Greetings Vingle Family!
I'm Danse, and I'll be hosting your Anime Community Seiyuu Saturday! 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. )
Todays Kick-starter Anime is:
A Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Katsura Hoshino. The series tells the story of a boy named Allen Walker, a member of an organization of Exorcists who make use of an ancient substance called Innocence to combat the Millennium Earl and his demonic army of Akuma.
While I'd LOVE to cover every character I can, sadly these cards only hold so much.
SO, I will be doing Main Characters from the Anime that have Impact. :D
Let's get started shall we?
(J) = Japanese (E) = English
(J) Sanae Kobayashi Blood type: B Hobbies: Calligraphy, Drawing
She appears to have deliberately chosen to shun the limelight since around 2009, pulling out from the ShiinaTactix project that she had been doing with TWO MIX leader Nagano Shiina and shutting her official site and blog down. The usual rumours are that she got married (never confirmed), but regardless of her lack of anime work, Sanae remains active in games and dubbing for film/TV. Other Roles: Durarara (Namie Yagiri), Pokemon (Squirtle), Midori Days (Yuma Takiguchi), Naruto (Sasame), Elfen Lied (Nyu/Lucy), Karneval (Mine) (E)Todd Haberkorn Hobbies: Enjoys playing Magic: The Gathering Favorite Role: Keroro (Sgt. Frog)
Haberkorn was born in Arlington, Texas, and received his BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University. While he was working in theater, he joined Funimation as a voice actor, with some minor bits in Black Cat and Peach Girl. Other Roles: Free! Eternal Summer (Haruka Nanase), Snow white with Red Hair (Raj Schenazade), Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (Assassin), Tokyo Ghoul (Ayato Kirishima), Soul Eater (Death the Kid) , Sword Art Online (Nobuyuki Sugou / Oberon)
(J) Shizuka Itô She is a Seiyuu & Singer! Albums: HiNA2: Spring has come!!, Feeling Life, HiNA3 Message Shizuka Ito is known for her refined and sexy personality. Other Roles: .hack//Roots (Saburo), Pumpkin Scissors (Alice L. Malvin), Dance in the Vampire Bund (Nanami Shinonome), Beelzebub (Hildagarde), Fairy Tail (Flare Corona), One Piece (Lily Enstomach), Assassination Classroom (Irina Jelavic) (E) Luci Christian She's both a voice actress & ADR script writer at Funimation and Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks. In 2007, the American Anime Awards nominated her for Best Actress for her work in Princess Tutu, and Best Actress in a Comedy for her work in Desert Punk, Negima and Nerima Daikon Brothers, but lost to Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Debi Derryberry, respectively. Other Roles: Full Metal Panic! (Kaname Chidori), Gunslinger Girl (Rico), Air (Haruko Kamio), Claymore (Ophelia), School Rumble (Tenma Tsukamoto), Hetalia: Axis Powers (-Young-Hungary & America)
(J) Takahiro Sakurai Blood type: A Pets: a cat named Hiyori Hobbies: scuba diving, record collecting, shopping, surfing
He was a member of 81 Produce and since July 20 of 2014 is attached with INTENTION, the management company established by Kenichi Suzumura, one of his good friends. Other Roles: GetBackers (Kagami Kyoji), Samurai Deeper Kyo (Kubira), Peacemaker Kurogane (Susumu Yamazaki), Bleach (Izuru Kira), Gakuen Heaven (Endou Kazuki), Naruto Shippuuden (Sasori), Kuroshitsuji II (Claude Faustus), Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (Ja'far), Fairy Tail (Sting Eucliffe) (E) Travis Willingham He married fellow voice actor Laura Bailey on September 25, 2011. They both currently reside in Los Angeles. he has a little website: HERE!!! Other Roles: Fullmetal Alchemist (Roy Mustang), Glass Fleet (Cleo Aiolos Corbeille de Veil), Funimation dub of One Piece (Portgas D. Ace), Ouran High School Host Club (Takashi Morinozuka), Naruto Shippuden (Zetsu), Marvel animated series (Thor)
