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Johnny Yong Bosch (born John Jay Bosch; January 6, 1976) (Fan Abbreviation: JYB) is a former Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers star (he was a frog) who has since moved on to anime voice acting, starting as Vash the Stampede in Trigun, and moved on to other lead roles. This coincidentally pitted him as the star and hero for the only two new anime [adult swim] was running for a year and a half - this streak ended when Code Geass completed its run in May 2009. This plus the earlier run of Eureka Seven led many to call the starting anime block "The JYB Power Hour". When combined with his role as Ichigo in Bleach, Adult Swim meant two things: shows from Williams Street, and shows starring JYB. He is the vocalist for his own band, Eyeshine. Oh, and he's an accomplished martial artist who can kick your ass.

He's often appeared alongside Stephanie Sheh and/or Michelle Ruff. He's also shared many roles with Japanese voice actors such as Jun Fukuyama.

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  • Anti-Hero: Despite him constantly being typecasted as heroes, he's quite capable of voicing anti-heroes such as Lelouch Lamperouge. In fact, he stated in his Myspace blog that anti-heroes were his personal preference.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: He initially studied Martial Arts by mimicking Bruce Lee, but then gained actual tutelage in Kung Fu. Was certainly useful during his tenure as a Power Ranger.
  • Counterpoint Duet: "The First Noel" with Vic Mignogna. Vic takes the traditional melodic line and sounds happy; Johnny uses his Perishing Alt-Rock Voice, and sounds like he's straining to make it to Christmas. It's a noticeably more melancholic take on a song that's usually cheerful and thought provoking at most.
  • Crossdressing Voices: While he hasn't voiced any female characters, some of the younger boy roles he's played happened to be voiced by a woman in the Japanese dub (e.g. Renton and Ryuto). In fact, the youngest character he's voiced in anime is Noby/Nobita from Doraemon, who happens to be 10-years old.
    • Now played straight as he's one of the many, many voices behind Popuko in Pop Team Epic.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: According to Johnny himself, his role as Renton Thurston was considered to be the hardest role he has gotten because he was pressured to pull a higher-pitched voice for the character in a short period of time. Instead of the Heroic RRoD typical for heroes that do this, the role instead helped land him into younger characters with said pitch.
  • Darker and Edgier: Black Ranger Adam was The Cape style morality, then he did the upbeat but still angsty Vash. Then he did characters that are either morally ambiguous, have more broken past lives, sociopathic and/or psychopathic, or just plain sullen and stoic.
  • Dumb Is Good: If his character is good, he's generally not that intelligent. If his character is smart, he's generally not very good. However, here are are few inverted examples:
    • Ichigo Kurosaki is an interesting inversion to this trope, because while he's got the Leeroy Jenkins thing down, he's actually quite intelligent, both in school and in battle. This totally applies to Ichigo's Superpowered Evil Side, though.
    • Yu Narukami is a complete inversion. Not only is he very smart and resourceful in battle and school, he's also the main hero. Or it's possible said smarts come from eating stuff out of the fridge.
    • Nero is yet another inversion, as while he's hot-headed, brash and somewhat aloof, he can be very bright when it comes to fighting demons or solving intricate puzzles. In 5 he has cooled off and gained a lot more experience as a Devil Hunter, becoming much more resourceful.
    • Godzilla: Singular Point is another inversion: Yun Arikawa is one of two deuteragonists, and he’s depicted as a loyal friend and hardworking employee. He’s also very, very smart, especially in technical subjects: he programs his own AIs, assists with designing, building, operating, and repairing Jet Jaguar, and is knowledgable on a wide series of topics- including cryptography, battle tactics, biology, and quantum physics. All of this proves vital to understanding the natures of the kaiju and of the coming catastrophe- and in combating and preventing them.
  • Full-Name Basis: A lot of people say his full name when talking about him; even on this wiki. One exception was in the first few episodes of Power Rangers where he was introduced, when he was credited under John Bosch.
  • The Hero: His primary forte. As he once noted in an interview, it was his "perfect Hero Voice" that landed him his first anime voice acting role.
  • Heroic Mime: Johnny pulls this off with The Protagonist in Persona 4 and in the few instances in which he speaks, he sounds more like a Power Ranger (he calls out almost every Persona like he's saying "IT'S MORPHIN' TIME!"). Though in Arena, he's a mime no longer and sounds quite a fair bit like Adachi. To try and fix this, Adachi sounds much raspier in The Animation while Yu sounds more neutral. Also worth noting is that Johnny is one of three voice actors to play a character in Persona 4 and not get recast at any point after (the others being Yuri Lowenthal as Yosuke and Amanda Winn-Lee as Yukiko).
  • Hot-Blooded: Also part of his primary forte, though ironically in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, he voices Rossiu, The Spock amongst the cast (although even then, Rossiu has his fair share of Hot-Blooded moments).
  • I Know Karate: He is a former Power Ranger after all.
  • Kid Hero: Ever since his Playing Against Type role of Renton Thurston, he's been getting some roles where he uses a higher-pitch voice that casts him into younger characters. We've got Emil, Almaz, Sakura Kusakabe, Seto, Xiba, Guren, Noby, Nate and Bam; they all have a higher pitched voice, in stark contrast to his older characters like Vash the Stampede and Ichigo Kurosaki.
  • Large Ham:
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent:
    • While he's capable of pulling off a high-pitch voice like Renton Thurston, he hadn't played any role that involved pulling off an accent. That was until:
    • He's spoken in a completely different language in a dub - being Izaya's voice actor required him to speak Russian for a few lines. It sounds near perfect compared to Izaya's original voice.
    • While still easily recognizable, he also attempted a Japanese accent in Binary Domain as Kurosawa. Seeing as he'd worked a lot of anime titles in the past, it's no surprise he managed to pick this accent up quickly.
    • He ends up breaking the mold again with his role as Jonathan Joestar in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure where he spots a realistic British accent, and has caught a lot of anime fans by surprise.
  • The Other Darrin: After real-life sexual harassment allegations resulted in several companies severing ties with Vic Mignogna, Johnny ended up being cast to replace him in several of his previous roles.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • His Baritone of Strength voice as Hovernyan in Yo-kai Watch is practically unrecognizable.
    • His role as Kyouji Shinkawa is this, despite being a villain. Kyouji is a full-blown Yandere that always calls Sinon's name as a Madness Mantra.
    • He's commonly known for playing upbeat, slightly goofy and hapless heroes, and Tohru Adachi is initially no different...until near the end, where he turns out to actually be a nihilistic, selfish Serial Killer who's deeply angry at the world.
  • Promoted Fanboy: He grew up watching The Transformers and called his role as Bumblebee in Transformers: War for Cybertron a dream come true.
  • Stage Names: For some of his earliest anime roles, he went by the alias of "Kevin Thatcher". In addition, when reprising his role of Ichigo in DEATH BATTLE!, he went by "Adam Park".
  • Typecasting: A majority of his roles are Hot-Blooded heroes that tend to be very hammy.

