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Karen Strassman

Karen Strassman

Karen Strassman is an American voice actress. She is the current voice actress for Rouge the Bat as of Sonic Free Riders.

Acting career

She is well known for voicing many characters in many anime shows, including Soifon and Momo Hinamori in Bleach, Rider in Fate/Stay Night, Kallen Stadtfeld-Kozuki in Code Geass, Fasalina in GUNxSWORD, Mahiro Muto in Buso Renkin, Fantine Valjean in IGPX. She also does voices for other Japanese video games, including Aigis in Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES and Nanako Dojima and Izanami-no-Okami in Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4, and Carmilla in Castlevania: Judgment.


Her performance has received positive to mixed reviews. Many fans praise her voice as being sexy, and higher-pitched like Rouge's previous voice actress, Lani Minella.[citation needed] Some fans have said her voice is the most suitable for a girl of Rouge's age, but others have felt that she makes Rouge sound too promiscuous.


  • Strassman has lent her voice in Mortal Kombat 9 as Kitana and Mileena, in which she worked with Lani Minella.[citation needed]
    • She is also the current voice of infamous Capcom character Poison as of Street Fighter X Tekken. Like Rouge, Poison was previously voiced by Lani Minella.
  • Despite being fluent in French, she doesn't provide the French voice of Rouge since Sonic Generations.

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