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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. )

Today will be:

Hell is a bureaucracy and business is running smoother than ever thanks to the demonic efficiency of Hoozuki, the chief deputy to Lord Enma, King of Hell. Whether it be offering counselling to Momotarou of Japanese folklore fame or receiving diplomatic missions from the Judeo-Christian hell; the man who runs the show from behind the Lord Enma's imposing shadows is ready to beat down to a bloody pulp any challenges coming his way, metaphorically of course...
As the poster boy for micromanagement and armed with negotiation skills worthy of Wall Street, days spent troubleshooting hell with the sadistic and level-headed Hoozuki are never dull. Full of familiar faces from popular Japanese legends and East Asian mythology working middle management positions, this referential and anachronistic dark comedy set in the underworld brings new meanings to the phrase employer liability. Just how hard can it be to manage employees from hell anyway?


(J) Yasumoto Hiroki
The man can cook, all his friends know this as do the fans. He graduated from Komazawa University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law. He owns more than 20 pairs of glasses. He was a drummer in Junior High School. (He also played Enter Sandman of Metallica in a school festival. He loves metal music.) He has a toy poodle named Ginko, but he calls her “Hime” and dotes on her. He has an older sister who helped convince their father to allow him to become a seiyuu and since then has felt indebted to her for it. His roles usually are of mature men or Big Guys, and offset he's known for his impressive height. He is into SF manga, like Akira or Silent Moebius.
Other Notable Roles:
Fairy Tail (Elfman), Hetalia: Axis Powers (Germany), Kuroko no Basuke (Genta Takeuchi), Naruto Shippuden (Han, Son Gokū), One-Punch Man (King), Sword Art Online (Agil), Vampire Knight (Yagari Touga), Kuroshitsuji (Agni), Durarara!! (Hiroshi), Bleach (Yasutora Sado), Yowamushi Pedal (Shingo Kinjō), Honey and Clover (Nakamura Tatsuyoshi)

Enma Daiou

(J) Nagasako Takashi
Born February 24, 1964 ,from Wakayama Prefecture. Works at Arts Vision. He has voiced Donkey Kong in many of Nintendo's video games.
Other notable Roles:
Excel Saga (Pedro), One Piece (Diamond Jozu), Weiß Kreuz (Okubo), Bleach (Jidanbou, Ushōda Hachigen), Blood+ (Lewis), Dragon Ball Kai (Dodoria), Cowboy Bebop (George)


(J) Hirakawa Daisuke
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.


(J) Yusa Kouji
Born August 12, 1968. Voice actor and singer, born and raised in Kyoto Prefecture. He won the Sinergy Award for Kamen Rider Den-O at the 2nd Seiyu Awards. He married voice actress, Kanako Mitsuhashi in 2007 and he announced on his radio program that they divorced in 2012. :( He is the Undisputed King of All Sadists in the seiyuu world, usually with other seiyuu using him as a comparison to gauge their S side (like, from 1 to Yusa Kouji, how S are you?), and aside from the S, he also possesses an super sharp poison tongue. But, according to the guys he’s close with, Sugita Tomokazu, Toriumi Kousuke, Yasumoto Hiroki to name a few, he’s a really, REALLY NICE GUY, and that he’s just being tsundere.
Other notable Roles:
Kuroshitsuji (Lau), Ao no Exorcist (Renzou Shima), Bleach (Gin Ichimaru), Boogiepop Phantom (Takashi), Claymore (Isley), Ergo Proxy (Vincent Law), Gangsta. (Domenico Arcangelo), Gintama (Ayumu Tōjō), Hakuōki (Sanosuke Harada), Karneval (Tsukitachi), Sword Art Online (Kuradeel), Tokyo Ghoul (Tatara), Tiger & Bunny (Yuri Petrov/Lunatic), Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love (Ryuya Hyuga), Yowamushi Pedal (Akira Midōsuji)


(J) Kobayashi Yumiko
Born June 18, 1979. She is a freelance voice actress, but until August 2007 was affiliated with Arts Vision. Kobayashi was born in Yōkaichiba, Chiba Prefecture. She and fellow Excel Saga voice actress Mikako Takahashi are known as the duo "The Excel Girls".
Other Notable Roles:
Soul Eater (Black☆Star), Angel Beats! (Ōyama), Blue Exorcist (Yohei), D.Gray-Man (Dan), Love Hina (Sarah McDougal), Naruto (Nawaki), The Seven Deadly Sins (Mead), Peacemaker Kurogane (Ichimura Tetsunosuke), The Prince of Tennis (Taichi Dan), Katekyo Hitman Reborn! (Ginger Bread), Hunter × Hunter (Siper), Sonic X (Bokkun), Excel Saga (Excel Kobayashi)


(J) Goto Hiroki
Born November 15, 1985, in Saitama Prefecture. Works for Across Entertainment. He has been voice acting since 2009. He has often performed voices for minor and guest roles, as well as supporting character roles
Other Notable Roles:
The Everyday Tales of a Cat God (Makitarō Komiya), Fairy Tail (Bozu, Gatou, Martam, Bob, Nadal, Wang Chanji), Jormungand Perfect Order (Kowit Nualkhair), Okamikakushi - Masque of the Wolf (Sabu), D-Frag! (Yokoshima), Love Stage!! (Zenon Futoyama), Aura: Koga Maryuin's Last War (Saitō)


