MidnightBeauty's Collection
MidnightBeauty's Collection
{SS} Seiyuu Saturday - Who do you know? -3-
Greetings Vingle Family! I will be posting a single card every Saturday that introduces you to 'one' anime, and the voices behind it's Main characters! Part of the reason why we love these shows is because of the voices that bring them to life! I'm here to share the joy of Voice acting and the people who make our shows Real and boiling with Raw Emotion. Perhaps set our heart aflame as well? :D ( I'm warning you ahead of time, you'll want to clip these puppies so you can come back and read them at your leisure. It's not a short card. :o Haha. ) (J) Japanese (E) English Today will be: ♕ Diabolik Lovers ♕ (Season 1 Only - I'll make another card with the rest of the cast soon enough! For now we are sticking to the originals.) The heroine, Komori Yui, was a normal teenage girl until in her second year of high school; her father, a priest, has to go overseas for work. As a result, Yui is forced to move to a new town and arrives alone at a mansion she was told will be her new home. As she approaches the front door it begins to rain. Because no one answers her knock, she reaches for the knob, but the door swings open of its own accord. Yui enters the mansion to find no one in sight. As she starts to explore her immediate surroundings, she finds Ayato asleep on a couch. He wakes up as she approaches him and promptly pins her down. As she begins to panic, five other young men gradually appear. Yui notices something different about all of them. She discovers that all six of them are brothers but by three different mothers, and they all turn out to be vampires.... Yui Komori (J) Rie Suegara The voice actress known for playing Fuka Toyokawa. She is currently affiliated with Ken Production. Her birthday is January 8th, 1990. Her nickname is Susie. She is fresh talent and still considered quite new to the industry. Other notable roles: (Non-anime) Dorothy in "Gundam Breaker 3" , "The Idolm@ster Million Live!" (Toyokawa Fuuka) (anime) Divine Gate (Mordred), Garo the Animation, Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation (as Child), Rail Wars! (Maigo/Kodomo), (E) Maggie Flecknoe Born April 17, 1983. She is an American television and radio personality, voice actress and actress. She produces and hosts a regular online segment on KIAH-TV (CW affiliate in Houston) called the Online Dish and has also helped with their morning news program. Flecknoe is also known for providing the voice for several characters for ADV Films and Sentai Filmworks/Seraphim Digital. She has also worked as an entertainment, news, and traffic reporter for Radio 740 KTRH and 790 The Sports Animal. In 2009, she played the role of "Mrs. Elizabeth Corban" in UpStage Theatre's production of "Catch Me If You Can" at Lambert Hall in the Houston Heights. Awards: 2013, 2nd Annual Behind the Voice Actors (BTVA) Anime Dub Awards- Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in an Anime Movie/Special for: Yukari Yukino (The Garden of Words) Other notable Roles: Amnesia (Heroine), Btooom! (Shiki Murasaki), Clannad (Yukine Miyazawa), Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya (Irisviel von Einzbern), Highschool of the Dead (Saya Takagi), Log Horizon (Marielle), Majestic Prince (Theoria), Parasyte (Kana Kimishima), Un-Go (Kumi Yasuda), The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (Campanella) Ayato Sakamaki (J) Hikaru Midorikawa (This guy has been in SO much..I'll have to make a card just for him some time... lol) Born May 2, 1968, from Otawara, Tochigi. Represented by Aoni Production. Having debuted as a voice actor in 1988 with his role as Murai from Be-Bop High School and often called Mr. Perfect, Hikaru Midorikawa is one of the most well-known and prolific voice actors in Japan, having more than 200 anime credits and up to 70 game credits in his two-decade career. He is known for his distinctly cool voice, suited for bishounen characters. Aside from his voice acting activities, he is also a J-Pop artist and has been a part of bands such as Zero Phoenix and E.M.U (Entertainment Music Unit) in the mid 1990s until the