Comments Add a Comment. Add a photo to this gallery. Aku Aku can also be used by Crash as a shield and a skateboard. In his English speaking appearances, he was voiced by David Siller in the first and second games, Mel Winkler from Crash Bandicoot: Warped to Crash Twinsanity , and Greg Eagles from Crash of the Titans onwards. Near the end, he holds off Uka Uka's attacks while Crash battles Neo Cortex. Aku Aku's redesign in Crash of the Titans shows him having a larger, more humanoid/primate head, along with one extra feather on his head. He is on Uka Uka's side in Team Racing and Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. He also served this role in Team Bandicoot back on Crash's World. He voiced the guardian mask Aku Aku in the Crash Bandicoot series of video games in the early 2000s. Sorry bad draw. Legendary actor Mel Winkler died in his sleep aged 78, his family confirmed n Thursday. Crash Bandicoot Aku Aku voice actor Mel Winkler has passed away last night in his sleep. In the Crash Bandicoot franchise, Aku Aku was a powerful witch doctor who fought evil even before his death, when he placed his spirit inside the mask. He is a witch doctor spiritwho now livesas awooden mask who guides Crash, his sister Coco and their friends as they defeat the forces of evil. Aku Aku is the spirit of an ancient witch doctor who appears as a sentient, floating wooden mask. But now that he is free, he must be stopped at all cost. Aku Aku chooses Tiny and Dingodile to play for the good side. His goatee is missing, having been replaced with green hair on the sides of his head. SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Thousands of Crash Bandicoot fans have signed an online petition demanding that Naughty Dog recast the actor who voices Aku Aku with someone of the same racial background as the character, whatever that is. As many fans know, the original voice of Aku for Seasons’ 1-4 of Samurai Jack was the actor Mako, but he died many years back. Me, I'd prefer Jemaine Clement as Aku-Aku with The Rock taking the role of Uka-Uka. He restarted his voice acting activities in August 2017, which also was announced in Tensai Gunshi. My duty is to protect you. He will be doing the voice work for Aku Aku… Who protects the player depends on whether the character is good or evil, with Aku Aku protecting Crash, Coco, Polar, Pura and Crunch and Uka Uka protecting Cortex, N. Gin, Tiny and Dingodile. However, despite their vast power together, they are still no match for the reality-bending powers of the Evil Twins, and the masks continue their roles as Crash's/Cortex's protector. When natural disasters start ravaging N. Sanity Island, Aku Aku goes to see what his evil twin brother Uka Uka is planning. https://crashbandicootwiki.com/w/index.php?title=Aku_Aku&oldid=1706, In nearly all of the games, Aku Aku is seen having his usual 4 feathers on the mask, with the exception of. He is the deuteragonist of the series, as well as a father figure to Crash, Coco and their friends. ... lending his voice to the levitating guardian mask 'Aku Aku' in the hit video games 'Crash Bandicoot'. As of Crash of the Titans, he is voiced by John DiMaggio, who previously voiced Tiny in Crash Nitro Kart, in the English version of the series. But who are the other 2? While Aku Aku remains a stern individual for most of the time, he is capable of showing an occasional witty side, a trait displayed when he quickly compares the Mojo Temple to the Texas School Book Depository, along with his descriptions of the enemies in the game. I Don't Have A Reason / I'll Add One Later. Collecting three in a row without getting hit will result in Crash and Coco becoming temporarily invincible from anything except deep water and bottomless pits. Aku Aku appears in some cutscenes of Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy and in Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage he acts as the player's health. By collecting Aku Aku masks, Crash can be protected from harm from most enemies and obstacles (though certain elements such as bottomless pits will cause him to lose a life regardless). Aku Aku is a character from the Crash Bandicoot series who appeared in Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy. Overall, Aku Aku is a kind, benevolent and empathetic spirit who loves the Earth, making his name an ironic one, seeing as "Aku" is Japanese for "evil" or "wickedness". Video Game: Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy. His role is being the overseeing spirit guardian of Wumpa Islands. In the English version of the series, Uka Uka is voiced by Clancy Brown, who also voiced Doctor Neo Cortex, from Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped to Crash Nitro Kart. During Crash's missions to stop Doctor Cortex, he scattered copies of himself throughout the travels in an effort to aid him in his mission. In the English version of Crash Twinsanity, he is voiced by Alex Fernandez, who also