Join Alicyn Packard as she sits down with one of the most prolific voice casting directors in the anime game! Mami Okada is the Director of Operations as well as the Voice Casting Director for Bang Zoom! Entertainment. Some of her many successful projects include The Witcher: Nightmares of the Wolf, Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train, Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045, Sword Art Online, One Punch Man, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba just to name a few.
Together, Alicyn and Mami delve into Mami’s remarkable journey which has led her where she is today. From her first-hand experience of working her way up in the industry, Mami makes a strong case for putting more value on real-life experience over book smarts. She also shares with us the fascinating history of dubbed anime! Furthermore, Mami also talks about how she approaches the voice casting process these days. Make sure to listen to the end to hear her advice for self-directing voice artists and more!
[03:01] Where did Mami start?
[12:00] The brief and awesome history of dubbed anime
[15:15] How Mami made her way into voice casting
[22:12] What’s more important than finding an exact voice match
[33:45] Mami gives advice
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