Interview with Bakugou’s Seiyuu (and Shogi Fantatic), Nobuhiko Okamoto

One of anime’s most recognizable voices is that of Katsuki Bakugou, the quite literally explosive hero-in-training from My Hero Academia. But while Bakugou is characterized by a strained voice and simmering, sometimes violent rage, the actor who voices him, Nobuhiko Okamoto, is calm and engaging. The popular seiyuu, who has also voiced Rin (Blue Exorcist),… Read More Interview with Bakugou’s Seiyuu (and Shogi Fantatic), Nobuhiko Okamoto

Newman’s Nook: Goku the Absent Father

Goku’s tenacity, desire to defend the helpless, and incredible strength make him one of anime’s most admirable characters. But not everything about Goku is so praiseworthy, specifically not his parenting skills. Throughout the Dragon Ball manga, Goku appears to care for and love his family—however, he’s constantly absent from his children’s lives. He missed most… Read More Newman’s Nook: Goku the Absent Father

Mike McFarland and the Artistry of Voice Acting, Writing, and Directing

Voice actor, script writer, and ADR director Mike McFarland is probably a bigger part of your anime experience than you realize, even if you rarely listen to American dubs. He’s voiced major roles in classic series like Fullmetal Alchemist (and Brotherhood), Fruits Basket, Ouran High School Host Club, and One Punch Man, though his voice… Read More Mike McFarland and the Artistry of Voice Acting, Writing, and Directing