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Seiyuu thread!
« on: January 23, 2014, 04:36:38 am »
So no one else started a seiyuu thread! And who better to do that than me, little miss Newbie with 7,000 favorite seiyuus I could rant for hours about? As a warning, this opening post WILL be long, because I love me some seiyuu ranting.

Applies to English and Japanese voice actors. Who are your favorites? What are some roles you liked them in? When did you first realize how gorgeous their voice was, and how desperately you wanted to befriend them just so you could hear them talk to you?

As for me, my favorite English voice actors are Vic Mignogna and Todd Haberkorn. I tend to think Japanese voice actors are better than English ones, but I really like these two. Especially Vic Mignogna. I actually worked up the courage to email him once and he responded to me. Like, we went back and forth a bit. It was awesome.

Japanese voice actors...there's a lot.
Female: Eri Kitamura at the top of the list, followed by Hiromi Hirata, Yuu Kobayashi, Yui Horie, Yukari Tamura, Chiwa Saito, and Yuka Iguchi.
Male: Miyu Irino and Akira Ishida are tied for the top spot, followed by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Hiro Shimono. Oh yeah, and Yuki Kaji.

My favorite roles by these voice actors are as follows:
Vic Mignogna--Gotta say Fai from Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles.
Todd Haberorn--Death the Kid.
Eri Kitamura--MAKOTO~ *impaled* Seriously though, I can't even pick a favorite. Everything she does is PERFECT.
Hiromi Hirata: Honestly, I love her as Alme Noten in The Book of Bantorra. And Makoto. And Maggie from R.O.D was perfect too.
Yuu Kobayashi--Katsuragi from Senran Kagura takes the cake.
Yui Horie--Gonna go with Yukiho.
Yukari Tamura--Fear from C3.
Chiwa Saito--Again, everything she does is magnificent, but I love her as Anita from R.O.D.
Yuka Iguchi--Sovereignty from C3. There is no hesitation. Sovereignty was the best role I've ever heard her in.
Miyu Irino--Either Tomoharu from Asura Cryin', or Colio Tonies from Book of Bantorra.
Akira Ishida--OH GOSH EVERYTHING HE DOES IS PERFECT. His voice sends shivers down my spine, I'm not even kidding. It's gorgeous. So gorgeous, in fact, that he voices a woman. No joke. Julia in ICE. Seriously though, I adore him as Karasu in Xenoglossia. That was the role that first made me fall in love with him like him as a seiyuu.
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka--FREAKING KIRITO IS ALSO SHOUTA. HOW DOES HE DO IT. I love him as Kirito, though.
Yuki Kaji--Eren. Eren is his best role. Eren will always be his best role. I'm kidding.

Anyways!

What about you all? Feel free to go on an on about your favorites like I did. Are there any shows out there with my voice acting babies in them that I haven't seen that you think I should? Are you looking for shows by your favorites that I or others might have seen?


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Re: Seiyuu thread!
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 05:14:48 am »
IM@S seiyuu aside (they're all great, aren't they), I really just enjoy good voice acting. I'm also a bit of the seiyuu idol fan so I enjoy seeing some of the female seiyuu perform, especially if they can sing well.

I guess lately I've been hearing a lot of Kana Hanazawa, who is just everywhere this season. Sometimes she's very good, but sometimes...not as good. I dig her Tsukimi from Kuragehime the best. Oh wait, I guess she's an IM@S seiyuu!

I have a soft spot for people like Eriko Nakamura because they have enjoyable personalities. So along those lines I also really like Tomoko Kaneda, because she's hilarious. I think Renge from Airmaster is still my favorite Kanetomo Sensei role.

I thought Aoi Yuuki this season has a great role in Pilot's Love Song as Claire, and it catches my attention because she's very hit and miss for me. I guess I like it when she plays a shy girl like Madoka.

The best newcomer this season I heard is Eriko Matsui in Mikakunin de Shinkoukei as Benio. I thought it was almost like a younger Shizuka Itou, which is pretty impressive.

As for being idols, I like Maaya Sakamoto, but really enjoy Sphere lately. They're a fun idol group where all the individuals are quite accomplished (and I guess there's an IM@S seiyuu there too). I also enjoy generally acts like Yukarin, Hocchan, Yuikaori, StylipS, etc... 

I hope Ibuki Kido gets more roles. She's a Million Live idol but I really like her imouto characters!

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Re: Seiyuu thread!
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 06:25:10 pm »
IM@S seiyuu aside (they're all great, aren't they), I really just enjoy good voice acting. I'm also a bit of the seiyuu idol fan so I enjoy seeing some of the female seiyuu perform, especially if they can sing well.

I guess lately I've been hearing a lot of Kana Hanazawa, who is just everywhere this season. Sometimes she's very good, but sometimes...not as good. I dig her Tsukimi from Kuragehime the best. Oh wait, I guess she's an IM@S seiyuu!

iM@S seiyuus are all amazing. I want to hear more roles Yuko Sanpei has done, because I think she has the potential to do some amazing roles. Not that she's not good as Ryo.
Haruka Tomatsu too. Actually, all the Dearly Stars voice actors are amazing. I like them a lot. Especially when you realize that, just like how Shouta is also Kirito, Ai is also Asuna. Like, whoa. That's talent.

I have a soft spot for people like Eriko Nakamura because they have enjoyable personalities. So along those lines I also really like Tomoko Kaneda, because she's hilarious. I think Renge from Airmaster is still my favorite Kanetomo Sensei role.

I totally agree with seiyuus with great personalities. From what I've seen, all the iM@S seiyuus are pretty funny, but Hiromi Hirata and Akiko Hasegawa are just great. Eir Kitamura and Asami Imai are in a singing unit together, and they are SO CUTE just interacting and having fun with each other. Eri Kitamura's very good-natured. I don't think I've ever heard Tomoko Kaneda. I should give her a try.

The best newcomer this season I heard is Eriko Matsui in Mikakunin de Shinkoukei as Benio. I thought it was almost like a younger Shizuka Itou, which is pretty impressive.

I think a lot of the seiyuus in Attack on Titan were newbies, or at least not very well-known. But they were all phenomenal. :D

As for being idols, I like Maaya Sakamoto, but really enjoy Sphere lately.

Maaya Sakamoto's really great. Apparently she's married. So is Hiromi Hirata. It's like, "Since when were you married?! I THOUGHT WHAT WE HAD WAS SPECIAL!!!"
Also I've never heard of Sphere, but I should check them out. It's weird, because I tend to look for animes that have my favorites in them, and then I hear others that I learn I really like, and the pattern continues. I guess it's because the most important thing to me is the quality of the voice acting. I don't like it when voices sound...one-dimensional. It's like...have you ever heard Japanese Kirito versus English Kirito? Japanese Kirito is like, "If I die in the game...I'll die in real life... *slightly fearful voice*" And English Kirito is like, "IF I DIE IN THIS GAME...I'll DIE in REAL LIFE!!! *over-dramatic voice*"
Does that make sense?

I feel like I ranted so much. XDDD Oh well.


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Re: Seiyuu thread!
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 04:19:14 pm »
I wish Akira Ishida voiced someone in SideM... I would scream "Karasu is reborn~!!!" then. :D
Oh, I forgot to tell you! He voiced Tom Riddle in the Japanese dub of Harry Potter! I have never thought of Tom as of someone like Karasu, but now I do!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RHk0DbDRHg
And "Knight of midnight" is awesome!
http://www.xiami.com/song/1769719179
By the way, Yuka Iguchi have released her debut album, "Hafa adai"!
http://www.xiami.com/album/1901113356
She also covered "Sora e"!
http://www.xiami.com/song/1772518261
What do you think?

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Re: Seiyuu thread!
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2014, 05:42:40 pm »
I wish Akira Ishida voiced someone in SideM... I would scream "Karasu is reborn~!!!" then. :D
Oh, I forgot to tell you! He voiced Tom Riddle in the Japanese dub of Harry Potter! I have never thought of Tom as of someone like Karasu, but now I do!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RHk0DbDRHg
And "Knight of midnight" is awesome!
http://www.xiami.com/song/1769719179
By the way, Yuka Iguchi have released her debut album, "Hafa adai"!
http://www.xiami.com/album/1901113356
She also covered "Sora e"!
http://www.xiami.com/song/1772518261
What do you think?

Oh gosh, I would just drop dead and DIE.

Yeah, I knew that! That's not all, he was also Luke Skywalker in the Japanese dub of Star Wars, and Jack Dawson in Titanic.

Ooh, those songs are nice. :)


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Re: Seiyuu thread!
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2014, 02:45:38 pm »
Do you know that Hibiki's seiyuu has covered Melos no youni ~Lonely way~ in THE IDOLM@STER STATION!!!+? It was almost a year ago and there still aren't covers of the songs I know!!! >:( :( :o

http://polsy.org.uk/play/nico/?vidid=&vurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nicovideo.jp%2Fwatch%2Fsm21795952%3Fref%3Dsearch_key_video&sixteen=on

The song starts at 13:29.


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Re: Seiyuu thread!
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2014, 03:02:20 pm »
Do you know that Hibiki's seiyuu has covered Melos no youni ~Lonely way~ in THE IDOLM@STER STATION!!!+? It was almost a year ago and there still aren't covers of the songs I know!!! >:( :( :o

http://polsy.org.uk/play/nico/?vidid=&vurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nicovideo.jp%2Fwatch%2Fsm21795952%3Fref%3Dsearch_key_video&sixteen=on

The song starts at 13:29.

There's the MASTER ARTIST 3 series coming up and I'm pretty sure you can request cover songs when time comes.

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Re: Seiyuu thread!
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2014, 02:43:34 am »
Do you know that Hibiki's seiyuu has covered Melos no youni ~Lonely way~ in THE IDOLM@STER STATION!!!+? It was almost a year ago and there still aren't covers of the songs I know!!! >:( :( :o

http://polsy.org.uk/play/nico/?vidid=&vurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nicovideo.jp%2Fwatch%2Fsm21795952%3Fref%3Dsearch_key_video&sixteen=on

The song starts at 13:29.



Ooh, pretty~~~
Love these guys.

There's the MASTER ARTIST 3 series coming up and I'm pretty sure you can request cover songs when time comes.

WAIT WAIT OH MY GOSH
OWARI NO HOSHI NO LOVE SONG PLZ


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