Monday, 23 September 2013

Seiyuus - They're everywhere

Well not much of a common theme today for a seiyuu post. To me it feels that the seiyuus I'm going to talk about today are in every freaking anime that I watch. Once again the guys are mostly into main character roles, while the girls are kind of here and there.

Aki Toyosaki

You gotta love Aki Toyosaki. She has a very cute, cheerful and generally happy voice, which adds a great touch to all of her characters. She fits the moe theme a lot more than many other voice actresses, though she can work well too when she doesn't need to be too cute. Her most standout voice is definitely Yui (K-on), which is a tad bit fluffier and cuter than the rest of her voices (the reason why we all love Yui). Then we have the very happy go lucky girls in Yoshino (Minami-Ke series) and Azuki Azusa's mom (Henneko). Her "regular" girl voices lie generally in Jun (The World God Only Knows), Iori (Kokoro Connect) and Uiharu (To Aru Kagaku No Railgun). Kanetsugu (Hyakka Ryouran series) sounds cocky more than anything else, and Momo (To Love Ru series) is probably her only seductive sounding character.

Characters from left to right

1st row: Yoshino (Minami-Ke Series), Azuki Azusa's mom (Henneko), Jun (The World God Only Knows), Iori (Kokoro Connect)

2nd row: Kanetsugu (Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls), Yui (K-on!), Momo (To Love Ru Series), Uiharu (To Aru Kagaku No Railgun)

Kanae Ito

When you want to talk about Aki Toyosaki, you can't miss out Kanae Ito. These two work together on quite a few occasions and appear simultaneously on many different anime. While she can do a little bit of the moe voice like Aki as well, Kanae Ito fits a little more to the tsundere category. Some of her happier roles include Elis (Asobi Ni Ikuyo), Saten (To Aru Kagaku No Railgun) and Elsie (The World God Only Knows). Nana (To Love Ru) and Sena (Boku Wa Tomodachi Ga Sukunai) are just tsunderes. Yui (Sword Art Online) is her take on a cute little girl, and Suzuno (Hataraku Maou Sama) is her take on a kuudere character. Kanono (Tales Of The World:Radiant Mythology 2) is a mix of happy and serious sides.

Characters from left to right

1st row: Eris (Asobi Ni Ikuyo!), Kanono (Tales Of The World:Radiant Mythology 2), Yui (Sword Art Online), Suzuno (Hatarku Maou Sama)

2nd row: Nana (To Love Ru Series), Saten (To Aru Kagaku No Railgun), Sena (Boku Wa Tomodachi Ga Sukunai), Elsie (The World God Only Knows)

Yuichi Nakamura

This guy, holy damn. Yuiichi Nakamura is the evil counterpart of Tomokazu Sugita, that's what I can tell, but Nakamura has some of the more "bishonen" characters in his bag.  His main character esque "High school" voices can go to many things, Kyouske (Oreimo), Gray (Fairy Tail), Yuki (Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate), Kishinuma (Corpse Party) and Oreki (Hyouka) fit that theme nicely, though there are different variations here and here. He plays a fantastic N (Pokemon BW) as well. Kurt (Valkyria Chronicles 3) is a seasoned soldier and Gai (Guilty Crown) is sort of one as well. Hazama (Blazblue) is just pure evil, and a massive troll at that, easily my favorite out of all his roles.

Characters from left to right

1st row: Hazama (Blazblue), Kyouske (Oreimo), Gai (Guilty Crown), Yuki (Koi To Senkyo To Chocolate)

2nd row: Kurt (Valkyria Chronicles 3), Kishinuma (Corpse Party), N (Pokemon BW), Gray (Fairy Tail), Oreki (Hyouka)