voiced Farmer Ernestin the same game. English Voice Actor (s) Greg Eagles (2007-present) Aku Aku is the secondary protagonist from Crash Bandicoot series. Aku Aku does not serve this purpose in Crash Tag Team Racing, only having a cameo appearance in the "Tiki Turbo" track. Voiced most times by Greg Baldwin, Mako Iwamatsu. Mel voiced various animations such as the talking mask Aku Aku in Crash Bandicoot and as Lucius Fox alongside Kevin Conroy's Batman in the popular 1997 series. Some fans were quick to point out that Aku Aku is currently voiced by Greg Eagles, an African-American actor. CrashBandicoot: 37: 1/2 9:03PM: So Crash is getting in. He is similar to Sparx; both act as health for the main protagonist of their series. As a voice actor, Winkler played Lucius Fox in The New Batman Adventures (1997) and Johnny Snowman in Oswald (2001). Images of the Aku voice actors from the Samurai Jack franchise. You may summon me by breaking open these crates. Akg0001: 26: 1/7 4:44PM: I can't wait for Crash uwu Community: StrongerDoggo: 13: 1/3 … Aku Aku is in the form of a brown wooden mask with yellow eyes, green … The voice actor or Aku Aku from Crash Bandicoot passed away; Topic Archived; Page 1 of 2; Last ; More topics from this board... How likely is Crash Bandicoot compared to many other characters requested? Crash gets him and accidentally drops the mask in … Collecting three Aku Aku masks gives Crash temporary invulnerability from all minor dangers, but does not protect from falling down holes. SHOW COMMENTS (0) VOICE COMPARES. In the Game Boy Advance version of the game, Aku Aku can transform into various vehicles for Crash to use. All of Aku Aku's voice clips from CTR: Nitro-Fueled, provided by Greg Eagles once again and rerecorded from Aku Aku's voice clips from the original game. A photo of a page from the manga seen on Naughty Dog's 1998 website. He is a witch doctor spirit who now lives as a wooden mask who guides Crash, his sister Coco and their friends as they defeat the forces of evil. In Crash of the Titans, Aku Aku is briefly kidnapped by Doctor Neo Cortex, but is soon rescued by Crash. He voiced the guardian mask Aku Aku in the Crash Bandicoot series of video games in the early 2000s. Aku Aku appears as a floating wooden mask with yellow, circular, pupil-less eyes, a red, pointed nose, large lips, a green goatee and four (or more) multi-colored feathers perched on top of his head. Aku Aku appears as a floating wooden mask with yellow, circular, pupil-less eyes, a red, pointed nose, large lips, a green goatee and four (or more) multi-colored feathers perched on top of his head. He looks over the Wumpa Islands as their benevolent protector and the Bandicoot family as their father figure. In the first installment, he can be used as a source of light in levels which are too dark to navigate safely. However, the most accepted meaning of his name is a pun on the rapanui word "aku-aku", that means "spiritual guide". After Crash runs from Cortex and washes up on N. Sanity Beach, he frees Aku Aku, who provides his magical services throughout the game, scattering Aku Aku crates all across the three islands. From Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped up to Crash Twinsanity, Aku Aku is voiced by Mel Winkler. Voiced most times by Greg Eagles, Kenichi Ogata. Aku is a powerful wizard demon capable of shape-shifting and sorcery. Full Voice Actor Cast. After encountering Crash in the third game, Uka Uka vowed to destroy him. Aku Aku then reveals that this contest was simply a plot by Uka Uka to steal the crystals. This is an unofficial site. Whenever Crash possesses an Aku Aku mask, he will be shielded from one enemy attack or contact. This fact led to days of complicated debate around the internet, with detractors eventually deciding that Aku Aku’s voice actor should probably be … Watch Queue Queue Aku Aku mentioned that he locked Uka Uka away in a temple prison many eons ago to protect the world from his malice. Number of Comparisons: 2Franchise: Crash Bandicoot When he sensed Crash's and Coco's journey to ruin Doctor Neo Cortex's plan for world domination, he befriended them and scattered copies of himself to aid them. Aku Aku is the ancient voodoo mask spirit of an old witch doctor, who looks over the southeast Australian islands as if he was its god. When he does, he rushes to the Bandicoots with an urgent message and demands that Coco get her new Portal Chamber working so that they can gather Crystals and stop the Elementals. Franchise: Crash Bandicoot. Aku Aku is the secondary protagonist of the Crash Bandicoot franchise, and assists Crash Bandicoot and his friends on their adventures. Aku Aku on the title page of Chapter 1. Aku Aku's redesign in Crash of the Titans shows him having a larger, more humanoid/primate head, along with one extra feather on his head. What is your reaction? After being freed, his spirit was placed inside a mask, not unlike his brother. Whenever