If you are thinking of getting a voice actor for your anime project, then the most important person to speak to is none other than Yasuo voice actor, Liam O’Brien. Having known him since his audition for Metal Witch, he has subsequently provided us with an amazing voice over performances in a number of shows. He is very popular among his fans for his unique yet sweet tone. His flawless pitch and voice depth make him stand out from the rest.
The first role that was cast out to him was that of Ichigo, in the anime Bleach. He did a wonderful job in the role of the magical master and impressed the director with his performance. His experience in the English language made him the right choice to go on to play Ichigo’s son, Rukia. He also voiced Litchfield in the Viz Media adaptation of Bleach. He then became attached with the live-action adaptation of Bleach and played the role of Kuchiki Byakuya.
One of the most sought after roles that a voice actor can get is that of Naruto’s father, Jirachi. People loved his energetic speaking ability, and his smooth tone. However, fans had their reservations about his ethnicity and wondered if he was simply playing a part, when in truth, he was actually the genuine thing. In the anime filler episode “The Real Ballad of Naruto”, it was finally revealed that Jirachi was actually a Japanese name, which was given to him by the previous Hokage.
It was then that fans were amazed to find out that Sean Connery actually voiced the younger version of Jirachi, in the Naruto Shippudden episode. The role of this younger version became one of the most well-received in the series. Another amazing voice actor who performed the role of Naruto’s father was Kenji Choudhury. This voice actor also impressed the audience with his crisp tones, which added an additional dimension to the father/son dynamic.
Masane Amaha also impressed many fans with her performance as the lead female character, Inari. This female role was very different from other members of the cast, as she was a serious, strong-willed character who often showed her disgust for the Konoha forces. Most notably, Inari’s death was portrayed with great feeling and brought tears to many viewers’ eyes. Another notable female character in Naruto was the young Setsuna. Although Setsuna looked younger than her actual age, she was also depicted as extremely strong and capable, even brave.
One of the most well known Japanese voices of all time, Mitoku Uso, also added his unique touch to Naruto. His calm and composed voice was often used to portray scenes when Naruto was in deep thought or when something important happened in the life of the character. Mitoku’s calm personality is often shown through his never-speaking dialogues, yet, in the few times that he does speak, his voice is always confident and wise. Another great voice actor that performed in a few episodes of Naruto was Kenjiaki Seiji, who did his best to match the serene voice of his character, as well as exude nobility and respect.
There are many more minor characters in the series, such as Shippoo, Guy, Kankuro, Temari, and others. Some of their relationships and interactions with the main characters have become integral parts of the plot, while others are only meant to show how they change and develop over time. Most of them end up falling in love with one or more of the main characters, but some of them remain a bit more neutral. This also made it easier to incorporate their personalities into the story without having to be too hard-core about it.
Overall, this cast is definitely not your run-of-the-mill Japanese cast that you would see on television and movies. While they all share some common characteristics, there are still a lot of differences between each member. That being said, the voice actor’s work in this series definitely brought out the best in all of them. From the slow, strong, and mysterious tones of the protagonist Naruto to the soft and gentle manner of Shippoo, all were brought to life in much more powerful ways.