{{Anime}}, as a medium, has not only been around for a few decades, but it was quite self-contained for much of that period. It therefore has a select number of people who were extremely influential in its development. It is useful to know these people, as their personal style has formed the foundations of many JapaneseVisualArtsTropes found in this wiki.

Not to be confused with EssentialAnime: that's about programs.

!!The "who's who" in anime includes the following directors and producers:
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[[#TV]][[#OAV]]'''Those who are most famous for anime on TV and in {{OAV}}:'''

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[[folder:TV and OAV]]
* Creator/OsamuTezuka -- ''Manga no kami-sama'', "the God of Manga," responsible for anime and manga as we know them today.
* Creator/OsamuDezaki -- First to use the PastelChalkedFreezeFrame. Directed ''RoseOfVersailles'', ''AshitaNoJoe'', the ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'' and ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' movies, the 90's anime version of ''Manga/BlackJack'', ''Manga/OniisamaE'' and ''WesternAnimation/MightyOrbots''.
* Creator/LeijiMatsumoto -- Known for his distinctive art style, the single continuity where most of his works are set, and the unique AnachronismStew which features, among others, literal trains in SPACE.
* [[Creator/YoshiyukiTomino Yoshiyuki]] "[[KillEmAll Kill]] [[FanNickname 'Em]] [[MemeticMutation All]]" [[Creator/YoshiyukiTomino Tomino]] -- Worked from the beginning on storyboards for ''[[Manga/AstroBoy Tetsuwan Atom]]''. Highly influential in creating the RealRobot genre with his series ''MobileSuitGundam'', and its many sequels and {{Spin Off}}s. One of the foremost popularizers of KillEmAll in anime; so much so, many online communities have made it his official nickname.
* Creator/NoboruIshiguro -- Animator and director, has directed many influential SpaceOpera including Creator/LeijiMatsumoto's ''SpaceBattleshipYamato'' television series, ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'', and ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes''.
* Creator/HideakiAnno -- Co-founder for Creator/StudioGainax; directed ''Anime/{{Gunbuster}}'', ''NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'', ''KareKano'', and, perhaps most famously, ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''; friend and protege of Creator/HayaoMiyazaki
* Creator/ShinichiWatanabe -- aka "Nabeshin", director of ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' and ''PuniPuniPoemi'', among others; known for taking the GagSeries anime in a gonzo direction.
* Creator/ShinichiroWatanabe -- Co-director of ''Anime/MacrossPlus''. Directed influential series ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' and ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo''. Skilled at mixing multiple genres. Often confused for the above.
* A special case is "Creator/HajimeYatate" -- actually a pseudonym for the {{Sunrise}} animation staff, often credited as an "original creator" in series like ''MobileSuitGundam'', ''OutlawStar'', or ''KeroroGunsou''. "Izumi Todo" (''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'') or "Saburo Yatsude" (''Franchise/SuperSentai'', ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'', many SuperRobot series) serves the same purpose for Toei.
* Creator/AkiyukiShinbo -- Director of ''[[Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase Moon Phase]]'', ''PaniPoniDash'', ''HidamariSketch'', the second ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' anime, and the smash hit ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica.'' Tends to include innumerable {{Shout Out}}s to just about everything, as well as some non-standard direction. Whether this guy is a genius of anime or a pedophile who found a safer way out in it is the subject of many [[ButtMonkey jokes]] and [[InternetBackdraft arguments]].
* Creator/ToshioMaeda -- Writer of Anime/{{Urotsukidouji}} and as such one of the founders of the tentacle rape subgenre of {{hentai}}.
* Creator/JunichiSato -- A director who mainly works in fairytale-influenced {{shoujo}} series, and director of some of the best MagicalGirl series out there. His credits include the first two seasons of TheNineties ''Anime/SailorMoon'' (which he continued to write for and direct episodes of afterwards), ''Anime/{{Pretear}}'', ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', ''Anime/{{Aria}}'', and ''Anime/KaleidoStar''.
* Creator/ChiakiKonaka -- Writer of series that range between supernatural horror (''DevilmanLady'', ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'', ''Anime/GhostHound'') and sci-fi thriller (''Anime/TheBigO'', ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'', ''Anime/{{Texhnolyze}}''). Best known, however, for his major role on ''Anime/DigimonTamers''.
* Creator/MasaakiYuasa -- Animation Director on NoisemanSoundInsect and some of the best episodes of ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'', and the director of ''Anime/MindGame'', ''Anime/{{Kemonozume}}'', ''Anime/{{Kaiba}}'', ''Literature/TheTatamiGalaxy'' and a short in ''GeniusParty''. All of his work is known for having excellent, inventive animation, and having very unusual subject matter.
* Creator/MasamiObari -- Noted mecha animator and designer for productions like ''{{Anime/Dancougar}}'', ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'' (and its sequel, ''[[Anime/GundamBuildFightersTry Try]]''), the ''Anime/BraveSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''. Was also the director of ''Anime/DetonatorOrgun'', the ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'' OVA and ''VideoGame/FatalFury: The Motion Picture''.
* MitsuteruYokoyama -- Manga/anime writer best known for pioneering HumongousMecha with ''Tetsujin 28''/''Anime/{{Gigantor}}'' and ''Manga/GiantRobo''. Also wrote ''Manga/KamenNoNinjaAkakage'' and ''Manga/SallyTheWitch''.
* Creator/KunihikoIkuhara -- Anime director best known for ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' and his work on TheNineties ''Anime/SailorMoon''.
* Creator/KoichiMashimo -- Anime director best known for ''Anime/{{Noir}}'', ''Anime/DotHackSign'', and ''Anime/{{Madlax}}''. Founder of studio Creator/BeeTrain.
* Creator/KazuyaTsurumaki -- Anime director best known for ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''; protege of Creator/HideakiAnno
* Creator/HiroyukiYamaga -- Co-founder of Creator/StudioGainax and director of ''Anime/RoyalSpaceForceTheWingsOfHonneamise'' and ''[[Anime/AbenobashiMahouShoutengai Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi]]''.
* Creator/ToshioOkada -- Co-founder of Creator/StudioGainax and director of ''Anime/OtakuNoVideo''
* Creator/HiroyukiImaishi -- Animator and director whose work includes ''Anime/DeadLeaves'', ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', and ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''. Known for his colorful, surreal, ultra-stylized visuals, hyper-kinetic animation style, and wacky sense of humor.
* Creator/YoshinoriKanada -- Considered by many to have been the best Japanese key animator outside of Creator/TMSEntertainment[[note]]though has worked with TMS on shows like ''Acrobunch'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Visionaries}}''[[/note]], and was highly influential on many animators, especially the aforementioned Hiroyuki Imaishi. He worked on many, many shows in his time, including ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' and Various Ghibli projects, certain stand-out episodes of various 70s mecha series (including ''Anime/{{Daitarn 3}}'', ''Anime/{{Gaiking}}'' and ''Anime/{{Zambot 3}}''), the wonderfully animated climax in the otherwise not particularly visually noteworthy ''Harmagedon'', an outstanding sequence in the ''GalaxyExpress999'' movie and the virtually plotless yet visually exciting and criminally underrated 80s OVA ''Birth'', for which he was the animation director.
* Creator/ShojiKawamori -- The director of the whole canonical ''Macross'' series as well as the mechanical designer for ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.
* Creator/GenUrobuchi -- Scenarist and screenwriter, very famous for his DarkerAndEdgier works, formerly working with NitroPlus on such VisualNovel projects as ''VisualNovel/SayaNoUta''. His favorite tropes include BreakTheCutie, CrapsackWorld, ThroughTheEyesOfMadness, and DownerEnding (or if you feel lucky, BittersweetEnding). Made famous after his work on ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. Also infamous as a TrollingCreator.
* Creator/IzumiTodo: Creator of ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'', and, more recently, the [[CashCowFranchise massive cash cow]] known as ''Anime/PrettyCure''. Much like Hajime Yatate, the name is actually a pseudonym for the Toei animation staff.
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[[#Films]]'''Primarily known for working in anime films:'''

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* Creator/{{Rintaro}} -- Freelance director although his most frequent employer is {{Madhouse}} (a studio he himself co-founded). Started as an in-between animator for the anime film ''Hakujaden'' in 1958, then Creator/OsamuTezuka's Mushi production, working on ''Anime/AstroBoy''. His films include Creator/LeijiMatsumoto's {{Galaxy Express 999}}, {{Adieu Galaxy Express 999}}, Tezuka's Phoenix: Karma Chapter and the Anime/Metropolis.
* Creator/HayaoMiyazaki -- Co-founder of Creator/StudioGhibli, one of the biggest names in modern anime. A animator and director, his works include ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'', ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'', and ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''. One of his earliest directing jobs is ''Anime/{{Lupin III The Castle of Cagliostro}}''.
* Creator/IsaoTakahata -- Co-founder of Creator/StudioGhibli and famed anime film director. Known for the sad tale of ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies''. Like his colleague, Miyazaki, he has worked on anime for a long time, his directorial debut was Toei's Anime/HolsPrinceOfTheSun.
* Creator/KatsuhiroOtomo -- Mainly a manga creator, but he directed the movie adaptation of his most famous work, ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', which was considered ''the'' breakthrough title for anime in the West.
* Creator/MakotoShinkai -- Director and animator. Produced ''Anime/VoicesOfADistantStar'' (alone!), ''Anime/ThePlacePromisedInOurEarlyDays'', and ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond''. His works are well known for their gratuitous SceneryPorn, and ''Voices'' was produced almost entirely as a solo project by Makoto, showcasing the power that modern computer animation gave to artists.
* Creator/MamoruOshii -- Writer and director, known for his surreal, aesthetically breathtaking, intellectual style, and occasionally his offbeat humor. Signature works include ''Angel's Egg'', ''UruseiYatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer'' (along with several memorable episodes from the series), the ''{{Patlabor}}'' series and movies, and the two ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' movies.
* Creator/SatoshiKon -- Director of ''Anime/TokyoGodfathers'', ''Literature/{{Paprika}}'', ''Anime/PerfectBlue'', ''Anime/MillenniumActress'', and the TV series ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent''. Died from pancreatic cancer in 2010.
* Creator/YoshiakiKawajiri -- One of the best directors of [[DarkerAndEdgier dark, gritty,]] [[HotterAndSexier flashy and sexy action]] movies, best known for ''Anime/WickedCity'', ''Anime/NinjaScroll'' and ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD Bloodlust'', as well as classic {{cyberpunk}} {{OAV}}s such as ''Anime/CyberCityOedo808'' and ''Goku: Midnight Eye''. Also worked in the Manga/{{X1999}} TV series.
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[[#Studios]]'''Some production studios are particularly well known, especially if they have their own little quirks:'''

