Seiyuu 声優

Seiyuu are Japanese Voice Actors, and "voice actor" is what it literally translates to. Because of the vast popularity of anime in Japan, seiyuu are most often associated with the dubbing of anime characters as opposed to live action dubbing. In Japan, the seiyuu are the stars. Some can prop up an inferior anime production just by the force of their presence (if not their acting) within a series or movie. In general I think many seiyuu deserve this recognition, there are some fantastic actors among them, whose skills rival any other "Live Action" actor you can choose to name. Most seiyuu tend not to limit themselves to just acting in anime, the more famous ones also appear in live action films and series and in particular with the female seiyuu they inevitably release j-pop music albums, many of which go to the top of the charts.

Some anime series (for example Neon Genesis Evangelion) construct a very strong link between the anime character and the seiyuu. In Evangelion almost all of the characters share the same birthday and blood type as their Seiyuu, for example Asuka Langley Sohryu has the blood type, O, and is born on December 4 the same as her seiyuu Miyamura Yuuko.

This is a listing of all of the seiyuu that have been added to the e2 database so far. If you find any that I have missed could you please /msg me so that I can add it. Likewise if you add a new seiyuu write-up /msg me and I'll add that as well.

Becuase there is no set naming convention of everything2 when it comes to writing Japanese names (i.e. the Western First Name then Last Name versus the Japanese Last Name then First Name) I shall just list the names as they are written in the various write-ups. This list is very much a work is progress. There are hundreds of popular seiyuu yet hardly any of them have been noded, so please if you do node any, or find any, please let me know.

Araki Kae
Hiiragi Mifuyu
Kikuko Inoue
Kotono Mitsuishi
Maaya Sakamoto
Megumi Hayashibara
Miki Shin'ichirou
Miyamura Yuuko
Ogata Megumi
Shinohara Tomoe

Thanks to Shro0m for some corrections and for the kanji.

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