Creator / Johnny Yong Bosch

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Happily, Your Highness! Born John Jay Bosch, Johnny Yong Bosch (Fan Abbreviation: JYB) is a former Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers star (he was a frog) who has since moved on to anime voice acting, starting as Vash the Stampede in Trigun, and has since moved on to other lead roles. This coincidentally pitted him as the star and hero for the ONLY TWO new anime [adult swim] was running for a year and a half- this streak ended when Code Geass completed its run in May 2009. This plus the earlier run of Eureka Seven led many to call the starting anime block "The JYB Power Hour". When combined with his role as Ichigo in Bleach, Adult Swim meant two things: shows from Williams Street, and shows starring JYB. He is the vocalist for his own band, Eyeshine. Oh, and he's an accomplished martial artist who can kick your ass.

His Japanese vocal equivalent is Masakazu Morita, since their voices have identical ranges. His career path, on the other hand, mirrors Masaya Matsukaze. In terms of casting, he is the American equivalent to Jun Fukuyama, as well as being the California counterpart to Soichiro Hoshi note , Nobuhiko Okamoto, Mamoru Miyano, and Hiro Shimono, and the western counterpart to Hiroshi Kamiya. His Canadian counterparts are Brad Swaile, Kirby Morrow and Andrew Francis, his Texan counterparts are Chris Patton, Todd Haberkorn (who currently also works in L.A.), David Matranga, Micah Solusod, Austin Tindle, and Blake Shepard, and his New York counterpart is Jason Griffith. Erik Kimerer is shaping up to be his Spiritual Successor. His Distaff Counterpart is Karen Strassman.

Has a Twitter account.

No relation to Johnny Longbone.

Notable roles by Johnny Yong Bosch:

Anime

Film

Live-Action TV

Video Games

Western Animation


It's Tropin' Time!

  • Anti-Hero: Surprisingly, despite him constantly being typecasted as heroes, he's quite capable of voicing anti-heroes such as Lelouch Lamperouge .
    • Mr. Bosch himself stated in his Myspace blog that anti-heroes are his personal preference.
  • Bishōnen: He's voiced quite a few.
  • But Not Too Foreign: In an interview, he stated that he's half-Korean.
  • Crossdressing Voices: While he hasn't voiced any female characters, some of the younger boy roles he's played happened to be voiced by a woman in the Japanese dub (e.g. Renton and Ryuto). In fact, the youngest character he's voiced in anime is Noby/Nobita from Doraemon, who happens to be 10-years old.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: According to Johnny himself, his role as Renton Thurston was considered to be the hardest role he has gotten because he was pressured to pull a higher-pitched voice for the character in a short period of time. Instead of the Heroic R.R.O.D. typical for heroes that do this, the role instead helped land him into younger characters with said pitch.
  • Darker and Edgier: Black Ranger Adam was The Cape style morality, then he did the upbeat but still angsty Vash. Then he did characters that are either morally ambiguous, have more broken past lives, sociopathic and/or psychopathic, or just plain sullen and stoic.
  • Dumb Is Good: If his character is good, he's generally not that intelligent. If his character is smart, he's generally not very good.
    • Ichigo Kurosaki is an interesting aversion to this trope, because while he's got the Leeroy Jenkins thing down, he's actually quite intelligent, both in school and in battle. This totally applies to Ichigo's Superpowered Evil Side, though.
    • Yu Narukami is a complete aversion. Not only is he very smart and resourceful in battle and school, he's also the main hero. Or it's possible said smarts come from eating stuff out of the fridge.
  • Full-Name Basis: A lot of people say his full name when talking about him; even on this wiki.
    • One exception was in the first few episodes of Power Rangers where he was introduced, when he was credited under John Bosch.
  • The Hero: His primary forte. As he once noted in an interview, it was his "perfect Hero Voice" that landed him his first anime voice acting role.
  • Heroic Mime: Johnny pulls this off with The Protagonist in Persona 4 and in the few instances in which he speaks, he sounds more like a Power Ranger (he calls out almost every Persona like he's saying "IT'S MORPHING TIME!"). Though in Arena, he's a mime no longer and sounds quite a fair bit like Adachi. To try and fix this, Adachi sounds much raspier in The Animation while Yu sounds more neutral. Also worth noting is that Johnny is one of three voice actors to play a character in Persona 4 and not get recast at any point after (the others being Yuri Lowenthal as Yosuke and Amanda Winn Lee as Yukiko).
  • Hot-Blooded: Also part of his primary forte, though ironically in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, he voices Rossiu, The Spock amongst the cast.
  • Kid Hero: Ever since his Playing Against Type role of Renton Thurston, he's been getting some roles where he uses a higher-pitch voice that casts him into younger characters. We've got Emil, Almaz, Sakura Kusakabe, Seto, Xiba, Guren, and Noby; they all have a higher pitched voice in stark contrast to his older characters like Vash the Stampede and Ichigo Kurosaki.
  • Large Ham:
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent:
    • While he's capable of pulling off a high-pitch voice like Renton Thurston, he hadn't played any role that involved pulling off an accent. That was until:
    • He's spoken in a completely different language in a dub - being Izaya's voice actor required him to speak Russian for a few lines. It sounds near perfect compared to Izaya's original voice.
    • Similarly, while still easily recognizable, he also attempted a Japanese accent in Binary Domain as Kurosawa. Seeing as he'd worked a lot of anime titles in the past, it's no surprise he managed to pick this accent up quickly.
    • He ends up breaking the mold again with his role as Jonathan Joestar in Jojos Bizarre Adventure where he spots a realistic British accent, and has caught a lot of anime fans by surprise.
  • Pigeonholed Voice Actor: A majority of his roles are Hot-Blooded heroes that tend to be very hammy.
  • Spiritual Successor: Considering his similar vocal range and typcasts, he is this to Dave Wittenberg.

Tropes associated with his band:

  • Album Title Drop: In "Silverstar" on Tone of Echoes.
  • I Am the Band: With Maurice's depature from the band in 2014, Johnny is the only original member left.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Band co-founder and drummer Maurice is this. See Walking Shirtless Scene.
  • Perishing Alt Rock Voice: Johnny sings this way pretty often, probably because his voice has gone raspy from all the yelling he's done in doing anime voices.
  • Revolving Door Band: While Eyeshine has some fame, the band isn't a full time gig for any of its members. As such, many members have had to leave to focus on their careers or left for personal reasons, so the band's gone through many guitarists and bassists.
  • Rockstar Song: "Let's Play Our Way".
  • Studio Chatter: Done at the beginning of "Blackout" on Red Stripes White Lights.
  • Team Dad: Crossing over with Papa Wolf, Johnny is definitely this. He takes very good care of his bandmates and will shed his normally easygoing demeanor if a situation could affect them or the band negatively.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Maurice nearly always plays their live shows without a shirt.

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