early 2000s. E.M.U was formed by five voice actors from the radio drama Sotsugyou M (Male Graduation). The other members are Nobutoshi Canna (previously Hayashi), Ryōtarō Okiayu, Hideo Ishikawa, and Daisuke Sakaguchi. The group released 8 CDs and four singles. Shortly before E.M.U disbanded, he joined with his fellow voice actor and friend, Nobutoshi Canna, to create a new group, Zero Phoenix. The duo only released one CD, titled "Kirameki". He also manages his blog and is an avid gamer. He is a big fan of Super Robot Wars, having a blog entry on the SRW site; he is one of a handful of people to have a blog on Banpresto's "Supalog" website. As a SRW fan, Midorikawa does extra lines for his characters for free and usually acts as a beta tester for new games in the franchise. Usually the characters he is cast to play turn into one-man armies, namely Heero and Masaki in Super Robot Wars and Xingke in Code Geass. Other notable Roles: Fairy Tail (Vidaldus), Togainu no Chi (Shiki), Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (Softon), Fushigi Yugi (Tamahome), Saiunkoku Monogatari (Seiran Shi), Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (Heero Yuy), Slam Dunk (Kaede Rukawa), Slayers (Zelgadis Greywords), s-CRY-ed (Ryuho), Fire Emblem series (Marth), Fate/Zero (Lancer), Little Busters! (Kyōsuke Natsume), Marmalade Boy (Michael), Kyo Kara Maoh! (Densham von Karbelnikoff), Gintama (Minamito Sui), Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji LOVE 2000% (Ōtori Eiichi: HE★VENS), Air -2005 (Yukito Kunisaki), Papa to Kiss in the Dark (Mira Munakata), Charlotte (Saito), Great Teacher Onizuka (Yoshito Kikuchi) (E) Chris Patton Born March 15, 1971. He is an American voice actor who works at Funimation and Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks. He is an alumnus of the University of Houston. Patton has also been in over 55 live productions, and has lent his voice to commercials, audio books, video games, narration, and eLearning software projects. In 2013, he moved to Maryland, but occasionally flew back to Houston to perform some roles for anime. As of March 2015, he has since moved back to Houston. Other notable Roles: Gasaraki (Yushiro Gowa), Excel Saga (Key, Kurata), Fullmetal Alchemist series (Greed), Noir (Chu), D.N.Angel (Elliott), Chrono Crusade (Joshua Christopher), Peacemaker Kurogane (Susumu Yamazaki, Lord Maro), Sister Princess (Akio Yamagami), Gantz (Joichiro Nishi), Trinity Blood (Enderles Kudza), Soul Eater (Asura), Highschool of the Dead (Kazu Ishii), Gintama: The Movie (Gintoki Sakata), Akame ga Kill! (Run), One Piece (Mr. 9, Rapanui Pasqua) Laito Sakamaki (J) Daisuke Hirakawa Born in Niigata Prefecture, he is sometimes mistaken for fellow voice actor Daisuke Namikawa, as their names only differ by one character when written in kanji. He loves snowboarding. He’s well-known to be the run to person when someone gets bullied. Most of the younger seiyuus, they call him “oniichan”, and he says, he sort of finds that weird, because he’s the youngest child in his family. [He's won a LOT of awards..] When he was in his 4 grade of elementary school and up until 2nd year of middle school, he was in the swimming club. And unlike Rei-chan, he totally sucks at the butterfly stroke. xD He plays the best "Hetare": A Japanese anime slang which signifies an inept and mentally unstable character who is always sincerely worry about something benign and crumbles by a slightest nudge. Other notable Roles: Naruto Shippuden (Sora), Diabolik Lovers (Laito Sakamaki), Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club (Rei Ryugazaki), Karneval (Akari), JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (Noriaki Kakyoin), Beautiful Bones (Takeshi Fujioka), Dance with Devils (Natsumezaka Shiki), Love Stage!! (Rei Sagara), Prince of Stride: Alternative (Shizuma Mayuzumi), Ao Haru Ride (Yōichi Tanaka), Starry☆Sky (Aozora Hayato), Koisuru Boukun (Hiroto) He has done Japanese voice-overs for two of Orlando Bloom's characters, Will Turner from Pirates of the Caribbean and Kingdom Hearts II, and Legolas from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. (E) Blake Shepard Born