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Japanese Seiyū That Anime Fans Will Instantly Recognize

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It's no surprise to have one seiyū (voice actor/actress) work on multiple shows. If you've watched a good amount of anime, you'll begin to recognize a few familiar voices in past anime you've watched. Especially if the anime they're working on is a hit, they're bound to star in other shows. Here are some of the easily recognizable voices in anime.

Noriaki Sugiyama

Emiya Shirou

Emiya Shirou

Known for his roles as Emiya Shirou (Fate), Uchiha Sasuke (Naruto), and Uryū Ishida (Bleach). His voice stands out because of how it changes depending on the character he plays and the emotions needed. When he played Emiya Shirou, he had a rather high-pitched voice, but as Uchiha Sasuke, he talked in a much meaner and deeper voice.



Aoi Koga

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen by Aka Akasaka

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen by Aka Akasaka

Though considered soft and cute, her voice has a rather mature sound to it. She plays Kaguya Shinomiya From Kaguya-sama and Paimon in Genshin Impact. Though she is fitting for the cute anime girl role, her voice doesn't need to be the common squeaky type.

Saori Hayami

Oregairu by Wataru Watari

Oregairu by Wataru Watari

One of the most beautiful voices in anime, considering she is also a singer, her voice stands out because of how soothing and calming it is. She's know for playing Yukino Yukinoshita from Oregairu, Jabami Yumeko from Kakegurui and Himawari Uzumaki from Demon Slayer

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

Shokugeki no Soma by Yūto Tsukudan and Shun Saeki

Shokugeki no Soma by Yūto Tsukudan and Shun Saeki

Known for his high-pitched voice, He has taken the roles of many MC's in the industry such as Yukihira Soma from Shokugeki No Soma, Kirito from Sword Art Online, and Bell from Danmachi. His popularity is not only for his many roles but also the "Guinness World Record for most unique sound bites by a voice actor with over 10,000 in a roleplaying game".

Hiroshi Kamiya

Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama

Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama

Another singer turn seiyū, Hiroshi Kamiya is well known for his roles as Levi Ackerman from the award-winning Attack on Titan, Araragi from the Monogatari Series, Kusuo Saiki from The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. His sexy and cool-sounding voice gives his characters a rather cool charisma, even as the dork Araragi.


Takehito Koyasu

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders - Battle in Egypt by Hirohiko Araki

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders - Battle in Egypt by Hirohiko Araki

The well known and most recognizable voice in anime is none other than Takehito Koyasu. He's known for playing Dio Brando from the long-running sereis Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Zeke Yeager from Attack on Titan, and Papa Shirogane from Kaguya-Sama: Love is War. He has a very masculine voice, deep and scary, it's only fitting that he plays the villain.

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