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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.