(J) Ken'ichi Suzumura In addition to performing many different character songs in his voice acting career, Suzumura has become a singer signed on the Lantis label. As a solo artist he writes all his songs. In his debut year 2008, Suzumura also became one of the main hosts of the annual live music event Original Entertainment Paradise (OrePara), together with the other Lantis-artists Showtaro Morikubo, Daisuke Ono, and Mitsuo Iwata. Other Roles: Starry☆Sky~in Winter~ (Amaha Tsubasa), Brothers Conflict: Passion Pink (Tsubaki Asahina), Uta no Prince-sama (Masato Hijirikawa), Kaleido Star (Dio), Trinity Blood (Dietrich von Lohengrin), Gintama (Okita Sougo), Naruto Shippūden (Choumei, Utakata), Brothers Conflict (Tsubaki), Free! Eternal Summer (Momotarou Mikoshiba) (E) Jason Liebrecht He is a member of the Rude Mechs and was nominated for The Austin Critics' Table Awards "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy" for his performance in their production of Lipstick Traces. Other Roles: Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle (Syaoran), Black Cat (Train Heartnet), One Piece (Rob Lucci), Darker than Black (Hei), Black Butler (Finnian), Hetalia: Axis Powers (Iceland), Trinity Blood (Radu Barvon), Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Karley), School Rumble (Harry McKenzie)
Arystar Krory III♥
(J) Mitsuo Iwata Blood type: A Husband of voice actress Rikako Aikawa. Formed a singing unit with fellow voice actor Suzumura Kenichi called "Connect" since 2009. Many sites praise him for being a Badass and hardworking Seiyuu. Other Roles: AKIRA (Shotaro Kaneda), Digimon Frontier (Piddomon), Golden Boy (Kintaro Oe), Initial D (Itsuki Takeuchi), Kill la Kill (Takaharu Fukuroda), Vandread (Pyoro), Please Teacher! (Hyosuke Magumo), MEGANEBU! (Antonio Tony Tanaka), Tales of Vesperia (Yeager) (E) Eric Johnson (Aka stage name: Eric Vale) ADR director, script writer, and head writer at Funimation. He worked as a voice director for series such as The Galaxy Railways. Married to Alese Johnson & have two children. Other Roles: Yu Yu Hakusho (Sakyo, Rando, Shorin), Dragon Ball Z (Trunks), One Piece (Sanji), Fruits Basket (Yuki Sohma), Gunslinger Girl (Jean), Claymore (Sid), Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Solf J. Kimblee), Soul Eater (Justin Law), Deadman Wonderland (Tsunenaga Tamaki), Gangsta. (Barry Abbott)
(J) Megumi Toyoguchi Hobbies: Anime and games Blood Type: A Albums: HAGAREN SONG FILE -WINRY ROCKBELL-, 爆裂天使 SUIT CD '裂' Meg-15 Other Roles: Vandread (Parfet Balblair), Chobits (Yumi Omura), Macross Frontier (Klan Klan), Pandora Hearts (Lotti), Naruto Shippuden (Hotaru), Bleach (Riruka Dokugamine), Sket Dance (Moe Yabasawa), Sword Art Online (Rosalia), Magi: The Kingdom of Magic (Irene Smirnoff), Plastic Memories (Kazuki Kuwanomi) (E) Colleen Clinkenbeard Line producer, ADR director, and script writer at Funimation. As a stage actress in Dallas, Clinkenbeard got involved in voice-over when fellow voice actress Laura Bailey brought her to Funimation for an audition. Other Roles: Case Closed (Rachel Moore), Samurai 7 (Kirara Mikumari), Trinity Blood (Esther Blanchett), Mushishi (Setsu), One Piece (Monkey D. Luffy), Rin ~Daughters of Mnemosyne (Rin Asogi), Fairy Tail (Erza Scarlet), Brothers Conflict (Ema Asahina), Space Dandy (Scarlet)
(J) Yanada Kiyoyuki Blood type: O He's also a Musician. Other Roles: Jushin Liger (Ryu Dolk), Ah! My Goddess (Toraichi Tamiya), Last Exile (Gale), Bakuto Sengen Daigunder (Daigunder), Slam Dunk (Takenori Akagi), Black Lagoon (Ginji Matsuzaki), Death Note (Takeshi Ooi), Digimon Adventure (Andromon), Samurai Pizza Cats (General Catton), Code Geass (Andreas Darlton), Zatch Bell! (Baltro) (E) Ray Gestaut Sadly there isn't much available about him. T_T Other Roles: Tokyo ESP (Casey), One Piece (Don Accino, Nelson Royale), Hell Girl (Minoru Higuchi), Fairy Tail (Zirconis),
General Cross Marian♥