[[folder:Studios]]
* Creator/A1Pictures - one of Creator/{{Sony}}'s two animation studios.
* [[Creator/{{ACGT}} A.C.G.T.]]/OB Planning
* Creator/{{Actas}}
* Creator/{{AIC}}
* Creator/AnimeR
** Creator/StudioMu - Sister studio to the above.
* Creator/AnimeSpot
* Creator/AnimeTorotoro
* Creator/AnimalYa - Currently living on through companion studio Studio Comet
* Creator/TheAnswerStudio
* Creator/{{APPP}}
* Creator/{{ARMS}}
* {{Creator/Artland}}
* Creator/AsahiProduction
* Creator/BeeTrain
* [[Creator/StudioBONES BONES]]
* Creator/BrainsBase
* Creator/CStation
* Creator/DaiWon - Former Toei subcontractor like Sei Young.
* Creator/DavidProduction
* Creator/{{Dogakobo}}
* Creator/FarEastern
* [[Creator/StudioFeel feel]]
* Creator/FlyingDragon
* Creator/FrontierEnterprises - Tokyo-based English-dubbing house, known for its work on the first English dub of ''Anime/TheMysteryOfMamo''.
* Creator/GAndGEntertainment
* [[Creator/StudioGainax Gainax]]
* Creator/{{Gimik}}
* Creator/{{Gonzo}}
* Creator/JCStaff
* Creator/JMAnimation - Another South Korean studio similar to DR Movie and Dong Woo.
* Creator/KeyVisualArts
* Creator/KKCAndDAsia: The studio did do some anime work.
* Creator/KokoEnterprises - Also known as Dong Yang, a subdivision of TMS; located in Korea.
* Creator/{{Kusanagi}}
* Creator/KyotoAnimation
* Creator/{{Madhouse}}
** Creator/DRMovie - A South Korean studio owned by Madhouse.
** Creator/MOIAnimation - Sister company to the above.
* Creator/MagicBus
* Creator/MakiPro
* Creator/{{Manglobe}}
* Creator/{{Mappa}} - New studio established by Madhouse founder MasaoMaruyama
* Creator/MookDLE
* Creator/MushiProductions
* Creator/NakamuraProductions - One of the largest (Credits-wise, at least) studios in Japan.
* Creator/OhProduction
* Creator/OLMIncorporated
* Creator/PAWorks
* Creator/PolygonPictures
* Creator/ProductionIG
* Creator/ProductionReed - Formerly Ashi Productions
* Creator/{{Radix}}
* Creator/{{Satelight}}
* Creator/SeiYoung - A Korean studio often used by Toei during the 80s.
* Creator/ShinEiDoga
* Creator/SilverLink
* Creator/Studio4C
* Creator/StudioBihou
* Creator/StudioDEEN
* Creator/StudioFantasia
* Creator/StudioGallop
** Creator/DongWooAnimation - A South Korean studio owned by Gallop.
* Creator/StudioGhibli
* Creator/StudioGokumi
* Creator/StudioHibari
* Creator/StudioJunio
* Creator/StudioJungleGym
* Creator/StudioKorumi
* Creator/StudioLive
* Creator/StudioNue
* Creator/StudioPierrot
* Creator/StudioShaft
* Creator/StudioTrigger
* Creator/StudioTwinkle
* Creator/{{Sunrise}} - Currently owned by NamcoBandai
* Creator/TakahashiProduction[=/=]T2 Studio
* Creator/TamaProductions
* Creator/TatsunokoProduction - Currently owned by toy company [=TakaraTomy=].
* Creator/TMSEntertainment and companion studio Telecom Animation Film - Owned by Creator/{{Sega}}.
* Creator/{{TNK}}
* Creator/TokyoKids
* Creator/{{Topcraft}}
* Creator/ToeiAnimation
* Creator/TransArts
* Creator/TripleA
* {{Creator/TYO}}
* Creator/{{Ufotable}}
* Creator/WangFilmProductions - Largest Taiwanese (if not overseas) animation studio, and yes, they have done some anime. Has a CG studio (named [=CGCG=]) that has likewise has done some anime work.
** Creator/HongYing - Spin-off to the above, a Taiwanese studio similar to DR Movie, Dong Woo and JM.
* Creator/WaoWorld
* Creator/WhiteFox
* Creator/WitStudio - Animation studio of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''
* Creator/{{Xebec}}
* Creator/{{ZEXCS}}
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[[#Manga-ka]]'''The following manga creators, while not always directly involved in anime, have provided the basis for a large number of [[EssentialAnime essential]] anime:'''

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* Creator/AkiraToriyama -- Writer of the famous ''Franchise/DragonBall'' series, as well as ''Manga/DoctorSlump''. Renowned video-game visual designer (''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' and the ''DragonQuest'' series have both benefited from his input).
* Creator/ArinaTanemura -- Primarily works on shojo manga. Wrote ''KamikazeKaitouJeanne'', ''Manga/FullMoonOSagashite'', and ''TimeStrangerKyoko''.
* Creator/{{CLAMP}} -- A team of {{shojo}} and {{shonen}} manga authors who have provided some of the genre's defining works; among them, ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'', ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' and ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''/''Manga/XxxHolic''.
* Creator/EiichiroOda -- Creator of the [[LongRunner long-running]] shounen series, ''Manga/OnePiece'', which is currently the number one best selling manga in Japan (and, after Osamu Akimoto's ''{{Manga/Kochikame}}'', is the oldest manga running in ''Magazine/ShonenJump'', for 14 years). Jokingly referred to as the Jesus of shonen manga, with Creator/AkiraToriyama being God. Known for his wacky and imaginative character designs and use of clever plot twists.
* Creator/FujikoFujio -- Best known for creating the popular and long-running series ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'', the main character of which is officially recognized as a cultural icon of modern Japan.
* Creator/GoNagai -- Innovator in several manga/anime genres. Wrote ''Anime/MazingerZ'', which popularized the HumongousMecha genre, along with ''Anime/CuteyHoney'', ''Manga/GetterRobo'', and ''Manga/{{Devilman}}''. Known for breaching taboos in writing and art.
* Creator/HiromuArakawa -- Creator of the wildly popular manga ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' and its two anime spin-offs. Currently workng on ''SilverSpoon'', also with two seasons anime and a live-action film.
* Creator/KeikoTakemiya -- The creator of ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta'' and ''Manga/TowardTheTerra''. She is one of the members of the Year 24 Group, a group of female mangaka that helped revolutionize shoujo manga and one of the pioneers of the YaoiGenre.
* Creator/KenAkamatsu -- Creator of ''Manga/AILoveYou'', ''Manga/LoveHina'', and ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''.
* Creator/KenichiSonoda -- Writer of ''GunsmithCats'' and ''CannonGodEXaXXion''; also the character designer on several influential productions, including ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'', ''Anime/GallForce'', and ''Anime/RoyalSpaceForceTheWingsOfHonneamise'' (Creator/StudioGainax's first major project).
* Kiyohiko Azuma -- Creator of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' and ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}''.
* Creator/KogeDonbo -- Famous for her [[TastesLikeDiabetes ultra-cute style]] and one of the first popular "{{moe}}" manga-ka. Series she has written include Anime/DiGiCharat, KamichamaKarin and ''Manga/PitaTen''.
* Creator/KosukeFujishima -- the original creator of ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' and ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'', who has been lead character designer on the TalesSeries for over a ''decade''.
* Kozue Amano -- Creator of the [[Manga/{{ARIA}} ''Aqua'' and ''Aria'']] manga series.
* Creator/MasamiKurumada -- Creator of ''SaintSeiya'' as well as a number of other titles.
* Creator/MasashiKishimoto -- Creator of the extremely popular series ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}''.
* Mitsuru Adachi -- Creator of ''Manga/{{Touch}}'', ''H2'', ''CrossGame'' and many other sports manga, he is one of the most well-known {{shonen}} authors in Japan. His works have sold over 200 million copies and he actually owns his own baseball team.
* Creator/MohiroKitoh: Creator of such [[BlatantLies inspiring works]] as ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'' and ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}.''
* Creator/MonkeyPunch -- Creator of widely acclaimed and adapted manga series ''Manga/LupinIII''.
* Creator/MotoHagio -- The creator of the work ''TheHeartOfThomas'' and ''Manga/TheyWereEleven''. She is also a member of the Year 24 Group and along with Keiko Takemiya, is a pioneer of the YaoiGenre.
* Creator/NaokiUrasawa -- Creator of ''Manga/{{Monster}}'', ''Manga/{{Pluto}}'', and ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys''. His work is known for its suspense and critical acclaim. He also released a rock album.
* Creator/NaokoTakeuchi -- Creator of ''Manga/SailorMoon'' as well as ex-girlfriend to Creator/KosukeFujishima and wife to Creator/YoshihiroTogashi.
* NobuhiroWatsuki -- The mangaka behind the hit series ''RurouniKenshin'' and ''BusouRenkin'', and a failed (but still pretty cool) attempt at a western, ''Gun Blaze West''. Is currently hard at work on ''Manga/{{Embalming}}''. Known for his love of late nineteenth/early twentieth century fashion and architectural styles.
* Ouji Hiroi -- Real name: Teruhisa Hiroi. Founder of Creator/RedEntertainment.
* Creator/RiyokoIkeda -- Creator of ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' and ''OniisamaE''. She is also one of the members of the Year 24 Group.
* Creator/RumikoTakahashi -- Creator of ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'', ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', and ''Manga/InuYasha'', among others. One of the most published authors on the entire planet (literally hundreds of million of volumes sold) and one of the richest women in Japan because of it. Sometimes referred to by American otaku as "The Goddess".
* Creator/SatokoKiyuduki -- Increasingly popular illustrator and character designer who works entirely by herself, without the help of any assistants. Creator of ''Manga/GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass'' and ''Manga/ShoulderACoffinKuro'', but best known for her work on the VideoGame/DeptHeaven game series. All of her manga are {{yonkoma}}.
* Creator/SatoruAkahori -- [[LightNovels Light Novelist]] and manga writer; created or co-created ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'', ''SorcererHunters'', ''SakuraTaisen'', ''Anime/MazeMegaburstSpace'', ''Manga/{{Mouse}}'', the ''[[Anime/NGKnightLamune40 Lamune & 40]]'' series, ''MonColleKnights'', ''Anime/AkahoriGedouHourLovege'', and many other series.
* Creator/ShirowMasamune -- Creator of ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'', ''Anime/DominionTankPolice'', ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'', and ''Anime/BlackMagicM66''.
* Creator/ShotaroIshinomori -- Protege of Osamu Tezuka, and an instrumental figure in the ''henshin'' (transforming) superhero genre. Created ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'', the first superhero team in Japan, as well as ''Franchise/KamenRider''. He also kickstarted the Franchise/SuperSentai genre by writing ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger'' for TV (which later got a manga sequel).
* Creator/TatsuoYoshida -- Anime pioneer who created ''Mach Go Go Go'', better known as ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' in the English-speaking world. Later, with his brothers, he founded the anime studio Creator/TatsunokoProductions.
* Creator/TatsuyamaSayuri -- Author and Illustrator of "Manga/HappyHappyClover" and "Pukupuku Tennen Kairanban". She's well-known in Japan for writing tons of Shoujo mangas that focuses on animals more than human characters.
* Creator/TiteKubo: Creator of the popular long running series ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Also highly regarded as a TrollingCreator in the fandom.
* Creator/YoshihiroTogashi -- Author of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' and ''Manga/HunterXHunter''. Married to Creator/NaokoTakeuchi and infamous for [[ScheduleSlip taking many long breaks from writing]].
* Creator/YoshitoshiABe -- Creator of ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'', but mostly known for his artwork and character design for ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''.
* Creator/YuuWatase -- Creator of ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' and ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'', among others.
* Creator/MamoruNagano -- Best known for his work in the field of HumongousMecha. Worked with Creator/YoshiyukiTomino as a mechanical designer on three occasions, first on his debut work ''Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim'' & then later on ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'', where he was responsible for some of the most visually distinctive mobile suits in the show & perhaps in all of Gundam. The two also teamed up once more over a decade later when Nagano provided mecha designs for ''Anime/BrainPowerd''. Creator the long-running manga series ''TheFiveStarStories'', a SpiritualSuccessor to ''L-Gaim'', the first story-arc of which was made into an anime film. Married to voice actress Creator/MariaKawamura, who has worked both ''L-Gaim'' & ''Z Gundam'' and is probably best known as the voice of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Asuka's crazy mom]].
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[[#Musicians]][[#Composers]]'''Following music performers and composers have made their name in anime history:'''

