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7:00 PM on 07.16.2010

One Piece voice actor arrested for naked tattoo photos

The Internet's days as a wild west of lawlessness may be coming to an end, at least in Japan, if a recent arrest is a sign of things to come. 56-year-old Kiyonori Imamura, known for his role as Emporio Ivankov in One Piece, h...

Bob Muir

11:30 AM on 01.18.2010

Rest in Peace: Daisuke Gori found dead, suicide suspected

Earlier today policed discovered the body of Daisuke Gori, a prolific voice actor. Gori was reported wandering around Nakano Ward in Tokyo with blood dripping down his arm. A knife was found under him, along with a last will ...

Josh Tolentino

7:30 PM on 06.12.2009

Otakon announces Crispin Freeman as their headlining voice-actor for Otakon

I've never particularly had an excitement for voice actors -- or seiyuu for that matter. But it clearly appeals to a bunch of you, otherwise they wouldn't be such a big part of the con circuit. But whatever the case, Otakon's...

Brad Rice

11:00 PM on 06.09.2009

Everyone pretend like charts matter and feel good for Mizuki Nana, 1st #1 seiyuu ever

For the first time ever since history started 41 years ago, a seiyuu (that's snooty anime speak for voice actor) is at the top of the Japanese Oricon music charts. Mizuki Nana, most recently voicing characters in shows like ...

Zac Bentz

12:00 PM on 01.16.2009

More than you want to know about Japanese voice acting agencies

Blogger and seiyuu-otaku j1m0nes dusted off some mad skills and and made a helpful list of all the major (and many minor) voice talent agencies in Japan. They are the companies and individuals who manage, produce and train vo...

Jeff Chuang

7:21 PM on 11.16.2007

The voices! They're...quite interesting, actually

Once upon a time, there was a show called Captain N and the Game Master. It was late-80's marketing cheese of the most whoreish sort, starring such innovative characters as Simon Belmont, Mega Man, and some kid with a mag...


12:39 PM on 07.03.2007

The new One Piece dub cast announced

I'll be frank and just say that I've only seen one episode of One Piece. Unfortunately, it was the dub. The show is supposed to be a comedy, right? Len promises the show is funny, but everyone sounds like they are praying f...

John Martone

5:16 PM on 06.26.2007

Tuesday Otaku Debate: Tamaki vs Light

Last week's skirmish was between two of Satoshi Kon's films, Millenium Actress and Tokyo Godfather. The results? Millenium Actress: 8 Tokyo Godfather: 5 So this week's debate goes between two characters voiced by one acto...

Brad Rice

2:04 PM on 12.07.2006

Straight from the streets of Shimokitazawa town, manga actor headband man!

I have seen some crazy stuff while on the CTA, all kinds of street performers; but let me tell you that this one tops them all. In this video he performs a small section from The Fist Of The North Star manga, and an unident...

God Len