Anime USA Interviews Voice Actor Bryce Papenbrook!
We are 160 some odd days away from the start of Anime USA 2019 and we just cannot wait! We got to” sit down” with Bryce Papenbrook and ask some fun questions … Did you know that he started voice acting at age 8? Can you guess which role allowed him to relive his childhood? Find all the answers below and get excited to meet him this November!
1. Tell us a little about yourself. What’s a fun fact people might be surprised to know about you?
I’ve been a voice actor since the age of 8. My very first time in the booth was on the first season of Power Rangers.
2. What was your first anime? What is your current favorite?
First anime I ever watched was Pokemon. Played Pokemon Red all the way through multiple times as well. Pretty surreal that I had the opportunity to play Red in Pokemon Origins and relive my childhood in the booth.
It’s really hard to narrow it down to one show, so I’ll have to answer that with two everyone knows I’m involved with. Sword Art Online : Alicization & Attack on Titan. Double duty on Toonami!!
3. What is your favorite voice that you’ve done? What made it so special?
How can I choose? I feel like the roles I’ve played become almost like children that live inside my head. Mine happen to be angry, loud teenagers that yell a lot. Can’t pick favorites.
4. What is your favorite memory from meeting fans?
I’ve had some amazing experiences meeting fans all over the world, and I’m extremely appreciative of all of them. It’s really hard to narrow it down to one, so I’ll talk about one of my first.
My first panel was at Anime Expo for a panel for Durarara!! I had no idea what Anime Conventions were all about and no idea if anyone would even show up to our panel. About 2,000 Durarara fans were in the audience that day, and I was blown away by their enthusiasm & support. Aniplex passed around a signature board to fans during the weekend, and I keep it in my home studio as a memory of how conventions started for me.
5. If you could choose any anime universe to live in, which would it be?
Not the universe of Attack on Titan. It would be fun to live in the Seven Deadly Sins Universe, especially if I could be Meliodas 🙂
6. What are you looking forward to most at AUSA?
I’m very excited to meet everyone in attendance at AUSA & share more about all the exciting things happening on my end. Really looking forward to it!