Hiro Shimono

Meet Mr. main character. This guy has so many main character roles, its not even funny. To top it off, his voice is super distinct (you can only find it in this guy), so you'll recognize him everywhere he goes. He fits into so many types of main characters, because "that voice" he has can be used in so many ways. Lets start with the normal ones, Jin (Kannagi), Ryuuji (Dragon Crisis), Kyolo (Gj-Bu) and Kenshi (Tenchi Muyo! War On Geminar) all have this voice. Then there's the full on pervert mode with Ryouske (So, I can't Play H?), and the funny dudes with Keima (The World God Only Knows) and Akisa (Baka Test). He can go with a fairly serious tune as well, with Connie (Shingeki No Kyojin) and Emil (Tales Of Symphonia: Dawn Of A New World), though Emil can sound super badass during fights. Urushihara (Hataraku Maou Sama) is my personal favorite, as he's a mix of funny, badass-ery, and just pure laziness.

Characters from left to right

1st row: Keima (The World God Only Knows), Akisa (Baka To Test To Shokanju), Kyolo (Gj-Bu)

2nd row: Connie (Shingeki No Kyojin), Emil (Tales Of Symphonia: Dawn Of A New World), Jin (Kannagi), Ryuuji (Dragon Crisis)

3rd row: Ryouske (So I Can't Play H?), Kenshi (Tenchi Muyo! War On Geminar), Urushihara (Hataraku Maou Sama)

Yukari Tamura

You just can't count her out. Yes, Yukari Tamura is close to 40 now, but she doesn't look to be at first glance. LOOK AT HER, HOW IS THAT 40. She has a magnificent voice to prove that she can still be young, just look at her roles. Tenten (Naruto) is a happy go lucky ninja, Clover (Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward) is a whiny damsel in distress, and Mii (Project X Zone) is just a super cheerful fighter, kind of like Amane (Steins;Gate). Masuzu (Oreshura) is her take on a kuudere, which works extremely well. Miss Kotetsu (Henneko) is just a quirky high school girl on many levels, and she has a couple of roles that go "I'm old, but I'm still cute and sexy as f**k". These are Midori (Mai-Hime) and Tabane Shinono (Infinite Stratos). And my two favorites from her, Rika (Higurashi) and Bernkastel (Umineko). These are practically the same person, and it's f**ked up how Rika can have a super cute side (NI-PAN) and a stupidly creepy side.

Characters from left to right

1st row: Tenten (Naruto), Midori (Mai-Hime), Mii (Project X Zone)

2nd row: Rika (Higurashi), Bernkastal (Umineko), Masuzu (Oreshura), Kotetsu (Henneko)

3rd row: Amane (Steins;Gate), Clover (Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward), Tabane (Infinite Stratos)

Ami Koshimizu

She voices very sexy characters: fact. Look at that lineup of sexy bitches, you just can't resist. I wouldn't say she's my favorite seiyuu, but she definitely voices some of my favorite characters. Sexy all around, is what I'd say. She starts off with young, bad girls in her early debut days, these girls are Anemone (Eureka Seven) and Nina (Mai Otome). Then we get the sexy, mission driven girls like Kallen (Code Geass), Tomo (Kyoukai Senjou Horizon) and Charles (Hyakka Ryouran). Cute, school girl alter egos like Kasuga (The World God Only Knows) and Yukiko (Persona 4) also work well for her. Maou (Maoyu Maou Yuusha) is kind of just a genius woman with a ditsy personality. Charlotte (Strike Witches), Himari (Omamori Himari) and Hinako (Devil Survivor 2) are pretty much competitive, seductive girls. My new favorite voice from her is Mugino (To Aru Kagaku No Railgun S), because holy crap, how can you not like someone who looks like that and sounds so freakishly awesome!?

Characters from left to right

1st row: Anemone (Eureka Seven), Himari (Omamori Himari), Kasuga (The World God Only Knows), Hinako (Devil Survivor 2)

2nd row: Nina (Mai-Otome), Charles (Hyakka Ryouran), Tomo (Kyoukai Senjou Horizon), Mugino (To Aru Kagaku No Railgun S)

3rd row: Charlotte (Strike Witches), Kallen (Code Geass), Maou (Maoyu), Yukiko (Persona 4)

Peace for now, probably more to come.