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The Cast Of Genshin Impact Is Gorgeous In Real Life

"Genshin Impact," Mihoyo's mega-popular online RPG, is one of the highest profile titles in gaming today. While the game was initially called a "Zelda" clone, it has gone on to establish itself as a uniquely compelling adventure, chronicling the journey of a traveler trying to reunite with their lost sibling. The game's setting of Teyvat is filled with elemental magic, supernatural entities, mysteries, and a long, complex history — and a beautiful cast of voice actors.

"Genshin Impact" features a 'gacha' monetization model — called "Wishes" — which allows players to spend premium currency on randomized 'pulls' to obtain recruitable characters from a large roster. As a result, the game has an enormous cast of voice actors. Mihoyo has fleshed out the magical world of Teyvat with some of the finest voice actors working in games and anime today. And in addition to being talented, the real life faces behind the characters are also gorgeous in real life. Here are just some of the pretty people lending their voices to "Genshin Impact."

Zach Aguilar - Aether

Zach Aguilar voices Aether, the male version of the game's main character, the Traveler. He has also provided additional voice acting in "Genshin Impact," lending his vocals to the Adeptal Beast known as Moon Carver.

An active presence in the game's community, Zach Aguilar has been known to host sessions of "Among Us" with fellow "Genshin Impact" voice acting talents. He also regularly jokes with players on Twitter, dropping into random players' sessions, and releasing extra "Genshin" content on his YouTube channel. A fan favorite is a comedic video where he imitates the voice of every playable character in the game. His friendly, fun-loving personality is a perfect fit for his role in the game.

"Genshin Impact" isn't all that Aguilar is known for, however. An up-and-comer in the English anime and video game voice acting scene, Aguilar provides the English voice for Tanjiro Kamado in "Demon Slayer," the player character in "NieR Replicant: ver.1.22474487139...," and Luka Travers in "Scarlet Nexus."

Erika Harlacher - Venti

Erika Harlacher is a prolific voice actress who is making a name for herself in video game voice acting and English language anime dubs. Some of her recent high profile game credits include Ann Takamaki from "Persona 5" and its spinoffs, Guinevere and Nótt from "Fire Emblem Heroes," and Kaede Akamatsu and Kyoko Kirigiri in "Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony." Her anime voice acting credits include the eponymous lead in "Violet Evergarden," Dina from "Attack on Titan," and Els from "Beastars." She has quite a range, voicing both male and female characters with a wide variety of personalities.

In "Genshin Impact," Erika lends her talents to the voice of Venti, the game's cheeky, wine-loving God of Wind. She is extremely fond of the character, and dedicated to the role, periodically cosplaying the green bard on stream or TikTok. Recently, she donned the Anemo Archon's green garb to recite the character's in-game birthday letter for fans. She is also real-life friends with Zach Aguilar, and provided moral support (and humorous commentary) as he tried to "pull" Venti in his own game of "Genshin Impact."

Lily "LilyPichu" Ki - Sayu

When Mihoyo pulled the curtain back on the sprawling 2.0 update for "Genshin Impact," the developer also included a look at the voice acting talents behind forthcoming characters. "Genshin" players were delighted when it was revealed that Sayu, the diminutive, sleep-deprived ninja, would be dubbed by internet renaissance woman Lily Ki, better known to her fans as "Lilypichu."

LilyPichu is a popular streamer, artist, musician, and voice actress who is possibly best known for her participation in the streamer collective known as OfflineTV. Lily has lent her talents to a number of professional roles and amateur projects, with standouts including "CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD," "Phantom Breaker: Omina," and "D4DJ: First Mix."

Lily has been relatively taciturn about her upcoming role in "Genshin Impact," but for very good reasons, as detailed in a tweet by fellow "Genshin Impact" voice actress, Jennifer Losi on Twitter. Lily has since retweeted Losi's Twitter thread, which explained that VAs often cannot share many, if any, details about their upcoming roles due to contractual obligations. While little is known about her upcoming character, fans are extremely eager to welcome LilyPichu to the game's cast.

Yuri Lowenthal - Dainsleif

Yuri Lowenthal is the good looking face behind one of the dreamiest characters in "Genshin Impact," the mysterious Dainsleif. Yuri is also an extremely prolific voice actor whose star is still on the rise. Like many "Genshin" VAs, Yuri is well-known for his work with anime dubs and video game voice work.

His recent credits for games include the English voice for Johnny in "Final Fantasy 7 Remake" and Peter Parker in both of Insomniac Games' "Marvel's Spider-Man" games. He has also voiced several roles in "DOTA: Dragon's Blood," the anime adaptation of Valve's popular action RPG. Yuri is possibly most famous however, for his many high-profile anime roles, serving as the English voice of Sasuke Uchiha of "Naruto" fame, Simon from "Gurren Lagann," and Suzaku Kururugi from "Code Geass."

