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    Monday November 8, 2021
  • Original Akko-chan VA Yoshiko Ota Passes Away 89

    Ota also voiced Leo in the original Kimba, Sapphire in Princess Knight

    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.

  • Friday October 29, 2021
  • Gundam Wing Voice Actor Saori Sugimoto Passes Away Aged 58

    Sugimoto was known for children's programming in Japan

    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.

  • Saturday October 16, 2021
  • Mamoru Miyano Takes on Ballroom Dancing for Pair of Amazon Prime Japan CMs

    He even wears a purple shirt!

    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!

  • Tuesday October 12, 2021
  • Japanese Morning Show Ranks Male Voice Actors By Who Has the Sexiest Voice

    The voices of Gojo, Benimaru, and Rinatro Okabe are all on the list

    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!

  • Wednesday March 3, 2021
  • Aim for the Ace! Voice Actor Masako Sugaya Passes Away at 83

    She voiced Maki Aikawa in Aim for the Ace!, voices in Ranma 1/2, Urusei Yatsura

    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.

  • Tuesday February 16, 2021
  • Midnight Japanese Food Anime Gets Wobbly with Takezaki Oyster Video

    Voice actor Mamoru Miyano narrates ultra-short gourmet anime produced by Saga Prefecture

    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.

  • Wednesday January 27, 2021
  • FEATURE: Meet the Stars of Princess Connect Re:Dive

    Which of your favorite anime characters' voices can you hear in Princess Connect?

    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!

  • 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.

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