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
Picking up from my previous report on Aya Hirano, the other big Japanese guest Fanime brought over this year was Nobutoshi Canna, best known for his roles as Guts from Berserk and Lancer from Fate/Stay Night. Just like Aya, he had a panel, Q&A, and autograph sessions. Sadly, he wasn’t as popular as Aya Hirano,… Read More Fanime’s Hot-Blooded Guts: Q&A with Nobutoshi Canna
What kind of teacher never asks his students questions? A very strange one, to say the least. (That’s enough giggling, Shiraishi-kun.) So just to change things up, today we’ll pretend we’re in Soviet Russia. Because in Soviet Russia, you do not ask Sensei. Sensei ask you! One question I’ve always wanted to ask about anime is… Read More Sensei Ask You: Soviet Russia Edition
For those who still don’t realize, I will reiterate as much as necessary that I am a huge Nana Mizuki fan. I love, adore, and respect this woman more than anyone else (except Jesus, of course… whew, that was a dangerous line). So much so, that people have pointed out more than once that my… Read More Nana Mizuki and the Burden of Social Stigma
Why do we love anime? That’s a question that probably isn’t easy to answer for most of us. There are so many wonderful aspects of the medium that draw us in – among other things, the animation, story lines, culture, characters, music, and voice acting. Though there are a lot of excellent actors here who… Read More Top 5 + Guest: Favorite Seiyuu
Note: This article was written by Goldy, and is being posted here on her behalf. I’ve been meaning to write a post about my experience staffing my local anime convention, but every year before never seemed right until this year. I will give the disclaimer than I am volunteer staff and also a self taught… Read More Behind the Convention: Voice actors are people too.
In our Untangled feature, we answer questions posed to us from our readers. Here’s an email sent by Mason a few days ago: How do you guys go about choosing your anime? I don’t watch a lot but I like watching currently airing ones (because I have something to look forward too) so I would… Read More Untangled: How Do You Choose Which Anime to Watch?
New Legend of the Galactic Heroes Anime – Kaze Considered by many to be one of, if not the best anime of all time, Legend of the Galactic Heroes is getting a new anime. It is emphasized that this is not a remake but a new adaptation, meaning we can expect things to be different this… Read More Take Four – February 2014