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Hiro Shimono (born April 21, 1980) was one of the newer seiyuus of the late 2000s that seems to be set on very very meek young boys who're painfully shy, and [[BunnyEarsLawyer have artistic sense]]. The catch, however, is that the guys he voices may have a hidden streak of cruelty or [[HotBlooded hot-bloodedness]]. Often (at least in anime he stars in), the characters he plays become [[ButtMonkey subject to abuse]]... [[{{ChewToy}} lots of abuse]]. Also tends to have an UnwantedHarem.

Also interesting to note: He has voiced at least three {{Otaku}}s turned {{Ascended Fanboy}}s.

As of TheNewTens, Creator/YoshitsuguMatsuoka appears to be his SpiritualSuccessor in terms of [[NiceGuy characters played]], now that Shimono has decided to diversify his roles a bit. That said, it seems that he's been leaning towards more sly and somewhat mysterious characters as of 2016 as Miyoshi in ''Liteature/JokerGame'', [[ConsummateLiar Kokichi Oma]] in ''VideoGame/NewDanganRonpaV3'' and Jean Otus in ''Manga/Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept''.

!!Roles voiced by Hiro Shimono:
* Afin in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2''. PlayingAgainstType for being TheGenericGuy. For a while, anyway.
* Akihisa Yoshii in ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts''
* Alba in ''Manga/{{Senyuu}}''
* Allegretto in ''VideoGame/EternalSonata''
* Almaz von Almandine Adamant in ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice''
* Alone in ''Manga/SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas''
* Aoba Kuronuma in ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''
* Aoi Tokura in ''Ame-iro Cocoa''
* Ash in ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave''
* Asuka Tennouji in ''Anime/ZXIgnition''
* Ayato Kamina in ''Anime/RahXephon'' (debut role)
* Ayumu Kadowaki in ''VisualNovel/PrinceOfStride''
* Claude in ''VideoGame/SuperHeroineChronicle''
* Connie Springer in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''
* Dabi in Manga/MyHeroAcademia
* Daichi Muroto in ''Manga/KotouraSan''
* Dan in ''Anime/{{Basquash}}''
* Dean Stark in ''VideoGame/WildArms5''
* Emil Castagnier [[spoiler:(both normal and Ratatosk mode), Aster and Ratatosk himself]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld''
* Erbach in ''Manga/ShoukokuNoAltair''
* Eva Armstrong/Bloody Master in ''VideoGame/IChu''
* Haruhiko Ichijo in ''LightNovel/MyriadColorsPhantomWorld''
* Haruka Kasugano in ''VisualNovel/YosugaNoSora''
* Hero/Hiro in ''Manga/SoulEater''
* Hiro in the ''[[VisualNovel/EfaFairyTaleOfTheTwo ef]]'' games and anime.
* Hiro Oozura in ''VideoGame/DanballSenki W'' (Ascended Fanboy #1)
* Ikuto in ''Manga/NagasareteAirantou''.
* [[IdiotHero Ishut]] and [[PsychopathicManchild Ashley]] in ''VideoGame/GloriaUnion''
* Isidro in ''Anime/Berserk2016'' and ''VideoGame/BerserkAndTheBandOfTheHawk''
* Jaune Arc in the Japanese dub of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''
* Jin Mikuriya in ''Manga/{{Kannagi}}''
* Keima Katsuragi in ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' (''[[LargeHam definitely]]'' [[PlayingAgainstType not]] [[AGodAmI meek]] [[{{Asexual}} and]] [[{{Jerkass}} shy]], but fits in both the BunnyEarsLawyer and ButtMonkey status, and has an UnwantedHarem to boot. Also one of his more well-known AscendedFanboy roles)
* Kenneth "Ken" Robbins in ''Anime/KaleidoStar''
* Kiel in ''VideoGame/RuneFactory4''
* Kokichi Oma in ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3''
* Lucifer in ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer''.
* Marcus Junius Brutus in ''Anime/NobunagaTheFool''
* Marcus Lithos in ''Manga/SwordGai''
* Masaki in ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe''
* Popuko in ''Manga/PopTeamEpic'' Ep 6B
* Prince Metcha Mocchimazzui in ''Anime/TamakoMarket''
* Misono in ''Otona Ni Natte Mo''
* Misono Arisuin in ''Manga/{{Servamp}}''
* Miyoshi in ''Literature/JokerGame''
* Momo'o Inugami in ''Manga/BinboGamiGa''
* Nai in ''Manga/{{Karneval}}''
* Naki in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''
* Norifumi Kawakami in ''Manga/DiamondNoAce''
* [[spoiler: [[BigBad Orphan]]]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' (PlayingAgainstType big time!)
* Raishin Akabane in ''LightNovel/UnbreakableMachineDoll''
* Rakucho Takeda in ''Manga/LaughingUnderTheClouds''
* Rat/Jiro Nezu in ''Anime/TanteiOperaMilkyHolmes''
* Ryuuji Kisaragi in ''LightNovel/DragonCrisis''
* Ryuunosuke Naruhodou in ''VisualNovel/DaiGyakutenSaibanNaruhodouRyuunosukeNoBouken''
* Sasuke Tsubaki in ''Manga/SKETDance'', (PlayingAgainstType as a HotBlooded vice-president [[spoiler:[[StudentCouncilPresident (later president)]]]] of the Student Council who [[StylisticSuck has a significant lack of artistic skills]].)
* Satoshi Mochida in ''VisualNovel/CorpseParty''
* Satoshi Yabe and Gachiranger Red in ''Manga/{{Mitsudomoe}}''
* Selge Constance in ''LightNovel/RecordOfGrancrestWar''
* Senri Ichinose in ''{{VisualNovel/Norn9}}''
* Shimada in ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret''
* Shin'ichi Handa and Fidio Aldena in ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven''
* Shuu Iura in the ''[[Manga/HoriMiya Hori-san to Miyamura-kun]]-Shingakki-'' OVA
* Soujirou in ''LightNovel/LogHorizon''
* Subaru in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''
* Syo Kurusu in ''VisualNovel/UtaNoPrinceSama''
* Tadashi Karino, the resident BunnyEarsLawyer of ''Manga/SpecialA''
* Takao Yamane in ''Manga/TsurezureChildren''
* Takeru Amato and Onsen King in ''Anime/{{Etotama}}''
* Takuya Irei in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' (Ascended Fanboy # 3)
* Taro in ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories''
* Tatsuya Takatsuka in ''Manga/MeganeNoKanojo''
* Tenma Momoe in ''LightNovel/TokyoRavens''
* Tezhilov in ''Manga/AoiSekaiNoChuushinDe'' (PlayingAgainstType in that he's TheAce instead of a ButtMonkey)
* Todou Heisuke in ''AudioPlay/{{Wasurenagusa}}''
* [[InTouchWithHisFeminineSide Ki no Tsurayuki]] in ''VideoGame/AkanesasuSekaiDeKimiToUtau''
* You Satou in ''Anime/BenTo''
* Yurick in ''VideoGame/TheLastStory''
* Yuuichiro Tajima in ''Manga/BigWindup'', which seems to be PlayingAgainstType.
* Zeno in ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn''
* Zephyr in ''VideoGame/ResonanceOfFate'' and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''

