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.
Emi Nitta, voice of Honoka from Love Live! School Idol Project, and Ai Furihata, voice of Ruby from Love Live! Sunshine!!, combined their μ and Aqours strength and threw the first pitch of a Saitama Seibu Lions game at Metlife Dome. Grab your baseball bat and hit a home run on that read more button to watch tht pitch!
Seiyuu Danshi Desu ga...? ("Even Though I'm a Male Voice Actor...?"), a variety TV program that features male voice actors training, working, and undertaking various physical challenges, is celebrating its 5th anniversary with the announcement of an upcoming theatrical film that will hit Japanese cinemas in 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.
Some happy news for fans of popular voice actors: Yūki Kaji (Eren Jaeger in Attack on Titan, Pipimi in Pop Team Epic) and Ayana Taketatsu (Nino Nakano in The Quintessential Quintuplets, also Pipimi in Pop Team Epic) have gotten married. Hit the jump to learn more.
In addition to being a prolific voice actress with roles such as Shinji Ikari in Neon Genesis Evangelion and Sailor Uranus in Sailor Moon, voice actress Megumi Ogata really knows her way around the kitchen, and she shows off her culinary skills for celebrity guests in a new monthly Youtube series entitled "Ogata Meshi de Low Carb Meshi". Hit the jump to learn more.
Kazuki Yao is everywhere! The actor behind both Franky and Bon Clay in One Piece, Yao has lent his vocal talents to anime such as Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Initial D, the Berserk: the Golden Age Arc films, and hundreds of other series and films across more than 40 years. We managed to sit in on a panel the veteran actor gave at Anime Boston and we wanted to share some of the highlights with you!