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Creator / Akira Ishida

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THE voice actor when it comes to Bishōnen characters. The girlier, the better. Bonus points if the character has Mystical White Hair.

Akira Ishida (born November 2, 1967) voices characters that are more on the laid-back side... and sometimes on the more enigmatic, sinister side. This makes him quite the fan favorite even today. It does help that his first well known voice was Kaworu Nagisa, which gives him quite a good start, but it wasn't until later that his roles as Athrun Zala and Gaara shot him to great fame.

Has a lot of "relationships" with fellow Gundam SEED voice actor Soichiro Hoshi. And with Romi Park, Megumi Ogata, Mamiko Noto, Megumi Hayashibara, Tomokazu Seki, Yūki Kaji, Rikiya Koyama, Jun'ichi Suwabe, Joji Nakata, Takehito Koyasu, Megumi Toyoguchi, Akio Ōtsuka, Tomokazu Sugita, and recently Maaya Sakamoto. And some very rabid fangirls and fanboys.

Also, for the record, he's one of the only male voice actors to have voiced a WOMAN.

If his character is killed, expect it to be via head injury.

Not to be confused with the artist Akira Ishida.

Ishida ja nai, Katsura da!

Tropes relating to Akira Ishida:

  • Man of a Thousand Voices: Taken up to eleven in the Smartphone game Chain Chronicle where he plays forty-six characters at once.
  • Mystical White Hair: Many of his roles fall under this: Kaworu, Break, Akise, Hyouga, Regulus, Souya and Tsukasa.
  • Not So Stoic: Ishida is known as one of the most serious voice actors in the business, rarely ever cracking a joke or laughing. But there are rare cases that he actually laughed at certain things, which caused everyone near him to get silent in shock en masse, with Ishida apologizing.note 
  • Typecasting: Has picked up more villainous roles in the latter parts of his career.

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