Rachel Robinson (born May 10, 1972) is an American voice actor. She is the voice for Oerba Yun Fang in Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and Holly Whyte in Bravely Default and Bravely Second: End Layer.
Roles[edit | edit source]
|Final Fantasy XIII||2010||Oerba Yun Fang|
|Final Fantasy XIII-2||2012||Oerba Yun Fang|
|Bravely Default||2014||Holly Whyte|
|Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII||2014||Oerba Yun Fang|
|Bravely Second: End Layer||2016||Holly Whyte|
Background[edit | edit source]
As I got to know the character more and got to work on her for longer and really start to breathe life into her, I got very attached.
Rachel Robinson on her character Oerba Yun Fang.
During auditions for Final Fantasy XIII, Robinson read for multiple roles including Lightning, Hope Estheim, and Jihl Nabaat, but she was ultimately cast as Fang. Robinson had previously heard of the series but she did not fully understand it was such a "big deal". After her performance as Fang, she considers herself a fan of the series but admits that she probably wouldn't enjoy playing the games themselves because of the timesink involved.
For the role, Robinson had an Australian dialect coach with her during recording to help her match the accent the voice director intended for the character. By the time she was brought back to record lines of the sequels, she had become comfortable enough with the dialect that she no longer needed the coach there. She has stated that this role was one of the hardest and most complicated she has ever dealt with.