Seven Coloured Compass

Beneath the starry sky, we'll meet once again.


Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Mamo-chan!

20130607-075705.jpg

Happy Birthday to my most favourite seiyuu, Mamoru Miyano! 30 years old and you’re still the same adorable derp I fell in love with (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧.

Have a good one Mamo-chan!~❤

Advertisements


Leave a comment

Kenichi Suzumura

I feel like I’ve fallen off the edge of the earth. I’ve been away from this blog in what feels like forever. Mummy’s sorry for abandoning you! It’s just that she needs to pass her exams and she might get into trouble if she doesn’t…

I’m still stuck revising and whatnot so I’ll just do a seiyuu post for the time being. This revision better pay off.

Kenichi Suzumura

Name: Kenichi Suzumura

Japanese: 鈴村 健一 (Suzumura Kenichi)

DoB: September 12 1974

Blood Type: A

Height: 174cm

Weight: 56kg

Years Active: 1994 – present

Kenichi Suzumura is a Japanese voice actor and singer raised in Osaka Prefecture. He married fellow voice actress Maaya Sakamoto in 2011.

Acting Career

Kenichi is known for voicing Morley in Macross 7, Hikaru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Shinn Asuka in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, Sougo Okita in Gintama, Lavi in D.Gray-man, Ryutaros in Kamen Rider Den-O and Masato Hijirikawa in Uta no☆Prince-sama♪. He is called ‘Suzu’ and Muraken by Soichiro Hoshi and his fans and ‘Suzuken’ by other voice actors and fans. He is currently part of the group ‘Nazo no Shin Unit Starmen’ with Junichi Suwabe, Daisuke Kishio, Hiroki Takahashi, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Makoto Yasumura, and Kosuke Toriumi.

At the first Seiyuu Awards in 2007, Kenichi was nominated for Best Actor in a supporting role’ and ‘Best Radio Personality’ which he lost both to Akira Ishida and Masumi Asano respectively. At the second Seiyuu Awards in 2008, he won ‘Best Radio Personality’. At the sixth Seiyuu Awards in 2012, he won ‘Best Musical Performance’ alongside fellow voice actors Mamoru Miyano, Junichi Suwabe, Kishou Taniyama, Hiro Shimono and Takuma Terashima for the group ST☆RISH in the anime Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000%.

He left Artvision in 2012 and has found his own talent agency INTENTION.

Musical Career

In addition to performing many different character songs in his voice acting career, Kenichi became a singer signed under the Lantis label. As a solo artist he writes all his songs. In his debut year 2008, Kenichi also became one of the main hosts of the annual live music event Original Entertainment Paradise (OrePara), together with other Lantis-artists Showtaro Morikubo, Daisuke Ono and Mitsuo Iwata.

In January, 2010, he gave his first solo concert tour in Osaka (January 10), Nagoya (January 11), Yokohama (January 23) and Tokyo (January 30). His second live tour, in 2011, was held in the same stops excluding Nagoya (Osaka [April 9], Tokyo [April 17] and Yokohama [May 1]). A percentage of the proceeds from the concert was donated to help the victims of the Touhoku earthquake and tsunami. Because of the power shortage the concert was arranged simple to save power and Kenichi performed all songs in acoustic.

Discography

Albums

2009: Becoming
2011: CHRONICLE to the future
2012: Go

Singles

The numbers in brackets are where the singles debuted at on the Oricon charts. If there are none, then the single did not debut on the Oricon at all. This list will be updated often.

2008: ‘Intention’ (14)

2009: ‘Atarashii Neiro’ (13), ‘Mitochondria’ (20)

2010: ‘And Becoming’ (23), ‘In my space’ (23), ‘Tsuki to sutoobu’ (36)

2011: ‘Asunaro’ (20)

2012: ‘Messenger’ (24), ‘Shiroi Karasu’ (16)

Extras

His favourite animals are dogs and he has two called Ivy and Momo. Oh geez, cuteness overload! His favourite foods are curry and Pino ice cream. He enjoys cooking and playing video games…I like a man who can cook! Kenichi has practiced Aikido.

