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Don’t Confuse the Anime Character With the Seiyuu

I’ve had my fair share of anime crushes, and now that I think about it, I think that  about 90% of the reason why I develop an anime crush is the voice.  I have a fetish thing for voices, after all.  Ahem!

Anyway. . .what I’m trying to say is that I understand when people admit into becoming full-fledged fangirls (or fanboys) of a seiyuu.  I also understand when someone admits to watching an anime just because their favourite seiyuu is on the cast.

Seiyuu are one of the most important aspects of anime.  They bring characters to life, and I think that depending on how well they portray their characters, they contribute greatly to the overall popularity of the anime series, and I argue even to the total sales of the series’ merchandises.  Sometimes you even fall in love with a character because of the excellent portrayal of the seiyuu.

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There Are No Shortcuts To Your Dreams in “Sore ga Seiyuu!”

One of my Twitter buddies, @AnimeBecky, who never fails to flood my timeline with Kamiya Hiroshi (神谷浩史) photos and tweets, recommended that I watch the anime Sore ga Seiyuu! (それが声優! / Seiyu’s Life!).  I heard about this anime before, but I never had any interest in watching it until she informed me that Kamiya Hiroshi is playing himself in it.  A huge DGS fan that I am, I ignored my to-watch list and immediately watched Sore ga Seiyuu!

kamiya hiroshi in vest
kamiya hiroshi as himself in sore ga seiyuu

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