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, Haikyuu!!, 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 (for both), 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".

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