I didn’t recognize Toshio Furukawa as the voice of Satotz in the Hunter x Hunter reboot. He’s got a knack for playing older sounding characters that sound substantially different from his younger Ace voice.
you’ll probably be hearing a lot more from me about hunter x hunter, because it’s so weird watching a version of the show where all the seiyuu are relatively well-known.
I attended Tomokazu Seki’s Q&A’s and I took a few grainy videos that I’ll probably put up later. But some quick fun facts:
He went to a seiyuu school for 5 years starting at age 16.
A character he’s always wanted to play is VEGETA.
He LOVES smoking, which you wouldn’t expect from someone who depends on his voice for work.
Apparently in the second Q&A panel that I came halfway to, he mentioned that his favorite character was Sousuke Sagara from Full Metal Panic and I was so happy.
The official title for the third season of the Hajime ni Ippo anime is Hajime no Ippo Rising. The staff also unveiled the first image of the series’ titular…
BUT OH NO KENJI UTSUMI IS NO LONGER WITH US.
Maybe they recorded his dialogue already, I hope so, but at the same time, I will be very sad.
Here, have a picture of Yuu Asakawa talking to Eeyore.
Courtesy of her great twitter
cherrizard said: you can have replies to posts on secondary blogs wtf since when
For a while, actually. I always knew I could, I just never turned them on.
It’s interesting hearing Hiroki Takahashi do more of an everyman role in Nana; I’m so used to his absurd characters. I wish he was in a lot more stuff, cause his range is great. Also didn’t know he was Ryu in Street Fighter. Huh!
So from time to time, I’ll just have random thoughts about seiyuu, and usually that kind of stuff goes on my Twitter or some throwaway thing, and then I go, you know, maybe my tumblr SPECIFICALLY FOR SEIYUU might be a good place to put those thoughts. So I was thinking maybe open up replies on posts, make the structure of this tumblr more informal, and just get the seiyuu talk going. That, or I just leave it to wither away and die.
Kenji Utsumi (the voice of Fullmetal Alchemist’s Armstrong) has passed away
He was one of my absolute favorite seiyuu (I did a writeup for him a few months ago, wow, that last paragraph is depressing now). This is a HUGE loss. No one can match his wonderfully distinct voice. Armstrong aside, which was my favorite role of his (so good that they couldn’t think of replacing him for Brotherhood), If they ever do Hajime no Ippo sequels, it won’t be the same at all without Utsumi playing Kamogawa.
He was a superbly talented man. Thank you for your fantastic performances, Kenji Utsumi.
Takkou Ishimori (the voice of One Piece’s Sengoku) has passed away
I’m really sad about this because Sengoku had one of my favorite voices in all of One Piece. It’s going to be really, really difficult to replace Ishimori, I’m sure (I don’t even know who they’d pick, I’m curious). Ishimori had such a wonderfully unique voice. At the very least, I’m glad that he got to voice Sengoku throughout Marineford.
Yuko Goto’s roles being replaced
It’s officially time for me to be worried about Yuko Goto’s wellbeing. Back in May 2012, she went on hiatus for treatment of what was revealed to be an autoimmune disease. At the time, she said her hospital stay would be 2.5 months at the minimum.
Now her roles in a few shows are being replaced, and I can’t help but remember the same thing happening before Tomoko Kawakami passed away. It is concerning becasue I do like Yuko Goto a lot. Hopefully, my concerns are unwarranted, and she recovers from her illness.