[[folder:Musicians and Composers]]
* Music/ChoroClub: A musical trio with an acoustic, slightly Latin-American sound, mostly known for their work for ''Manga/{{ARIA}}'' and ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou''.
* Music/EriKawai: Contributed many songs for anime productions as well as video games, both as a composer and a singer. Some of her more well known works include music for ''Manga/{{ARIA}}'', ''Anime/SketchbookFullColors'' and ''{{Utawarerumono}}''.
* Music/{{Hyadain}}: singer, composer, writer and arranger, best known for his eccentric happy upbeat songs for many recent 2010's anime opening and ending themes.
* Music/KatsuoOono: Rock keyboardist/record producer who also composes anime music, mainly known for the theme of ''Manga/DetectiveConan''.
* Music/IveSound: A joint venture of various producers and performers, contributing opening and ending themes to many anime series. Best known for KOTOKO.
* Music/{{Myco}} who was a former band member of ''Changin' my life'' has done both music and voice work for ''Anime/FullMoonOSagashite'' in which she played Mitsuki Koyama and her Full Moon persona. However, it's her only acting credit as she continues to do more music than voice acting.
* Music/IsaoSasaki: This deep-voiced singer has done more HumongousMecha theme songs then you can shake a stick at. However, he has also done non-mecha themes too (such as GalaxyExpress999) - and not only he's ''still'' active, but he's still kept his powerful voice despite his age (listen to "[[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Midnight Dekaranger]]" for proof). Also acts, played Joe the Condor in ''[[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]]'' and did several live action roles, guesting in shows such as Franchise/KamenRider and Juspion. Is the voice of {{Superman}} in the first 4 Superman films. No, really.
* [[Music/JAMProject Japanese Animation Songmakers Project - JAM Project]]: This rock band consists of some of the most popular singers in anime. Their stock in trade is HotBlooded songs for HumongousMecha shows and games as well as many, many more. Most famous for ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''.
* Music/JoeHisaishi: Composer for nearly all of Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's movies. Known for using full orchestra to set the moods of the films. Big fan of American music producer QuincyJones.
* Music/JunMaeda: Composer and partial performer most of the music for the games of Creator/KeyVisualArts and their derivative works.
* Creator/MitsukoHorie: Has been doing theme songs since she was 12 years old. She has often done themes for shojo (and otherwise "soft") anime, but has also done a few themes for shonen anime as well. She as even done theme songs for live action (non-{{tokusatsu}}) TV dramas, such as a duet with Sasaki for Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger (although she has also done tokusatsu as well)! Also had a live action acting role in the StealthParody tokusatsu ''Uchuu Tetsujin Kyodaine''.
* Music/SavageGenius: A two-person band contributing many anime theme songs and being highly successful in the charts with them.
* Creator/YukiKajiura: Composer known for her work in {{Anime/Noir}}, {{Anime/MADLAX}}, the Franchise/DotHack series, the [[MaiHime Hime]] [[MaiOtome meta-series]] and ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. Her work tends to include OminousLatinChanting and [[OneWomanWail One Woman Wailing]]. Also known by her musical projects in which she is/was involved, such as See-Saw, her FictionJunction collaborations (with people as [[Creator/YukaNanri Yuuka Nanri]], Kaori Oda, Keiko Kubota, between others), and more recently, Kalafina
* Music/YokoKanno: Composer for many highly rated series including the heavily music-inspired ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', ''{{Escaflowne}}'', ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', ''WolfsRain'', and ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''.
* [[Music/MayNakabayashi May'n]]: Singing voice of [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Sheryl Nome]] with around twenty songs to that name alone. She also did the well-received theme song to LightNovel/ShangriLa.
* {{Tenmon}}: Creator/MakotoShinkai's friend, ex-colleague at Creator/{{Falcom}} and frequent collaborator in every project he's been involved. Very fond of classical instruments (especially violin and piano) and poignant music, and the combination of said elements has become his mesmerizing signature style.
* ToshihikoSahashi: Very prolific composer with a long list of contributions to anime-series, games and drama [=CDs=].
* MasatoShimon: Active during the heyday of HumongousMecha anime, Masato Shimon is probably best known for being the king of Hero Songs, singing many tokusatsu themes as well as [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman's]] theme song. He is the singer of the infamous [[Film/GodzillaVsMegalon Jet Jaguar song]]. After 1993, claimed to hate humanity and vanished until 1998, when he sang ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman'''s OP and ED. Fluent in English. A Real Life invoker of IHaveManyNames, as he has gone through many StageNames when performing, probably most famously Akira Tani and Kouichi Fuji. Had a FunnyAfro.
* IchirouMizuki (a.k.a. Aniki). Probably best known for ''Anime/MazingerZ''[='s=] songs (as well as ''Manga/{{Devilman}}''[='s=], ''Anime/CaptainHarlock''[='s=], ''Anime/GreatMazinger''[='s=]... the list is very long). Has acted in ''Series/JikuuSenshiSpielban'', ''Manga/ChoujinBarom1'', and ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger''.
* {{Koorogi 73}} usually were backing singers on things such as ''Series/DenshiSentaiDenziman'' or VoltesV's theme songs, but sometimes took lead on things like Akuma-kun's OP. Also did a number of {{Villain Song}}s.
** Masatake Ookura, leading member of Koorogi '73 who also did some things on his own such as a cover of Ai wo Torimodose from Fist Of the North Star, the ending of ''{{Anime/Daimos}}'', and several insert songs in {{Kinnikuman}}.
* Music/ColumbiaYurikagoKai (Columbia Cradle Club), a children's choir who sang backups to [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]] and 70's SuperRobot anime theme songs such as ''Anime/GreatMazinger'', ''Anime/{{Raideen}}'' as well as several {{Toku}} shows like Franchise/KamenRider and live-action children's shows.
* Music/MichiakiWatanabe. Composer for the 70s entries in the ''Anime/{{Mazinger|Z}}'' franchise, and eventually became a tokusatsu composer primarily, though he still dabbled in anime like MachineRoboRevengeOfChronos and VideoSenshiLaserion. Still composing music for Franchise/SuperSentai to this day.
* Music/AkiraKushida, aka Kussy. Known for his soul music in addition to his anime works. Actually sang onstage with The Temptations. Best known for singing {{Kinnikuman}}'s themes.
* Music/YukioYamagata, a voice actor and anime singer best known for ''GingaReppuBaxinger'', ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'' and ''Anime/MakyouDensetsuAcrobunch''[='s=] opening songs.
* Music/{{MIQ}}, a gal known for singing HotBlooded giant robot themes for things like ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine'' and ''Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim''. Speaks fluent English.
* TakayukiMiyauchi, known for his extremely authoritative midrange to deep voice. Debuted in 1983 with Brocken Jr.'s theme(Red Rain Of Berlin, with Koorogi '73) in {{Kinnikuman}}. Also did several sentai songs, Series/KamenRiderBlackRX's theme and GingaNagareboshiGin 's theme.
* Creator/TakuIwasaki, known for his work on the ''RurouniKenshin'' OVA's, ''Anime/ReadOrDie'', and ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
* Creator/ShiroSagisu, composer for several Creator/StudioGainax projects including ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', ''HisAndHerCircumstances'' and ''[[Anime/AbenobashiMahouShoutengai Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi]]'', as well as ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'' and a couple of non-Pillows background tunes in ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''.
* Music/KenjiKawai, a composer whose body of work includes ''[[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'', ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'', ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' and every Creator/MamoruOshii film.
* Music/HiroyukiSawano, best known for his [[OrchestralBombing bombastic]] and epic style that rivals Hollywood blockbuster soundtracks. Commonly referred to by fans as "the Creator/HansZimmer of anime." He's worked on quite a few popular shows in TheNewTens, most notably ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'', ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', and ''Anime/KillLaKill.'' Another part of his SignatureStyle is his expert use of [[GratuitousGerman German]] [[ThemeMusicPowerUp insert songs]], usually from his frequent singer collaborator [[OneWomanWail Mika Kobayashi.]]
[[/folder]]

[[#VoiceActors]]'''Finally, the following voice actors, or ''seiyuu'' in Japanese, are either extremely significant presences in anime, or have had a major influence in the history and development of the medium:'''