Wel, it was nice to be back – if only for a brief moment! I’d better hit the books again, otherwise I’ll be too hooked on here! You can also follow my ramblings on Tumblr now…I know, I finally got it. I just post stuff about my other fandoms apart from anime. Mostly Marvel, The Big Bang Theory and The Hunger Games so if you’re into all that geeky stuff then do check it out! My Tumblr is here. I have another Tumblr as well for all my gaming fandoms which contains walkthroughs and CGs so check it out here.

Bye for now!


Leave a comment

Daisuke Namikawa

Sword Art Online is taking longer than I planned and I’ve got loads of homework to do (-_-) so here’s a seiyuu post! Sorry my delay of SAO’s review!

Daisuke Namikawa

Name: Daisuke Namikawa

Japanese: 浪川 大輔 (Namikawa Daisuke)

DoB: April 2 1976

Blood Type: B

Height: 173cm

Weight: 60kg

Years Active: 1984 – present

Website: ameblo.jp/namikawa–daisuke/

Daisuke Namikawa is a Japanese voice actor born in Tokyo who started acting at the age of eight and is sometimes mistaken for fellow voice actor Daisuke Hirakawa, as their names only differ by one character when written in kanji.

Acting Career

Despite his wide range of voice casting, he is usually cast as young, kind heroes as Mikage in 07-Ghost, Isana Yashiro in K, Fai D. Flourite in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Jellal Fernandes and his counterpart Mystogan from Fairy Tail, Keita Ibuki in Black God, and Hetalia’s North Italy and South Italy, but he is also cast as cold anti-heroes or villains such Ulquiorra Cifer in Bleach, Hisoka in Hunter × Hunter, Kei Kurono in Gantz, Eustass Kid in One Piece and Toutaku Chuuei in Ikki Tousen.

He is the official Japanese dub-over voice actor for American actor Elijah Wood and Canadian actor, Hayden Christensen. He has also dubbed over some roles that were performed by other fellow actors such as: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tony Jaa, Edward Furlong and Kevin Zegers in Japanese. He made his directorial debut entitled Wonderful World, a live-action film that opened in Japan in early summer of 2010. He also starred in the film itself along with fellow voice actors, Mamoru Miyano,Tomokazu Sugita, Tomokazu Seki, Rikiya Koyama, Yuka Hirata, Showtaro Morikubo and Yuhko Kaida. He won  Best Supporting Actor in the fourth Seiyuu Awards.

Musical Career

Daisuke is in a band with Takashi Fujisaki called Jin-Ger PARADISE, and made a guest appearance in Kiramune Music Festival on November 29, 2009 to sing ‘VoICE’, and ‘EVER DREAM’ (Kiramune theme song) together with other Kiramune Stars. He is the fourth member of Kiramune Artist! His first mini-album ‘I.D.’ was released on June 23, 2010, his second mini-album ‘ROOTERS’ was released on July 13, 2011, and his third mini-album ‘Ring’ was released on February 13, 2013. His single ‘UTAO’ was released on April 4, 2012.

Extras

His hobby is handball and he is also skilled at aikido.

Well, this Easter holiday seems to be dragging and to be honest, I am EXTREMELY bored. It’s a good thing that I’m watching G.I. Joe: Retaliation this weekend! I do love all these action films that are being released these days, they really make me happy. I do need a bit of Channing Tatum to perk me up… oh and I can’t wait until Iron Man 3 is released! I mean, who doesn’t love Robert Downey Jr? Aside form that, UtaPri season 2 is here! I’m so happy, I can see Tokiya and Ren again (^^)


Leave a comment

Hiroshi Kamiya

Urm… so… hey guys? It’s been about a week since I last blogged I think? This puts me in a awkward situation ( ̄^ ̄)ゞ lets get straight to the point here, it’s not like I can’t be bothered with blogging or me being lazy but I haven’t found the time recently. School is getting more and more stressful than I can remember and I just had a textiles exam on Monday which makes me even more tired. It doesn’t help that I’ve got the sniffles. Anywho, I’m going to introduce the man and voice behind our beloved Izaya Orihara and Tieria Erde… Hiroshi Kamiya!

