Top 5 most popular Characters voiced by Mariya Ise

The Voice Actress Maria Ise

Mariya Ise is a Japanese voice actress popular for her diverse roles ranging from young boys to chibi characters. She has breathed life into numerous iconic characters across various anime genres. Her ability to voice versatile personalities with nuanced performances has earned her a lot of recognition around the world. While her recent portrayal of the Elven Serie in Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End is generating buzz, let’s explore five other beloved characters that showcase the breadth of her talent.

5 Popular Characters that Mariya Ise brought to life

1. Killua Zoldyck (Hunter x Hunter)

Killua Zoldyck from Hunter X Hunter voiced by Mariya Ise
Killua Zoldyck from Hunter X Hunter anime (Image via Madhouse Studio)

Killua Zoldyck, from the beloved Shonen series Hunter x Hunter, is not your typical assassin. Initially presented as a cool and collected killer, Killua’s true charm lies in his dual personality. Ise masterfully steers between his playful exterior when he is with Gon and the darkness in his voice when he is in Zoldyck’s mansion.

Her accuracy in voicing both versions of Killua is phenomenal. Whether it’s his lively mockery with Gon or his chilling displays of power, Ise’s voice perfectly captures Killua’s character, making him a fan favorite and a cornerstone of the series’ success.

2. Ray (The Promised Neverland)

Ray from the The Promised Neverland voiced by Mariya Ise
Ray from the The Promised Neverland anime (Image via Cookpad Studio)

In the suspenseful “The Promised Neverland,” Ray appears as an innocent child, yet behind his playful smile lies a sharp intellect and a cunning mind. Ise seamlessly transitions between Ray’s facade of naivety and his moments of suspicion and desperation. Her voice conveys the weight of his burden – the knowledge of the orphanage’s dark truth and the responsibility of protecting his siblings.

With each calculated move and strategic maneuver, Ray, brought to life by Ise’s masterful performance has kept us on the edge of our seats.

3. Midari Ikishima (Kakegurui)

Midari Ikishima in Kakegurui voiced by Mariya Ise
Midari Ikishima in Kakegurui anime (Image via MAPPA Studio)

Kakegurui shows that Mariya Ise’s character scope is not limited to Shonen but also includes sadistic females. In Kakegurui, we encounter Midari Ikishima, a gambler unlike any other. Ise makes this eccentric character stand out among all the other supporting casts, capturing her insatiable thirst for thrills, manipulative tendencies, and underlying instability.

Her voice manifests Midari’s seductive charm and occasional outbursts of unhinged laughter, which further complements the dark side of gambling. Thanks to Ise’s portrayal, Midari is one of the most memorable characters in the series.

2. Levy McGarden (Fairy Tail)

Levy McGarden in Fairy Tail voiced by Mariya Ise
Levy McGarden in Fairy Tail anime (Image via A-1 Pictures)

Levy McGarden from the long-running Shonen series Fairy Tail is a fan favorite known for her intelligence, bookish charm, and fierce loyalty. This whip-wielding mage embodies strength and independence, and Mariya Ise flawlessly presents her fiery spirit. Her energetic voice rings with confidence as Levy tackles challenges, showcasing her cleverness and enduring loyalty to her guild.

Ise is able to replicate Levy’s studious nature, with a touch of playful sass when she unleashes her Solid Script magic through her voice. Whether deciphering ancient runes or strategizing alongside her comrades, Levy’s unwavering spirit and wit, brought to life by Ise, make her an inspiration to viewers.

1. Kyōjurō Rengoku (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)

Kyōjurō Rengoku in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba voiced by Mariya Ise
Kyōjurō Rengoku in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Image via Ufotable)

Kyōjurō Rengoku, the flamboyant Flame Hashira from the global phenomenon Demon Slayer, is a character who left a lasting impression. Remember Rengoku’s epic fight against Akaza? Without Mariya Ise’s VA, it would not have had the same impact on us.

Ise’s powerful and energetic performance embodies Rengoku’s passionate personality and solid determination. From his booming laughter to his heartfelt speeches, Ise masterfully conveys Rengoku’s infectious enthusiasm. Her delivery of his battle cries and motivational speeches is truly inspiring, leaving us cheering him on every step of the way.


Mariya Ise’s talent goes beyond simply giving voice to characters; she brings them to life. With each role, she delivers a unique performance that makes the character unforgettable. This list merely scratches the surface of her impressive repertoire, and we can’t wait to see what incredible characters she will be recreating next.

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