“We all have some darkness within us”: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Voice Actor Found Playing a Hated Naruto Character Relieving

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Voice Actor Found Playing a Hated Naruto Character Relieving
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Naruto is probably one of the greatest anime and manga series ever created in the history of the anime world. The main reason for this is the character-building that the story portrays with not only the protagonist but other supporting characters as well. One of the most important characters in the series is Sasuke Uchiha. He is one of Konohagakure’s few remaining Uchiha clan members. Sasuke made it his life’s mission to avenge his clan when his older brother, Itachi, massacred them. His character holds a lot of darkness and depth and to bring out that depth through voice is an entirely different thing.

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Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto
Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto

Yuri Lowenthal has perfectly nailed the character’s voice in the English dub and has managed to portray his darkness and broodiness perfectly.

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Yuri Lowenthal found playing Sasuke Relieving

In an interview with Crunchyroll, When asked about playing such a dark and probably hated role in the series, Lowenthal explained how instead of the role affecting him, it kind of brought a sense of relief for him. He said:

“I didn’t have a lot of experience with those kinds of characters. But I guess, it shows you we all have some darkness within us that we can access. So I was able to find it. It was probably very good for me, you know. It was probably a relief I got to, rather than just playing the same notes on an instrument, that I got to mix it up a little bit.”

Sasuke Uchiha in Naruto Shippuden
Sasuke Uchiha – Naruto Shippuden

He talked about how despite having very little experience with such characters, the role helped him in getting a sense of relief as he got to change the tone of his work and get more varied. Lowenthal’s work as Sasuke was greatly appreciated by fans and even though, the character that he got to play was negative and somewhat hated, he nailed the role for so long.

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Yuri Lowenthal is also a part of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Lowenthal is a voice actor, producer, and screenwriter from the United States best known for his work in cartoons, anime, and video games. Sasuke Uchiha in Naruto, teenage Ben Tennyson in Ben 10, Neil in Camp Camp, Jinnosuke in Afro Samurai, Simon in Gurren Lagann, and Suzaku Kururugi in Code Geass are some of his notable roles in animation and anime. Lowenthal has also played Peter Parker in several Spider-Man video game series, the most notable of which was created by Insomniac Games. In Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Yuri Lowenthal reprises his role as the Earth-1048 variant of Peter Parker from Marvel’s Spider-Man Game Series.

Yuri Lowenthal
Yuri Lowenthal

He co-owns Monkey Kingdom Productions with his wife, Tara Platt, and has produced multiple feature films as well as a live-action web series called Shelf Life. He is one of the co-authors of the book Voice-Over Voice Actor.

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