Seiyuu a Day

I heard Masako Ikeda not that long ago as the Chimera Ant Queen in Hunter x Hunter, so as I heard Sharon’s voice in Space Brothers, I was like, man who IS that?

She’s got a great elegant sounding voice, so it was REALLY WEIRD hearing it out of the scariest looking thing in the world.

Mayumi Tanaka, the voice of Luffy from One Piece, plays the mom in Space Brothers, and I’m glad.  It’s crazy how she can adjust her voice ever so slightly and wham, old lady instead of young kid.

I’ve been watching Hajime no Ippo for a very long time, and i never realized that Shinoda was voiced by Seiji Sasaki, who I know primarily as SIG CURTIS from Fullmetal Alchemist.  Shinoda’s voice isn’t nearly as gravelly or deep, so I didn’t notice.  It’s interesting to hear Seiji Sasaki do a different type of voice.

Here’s another I didn’t catch at all.  Miki Nagasawa plays both WIcca from One Piece and Judy from Cowboy Bebop.

Man, I’ve been watching Hajime no Ippo for years, but I never realized that Tomiko and Izumi Curtis were voiced by the same actress.  I would love to hear Shoko Tsuda in more shows though.

I did not recognize that Welfin from Hunter x Hunter was the same seiyuu as Dayakka from Gurren Lagann at ALL.  I think this might be the first time I’ve heard Daiki Nakamura outside of Gurren Lagann, actually.

Matching Seiyuu: Maison Ikkoku and One Piece (this is a thing I’ll be doing till I get bored of it or whatever)

Hideyuki Tanaka as Soichiro Otonashi/Donquixote Doflamingo

Hiromi Tsuru as Asuna Kujo/Shakky

Shigeru Chiba as Yotsuya/Buggy

Toshio Furukawa as Sakamoto/Portgas D. Ace

It’s weird hearing Hidenobu Kiuchi do a REALLY gruff and tough voice.  Most characters I know him as are a lot more soft-spoken like Dr. Tenma from Monster, Hei from Darker than Black, and Ren from Nana.  I appreciate that he’s getting the chance to play a much different character from the typical voice he does.

Ichiro Nagai (the voice of Monster’s Dr. Reichwein) has passed away

I knew him primarily as Dr. Reichwein from Monster, but man, he had such a wonderful, jolly voice.  There was this great warmth to his voice that can’t be replaced.

I’m glad he’s Netero in the new Hunter x Hunter reboot (which I’m watching) so I can admire one last role of his.


Jurota Kosugi
For my money, Kosugi is one of the more underrated seiyuu out there. He has a great natural voice for large, intimidating figures, but it’s not so deep that he can’t play more casual, laid back characters like Henken Bekkener from Zeta Gundam (a show he’s also the narrator for). Hilariously, he also voices K. Rool in the Japanese dub of the cartoon, which is a role that suits him well despite the ridiculous nature of the show.
His Arlong and DarkKnightmon are where he really shows off his villain skills. He really gets a lot of mileage out of that SHAHAHAHA Arlong laugh, and brings out the scumbag nature. He’s also got a lot of Digimon roles under his belt, but DarkKnightmon from Xros Wars is his biggest one, and my personal favorite. Though evil to the core, Kosugi’s performance genuinely makes DarkKnightmon seem honorable and affable at times, highlighting the regal, composed mastermind the character is.
He can even be on the goofier side with Mr. Legend from Tiger And Bunny, which is a range that’s useful for pretty much any actor to have, regardless of the type of acting.

Jurota Kosugi

For my money, Kosugi is one of the more underrated seiyuu out there. He has a great natural voice for large, intimidating figures, but it’s not so deep that he can’t play more casual, laid back characters like Henken Bekkener from Zeta Gundam (a show he’s also the narrator for). Hilariously, he also voices K. Rool in the Japanese dub of the cartoon, which is a role that suits him well despite the ridiculous nature of the show.

His Arlong and DarkKnightmon are where he really shows off his villain skills. He really gets a lot of mileage out of that SHAHAHAHA Arlong laugh, and brings out the scumbag nature. He’s also got a lot of Digimon roles under his belt, but DarkKnightmon from Xros Wars is his biggest one, and my personal favorite. Though evil to the core, Kosugi’s performance genuinely makes DarkKnightmon seem honorable and affable at times, highlighting the regal, composed mastermind the character is.

He can even be on the goofier side with Mr. Legend from Tiger And Bunny, which is a range that’s useful for pretty much any actor to have, regardless of the type of acting.