[[folder:VoiceActors]]
* Creator/AiKobayashi
* Creator/AiMaeda
* Creator/AiOrikasa
* Creator/AkemiOkamura
* Creator/AkikoHiramatsu
* Creator/AkikoKimura
* Creator/AkikoYajima
* Creator/AkiraIshida
* Creator/AkiraKamiya
* Creator/AkioNojima
* Creator/AkioOhtsuka
* Creator/AsakoDodo
* Creator/AtsukoEnomoto
* Creator/AtsukoTanaka
* Creator/AtsukoYuya
* Creator/AyaHisakawa
* Creator/AyakoKawasumi
* Creator/AzumiAsakura
* Creator/BanjoGinga
* Creator/BinShimada
* Creator/{{Chafurin}}
* Creator/ChiekoHiguchi
* Creator/ChiemiChiba
* Creator/ChieSawaguchi
* Creator/ChiharuTezuka
* Creator/ChikaSakamoto
* Creator/ChinamiNishimura
* Creator/ChinatsuAkasaki
* Creator/ChisaYokoyama
* Creator/ChiyokoKawashima
* Creator/DaikiNakamura
* Creator/DaisukeNamikawa
* Creator/DaisukeSakaguchi
* Creator/EmiShinohara
* Creator/EijiTakemoto
* Creator/EikoMasuyama
* Creator/ErikoHara
* Creator/EriMiyajima
* Creator/EtsukoKozakura
* Creator/FujikoTakimoto
* Creator/FumihikoTachiki
* Creator/FumiHirano
* Creator/HaruhiTerada
* Creator/HarunaIkezawa
* Creator/HekiruShiina
* Creator/HidekatsuShibata
* Creator/HideoIshikawa
* Creator/HideyukiHori
* Creator/HideyukiTanaka
* Creator/HikaruMidorikawa
* Creator/HiroakiHirata
* Creator/HirokiTochi
* Creator/HirokiYasumoto
* Creator/HirokoEmori
* Creator/HirokoKasahara
* Creator/HirokoKonishi
* Creator/HirokoSuzuki
* Creator/HiromiTsuru
* Creator/HiroshiIto
* Creator/HiroshiTsuchida
* Creator/HiroyaIshimaru
* Creator/HiroYuki
* Creator/HisaoEgawa
* Creator/HisakoKyoda
* Creator/HochuOtsuka
* Creator/HoukoKuwashima
* Creator/HozumiGouda
* Creator/HyoSei
* Creator/IkueOtani
* Creator/IsshinChiba
* Creator/JinYamanoi
* Creator/JojiNakata
* Creator/JojiYanami
* Creator/JunichiKanemaru
* Creator/JunkoIwao
* Creator/JunkoMinagawa
* Creator/JunkoNoda
* Creator/JurotaKosugi
* Creator/KaeAraki
* Creator/KaoriAso
* Creator/KappeiYamaguchi
* Creator/KatsujiMori
* Creator/KatsumiSuzuki
* Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi
* Creator/KayaMatsutani
* Creator/KazueIkura
* Creator/KazuhikoInoue
* Creator/KazukiYao
* Creator/KazukoSugiyama
* Creator/KazuyaIchijo
* Creator/KazuyaNakai
* Creator/KeatonYamada
* Creator/KeiichiNanba
* Creator/KeiichiNoda
* Creator/KeijiFujiwara
* Creator/KeikoHan
* Creator/KeikoToda
* Creator/KeikoYokozawa
* Creator/KenichiOgata
* Creator/KenichiOno
* Creator/KenjiroTsuda
* Creator/KenNarita
* Creator/KentaroIto
* Creator/KenyuHoriuchi
* Creator/KikukoInoue
* Creator/KinryuArimoto
* Creator/KiyoshiKobayashi
* Creator/KiyoyukiYanada
* Creator/KiyomiAsai
* Creator/KoichiHashimoto
* Creator/KoichiTochika
* Creator/KoichiYamadera
* Creator/KonamiYoshida
* Creator/KosukeToriumi
* Creator/KotonoMitsuishi
* Creator/KoujiIshii
* Creator/KoujiTsujitani
* Creator/KozoShioya
* Creator/KozueYoshizumi
* Creator/{{Kujira}}
* Creator/KumikoNishihara
* Creator/KumikoWatanabe
* Creator/KunihikoYasui
* Creator/KyokoHikami
* Creator/MaayaSakamoto
* Creator/MaayaUchida
* Creator/MakioInoue
* Creator/MamiKingetsu
* Creator/MamiKoyama
* Creator/MariaKawamura
* Creator/MarikoKouda
* Creator/MasakoNozawa
* Creator/MasayaOnosaka
* Creator/MasakiTerasoma
* Creator/MasashiEbara
* Creator/MasashiHirose
* Creator/MasamiKikuchi
* Creator/MasakoKatsuki
* Creator/MasayoKurata
* Creator/MayaOkamoto
* Creator/MayumiAsano
* Creator/MayumiIizuka
* Creator/MayumiShintani
* Creator/MayumiTanaka
* Music/MegumiHayashibara
* Creator/MegumiMatsumoto
* Creator/MegumiOgata
* Creator/MegumiToyoguchi
* Creator/MichieTomizawa
* Creator/MichiyoYanagisawa
* Creator/MichikoNeya
* Creator/MinakoKotobuki
* Creator/MinamiHokuto
* Creator/MinamiKuribayashi
* Creator/MinamiTakayama
* Creator/MinaTominaga
* Creator/MinoriMatsushima
* Creator/MikaDoi
* Creator/MikaKanai
* Creator/MikiNagasawa
* Creator/MikiIto
* Creator/MisaWatanabe
* Creator/MitsuakiMadono
* Creator/MitsukiYayoi
* Creator/MitsuoIwata
* Creator/MitsuruMiyamoto
* Creator/MiyokoAso
* Creator/MotokoKumai
* Creator/{{Mugihito}}
* Creator/NamiMiyahara
* Creator/NanahoKatsuragi
* Creator/NaokoMatsui
* Creator/NaokoTakano
* Creator/NaokoWatanabe
* Creator/NaoyaUchida
* Creator/NaozumiTakahashi
* Creator/NarumiHidaka
* Creator/NatsumiYanase
* Creator/NobuoTobita
* Creator/NobutoshiCanna
* Creator/NobuyukiHiyama
* Creator/NorikoHidaka
* Creator/NorikoOhara
* Creator/NorikoRikimaru
* Creator/NorioWakamoto
* Creator/NozomuSasaki
* Creator/OmiMinami
* Creator/ReiIgarashi
* Creator/ReikoTakagi
* Creator/ReikoYasuhara
* Creator/ReiSakuma
* Creator/RicaMatsumoto
* Creator/RihokoYoshida
* Creator/RikaFukami
* Creator/RikakoAikawa
* Creator/RikiyaKoyama
* Creator/RioNatsuki
* Creator/RomiPark
* Creator/RumiShishido
* Creator/RyotaroOkiayu
* Creator/RyoHorikawa
* Creator/RyuseiNakao
* Creator/RyuzouIshino
* Creator/RyuzaburoOtomo
* Creator/SachikoSugawara
* Creator/SaekoShimazu
* Creator/SayakaNarita
* Creator/SakikoTamagawa
* Creator/SakuraTange
* Creator/SatomiKoorogi
* Creator/SatsukiYukino
* Creator/SawaIshige
* Creator/SumiShimamoto
* Creator/ShigeruChiba
* Creator/ShigeruNakahara
* Creator/ShinichiroMiki
* Creator/ShinobuAdachi
* Creator/ShinjiKawada
* Creator/ShinoKakinuma
* Creator/ShowHayami
* Creator/ShowtaroMorikubo
* Creator/ShozoIizuka
* Creator/ShuichiIkeda
* Creator/SusumuChiba
* Creator/TaekoKawata
* Creator/TaikiMatsuno
* Creator/TaitenKusunoki
* Creator/TakakoHonda
* Creator/TakashiNagasako
* Creator/TakayaHashi
* Creator/TakayaKuroda
* Creator/TakayukiSugo
* Creator/TakehitoKoyasu
* Creator/TakeshiKusao
* Creator/TakumaTerashima
* Creator/TakumiYamazaki
* Creator/TetsuInada
* Creator/TetsuShiratori
* Creator/TetsuyaIwanaga
* Creator/TesshoGenda
* Creator/ToruFurusawa
* Creator/ToruFuruya
* Creator/ToruOhira
* Creator/ToruOkawa
* Creator/TomoSaeki
* Creator/TomoeHanba
* Creator/TomokazuSeki
* Creator/TomokoIshimura
* Creator/TomomichiNishimura
* Creator/TomoSakurai
* Creator/ToshikoFujita
* Creator/ToshioFurukawa
* Creator/ToshihikoSeki
* Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa
* Creator/TsutomuKashiwakura
* Creator/UnshoIshizuka
* Creator/UraraTakano
* Creator/WakaKanda
* Creator/WakanaYamazaki
* Creator/WataruTakagi
* Creator/YasuhiroTakato
* Creator/YasunoriMasutani
* Creator/YasunoriMatsumoto
* Creator/YokoAsada
* Creator/YokoHonna
* Creator/YokoOgai
* Creator/YokoSoumi
* Creator/YokuShioya
* Creator/YoshikoSakakibara
* Creator/YoshinoTakamori
* Creator/YoshitoYasuhara
* Creator/YosukeAkimoto
* Creator/YuiHorie
* Creator/YuiSakakibara
* Creator/YuichiIguchi
* Creator/YujiKishi
* Creator/YujiMitsuya
* Creator/YujiUeda
* Creator/YukaImai
* Creator/{{Yukana}}
* Creator/YukiMasuda
* Creator/YukitoshiHori
* Creator/YukoKobayashi
* Creator/YukoMinaguchi
* Creator/YukoMiyamura
* Creator/YukoMizutani
* Creator/YukoNagashima
* Creator/YukoSasaki
* Creator/YukoSasamoto
* Creator/YumiKakazu
* Creator/YumikoKobayashi
* Creator/YumiTakada
* Creator/YumiTouma
* Creator/YuriAmano
* Creator/YurikoFuchizaki
* Creator/YurikoYamaguchi
* Creator/YurikoYamamoto
* Creator/YuriShiratori
* Creator/YusakuYara
* Creator/YuuAsakawa
* Creator/YuuMizushima
* Creator/YuuSugimoto
* Creator/YuutoKazama
[[/folder]]

[[#RecentVoiceActors]]'''Several voice actors that are beginning to rise in popularity in recent years:'''

