Since I started re watching anime a couple years ago I’ve been learning more about seiyuus (voice actors) and been nominating my favorite ones. Because I had piano lessons some years ago I managed to develop a keen sense for sounds (played by listening) and voices, and so I manage to distinguish some seiyuuss on various animes. There are those that are easily found by their unique voices but there are those that manage to change their voice in a way that we can’t notice it’s one that we know, like Aya Hirano from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (character Haruhi) which also stared in Lucky Star (character Konata).
For female seiyuss I got two favorites, being the first one and on the top of my favorite seyuus Mamiko Noto. The first time I learned (heard) about her was on School Rumble which she gave her voice to Yakumo and became completely hooked on her voice 😛 . She also stared on Moyashimon with the character Aoi, on Witchblade character Masane, Clannad character Ichinose and loads of other animes (Elfen Lied for example XD). She’s currently working on Kanokon as Kouta and Allison & Lillia as Fiona. She’s most commonly known for her sweet and calm voice which only one seiyuu can mimic her (don’t know her name).
My second female seiyuu is Houko Kuwashima, the reason why I like this seiyuu is because of her work on Claymore as Clare, she’s one those seiyuus that can change her voice on different animes, I couldn’t distinguish her on Gundam Seed which she voiced Flay and Natarle but managed to find her on Ayakashi (japanese horror stories) because she used the same voice as Clare. She’s currently working with Mamiko Noto on Kanokon ^_^ my favorite two on the same anime.
For favorite male seiyuus I got also two. The first one is Takehito Koyasu, the first time I heard him was on Gundam Seed playing Mwu La Flaga. Takehito has given his voice to hundreds of characters, possible the voice actor which has more principal and secondary characters also works as a narrator sometimes like in Rosario+Vampire. He’s most commonly known for his work on space series like Macross Seven, Gundam series and other ones.
The last one is Tomokazu Sugita, most commonly known for his work as Yuuichi from Kanon and Kyon from Haruhi Suzumiya. He seems to be chosen for characters that are serious and funny at the same time because Kyon and Yuuichi are barely the same but from different animes. He also worked in Super Robot Wars Divine Wars and Animation as Bullet.
If you want to know more about Seiyuus and their works go to Anime News Network.
So which are your favorite Seiyuus?!