Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler
Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler is the third film of the Inuyasha series. It was released in 2003 in Japan, in 2005 in the United States; the song, "Four Seasons", is performed by Namie Amuro. Two hundred years ago, Inuyasha's dog-demon father saves his human mother, Lady Izayoi from Takemaru, a samurai who had yearned for her. Izayoi and her newborn half-demon son, escape from the palace, where Inuyasha's father and Takemaru died. In Tokyo, Kagome's family sends it to the storehouse; the sword, turning out to be So'unga, breaks the seven hundred-year spell from the spirit of the sheath, Saya. When Inuyasha touches the sword, it possess he brings it back to the past, he ends up using a calamity technique. Sesshomaru, sensing the voice, discovers; the two of them fight each other, until Kagome helps Inuyasha resist So'unga's power and drop the sword. With the Beads of Subjugation broken, Saya explains to everyone that Inuyasha's father wielded all three demon swords. While the sealed one is sent to the "Bone Eater's Well", it was not used by Inuyasha neither Sesshomaru.
So'unga revives Takemaru. He occupies the castle and summons the undead army. Before Takemaru dies again, he realizes. Sesshomaru uses the Tenseiga to kill the imps. So'unga creates itself a new body and opens a gateway to the netherworld, threatening to end all life on Earth. Inuyasha and Sesshomaru decide to work together, they combine their attacks with the Tenseiga and Tetsusaiga, causing So'unga and the arm to fall into the pit of hell. Before the soul of Inuyasha's father disappears, he thanks his sons for sealing it away again. Kagome forces Inuyasha to wear the repaired mystical Beads of Subjugation once again. Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler at Anime News Network's encyclopedia Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler on IMDb
Every Little Thing (band)
Every Little Thing is a pop/soft rock duo from Japan who debuted in August 1996 with the release of their first single called "Feel My Heart". Their name is written in English, only in katakana, they gained massive popularity in early 2000s. As of 2013, Every Little Thing has sold over 23 million copies of singles and albums throughout Japan, their second studio album, Time to Destination, is the best-selling album of the band with over 3.5 million copies sold, became the 10th best-selling album of all time in Japan. Known as ELT by their fans, Every Little Thing was a trio but became a duo in 2000 with Kaori Mochida as the singer and Ichiro Ito as the guitarist. Mitsuru Igarashi left ELT following the release of Eternity. Ito began playing guitar in local bands around the US Yokota Air Base in Fussa, performing cover versions of songs by rock acts like Van Halen to local sailors, he intended to play drums. Mochida made her debut as a baby in an advertisement for diapers as her mom hoped she would enter the entertainment business.
In 1991, at the age of 13, she joined the eight-member girl group The Kuro Buta All-Stars. Though not successful, the experience convinced her to record a two track demo, featuring the two songs, "Mouichido" and a cover song from 1970s/1980s singer-songwriter Mariya Takeuchi, she sent the demo to Avex Trax, where Mitsuru Igarashi was a producer looking for a girl for a new duo with him as the keyboardist. Impressed by her strong yet sweet voice, Igarashi asked her to join as a duo, asked his guitarist friend Ichiro Ito working as a studio receptionist, to help on the first single "Feel My Heart", created by Igarashi. Ito, over ten years Mochida's senior, has said that when first meeting the young Mochida wearing gyaru style thick platform boots, he didn't know how to strike up conversation; the band released their debut single "Feel My Heart" on August 7, 1996. The single peaked at number 24 on the Oricon charts, their first studio album, called Everlasting was a big success, selling nearly two million copies in Japan, marking ELT as a popular group with a bright future.