[[folder:Recent voice actors]]
[[index]]
* Creator/AiKayano
* Creator/AiNonaka
* Creator/AiShimizu
* Creator/AiUchikawa
* Creator/AkemiKanda
* Creator/AkenoWatanabe
* Creator/AkiToyosaki
* Creator/AkikoHasegawa
* Creator/AkiraSasanuma
* Creator/AmiKoshimizu
* Creator/AnriKatsu
* Creator/AoiYuuki
* Creator/AriOzawa
* Creator/ArisaOgasawara
* Creator/AsamiImai
* Creator/AsamiSanada
* Creator/AsamiSeto
* Creator/AsamiShimoda
* Creator/AsukaOogame
* Creator/AsukaTanii
* Creator/AtsushiAbe
* Creator/AyaEndo
* Creator/AyaHirano
* Creator/AyaSuzaki
* Creator/AyaUchida
* Creator/AyahiTakagaki
* Creator/AyakaSaitou
* Creator/AyanaTaketatsu
* Creator/AyaneSakura
* Creator/AyumiFujimura
* Creator/AyumiTsunematsu
* Creator/AyumuMurase
* Creator/AzumiAsakura
* Creator/AyuruOhashi
* Creator/ChiakiOmigawa
* Creator/ChiakiTakahashi
* Creator/ChieNakamura
* Creator/ChihiroSuzuki
* Creator/ChiwaSaito
* Creator/DaisukeHirakawa
* Creator/DaisukeKishio
* Creator/DaisukeOno
* Creator/EmiNitta
* Creator/EmiriKatou
* Creator/EriKitamura
* Creator/EriSendai
* Creator/ErikoNakamura
* Creator/FumieMizusawa
* Creator/FumikoOrikasa
* Creator/FuyukaOura
* Creator/GoInoue
* Creator/HalkoMomoi
* Creator/HanaTakeda
* Creator/HarukaTomatsu
* Creator/HarumiSakurai
* Creator/HidenobuKiuchi
* Creator/HiroShimono
* Creator/HirofumiNojima
* Creator/HirokiTakahashi
* Creator/HirokiYasumoto
* Creator/HirokoEmori
* Creator/HiromiHirata
* Creator/HiromiIgarashi
* Creator/HiromiKonno
* Creator/HiroshiKamiya
* Creator/HiroshiOkamoto
* Creator/HiroshiShimozaki
* Creator/HiroyukiYoshino
* Creator/HisakoKanemoto
* Creator/HisayoMochizuki
* Creator/HitomiHarada
* Creator/HitomiNabatame
* Creator/IoriNomizu
* Creator/IzumiKitta
* Creator/JunFukushima
* Creator/JunFukuyama
* Creator/JunichiSuwabe
* Creator/JunjiMajima
* Creator/JunkoTakeuchi
* Creator/JuriTakita
* Creator/KaitoIshikawa
* Creator/KanakoKondo
* Creator/KanakoMitsuhashi
* Creator/KanakoSakai
* Creator/KanaAkutsu
* Creator/KanaAsumi
* Creator/KanaHanazawa
* Creator/KanaUeda
* Creator/KanaeIto
* Creator/KaoriFukuhara
* Creator/KaoriIshihara
* Creator/KaoriMizuhashi
* Creator/KaoriNazuka
* Creator/KaoriShimizu
* Creator/KaoruMizuhara
* Creator/KazusaMurai
* Creator/KazutomiYamamoto
* Creator/KazuyukiOkitsu
* Creator/KeikouSakai
* Creator/KeiShindou
* Creator/KenichiSuzumura
* Creator/KenjiAkabane
* Creator/KenjiHamada
* Creator/KenjiNojima
* Creator/KenjiNomura
* Creator/{{KENN}}
* Creator/KentaMiyake
* Creator/KimikoKoyama
* Creator/KisshoTaniyama
* Creator/KoheiKiyasu
* Creator/KojiYusa
* Creator/KoukiMiyata
* Creator/KoukiUchiyama
* Creator/KumiSakuma
* Creator/MachikoToyoshima
* Creator/MaiAizawa
* Creator/MaiFuchigami
* Creator/MaiGoto
* Creator/MaiKadowaki
* Creator/MaiNakahara
* Creator/MakikoOhmoto
* Creator/MakotoIshii
* Creator/MamikoNoto
* Creator/MamoruMiyano
* Creator/ManamiNumakura
* Creator/MariaYamamoto
* Creator/MarinaInoue
* Creator/MarikaMatsumoto
* Creator/MarikoNakatsu
* Creator/MariyaIse
* Creator/MasakazuMorita
* Creator/MasayaMatsukaze
* Creator/MasamiIwasaki
* Creator/MasumiAsano
* Creator/MayakoNigo
* Creator/MegumiNakajima
* Creator/MayumiYamaguchi
* Creator/MegumiHan
* Creator/MegumiTakamoto
* Creator/MegumiToyoguchi
* Creator/MieSonozaki
* Creator/MihoArakawa
* Creator/MikaKikuchi
* Creator/MikakoKomatsu
* Creator/MikakoTakahashi
* Creator/MinakoKotobuki
* Creator/MinamiTsuda
* Creator/MinoriChihara
* Creator/MinoruShiraishi
* Creator/MisatoFukuen
* Creator/MisuzuTogashi
* Creator/MitsuhiroIchiki
* Creator/MitsukiSaiga
* Creator/MiyuIrino
* Creator/MiyuMatsuki
* Creator/MiyukiSawashiro
* Creator/MomokoSaito
* Creator/MotokiTakagi
* Creator/MotoyukiKawahara
* Creator/MutsumiTamura
* Creator/NanaMizuki
* Creator/NaoTakamori
* Creator/NaoTouyama
* Creator/NaomiShindo
* Creator/NaomiWakabayashi
* Creator/NatsukiHanae
* Creator/NatsukoKuwatani
* Creator/NatsumiTakamori
* Creator/NobuhikoOkamoto
* Creator/NobunagaShimazaki
* Creator/NoriakiSugiyama
* Creator/NorikoShitaya
* Creator/ReikoKiuchi
* Creator/RieKugimiya
* Creator/RieTanaka
* Creator/RikaMorinaga
* Creator/RinaHidaka
* Creator/RinaSato
* Creator/RisaHayamizu
* Creator/RisaMizuno
* Creator/RisaTaneda
* Creator/RumiOokubo
* Creator/RyoHirohashi
* Creator/RyoheiKimura
* Creator/RyokaYuzuki
* Creator/RyokoOno
* Creator/RyokoShintani
* Creator/RyokoShiraishi
* Creator/RyotaOhsaka
* Creator/SachikaMisawa
* Creator/SaekoChiba
* Creator/SakiFujita
* Creator/SakiNakajima
* Creator/SakuraNogawa
* Creator/SaoriGoto
* Creator/SarahEmiBridcutt
* Creator/SatomiAkesaka
* Creator/SatomiSato
* Creator/SatoshiHino
* Creator/SawaIshige
* Creator/SayakaAoki
* Creator/SayakaOhara
* Creator/SayuriYahagi
* Creator/SanaeKobayashi
* Creator/SaoriHayami
* Creator/SatomiArai
* Creator/SeikoYoshida
* Creator/ShigenoriYamazaki
* Creator/ShihoKawaragi
* Creator/ShihoKikuchi
* Creator/ShinnosukeTachibana
* Creator/ShintaroAsanuma
* Creator/ShioriMikami
* Creator/ShizukaHasegawa
* Creator/ShizukaIto
* Creator/SoichiroHoshi
* Creator/SoraAmamiya
* Creator/SoraTokui
* Creator/SumireUesaka
* Creator/SuzukoMimori
* Creator/TakahiroMizushima
* Creator/TakahiroSakurai
* Creator/TakanoriHoshino
* Creator/TakashiKondo
* Creator/TakayukiKondo
* Creator/TakumaTerashima
* Creator/TakuyaEguchi
* Creator/TatsuhisaSuzuki
* Creator/TetsuyaKakihara
* Creator/TomoakiMaeno
* Creator/TomokazuSugita
* Creator/TomokoKaneda
* Creator/TomomichiNishimura
* Creator/ToshiyukiKusuda
* Creator/ToshiyukiToyonaga
* Creator/TsubasaYonaga
* Creator/TsuyoshiKoyama
* Creator/WataruHatano
* Creator/YasuyukiKase
* Creator/YojiUeda
* Creator/YokoHikasa
* Creator/YoshihisaKawahara
* Creator/YoshinoNanjo
* Creator/YoshimasaHosoya
* Creator/YoshitsuguMatsuoka
* Creator/YuiIshikawa
* Creator/YuiItsuki
* Creator/YuiMakino
* Creator/YuiOgura
* Creator/YukaIguchi
* Creator/YukaInokuchi
* Creator/YukaKomatsu
* Creator/YukaNanri
* Creator/YukaOotsubo
* Creator/YukariFukui
* Creator/YukariTamura
* Creator/YukiMatsuoka
* Creator/YukiKaida
* Creator/YukoKaida
* Creator/YukoSato
* Creator/YukoSanpei
* Creator/YukoGoto
* Creator/YumiHara
* Creator/YumiUchiyama
* Creator/YuShimamura
* Creator/YurikaOchiai
* Creator/YuuKobayashi
* Creator/YuuichiNakamura
* Creator/YuukaNanri
* Creator/YuukiKaji
* Creator/YuukiTai
* Creator/YuunaInamura
[[/folder]]

[[#Seiyuu-RIP]]'''Unfortunately, voice actors are also humans. Some gained fame, and then died. Here's some famous Japanese voice actors that have passed away, but have contributed a lot in the anime business:'''

[[folder:RIP]]
* Creator/ChiekoHonda
* Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka
* Creator/DaisukeGori
* Eri Kawai
* Ginzo Matsuo
* Creator/IchiroNagai
* Creator/GoroNaya
* Creator/HirotakaSuzuoki
* Creator/IemasaKayumi
* Creator/JunpeiTakiguchi
* Creator/KanetoShiozawa
* Creator/KazuyukiSogabe
* Creator/KeiTomiyama
* Creator/KenjiUtsumi
* Kohei Miyauchi
* Creator/KojiTotani
* Creator/MachikoSoga
* Creator/NachiNozawa
* Osamu Ichikawa
* Reiko Kondo
* Creator/RokuroNaya
* Creator/SayuriYamauchi
* Creator/SeizoKato
* Creator/ShihoNiiyama
* Creator/ShunYashiro
* Creator/TakeshiAono
* Creator/TakeshiWatabe
* Creator/TomokoKawakami
* Creator/TomoyukiDan
* Creator/YasuoYamada
* Creator/YouInoue
[[/folder]]

[[#DubVoiceActors]]'''Here's a list of noteworthy English dub voice actors. Voice actors are usually not exclusive to one studio or region - this list is separated by where they are based.'''

