Monday, August 20, 2012

What is a Seiyuu?

Megumi Hayashibara Video Game Seiyuu for Rei Ayanami, Ranma Saotome

Seiyū 声優, also Seiyuu

A Japanese voice actor or actress.  As well as voicing characters in anime, seiyū do the voicing for video games, radio shows, drama CDs, etc.  Unlike the West, in Japan voice actors are celebrated, many have large and dedicated fan followings.

Example Megumi Hayashibara
Seiyuu Database

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