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How is hentai anime voicing recorded?

According to my research, many sources point to the normal anime approach. It's not really different than a normal anime with occasional ero scenes. A blog from Pink Pineapple (Japanese, possibly ...
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Anime dubbed by original voice actors

The most prominent example that comes to mind is Pokémon, which has used Ikue Ohtani's voice for Pikachu for almost the entire series.
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Who was the first seiyuu?

The first seiyuus that were credited in an anime were Furukawa Roppa and Sawa Ranko. They voiced characters in Chikara to Onna no Yo no Naka (The World of Power and Women). Unfortunatly, this anime ...
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Is it common for seiyū's to also be singers?

For the first question, the answer is yes. This is especially true with female seiyuu. As you noted, Nana Mizuki is also a singer other than a seiyuu. You can check her discography here. She even went ...
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Is there any specific reason why female voice actors act for male roles in anime?

There are multiple cases. 1) Child seiyuu (voice actors) are pretty much unheard of in Japan. (It is not impossible [for example, Matsuura Aya voiced Kaga Rin in Usagi Drop, which aired when she was ...
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Why does Seki-kun need a voice actor?

Well, somebody has to do the grunting. It may sound like I'm joking, but I'm really not. I don't know if canned grunts or grunt SFX packages exist, but I don't think the producers would want to use ...
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What is typically done when a voice actor for an ongoing series passes away?

A similar thing happened with Tomoko Kawakami, who voiced Soi Fong while Bleach was still airing. While she went on hiatus due to ovarian cancer, she was replaced by Houko Kuwashima. Once the news ...
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Why do anime films tend to use film actors to voice the anime instead of professional seiyuu?

There are two aspects we can discuss on this topic. Some directors like Miyazaki prefer to hire film actors. He said anime seiyuu is too optimized for anime and does not sound natural. Seiyuu is good ...
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Why don't anime studios hire native English speakers?

From time to time non-native Japanese speakers are employed as voice actors in Japan, but it's very unusual. A more ambitious anime production might use native speakers of other languages to voice ...
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Why does Ayaka Ohashi have the nickname "Hego-chin"?

Her Japanese Wiki page tells us the origin of that nickname: 愛称 愛称の一つである「へごちん」は、2013年にweb番組『五十嵐裕美のチャンネルはオープンソースでっ!』にゲスト出演した際、「頭へ ゴチン」を「頭を ヘゴチン」と読み間違えたことが由来。さらに省略されて「へご」とも呼ばれるようになった。 My translation ...
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What do Seiyuu do after they are no longer at the peak of their fame?

What I'm asking here is what most seiyuu do after they are no longer famous Firstly, the assumption that other professions with an early retire age generally have a following job that most workers ...
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Do Seiyuu use stage-names for their anime works?

I looked up each of the listed "major" and "popular" male and female seiyuu at Hitoshi Doi's Seiyuu (voice actor) Database (Doi's database has been collecting seiyuu information since 1994 and hit 50,...
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Does anyone know Vic Mignogna's (Edward Elric's VA) email address?

Looking Vic Mignogna up gives me his website. His contact page lists his email and also has a mail-to link, although the linked email and the email listed are different from each other. Mignogna is ...
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How are Engrish/language barrier jokes dealt with in English dubs?

The answer for Kiniro Mosaic is that ... the anime was never dubbed in English so they never had to worry about it. More generally, it will depend a lot on the way the dubbing company chooses to ...
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What is the reason for the change in Nami's Seiyuu for a short period of time (Japanese Dub)?

According to Nami's Wikipedia's page: In the Japanese version of the entire One Piece anime series, and later spin-offs, Nami has been voiced by Akemi Okamura. In 2001, Okamura temporarily left the ...
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Are non-Tokyo dialects common in anime?

The answer depends on your definition of "common". Most anime don't include dialects or accents, so in that sense it's not "common" however it's not unusual for a show to do so. There are quite a ...
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Why do characters repeatedly say other characters names?

While the Japanese language does have various words that are second person pronouns, the most natural way that doesn't have any hidden meaning behind it of referring to the other person is using their ...
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Who is the voice actor of Shouya's mother in Koe no Katachi (The Shape of Voice) movie?

Shouya's mother, Miyako's CV is credited as ゆきのさつき/雪野五月 (Yukino Satsuki).
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Anime dubbed by original voice actors

As a matter of fact, Mari Iijima reprised her role as Lynn Minmei in ADV's 2006 English dub of the 1982 anime Super Dimension Fortress Macross. Unfortunately I can't find any clips of the dub, but ...
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Are female voice actors cheaper in Japan?

Nope. But it's way easier for a woman to imitate the voice of a child boy than for a man, and many anime characters are supposed to be pre-voice change.
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Why do drama CDs and anime series of the same franchise use different voice actors sometimes?

In the case of Lucky Star, this is because the drama CD predates the anime by about two years, and was produced by a completely different group of people. When Kyoto Animation took on the Lucky Star ...
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Do anime with more ecchi scenes pay their seiyuu more than non-ecchi anime?

From what I have read, eroge voice-work is not a desirable path. The pay is less, although I'm not sure how much exactly. I think voice actors are generally paid by the word, and long/complicated ...
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Do anime with more ecchi scenes pay their seiyuu more than non-ecchi anime?

No, Seiyuus do not get pay more for voicing h scene in anime. In anime, all seiyuus have a fixed salary per episode. As long as he/she appeared in an episode, he/she is going to get paid the same ...
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Where can I watch Seiyuu shows?

Hanazawa Kana's Hanazawa Kana Hitori de Dekiru kana: You can listen to this radio program on Thursday, 23:00-23:30 Japan time, by visiting the following URL: https://www.uniqueradio.jp/form/form5.php. ...
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How are Engrish/language barrier jokes dealt with in English dubs?

I know Assassination Classroom had an issue with this. In the original Japanese the plot has the characters facing off against American foreign exchange students in a sports festival game. The US ...
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Who is voicing Hattori in Gintama The Final?

According to the answer in Yahoo Chiebukuro, the movie pamphlet has Toshiyuki Morikawa listed as Hattori's character voice. The Wikipedia article also lists him as Hattori. He also plays as Isaburo ...
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Is there a reason why the actors sound exactly the same as their anime counterparts in the live action movies?

Going through Wikipedia's list of Death Note voice actors for the live action movie, it seems that there is not much overlap (if any) between the Japanese actors and the Japanese voice actors for ...
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Who is the voice actress for the 'young' Nori-chan from the anime Kiznaiver?

They aren't played by the same person. Who is the voice actress for the 'young' Nori-chan? Teenage Sonozaki is played by YAMAMURA Hibiku, but child Sonozaki is played by 財前咲良 (probably read "...
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Why do seiyuu famous for doing eroge still use alias?

(Not a complete answer. Any more info. appreciated) H-actors and eroge seiyuus indeed use aliases because of following reasons: 1. Avoiding union penalties and expulsion (legal reason) The Screen ...
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Why would VAs that have many memorable lead roles take lesser roles?

Recently, voice actor has been idle reduction. So, maybe television stations and offices is made to use the young voice actor. ----- Postscript ----- Although it is not a story that was only to ...
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