Genshin Impact's 2.7 update, Hidden Dreams in the Depths, introduces two new playable characters, Yelan and Kuki Shinobu. Equally mysterious and powerful with their respective elements and weapons, there's still a cloud of mystery surrounding the characters.
What's not a mystery is the voice actors who'll be lending their talents to these new characters. Ahead of the 2.7 update, let's learn more about the talented voice actors, including their role in Genshin Impact, previous work, and more.
Genshin Impact 2.7 update – Who voices Yelan?
Yelan is one of two new playable characters arriving in the 2.7 update. During her Character reveal trailer, developer HoYoverse revealed to the Travelers the actors providing the English and Japanese voiceovers for Yelan.
Yelan ‧ Valley Orchid— Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact) March 28, 2022
A mysterious person who claims to work for the Ministry of Civil Affairs
Yelan's identity has always been a mystery.
Like a phantom, she often appears in various guises at the center of events, and disappears before the storm stops.#GenshinImpactpic.twitter.com/XVCffaDUpL
Laura Post and Aya Endou provide their charming yet mysterious tones for the Hydro wielder. Both actors are renowned for their voice work across multiple video games, films, and television shows throughout their respective careers.
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Post has lent her voice to a handful of popular and successful video games, films, and television shows. Some of the projects she has been credited in we have listed below:
- Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin as Sophia
- Lost Ark as Blackfang
- Blade Runner: Black Lotus as Receptionist / Female Gang Member / Announcer
- New Word as Adjudicator Maras and Commander Atreus
- Shin Megami Tensei V as Joka / Nuwa
- Record of Ragnarok as Brunhilde
Endou, much like Post, has found her success in voicing prominent and popular characters from various video games, anime, film, and television shows. Travelers can watch or play some of the titles to spot her amazing work, including:
- Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie as Shoko Ieiri
- Boruto: Naruto Next Generations as Sumire Kakei
- Sword Art Online as Midori Kirigaya
- Pokémon Masters as Biora
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2 as Herald
Genshin Impact 2.7 update – Who voices Kuki Shinobu?
Kuki Shinobu is the Arataki Gang's deputy leader and second in command to Arataki Itto, joining her in the Character Event Wish banner Phase II. Shinobu is described as being "very knowledgeable, well-versed in both literature and martial arts" by Kujou Sara; however, she closely guards her identity behind a mask.
I am writing to introduce a talented person to you. — Kujou Sara— Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact) March 28, 2022
◆ Kuki Shinobu
◆ Mender of Tribulations
◆ Deputy Leader of the Arataki Gang
◆ Tribulatio Demptio#GenshinImpactpic.twitter.com/48q4sY0IP5
Displaying her strength, intelligence and determination are voice actors Kira Buckland and Kaori Mizuhashi. Buckland and Mizuhashi have many projects currently filming or in pre and post-production.
Both actors can now add Kuki Shinobu and Genshin Impact to their stellar resumes, who'll be making a splash in the 2.7 update. Buckland has worked on several notable video games, films, and television shows, including:
- Liquidation - Echoes of the Past as Twilight Queen Shira Ailwing
- Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir as Alix Kubdel / Bunnyx
- JoJo's Bizarre Adventure as Jolyne Cujoh / Reimi Sugimoto / Girl A
- Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles as Mitsuri Kanroji
- Tales of Arise as Edna
Mizuhashi is a veteran in the industry and a beloved figure in the voiceover community, dating back to her role as Navi in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Since then, her portfolio has expanded to other popular video games, film, and television projects, which we've highlighted a few below:
- Alice in Deadly School as Yonari Kaihara
- Violet Evergarden: The Movie as Ulysse
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV as Roselia / Tio Plato
- Fire Emblem Heroes as Ursula / Eirika
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as Navi
Yelan and Kuki Shinobu will be featured in the 2.7 update's Character Event Wish banners and the Archon Quest Interlude Quest. Additionally, Shinobu will get her time to shine in the next Hangout Event arriving in the same update, which launches on 31st May 2022.
Featured image courtesy of HoYoverse.