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Takehito Koyasu (子安 武人 Koyasu Takehito?, born May 5, 1967 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan) is a very popular and prolific seiyū (voice actor).

Career

According to the Anime News Network, as of December 2008, Koyasu is the most prolific seiyū in Japan with voice acting roles in 365 anime series.[1] He is also part of the seiyū quartet Weiss consisting of Weiss Kreuz voice castmates Shinichiro Miki, Tomokazu Seki, and Yuuki Hiro. He used to work for Production Baobab but is now the head of T's Factory, a seiyuu company he founded in 1998.

Koyasu is known for his deep, smooth voice, which often lands him in roles that are either villains or lonely bishōnen. Recently, though (as in the cases of Mitsurugi Hanagata from Saber Marionette J, Ryo Kuroyanagi from Yakitate!! Japan, Bobobo-Bo-Bobobo, and Kei Itoshiki from Zoku Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei) he has been voicing more and more lively/humorous characters. According to Hisaya Nakajo, the mangaka of the series Hana-Kimi, the character of Masao Himejima was designed with Koyasu's voice in mind; the seiyū ended up voicing this character in the series' drama CDs.

Koyasu is also the creator of the Weiß series, and has authored the manga Weiß Side B. In creating Weiß Kreuz, Koyasu was inspired by an old Japanese series called Sure Death.

Koyasu often voices under the pseudonym Hayato Jumonji, especially in H anime.

He also narrates promotional videos and pre-flight safety videos for StarFlyer.

Notable voice roles

Anime

Games

  • Anima Mundi: Dark Alchemist (Bruno Glening)
  • Another Century's Episode 2 (Zechs Merquise)
  • Ar tonelico II (Alfman Uranous)
  • Battle Arena Toshinden (Kayin Amoh)
  • Demonbane on PS2 (Winfield)
  • Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (Mr. Rabbit, Fubuki, Badass Overlord Zeta)
  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam (Zechs Merquise)
  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 (Zechs Merquise, Gym Ghingnham)
  • Galerians (Birdman)
  • Growlanser III: The Dual Darkness (Zion)
  • Guilty Gear (Eddie)
  • THE iDOLM@STER SP Takao Kuroi
  • Initial D Street Stage (Ryosuke Takahashi)
  • The King of Fighters (Shingo Yabuki)
  • Kingdom Hearts II (Seifer Almasy)
  • The Legend of Heroes VI: Sora no Kiseki (Olivier Lenheim)
  • Lux-Pain (Liu Yee)
  • Musashi: Samurai Legend (Gandrake)
  • Muv-Luv (Takahashi Ichimonji, Naoya Sagiri)
  • Muv-Luv Alternative (Takahashi Ichimonji, Naoya Sagiri)
  • Phantom Kingdom (Zetta)
  • NANA (Takumi Ichinose)
  • Rockman DASH 2 (Glyde)
  • Persona 2 (Tatsuya Suou)
  • Remember11: The Age of Infinity (Satoru Yukidoh)
  • Resonance of Fate (Sullivan)
  • Sengoku Basara (Sarutobi Sasuke)
  • Shadow Hearts: Covenant (Nicolas/Nicolai Conrad)
  • Shining Force Neo (Klein)
  • Super Robot Wars (Shu Shirakawa, Gym Ghingnham, Zechs Merquise/Miliardo Peacecraft, Mu La Flaga, Neo Roanoke, Gamrin Kizaki, Abe no Seimei, Asuham Boone)
  • Tales of the Abyss (Jade Curtiss)
  • Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side (Himuro Reiichi)
  • Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (Lezard Valeth)
  • Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (Lezard Valeth)

Drama CD

  • BALETTSTAR (Tachibana Miyuki)
  • Fire Emblem Reimeihen&Shiranhen (Nabarl)
  • Fushigi Yūgi Genbu Kaiden (Urumiya)
  • GFantasy Comic CD Collection Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Ken (Nabarl)
  • Hakushaku to Yōsei (Kelpie)
  • 1999 Hana to Yume CD (Ayame Sohma)
  • Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (Masao Himejima)
  • Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro radio drama (Neuro Nougami)
  • Meine Liebe (Isaac Cavendish)
  • NEEDLESS (Adam Blade)
  • Tales of the Abyss (Jade Curtiss)
  • Vampire Knight (Headmaster Cross)
  • Target in the Finder (Asami Ryuichi)
  • Sex Pistols (Love Pistols) (Madarame Yonekuni)
  • The King of Fighters Drama CDs (Yabuki Shingo)
  • Suikoden (Gremio)
  • Superior (Kagami)
  • Samurai Gakuen (Hotaru)
  • Onmyouden no Tobira (Hotaru)
  • Pink na Chopin
  • DEVIL SUMMONER: RAIDOU KUZUNOHA VS IPPON-DATARA (Shouhei Narumi)

References

External links

ar:تاكِهيتو كوياسو ko:고야스 다케히토 pt:Koyasu Takehito ru:Коясу, Такэхито sq:Takehito Koyasu tl:Takehito Koyasu zh:子安武人

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