voice actors

Fullmetal Alchemist, One Piece Voice Actor Ed Blaylock Passes Away

Voice actor for King Bradley, Sengoku was 64.

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Japanese adult video game voice actress does announcements at JR Niigata Station 【Videos】

Let the voice from Pregnancy Academy and Crime Breast Bounce guide you to the bullet train.

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What’s the highest-paying job in the anime industry?【Video】

The answer may just surprise you! Or turn out to be exactly who you think it is.

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Can anime voice actresses magically fly? Strange photo seems to suggest this one can

Haruka Yoshimura’s latest role is in a series about mahjong, but this snapshot makes the actress appear far from mundane.

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Korean voice actress loses job after tweeting picture of herself wearing feminist T-shirt

South Korea acting a little like its neighbor to the north.

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Director of The Boy and the Beast, Summer Wars explains why he rarely casts anime voice actors

Mamoru Hosoda has made a name for himself as one of the most respected anime directors working today, so why do most of his films lack A-list anime voice actors?

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Legendary voice actress Megumi Hayashibara laments derivative anime, loss of 1990s’ ambition

“Anime that’s trying to be like previous hits can never surpass the originals.”

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Do you know the actors behind your favorite cartoons and anime?

This handy, dandy chart lays out a number of characters with their voice actors and shows.

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Anime talent agency explicitly rejects voice actress applicants who have appeared in pornography

Ad for Tokyo auditions lets would-be anime stars know that they won’t be working in the booth if they’ve previously done work with their clothes off.

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Anime voice actress launching new web series on the wonderful world of sake 【Video】

The female lead from one of one anime’s biggest recent hits stops talking in order to do some drinking.

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Sweating, snuggling models and voice actresses steam up series of spicy ramen ads 【Videos】

Dialogue, including “Master, would it be all right if I put you into my mouth?”, is just as sultry as the visuals.

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Pikachu’s voice actress talks about the challenges of playing the most famous Pokémon of all

It’s not easy being Pika.

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New book compiles taste tests of shampoos used by 30 of Japan’s top anime voice actresses

That way you can skip straight to pounding shots of the shampoo you’ll like best.

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Two wildly different characters, same voice actor. Twitter users share their shocking anime finds

Are you an anime fan? Do you watch Japanese anime in their original Japanese dialogue? If your answer is “yes” for both questions, then you’ve probably had the experience of picking up on a familiar-sounding voice in a certain anime, Googling to uncover the seiyuu (voice actor in Japanese) behind the character, and then realizing that you’ve actually seen quite a few titles he or she has starred in.

Twitter users in Japan have been digging through the Internet for some drastically different performances from the same voice actor/actress, and sharing their surprising finds on Twitter. Check them out after the break!

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Voice actress’ art history lecture will soothe you into a power nap, may help your test scores

When I was a student, there were a handful of teachers whose lectures had a better than even chance of putting me to sleep. As a matter of fact, in classrooms that had a mix of furniture, I always tried to avoid grabbing a seat with one of those one-armed, half desks attached to it, because they were less comfortable to doze off on.

Of course, I’m sure my teachers would have rather I’d stayed awake the whole time. But hey, a well-rested mind is a critical component of the learning process, right? That’s why one educational company in Japan has produced this video lecture, starring a famous anime voice actress, with the specific goal of putting you to sleep.

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The voices behind the Ghibli dads: Some weren’t even actors at all

A lot of work goes into making animated films, but what is it that really makes a particular film stand out? Of course the animation itself is important, as is the storyline, but you can’t forget about the voices that give the characters their unique personalities and help bring them to life.

If you’re a fan of anime, you probably have a favorite voice actor or two, be they English-speaking or the original Japanese seiyuu. But how many of you are familiar with the Japanese people behind Hayao Miyazaki’s animated characters? As it turns out, professional voice actors are seldom used in the making of Miyazaki’s films. In fact, some of the voices behind the father characters aren’t even actors at all, with the likes of journalists and copywriters even being used to fill key roles.

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