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    Wednesday December 23, 2020
  • Who's That Voice Actor? New App Uses AI to Identify Anime Stars

    Pre-registration is open for ANIVO in Japan

    Have you ever been watching an anime and wanted to identify a voice actor? The upcoming smartphone app ANIVO promises to do away with "troublesome searching" by using AI and soundwave analysis to return instant results. Find out more after the jump!

  • Saturday October 31, 2020
  • Japan Actors Union to Set Up Mental Health Services for Actors and Voice Actors

    The Japan Actors Union got responses from 166 of the union members

    The Japan Actor Union, which has members that range from film stars to anime voice actors, held a conference on October 30 for all 2,600 members to announce new services for their mental health after the negative response to a recent survey for members. Read on to learn more.

  • Tuesday November 10, 2020
  • FEATURE: The Anime Stars of Genshin Impact

    A look at the Japanese voice actors behind one of 2020's biggest games

    Genshin Impact might be the next big thing in the world of video games. This free-to-play open-world adventure game has enthralled millions worldwide, especially anime fans. Thanks in no small part to the great voice cast. Hit the jump to see which of your favorite anime characters' voices you'll get to hear in-game.

  • Wednesday August 19, 2020
  • FEATURE: Seto Kaiba's English VA Rates Awesome Anime Dragons

    How do magical reptiles of the non-Blue Eyes White Dragon variety measure up in Eric Stuart's estimation?

    Seto Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh! knows a thing or two about dragons (especially those of the Blue-Eyes White Dragon variety), so Crunchyroll thought it would be fun to sit down with Eric Stuart — the English voice actor of Kaiba — and ask him to offer up his opinions on a handful of dragons from other anime series. Hit the jump to see how different dragons measure up.

  • Tuesday August 25, 2020
  • INTERVIEW: Keeping English Dubbing Alive In The Wake Of COVID-19

    English voice actors adjust to remote dubbing sessions and recording anime from their homes

    Screaming in a sound booth is great, but screaming in your closet at home has the tendency to make your neighbors concerned. How are English voice actors adapting to remote sessions and what challenges do they face when recording from home? Let's find out after the jump!

  • Saturday July 18, 2020
  • Megumi Hayashibara & Kotono Mitsuishi are Electrical Outlets in TV CM

    Veteran voice actresses lend their talents to a pair of TV spots advertising HIS Denki by HTB ENERGY

    Veteran voice actresses Megumi Hayashibara and Kotono Mitsuishi have worked together before (for example, as Rei Ayanami and Misato Katsuragi, respectively, in Neon Genesis Evangelion), but now a pair of off-kilter new TV commercials advertising inexpensive electricty reimagine these titans of the anime industry as the plugs in an electrical outlet. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday July 8, 2020
  • Voice Actor Mamoru Miyano Fights a Pineapple in New Youtube Series

    "Road to LIVING!" pits Miyano against various everyday activities

    Mamoru Miyano is known for his many outrageous roles (such as Wooser in Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life and Kotaro Tatsumi in ZOMBIE LAND SAGA), but can the popular voice actor handle everyday activities such as peeling a particularly obstinate fruit? Hit the jump to find out.

  • Monday July 6, 2020
  • The God of High School's Lead Actor Screamed in Public When He Got the Part

    Tatsumaru Tachibana talks about how he landed his breakout role as Jin Mori

    Tatsumaru Tachibana will be playing protagonist Jin Mori in the upcoming Crunchyroll Original anime The God of High School. We talk with Tachibana about how he broke into the industry, what it's like being a voice actor, and what he thinks about the WEBTOON series the anime is based on.

  • Sunday January 26, 2020
  • Voice Actresses Manatsu Murakami and Hina Tachibana Kick Off Niconico Show

    Monthly streaming program will chart their progress as they seek to grow as voice actors

    Voice actresses Manatsu Murakami and Hina Tachibana (Maina Ichii in If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die) are relatively new to the industry, but they aim to change that as they grow and sharpen their skills in a new monthly live-streaming web program on Niconico entitled Murakami Manatsu to Tachibana Hina no Manatsu no Hinatabokko ("Manatsu Murakami and Hina Tachibana's Midsummer Basking in the Sun"). Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday January 1, 2020
  • [email protected] CINDERELLA GIRLS VA Nozomi Yamamoto Gets Married on Day 1 of 2020

    The VA of Rika Jougasaki says that “only this man is [her] sidekick”

    Nozomi Yamamoto (Rika Jougasaki in THE [email protected] CINDERELLA GIRLS) announced on January 1 in a Twitter post that she had gotten married to an “ordinary man.” The pop culture couple couldn't help but reference American comic books and Evangelion on their special day! Hit the jump to see how cute it is!

  • Sunday December 29, 2019
  • VAs Tasuku Hatanaka and Sayaka Senbongi Get Married and Become Kabaneri Power Couple

    The two leads from Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress announced their marriage via voice agency

    The voice actors for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress power couple Ikoma and Mumei became a real power couple when it was announced that Tasuku Hatanaka and Sayaka Senbongi got married in a private ceremony. The two met while working on the show and hit it off. Learn more after the jump!

  • Wednesday December 25, 2019
  • Ono Shimono no Dokodemo Quest Adventures Again in Fall of 2020

    "Variety RPG" TV show features voice actors Daisuke Ono and Hiro Shimono undertaking real-life quests

    Voice actors Daisuke Ono and Hiro Shimono are off on adventures again, because Ono Shimono no Dokodemo Quest ("One & Shimono's Anywhere Quest"), a live-action "variety RPG" TV program in which the actors complete real-life "quests" to earn gold coins (despite foul weather and unreasonable demands from the staff) is returning to Japanese TV for a second season in Fall of 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.