Creator / Mitsuhiro Ichiki
Mitsuhiro Ichiki is a seiyuu from Kagoshima. He plays teenage boys, often leaning heavily towards the Jerk Ass
In 2012, he was been subjected to a cruel prank by a group of people (including the producer Takahiro Yamanaka and the voice actors Takuma Terashima
and Hisako Kanemoto
), when he entered a fake audition to get a role in Kokoro Connect
: Yamanaka engineered the whole deal, while Terashima and Kanemoto followed the instructions. Needless to say, poor Ichiki received sympathy among the fans (and specially
from the 2chan web board) and saw the prank as a very dickish move from both the voice actors and the production studio note
. Another seiyuu, Tomokazu Sugita
, helped him to reveal this prank. Here is the whole story
. Despite the scandal, he eventually did get an actual role in the later episodes of the anime, and continued with his career.
In 2015, he married fellow voice actress Nana Inoue.
Fun fact: before starting his voice acting career, he was a professional King of Fighters
player. Originally ready to head to the Evolution Championship Series to compete in KOF XIII
, he ultimately decided to forego that opportunity in order to audition for a role. Unfortunately, said audition was the Kokoro Connect Noodle Incident
Some roles by Mitsuhiro Ichiki are: