The After School Hexer (Part 1)". Ghost Hunt. Episode 7.
- Official website
- Luci Christian at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Luci Christian convention appearances on AnimeCons.com
- Luci Christian at the CrystalAcids Anime Voice Actor Database
- Luci Christian at the Internet Movie Database