Hiroshi Kamiya

Name: Hiroshi Kamiya

Japanese: 神谷 浩史 (Kamiya Hiroshi)

DoB: January 28 1975

Blood Type: A

Height: 167cm

Weight: 53kg

Years Active: 1994 – present

Hiroshi Kamiya is a Japanese voice actor born in Matsudo, Chiba, Japan who works for Aoni Production. He is best known for being the voice of Nozomu Itoshiki from Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei and Tieria Erde from Mobile Suit Gundam 00. He won ‘Best Lead Actor’ and ‘Best Personality’ at the third Seiyuu Awards and ‘Best Supporting Actor’ at the second Seiyuu Awards. As well as these two awards, he has also won ‘Most Votes’ at the sixth and seventh Seiyuu Awards. He is the host of several radio talk shows including the Dear Girl ~Stories~ with Daisuke Ono.

Acting Career

Hiroshi maintains a close friendship with fellow seiyuu Daisuke Ono and both have starred in many anime series together:

In Durarara!!, Hiroshi portrays Izaya Orihara whilst Daisuke portrays Shizuo Heiwajima
In Working!!, Hiroshi voices Hiroomi Soma while Daisuke voices Jun Sato.
In Uraboku, Daisuke voices Hotsuma Renjou while Hiroshi voices Kuroto Hourai.
In Monochrome Factor, Hiroshi voices Kengo Asamura while Daisuke voices Akira Nikaido
In the otome game series Starry☆Sky, Hiroshi voices Ryunosuke Miyaji while Daisuke voices Suzuya Tohzuki
In the tokusatsu movie Saraba Kamen Rider Den-O: Final Countdown, Hiroshi voices the Ghost Imagin/Kamen Rider Yuuki Skull Form while Daisuke voices Teddy/Macheteddy

Musical Career

Since May 2010, he and Miyu Irino banded a Kiramune-unit called KAmiYU, and sings for Mokei Senshi Gunpla Builders Beginning G theme song. Hiroshi has also released a mini album titled ‘Hare no Hi’ and an album titled ‘Harezora’.

Discography

Albums

Harezora

Singles

2010: For myself

2011: Nijiiro Chouchou

2012: Such A Beautiful Affair

Extras

Did you know that Hiroshi named his cat ‘Nyanko-sensei’? Rather cute me thinks! He also has a black belt in karate which is pretty badass in my book. On a more serious note, in 2006 he had a traffic accident which left him hospitalised for two months.

The amount of views I get on my blog have decreased dramatically over the last few days leaving me to think of why the reason is. I’ll admit that it is my fault for not posting here regularly but it would be really helpful if you guys could tell your friends about this blog or anyone that you know is a huge fan of anime. I sound desperate here but I could use the help and love from you all!

I decided on watching Sword Art Online next because I’m into fighting at the moment. It’s also because this was one of the best anime series of 2012 and I’m looking forward to see how this will impress me. Do your best Sword Art Online, make me grovel to your awesomeness!


Leave a comment

Tetsuya Kakihara

I’m back from America! My flight was delayed by two hours so I didn’t take off until 1am this morning in American time. I am so jet lagged (-_-) but it was worth it. America is amazing and I loved everything there! I also did lots of shopping while I was at it! Since I am exhausted from travelling, I’ll do a seiyuu post and then I’ll move on to a different anime series.

Tetsuya Kakihara

Name: Tetsuya Kakihara

Japanese: 柿原 徹也 (Kakihara Tetsuya)

DoB: December 24 1982

Blood Type: AB-

Height:

Weight:

Years Active: 2003 – present

Website: kakiharatetsuya.cocolog-nifty.com/blog

Tetsuya Kakihara is a Japanese voice actor and singer born in Düsseldorf, West Germany who is affiliated with 81 Produce.

