Overwatch Genji's Voice Actor Embraces Healing Meme

Gaku Space, the voice of Genji, has decided to learn to play the character.
Gaku Space, the voice of Genji, has decided to learn to play the character. | Courtesy of Blizzard/Gaku Space

Gaku Space, the voice actor behind the English-language version of Overwatch's Genji, proved his Genji bonafides in a recently uploaded gameplay video.

While playing as Genji during a game of Capture the Flag, Space piloted his cyber ninja away from the main action to explore the map. When he stumbled across a mega health pack, he interrupted himself to recite what might be Genji's most iconic line.

"I need healing," Space said, adopting Genji's raspy lower register and walking over the health pack over and over. He repeated the line to hammer home the point, before moving on.

Space began uploading Overwatch footage on his YouTube channel May 24, embarking on a quest to learn to play the game for which he provided his voice. In his first video he admits to having played Overwatch only once before starting this project. Since then he's uploaded four more videos, each over 20 minutes long.