On a recent episode of the TV Tokyo talk show Jikkuri Kiitarou ~ Star Kinkyou (Hi) Houkoku, veteran voice actor Akira Kamiya (Kenshiro in Fist of the North Star, Kinnikuman in Kinnikuman / Ultimate Muscle, Ryo Saeba in City Hunter) spilled the beans about his experience earning a living as a seiyuu. Hit the jump to learn the gory details.
Aspiring voice actors in and around Tokyo will soon have a chance to join the meanest guild on the planet, because the upcoming 2-part Overlord compilation film is advertising openings for part-time voice work. Hit the jump to learn to protect the Great Tomb of Nazarick.
Well, Kana Hanazawa is actually still around and still quite active, but ambitious voice actress is no longer the busiest in the industry. As 2016 goes into its final month, fans have gone through the listings and tabulated actually who has had the most anime roles thus far. See who got into the double digits after the jump.
Appearing in 1963's Astro Boy, then playing major roles in 65's Obake no Q-tarō, 66's Sally the Witch, and 68's Ge Ge Ge No Kitaro, 79-year-old voice actress Masako Nozawa's career has spanned the entire history of TV anime. And, she's still active in what is arguably her best known role, Dragon Ball's Goku. With that perceptive, Nozawa isn't entirely impressed with the state of her craft. More after the jump.
Voice actor Tōru Furuya (Amuro Ray in Mobile Suit Gundam, Yamcha in Dragon Ball Z, Sabo in One Piece) is gearing up to celebrate 50 years of performing as a voice actor, and the festivities include a special edition mook, a mini-album, and a cross-country tour of Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
The first collected volume of CV. Ore! Character Voice, a manga about the struggles of a fledgling voice actor trying to make his way in the industry, is being published in Japan on May 17, 2016, and with its publication comes a surprising reveal: the author of the manga, Tatsuya Yukimura, is actually a pen name for voice actor Yoshitsugu Matsuoka. Hit the jump to learn more.
In a recent series of Tweets, voice actress / singer Megumi Ogata opened up about the physical toll that playing some of her most famous anime roles has on her body. Hit the jump to learn more.
A newly opened museum in Tokyo sponsored by voice talent management group 81 Produce chronicles the history of Japanese voice acting work all the way back to 1917. Hit the jump to learn more.
In a new video, Nerdist presents Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect's Shepard, Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door's Elektra, Powerpuff Girls' Ms. Keane), Ali Hillis (Final Fantasy XIII's Lightning) and Crabcat Industries discuss as they voice acting and offer tips for getting started by building a sound booth in your closet. Get a look after the jump.
A Ceremony was held today announcing the major category winners in the 7th annual Seiyu Awards, recognizing outstanding outstanding voice performance in anime and other Japanese media. Yuuki Kaji and Kana Asumi took home top male and female honors. See who else won after the jump.
While anime fans already pay close attention to the people actors voicing the characters in their favorite animated works, an upcoming documentary aims to shed additional light on the mysterious world of "Voice Over & Voice Acting." See the trailer after the jump.
Did you know that Silent Hill HD Collection is coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360? Of course! Did you also know that they're re-doing the voice acting for the two games included? No, you say? Well, thankfully, Konami has an option for the original voices on one of the included games. Find out more after the jump!