Takahiro Sakurai (櫻井 孝宏, Sakurai Takahiro, born June 13, 1974) is a Japanese voice actor associated with Intention. Still in the same year we were presented with the mega hit anime “CODE GEASS“. His eyebrows are short and slim. Uta is overly friendly and loves to tease others. Mar 6, 2019 - Ayame Soma (VA: Takahiro Sakurai) from anime Fruits Basket(C)高屋奈月・白泉社/フルーツバスケット製作委員会 Takahiro Sakurai‘s vision is perfect – as he stated himself – still he’s often found with spectacles on his face. When word got out that this play had plagiarised Kouki‘s work, all hell broke loose. A love letter to anime, Eizouken captures audiences by showing us that passion can have a profound effect on us all. Some of his roles are in drama series such as DIABOLIK LOVERS, Dynamic Chord, Crazy Circus, Are you Alice?, √HAPPY+SUGAR=DARLIN, Double Score, Taishou Kyuketsu Ibun, BLACK WOLVES SAGA, L♥DK, KISS X KISS, Vie Durant and many others. Things started to settle down for him as he was finally getting his fair share of roles. (TV Series 2015-2016) Akiteru Tsukishima (12 episodes, 2015-2016) Although not a main character, he somehow has his spotlight in some episodes – with fans getting to know the character’s background story. One example would be Sakurai‘s appearance in Banpresto – show hosted by his best friend Kenichi Suzumura and Ryota Osaka. Regardless of the fans rooting or not for this character, there’s no denying that it’s one of his strongest secondary roles. He was never a lead man as most of his fans know, Sakurai always clinches secondary roles that make an impact in the story, most of them iconic, and that’s exactly what we got from him from 2015 up until now. With a new season and a new story arc there came a new butler and his master. !, and Takahiro Sakurai is the Japanese voice. Other role that marked this year was Haseo in the sci-fi anime .hack//Roots, series based on a popular Japanese mmo. The eternal secondary actor that steals the show, the lead actor that everyone wants, Takahiro Sakurai. For more on this issue you might want to check, Thankfully all of this is in the past and. Shaberimasu. Takahiro Sakurai Nel 2007, Takahiro è stato candidato come migliore attore in ruolo di supporto al Seiyu Awards per la sua interpretazione di Suzaku Kururugi , il personaggio principale, dopo Lelouch Vi Britannia , della serie anime Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion , ma ha perso per Akira Ishida e … ALSO: Tune in for a special Sunday TWIG for the Game Awards! Quiet, awkward, looks like a weakling, all traits that, in a later stage of Sakurai‘s career, turned into his specialty. What is Anime-Planet? And, back in the day, he was actually singing. ― Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai, or Twittering Birds Never Fly, is the first in a series of film adaptations of Kou Yoneda's popular adult BL manga. Comedy is no stranger to him and fans could notice it from his hilarious performances in Daily Lives of High School Boys (2011) as Yuusuke Tabata, Sakura-so no Pet na Kanojo (2012) as Jin Mitaka, Shirokuma Café (2012) as Polar Bear, Servant x Service (2013) as Taishi Ichimiya and with his odd role in Dog & Scissors as Kazuhito Harumi. But there he was, Griffith, a charismatic and beautiful man that was, in fact, the main antagonist in the series. Sakurai‘s corny pickup lines in the Diamond no Ace game back in 2014 are good examples. The performance as Sasori established once again Sakurai‘s prowess to make secondary characters come to life in a way that one would think they are the main ones. In the drama CDs department he’s a well loved name for Rejet and Otomate‘s games. Sadly only one of these schools can advance to Tokyo. Join the online community, create your anime and manga list, read reviews, explore the forums, follow news, and so much more! This seems to be the only outlet in which he makes an exception and actually sings. Ultimately, Sakurai chose not to pursue a career in singing and has been, since 2004, one of the very few popular seiyuu that do not have made a solo debut. The story, the graphics but most importantly, the characters were amazing and critics never stopped pointing out this movie and eventually the franchise, as one of the best coming from Japan. Misaki‘s personality leads to a lot of funny encounters and situations to which Sakurai is a master at reacting to. Usui, Yuuta Days (TV) Uta Tokyo Ghoul. Gear up Hearth Power followers, it is solely a brief day till the second season begins airing in Japan (and streaming on Crunchyroll! First we have Griffith from Berserk (not the 90’s take on the series but its remake). Buddy Complex was a bit of a lackluster despite the rather interesting cast, still as Bizon, Sakurai had his time to antagonize everyone. Perhaps insanely charming characters? When he graduated from his high school he decided to enroll in