The band reached number 1 at the Oricon charts for the first time with their fourth single, "For the Moment." Their second studio album, entitled Time to Destination, was released on April 15, 1998, it became one of the best-selling albums of that year, with over 3,5 million copies sold. The album ended up being the band's best-selling album, as well as the 10th best-selling album of all time in Japan; this album included their best-selling single, "Time Goes By", which reached nearly 1.15 million copies sold. Upon the release of the third studio album, released in March 2000, Mitsuru Igarashi decided to leave the band. Ito said that the decision was dropped on them without warning, right before a tour, it forced them to change their sound; the remaining duo decided to tour acoustically for the next two years in order to find their feet, but enjoyed more creative freedom over the songs. The single "Sure" was the last that Igarashi participated in and with the release of their 16th single, "Ai no Kakera" in October 2000, ELT transitioned their style from Igarashi's signature synthesized pop-rock sound to a more acoustic soft-rock sound.
Their single "Fragile" released on New Year's Day 2001 became ELT's second biggest hit vindicating their new direction, selling 829,580 copies. Their fourth album and first as a duo, 4 Force, was released on March 22, 2001; the album was their first not to top the Japanese Oricon charts, but still managed to sell more than a million copies and was awarded as "Album of the Year" at the Japan Gold Disc Awards. In 2003 the band released Many Pieces, which topped the Oricon charts; the album had five promotional singles prior to its release, including "Jump", the first attempt of Mochida in music composing, Untitled: 4 Ballads, their number one EP which got platinum status in Japan, "Grip!", used as an opening theme of anime television series InuYasha. In November 2004 the duo released their single "Koibumi/Good Night", a surprise for many, because it performed comparatively well on the charts, selling more than many of their previous singles. In 2005 they released only one single, the soft rock song "Kimi no Te", the acoustic compilation album Acoustic: Latte.
During Every Little Thing's 2004-2005 Commonplace Tour, Mochida suffered from bronchitis which further affected her singing style during the tour as well as on their 7th album, Crispy Park, released on August 9, 2006. Mochida’s singing style has changed on every album, going from a clear, soothing voice to a high and cuter voice. A 2006-2007 concert tour followed their tenth anniversary album release, their 31st single, "Swimmy", theme song for the drama series Kekkon Dekinai Otoko, was released in October 2006. For celebrating their tenth anniversary, Every Little Thing held a two-day special live at the Nippon Budokan on March 6 and 7, 2006, their 2008 album Door released on March 2008 peaked at number 2 on the Oricon charts. Mochida has said of the album, but now I convey thoughts. It's harder than before. In this period both members released solo material. Mochida released her first solo album, Moka on August 12, 2009
Toho Co. Ltd. is a Japanese film, theater production, distribution company. It has its headquarters in Yūrakuchō, Tokyo, is one of the core companies of the Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group. Outside Japan, it is best known as the producer and distributor of many kaiju and tokusatsu films, the Chouseishin tokusatsu superhero television franchise, the films of Akira Kurosawa, the anime films of Studio Ghibli and TMS Entertainment. Other famous directors, including Yasujirō Ozu, Kenji Mizoguchi, Masaki Kobayashi, Mikio Naruse directed films for Toho. Toho's most famous creation is Godzilla, featured in 33 of the company's films. Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla are described as Toho's Big Five because of the monsters' numerous appearances in all three eras of the franchise, as well as spin-offs. Toho has been involved in the production of numerous anime titles, its subdivisions are Toho-Towa Distribution, Toho Pictures Incorporated, Toho International Company Limited, Toho E. B. Company Limited, Toho Music Corporation & Toho Costume Company Limited.
The company is the largest shareholder of Fuji Media Holdings Inc. Toho is a member of the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan, is one of Japan's Big Four film studios. Toho was created by the founder of Hankyu Railway, Ichizō Kobayashi, in 1932 as the Tokyo-Takarazuka Theater Company, it managed much of the kabuki in Tokyo and, among other properties, the Tokyo Takarazuka Theater and the Imperial Garden Theater in Tokyo. Toho and Shochiku competed with the influx of Hollywood films and boosted the film industry by focusing on new directors of the likes of Akira Kurosawa, Ichikawa Kon, Kinoshita Keisuke and Shindo Kaneto. After several successful film exports to the United States during the 1950s through Henry G. Saperstein, Toho took over the La Brea Theatre in Los Angeles to show its own films without the need to sell them to a distributor, it was known as the Toho Theatre from the late 1960s until the 1970s. Toho had a theater in San Francisco and opened a theater in New York City in 1963.
