Moving on to Tomokazu Sugita, the man with the godly voice that I love oh so much!
Name: Tomokazu Sugita
Japanese: 杉田 智和 (Sugita Tomokazu)
DoB: October 11 1980
Blood Type: B
Years Active: 2000 – present
Tomokazu Sugita is a voice actor born in Saitama Prefecture employed by Atomic Monkey.
Best known for his role as Gintoki in Gintama, he also voices Kyon in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Ragna the Bloodedge in Blazblue. He is also one of the three hosts on the radio show Bururaji (BlueRadio) promoting the videogame Blazblue which is produced and released on Nico Nico Douga. The other two hosts are Kanako Kondou and Asami Imai, who also voice characters in Blazblue.
He and fellow seiyuu – Ken Narita – are sometimes referred to as “brothers” due to a joke made during Live Pastel Collection 2003. During an Omaera No Tame Darou event, hosts Toshiyuki Morikawa and Nobuyuki Hiyama asked Tomokazu how they were similar. His response was that both of them “rarely blink”.
Tomokazu has a close friendship with fellow seiyuu Yuichi Nakamura since 2001. Both play male leads in two anime adapted from visual novels, Yuichi Aizawa of Kanon and Tomoya Okazaki of Clannad, respectively. At the 33rd Anime Grand Prix, Tomokazu’s character Gintoki Sakata won the most favorite male character which means his character roles consecutively won the most favourite male character in 2009 and 2010 Anime Grand Prix. Uniquely, those characters are from different anime: Kyon from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009) and Gintoki Sakata from Gintama (2010). Tomokazu and Yuichi also work together in the Blazblue series as the protagonist Ragna and antagonist Hazama respectively.
Tomokazu won ‘Best Supporting Actor’ in the Third Seiyuu Awards.
I love this man. I seriously do! He’s like a god with that low and powerful voice, it literally sends shivers up my spine whenever I hear it – in a good way of course (^^) he is one of the best seiyuus around today so keep an eye on him…he’ll be appearing in many anime series!
Right, now I should REALLY focus on La storia della Arcana Famiglia! Tomokazu Sugita plays Pace so I’m very happy (^_^)