AnimeFest 2021 Animefest Virtual Celebration July 31st 2021

Lisle Wilkerson

Voice Actress

Growing up in Tokyo, Lisle is very excited about the 2020 Olympics being hosted in her home city, and has recently started doing some work related to the event. When Lisle isn't busy working or running around the country doing cons, you might find her in her pink boxing gloves trying to save the world Nina Williams-style.

She is also the powerhouse behind some of the gaming industry's most popular female fighting characters, such as "Nina Williams" and "Christie Monteiro" in Tekken, "Sarah Bryant" in Virtual Fighter, as well as Shenmue II. Last summer Lisle was very involved in the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter announced at E3, which ended up breaking quite many records, including a Guinness World Record!

Not only does she do video game voices, she also does the voice of "Batz Maru" (of Hello Kitty) and commercials for such internationally renown companies as Nissan, Panasonic, Sony, and many more!

As for her most recent work, Lisle did dubbing for an upcoming ULTRAMAN film, as well as an animated film, Eden.

You probably also recognize her from her work alongside Bill Murray in the Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola film Lost In Translation and as a lead role in the award winning indie film Kamataki.

She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she continues to do voice work, interpreting, and works for many of the big film studios, red carpet events, as well as working with the Japanese government and tourism board.

Further on her time as an interpreter, Lisle has worked for everyone from Keanu Reeves, best-selling author Marie Kondo, various J-pop stars, and many more Japanese and US celebrities.

And if she wasn't busy enough! Lisle is also a local media correspondent for Japan, covering high-profile events like The Grammys, Academy Awards, Emmys and Golden Globes.

On top of her already established career, Lisle has a popular podcast called The (Mis)Adventures of the Blonde Geisha that she started earlier this year, AND she is also the assistant producer of the upcoming film, Black Hat.

Most of Lisle’s panels this year are focused on Japanese culture, as well as about the VA world and working in Japan.

Read more about Lisle Wilkerson on IMDb or visit her Facebook page.