The English voices behind your favorite Genshin Impact characters
Genshin Impact has been an unmitigated success since it has released across multiple platforms. Players just can’t get enough of the anime characters and the vast monster-infested world it offers. miHoYo, the games developers, clearly knew what they were doing in order to make a hit game. Arguably one of the game’s strongest selling points is the fantastic cast of voice actors that bring life to all the characters.
Bringing the characters to life
Genshin features a mostly fully-voiced cast of zany characters. One explicit exception for this is your very own voiceless player character. The lost Traveler may be without a voice of their own but many of the colorful inhabitants help bring life to their fantasy world. We found a list of all the confirmed voice actors for the English dub of Genshin Impact.
- Amber: Kelly Baskin
- Barbara: Laura Megan Stahl
- Beidou: Allegra Clark
- Bennett: Cristina Valenzuela
- Diluc: Sean Chiplock
- Jean: Stephanie Southerland
- Kaeya: Josey Montana McCoy
- Klee: Poonam Basu
- Lisa: Mara Junot
- Ningguang: Erin Ebers
- Razor: Todd Haberkorn
- Venti: Erika Harlacher
- Xiangling: Jackie Lastra
- Xiao: Laila Berzins
- Dainsleif: Yuri Lowenthal
- Sucrose: Valerie Rodiguez
The list is noticeably incomplete as it lacks the official voice actress for player companion Paimon. It’s likely that a completed list will be made available in the future especially when more of Genshin Impact’s story is released. This also opens the door to the possibility of hearing more famous voice actors and actresses in Genshin Impact in future updates.
Where have I heard them before?
Kelly Baskin voices the plucky archer knight that is the first character we meet in the game, besides Paimon of course. Players often stick with Amber as she is the first character to join the party. This is especially true for non-paying players. Most players will be well familiar with her voice by the time she leaves their party. Kelly Baskin has largely appeared in various TV shows. She is one of the few on this list with little anime and video game involvement. This is Baskin’s first credit appearance in a video game.
Next on the list is the Acting Grandmaster of the Knights of Favonius, Jean. She is voiced by Stephanie Southerland who is mostly famous for her voice performance on The VeggieTales Show. Southerland has loaned her voice to many video games prior to appearing in Genshin. You may hear her voice if you’re an avid player of Smite, The Elder Scrolls Online, Shadowverse, or Fire Emblem Heroes.
Everyone’s favorite electric-affinity librarian, Lisa, is voiced by none other than Mara Junot. Junot has a more extensive background as a voice actress and has been in the industry since 2004. She is responsible for voicing World of Warcraft’s Alleria Windrunner and League of Legends’ Evelynn. She has since appeared in numerous famous video games such as Fortnite, Guild Wars 2, Far Cry 5, Mortal Kombat 11.
Celebrated anime and video game voice actress Erika Harlacher also appears in Genshin. She brings life to the mischievous wind-affinnity bard, Venti. Players hoping to add Venti can only do so through the gacha system. Harlacher has appeared in anime as Violet Evergarden’s titular character, Hunter x Hunter’s Kurapika, The Seven Deadly Sins’ Elizabeth, Toradora’s Kawashima Ami, and many others. She has also appeared as notable video game characters Takamaki Ann from Persona 5 and more recently as Kyrie Canaan from Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Voices of the future
Make no mistake, the development of Genshin Impact is still ongoing. miHoYo has promised an update to drop this week that features mainly bug fixes and quality of life adjustments. The Genshin team promised future updates will make more areas playable. The possibility of more stories and characters added in the future is still up in the air. Fans can definitely expect more of their favorite voice actors to join the team.
An unintroduced character named Dainsleif is also voiced by veteran actor and fan-favorite Yuri Lowenthal and we can’t wait to hear his performance.
This list doesn’t even include the numerous talented voice actors and actresses that help make the Japanese, Korean, and Chinese versions of the game possible. Japanese voice actors mostly revolve around the same industry, unlike their English counterparts. This means that most of the voices in the Japanese version of Genshin Impact are actual anime voice actors. This has only led the Japanese version to sound truly like an anime production.
It’s exciting to think of the future possible additions to the colorful Genshin Impact cast. It’s safe to say that this game isn’t going anywhere any time soon given its immense popularity. Maybe one day we’ll finally find out who voices Paimon in the English version.