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*The only difference between Japanese Voice Acting “Beginner” and “Advanced” is your level of Japanese ability.

If you prefer English-language instruction with simplified scripts that include furigana and translations, please choose “Beginner”.

If you prefer 100% Japanese instruction with longer, unedited scripts, please choose “Advanced”.

*IMPORTANT*

When signing up for our courses, it is required to register for a free account with our online educational platform, JVTA Online. Once registered, you will be able to see all available courses not only at JLMI, but also at our visualmedia translation academy! Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you in class soon!

Course Description

This 6-part interactive online course takes students through everything they will need to know about the voice acting industry in Japan.

Whether you are a beginner interested in peeking behind the curtain of your favorite anime character or a seasoned performer looking to branch out in a new direction, this course will definitely get you ready for what will be asked of you as a freelance Japanese voice actor.

Both classes (beginner and advanced) will cover the same basic concepts. However, the beginner class will be taught in English with simplified scripts and assignments while the advanced course will be taught in Japanese with scripts and assignments that more accurately reflect the industry standard expected of a working voice actor.

Fun, casual, informative, educational and most of all, very practical. Sign up soon as space is limited!

Course Goals

Your instructor, Jenya, will guide you through all sorts of different activities, discussions and assignments that will prepare you for work as a freelance voice actor in Japan.  Upon completion of this course, you will be better versed and have experience in the following: 

  1. Warming up for voice performance.
  2. Preparing for voice-related auditions and performances.
  3. Script and dialog analysis.
  4. Character creation.
  5. Narration and dubbing projects.
  6. Announcer and radio personality projects.
  7. Incidental tasks and responsibilities of a freelancer.

What is “Advanced” level?

This advanced course has been crafted with experienced Japanese learners in mind. The majority of instruction will take place in Japanese. All materials used in the class will be provided in Japanese, similar to what one would receive from a producer or agent working in Japan. Students are encouraged to take care of any translating or pronunciation research as part of their weekly assignments.

In terms of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, this course is most appropriate for students at the N2 level or above.

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Additional Info

All JLMI courses take place 100% online. In order to attend a class, you will need a device with internet connectivity. Smartphones and tablets are perfectly fine, but in order to interact more easily with media content, chat features and digital handouts, we recommend a computer.

JLMI cannot issue any refunds once a course has begun. Please carefully confirm the times and dates for each class before signing up. All times and dates are listed in JST. 

For the security and privacy of all persons involved, course recordings will not be available to anyone under any circumstances. We offer real-time interactive lessons, not to be mistaken with on-demand content. Thank you for your understanding.

Please be aware of the following rules for the Japanese Voice Acting Course:
  1. Please sign in to the assigned Zoom meeting no later than 5 minutes before the start of each session.
  2. If at any point during the session you are disconnected from the Zoom meeting or experience technical difficulties of any kind, it is up to the student to re-enter the session. We will not be available to answer your emails / phone calls / SNS messages during course hours.
  3. If you are unable to attend a session, get disconnected or have any other issues that prevent you from attending a session, you have the opportunity to watch a recording of the session. Students must reach out to JLMI in order obtain lesson viewing links.

Course Instructors

Born in Novosibirsk, Russia, Jenya is a professional voice actress, singer, and radio personality based in Japan. She has covered over 100 anime songs online since starting in 2002. She moved to Japan in 2005 with the dream of becoming a voice actress.

She made her debut voicing an operator in the NERV Betania base in Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版: 破). She translated Russian and provided linguistic coaching as well. She voiced the role of Viola in Last Exile – Fam, the Silver Wing and had a major role as Klara in three Girls und Panzer (ガールズ&パンツァー 劇場版) films.

In 2022, she voiced her first main role as Zoya in Akiba Maid War (アキバ冥途戦争), in which she also sang the opening theme.

In addition to anime, she has appeared in educational programs and variety shows on Japanese television and is active as a singer.

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David Gay-Perret is a voice actor and localization professional currently living in Kyoto.

Born in France, he lived 10 years in Sweden – where he began his voice acting career – before moving to Japan in early 2020.
He has worked on over 350 projects to date, ranging from video games, short films, corporate videos, documentaries, e-learnings, online/radio/TV ads, and more.
His specialty is working remotely from his home studio, with customers all over the world, which allows him to live anywhere and make his own schedule.

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Course Tuition

Voice Acting in Japanese – BEGINNER

This is the price for the FULL COURSE ( 6 Classes Total )

  • For Domestic Students Living in Japan – 16,500 JPY*
  • For International Students Living Abroad – 15,000 JPY

*includes consumption tax required by Japanese law

Demo Lesson

Voice Acting in Japanese – ADVANCED

  • Wednesday January 10th 19:30 – 20:30 JST
  • 100% Online 100% Interactive 100% Free
  • Ask Questions & Get Answers
  • Guage your Japanese level in real time
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*IMPORTANT*

When signing up for our courses, it is required to register for a free account with our online educational platform, JVTA Online. Once registered, you will be able to see all available courses not only at JLMI, but also at our visualmedia translation academy! Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you in class soon!

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