Yoyogi Animation Gakuin in Nagoya. Test your knowledge in this short quiz! and pretty much became obsessed with it, so much so I read the first volume of the manga from the library after wrapping up Season 1. Being the instant success the movie was in Japan, overseas critics started to get interested in it and what happened? The Miyagi Prefecture Volleyball Tournament comes to an end. He has a friendly demeanor (rather contrasting his brother's appearance). Cast Ordinary Person: Tomoyo Kurosawa (Hibike! ― Masaaki Yuasa's Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken dives into the wonderful world of anime production through the eyes of three high school girls. atlast we get a clear explanation on what have happen to Sakurai-San. As friendly as he can be he can change significantly and display utter indifference to certain situations. Let's just say no one made it out of this excursion with a Happy Meal. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. ! Takahiro (P.S. Describe Takahiro Sakurai (born June 13, 1974) here, Troper-han! The big news in 2014 was that his contract with 81 Produce was expiring and insiders were already speculating that he wouldn’t resign with the talent agency and instead would follow the steps of Daisuke Namikawa and Daisuke Hirakawa and go freelance. So what went wrong in what was a perfect year? There’s no doubt about that when you look at those graphics and notice that it still feels fresh instead of dated. Ferid Bathory is a downright sadist with a little obsession in his head. This issue riled up a lot of voices, some voicing their support to Sakurai – as he’s known to have a very loyal and strong fanbase that has almost an equal measure of women as he has men. Takahiro” series. What happened: Sakurai apologized multiple times in several radio shows, statements and even went by himself to personally apologize to Kouki. Despite what fans think, Sakurai isn’t casted for that much shoujo anime. He’s been called fake megane and megane seiyuu by most peers and fans because of that. 2008 marked his return to major anime series as he was back for the second season of CODE GEASS to reprise his role as Suzaku. 2016 was a rather quiet year for Sakurai. While 2007 isn’t a particularly prolific year for him, his roles in Saint Beast (second season) and Zombie Loan, both mediocre anime that received mostly mixed reviews, showed that he still had the trust of some anime producers, enough that he was reprising one of his roles and got a new one as the leading man. Because that's the prevailing emotion I felt watching the opening episode of Nisekoi for the first... Of all of the anime titles that I have seen in recent years, few have cried out as loudly to be marathoned as this Winter 2020 series does. Sakurai is also active in dubbing. 2014 almost felt like a mecha oriented year with so many series – some of them incredibly well received by the critics. When we reached 2007, few people wanted to work with him and most fans didn’t even show interest in his comeback. The show often counts with several seiyuu guesting on it for talk and game corners. Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru (Betrayal Knows My Name) was released in 2011 and presented a star-studded cast that would make most anime producers envy it: Takahiro Sakurai, Daisuke Ono, Soichiro Hoshi, Daisuke Ono, Jun Fukuyama, Mamoru Miyano, Nobuhiko Okamoto and many others. With this we complete another Seiyuu Digest. Sakurai reprised the role in both seasons of the anime (two seasons in 2013) including the Sinbad spin-off that was released in 2016. Start studying Haikyuu!!. Sakurai‘s popularity exploded at that time. Title, Cast, Additional Staff Announced for 'Akudama Drive' Original TV anime : The newly created official website for Kazutaka Kodaka's (Danganronpa series) TV Anime Akudama Drive, announced in September 2018, revealed its main cast, additional staff and a promotional video on Friday. For those who don’t know this but are fans of the franchise, he is the official voice of Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) in Twilight. His role as Cloud Strife is described by Sakurai as a fortunate event to him as he didn’t think he’d get the role nor the fame that followed. So a couple months ago I started watching Haikyuu! For the fans wishing that Sakurai could join the music business: better to accept the reality, he doesn’t want to sing unless something really groundbreaking happens. This time we delve into Sakurai‘s vast career to get a closer look of what a top 10, royalty seiyuu is like after redemption and reinventing himself. This was also the year in which he joined one of the major hits in the BL universe: Junjou Romantica. He has short, honey blond hair (dirty blond in the anime) and brown eyes. 2006 was a fantastic year in terms of roles in anime for him. The producer: