Who are we?

What is KOCHA SOUND?


Kocha Sound LLC is an production company that focuses mainly on providing the highest quality voice over for your project’s need. Kocha specializes in the fields of animation & games, however we work with all mediums and are ready to take your project to the next level.  We are a Source Connect & ADR ready studio that has recorded voice over for international broadcast (Yu-Gi-Oh Arc V), international film releases (additional recording for Made in Abyss films), award winning anime (Akudama Drive, She and Her Cat -Everything Flows-), historic Blu-ray releases (Ai no Kusabi) and more.   The name ‘Kocha Sound’ is derived from the Japanese word ‘Kōcha’ (紅茶), which means ‘Black Tea’. Co-owners Brittany Lauda & Matt Shipman often discussed business plans over cups of piping hot tea in the NYC winter, and thus the name was born!


WHO IS KOCHA SOUND?

Kocha Sound is co-owned by Matt Shipman & Brittany Lauda, two NYC natives, TX Transplants.

Matt Shipman, aside from being resident goofball, does most of the script adaptations for Kocha Sound as well as working as the engineer and assistant director. He also helps run several classes as the engineer while Brittany directs students.  He writes for Funimation and Media Blasters projects, engineers for Kocha Sound projects, and occasionally assistant directs.

When not working on Kocha Sound projects, Matt can be heard as roles such the voice of Shay Obsidian in over 100 episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh Arc-V, Inasa Yoarashi in My Hero Academia, Chrome in Dr. Stone,  Floch in Attack on Titan, Ivar in Disgaea 6, and many more. When not working, Matt plays Street Fighter, loves the Zero Escape and Persona series, watches seasonal anime, plays card games, and loves to talk about all things nerdy.

Brittany Lauda has directed and cast for various anime and game titles since graduating SUNY Geneseo in 2014, and she wouldn’t want it any other way! Some notable production credits of hers include the award-winning cyperpunk thriller Akudama Drive, the cinematic space opera Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, the heartwarming tales of pet ownership She and Her Cat -everything flows-, the intriguing story of Minotaur, the historic release of Ai no Kusabi, and goofy anime series like Hensuki, Ladies versus Butlers, Juden-Chan Recharged and World War Blue. She has worked in-house at studios such as Media Blasters, Okratron 5000 and Funimation as a director and has assistant directed on over 100 episodes of anime.

It’s rare to find Brittany not engrossed in her work, since she does everything from administrative work to voice over to directing and casting. However, in her free time she enjoys playing with her Shiba Inu puppy, playing World of Warcraft, and cooking goodies. You can catch her voice in apps (My Little Pony/Transformers), games, and anime for Media Blasters, Funimation, Sentai Filmworks, Bang Zoom, Pokemon XY and more.