Creator / Yoshimasa Hosoya
Yoshimasa Hosoya is a Japanese seiyuu born in 1982. He's known to voice a variety of roles from Badass Baritone
to younger characters; essentially the youthful answer to Keiji Fujiwaranote
An interesting trivia note of his career is his Ascended Extra
status regarding his involvement in the Yu-Gi-Oh!
franchise. He voiced the minor villain Dick Pitt in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
, the major villain IV in Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL
, and then The Rival
Reiji Akaba in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V
. Not bad.
He can also be found in recent sports anime such as Kuroko no Basuke
, The Prince of Tennis
, and Free!
: Eternal Summer
(Gundam Build Fighters Try
may also count, considering one of the primary premises thereof.)
His American equivalents are Keith Silverstein
, Robert McCollum
(for Badass Baritone
roles), Todd Haberkorn
, and Ricco Fajardo
(for younger characters, the later shared four roles with each other), and Xander Mobus
and Orion Acaba
), and his Canadian counterparts are Andrew Francis
(for youger characters), Brian Drummond
and Paul Dobson
According to staff and DVD commentary of the No. 6
anime adaption he's a bit of a Cloudcuckoolander
, going so far as to call strange way of thinking "Hosoya Logic".