Takehito Koyasu is a seiyuu born in—*WHACK*
What!? I was just getting there!
Anyway, he is currently the most prolific seiyuu (voice actor) in the business. And when we say prolific, we mean it
, with lots of varying roles he can pull off easily. Starting from a Determinator
, to a calm, cool, intellectual, sarcastic character, to a nobleman
to just plain comic relief
. He created Weiß Kreuz
, and is a part of the Weiss group, alongside the other leads: Shinichiro Miki
, Tomokazu Seki
, and Hiro Yuki
. He is a Man of a Thousand Voices
Has an alter-ego named Zazel. Zazel sings the theme song for the CD drama starring Weiss' rivals,
According to Anime News Network
, he has the most
number of roles in anime - as of this writing December 16, 2012, 89 more roles than the next highest on the list.
It shall be noted, also, that he's a Promoted Fanboy
. Yep, he was a long-time Mobile Suit Gundam
fan before landing the roles of Zechs
Currently working on a series of CD dramas called Velvet Under World
, which may or may not be a Weiß Kreuz
spin off. For the most compelling arguments towards "may," Velvet Underworld
is Weiß Kreuz's
first opening theme and VUW's main character's name? A.Y.A.
He seems to be a good friend with Hikaru Midorikawa
, and as a result, there's lots of instances where he plays characters who are rivals with Midorikawa's character, usually with Koyasu's character being the instigator of rivalry
may be the most likely candidate for his Western counterpart. Per his Running Gag
(see below), we can also count both Nolan North
and Troy Baker
as his other Western counterpart candidates. Tomokazu Sugita
seems to be shaping up to be his successor.
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