Aku Aku can sense a person, he can teleport a certain distance towards that person. Copies of him are hidden in marked crates, and when broken, the mask will be released, and will protect Crash and Coco from one enemy attack. Aku Aku is a character from the Crash Bandicoot series who appeared in Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy. He has magically protected Crash over the years with his special powers and gives him important advice when the situation calls for it. The second Quantum Mask, Akano, is used as a power source of W.O.M.P., but is accidentally thrown through a quantum rift into Salty Wharf after the battle, prompting them to go through the rift to find him. Add a … He will, however, be killed by either falling into bottomless pits, falling into water, or getting crushed in a chase level. He allows them to sustain another hit from an enemy or obstacle, after which Aku Aku leaves them. Greg Eagles is the voice of Aku Aku in Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy. Listen to all the actors who have voiced Aku Aku … Aku Aku also has many other abilities. Aku Aku summons Crash Bandicoot and Coco Bandicoot, while Uka Uka summons Doctor Neo Cortex, Doctor Nitrus Brio, Tiny Tiger, Koala Kong, Dingodile, and Rilla Roo. When Uka Uka is freed from his jungle prison, it is revealed that Uka Uka is Aku Aku's evil twin brother, whom he constantly opposes and has the same strength and power (as evidenced in the final battle against Doctor Cortex, in which he holds off Uka Uka's attacks, and Uka Uka likewise holds off his). In this regard, Aku Aku is comparable to Sparx from the Spyro franchise. Mel Winkler is the voice of Aku Aku in Crash Twinsanity, and Kenichi Ogata is the Japanese voice. Aku Aku as he appears in the manga. He is on neither side in the Japanese version of Bash. Crash can collect up to two masks for two extra hits of damage, with an additional mask granting him temporary invincibility. He is voiced by veteran seiyu Kenichi Ogatain the Japanese dubs of the games. He is similar to Sparx; both act as health for the main protagonist of their series. This video is unavailable. Aku Aku once again serves as Crash's protector in this game. Franchise: Crash Bandicoot. Aku first clashed with Samurai Jack when it went on a rampage … 2 - Penta Penguin and King Chicken can use both Aku Aku and Uka Uka in Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. Aku Aku appears in some cutscenes of Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy and in Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage he acts as the player's health. In Crash Twinsanity, having three Aku Aku's will no longer protect Crash from explosions by TNT or Nitro crates, or destroy enemies by walking into them, as it did previous titles. 1 Appearance 2 Personality 3 Biography 3.1 … If Crash has one Aku Aku mask, it will protect him from one attack; if he has two, he'll resist two attacks. He also served this role in Team Bandicoot back on Crash's World. Born in St Louis, Winkler is survived by sons Maury and Mark; and four granddaughters. - Share your reason with the rest of the community. When Uka Uka prepares to fight, Aku Aku stops him, reminding him that the Ancients would not allow it. Aku Aku's invincibility mask power up icon. Aku Aku VOICE Mel Winkler Kenichi Ogata. Incarnations View all 15 versions of Aku Aku on BTVA. He later co-founds Team Silver in secret with Silver. Aku Aku is the secondary protagonist from Crash Bandicoot series. So thus, for Season 5, they brought in Greg Baldwin to voice the character, and he did a fair impression of the “shapeshifting master of darkness”. Manga Crash Bandicoot. 3 - Crash Bash only. Images of the Aku Aku voice actors from the Crash Bandicoot franchise. It is I, Aku Aku! Aku Aku is the spirit of an ancient witch doctor encased in a floating, wooden mask. This page was last edited on 1 November 2020, at 04:56. All logos, images, video and audio clips pertaining to actors, characters and related indicia belong to their respective © and ™ owners. Video Game: Crash Twinsanity. Aku Aku (along with Uka Uka) appears as a tutor for the player in the racing games Crash Team Racing and Crash Nitro Kart, giving general tips for the player after a trophy is won. The two teams engage in a number of contests, of which the good side is eventually the winner. In the Crash Bandicoot franchise, Uka Uka was a powerful witch doctor who was imprisoned by his brother, Aku Aku, after he wanted to conquer the world. He'll do anything the protect the planet, even locking his twin brother away in an underground temple. If Crash picks up three Aku Aku masks, he'll enter a state of temporary invincibility and will not be harmed from any enemy attacks, Nitro crates, and TNT crates. Aku Aku decides that the bickering can go on no longer, and that they must settle this once and for all time. He was the voice of Aku, the main antagonist in the animated