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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[clarification needed] 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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