As we make progress toward what is hopefully the end of the pandemic, we find ourselves stepping into a world where many long-overdue changes are underway in the voice over industry, including greater consideration for representation in our media and entertainment. We’ve already seen actors step down from portraying popular characters in animation so that the roles could be recast more authentically, and we’ve also seen a rise in casting calls specifically requesting people of color for projects that would have historically gotten less traction on the road to production. While this shift is necessary and great, we still have quite a long way to go as we strive toward more equity, more voices being heard, and more stories being told from often overlooked and ignored perspectives.
Considering that May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month here in the US, we want to amplify the AAPI voices regarding issues in the industry. In the following interview, voice actors Emi Lo, Apphiya Yu, and Shawn Gann meet with writer Ben Hestad to discuss Asian-American representation in Anime and other areas of entertainment. We’re sharing it in the hopes that their perspectives can reach as many people as possible so that awareness can help foster change.
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