Among fans, Dainsleif is one of the most hotly anticipated and desired upcoming characters in the game. Yuri's effortlessly cool, collected voicework is likely to be a major driver behind the hype.

Griffin Burns - Childe (Tartaglia)

Like Zach Augilar and Erika Harlacher, Griffin Burns is well-known by the "Genshin Impact" fan community. Burns voices the character Tartaglia, more commonly referred to as Childe. Despite being a recruitable, playable character, Childe acts as a major antagonist in the game's Liyue story arc. Considering Childe's role as an underhanded, cunning, and ruthless member of the Fatui Harbingers, Griffin's willingness to tease and troll fans makes him the perfect man for the role. He also has a bizarre sense of humor, resulting in a number of non-canonical memes surrounding his character, like that time he performed a Justin Beiber song while fully in character.

Griffin's other acting credits include a number of animated shows and recent game releases. In "New Pokemon Snap," he voices the recurring character Todd, and in the English dub of Netflix's popular "Aggretsuko" anime, he portrays Tadano, the bored billionaire. He will also be lending his talents to Square Enix's upcoming "Neo: The World Ends with You," in which he will play Fret, one of the game's main characters.

Cristina Valenzuela - Bennett and Xingqiu

The stunning Cristina Valenzuela — often credited as Cristina Vee — lends her voice acting talents to two playable characters in "Genshin impact." She portrays the horribly unlucky (but perpetually upbeat) adventurer from Mondstadt, Bennett, a well as Liyue's bookish swordsman, Xingqiu. Both characters are sword-wielders who bring a lot of utility to their respective parties, and Cristina's portrayal of their english voices has earned them a number of passionate fans.

Cristina's career is blowing up (in a good way). One of the highest-trending performers on BehindTheVoiceActors.com, her credits include a young version of Donald Duck in Disney's "DuckTales" reboot, Sailor Mars from "Sailor Moon Eternal," Ladybug from "Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir," Darkness from "Konosuba," Robyn Hill from "RWBY," and Hetsu in "Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity."

Cristina is also currently dating fellow "Genshin" VA Griffin Burns — a relationship that has given Griffin even more material for Genshin memes. The couple seems very happy together, even though Griffin was responsible for breaking her snow globe while live on Instagram, much to her chagrin.

Mara Junot - Lisa

Beautiful voice artist Mara Junot has been actively performing since at least 2004, working on video game properties like "World of Warcraft," "League of Legends," as well as televisions shows including "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," and "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver". Some recent high profile roles include Sindel in "Mortal Kombat 11," Ikora Rey in "Destiny 2," and Doctor Slone from "Fortnite." 

Self-styled as the "Voiceover Shapeshifter," Junot displays an astounding range. Readers have likely experienced Junot's work multiple times without knowing it due to the specific, nuanced portrayals brought to each role.

In "Genshin Impact," Junot voices the Knights of Favonius' languid and flirtatious librarian, Lisa Minci. To really appreciate this performer's talent, one should compare Junot's lines as Lisa to their work as the stern and stoic Ikora Rey from "Destiny 2" — a role Mara recently took over from Gina Torres.

Jennifer Losi - Ganyu

Jennifer Losi is yet another highly regarded producer and voice actress in the anime and gaming industry. Her credits include Rinko Kojiro from "Sword Art Online," Naomi Randall from "Scarlet Nexus," Illganeau from "Shadowverse," and a number of voices for the cult sensation "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure."

In "Genshin Impact," Jennifer assumes the role of the demure cryo-archer known as Ganyu. A long-lived Adeptus (a divine creature in the game's lore), Ganyu is known for her distinctive red horns, light blue hair, and sleek aesthetic. Perhaps due to her sense of style, the character enjoys a huge following on social media. Ganyu's personality ranges from shy and easily flustered to confident and solemn, allowing Jen to really show off her range.

Just as Erika Harlacher joined Zach Aguilar when he attempted to pull Venti, Jennifer joined Zach when he pulled for Ganyu, providing moral support and some good natured ribbing.

Josey Montana McCoy - Kaeya

Josey Montana McCoy is a relatively new VA in the industry. His credits to date include characters from the animated films, "Ever After High" and "Monster High: Freaky Fusion". He will also be lending his talents to Square Enix's "NEO: The World Ends With You," portraying the character Kaie.

In "Genshin Impact," Josey voices Kaeya, the Knights of Favonius' Cavalry Captain. Kaeya, a rakish, pirate-like character, is Josey's breakout role in the realm of video game voice acting.

In addition to his work as an actor, the young star is often active on Twitch and Twitter, where he frequently interacts with "Genshin Impact" fans on Twitter. Josey's good sense of humor on streams has led to the birth of more than one Kaeya meme in the "Genshin" fan community, and his cool, smug and coy portrayal of Kaeya has helped make the character a hit with fans.