July 23, 1984 in Houston, Texas. He is an American voice actor who works for anime series at ADV Films, Funimation and Sentai Filmworks. He is an animator and when he's not traveling the states from one convention to the next Blake is intoxicating the masses with his disco rock band Electric Attitude. Twitter: HERE!!! Other notable Roles: Angel Beats (Yuzuru Otonashi), Hakuouki (Souji Okita), Dream Eater Merry (Yumeji Fujiwara), The Ambition of Oda Nobuna (Asai Nagimasa), Amnesia (Ikki), Campione (Godo Kusanagi), Inu X Boku Secret Service (Zange Natsume), Maburaho (Kazuki Shikimori), Elfen Lied-OVA (Kouta), Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East as (Kaname Osaki), Gilgamesh (Tatsuya/Terumichi Madoka), Air Gear as (Agito/Akito Wanijima), Ghost Stories (Keita), Pumpkin Scissors (Martis), DRAMAtical Murder -TV (Trip), Parasyte -the maxim-TV (Hideo Shimada) Kanato Sakamaki (J) Yuki Kaji Born September 3, 1985, from Tokyo. He is affiliated with VIMS. He was part of the 4-unit singing group G.Addict, and has acted as one of the main protagonists in the movie Kami Voice: The Voice Makes a Miracle. He has won the Best New Actor Award in the 3rd Seiyu Awards in 2009 and the Best Male Lead Role Award in the 7th Seiyu Awards in 2013 and 8th Seiyu Awards in 2014. (He's Eren jaeger!!) I made a whole card on him a while ago, the link is: HERE!!!!!!! (E) Corey Hartzog Works for Seraphim Digital. Twitter: HERE!! Corey Hartzog is a Houston based voice actor who primarily works for Sentai Filmworks. He has gotten a lot of recognition with his role as Tatsumi in Akame ga Kill! thanks to the anime's Toonami airing. Prior to that, a lot of anime fans may note him for his roles as Sugane Tachibana in Gatchaman Crowds and Natsuki Usami in Tsuritama. A large majority of his roles tend to be young boys. His Los Angeles counterparts are Bryce Papenbrook, Brian Beacock, Erik Kimerer, and Robbie Daymond and his Dallas counterparts is Sean Michael Teague. His Canadian counterparts are Vincent Tong and Gabe Khouth. His Japanese counterparts are Yuuki Kaji and Ryota Ohsaka. Other notable Roles: Akame ga Kill! (Tatsumi, Tomcat), Angel Beats! (Ōyama), DRAMAtical Murder (Noiz), High School of the Dead (Tajima, Yamada), Hiiro no Kakera: The Tamayori Princess Saga (Shinji Inukai), Maid Sama! (Ryunosuke Kurosaki), Tsuritama (Natsuki Usami), Starship Troopers: Invasion (Chase), Ghost Hound (Masayuki Nakajima), Reiji Sakamaki (J) Katsuyuki Konishi He was the special guest at the 2010 Anime Expo in Los Angeles, USA, where he met his fans and revealed that his favorite anime character was Kamina from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann; also adding that each character whom he voiced is important to him. Konishi was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Award in the 9th Annual Seiyū Awards on March 6, 2015. His debut role was Volfogg/Big Volfogg in GaoGaiGar. Other notable Roles: The Prince of Tennis (Takahisa Kajimoto), Full Metal Panic! (Satoru Shirai), Duel Masters (knight), Getbackers (Shunsuke Akutsu), Samurai Champloo (Daikichi), Bleach (Keigo Asano & Shuhei Hisagi), Blood+ (Haji), Devil May Cry (Simon), Dragon Ball Z Kai (Ginyu), Fairy Tail (Laxus Dreyar), Diabolik Lovers (Reiji Sakamaki), Magi: Adventure of Sinbad (Badr) (E) David Wald He attended the University of Miami as a Jazz music major before moving to Houston, Texas to become a stage actor. He is also a voice actor for Funimation and Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks. In (2015) he Won Staff Choice Award for Voice Actor of the Year at 3rd Annual BTVA Anime Dub Awards. Other notable Roles: Fairy Tail (Gajeel Redfox), Attack on Titan (Hannes), Akame ga Kill! (Bulat), Eureka Seven: AO (Bruno Hans), Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Charlie), Log Horizon (Regan), One Piece (Paulie), Parasyte (Mr. A), Pumpkin Scissors (Metz), Toriko (Teppei), Vampire Hunter D – (Count Lee Magnus (Sentai dub) Shū Sakamaki (J) Kosuke Toriumi Born on May 16, 1973 in Chigasaki, Kanagawa. Employed by Arts Vision. Seiyuu and Singer. Toriumi is called Tori-chan , Tori-san & ToriKou by other voice actors and fans. He is a member of Nazo no Shin Unit Starmen with fellow voice actor friends Junichi Suwabe, Kenichi Suzumura, Hiroki Takahashi, Makoto Yasumura, Daisuke Kishio and Hiroyuki Yoshino. (This is a musical group consisting of seven voice actors. The band is best known for singing the ending theme song of Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters' entitled, "Kizuna ~ Go-Busters!".) Hobbies include: cooking, music & singing. Other notable Roles: Naruto (Kiba Inuzuka), Pandora Hearts (Raven/Gilbert Nightray), Saiyuki Reload: Burial (Kenyuu), The Prince of Tennis (Kiyosumi Sengoku), Peacemaker Kurogane (Tōdō Heisuke), Black Blood Brothers (Zaza), Ouran High School Host Club (Akira Komatsuzawa), Bleach (Szayel Aporro Grantz), Romeo x Juliet (Curio), Junjou Romantica (Haruhiko Usami), Rosario + Vampire (Kozo Kasahara), Togainu no Chi (Akira), Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 1000% (Cecil Aijima), Tokyo Ghoul (Asaki Fueguchi), One-Punch Man (Lightspeed Flash), Fairy Tail (Acnologia) (E) Ty Mahany Affiliated with Sentai Filmworks. Twitter: HERE!!!!! (I'll apologize for this one, because in all honesty I know very little about this guy and there isn't much posted from what I can find other than his facebook and twitter. If you know something about him, please share!) Other notable Roles: Akame ga Kill! (Susanoo), Elfen Lied (Mayu's Step-Father), Gatchaman Crowds (Joe Hibiki), Log Horizon (Nerima Star), Papuwa (Marker), Parasyte -the maxim (Parasite Dog), Phi-Brain: Puzzle of God (Pinochle), Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse2015 (Ibrahim Dogulu), Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East 2014 (Hazuki), Samurai Gun-TV (Daimon) Subaru Sakamaki (J) Takashi Kondo Born on May 12, 1979 in Okazaki, Aichi. Narrator, seiyuu, radio personality & singer. Represented by Vi-vo. Since debuting as a seiyuu back in 1999, Kondo has practically done everything in the business. Known for his adaptability to almost every genre available: shoujo, shounen, seinen, BL, you name it – he’s done all of those genres (and others) and always presented his fans with some of the most impressive performances ever. Few people know that Kondo graduated from “Amusement media general school” with the prospect of being a professional narrator. Anime wasn’t in his horizon until the offer for voicing Train Heartnet in “Black Cat” came in. How awesome it is that Kondo has voiced “Ritsu Onodera“, “Hibari Kyoya“, “Suigetsu Hoozuki” and “Subaru Sakamaki” and each one of these memorable characters sound nothing like the next one? That's talent. (He's mostly know for his Drama CD performances.) Other notable Roles: The Prince of Tennis (Shiratama), Scrapped Princess (Leopold Scorpus), Katekyo Hitman Reborn! (Hibari Kyoya), Gurren Lagann (Kidd), Naruto: Shippuden (Suigetsu Hozuki), Fairy Tail (Hibiki Lates), Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi (Ritsu Onodera), Dance with Devils (Sogami Urie), Student Council's Discretion (Ken Sugisaki), Himawari! (Yonezawa), Ichigo 100% (Okusa), Initial D: Fourth Stage (Saiyu) (E) Josh Grelle (Joshua) Born November 2, 1985 in Clifton, Texas. He is an American voice actor and ADR script writer for Funimation/OkraTron 5000 and ADV Films/Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks. He provided voices for a number of English versions of Japanese video games series. (One of those roles being the very loud and opinionated Dave in the hit console game, Borderlands 2.) Other notable Roles: Fairy Tail (Blacksnake, Hughes), Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple (Kenichi Shirahama), Toriko (Komatsu), Baka and Test (Akihisa Yoshii), Linebarrels of Iron (Koichi Hayase), Freezing anime series (Kazuya Aoi), Attack on Titan (Armin Arlert ), The Devil is a Part-Timer! (Mao Sadou/Demon King Satan), High School DxD: BorN (Issei Hyodo), Air Gear (Kitsune), Hetalia: Axis Powers (Lithuania), Corpse Princess (Akasha Shishidou), Death Parade (Harada), Psycho-Pass series (Nobuchika Ginoza), Tokyo Ghoul √A (Naki), Princess Jellyfish (Kuranosuke Koibuchi), Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Daimao), Black Butler (King