Larry Hama Is… The Voice Of Rai

Valiant's latest QR Voice Variant – their series of "talking" covers that debuted with X-O Manowar #1 back in 2012 – hit shelves last week with the release of Rai #5 by Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain.

Rai's series takes place in 41st century Japan and, as such, a talking rendition of Valiant's most famous Japanese hero required a Japanese American voice actor. That's where famed writer/editor/GI Joe creator Larry Hama came in. Hama took over voice duties for the cover during a recording session at Neal Adams' Continuity Studios in New York City, who also handled animation for the project.

Here is the result:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Oq9I1mAFO0[/youtube]

He redefined the silent issue with GI Joe #21…and now he is the voice of a talking cover. Did Larry Hama just go full circle?

Rai #5 is on sale now.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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