Creator: Nozomu Sasaki
Oh, welcome. Please, won't you sit down? Care for a drink? 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 No.1 male idol seiyuu of the The Nineties thanks to his large amount of Bishōnen roles, a beautiful singing voice, and his cute face, and has been the winner of the Seiyuu Grand Prix ranking more often than anyone of his generation. For the knowledge of the newer anime fanbase, taking account of his popularity and vocal type, he is considered as the predecessor of Jun Fukuyama and the more recent Yuuki Kaji.He has been in the business since the late eighties, in fact, he was part of the first Seiyuu Boy Band ever to bloomed in popularity in Japanese history, The NG5; who's made up from the main five voice actors of Ronin Warriors, which included Takeshi Kusao.Most of his famous roles were his early ones.note Often typed as The Hero, The Heart, Nice Guy, Mouthy Kid, and The Creepy Child, such as Tetsuo in the movie AKIRA, Johan Liebert from Monster, Shin Mouri from Ronin Warriors, and Yusuke Urameshi from YuYu Hakusho. But unfortunately, he is one of those actors who has to undergo some dramatic switch in Type Casting due to his voice aging early. Therefore most of his recent characters are of The Sociopath, Ax-Crazy, Ill Guy, and Jerkass type. I "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 After War Gundam X, but it may be a whole different story if that word was recited by a certain 'younger brother' of his. Along with his other fellow YuYu Hakusho cast mates, Megumi Ogata, and Shigeru Chiba, he had claimed all three of them to be his True Companions.Please do not confuse him with the similarly named voice actress, Nozomi Sasaki, I had to kill her too.
Tropes Associated with Sasaki:
- The Quiet One: A reserved man by nature, people would find Sasaki's small talks really small talks, unless he's required to answer questions, host, or make lengthy statements; and he doesn't really prefer to budge in on conversations unless the topics are aiming directly to him. A good example can be seen through his various YuYu Hakusho 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.
Characters portrayed by Nozomu Sasaki:
- Clef in Magic Knight Rayearth
- Cloud Strife and Zack Fair in Ehrgeiz
- Edge Vanhite in Atelier Iris 3
- Eriol Hiiragizawa in Cardcaptor Sakura
- Genji Agedama in Genji Tsuushin Agedama
- Hathaway Noa in Char's Counterattack
- Hayate Gekko in Naruto
- Jin Akutsu in The Prince of Tennis.
- Johan Liebert in Monster
- Julian Mintz in Legend of Galactic Heroes
- Karl in Blood+
- Kotaro Takamiya in Bt X
- Lucian and Fuyuki in Valkyrie Profile
- Mello in Death Note
- Nagi Naoe in Wei▀ Kreuz
- Olba Frost in After War Gundam X
- Robotack in Tetsuwan Tantei Robotack
- Ruka Tsuchiya in Revolutionary Girl Utena
- Shadi, Priest Shada in Yu-Gi-Oh!
- Shin Mouri in Yoroiden Samurai Troopers
- Shiro in Sengoku Otome
- Takatsuki Gentatsu and Yukishiro Enishi in Rurouni Kenshin
- Tetsuo in AKIRA
- K9999note in The King of Fighters 2001 and 2002
- Yusuke Urameshi in YuYu Hakusho
-points gun at you- "Goodbye, dear Troper" REI GUN! -Bang!-