(J) Hiroki Touchi He has frequently appeared in many anime and video games mainly created by tri-Ace. He won a Male Character Voice Prize in the 2011 Famitsu Awards. He did the dub-over voice of Batman (Christian Bale) in the Nippon TV dub of Batman Begins The dub-over voice of Superman in the TV Asahi dub of Superman (1978) (Christopher Reeve) and the dub of Superman Returns (Brandon Routh). Other Roles: Hunter x Hunter (Jin), Emma: A Victorian Romance (Hans), Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (Lasse Aeon), Kyo Kara Maoh! (Beriesu), Black Butler (Baldroy), Fairy Tail (Pantherlily), Angel Beats! (Chaa), Bleach (Kūgo Ginjō), Ace of Diamond (Tesshin Kataoka), Psycho-Pass 2 (Teppei Sugo), Majestic Prince (Simon Gato) (E) Christopher Sabat ADR director, and line producer at Funimation. He is the founder and director of the OkraTron 5000 audio production company in Richardson, Texas. He is usually cast in roles which involve him playing a very strong man or very gruff, tough characters. Other Roles: One Piece (Roronoa Zoro), Fairy Tail (Elfman, Edolas), Fruits Basket (Ayame Sohma), Dragon Ball series (Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha), Fullmetal Alchemist (Alex Louis Armstrong), Samurai 7 (Kikuchiyo), Trinity Blood (Tres Iqus), Darker Than Black (Yūsuke Saitō), Deadman Wonderland (Endō), Attack on Titan (Kitts Woermann)
General Froi Tiedoll♥
(J) Takaya Hashi (Real name: Takaya Katō) He is a veteran Seiyuu and extremely admired by his peers. He did the dub-over voice of Severus Snape (Alan Rickman) in the Harry Potter film series. He also did the dub over voice of Obadiah Stane / Iron Monger (Jeff Bridges) in the DVD/Blu-Ray dub of Iron Man. Other Roles: Naruto Shippuden (Kakuzu), Fullmetal Alchemist (Majhal), Fist of the North Star (Toki and Amiba), Guilty Crown (Major General Yan), Mirai Nikki (John Bacchus), Outlaw Star (Gilliam and the narrator), Peacemaker Kurogane (Isami Kondo), Samurai Champloo (Inuyaka), The Vision of Escaflowne (Leon and Yurizen), Sanctuary (Tokai), Initial D: Fourth Stage (Tōdō) (E) Jerry Russell (R.I.P) Also known as Joe West. He was the acting teacher of fellow voice actor Barry Yandell. He founded the Stage West Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas. His is the father of Texan Senator Wendy Davis. (January 5, 1936 - September 5, 2013) He was an American voice actor working for FUNimation Entertainment. He died early in the morning of September 5, 2013 due to pneumonia he contracted after an emergency abdominal surgery. He was 77. Other Roles: Dance in the Vampire Bund (Juneau Dermailles), Darker than Black (Shao-Tang Wang), Fairy Tail (Lucky, Zekua Melon/Kemu Zaleon), Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Tim Marcoh), Princess Jellyfish (Saburota Negishi), Romeo x Juliet (Tubal), Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings (Hōjō Ujimasa), Witchblade (Mr. Cho)
(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 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) J. Michael Tatum ADR director, and script writer at Funimation/OkraTron 5000. From 2010-2014 he hosted a podcast with Terri Doty called That Anime Show where they chat with other Funimation voice actors and answer questions sent by fans. At the Florida Supercon 2015 panel, when he was asked what was his inspiration to go into voice acting, Tatum said that when he was young he had a speech impediment and his speech coach had him get involved in theater; in reciting and memorizing, they noticed that his stuttering would disappear. He then got into drama and theater acting, and that voice acting is great in that it enables him to play more characters than on camera. Other Roles: Attack on Titan (Erwin Smith), Black Butler (Sebastian Michaelis), Yu Yu Hakusho (Hokushin), Trinity Blood (Suleyman), One Piece (Eneru, Dalton, Pearl), xxxHolic (Shizuka Doumeki), Romeo × Juliet (William), Corpse Princess (Keisei Tagami), Fairy Tail (Simon), Deadman Wonderland (Nagi Kengamine), Karneval (Tsukitachi), Guilty Crown (Shibungi)