(J) Aoyama Touko
Born November 3, 1976. Works for 81 Produce (Junior). Aoyama is originally from the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. She's known for voicing Jim and Tim in "Kim Possible" (Japanese dub)
and Terrence in "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends" (animated tv series).
Other Notable Roles:
Gintama (Kimiko, Saigou Teruhiko), Hamtaro (Otome-chan), Naruto (Mizura), Fist of the North Star Movie (Kaito Taki), Digimon Tamers (Kenta Kitagawa), Desperate! Dangerous Grandfather (Guilty), Nintama Rantarō (Zō Fushiki), Beet the Vandel Buster (Ryukku), Gantz (Katou, Ayumu), Major S1 (Maehara, Atsushi), One Piece (Akihiro), Zenryoku Usagi (Minarai)


(J) Kakihara Tetsuya
Born December 24, 1982 in Düsseldorf, West Germany. In 2001, at the age of 18, Kakihara went to the Amusement Media Academy to study voice acting. 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 Seiyu Awards ceremony in Japan, he received the 'Best Male Newcomer/Rookie' award for his nominated role of Yutaka Mikoto in Princess Princess. Previously affiliated with 81 Produce, he began freelance work as of June 2013. He set up his own agency, Zynchro, as of July 2014. 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. He has released four mini albums, and three singles. His third single, "咲いちゃいな (Saichaina)", was released on April 15, 2015. Kakihara is well known for voicing roles as young boys with a fiery personality. In games and drama CDs, he plays teenagers/mature roles, in which he employs his soft, sweet, and mysterious voice. Like other Japanese male voice actors, he is also active in Yaoi-themed Drama CDs and anime. [*thumbs up*]
Other Notable Roles:
Fairy Tail (Natsu Dragneel), Princess Princess (Yutaka Mikoto), Ao no Exorcist (Amaimon), Shōnen Hollywood (Ikuma Amaki), Magi: The Kingdom of Magic (Kouha Ren), Ga-Rei Zero (Masaki Shindou), Bleach (Ggio Vega, Shinji), Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Kain Fuery), Kaichou wa Maid-sama (Gouki Aratake), Sket Dance (Masafumi Usui), Amnesia (Shin), One Piece (Gardoa), Yowamushi Pedal (Toudou Jinpachi), Prince of Stride: Alternative (Amatsu Ida)


(J) Kitamura Eri
Born August 16, 1987. Voice actress, singer [Child star] who is affiliated with Early Wing. She provided the voice for Vocaloid CUL-REBIRTH. She is one of the upcoming and versatile new seiyuu in the industry who actually chose to be one because of her passion for dubbing, despite the low pay outlined in an earlier article. Despite being young, she's scored some major roles, has her own radio show; and is able to sing quite well. She is now one of the powerhouse seiyuu of the industry and can already be considered a big name, usually scoring the main roles in a series. She is also known to be an amateur manga artist in her spare time.
Other Notable Roles:
Last Exile (Tatiana Wisla), Blood+ (Saya Otonashi), Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny (Kakouen Myousai), Noramimi (Cinnamon), Toradora! (Ami Kawashima), Vampire Knight (Rima Tōya), Angel Beats! (Yui), Ao no Exorcist (Izumo Kamiki), Black Rock Shooter (Kagari Izuriha), Karneval (Kiichi), Fairy Tail (Cana Alberona), Aoharu x Machinegun (Ichi Akabane), Highschool of the Dead (Saya Takagi), Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Sayaka Miki)


(J) Genda Tesshō
Born May 20, 1948 in Okayama Prefecture. He is employed by the talent management firm 81 Produce. When he debuted, he used his real name, Mitsuo Yokoi as artist name. Because he had experience with ballet, he was known by the nickname "Pirouette Genda."
Along with such well-known voice actors such as Akio Ōtsuka, Shigeru Chiba and Kōichi Yamadera, Genda is one of Japan's most prolific voice actors, with 234 roles credited to his name. [as of September 25, 2007] Like his Canadian counterpart Peter Cullen, Tesshō reprised the role of Optimus Prime (Convoy) in the Japanese dub of the 2007 Transformers movie. He is best known as the Japanese voice of Batman in numerous animated television series and animated films. He also voices Kratos in the Japanese versions of the God of War video game series. In February 2010, he received a Merit Awards from the 4th Seiyu Awards. In addition to the names above, Genda's name is sometimes romanized in credits as Tessyou Genda, Tetsuaki Genda, and Tetsusyo Genda, though the latter two spellings/romanizations of his name are incorrect.
Other Notable Roles:
One-Punch Man (Metal Knight), Dr. Slump: Arale-chan (Suppaman), Fairy Tail (Warrod Sequen), Miyuki (Torao Nakata), High School! Kimengumi (Reietsu Gō), Dragon Ball (Shū, General White), Saint Seiya (Aldebaran), Cooking Papa (Ichimi Araiwa), Crayon Shin-chan (1992-current, Action Kamen), Cowboy Bebop (Domino Walker), Naruto (Kurama), Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings (Shingen Takeda), Death Parade (Oculus), Sword Art Online II (Thor), Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya (Auguste)