Tropes associated with his band:

  • Album Title Drop: In "Silverstar" on Tone of Echoes.
  • Crowd Chant: During its appearance at Yama Con 2017, the band makes history by scoring its only calls for an encore, which Johnny lampshades.
  • I Am the Band: With Maurice's departure from the band in 2014, Johnny is the only original member left.
  • Large Ham: Johnny certainly hams it up during Eyeshine's final appearance at Yama Con, something he would have normally saved for photo opportunities or the voice acting booth.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Band co-founder and drummer Maurice is this. See Walking Shirtless Scene.
  • New Sound Album: "Gone Tomorrow," released in April 2017, features experimentation in grunge.
  • Perishing Alt-Rock Voice: Johnny sings this way pretty often, probably because his voice has gone raspy from all the yelling he's done in doing anime voices.
  • [Popular Saying], But...: Eyeshine's final album is called "Gone Tomorrow."
  • Revolving Door Band: While Eyeshine has some fame, the band isn't a full time gig for any of its members. As such, many members have had to leave to focus on their careers or left for personal reasons, so the band's gone through many guitarists and bassists.
  • Rock-Star Song: "Let's Play Our Way".
  • Self-Backing Vocalist: Since most of Eyeshine's vocals are Johnny's alone, many tracks feature him backing himself up.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: "Alone" is about a couple who want to be together but can't because fear of judgement / fear of the unconventional / something is keeping them apart. Instead, each of the couple sticks with the familiar, but they remain separated as a result. Exactly which demographic the song is referring to is left for the listener to decide.
  • Studio Chatter: Done at the beginning of "Blackout" on Red Stripes White Lights.
  • Team Dad: Crossing over with Papa Wolf, Johnny is definitely this. He takes very good care of his bandmates and will shed his normally easygoing demeanor if a situation could affect them or the band negatively.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Maurice nearly always plays their live shows without a shirt.


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