This description of Akira Ishida is the greatest achievement of TV Tropes culture. I mean, IT'S SO COOOOL!THE voice actor when it comes to Bishōnen characters. The girlier, the better.Unlike Hikaru Midorikawa, who voices serious, stoic characters, Akira Ishida seems to be more on the laid-back side... and sometimes on the more enigmatic, sinister side. This makes him quite the fan favorite even today. It does help that his first well known voice was Kaworu Nagisa, which gives him quite a good start, but it wasn't until later that his roles as Athrun Zala and Gaara shot him to great fame.Has a lot of "relationships" with fellow Gundam SEED voice actor Soichiro Hoshi. And with Romi Park, Megumi Ogata, Mamiko Noto, Megumi Hayashibara, Tomokazu Seki, Rikiya Koyama, Junichi Suwabe, Joji Nakata, Takehito Koyasu, Megumi Toyoguchi, Akio Ohtsuka, Tomokazu Sugita, and recently Maaya Sakamoto. And some very rabid fangirls and fanboys.Also, for the record, he's one of the only male voice actors to have voiced a WOMAN.If his character is killed, expect it to be via head injury.Western counterpart? For California, Yuri Lowenthal, Todd Haberkorn, and Vic Mignogna. For Texas, Jason Liebrecht, Greg Ayres, and Chris Patton. For Canada, Richard Ian Cox and Brad Swaile. Hiro Shimono seems to be shaping up to be his successor.
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