series Samurai Jack for the first four seasons produced, and again in the series finale which used his original audio. ↑ The reason I ranked David Siller last of the voice actors of Aku Aku is because I tend to prefer the actors that speak actual lines, rather than sound effects. He is a witch doctor spirit who now lives as a wooden mask who guides Crash, his sister Coco and their friends as they defeat the forces of evil. From Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped up to Crash Twinsanity, Aku Aku is voiced by Mel Winkler. After the bandicoots defeat Louise, they find Akano. In the Cortex boss fight in Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, it is shown he and his twin brother Uka Uka are able to produce various forms of what is assumed to be witch doctor magic. When Crash collects two masks, Aku Aku will turn … After Uka Uka's defeat to the hands of Crash and Cortex, Aku Aku convinces Uka Uka to join him and defeat the Evil Twins. Number of Comparisons: 3 Franchise: Samurai Jack Aku is the main antagonist of the TV series Samurai Jack and Samurai Jack's arch-nemesis. It is also revealed that Aku Aku is the older of the twins. Aku Aku is named for a Polynesian restaurant that used to be in Cambridge, MA (the Summer Shack is there now), and his appearance is supposed to suggest a tiki (though he looks quite different from the two large tikis that stood outside Aku-Aku restaurant). He also voiced Achoo (a parody of Aku) and the annoying alarm clock known as Happy Cat in Duck Dodgers, the introductory voice for the ending theme of Dexter's Laboratory and Iroh in the first … As a penalty, he ejects Uka Uka into space. Aku Aku agrees with this, and they summon the teams. Aku Comparison of the voice actors who have been the voice of Aku with sound clips and images. A tribute to the late Mel Winkler, Aku Aku's original voice actor. With one notable exception though…Aku. Add a photo to this gallery. Aku Aku protests saying that Uka Uka's side has too many players and demands that Uka Uka surrender two of his team. He does not have a speaking role in this game, except in the Japanese version, where he gives hints when he is freed (except if the mask gives invincibility), but it's only in text, aside from the chant heard whenever a mas… In the main Crash Bandicoot series, the player can free Aku Aku from an Aku Aku crate. Aku Aku, also known as simply Aku, is a Mask Spirit that serves as the "mission control" for Team Mario. In-game, Aku Aku acts as Crash's source of power and his skateboard in certain sections. The two masks also act as invincibility power-ups during the races, protecting the player from enemy attacks and wiping out anyone the player touches. Richard Steven Horvitz will be the voice behind the Lani-Loli Quantum mask, the mask of Phase, in the game. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. Here is the full voice actor … Aku Aku (Japanese: アク アク Aku Aku), sometimes spelled Aku-Aku[1] is the ancient voodoo mask spirit of an old witch doctor and the twin brother of Uka Uka. He later co-founds Team Silver in secret with Silver. Call me thrice, and I shall grant you special powers.Aku Aku, Crash Twinsanity Aku Aku is the deuteragonist of the Crash Bandicoot series. Aku Aku cares deeply for the Earth and all who inhabit it, protecting Crash whenever needed and acting as a father figure to the Bandicoots. Aku Aku, also known as simply Aku, is a Mask Spirit that serves as the "mission control" for Team Mario. Fred Tatasciore is a popular voice actor, ... Grand Theft Auto, Saints Row, and Mortal Kombat. In the games starting with Crash of the Titans, he is voiced by Greg Eagles. Uka Uka suggests holding a contest, with Aku Aku's players going against his. In Crash Bash, Aku Aku and Uka Uka attempt to decide whether good or evil is stronger. In … He serves his usual role as a protecter from this point on. After encountering Crash in the first game, he decided to help the bandicoot in his adventures. Video Game: Crash Bandicoot: Warped Franchise: Crash Bandicoot. As a voice actor, Winkler played Lucius Fox in The New Batman Adventures (1997) and Johnny Snowman in Oswald (2001). Who do you think has been the best from these Aku Aku voice actors? Trending READ MORE When the player collects a third Aku Aku mask, they become temporary invincible. Mel Winkler is the voice of Aku Aku in Crash Bandicoot: Warped, and Kenichi Ogata is the Japanese voice. He then leads Crash and Coco to the Time Twister machine so that they can gather Power Crystals scattered across time. 1 - Fake Crash is on Aku Aku's side in Nitro Kart and 2: N-Tranced. In Crash of the Titans, Crash uses Aku Aku to cover the Titan's face and take control of the creature. ↑ 2.0 2.1 Fred Tatasciore and William Hootkins were originally tied for 2nd place as the voice actors of Dingodile. Aku Aku's personality is expanded in Crash of the Titans. 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