Mitsuhiro Ichiki is a seiyuu from Kagoshima. He plays teenage boys, often leaning heavily towards the Jerk Ass spectrum.
In 2012, he was been subjected to a cruel prank by a group of people (including the producer Takahiro Yamanaka and the voice actors Takuma Terashima and Hisako Kanemoto), when he entered a fake audition to get a role in Kokoro Connect: Yamanaka engineered the whole deal, while Terashima and Kanemoto followed the instructions. Needless to say, poor Ichiki received sympathy among the fans (and specially from the 2chan web board) and saw the prank as a very dickish move from both the voice actors and the production studio note . Another seiyuu, Tomokazu Sugita, helped him to reveal this prank. Here is the whole story. Despite the scandal, he eventually did get an actual role in the later episodes of the anime, and continued with his career.
In 2015, he married fellow voice actress Nana Inoue.
Fun fact: before starting his voice acting career, he was a professional King of Fighters player. Originally ready to head to the Evolution Championship Series to compete in KOF XIII, he ultimately decided to forego that opportunity in order to audition for a role. Unfortunately, said audition was the Kokoro Connect Noodle Incident.
Some roles by Mitsuhiro Ichiki are:
- Donnel alias Donny in Fire Emblem Awakening
- Hinata and his son Hisame in Fire Emblem Fates
- Genpaku Sugita in Akanesasu Sekai de Kimi to Utau (Playing Against Type as a borderline Ax-Crazy adult man. Listen to see how low he can pitch his voice.)
- Haruo Yoshikawa in Magikano
- Hibiki Kohaku in BlazBlue
- Hibiki Tatsunami in Muv-Luv Unlimited: The Day After
- Johnny Gil in D.Gray-Man (2016) (succeeding Tomohiro Tsuboi)
- Kazuhiko Kozuka in Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note
- Naoya Shirakawa in Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
- Natsuhiko Tenkawa in Root Double: Before Crime * After Days
- Perla in 100 Sleeping Princes and the Kingdom of Dreams
- Shouto Shiroyama in Kokoro Connect
- Shuu Nakajima in Persona 4: The Animation
- Takayama in Angel Beats!
- Tomohiko Kazama in Another
- Yamatonokami Yasusada in Touken Ranbu (Lose your head and die!)
- Yukio Hans Voralberna in Bleach
- Yuuki Fukuzawa in Maria-sama ga Miteru
- Oosako Chikara in Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3rd Story