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Takehito Koyasu (born May 5, 1967) is a voice actor born in—*WHACK*

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Anyway, he 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.

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

According to Anime News Network, he has the most number of roles in anime - as of April 2019 a total of 106 more roles than the next highest on the list.

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.

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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, Unshou Ishizuka, and to an extent Tessho Genda.


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

  • Badass Baritone: Has an awesome deep voice.
  • 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.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Tera-Koyasu (テラ子安), a pun on terakoya (寺子屋, temple school).
    • "Koyappi", at times. Most probably taken from his blog being titled 'Koya-P'.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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