Junichi Sato. But with close friends (one or all of the names mentioned above), hell breaks loose. And even if he wasn’t with the remnants of that scandal lurking around, he had already issued a statement saying that starting from 2006 he would never again perform character songs or even perform as a singer. What made things interesting in this era was in fact, the versatility that Sakurai showcased, delving into all kinds of characters and anime genres. Despite what most people might think, When word got out that this play had plagiarised, The original script writer protested against the use of his script and demanded 81 Produce (, He was banned from auditioning to new roles and had to withdraw from all his work – which included, This issue riled up a lot of voices, some voicing their support to, When we reached 2007, few people wanted to work with him and most fans didn’t even show interest in his comeback. Griffith was also back in Berserk and Sakurai reprised the role once again. He sort of is an information broker, once again with a hidden agenda. Sasori is exactly the type of character in which Sakurai tends to shine. Other radio shows include: K of Radio 4th (2015), Daiya no A 〜 netto Koushien 〜(2013 – 2016), Magi Radio – Caravan, Code Geass Rurukuru Station (2008), Berserk radio (2011 – 2013) and .hack//G.U.RADIO (2006- 2007), between many more. SolidS' Tsubasa and QUELL's Ichiru showcase impressive teamwork and chemistry in "Arata na COLOR". Sakurai started his career as voice actor in 1996. This story follows Zen Seizaki from the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office as he investigates a scandal involving a pharmaceutical company. An exciting 5-set match will reveal who moves on and who starts over again. If we need to talk about some of the most interesting roles in 2005 we need to mention at least the following 2. Due to the plagiarism issues in 2006, the show faced some initial broadcasting struggles – being readily cancelled in 2007. Abe no, Haruakira Drifters. From your opinion who is the top 10 seiyuus? Sakurai, Takahiro. In between main/lead and secondary roles, he managed to see his small fanbase growing exponentially. As one of the most prolific seiyuu in the business with character credits that exceed 300 roles (in anime alone), he is the epitome of awesome, style, talent and versatility but not without its fair share of disappointments and struggles. Then came more secondary characters come into the mix: Coco in Toriko (2011), Rook Banjo Crossfield in the Phi Brain: Puzzle of God series (2011 and 2012), Hanzo Hattori in Brave 10 (2012), Sting Eucliffe in Fairy Tail (2013), Izumo Kusanagi in K (2013). 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Reality was a bit different for him. That is not because the series is so fiercely compelling (although it can be at times) or flows along so swiftly, but rat... Now available to stream courtesy of Sentai Filmworks, reviewer Kim Morrissy investigates the sexy BL romance starring a yakuza boss and his bodyguard. – TOMBOY (2013). The way he portrayed the twisted personality hidden inside of that uptight facade received a lot of praise from his fans and fellow seiyuu alike. “CODE GEASS” is one of the most iconic anime ever made with some of the most fantastic performances ever. ... Takahiro Sakurai voices the Head Maid in Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru. The anime Prétear, Princess Tutu, Gate Keepers and Kaleido Star, even Slayers Premium, all have one thing in common. In the same year he was casted in yet another BL/shounen-ai anime, this time around Kyou Kara Maoh!. – TOMBOY (2013) was the complete opposite – mood and even cast wise. Now in 2017. Index A freely organisable overview on all anime listed on aniSearch; Popular The most-rated anime on aniSearch during the current season; Toplist The leaderboard where all anime are listed according to their over-all ranks; Trending A list of the currently most-visited anime detail pages on aniSearch The anime is set to air this July. Looking for information on Takahiro Sakurai? Create lists for what you've seen & read, watch over 40,000 legal streaming episodes online, and meet other anime fans just like you. Fortunately, Persona is in the "giveth" category while gaming retailer GameStop is not fairing nearly as well. Fans love his unique voice tone – reason why most veteran seiyuu have been found “replacements” but Sakurai never saw his workload reduced even with the new flock of seiyuu debuting every year. What can we ascertain from this? It took a lot of effort for Sakurai to redeem himself after countless formal and public apologies issued about the event. More white haired characters joined Sakurai‘s repertoire as well: Rabou in Noragami (2014) and Alcor in Devil Survivor 2 (2013). Haikyuu!! So what are we missing from his iconic characters in 2010 – 2014? Born in Aichi (south of Japan) in 1974, Sakurai is the oldest of the three brothers. Nothing has come closer to the fame and quality of both. Thankfully, with the end of the embargo to Sakurai‘s works, the show made its return and, as we’re writing this Digest, the show is still alive and kickin’. The sci-fi genre is mostly crowded with mecha – Japan’s sacred anime genre – and action sci-fi with a bit of law enforcement in the mix was a thing of the past, most specifically buried with the final episode of the classic Ghost in the Shell. 