[[folder:Dub Voice Actors]]
!!Los Angeles area: (Creator/BangZoomEntertainment, Creator/NewGenerationPictures, Animaze, Creator/{{Studiopolis}}, Creator/NYAVPost West)
* Creator/OrionAcaba
* Creator/ZachAguilar
* Creator/LauraBailey (based in Dallas until 2007)
* Creator/BrianBeacock
* Creator/BeauBillingslea
* Creator/JBBlanc
* Creator/SteveBlum (Does Union-only work in Anime)
* Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (occasionally works with Funimation; does both Union and non-union projects)
* Creator/GinaBowes (Does Union-only work in Anime)
* Creator/KiraBuckland
* Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos
* Creator/RichardCansino
* Chris Cason (based in Dallas until 2013; divides his time between LA and Dallas)
* Creator/RobbieDaymond
* Creator/TrevorDevall (worked in Canada until 2013)
* Creator/MariDevon
* Creator/BenDiskin
* Creator/LucienDodge (based in New York until 2011)
* Creator/MarcDiraison (worked in New York until early 2010s)
* Creator/RichardEpcar
* Creator/DougErholtz
* Creator/DorothyEliasFahn
* Creator/MelissaFahn
* Creator/ErinFitzgerald (worked in Canada until early 2000s)
* Creator/RebeccaForstadt
* Creator/SandyFox
* Creator/CrispinFreeman (worked in New York until 2001; does Union-only work in Anime)
* Creator/GrantGeorge
* Creator/BarbaraGoodson
* Creator/DarrelGuilbeau
* Creator/ToddHaberkorn (based in Dallas until 2011; divides his time between LA and Dallas and has done work in NY)
* Creator/ErikaHarlacher
* Creator/KyleHebert (based in Dallas until 2005; still works with Funimation occasionally)
* Creator/KateHiggins
* Creator/MattHill (worked in Canada until 2013)
* Creator/BridgetHoffman (Does Union-only work in Anime)
* Creator/MeganHollingshead (worked in New York until 2004)
* Creator/XantheHuynh
* Creator/CarrieKeranen (worked in New York until 2010)
* Creator/ErikKimerer
* Creator/BriannaKnickerbocker
* Creator/SteveKramer
* Creator/LaurenLanda (occasionally works with Funimation)
* Creator/LexLang
* Creator/CassandraLee (aka Cassandra Morris; worked in New York until late 2000s)
* Creator/MelaLee
* Creator/WendeeLee
* Creator/CheramiLeigh (divides her time between LA and Dallas since 2012)
* Creator/RachaelLillis (worked in New York until 2013)
* Creator/EricaLindbeck
* Creator/ShelbyLindley
* David Lodge
* Creator/YuriLowenthal
* Creator/SherryLynn
* Creator/MonaMarshall
* Creator/EricaMendez
* Creator/MichaelMcConnohie
* Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn (has done some work in Dallas)
* Creator/DanielleMcRae
* Creator/MatthewMercer (has shown up in some Funimation titles; does both Union and non-union projects)
* Creator/VicMignogna (worked in Texas until around 2007; still works with Funimation occasionally and has done work in NY)
* Creator/AmandaCelineMiller
* Creator/MarianneMiller
* Creator/MaxMittelman
* Creator/LiamOBrien (worked in New York until around 2003/2004)
* Creator/ColleenOShaughnessey
* Joe Ochman
* Creator/TonyOliver
* Creator/BrycePapenbrook (occasionally works with Funimation)
* Creator/PaulStPeter
* Creator/TaraPlatt
* Creator/LauraPost
* Creator/JamiesonPrice
* Creator/DerekStephenPrince
* Creator/SamRiegel (worked in New York until around 2004/2005)
* Creator/CindyRobinson
* Creator/MichelleRuff (has performed in some Funimation titles; does both Union and non-union projects)
* Creator/PhileceSampler
* Tara Sands (aka Tara Jayne; worked in New York until 2004)
* Creator/SeanSchemmel (based in Dallas until 2004 and in New York until 2013; still does work in Dallas and NY)
* Creator/PatrickSeitz (frequent regular of Funimation)
* Creator/StephanieSheh (occasionally works with Funimation; does both Union and non-union projects)
* Creator/BrianneSiddall
* Creator/KeithSilverstein
* Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith (has performed in some Funimation titles)
* Michael Sorich
* Creator/SpikeSpencer (worked in Texas until the early 2000s)
* Creator/SteveStaley
* Creator/SkipStellrecht
* Doug Stone
* Creator/KarenStrassman
* Creator/KaijiTang
* Creator/JulieAnnTaylor (Does both Union and non-union projects)
* Creator/VeronicaTaylor (worked in New York until 2014/2015)
* Creator/KirkThornton (Does both Union and non-union projects)
* Creator/CristinaValenzuela (aka Cristina Vee; has done work in NY and Dallas; does both Union and non-union projects)
* Creator/DavidVincent (has performed in some Funimation titles)
* Creator/KariWahlgren (Does Union-only work in Anime)
* Ezra Weisz
* Creator/SarahWilliams
* Creator/TravisWillingham (worked in Texas until 2008)
* Creator/DaveWittenberg (Does Union-only work in Anime)
* Creator/DanWoren
[[/index]]

!!Canada (Creator/TheOceanGroup, Creator/{{Nelvana}})
[[index]]
* Creator/MichaelAdamthwaite
* Creator/EmilieClaireBarlow
* Creator/LisaAnnBeley
* Creator/NicoleBouma
* Creator/GaryChalk
* Creator/ShannonChanKent
* Creator/TedCole
* Creator/AlysonCourt
* Creator/RichardIanCox
* Creator/AnnaCummer
* Creator/BrianDobson
* Creator/MichaelDobson
* Creator/PaulDobson
* Creator/BrianDrummond
* Creator/MatthewErickson
* Creator/AndrewFrancis
* Creator/RonHalder
* Creator/SaffronHenderson (briefly moved to LA before moving back to Canada)
* Creator/MarykeHendrikse
* Creator/JanyseJaud
* Andrew Kavadas
* Creator/GabeKhouth
* Creator/MichaelKopsa
* Creator/JulieLemieux
* Creator/LalainiaLindbjerg
* Creator/ScottMcNeil
* Creator/JillianMichaels
* Creator/BrentMiller
* Creator/KirbyMorrow
* Brenna [=O'Brien=]
* Creator/NicoleOliver
* Creator/RonPardo
* Creator/SusanRoman
* Creator/KellySheridan
* Creator/RebeccaShoichet
* Creator/TabithaStGermain
* Creator/ChantalStrand
* Creator/BradSwaile
* Creator/VenusTerzo
* Creator/RobertTinkler
* Creator/LeeTockar
* Creator/AndrewToth
* Creator/SamuelVincent
* Creator/CathyWeseluck
* Creator/AlexZahara
* Creator/LenoreZann (occasionally works in LA)
* Creator/ChiaraZanni
[[/index]]

!!Texas: (Creator/FUNimation, Creator/SeraphimDigitalStudios (formerly ADV Studios), the now-closed Monster Island Studio)
Because anime dubbing is big in Texas and done in two separate cities, the [=VA=]s are divided by which city they primarily work in.

[[AC: Primarily works for Creator/FUNimation in Dallas/Ft. Worth:]]
[[index]]
* Creator/FeleciaAngelle
* Creator/BrynApprill
* Creator/TiaBallard (has done work in Houston)
* John Burgmeier
* Creator/CliffordChapin
* Creator/LeahClark (has done work in New York)
* Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard
* Creator/JustinCook
* Creator/CynthiaCranz
* Creator/AaronDismuke
* Creator/JasonDouglas (worked in Houston until 2010)
* Creator/KaraEdwards
* Creator/RBruceElliott
* Morgan Garrett
* Creator/CaitlinGlass (has done work in Los Angeles and New York)
* Creator/NatalieHoover (worked in LA until 2015; divides her time between Dallas and Los Angeles)
* Creator/ChuckHuber
* Creator/JerryJewell
* Creator/JasonLiebrecht
* Creator/LydiaMackay
* Creator/JamieMarchi
* Creator/BryanMassey
* Creator/RobertMcCollum
* Creator/JoelMcDonald
* Creator/MikeMcFarland
* Creator/TrinaNishimura
* Creator/BrinaPalencia (has performed in some LA based dubs)
* Creator/WendyPowell
* Rachel Robinson (worked in LA until early 2010's; divides her time between Dallas and Los Angeles)
* Creator/WhitneyRodgers
* Creator/ChristopherSabat
* Creator/JadSaxton (has performed in some Houston based dubs)
* Creator/LindsaySeidel
* Creator/IanSinclair
* Creator/MicahSolusod
* Creator/SonnyStrait
* Creator/JMichaelTatum (has done work in New York)
* Creator/AustinTindle
* Creator/AlexisTipton (has done work in Los Angeles)
* Creator/EricVale
* Creator/AlisonViktorin
* Creator/MaxeyWhitehead
* Creator/KentWilliams
* Linda Young
* Creator/StephanieYoung
[[/index]]

[[AC: Primarily works in Houston for Creator/SeraphimDigitalStudios (and Creator/SentaiFilmworks):]]
[[index]]
* Creator/ChrisAyres
* Creator/ClintBickham (does ADR script writing with Funimation)
* Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (does some work with Funimation)
* Rozanne Curtis
* Creator/ShannonEmerick
* Creator/MaggieFlecknoe
* Creator/CaitlynnFrench
* Creator/ScottGibbs
* Creator/KaraGreenberg
* Creator/HilaryHaag
* Corey Hartzog
* Jay Hickman
* George Manley
* Kelly Manison
* Creator/CynthiaMartinez
* Andy [=McAvin=]
* Creator/MargaretMcDonald
* Creator/EmilyNeves (does some work with Funimation)
* Creator/NancyNovotny
* Creator/ChrisPatton (does some work with Funimation)
* Molly Searcy
* Creator/BlakeShepard
* Creator/GenevieveSimmons
* Creator/JulietSimmons
* Allison Sumrall
[[/index]]

[[AC: Works in both Ft. Worth/Dallas and Houston:]]
[[index]]
* Creator/GregAyres
* Creator/ChristineAuten
* Creator/JessicaCalvello (worked in Texas until 2002 and in New York until 2013)
* Creator/LuciChristian
* Creator/KiraVincentDavis
* Creator/TiffanyGrant
* Creator/JoshGrelle
* Creator/IllichGuardiola
* Creator/BrittneyKarbowski
* Creator/AndrewLove
* Creator/DavidMatranga (has done work in Los Angeles)
* Creator/CarliMosier
* Creator/MonicaRial
* Creator/JohnSwasey
* Creator/DavidWald
* Creator/BrettWeaver
[[/index]]

!!New York City: ([[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]] (now closed), Creator/NYAVPost [[note]](they also have a headquarters in Los Angeles)[[/note]], Headline Studios, [=MB VoiceWorks=])
[[index]]
* Creator/WayneGrayson
* Creator/DanGreen
* Creator/JasonGriffith
* Michele Knotz
* Creator/TedLewis
* Sarah Natochenny
* Creator/LisaOrtiz (has done work in LA and Texas)
* Amy Palant
* Creator/MikePollock (has done work in LA)
* Creator/CarrieSavage (worked in LA until 2007, in Texas until 2011, and LA again until 2015; still works with Funimation occasionally)
* Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas (has done work in Texas, LA, and North Carolina)
* Eileen Stevens
* Creator/MarcThompson
* Creator/JimmyZoppi
[[/index]]
[[/folder]]

[[#Dub-RIP]]'''Much like their Japanese counterparts, English voice actors are only human. Some have died. Here be a list of the dearly departed.'''

