Popular YouTuber AmaLee takes on the role of Uta for the English language dub. AmaLee, whose real name is Amanda Lee, became a pop sensation thanks to the LeeandLie YouTube channel. The project, started with a former partner, has millions of subscribers and continues to post covers of anime and gaming’s most popular songs. Her VTuber personality, Monarch, only grew AmaLee’s fandom; the self-dubbed Queen of the Multiverse can be found on YouTube, Twitch, and Twitter (via Anime Corner).
While AmaLee creates Uta’s voice for dialogue, it’s not her voice on the film’s signature songs. All of this is not lost on the YouTuber, whose background delves into covers. Any other project might have seen the personality create covers the instant Uta’s songs reached the internet. Instead, AmaLee’s inclusion in “Red” saw her hit pause on possible versions “…it was really incredible to get that call. I was like, “Huh, maybe I’ll hold off on uploading those for a little bit,” she said during a ComingSoon interview.
Fans worried about the lack of AmaLee covers will be excited to learn that AmaLee will eventually add her own take on the songs. “I get to play the character and understand the character and then cover them,” she said further into the interview. “I’m super excited to sing them, and I’m excited for everybody to hear Uta sing them in the movie as well.”