Why Japanese Voice Actors Became Voice Actors Part 3

The long awaited part 3 of Why Japanese Voice Actors Became Voice Actors is finally here! The reason I didn’t make part 3 sooner was because I couldn’t find any references for the longest time (honestly, I forgot).

Shimono Hiro

Kurusu Shou (Uta no Prince-sama), Katsuragi Keima (Kami Nomi), Kamina Ayato (Rahxephon)

Shimono decided to become a voice actor after watching the anime Musekinin Kanchou Tylor. He wanted to become like the anime’s protagonist Tylor.

Tomita Miyu

Nijino Yume (Aikatsu Stars!), Otako (Oshiete! Galko-chan)

She decided to become a voice actress after watching the anime, Vampire Knight. She enjoyed the story so much that she wanted to be in it herself.

M.A.O (Ichimichi Mao)

Vorona (Durararara!!), Shirahane Yukino (Kuromukuro), Luluco (Uchuu Patrol Luluco)

During her time as Gokai Yellow on Gokaiger, she would have to dub her special attacks and transformation scenes. She enjoyed dubbing so much that she decided to pursue voice acting.

Amamiya Sora

Akame (Akame ga Kill!), Fujimiya Kaori (Isshukan Friends), Elizabeth Liones (Nanatsu no Taizai)

Amamiya decided to become a voice actress after listening to Sawashiro Miyuki’s voice. She was amazed how she is able to change her voice.

Itou Miku 

Hoshi Asami (Anitore! EX), Inoue Narumi (Re-kan!), Usami Nanako (Futsuu no Joshikousei ga Locodol Yatemita)

Itou became a voice actress after watching Card Captor Sakura.

Hikasa Yoko

Rias Gremory (High School DxD), Akiyama Mio (K-ON!), Amakusa Shino (Seitokai Yakuindomo)

Hikasa became a voice actress because of voice actress Mitsuishi Kotono. She was amazed how the same person is able to use their voice to play two characters with totally different personalities. Those characters were Tsukino Usago from Sailor Moon and Katsuragi Misato from Evangelion. After high school, she attended voice acting school where Mitsuishi was affiliated with.

Hatano Wataru

Gajeel Redfox (Fairy Tail), Yahiko (Naruto Shippuden), Segawa Yuuta (Papa no Iu koto wo Kikinasai!)

Hatano’s reason for becoming a voice actor is the same as Hikasa, but it was Tanaka Mayumi (Luffy from One Piece) who inspired him

Namikawa Daisuke

Waver Velvet (Fate/Zero), Oikawa Tooru (Haikyuu!!), Italy (Hetalia)

While he was still working as a salaryman, he was introduced to voice acting and stage play. Everything wasn’t going well, but he stuck with it and is now a popular voice actor and the boss of his own talent agency Stay Luck.

Asano Masumi

Sonsaku Hakufu (Ikkitousen), Blackrose (.hack), Amino Yuuka (Blood-C)

Her friend invited her to attend a free voice acting audition in college and passed.

Itou Kanae

Kashiwazaki Sena (Haganai), Yui (Sword Art Online), Nana Astar Deviluke (To LoveRu)

After listening to Takeuchi Junko’s Hunter x Hunter radio show, she wanted to join her and talk about the anime.

You can check out part 1 here and part 2 here!

One comment

  • Konata

    Great, very interesting

    As idea for the next one: Kana Hanazawa, Saori Hayami, Kugimiya Rie, Satomi Sato and Aki Toyosaki ¡please!

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