[[folder:RIP]]
[[index]]
* Creator/MaddieBlaustein
* Creator/PeterFernandez
* Creator/MichalFriedman
* Creator/CassandraHodges
* Shannon Burgess
* Creator/MikeKleinhenz
* Lisa Michaelson
* Creator/BobPapenbrook
* Tony Pope
* Robert O. Smith
* Barry Stigler
* Jerry Russell
* Randy Tallman
* Bob Magruder
* Creator/BillieLouWatt
* Jeff Winkless
[[/index]]
[[/folder]]

[[#Dub-Retired]]'''Others, while still very much alive, have either retired or changed careers, such as: '''

[[folder:Retired]]
[[index]]
* Creator/JenniferAlyx: Voice of Fate in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' and Midori in ''[[Anime/AgentAika AIKa R-16: Virgin Mission]]''. Has disappeared from anime voice acting since 2012.
* Creator/StephenApostolina: Provides background voices in anime such as ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and ''Manga/{{ZatchBell}}''. Hasn't done any new roles in anime since 2006, though continues to provide background voices in several films.
* Brice Armstrong: Captain Ginyu and Lord Slug from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', the narrator of ''Dragon Ball'', Sugoro in ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', Tim Marcoh from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', many roles in ''[[Manga/DetectiveConan Case Closed]]'', among others. He retired around 2009 (likely due to his age), and his continuing roles have been replaced.
* Kristian Ayre: Worked with Creator/TheOceanGroup from 2001-2008. Now retired from voice acting altogether, working in the marketing business at Toronto.
* Creator/AmyBirnbaum: Voice of Max in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' and Tea Gardner in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. She hasn't done any voice acting since 2007.
* Creator/TroyBaker: Started out as a voice actor for Creator/{{Funimation}} with his well known roles as Excalibur from ''Manga/SoulEater'' and Greed Ling in ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]''. He eventually moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to seek for more voice acting opportunities (mostly in video games and several WesternAnimation), and later become a well-known video game voice actor in AAA titles and his motion capture work in his video game roles. In addition, he also pursued a career as a rock musician. It also doesn't help to note that he eventually become a union voice actor in the same league like Creator/CrispinFreeman and Creator/SteveBlum, thus making it more difficult to either reprise his older video game and anime roles, or land in newer anime roles. The fact that he stopped voicing Yamato in the union-dubbed ''Anime/NarutoShippuden'' in 2014, which was [[TheOtherDarrin darrin'd]] by Creator/MatthewMercer, shows that he's probably stopped doing anime voice acting, possibly for good.
* Creator/JessicaBoone: Largely left voice acting after moving from Houston in 2008. Even though she has played a few roles with Creator/SentaiFilmworks in around 2011, the fact that her role as Haqua was [[TheOtherDarrin darrin'd]] by Creator/JessicaCalvello in the third season of ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' seems to suggest that she's possibly done with anime voice acting for good.
* Creator/SteveBulen: Known for his voice work on ''Anime/CodeGeass'' and ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''. Bulen hasn't done any new roles in anime since 2008.
* Petrea Burchard: Best known for voicing Ryoko in ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' and Miho Miwakura in ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' (along with some work in western animation, notably F.R.A.N. in the "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" cartoon). She retired from voice acting around 2005, and did not reprise her role of Ryoko for the third Tenchi [=OVA=] and ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP''. She's now a writer, and occasionally appears in commercials.
* Creator/DameonClarke: Started out at Funimation as the voice of [[Anime/DragonBallZ Cell]] and [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Scar]], moved to Los Angeles and now only does live-action TV and a few video games. Although he did return to reprise his role as Cell for ''Anime/DragonBallKai''.
* Kelli Cousins: A voice actress who worked for Creator/ADVFilms on several roles, such as [[Anime/PrincessNine Seira Morimura]], [[Anime/ExcelSaga Ropponmatsu 1]], and [[LightNovel/KinosJourney Kino]]. She has become a designer and maker of jewelry, clothing, housewares, and paper goods.
* Ceyli Delgadillo: Had a brief stint working at Funimation as the voice of [[Manga/DragonBall Kid Goku]] (in the second and third movies), Dende (dubbed over by Creator/LauraBailey on the remastered DVD releases), and [[Manga/YuYuHakusho the little boy that Yusuke sacrificed himself to save]]. Left Funimation circa 2001, and is now living in New York City.
* Creator/PeterDoyle: Was active from Los Angeles-based voice acting from approximately 2001 to 2009, with his last documented role being Dominic Sorel in ''Eureka Seven: Goodnight, sleep tight, young lovers'', presumably retiring afterwards.
* Creator/ScottFreeman: Best known for roles in Funimation, especially Issei in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD''. Retired in 2015 after going through a messy divorce.
* Creator/MarkGatha: English dub voice of Domon Kasshu in ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', who has now become a doctor.
* Creator/SuzanneGoldish: A former voice actress who worked for ([[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]], her most notable role being Chris Thorndyke in ''Anime/SonicX''. Still involved in anime as an ADR/Voice Director at the Los Angeles-based Creator/{{Studiopolis}}, directing English dubs for anime such as ''Anime/{{K}}'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' (Episodes 268-366), ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', and the Creator/VizMedia re-dub of ''Manga/SailorMoon''.
* Creator/DavidKaye: Highly prominent in anime that was dubbed in Canada such as Sesshomaru in ''Manga/InuYasha'', Soun Tendo in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' and Reccome in the Ocean Blue dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Kaye had moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to further his voice acting career. While he is prominent in video games and western animation, he has all but retired in the field of anime, with his role as Sesshomaru being recast to Michael Daingerfield Hall in ''Inuyasha The Final Act''.
* Creator/AmandaWinnLee: Known for her role as Yukiko Amagi in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''''VideoGame/Persona4Arena Ultimax'' and ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth''. She worked in Texas until moving to Los Angeles around 2000, largely left voice acting to take care of her son when he was diagnosed with leukemia. She primarily does video game voice overs nowadays. Her last major anime role was reprising Yukiko in ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation''.
* Creator/MichaelLindsay: English dub voice of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Amuro Ray]] and [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kankuro]]. Retired in 2012.
* Tristan [=MacAvery=]: Original English dub voice of Gendo Ikari in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', retired from voice-acting after a falling-out with ADV. Now enjoying a career in writing.
* Creator/JulieMaddalena: Voice of Lime in ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'' and Yumi Ohmura in ''Manga/{{Chobits}}''. Hasn't done any new roles in anime since 2008, and seems to focus more on voice work in video games and animation.
* Meredith [=McCoy=]: Best known as the voice of Android 18 in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Launch (both sides) in ''Manga/DragonBall'', Fujiko Mine in ''Anime/LupinIII'', Maria Ross in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'', and others. She still does occasionally voice act, but mostly left the business around 2008. She reprised her role of Maria Ross in ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fulllmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'', but did not reprise her role of Android 18 in ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' (she was asked though, but the role was instead filled by Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard as a last minute substitute). She mostly seems to be focusing on her family and singing career.
* Creator/LaraJillMiller: Known for her role as Kari Kamiya in ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}''. Hasn't done any new roles in anime since 2008 with her last anime role being Kapelteta Fernandez in ''Anime/StraitJacket''. She primarily seems to focus more on voice-over work in western animation and live-action acting.
* Creator/EdieMirman: Original voice for Gatomon in ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}''. Hasn't done any new roles in anime since 2000, though continues to provide background voices in several animated films.
* Simon Prescott: He was active from the 1990s to around 2008, but has not been seen in any dubbed anime work since.
* Creator/AndrewRannells: He retired from voice acting to start a career on Broadway and mainstream TV.
* Lia Sargent: English dub voice of [[Anime/{{Trigun}} Milly Thompson]] (and the show's ADR director), as well as providing voices and/or ADR scripts for ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', ''Anime/WolfsRain'', and ''Anime/{{Planetes}}''. Mostly retired from voice acting in 2006, but has done a few video game roles since then, such as Natsume from ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'' and Shion in ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', as well as a couple minor anime roles, such as the redub of ''Anime/GhostInTheShell 2.0'' and the ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'' animated movie.
* Creator/TonySampson: Worked with Creator/TheOceanGroup from 1991-2008. Now retired from voice acting altogether, working in the oil sands industry at Fort [=McMurray=].
* Joshua Seth: English dub voice for the likes of [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Tai Kamiya (Taichi Yagami)]], [[Anime/DuelMasters Shoubu]], [[Anime/WolfsRain Hige]] and [[Manga/{{Akira}} Tetsuo Shima]], is now a Comedy Hypnotist. He has expressed some interest in reprising Tai in future Digimon series if asked, but he won't exactly pursue it himself.
* Jason Gray Stanford: Had a good history in doing voicework in Canada during the '90s in roles such as [[Anime/DragonBallZ Raditz]], [[VideoGame/FatalFury Joe Higashi]], and [[Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation Donatello]]. In the early 2000s he moved to California and in 2002 he became Lt. Randall Disher in the TV Series ''Series/{{Monk}}'' and that's what he is mainly known for today (though it's uncertain if he would ever make a comeback since Monk has now ended, he probably wouldn't).
* Creator/EricStuart: Retired from voice acting just after recording for the newest ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' series, and moved from New York to Tennessee to focus on his music career and family. However, he says he would return to voice his Pokemon roles if asked, and continues to appear at anime conventions. He also continues to narrate audiobooks and returned for ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal''.
* Tiffany Vollmer: Bulma from ''Manga/DragonBall'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', and ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', Betsy from ''[[Manga/DetectiveConan Case Closed]]'', and a few additional characters in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. She stopped accepting new roles around 2006, but continued to voice Bulma until she moved to New Orleans in 2010. She is now a makeup artist, filmmaker, and occasional dancer and on-camera actress.
* Creator/KerryWilliams: Best known as Casey/Nanoka in Pokemon, she hasn't appeared in any shows often after 4Kids collapsed. She did return to ''Pokémon: Black & White'' as Katharine.
[[/index]]
[[/folder]]

[[#Dub-Other]]'''And others occasionally get involved in Anime voice acting even though they aren't really regulars in the industry, such as:'''

