Favorite seiyuu (voice actors)

There are so many great Japanese seiyuu and I thought I would pay tribute to my favorites by mentioning them on this blog. Because let’s face it, voice acting in otome games is kind of important. 🙂 Listed below are my favorite seiyuu (in no particular order)… right now all but one of them are from Hakuouki, lol. I’m sure this list will change as I play more games though. I plan to eventually create a page for each favorite and will try to keep it updated with current info.

  • Miki Shinichiro (age 44): A very popular seiyuu with a ton of work in anime, video games, drama CDs, BL (boys’ love) CDs, TV, movies, etc. He’s the voice of Hijikita in the Hakuouki franchise (otome game, anime, drama CDs). I just love it when he growls, “temera…” and “… ja ne yo.” Looking forward to hearing him in the soon-to-be-released Kimi Kare – Shingakki (if I get it) and Hyakki Yakou – Kaidan Romance (definitely getting it). If he doesn’t alter his voice too much, I’ll probably have flashbacks of Hakuouki though, lol. His voice is pretty distinctive.
  • Morikubo Shoutarou (age 38): A fairly popular seiyuu in anime, video games, and drama CDs. His voice has a cheery, playful quality to it… I thought he was a great fit for the role of Okita Souji in the Hakuouki game. For some reason, his voice sounded a lot more nasal in a couple of the Hakuouki drama CDs that I heard though. He has a role in the upcoming Kimi Kare.
  • Toriumi Kousuke (age 39): A popular seiyuu with a lot of roles in anime, video games, drama CDs, and BL CDs. He’s the voice of Saitou Hajime in Hakuouki and his calm, earnest voice fit the character well. He does a lot of voice acting in popular otome video games and also R18 otome PC games. R18 otome games are for adults (18 years and up) since they have mature sexual content and nudity. Looking forward to hearing him in Oumagatoki – Kaidan Romance, which I will probably play next after I finish Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku.
  • Yusa Kouji (age 43): A popular seiyuu with a lot of work in anime, drama CDs, BL CDs, and video games (otome and R18). He’s the voice of Harada Sanosuke in Hakuouki. I didn’t pay much attention to his voice until I played the Harada route… he has a pleasant, good-natured sounding voice. He shows up in a couple of games that I already bought (Mahoutsukai to Goshujinsama New Ground and Oumagatoki). He’s also the voice of Kazama in the Kiss Yori mo Hayaku (Faster Than a Kiss) drama CD!
  • Nakamura Yuuichi (age 32): A fairly popular seiyuu in anime, drama CDs, BL CDs and video games. He’s the voice of Reimei in the Bloody Call (PC) and unEnding Bloody Call (PSP) games. I downloaded the PC trial version of Bloody Call last month and really like his voice. Looking forward to hearing more of him in Mahoutsukai to Goshujinsama and possibly Kimi Kare. He’s also the voice of Ren in the Strobe Edge drama CD!

I was surprised to see that most of these guys are in their late-30’s to early-40’s. I thought they would be younger, well, maybe except for Miki Shinichiro… he just sounds older than the rest of them, but in a good way. 🙂

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Hakuouki game progress and other games

Just had to post one of my favorite pictures of Hijikata. This was the cover of the Japanese PS2 version (normal edition) of the first Hakuouki game. Yeah, the outfit totally works for his character… but if someone else were to dress like that for real (like cosplay), I would be rotflmao.

Hijikata hotness… lol

I finished the Okita and Saitou routes (good ones, of course) so far. I was able to get to the good ends by trial and error and lots of saving. 🙂 I was planning on doing Hijikata’s route next, but ended up starting Harada’s route after reading about the ending. I am following the walkthrough though, since I want to finish quickly and get to Hijikata! Hijikata is my favorite character after watching the anime with Okita and Saitou pretty much tied for second.

I also received two PSP games in the mail yesterday from YesAsia. I just ordered them two weeks ago. I was surprised that they came so quickly. Here’s some info on the two games:

    • Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku (Otomate): Historical game set during the Taisho era (1912-1926). Main character works as a maid for a powerful family with six sons.
    • Mahoutsukai to Goshujin-sama (QuinRose): Fantasy game about a princess sent to a magical academy in order to choose a personal assistant.

Right now I’m more interested in the historical/fantasy type otome games over the school life ones… maybe due to my boredom with Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side 1st Love. Although QuinRose has a couple of games based on school life, but with a twist. One has spirits (Oumagatoki: Kaidan Romance) and the other is about warring schools (hence the title, School Wars, lol). Oumagatoki: Kaidan Romance came out in March and School Wars comes out later this year.