(J) Konishi Katsuyuki
Born April 21, 1973, from Wakayama, Wakayama. He is affiliated with Ken Production. His debut role was Volfogg/Big Volfogg in GaoGaiGar. 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. [He has pulled off stoic, reserved adult men, Bishōnen, laid-back male roles, jokesters, and one epic Boisterous Large Ham. On a whim. Sometimes all at once! While his fanbase started out small, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann vaulted him to 'instant legend' status as Kamina.] Konishi was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Award in the 9th Annual Seiyuu Awards on March 6, 2015. One of his favorite things to do is play soccer in his spare time.
Other Notable Roles:
Shaman King (Amidamaru), Hikaru no Go (Hiroyuki Ashiwara), The Prince of Tennis (Takahisa Kajimoto), Full Metal Panic! (Satoru Shirai), Weiß Kreuz Glühen (Berger), Air Master (Yoshinori Konishi), Kyo Kara Maoh! (Shori Shibuya), Loveless (Agatsuma Sobi), Blood+ (Haji), D.Gray-man (Komui Lee), Fairy Tail (Laxus Dreyar), Diabolik Lovers (Reiji Sakamaki), Hetalia: Axis Powers (America, Canada), Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi (Masamune Takano), Prison School (Takehito "Gakuto" Morokuzu)

Gokan Ou (Peach Maki)

(J) Satou Kanami
Born in Iwate, Japan. Her hobbies include: Marathon, Softball and Walking. She also excels in Illustrating, Oil Painting and Piano which are alter career choices.
Other Notable Roles:
Akame ga Kill! (Aria), Log Horizon (Ashlynn), Space☆Dandy (Candy), Dance with Devils (Martha), Haikyu!! (Aya), My Love Story!! (Yuzuha), Noragami (Kinuha), Ore Monogatari!! (Yuzuha), Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! (Oomatsu), Paradise of Innocence (Sayo), Fairy Tail (TV- Aceto; Gemini 2; Lulu)


(J) Tanezaki Atsumi
Born September 27, in Oita Prefecture. Formerly affiliated with Toritori Office but now freelance. In adult games, she uses other names such as Hana Kiritani, Sawa Sawasa, Aiko Tomato, or Matsuri Kurosaki. She's a very well known visual novel actress. She's voiced at 'least' 93 characters for novels.
Other Notable Roles:
Death Parade (Mayu Arita), Gangsta. (Mikhail), Monster Musume (Lilith), Seraph of the End (Sayuri Hanayori), Kamisama Hajimemashita (Tanuko), Terror in Resonance (Lisa Mishima), Wolf Girl and Black Prince (Miho), Da Capo III (Jill Hathaway), Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (Asako Natsume), Gin no Saji (Kitamachi, Minami), Idol☆Sister (Ooizumi, Maina), Zankyou no Terror (Mishima, Lisa)


(J) Sugiyama Noriaki
Born March 9, 1976. Voice actor and television actor. Aside from his work as a voice actor, he has also released his own single, entitled 'Fragment,' in addition to a mini-album, 'On The Way.' Notably, soon after its release on July 29, 2009, his character image CD as England in the popular series Hetalia: Axis Powers debuted at 2nd place in the Oricon Singles Chart. He was praised in Anime Magazine featuring Hetalia: Axis Power, as the seiyuu who casted perfectly for the character they portray. Sugiyama san and his character, England - Arthur Kirkland, were said to have same gentleness, softness, both of them are shy, as also a work devoted person. Their bond as seiyuu and the character are deeply strong. On a side note: He LOVES cats and dogs, because of this he ended up with the 'Neko Sennin - Cat Hermit’ title.
Other Notable Roles:
Naruto/Shippuden (Sasuke Uchiha), Boogiepop Phantom (Tetsu Yabe), Fate/stay night (Shirō Emiya), Bleach (Uryū Ishida), Black Butler (William T. Spears), Gintama (Sniper Kame), Hetalia: Axis Powers (England), Meganebu! (William Satou), JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (Bruno Buccellati), Starry☆Sky 〜After Autumn〜 (Takuya Nashimoto), Beyblade: Metal Fusion (Blader DJ), Blood Blockade Battlefront (DJ Fango)

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!!

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If you want to learn about a certain anime and it's characters, feel free to toss me some suggestions for a future card! I'll take it into consideration!
@hikaymm Determination? lol 😯 That's a question I ask myself all too often.
@Danse But how will I ever watch them allllll?!
@ButterflyBlu You can always count on me to clutter up your watch list! xD :3 Mermen, devils and who knows what next? 💜
@Danse, my two favorite things: learning and anime. perfect!
@Kirik I'm glad you liked it! Having at least a few people enjoy the card makes me happy. And I like when people are able to learn things about a subject they love: That being Anime. Haha.
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