Fire Emblem Highlighted Thrice in Behind The Voice Acting 2016 Awards

Behind The Voice Actors is a site that not only collects data on the various voice actors for movies and TV shows, but also for video games. If you’re unfamiliar with their site, it’s a pretty informative spot to check out and it’s quite easy to navigate, very much like IMDB and its movie/actor database.

Fans of the more recent Fire Emblem games will be very aware of the presence of voice acting. Awakening was a pretty ground-breaking game in the Fire Emblem franchise for this, as it gave virtually every character some sort of voice direction (whereas Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn only featured some characters, and we won’t look at the Smash Bros games as official Fire Emblem games). This past year, Fire Emblem Fates really pushed the envelope, giving fans some great voice acting along with a pretty popular trio of games to boot.

  

 

The crux of this is to highlight the awards won by several voice actors and actresses in the 6th Annual BTVA 2016 Awards, which this year, included many voices that worked on the games winning awards for other roles, as well as three winners that slated their spots on the top for their Fire Emblem voicework! Of note, Rena Strober, Matthew Mercer and Cam Clarke won in their respective categories, for their performances of Corrin (male), Shigure and Azura in Fire Emblem Fates!

 

Show your support by paying a visit to their respective Twitter accounts (Strober, MercerClarke) and letting them know how you feel. Rena is already a regular on Serenes Forest, but it never hurts to say hello!

Click Read More to see a full breakdown of the 2016 winners, and their roles in Fire Emblem voice acting. *Note, only the three mentioned above won awards for their Fire Emblem performances, but may have also been mentioned or awarded for other roles.

Best Male Vocal Performance in a Video Game

Cam Clarke

  • Heroes
    1. Corrin (Male)
    2. Hinata
    3. Arthur
  •  Fates
    1. Corrin (Male)*
    2. Hinata
    3. Arthur
  •  Smash
    1. Corrin (Male)

Kyle Hebert

  • Heroes
    1. Frederick
    2. Bartre
  • Awakening
    1. Frederick
    2. Validar
  • Echoes
    1. Valbar

Orion Acaba

  • Awakening
    1. Kellam
    2. Gerome

Ray Chase

  • Heroes
    1. Alfonse
    2. Roy
    3. Gauis

Best Female Vocal Performance in a Video Game

Eden Riegal (Also winner of 2016 Voice Actress of the Year)

  • Heroes
    1. Genny
  • Echoes
    1. Genny
  • Awakening
    1. Sumia
    2. Nah

Laura Bailey (Also winner of BTVA Staff 2016 Voice Actress of the Year)

  • Heroes
    1. Lucina
    2. Palla
  • Fates
    1. Lucina
  • Code Name S.T.E.A.M.
    1. Lucina
  • Smash
    1. Lucina
  • Awakening
    1. Lucina

Best Male Vocal Performance in a Video Game in a Supporting Role

Matthew Mercer (Also winner of People’s Choice 2016 Voice Actor of the Year)

  • Fates
    1. Shigure*
    2. Ryoma
    3. Azama
  • Heroes
    1. Chrom
    2. Ryoma
    3. Azama
  • Smash
    1. Chrom
  • Awakening
    1. Chrom

Travis Willingham (Also winner of BTVA Staff 2016 Voice Actor of the Year)

  • Heroes
    1. Ogma
    2. Camus
    3. Lon’qu
  • Awakening
    1. Lon’qu
    2. Brady

Best Female Vocal Performance in a Video Game in a Supporting Role

Rena Strober (Also winner of BTVA Staff 2016 Breakthrough Voice Actress of the Year)

  • Heroes
    1. Azura
  • Fates
    1. Azura*

BTVA Staff & People’s Choice 2016 Breakthrough Voice Actor of the Year

Darin DePaul

  • Echoes
    1. Duma

 

*Bolded indicates their respective category award

About the Author: Elieson
Single father of 2 in Texas. Avid enthusiast of tile-based games and overall upstanding fellow.
  • Mattey

    Surprised they weren’t nominated for their Echoes roles, since they actually had lines to voice, not some quick little saying.

    • Kusanagi

      Echoes was released this year not 2016, & they were selected because of other performances & not just Fire Emblem.

      • Mattey

        Oh ok. Perhaps I should’ve read this more thoroughly.

  • Kazuya

    Next year, Echoes will probably get a lot of nominations.

    • PikaChan

      I demand Berkut getting recognition!

  • . (Omega)

    Why the hell is Yuri Lowenthal not part of this?