[[folder:Other]]
[[index]]
* Creator/BobBergen, now known for being the voice of Porky Pig (''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'') since Creator/MelBlanc's death, was the voice for ''Anime/LupinIII'''s titular thief in the original English dubs of the first two films (''Anime/TheMysteryOfMamo'' and ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro''), produced by Creator/CarlMacek's Creator/StreamlinePictures.
* Genre-favorite Creator/ClaudiaBlack of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' and ''Series/StargateSG1'' fame did the opening of ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi'', as well as the voice of Steel Angel Michael. Creator/ADVFilms got her to do the role while she was in studio recording some extra features for their DVD release of ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. After her ''Series/{{Stargate|SG1}}'' stint, Claudia seems to have gone into voice acting full time, with roles in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', ''VideoGame/ProjectSylpheed'', and several Creator/BioWare games, most notably ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' as Morrigan.
* Kimberly J. Brown, best known for playing Marnie in the first three ''Film/{{Halloweentown}}'' movies, voiced the title character in ''Manga/VampirePrincessMiyu'' for several episodes before being replaced with Creator/DorothyEliasFahn.
* Creator/AshlyBurch is probably best known for her web series, ''WebOriginal/HeyAshWhatchaPlayin'', and also some video game voice work, such as Cassie Cage in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' and Tiny Tina in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'', but has done a few anime roles with Creator/{{FUNimation}}, her most notable being Sasha from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''.
* Creator/CamClarke is probably known for his voice work in WesternAnimation such as Leonardo in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', but also voiced Shotaro Kaneda in the streamline dub of ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', along with providing voices in some anime such as ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', and ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
* Debi Derryberry mainly provides voices for WesternAnimation such as the titular character in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', but also voiced the TitleCharacter of ''Manga/ZatchBell'' and Yugi from ''Anime/TenchiInTokyo''.
* Creator/BrianDonovan who typically is known for his role as the announcer on [[Creator/DisneyXD Jetix]] has done a few anime, like Davis Motomiya on ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' and Rock Lee on ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.
* Creator/DCDouglas was once involved in a ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' Special as Ippo Manokuchi himself, but on the other hand, he's more known for his video game roles such as [[Franchise/MassEffect Legion]] and [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Albert Wesker]]. In 2014/2015, he is slowly starting to gain roles in Anime such as Gari in ''[[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto Shippuden]]'' and X Drake in the Creator/{{Funimation}} dub of ''Franchise/OnePiece''.
* Maile Flanagan, who typically works as an on-screen actress, is best known as the voice of Naruto Uzumaki in the ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and ''Naruto Shippuden'' dubs.
* Creator/QuintonFlynn, who is known for his work in video games and western animation (for example Raiden in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''), has done some anime voice work particularly Iruka Umino in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and Kon in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
* Terri Hawkes: On-camera actress by day, TheNineties dub ''Anime/SailorMoon'' by night. Other than Sailor Moon (pretty much her only anime role), she's also known for her appearances on ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' and ''Film/HelloMaryLouPromNightII''.
* Creator/DavidHayter, former ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'' lead star and ''Film/XMen'' and ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' film series screenplay writer, is known primary for his role as Solid Snake in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series, but he also did plenty of anime dubs such as Tamahome in ''Manga/FushigiYugi'', Bernard Wiseman in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Gundam 0080]]'', and the title role in ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro''.
* Creator/AliHillis (aka [[Franchise/MassEffect Dr. Liara T'soni]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Lightning]]) is more known for video game voices, but at least she also did [[Anime/XMen the anime version of Emma Frost]] and [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Karin]].
* Creator/RichardStevenHorvitz, a WesternAnimation voice actor with a few video games roles, best known for his roles as [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Zim]], [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Billy]] and [[VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans Orthopox-13]]. Horvitz had provided the voice of Kanchome in ''Manga/ZatchBell'' before being [[TheOtherDarrin replaced]] by Jeff Nimoy.
* Even Creator/SamuelLJackson himself worked in anime, which he's a fan of, as the voice of the title character of ''Anime/AfroSamurai''.
* Creator/DanielleJudovits who does mostly American voice acting in video games (including dubbing some Japanese made video games), also voiced Tenten in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', and Naru Osaka and Koan in the Viz Media re-dub of ''Manga/SailorMoon''.
* Alessandro Juliani, a Canadian actor known for portraying Felix Gaeta on ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', also worked on ''Manga/DeathNote'' as the voice of the world's greatest detective, L. He did do voice work before such as Pit in ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'', Prince Toma in one of the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' movies and Gambit from ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' and the like, but his voice work was never considered all that memorable until L came along.
* Creator/NeilKaplan who is known for his voice work in video games (for example Tychus Findlay in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'') has also worked on some anime such as, serious!Tobi/[[spoiler:Obito Uchiha]], [[spoiler: Madara Uchiha]] in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Shigekuni Yamamoto in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', and Hawkmon in ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}''.
* Creator/JaniceKawaye who does mostly American voice acting (for example Jenny in ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'') has also worked on ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' as the voice of Ichigo's sister Yuzu Kurosaki.
* Creator/TomKenny, who's strictly a WesternAnimation voice actor known for being the voice of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' and [[ManOfAThousandVoices a large number]] of other characters, has lent his voice to anime such as ''Manga/RaveMaster'', ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix'', and even a few small characters in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.
* Patricia Ja Lee, known primarily for her role as Cassie Chan in ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' and ''[[Series/PowerRangersInSpace In Space]]'', played Afura Mann in ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'', Mika Iwakura in ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'', Megumi Kurogane in ''VideoGame/GateKeepers'' and most notably, Patricia Martin ([[ActorAllusion Yes]], [[TheDanza we noticed]]) in ''Manga/LuckyStar''. She also portrayed Haruhi Suzumiya in a series of live-action promotional videos launched by Creator/BandaiEntertainment to announce the R1 license of ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]''. Before the series' English cast was announced, it was speculated that she might be the voice of Haruhi as well (the role would instead be played by Creator/WendeeLee). Patricia would play one of the members of ENOZ in the episode "Live Alive".
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* Note that this sub-list does not include the ''many'' celebrities and WesternAnimation VA's that Creator/{{Disney}} has gotten to play parts in their dubs of the Creator/StudioGhibli films.
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* Creator/SaraLafleur is best known for her large roles in ''Series/UglyBetty'' and ''Series/GreysAnatomy'', but she got her start by voicing [[Anime/SailorMoon Sailor Uranus]] in the original dub. She also voiced Trish in the original ''Franchise/DevilMayCry''.
* Creator/ReubenLangdon, famously known as Dante in ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'', though more known in video game voicings (mostly Japanese-based that many anime fans will recognize), has once lent his voice for the animated adaptation of the game himself and had a minor role in ''Manga/{{Monster}}''.
* Stephanie Morgenstern is now a Canadian television producer, known for being the co-creator of ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}''. She got her entertainment start doing voice acting, her most notable role being the original dub voice of [[Anime/SailorMoon Sailor Venus]].
* Creator/JessicaNigri, who is best known as a cosplay model, as well as a voice actress at Creator/RoosterTeeth, her most notable role being Cinder Fall in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', voices Super Sonico in ''Anime/SuperSonico: The Animation''.
* Creator/EdenRiegel who mainly does video games and occasional on-screen acting, has done some anime voice over work such as Yuna on ''Anime/{{Stitch}}'', Rurichiyō Kasumiōji in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', and Kaede Kaburagi in ''Anime/TigerAndBunny''.
* Creator/RogerCraigSmith, who mainly does video games and some western animation (for example the title character in the ''Franchise/SonictheHedgehog'' games and Ezio Auditore da Firenze in ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'') has done some voice over work in anime most notably as Deidara in ''Naruto Shippuden'', Shinji Hirako in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and Gilbert G.P Guilford in ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
* Creator/TaraStrong is usually a western-animation voice actress (and occasional on-camera actress), but voiced roles in the Studio Ghibli films, and one of her first gigs was voicing some minor roles in TheNineties dub of ''Anime/SailorMoon''. She also voiced young Yoh in ''Manga/ShamanKing'' and Yumi Francois/Tekkaman Hiver in ''Anime/TekkamanBlade 2''.
* Jason Spisak who normally does western animation and especially video games (such as [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV Bartz Klauser]] in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' and Avan Hardins in ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesII'') has also done a few anime, such as Zatch's human partner, Kiyo Takamine, in ''Manga/ZatchBell''.
* Creator/FredTatasciore, who mainly does western-animation and video games, had provided the voice of Gato in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' ([[InkSuitActor he coincidentally bares a striking resemblance to him]]). Later, he did the voice of the Akatsuki member Kakuzu in ''Naruto Shippuden''.
* Creator/HyndenWalch, who normally works in American cartoon voice acting (she's best known for playing Starfire in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'') has also worked on a few anime, like Nia from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' (before having to leave 2/3 of the way through due to family issues), Yutaka from ''Manga/LuckyStar'', and Emiri Kimidori from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''.
* Creator/DebiMaeWest, known for her voice over work in commercials and video games (example Meryl Silverburgh in the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' series), had provided the voice of Tsunade in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and ''Naruto Shippuden''.
* Creator/WallyWingert, who mostly does American animation and video game voice acting (example Tallest Red from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' and The Riddler from the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'') has also worked on some anime, like Renji Abarai from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Kotetsu T. Kaburagi/Wild Tiger from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', and Brago from ''Manga/ZatchBell''.
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[[#LatiAmericanDubVoiceActors]]'''Here's a list of noteworthy Latin-American dub voice actors. Voice actors are usually not exclusive to one studio or region, and several countries have their own studios - this list is separated by country.'''

[[folder:Mexico]]
!!Mexico (Mexico DF)
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* Creator/EduardoGarza
* Creator/EnzoFortuny
* Creator/GerardoReyero
* [[Creator/IrwinDaayan Irwin Daayán]]
* [[Creator/JesusBarrero Jesús Barrero]]
* Creator/JoseGilbertoVilchis
* Creator/LauraTorres
* Creator/LilianaBarba
* [[Creator/MariaFernandaMorales María Fernanda Morales]]
* [[Creator/MarioCastaneda Mario Castañeda]]
* [[Creator/MonicaManjarrez Mónica Manjarrez]]
* Creator/PatriciaAcevedo
* [[Creator/ReneGarcia René García]]
* Creator/RossyAguirre
* Creator/VictorUgarte

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[[#Dub-RIP]]'''Much like their Japanese and English counterparts, voice actors are only human. Some have died. Here be a list of the dearly departed.'''

[[folder:RIP]]
* Creator/AraceliDeLeon
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[[#SpanishDubVoiceActors]]'''Here's a list of noteworthy Spanish dub voice actors. Voice actors are (usually) not exclusive to one studio or region, and several countries have their own studios.'''

[[folder:Spain]]
* Creator/PepeCarabias
* Creator/JuliaGallego
* Creator/BlancaRada
* Creator/MartaSainz
* Creator/JorgeSaudinos
* Creator/DianaTorres
* Creator/AlbertTrifolSegarra
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[[#Dub-RIP]]'''Much like their Japanese and English counterparts, voice actors are only human. Some have died. Here be a list of the dearly departed.'''

[[folder:RIP]]
* Creator/JoseMariaCarrero
* Creator/ConstantinoRomero
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