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!!Tropes associated with Hiro Shimono:

* AscendedFanboy: Thee of his characters upon the course of their respective stories.
* TheDanza: Has voiced characters with his given name in ''Manga/SoulEater'', ''VisualNovel/EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo'', and ''VideoGame/DanballSenki W''.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: He's inspired certain... well... reactions in some of his coworkers. Creator/KisshoTaniyama [[http://seiyuuplus.tumblr.com/post/752480537/start-of-queue-seiyuu-miscellaneous-june has outright kissed him, multiple times.]] Granted, they were both pretty drunk, but still...
* [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Hard-Drinking Party Guy]]: Known to get drunk frequently if fan statements are anything to go by.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Creator/KisshoTaniyama and Creator/YuukiKaji.
* TheHyena: He's quite known for his high-pitched and hard laugh. And when he starts laughing, he can't stop for a while.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Look at him, would you guess he's almost 37?
* {{Otaku}}: Three roles he played: [[VideoGame/DanballSenki Hiro]] (hero fanboy), [[Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows Keima]] (''[[DatingSim Galge]]'' fanboy), and [[Aniime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Takuya]] (Mobile Suit fanboy).
* PlayingAgainstType: His performance as the composed and deadpan adult protagonist of ''Manga/Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept'' has surprised many viewers.
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