2014 had yet another gem to showcase. Take mecha for example: this is one of Japan’s beloved anime genres. Since then I have been writing about male seiyuu music. A year later, I stumbled upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus". His secondary roles include appearances in Gintama, Gangsta, Haikyuu! His eyes are slightly beady and his face often has a bored expression. Doug & Kirill Anime Gets 3-Episode Extra Story (Dec 24, 2018) (I do not own any photos, characters, or the show) The duo sang some of the songs featured on their radio show Cherry Bell airing every Friday since 2003 in Japan. He’s an idol seiyuu (seiyuu whose popularity rides mainly on female fans due to his looks) but at the same he’s a respected veteran seiyuu that is slowly treading to legend status. With an extensive career that spans over 20 years, Sakurai is currently one of the most successful and famous seiyuu in the business. Urara Tsuritama. He is usually seen wearing t-shirts, hoodies or jackets with jeans, and in t… Regardless of how he now talks about the prospect of singing, Sakurai was actually part of a band in 2003-2004 and he sings pretty well, better than some male seiyuu currently active as solo artists. Sakurai takes the role of John Paul, a soldier facing a lot of dilemmas. There’s at least 3 different characters that need to be talked about. Sakurai grasped Uta‘s essence flawlessly and, despite Uta‘s lack of spotlight in both seasons of the anime, it still manage to impact the viewers. His family managed (and still does) a rice shop in the prefecture. Playing opposite Tomokazu Seki and Kana Hanazawa was more than enough to make the cast already one of the bright spots in the middle of such a dark tale. # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Anime anthology, Haikyu!! 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Hanamaki has light brown (at times considered almost pink-brown) short-cropped hair, revealing his forehead. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. OCCUPATION: seiyuu, radio and TV personality, mc, narrator. Stand up comedy events such as ADLIVE (2014 and 2015), live readings like Nobunaga’s fool in 2014 and even a theatre play with Cherry Bell in the last decade show just how much he has branched out, keeping the same quality as you’d expect from him. In almost every event there’s a fellow seiyuu that notes that and keeps poking him because of it (Magi Maharagan event in 2014 – Toshiyuki Morikawa). 2015 had its fair share of interesting roles in various anime genres, proving that Sakurai won’t settle for a specific genre, even if he’s often typecasted as those troubled or cocky bishounens (that may or may not have white hair). To put it simply, Sakurai acted in “ETERNITY” a stage play back in 2006 with the theatrical group JOY. Who doesn’t remember Ja’far from the Magi anime series? It seems that Sato took a liking to Sakurai‘s acting, casting him in almost all the anime he directed in 2000 and 2001. Ja’far has some comedic scenes within the series but he’s mostly found judging Sinbad‘s decisions or trying to reason with him thus showing his seriousness. ⌲ 文豪ストレイラヂヲ EP 19 In this video... Uemura Yuto (Nakajima Atsushi) Sakurai Takahiro (Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald) Subscribe/Like/Comment for more videos! He made his official debut in 1996 on TV anime Bakuso Kyodai Let’s & Go!!. He was starring in D.Gray-man as the stoic and chic Kanda, easily one of the most beloved characters in the series. Acura, Shin Hitsugi no Chaika. Takahiro SAKURAI Characters – information on the character. Yamato Kinjo as Shiratorizawa student (eps 1, 4) Staff member (ep 6) Yasumichi Kushida as Vice-principal (eps 1, 6, 8) Yūichi Nakamura as Tetsuo Kuroo. ― A writer by the name of Nicholas Dupree thought that he won the upperhand when, in exchange for watching Eiken, he was guaranteed one (1) TWIA column about the anim... Join Lynzee Loveridge, Jacki Jing, and Mike Toole live as they watch every single anime trailer for Winter 2020! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k104ll3kxFQ&feature=youtu.be. The three hosts created a live theatre to showcase their stand up comedy skills and the result was this hilarious play. In Haikyuu! He has also voiced/dubbed tv comercials, pachinko games, mobile apps, between many other things. Takahiro Sakurai as Akiteru Tsukishima. Not only the sports in question are different but both characters are complete opposites. As we reached 2010, and with his sudden popularity increase, he was in more anime than ever per season and was a constant presence in the genre. His righteousness is one of the main points when we talk about his character. As Luka Crosszeria, Sakurai was once again in charge of a mysterious bishounen with a cold distant aura. Many of his roles are handsome (and mostly charming) men. While he didn’t stop working as a seiyuu, he knew better than anyone that he had to prove himself before it was too late or his popularity would go down the drain. Born in 1974, Takahiro Sakurai is considered one of the most important voice actors in japanese animation nowadays and he regularly scores in top ten of most handsome seiyuus according to fans. Clifford Chapin is the English dub voice of Akiteru Tsukishima in Haikyū! Leon Oswald from the Kaleido Star is considered by both his fans as one of his best secondary roles. If the answers for any of these questions are “yes”, then Takahiro Sakurai is just the man you’re looking for. ― Is it odd to feel nostalgic for something that's only 5 years old? The holiday season is upon us but Father Christmas both giveth and taketh. It was interesting for fans to find a character so pure in the middle of such a violent anime. カラクリ雪之JOE変化 (2009) was an historical play that counted with a golden cast of stage veterans: Irino Miyu, Konishi Katsuyuki, Tomokazu Seki and Misato Fukuen. Narumi Kurazuki tries to find his footing with "Deep", song that exudes a beautiful R&B sound only messed up by an overproduced chorus. The rocky start to his career was suddenly saved by those two specific anime and Sakurai continued developing his skillset in a wide array of anime and games in the years that followed this period. Most of you must be reading this and thinking? That’s why he claimed in an interview that he seriously thought about giving up on being a seiyuu in 1999 (25 years old), as it was incredibly hard for him to get any roles in anime. Ja’far is one of the closest individuals to King Sinbad (voiced by Daisuke Ono), he’s reserved, serious, nut in contrast he can be rather violent and short-tempered. The anime’s borders between shounen, shoujo and shounen-ai were blurred which caught the fans’ attention easily. But not everything was about reprising roles. His roles in Otome Youkai Zakuro (2010) as Kei Agemaki, Suki-tte Ii na yo (2012) as Yamato Kurosawa, Oukami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji (2014) as Kyoya Sata and his secondary role in the Akatsuki no Yona (2014) as Kang Tae Jun all stood out. During the greetings section he humbly announced himself as being part of the company, leaving the mc for the panel – Suzumura himself – proud by also a bit embarrassed at that scene. We’ll do a breakdown for you. But fans can find him in other kinds of events still related to theatre. More roles will certainly announced during this year. Take a visual walk through his career and see 416 images of the characters he's voiced and listen to 9 clips that showcase his performances. He’s also active in his own radio show P.S. I also host the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile). He is an actor, known for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005), Code Geass (2006) and Purojekuto kurosuzôn (2012). The Final Fantasy games are the epitome of everything he has done in the gaming world. [A disclaimer: whenever he is set to appear in a play and/or live reading – the tickets tend to sell out quickly]. Cherry Bell was cancelled in 2015 whereas Comcha Countdown is celebrating 15 years in 2017. There were lots of disappointed fans and his fanbase took a massive hit. Kubinashi doesn’t stray one bit from the types of characters he had been portraying in 2010. The duo comprised of Takahiro Sakurai and his best friend and fellow seiyuu Kenichi Suzumura. He made one notable exception of playing Suzaku, a guy who … But if we’re talking about iconic roles between 2010 and 2014 we need to talk about this specific one: Shougo Makishima is a trademark character for Sakurai. As Yuuri Shibuya, he was once again with a role of a weakling that suddenly is tasked with something that was deemed ridiculous or impossible. Akechi is a level headed, cold detective, Ruki is cold, indifferent and possessive, the only bright spot might be Kanade in First Love Monster and even him had his fair share of flaws. To complete this overview of 2015’s roles we have both Ajin and Mob Psycho 100 – two strong entries in Sakurai‘s repertoire. Takahiro Sakurai is a Japanese voice actor known for voicing Suzaku Kururugi, Cloud Strife, and Rohan Kishibe. 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