Hitoshi Doi (土井仁志 Doi Hitoshi?) was born October 17, 1963 in Chigasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.[1] Doi was a Japanese baseball player, winning several awards during his career. He also runs an English language anime and seiyū information website, which was established on June 10, 1994.[1]

Baseball career

Doi's baseball career began in 1989, and he has won awards Script error in 1992, 2001, and 2002.

Personal website and Seiyū Database

Doi's personal website contains over 94,000 individual pages, and he is considered to be one of the most well-known fans of anime and seiyū (voice actors) in the English-speaking world.[1][2] In addition to personal information, his views on various anime and manga series, and information on his hobbies, Doi's site contains a massive "Seiyū Database". In 2001, the database contained over 50,000 entries[3], and it is considered by anime fans to be a definitive source of seiyū information.[2] In 1998, Mary Grigsby called two of his sites "two of the more informative World Wide Web URL addresses", and used his site as a reference.[4]

Hitoshi Doi was interviewed on CBC's Undercurrents, about the otaku culture. The interview premiered November 22, 1996 on CBC.[citation needed]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Hitoshi Doi". Retrieved 2006-08-11. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Guests' Web Picks". Anime Web Turnpike. 1999-08-30. Retrieved 2006-08-11. 
  3. "Seiyuu Database surpasses 50,000 entries". Anime News Network. 2001-11-02. Retrieved 2006-08-11. 
  4. Grigsby, Mary (1998). "Sailormoon: Manga (Comics) and Anime (Cartoon) Superheroine Meets Barbie: Global Entertainment Commodity Comes to the United States" The Journal of Popular Culture 32 (1) 59-80 doi:10.1111/j.0022-3840.1998.3201_59.x

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