Takehito Koyasu

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Takehito Koyasu
Native name
子安 武人
Born (1967-05-05) May 5, 1967 (age 52)
Other namesHayato Jumonji
Years active1987–present
AgentT's Factory
Notable credit(s)
Height176 cm (5 ft 9 in)

Takehito Koyasu(子安 武人,Koyasu Takehito, born May 5, 1967 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture) is a Japanese voice actor and narrator. [1]

Yokohama Designated city in Kantō, Japan

Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan by population, and the most populous municipality of Japan. It is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture. It lies on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo, in the Kantō region of the main island of Honshu. It is a major commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo Area.

Kanagawa Prefecture Prefecture of Japan

Kanagawa Prefecture is a prefecture located in Kantō region of Japan. The capital of the prefecture is Yokohama. Kanagawa is part of the Greater Tokyo Area. Kanagawa Prefecture is home to Kamakura and Hakone, two popular side trip destinations from Tokyo.

Voice acting in Japan Occupation in Japan

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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 Bo-bobo, and Kei Itoshiki from (Zoku) Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei ) he has been voicing more and more lively/humorous characters. According to Hisaya Nakajo, the manga artist of the series Hana-Kimi , the character of Masao Himejima was designed with Koyasu's voice in mind; the voice actor ended up voicing this character in the series' drama CDs.[ citation needed ]

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