Jackie Lastra - Xiangling

Xiangling, the bubbly gourmet chef and pyro-spear user from Liyue is voiced by industry veteran Jackie Lastra. Known for her work as Melty Melromarc in "Rising of the Shield Hero," Jackie has also lent her talents to the VA casts of anime such as "Demon Slayer," "One Punch Man," and the "Konosuba" film, "Legend of Crimson." On Twitter, Jackie also announced her first lead role in the English dub cast of "The Night is Short, Walk on Girl."

In addition to her work in anime, Jackie has worked on several video games, including another famous gacha title. In "Granblue Fantasy" and "Granblue Fantasy Versus," Jackie voices the character Io. Another "Genshin Impact" voice actor with a lot of affection for her character, Jackie will also occasionally cosplay Xiangling, much to the delight of her fans. Lastra is also a dedicated gamer who regularly streams herself playing "Genshin Impact" on Twitch, interacting with fans in the chat.

Kayli Mills - Keqing

Kayli Mills is yet another rising star who has voiced some big name roles in anime dubs and video games. Her game credits include "Shantae and the Seven Sirens," "Fire Emblem: Three Houses," and "Code Vein." In the anime world, she may be best known for her portrayals of Emilia in the "Re:Zero" franchise (a role she will hopefully reprise in Season 3), Fiore in "Fate Apocrypha," and Runa from "Kakegurui." Impressively, Kayli managed to maintain an incredibly prolific output throughout the pandemic, and she has worked from her home studio since last year.

In "Genshin Impact," Kayli portrays Keqing. Keqing has a strong will, sharp tongue, and a healthy sense of skepticism that has led her to question and criticize both friends and foes. While Kayli is less active on Twitch than some of her costars, she has done in-person autograph signings of Keqing prints for her fans, and periodically posts "Genshin Impact"-related content on her Instagram page.

Brittany Cox - Fischl

In "Genshin Impact," Brittany Cox provides the voice for the eccentric and exceedingly long-winded electro-archer known as Fischl, Prinzessin der Verurteilung. Due to her verbosity, the character's line deliveries are an enormously important part of her personality, and the character's tremendous popularity on Reddit is a tribute to the quality of Brittany Cox's performance. Unlike many of her co-stars, Cox does not have her own Twitch channel. However, she frequently posts "Genshin Impact" and Fishl-related content on her Twitter account, interacting with fans and voice acting colleagues.

Brittany also boasts an impressive track record when it comes to voicing characters in anime and video games. Some of her numerous animation credits include Sonia from "Pokemon Journeys: The Series," Naoko from "The Night is Short, Walk on Girl',' and Glory Suiryo from "Okko's Inn." Other video game characters voiced by Brittany Cox include the title role in "Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem" and Ingrid from "Fire Emblem: Three Houses."

Ben Pronsky - Oz

Fischl's powerful ally, the Night Raven Oz, is voiced by Ben Pronsky, another dapper VA industry veteran. Just as Paimon acts as the Traveler's guide to Teyvat, Oz is Fischl's constant traveling companion. At once regal, dry, and slightly raspy, Ben's take on Oz is a delightful counterpart to Brittany Cox's Fischl. Ben has shown appreciation for his fans with live signing sessions alongside Brittany Cox, also demonstrating that the two make a successful team outside of the game.

Ben has been working in both the live action and voice acting industries since the late 90s. His impressive list of credits includes work on video games, television, anime, and big budget films. Some of the other games Ben has lent his talents to include "Hearthstone," "Spider-Man: Miles Morales," "The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel," and "Final Fantasy 7 Remake." His anime credits include high profile roles in shows like "Way of the Househusband" and "Fate Apocrypha."

Laura Stahl - Barbara and Xinyan

Another "Genshin Impact" VA with a promising portfolio is Laura Stahl. Laura voices two characters in the game, and interestingly, both the characters are musicians — but with two very different styles. Barbara is Mondstadt's beloved pop idol, while Xinyan is Liyue's first rockstar. With her bright eyes, big smile, and colored hair, Stahl manages to capture the crossover between pop and punk in real life.

Outside of "Genshin Impact," Laura has voiced characters from various anime, including "Isekai Cheat Magician," "Great Pretender," "Rent A Girlfriend," and "Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-Kun." She has been particularly active in other video games as of late as well, with roles in "Guilty Gear Strive," "Monster Hunter Rise," and "Ys IX: Monstrum Nox."

Laura has appeared on Paimon VA Corina Boettger's Twitch channel, where the two streamed Barbara's hangout event quest together. She has also been known to retweet art from fans and show off her voice work on Twitter, reminding her fans how much she loves what she does.