Naruto's voice: It's time...
Posted 8/9/11 , edited 8/9/11
OK it's beginning to bother me, the persisting female-boy voice-overs for Naruto, when he is approaching his late teens. Nothing against the very talented women who have supported his character development over the years, however, I think the time has really come...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyooALwfxO8

He doesn't necessarily have to have a LOW voice, just not one that is so obviously a woman-boy.

Any ideas on who you think should speak for Naruto, once his vocal chords start settling into the adult timbre?

I wouldn't mind either Masakazu Morita or Takashi Kondō for the Japanese voice-over.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masakazu_Morita

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takashi_Kondo

No clue for English, halp.
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Posted 8/9/11 , edited 8/9/11
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobuhiko_Okamoto

He can pull off the "kid in his late teens" character easily.

Moreover, I'm very curious - my voice began to break at 11, and I always had a deeper voice than the other kids. But Naruto is 16, and he sounds like a 12 year old?
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Posted 8/11/11 , edited 8/11/11
That's a valid point, but I don't think it will ever change. Plus, I believe Takeuchi does a really nice job no matter what you think of females doing male roles. Romi Park is another fine example; can't think of anyone else as Ed and I couldn't think of anyone else voicing Naruto.

Though, I wouldn't have any substantial objections to a change in Naruto's seiyu if it does take place.
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Posted 8/16/11
I love Naruto's voice and his voice is now more manly than he was 12.I think Junko-san is doing good job on voicing Naruto.His voice is more deep and serious now,you can easily notice that if you compare it with his 12 year old voice.
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