One of the most famous seiyuus of all time…introducing DAISUKE ONO!
Name: Daisuke Ono
Japanese: 小野 大輔 (Ono Daisuke)
DoB: May 4 1978
Blood Type: O
Years Active: 2002 – present
Daisuke Ono is a Japanese voice actor and singer born in Kochi Prefecture who works for Mausu Promotion. He won the fourth Seiyuu Awards for ‘Best Voice Actor’ for his role as Sebastian Michaelis in Kuroshitsuji. He is one of the most famous seiyuus in Japan at the moment. Daisuke Ono attended Nihon University’s College of Art where he studied to be a TV broadcaster. Due to criticism from his professor, he ended up with an interest for acting. He began his career as a voice actor, playing minor characters for the TV station Television Kanagawa. He made his debut as a voice actor in 2002 but only got attention in 2005 with the role of Kunisaki Yukito on AIR TV. In the 2006, Daisuke voiced Itsuki Koizumi, a main character of the popular anime The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and increased his popularity with anime fans. He started his career as a pop singer in 2007 with the mini-album ‘Hinemosu’.
Daisuke’s voice acting career began in 2002 but he gained recognition in 2005.
He is close friends with fellow seiyuu Hiroshi Kamiya and both have starred in many anime series together:
In Durarara!!, Daisuke portrays Shizuo Heiwajima whilst Hiroshi portrays Izaya Orihara.
In Working!!, Daisuke voices Jun Sato while Hiroshi voices Hiroomi Soma.
In Uraboku, Daisuke voices Hotsuma Renjou while Hiroshi voices Kuroto Hourai.
In Monochrome Factor, Daisuke voices Akira Nikaido while Hiroshi voices Kengo Asamura.
In the otome game series Starry☆Sky, Daisuke voices Suzuya Tohzuki while Hiroshi voices Ryunosuke Miyaji.
In the tokusatsu movie Saraba Kamen Rider Den-O: Final Countdown, Daisuke voices Teddy/Macheteddy while Hiroshi voices the Ghost Imagin/Kamen Rider Yuuki Skull Form.
Daisuke’s musical career began in 2007 after he released the mini-album ‘Hinemosu’. He’s also sung loads of character singles but there are so many and I can’t be bothered to type it all out…I’m a lazy child xD
2008: ‘Amaoto’,’Manatsu no Spica’
2009: ‘Kazahana’, ‘Kinmohusei’
2010: ‘Netsuretsu ANSWER’
2012: ‘Lunar Maria’
Strange fact but he dislikes raisins and loves Chinese noodles, nuts and almonds. He can also play the piano!
During the time spent recording for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, he was the first of the voice actors who learned the animated choreography shown during the ending theme song Hare Hare Yukai. He is also a major fan of the Gundam series as it is often the topic of his radio show ‘Ono Daisuke no GIG ra Night!’ whether it is about the anime series or collecting Gundam figurines. Incidentally, he voiced Sven Cal Bayan, protagonist of the ONA Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer and Woolf Enneacle, supporting character of the second generation of Mobile Suit Gundam AGE. Gundam FTW!
I really love Daisuke Ono, he’s a voice acting legend! I refuse to watch an anime if he’s not in it. The only exceptions are if the series has good animation or if there are other seiyuus that I like starring in them. Yes, I’m on about Mamoru Miyano mainly (^^)
Right now I’m watching Natsuyuki Rendezvous which has Yuichi Nakamura and Jun Fukuyama in. I’ve watched one episode already and it’s already making me think ‘what the heck am I watching?!’
Oh well, lets hope that I’ll like this after watching a certain series that left me upset…*Looks at La storia della Arcana Famiglia*