Oh, welcome. Please, won't you sit down? Care for a drink? ''[[Anime/{{Monster}} I assure you, it's not made from other people's blood]]''.

So you wish to learn about the acclaimed voice actor Nozomu Sasaki? ''You should have seen the look on his face as I plunged the knife into his heart''. Well, he was the [[CelebCrush No.1 male idol seiyuu]] of the TheNineties thanks to his large amount of {{Bishonen}} roles, a beautiful singing voice, and [[IWasQuiteALooker his cute face]], [[note]][[http://i.imgur.com/RaoGfCb.png Not many people can pull off a short Jheri curl with this much sass.]][[/note]] and has been the winner of the Seiyuu Grand Prix ranking more often than ''anyone'' of his generation. Sasaki was known in his prime for his ability to range up towards the ''contralto-near-mezzo register'', comparable to Creator/MitsukiSaiga, and ''[[CrossdressingVoices near identical]]'' to [[Creator/MinamiTakayama Minami Takayama's]] voice range - especially to her [[Manga/DetectiveConan Conan]] voice; this allowed him to play [[AdorablyPrecociousChild lots of adorably precocious children]] in a ''very'' young age range, which most actors in his time couldn't achieve. For the knowledge of the newer anime fanbase, taking account of his popularity and vocal type, he is considered the predecessor of Creator/JunFukuyama and Creator/YuukiKaji.[[note]] Especially Yuuki Kaji, since Kaji is Sasaki's [[SempaiKohai kohai]] via Arts Vision's voice acting school: ''Japan Narration Performance Research Center's'' annual audition first-place tuition-free enrollment grant. Sasaki was the recipient of year 1987 (2nd annual), while Kaji was the recipient of year 2002 (17th annual).[[/note]]

He has been in the business since [[TheEighties the late eighties]]. In fact, he was part of the ''first'' Seiyuu BoyBand ever to become popular - ''The [=NG5=]''; it was made of the five main voice actors of ''Anime/RoninWarriors'', which included Creator/TakeshiKusao.

Most of his famous roles are his early ones[[note]][[GloryDays Which were done in his twenties]].[[/note]], often [[PigeonholedVoiceActor typed]] as TheHero, TheHeart, NiceGuy, MouthyKid, and [[CreepyChild The Creepy Child]], such as [[Manga/{{Akira}} Tetsuo]], [[Anime/RoninWarriors Shin Mouri]], and [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Yusuke Urameshi]]. Unfortunately, he has undergone some [[VocalEvolution dramatic switch]] in TypeCasting due to his voice aging early in the form of dropping a couple of octaves down to the tenor with a much hoarser texture; [[WordOfGod Sasaki outed]] this was more of a "voice crack" on his part than an aging problem due to a period where he received a certain role with loads of mad shouting, all the while squeezed in live music performances, and the inability to give his voice a resting period due to his tight schedule. Therefore, most of his recent characters are of TheSociopath, AxCrazy, [[IllGirl Ill Guy]], and {{Jerkass}} type such as [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Hayate Gekko]], [[Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis Jin Atsuku]], [[Manga/DeathNote Mello]], and [[Manga/{{Monster}} Johan Liebert]].... ''I "[[KillEmAll helped]]" him along, of course''.

Oh yes, he doesn't like to use the word 'Nii-san' thanks to a certain role he had in ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'', but it may be a whole different story if that word was recited by a certain '[[Creator/NobuyukiHiyama younger brother]]' of his, [[Anime/BtX of which project also happens to have an "X" in it's title]]. Along with his other fellow ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' [[Creator/ShigeruChiba cast]] [[Creator/MegumiOgata mates]], he's claimed all three of them to be his TrueCompanions.

Please do not confuse him with the similarly-named voice actress, Nozom''i'' Sasaki[[note]]While their given names are pronounced differently, their full names in kanji form are [[NamesTheSame written exactly the same]].[[/note]].... ''I had to kill her too''.

!!Tropes Associated with Sasaki:
* {{Dandere}} / TheQuietOne: A reserved man by nature, people would find Sasaki's small talks ''really'' small talks, unless he's required to answer questions, host, make lengthy statements, or just have the right people to get him talking; and he doesn't prefer to budge in on conversations unless the topics are aiming directly to him. A good example can be seen through his various ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' commentary sessions, be it old or recent years, where he just naturally sits through entire conversations with his mouth shut while the other three just keep flexing their tongues.
* FanNickname: "Prince." [[IWasQuiteALooker And it's not]] [[EstrogenBrigade without a reason.]]
* RoleReprisal: To combat his voice crack, Sasaki worked hard in patching his voice back for his reprise roles, especially [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Yusuke]] and [[Manga/CardCaptorSakura Eriol]], through sheer voice retraining, and developing vocal techniques.
* VocalEvolution: [[http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm2054740 As to how fans analyzed him]]: He went from Creator/MinamiTakayama > Creator/MitsukiSaiga > his [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Yusuke Urameshi Golden Era]] > Creator/YuukiKaji > Creator/JunFukuyama > Creator/TakahiroSakurai > on toward his current Creator/DaisukeNamikawa / Creator/SusumuChiba / Creator/{{Kujira}} fusion.
!!Characters portrayed by Nozomu Sasaki:
* Chihaya in ''Earthian''
* Clef in ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth''
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strife and Zack Fair]] in ''VideoGame/{{Ehrgeiz}}''
* Edge Vanhite in ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Iris 3|Grand Phantasm}}''
* Eriol Hiiragizawa in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''
* Genji Agedama in ''Anime/GenjiTsuushinAgedama'' (one of the many characters that he DEFINITELY couldn't pull off nowadays since his voice has [[VocalEvolution aged]])
* Hathaway Noa in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'' (even now, he sometimes reprises the role in video games, whether it be the 13-year old Hathaway from the movie, or the 25-year old version from ''Literature/MobileSuitGundamHathawaysFlash'')
* Hayate Gekko in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
* Hiroto Douma in ''Anime/FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor''
* [[JerkAss Jin]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Akutsu]] in ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''.
* Johan Liebert in ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' [[spoiler: (Save for the scenes where Johan [[CreepyCrossdresser crossdresses as]] his twin sister Anna; Anna's seiyuu Creator/MamikoNoto takes over in the meantime.)]]
* Julian Mintz in ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes''
* Karl in ''Anime/BloodPlus''
* Kotaro Takamiya in ''Anime/BtX''
* Lucian and Fuyuki in ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile''
* Mello in ''Manga/DeathNote''
* Nagi Naoe in ''Anime/WeissKreuz''
* Olba Frost in ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX''
* Oz in the Japanese dub of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
* Robotack in ''Series/TetsuwanTanteiRobotack''
* Ruka Tsuchiya in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''
* Shadi, Priest Shada in ''Anime/YuGiOh''
* Shin Mouri in ''Anime/RoninWarriors''
* Shiro in ''Anime/SengokuOtome''
* Stephen Hyde in the Japanese dub of ''Series/That70sShow''
* Takatsuki Gentatsu and Yukishiro Enishi in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''
* Tetsuo in ''Manga/{{Akira}}''
** K9999[[note]]:CaptainErsatz of the above[[/note]] in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters 2001'' and ''2002''
* Yusuke Urameshi in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''
''-points gun at you-'' "Goodbye, dear Troper" [[Manga/YuYuHakusho REI GUN!]] ''-Bang!-''