Acting Career

Before wanting to become a voice actor, Tetsuya had always longed to live in Japan. He was fascinated by its entertainment culture; he thinks Japan has funny TV shows, and he loved to read manga and watch anime since he was little. So with that in mind, he set off his goal to become a voice actor.

In 2001 at the age of 18, Tetsuya went to AMUSEMENT MEDIA Academy (a vocational school for voice actors and artists) to study voice acting. As first, it wasn’t a smooth road for him to get in, as the school was surprised he actually came all the way from Germany after receiving a prompt email from him 3 days ago. He sincerely requested the school to accept his application and when they officially accepted him, he found temporarily housing at a friend’s house.

And so, while he attended voice acting courses, worked part-time jobs, and also improved his Japanese through part-time school, he debuted as a professional voice actor in 2003.

In 2007, at the First Seiyuu Awards ceremony in Japan, he received the ‘Best Male Newcomer/Rookie’ award for his nominated role of Yutaka Mikoto, from Princess Princess.

Tetsuya is very active in voice acting roles in Japan, and is capable of doing a broad range of voices in his works. In anime, he is well known for voicing roles as young boys with a ‘fiery’ personality, for example Natsu from popular anime Fairy Tail. In gaming and drama CDs, he plays teenagers/mature roles, and is known for his unique soft, sweet, and mysterious voice- mainly in otome games, like Shin from the PSP game series, AMNESIA. Like other Japanese male voice actors, he is also active in yaoi-themed drama CDs and anime, and usually plays the uke part, like Akihito from the Finder series, a work of popular boys love by manga artist, Ayano Yamane.

Musical Career

From 2010, Kakihara is affiliated with Kiramune, a music label by Bandai Visual Co., Ltd. and Lantis, where he debuted as a singer with his first mini album Still on Journey. His first single is called “String of pain”, was released on February 6, 2013 and is used as the ending theme song for anime Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East in which he also voices the main role as Shino Inuzuka. His 3rd mini album is scheduled to be released in March 13, 2013.

Discography

Albums

2010: Still on Journey
2012: CONTINUOUS

Singles

2013: String of pain

Extras

An interesting and talented fact about Tetsuya is that he is trilingual; fluent in German and Japanese and near-fluent in English. He used to know five languages: German, Japanese, English, Spanish, and Latin. He is the only Japanese person to voice German-speaking characters: Lævateinn, Graf Eisen and Strada, in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha.

He is nicknamed Kakkii. His hobbies are snowboarding and his skills are magic tricks, social dancing and snowboarding.

This jet lag is quite bothersome so I better be off to bed. I’ll pick a new series to watch and try to get that done ASAP. Well, now I know that I shouldn’t travel often… I look like a wreck. Have a picture of Shin from me as a present!

Shin


7 Comments

Satoshi Hino

I’m going to America today! Whoop whoop! I’ve never been so excited before, it feels like Christmas all over again. Since I won’t be blogging for a week or two and I won’t be able to continue watching AMNESIA, I will do a post on the seiyuu who voices our dear, yandere older nii-chan Toma… Satoshi Hino.

Satoshi Hino

Name: Satoshi Hino

Japanese: 日野 聡 (Hino Satoshi)

DoB: August 4 1978

Blood Type: AB

Height:

Weight:

Years Active: 2001 – present

Satoshi Hino born in San Francisco, California is a Japanese American voice actor. He has collaborated with Rie Kugimiya in some anime as protagonists, notably in Shakugan no Shana, Zero no Tsukaima, Gintama and Nabari no Ou.

Acting Career

Satoshi Hino has collaborated with voice actress, Rie Kugimiya, on more than one occasion:

  • In Gintama, Satoshi voices Kamui and Rie voices Kaguma, Kamui’s younger sister.
  • In Shakugan no Shana, Satoshi voices Yuji and Rie voices Shana.
  • In Zero no Tsukaima, Satoshi voices Saitou and Rie voices Louise.
  • In Nabari no Ou, Satoshi voices Koichi and Rie voices Miharu.

The lack of information here actually brings me to tears. No kidding! There’s barely anything… I feel guilty so I shall go into this corner and cry. I’m actually going to miss blogging for a while, it’ll definitely feel weird if I’m not constantly typing away on my laptop. I haven’t been blogging for long but I absolutely love it to pieces. Of course I’ll miss you all too! To make up for my absence, here’s a picture of Toma for all you yandere lovers:

TomaHow could one NOT love this face?

America ought to be great though. Imagine all the tourist attractions and shops I’ll be visiting; sorry dad, but I’m going to run your money dry! So here’s to wishing me luck on this long journey. USA, you better be prepared because here I come! Sayonara UK! \(^o^)/


Leave a comment

Takahiro Sakurai

Hey guys! Sorry this post is late, I’ve been pretty busy at school so it’s been a bit tiring and stressful. I would start watching Campione! but I need to relax a little otherwise I’ll lose it, so I’ll do a seiyuu post on one of my personal favourites.

Takahiro Sakurai

Name: Takahiro Sakurai

Japanese: 櫻井孝宏 (Sakurai Takahiro)

DoB: June 13 1974

Blood Type: A

Height: 176cm

Weight: 58kg

Years Active: 1996 – present

Takahiro Sakurai is a Japanese voice actor who was born in Okazaki, Aichi, Japan.

Acting Career

He is a member of 81 Produce. Many of his roles are handsome and mostly charming men. However, he has also voiced reluctant heroes (such as Mega Man X) as well as the occasional villain (Maximilien Robespierre in Le Chevalier D’Eon, Hiltz in Zoids: Guardian Force and Sasori in Naruto Shippuden). Sometimes, he is also typecast to play angsty and arrogant young men, and also loner characters such as Kira Izuru. More recently, he also provided the Japanese dub voice of Edward Cullen in the Japanese dub adaptations of the Twilight Saga films. He appears to have done a lot of roles with Kenichi Suzumura, for example in Final Fantasy VII, Black Butler and Zombie Loan.

Extras

Takahiro’s hobbies are record collecting, scuba diving, shopping and taking walks. Take me shopping please!

He also has a cat named Hiyori…how cute hehe!

Again, I’m really sorry! I won’t be blogging for a while but please be patient with me until I get my coursework and revision sorted. I’ve been so stressed out recently because of it and it’s not really good for my health. I’m also going to America for a school trip in February so that’ll be exciting! I’ll be going to Washington D.C, Philadelphia and New York for a week with my friends for a school trip so I’m looking forward to it. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity so I have to take it! While I’m there, I’ll probably try to watch some anime as it’s a good chance to catch up with series that I haven’t watched before. Now I need to get some winter clothes otherwise I’ll freeze in America! Expect to see a walking ice lolly if you live in Washington, Philadelphia or New York haha! Well, I’ll be off. See you soon guys and once again I apologise if no posts come out for a while!

Takahiro Sakurai DemotivationalLook at all this! Most of them are hot O_O


Leave a comment

Akira Ishida

Today is the première of AMNESIA and since I can’t contain my excitement, I thought that a seiyuu post on one of the voice actors starring in the series would be a perfect way to start off my evening!

Akira Ishida

Name: Akira Ishida

Japanese: 石田 彰 (Ishida Akira)

DoB: November 2 1967

Blood Type: O

Height: 163cm

Weight: 52kg

Years Active: 1988 – present

Akira Ishida is a Japanese voice actor born in Nisshin, Aichi, Japan.

Acting Career

Akira was a part of Mausu Promotion (formerly known as Ezaki Production, until its 1990 change of name) from 1988 until March 2009. He is the member of Gerbera Peerless Ltd. He is currently a free lance voice actor with no company representing him.