(J) Okiayu Ryōtarō As a singer, he was part of the voice actor unit E.M.U (Entertainment Music Unit) with fellow voice actors Hikaru Midorikawa, Hideo Ishikawa, Nobutoshi Hayashi and Daisuke Sakaguchi, which was active from 1995 to 2000. He is married to voice actress Ai Maeda. Other Roles: Slam Dunk (Hisashi Mitsui), Marmalade Boy (Yuu Matsuura), Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (Treize Khushrenada), El-Hazard (Katsuhiko Jinnai), One Piece (Kaku), The Prince of Tennis (Kunimitsu Tezuka), Girls Bravo (Kazuharu Fukuyama), Blue Exorcist (Igor), Toriko (Toriko) (E) Chuck Huber ADR director and ADR script writer primarily known for his work for Funimation/OkraTron 5000. Huber was previously married to Kirsten Fischer, who he has six children with. In December 2010, he suffered a heart attack. As a self-employed actor, he had no medical insurance, however many friends and fans made donations to help cover the expenses. He has since made a full recovery. As of 2015, Huber is engaged to Jessica Von Braun. Other Roles: Blood Blockade Battlefront (Korsakov Ulchenko), Burst Angel (Anthony Wong), Claymore (Father Vincent), Fairy Tail (Bluenote Stinger, Mayor), Fullmetal Alchemist (Shou Tucker), Mushishi (Adashino), Ouran High School Host Club (Dr. Yabu), Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings (Maeda Toshiie), Tokyo Ghoul (Asaki Fueguchi), Yu Yu Hakusho (Hiei)
(J) Takeshi Aono (R.I.P) (June 19, 1936 – April 9, 2012) He was a Seiyuu and an actor from Asahikawa, Hokkaidō. He was attached to Aoni Production at the time of his death. He graduated from Hokkaidō Asahikawa Higashi High School. Aono was also known to appear in the first ten One Piece movies. He is known to gamers as the voice of the diabolical Dr. Wily in the PlayStation-era Mega Man games, and Colonel Roy Campbell of the Metal Gear games. Aono is mostly remembered for his harsh voice for many Japanese anime series. Other Roles: Space Battleship Yamato (Shiro Sanada), Fist of the North Star (Rihaku), GeGeGe no Kitaro (Nurarihyon), Dragon Ball (Piccolo Daimao and Kami-sama), Ninja Scroll (Dakuan), Bikkuriman (Super Devil), One Piece ("Hawk Eye" Mihawk), Naruto (Tazuna), D.N.Angel (Daiki Niwa), Black Jack (Togakushi-sensei, Chugoro), Eureka Seven (Axel Thurston), Clannad (Toshio Kōumura), Dragon Half (Ruth) (E) R. Bruce Elliott Dubbing director, and scriptwriter who works for FUNimation. He also appeared on television and on film for a variety of shows and movies from Barney & Friends to JFK to Finding North. Other Roles: Attack on Titan (Dot Pyxis), Fullmetal Alchemist (Basque Gran), Basilisk (Azuki Rousai), Witchblade (Tatsuoki Furumizu), Ouran High School Host Club (Kasanoda's Father), Fairy Tail (Makarov), Space Dandy (Narrator), Romeo X Juliet (Conrad)
(J) Kōhei Takiguchi (Stage name: Junpei Takiguchi) (R.I.P) (April 17, 1931 – August 29, 2011) Takiguchi died at 7:33am JST on August 29, 2011, aged 80, from stomach cancer. He was both a Seiyuu and wonderful Narrator. Other Roles: Astro Boy (Mr. Darling), Dragon Ball Z (Baba Uranai, Grand Elder, Porunga), One Piece (Admiral Nelson), Tekkaman: The Space Knight (Rambos), Dirty Pair (Mazohho), Metal Armor Dragonar (Major Hydelnecken), .hack//Roots (Phyllo), Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier (Professor Kozumi), New Moomin (Moran) (E) Todd Haberkorn Hobbies: Enjoys playing Magic: The Gathering Favorite Role: Keroro (Sgt. Frog) Other Roles: Free! Eternal Summer (Haruka Nanase), Snow white with Red Hair (Raj Schenazade), Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (Assassin), Tokyo Ghoul (Ayato Kirishima), Soul Eater (Death the Kid) , Sword Art Online (Nobuyuki Sugou / Oberon)
