The Theater Echo Group announced today through Japanese media that voice actor Yoshiko Ota passed away on October 29 due to heart failure at a hospital in Kanagawa prefecture. Ota was well known as the original voice to many iconic characters, including Leo in the 1966 Jungle Emperor Leo anime. More about her life after the jump.
Japanese talent agency Aoni Production announced today that voice actor Saori Sugimoto passed away on October 21 because of congestive heart failure that was due to anorexia. Read on to learn more.
Mamoru Miyano, the critically acclaimed voice actor behind much-loved characters Rintaro Okabe in Steins;Gate 0, Kotaro Tatsumi in ZOMBIE LAND SAGA, as well as a career full of highlights, features in some new commercials for Amazon Prime Video in Japan, where the voice actor is a ballroom dance teacher and sings a song of his own ad-libbing. Watch the great videos after the jump!
Japanese TV choose to start this morning off with a bit of heat, with morning show Mezamashi TV ranking male anime voice actors by how sexy their voices are. See the full ranking after the jump!
Prolific voice actor Masako Sugaya, best known for her role as Maki Aikawa in the Aim for the Ace! series, passed away on February 25 due to complications while being treated for an unspecified illness. Sugaya was 83 years old. Read on to learn more about her.
As previously reported, voice actor Mamoru Miyano is lending his unique talents to an ultra-short gourmet anime designed to promote the cuisine of Saga Prefecture, and now the first episode of the Midnight Japanese Food Anime (known in Japan as 23-ji no Saga-meshi Anime) series is available online. Hit the jump to check it out.
One of the big draws of Japanese games is the voice cast: packed to the brim with famous acting talents from anime and beyond. With the English-language launch of Princess Connect Re:Dive upon us, we take a look at its star-studded voice cast: both from the game and the anime adaptation. Hit the jump to find out more!
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.