For his portrayal of Athrun Zala in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, he won the ‘Best Male Supporting Character’ award at the first Seiyuu Awards in 2007 and was chosen as the most popular voice actor in the Animage Anime Grand Prix in 2004 for his portrayal of the character Athrun Zala.

Extras

Akira’s favourite colour is blue and his favourite fruit are peaches. He also likes motorcycles.

I find it strangely odd that Akira voiced Fisheye in Sailor Moon… I grew up with that anime and to find out like this only made me laugh xD my childhood anime has the grace of one of my favourite seiyuus ever O_O I think I may be a bit scarred by this. Why? Fisheye looks like a girl and the voice sounds so feminine, it’s beyond creepy! Well, that’s it for now! I’m now preparing myself for episode 1 of AMNESIA so of course I’m mega excited! Time to get my fangirl on… IKKI!!! I’VE COME FOR YOU HONEY o(*゚▽゚*)o oh wait, wrong one! Ikki’s voiced by Kishou Taniyama *awkward laugh* I still love him but I meant to say Kent because he’s voiced by Akira Ishida \(^o^)/ they’re a bunch of wonderful characters who I wish were real. A girl can dream.


Leave a comment

Yui Horie

What’s better then a seiyuu review when you’ve just finished watching a series where they voice one of the main characters? Well, lets get Yui Horie into the spotlight then!

Yui Horie

Name: Yui Horie

Japanese: 堀江 由衣 (Horie Yui)

DoB: September 20 1976

Blood Type: B

Height: 155cm

Weight:

Years Active: 1997 – present

Website: ameblo.jp/horieyui-blog

Yui Horie is a Japanese singer and voice actress born in Katsushika, Tokyo. Her birth name is Yoshiko Horie. She is sometimes affectionately nicknamed ‘Hocchan’ by her Japanese fans.

She hosts a radio show called ‘Horie Yui no Tenshi no Tamago’ and is the founding member of the singing group, Aice5. She is also a member of the band Kurobara Hozonkai, with the name YUIEL.

Acting Career

Yui debuted in 1997 in the video game Voice Fantasia and for several years had minor roles in various anime. She landed her first leading role as Haruka in Kurogane Communication. The turning point in her career was not until 2000, when she won the role of Naru Narusegawa in the popular anime Love Hina. Other notable and defining career moments were taking the role of Tohru Honda in the anime Fruits Basket in 2001. She has since become one of the most popular anime voice actresses in Japan.

She was affiliated with Arts Vision. However, she eventually left the agency in mid-2007 because of a scandal agency’s top management and became a freelance voice actress unaffiliated with any talent management firm.

Musical Career

Yui formed a temporary unit called Yamato Nadeshiko with the popular voice actress Yukari Tamura in 2001. They released two singles, ‘Mo Hitori no Watashi’ and ‘Merry Merrily’ – the latter of which was an insert song in the Love Hina Christmas Special.

In October 2005 she founded Aice5, a J-Pop group consisting of 4 other voice actors to help launch their careers. Aice5 was officially disbanded on September 20 2007. She is also a member of the band Kurobara Hozonkai, with the name YUIEL.

She has collaborated with a few other artists, such as Unscandal in 2005 and Kurobara Hozonkai, a goth band in 2007.

She has published 7 independent musical albums. Nearly all of them incorporate at least one track from an anime she has worked with. She currently releases music under the Starchild label (a subdivision of King Records).

Her radio show is ‘Horie Yui no Tenshi no Tamago’ and it can be listened to on the station JOQR at 10:00 pm on Sundays.

Discography

Albums

2000: Mizutamari ni Utsuru Sekai
2001: Kuroneko to Tsuki Kikyu o Meguru Boken
2003: sky, Ho?
2004: Rakuen
2005: Usotsuki Alice to Kujirago o Meguru Boken
2008: Darling, A Votre Sante!!
2009: Honey Jet!!
2012: Himitsu

Singles

1998: My Best Friend

1999: brand-new

2000: Eternal Fantasy 3 Perpetual Blue

2001: Merry Merrily, Love Destiny

2002: Kirari Takaramono, All My Love

2004: Kokoro Harete Yo mo Akete, Scramble

2006: Hikari

2007: Days, Koisuru Tenkizu

2008: Vanilla Salt

2009: Silky Heart, YAHHO!!