Edward V) Cordelia (J) Akane Tomonaga (Also known as: Yukari Aoyama, Yamato Aoi, Chiho Asami , Yūka Inoue or Yui Haga..) Born December 2, 1975, Tokyo, Japan. Hobbies include: aroma therapy, collecting perfume, game, reading, watching stage drama. Skills & Abilities: classic ballet, jazz dancing. Other notable Roles: Eden of Grisaia-TV (Kazuki Kazami), Hell Girl-TV (Youko), Spring and Chaos- movie (Seito), In Search of the Lost Future-TV (Yui Furukawa), We Without Wings - Under the Innocent Sky-TV (Akira Yoshikawa), Majikoi - Oh! Samurai Girls-TV (Kazuko Kawakami), Sisters of Wellber Zwei-TV (Iruga), (E) Monica Rial Born October 5, 1975. She is an American voice actress, script writer, and ADR director for Funimation and Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks. She has provided voices for a number of English-language versions of Japanese anime films and television series.Script writer, and ADR director for Funimation and Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks. She studied ballet, tap, and jazz, but transitioned to musical theatre when was 12. She studied acting through high school as well as college at the University of Houston. In an interview with Active Anime, Rial said she would "take the direct translation and write it into a coherent scene that matches the lip flaps". At later anime conventions, Rial has mentioned that ADR script writing has kept her quite occupied, especially with "broadcast dubs", that is, shows that are locally dubbed soon after the original broadcast. She has also written columns for Newtype's USA edition. Other notable Roles: Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles (Princess Sakura), Dragon Ball Kai (Bulma), Sgt. Frog (Momoka), Soul Eater (Tsubaki), Air (Misuzu Kamio), Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts (Riko), Black Butler (Mey-Rin), D.N.Angel (Towa), Diabolik Lovers (Cordelia), Fairy Tail (Mirajane Strauss), Excel Saga (Hyatt), Neon Genesis Evangelion (Maya Ibuki), Black Cat (Kyoko Kirisaki), Deadman Wonderland (Shiro), Psycho-Pass 2 (Mizue Shisui), Tokyo Ghoul (Rize Kamishiro) Richter (J) Jun Konno Born October 18, 1975 in Noda, Chiba, Japan. Affiliated with Production Baobab. (Another one I'm not familiar with.. *sigh*) Other notable Roles: Hetalia - Axis Powers as Holy Roman EmpireMobile Suit Gundam 00 (Joshua Edwards), Inazuma Eleven (Domon Asuka), Gintama (Shinsengumi Member), Inazuma Eleven (Asuka Domon,Usui,Tsutomu Gokuhi,Wataru Henmi,Shin'ichiro Toyama,Jin Kosaka,Seiya Yukino,Juzo Nata,Taisho Kakita,Ryota Tori,Kaiji Hamano,Ichiban Kita, Banda Koloogyu...lol), To Love-Ru (Irogama), Macross Frontier (Keitai-kun), Linebarrels of Iron-TV (Makoto Doumyouji), Fairy Tail-TV (older Vanish Brother) (E) David Matranga Born April 20, 1975 in Houston, Texas. He is an American stage and voice actor. He is mostly known to provide voices in English dubs of anime for Funimation and Sentai Filmworks. In 2014 He Won Staff Choice Award for Best Male Vocal Supporting Performance in an Anime Movie/Special as Wolf Man in "Wolf Children" at 2nd Annual BTVA Anime Dub Awards. Other notable Roles: Akame ga KILL!-TV (Wave), TheAmbition of Oda Nobuna-TV (Imai Sokyu), Angel Beats! (Hideki Hinata), Attack on Titan (Bertholdt Hoover), Brothers Conflict (Subaru Asahina), Clannad-Movie (Tomoya Okazaki), DRAMAtical Murder-TV (Kojaku), ef: a tale of melodie (Yu Himura), Btooom! (Masahito Date), Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie (Osamu Fujimoto), Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East (Rio Satomi), Harlock: Space Pirate-Movie (Captain Harlock), Karneval (Akari), Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc- OVA (Chou Sawagejo) Thank for Joining me for another Seiyuu Saturday!! Did you learn anything new? Did some of the voices finally sound familiar after reading other roles they've played? Who is your favorite? What are your favorite roles for this person? :D Comments are welcome!! Follow my Collection: HERE!!!!!! If you want to learn about a certain anime and it's characters, feel free to toss me some suggestions for a future card! 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