Blog covering the seiyuu of yesterday and today.

Most of the information found here comes from Japanese wiki, media interviews and such.

I lived in Japan for a year or so in the early 2010s & now mainly translate to prevent my Japanese proficiency from deteriorating further…do feel free to point out any mistakes, I will do my best to rectify them in due time. Apologies if approval of comments/replies are slow as my full-time job dictates my time.

Please direct enquiries & hate-mail to: j1m0n3 at gmail.
You can also find me on twitter @j1m0ne.


25 thoughts on “About

  1. Sanetoshi

    Who do you vote for in this year Seiyuu Award? I might be the only one in the world who votes for Yousei Bun as the Best Rookie actor lol.

    1. admin Post author

      I haven’t put in my votes yet. But if we’re talking about the male rookie I’d probably vote for Hanae Natsuki or Saito Soma. Or for a laugh, Arthur Lounsbery.

  2. Bima Sylirian

    Greetings. I found your articles are very informative and interesting. I am a member of a seiyuu fan community in Facebook. Is it okay if I share your articles in Facebook? Thank you. 🙂

        1. admin Post author

          ah it’s ok. if you share the post on fb it should link back to the blog right away. no worries, go ahead and share!

  3. xynell

    I happened to find your blog by finding hanamori yumiri www.
    And well maintained blog and I also found your tumblr link about radio translation.
    currently I am listening to ozanari, hanamori no ironna, ojikan, A&G tanaka minami.
    aside from that, I would like to have some suggestions from you about what radio should i listen to.
    I am also going to try to listen ‘radio shows currently listening to’ which in your navigator bar.
    Can I have a request?
    If possible please quick translate ozanari, well since my Japanese skill still not good enough
    m(_ _)m
    I find this radio is best at the moment since both of them are funny

    Thank You

    1. admin Post author

      hi there, thanks for the reply!

      i do actually listen to some other radio shows when i have free time (which is not much…) like suzakinishi, it kakumei etc. mostly i listen to anything with ozawa ari in it..

      as for ozanari, maybe i will do a compilation post in future. it isn’t a show that would be easy to translate because they always talk about really random things with almost zero flow, sometimes i do quick translations but that is on twitter…

      1. xynell

        I see, thanks and just take your time 🙂
        Can I follow your’s twitter? I don’t mind if it is not much update, I also didn’t have much time.
        I just listen it while working and sometimes just run out of shows to listen

          1. xynell

            it’s OK, just don’t follow me, I rarely tweet in english because most of my followers are non-english speaker haha. thanks anw

  4. anotherscape

    Hello! Can I translate your interviews to spanish?. You make a really awesome job!!! ^^ . I promise that I will put the source in my post on my wordpress. Thanks!!!!

  5. miharusshi

    Hello admin! I truly appreciate your blog. You’ve done a fantastic job with it! Your posts always make me feel like I know the seiyuu better, which makes me love them even more. XD I’m more of a lurker but I nominated you for the Creative Blogger Award. No pressure, ofc. You also have the choice to decline, because it’s your blog. I simply wanted to let you know. 😀 Cheers!

      1. Saskia Rodja

        I read your blog (about) seiyuu who already married and i’m so CURIOUS. Are you only include them who already married or not ? where you get that i mean the data about seiyuu who get married ? is that really 100% true? thank you.

        1. admin Post author

          I have collected the data you see here over the last 15 years – seiyuu who have gotten married, backed with sources. Virtually all of these sources are Japanese – publicly announced/acknowledged by the seiyuu themselves be it through press statements, blogs, events, radio, wiki and interviews. Obviously I won’t guarantee 100% accuracy but whatever is listed is true to my knowledge and I strive not to include spurious or doubtful rumours.

  6. Justin

    A blog that covers the people who voice characters in anime? Yep, that’s an instant follow. I’m glad I found this site. I got some reading to do over the weekend 🙂

  7. raikou


    Recently I found your blog and its really interesting to read about seiyuu, especially the seiyuu damashii part.

    I want to ask you something, I want to make a seiyuu discussion at local Japanese related event, and I want to collect materials. Is there any book should I buy beside Seiyuu Damashii?

    Thank you!

    1. admin Post author

      Hi there, thanks for reading. For seiyuu books, there are very few recent ones actually written by or with seiyuu input and most are of the practical kind [ie guides on how to become seiyuu etc etc] instead.

      Seiyuu Premium (https://seiyuuplus.wordpress.com/category/feature/seiyuu-premium/) is one of the mooks I’d highly recommend to gain some insight into the industry from the viewpoint of the 90s’ most popular seiyuu…but it keeps running out of stock on Amazon.

      https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/4861133289/ is a decent book by sound director Takakuwa Hajime that talks about what is required of a modern day seiyuu. Similar is https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/4344830865/ by another sound director, Hiramitsu Takuya.

      Others I’d mention are old-school stuff – things like Veteran Seiyuu Talk (https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4789715698/), Oyama Nobuyo’s autobiog Boku, Doraemon deshita (https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4094086390/) & Furuya Tohru’s autobiog (https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4047152757/). I suppose there’s also Mizuki Nana’s Shinai book but I’ve not read that one.

      Hope that gets you off to a good start – there is plenty of seiyuu-related material out there in terms of CDs, magazines & DVDs so you could look to those as well!

  8. raikou

    Wow, that’s a lot.

    Thank you for all the links! What I needed most is book related to Seiyuu industry in general, so that I could get the picture about modern day Seiyuu job with all the anime, drama cd, game singing, etc.

    Tough to buy them all, but I think I’ll start by Seiyuu damashii and that book by Takakuwa Hajime first.


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