2010: True Truly Love

2011: PRESENTER, Immoralist

2012: Heart Relation, Natsu no Yakusoku, Coloring

Extras

Her hobbies include shoulder massaging, reading and eating…well everyone has to eat don’t they?

Her favourite colours are aqua blue and white and her two favorite bands are L’Arc~en~Ciel and GLAY. I’ve decided to watch Campione! for my next review. Apparently it was one of the most anticipated series of 2012 so I’m obviously looking forward to watching it! I’m also starting to get Christmas presents for friends and family which is such a hassle (-_-) not looking forward to this at all.


Leave a comment

Takehito Koyasu

Hmm… this is taking longer than I thought. You all know that I’m currently watching Dog Days season 2 but I’ve been delayed for quite some time now because of MOCK EXAMS. I mean dude, WTF?! To cheer myself up, I will do a seiyuu post on one of the most famous seiyuus ever, that’s your cue Takehito Koyasu!

Name: Takehito Koyasu

Japanese: 子安 武人 (Koyasu Takehito)

DoB: May 5 1967

Blood Type: A

Height: 175cm

Weight: 60kg

Years Active: 1988 – present

Website: koyap.jugem.jp

Takehito Koyasu is a Japanese voice actor born in in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Acting Career

Takehito Koyasu is part of the voice actor quartet Weiß consisting of Weiß Kreuz voice castmates Shinichiro Miki, Tomokazu Seki, and Yuuki Hiro. He used to work for Production Baobab but is now the head of T’s Factory, a voice actor company he founded in 1998.

Takehito is known for his deep, smooth voice, which often lands him in roles that are either villains or lonely bishounen. Recently, though (as in the cases of Mitsurugi Hanagata from Saber Marionette J, Ryo Kuroyanagi from Yakitate!! Japan, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, and Kei Itoshiki from Zoku Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei) he has been voicing more and more lively/humorous characters. According to Nakajo Hisaya, the manga artist of the series Hana-Kimi, the character of Masao Himejima was designed with Takehito’s voice in mind; the voice actor ended up voicing this character in the series’ drama CDs.

Takehito is also the creator of the Weiß series, and has authored the manga Weiß Side B. In creating Weiß Kreuz, he was inspired by an old Japanese series called Sure Death.

He often voices under the pseudonym Hayato Jumonji, especially in H anime. He also narrates promotional videos and pre-flight safety videos for StarFlyer.

On September 18 2009, he created velvet underworldseries which is the first drama CD of the series, velvet underworld fragment story#0 “the fool”. In the following month, velvet underworld fragment story#0 “the wheel of fortune” had released as the second drama CD of the series. He called and made the crew of the drama himself. This is said to be another pick of his career after Weiß.

According to the Anime News Network, as of December 2008, he is the most prolific seiyuu in Japan with voice acting roles in 365 anime series.

Extras

Takehito’s hobbies are snowboarding, playing video games and writing.

His skills and abilities include baseball, designing signatures, E rank driver, jump rope and photography…this man is crazy talented!

His favourite beverages is milk and brandy. Favourite colours are black, white and blue. Favourite country is Egypt. Favourite animal is the giraffe. Favourite brands of clothing are Fila, Donna Karen, Van and Ships. Favourite date spot is the sea… how romantic! Favourite music group is L’arc~en~Ciel, I love this group too (^^). Favourite TV show is “Trendy” dramas. Favourite flower is the yellow rose. Favourite foods are ebi, tofu and men’s pocky. Favourite idol is Hiroko Mita. Finally, his favourite season is autumn. That was an awful long list!

After I finish my mocks this week, I will then focus on Dog Days season 2. I seriously need to get myself sorted ( ̄^ ̄)ゞ