On today November 2, popular anime voice actor Akira Ishida celebrates his 46th birthday! He was born in Nisshin-cho (Nisshin-city now) in Aichi Prefecture on November 2, 1967. While studying at the Theatre Department of the College of Art, Nihon University, he also entered a training school run by famous voice actor agency Ezaki Production in 1988. After graduation from the college, he made a contract with the agency and started working as a professional voice actor. His first role was a mechanic in the Mobile Police Patlabor TV anime series in 1990. His most famous anime characters are probably Kaworu Nagisa in the Evangelion series, Athrun Zala in the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED series, and Kotarou Katsura in the Gintama series. He won the Best Supporting Male Character award at the 1st Seiyu Awards in 2007 for his character Athrun Zala.
Isida's video comment on "Gintama: The Final Chapter"