(J) Toshiyuki Morikawa He is the head of Axlone, a voice acting company he founded in April 2011. His name is also sometimes mistranslated as Tomoyuki. He has dubbed-over many actors in Japanese such as: Tom Cruise, Adam Sandler, Keanu Reeves, Brad Pitt, Ewan McGregor and Mark Wahlberg's roles. In 2003, he and Fumihiko Tachiki to form the band "2Hearts", Tachiki was previously in another band under the name of "Takada Band" along with Ami Mimatsu, one of their works being the opening theme of Blue Seed. He attended Katsuta Voice Actor's Academy with Kotono Mitsuishi, Chisa Yokoyama, Wataru Takagi, Sachiko Sugawara, and Michiko Neya. Because of his deep voice, he is often cast as imposing characters. Other Roles: Naruto Shippuden (Minato Namikaze), Junjou Romantica (Ryuichiro Isaka), Berserk (Griffith), YuYu Hakusho (Shishiwakamaru), Saint Beast (Seiryuu no Gou), Nana (Takumi Ichinose), One-Punch Man (Boros), Devil May Cry (Dante), Fairy Tail (Mard Geer Tartaros), Gintama (Sasaki Isaburo), Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (Ugo), Toriko ("Knocking Master" Jiro) (E) Brad Hawkins American actor, country singer, and martial artist, best known for playing Ryan Steele in Saban's action adventure science fantasy series VR Troopers and for his role in the 2014 film Boyhood. His most recent acting role was as a motion capture actor for id Software's Doom 4. Other Roles: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Yakolev), One Piece (Vigaro), Trigun: Badlands Rumble (Nicholas D. Wolfwood), Power Rangers Zeo (Trey of Triforia/Gold Ranger), Blassreiter (Igor), Future Diary (Marco Ikusaba (7th)
(J) Ai Shimizu She is a Professional wrestler. She has a career as a singer, signed to Lantis. She has released 14 singles and four albums. She is known to have a close relationship with fellow voice actress Mai Nakahara, having collaborated in eight anime where most of the characters they voiced in together had close connections: DearS, Kage Kara Mamoru!, My-HiME, My-Otome, My-Otome Zwei, Please Twins!, Sola, Strawberry Panic! and also in the Lucky Star drama CD (as Yutaka). Other Roles: High School DxD BorN (Serafall Leviathan), The Fruit of the Grisaia (Sachi Komine), Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi (Madoka Komoto), Jewelpet Twinkle☆ (Sango), Seitokai no Ichizon (Elise Toudou), Zettai Karen Children (Hatsune Inugami), He Is My Master (Mitsuki Sawatar) (E) Cherami Leigh An American actress who has provided voices for a number of English-language versions of Japanese anime series and video games with Funimation, Bang Zoom! Entertainment, and Studiopolis. When she was 5, she made it into the top 10 out of thousands to be cast as the lead in the 90s adaptation of "Miracle on 34th Street". The role ultimately went to Mara Wilson. Other Roles: Fairy Tail (Lucy Heartfilia) ,Bamboo Blade (Tamaki Kawazoe), Black Blood Brothers (Chan), Blue Exorcist (Yuri Egin), Code:Breaker (Nenene Fujiwara), Dance in the Vampire Bund (Mei Ren), Darker Than Black (July, Mai Kashiwagi), Hetalia: Axis Powers (Liechtenstein), Magi: The Kingdom of Magic (Toto), Psycho-Pass (Mika Shimotsuki)
(J) Arisa Ogasawara She does the Dubs for: Kim Possible! , iCarly - Shelby Marx, Harry Potter film series - Fleur Delacour & many more. Other Roles: Cowboy Bebop (Meifa), Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (Panty), Wolf's Rain (Cheza), Mokke (Fumi Matsunaga), Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (Reiko Kanzaki), Devil Lady (Ninomiya Tomoe), Oh! Edo Rocket (O-riku) (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 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)
There were quite a few Exorcists, Staff and even Noah not mentioned in this card. My apologies if there was someone you were curious about, or didn't see. If you'd like to know about someone, please just drop a comment!
Comments are welcome for anything!
Did you know any of them? Did you learn something interesting and new? Recognize a part they played in another anime that you enjoy? :D