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Creator / Takehito Koyasu

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Takehito Koyasu (born May 5, 1967 in Yokohama, Japan) is currently the most prolific voice actor in the business. And when we say prolific, we mean it, with lots of varying roles he can pull off easily. Starting from a Determinator, to a calm, cool, intellectual, sarcastic character, to a nobleman to just plain comic relief/gay character. He created Weiß Kreuz, and is a part of the Weiß group, alongside the other leads: Shin-ichiro Miki, Tomokazu Seki, and Hiro Yuki. He is a true Man of a Thousand Voices.

According to Anime News Network, he has the most number of roles in anime — as of April 2022, he is the only voice actor with over 700 credits.

Has an alter-ego named "Zazel". Zazel sings the theme song for the CD drama starring Weiß's rivals, Schwarz.


It shall be noted, also, that he's a Promoted Fanboy. Yep, he was a long-time Mobile Suit Gundam fan before landing the roles of Zechs, Gym, Mu and Frederick.

Currently working on a series of CD dramas called Velvet Under World, which may or may not be a Weiß Kreuz spin off. For the most compelling arguments in favour of that, "Velvet Underworld" is Weiß Kreuz's first opening theme and VUW's main character's name? A.Y.A.

He seems to be a good friend of Hikaru Midorikawa and, as a result, there's lots of instances where he plays characters who are rivals with Midorikawa's character, usually with Koyasu's character being the instigator of rivalry. Koyasu has also replaced Kaneto Shiozawa in many roles since the latter's death and can be seen as his successor as they do sound rather similar. Also has relationships with Akira Ishida, Unshō Ishizuka, and to an extent Tessho Genda.


He's a married man (though with someone outside voice acting business) and has a son, Kouki Koyasu, who eventually also followed his footsteps in becoming a voice actor.

Koyasu's Roooooles! Koyasu's Roooooles! From the various series! Take a look if you please! They're going to Californiaaaaa....

Fool! These tropes are not associated with everything in the universe! It was I, Takehito Koyasu!

  • Badass Baritone: Has an awesome deep voice. Not that he couldn't wield an amazingly high falsetto, though, if Mephistopheles and Ranka Fujioka are any indication.
  • Casting Gag: Koyasu who voices Dio Brando in the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure TV anime previously voiced Takuma Saioh from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, who used an Arcana Force deck, cards of which are based off the Major Arcana, and whose signature monster is: "Arcana Force XXI - The World". Many memes were made that day. Then they got him to reprise the role for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, and suffice it to say, he embraces the meme shamelessly.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Shuu and Dio in particular.
  • The Gadfly: Some of his roles have this tendency sometimes going to Troll levels. The most notable examples are Shu and Jade. He also appears to have a bit of this himself.
  • Large Ham: He's also a go-to guy if you want a middle-aged guy with hams to go. And always trust Koyasu to ham it up deliciously when he's being one.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: If you're reading his resume, you should know already that Koyasu is one, despite the fact that there are roles where his voice can be easily recognized; it can easily be assumed his small mouth gives him a very specific voice range unique to only him.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He has the same upset expression in almost all of his photos out there. This is not because he's unhappy, but due to the fact that his upper jaw is slightly deformed, making his front teeth crooked. He is deeply aware of this, and smiles as rarely as possible, though he is known to be a very Nice Guy in real life.
  • Playing Against Type: Most notably... Shingo Yabuki. For this once, Koyasu is a bumbling (but still Hot-Blooded) Ascended Fanboy who idolizes The Hero (in this case Kyo).
    • Many argue that his role as Bobobo is also this trope for him. He's an extremely crazy variant of The Hero that wields a power that counts as a G-Rated Drug.
    • There's also his turn in Prétear playing Tanaka, the squeaky-voiced, comical Butt-Monkey butler, who also made use of his Shingo-styled voice.
    • Moomin fans were surprised that the deep-voiced Dio and the soft-spoken Snufkin were portrayed by the same actor in the 1990s version of the anime.
  • Promoted Fanboy:
  • Relationship Voice Actor: As mentioned, engages a lot with Hikaru Midorikawa.
  • Running Gag: Anytime his name pops up in TV Tropes, in place of the usual reference of other notable roles it will simply say "too many to list" or "everything" (as long as it's a guy. If it's a girl, contact Miyuki Sawashiro, Kana Hanazawa or Saori Hayami).
    • Retroactive Recognition: That, and whenever his voice is heard elsewhere, this trope kicks in for a lot of people who weren't aware of him beforehand to always be thinking of his role as Dio Brando in spite of his huge resume.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Suprisingly capable of a truly hilarious girl-like screech when his less-sympathetic roles gets what's coming to them, such as Hanagata Mitsurugi of Saber Marionette J and Nobuyuki Sugou of Sword Art Online

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