The Shintoho Company, which existed until 1961, was named New Toho because it broke off from the original company. Toho has contributed to the production of some American films, including Sam Raimi's 1998 film, A Simple Plan. Ike! Godman Warrior Of Love: Rainbowman Zone Fighter Ike! Greenman Warrior Of Light: Diamond Eye Flying Saucer War Bankid Megaloman Electronic Brain Police Cybercop Seven Stars Fighting God Guyferd Stickin' Around Godzilla Island Chouseishin Gransazer Genseishin Justirisers Chousei Kantai Sazer-X Kawaii! Jenny Belle and Sebastian Igano Kabamaru Touch Kimagure Orange Road Midori Days Psycho-Pass Yowamushi Pedal Haikyū!! Blood Blockade Battlefront My Hero Academia Three Leaves, Three Colors FLCL Progressive FLCL Alternative Dr. Stone Cliff HangerIn more recent years and for a period, they have produced video games. One of their first video game was the 1990 NES game titled Circus Caper, they followed with a series of games based on Godzilla and a 1992 game called Serizawa Nobuo no Birdy Try.
It published games such as Super Aleste. They worked with Bandai on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, released in Japan in 1988 and in the United States in 1989. Toho's headquarters, the Toho Hibiya Building, are in Yūrakuchō, Tokyo; the company moved into its current headquarters in April 2005. TohoScope Tomisaburo Wakayama Tsuburaya Productions Toho Studios Daiei Film Nikkatsu Toei Company Studio Ponoc OLM, Inc. Studio Ghibli Telecom Animation Film Shochiku Shintoho Kadokawa Pictures Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men: The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda, Peter H. Brothers; the Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography, Stuart Galbraith IV Official website Official website Official Toho's YouTube channel. Toho Pictures official website TOHO-TOWA Company, Limited official website TOWA PICTURES Company, Ltd. official website Toho Company on IMDb Toho at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
Janyse Aldis Jaud, is a Canadian voice actress, songwriter, musician and author. Her major voiceover roles include Marvel vs Wolverine, My Little Pony, Inuyasha, Ed Edd n Eddy, Batman: Black & White, Baby Looney Tunes, War Planets and Strawberry Shortcake, she is the narrator of the Emmy Award-winning television series'Adoption Stories.' She has worked with companies such as Warner Bros, Alliance Atlantis, Marvel, The Cartoon Network, Universal Pictures in both on-camera and voice. As a singer/songwriter, Jaud has received many awards such as Winner of Best Song ‘This Day Is Mine’ in the Contemporary Christian category at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Winner of Best Jazz CD ‘The Magic of Christmas’ at the Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards, three Nominations at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for Best Jazz Song ‘That’s What I Love About You’, Best Dance Song ‘Best Friend Forever’, Best Contemporary Christian Song ‘Dreamers’ as well as two nominations at the Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards for Best Song ‘Dreamers’ and Artist of the Year, as well as a nomination for Best Children’s Song ‘Stomp’ at the Independent Music Awards USA, a nomination for Best Song ‘Blessed Is This Holy Night’ at the Hollywood Music Awards.
She was chosen as a finalist by the Song of the Year international songwriting contest. Jaud has had many of her original songs chosen for movie soundtracks. Jaud grew up in Kelowna, British Columbia, has Icelandic and French ancestry. At the age of five, she began training with the Canadian School of Ballet for eleven years, she studied piano for six years with the Royal Conservatory of Music. Jaud appeared on-camera in four television series The X-Files, The Outer Limits, Double Exposure and Andromeda. In 2004, Jaud was the narrator of the Emmy Award-winning series "Adoption Stories" and traveled to New York for the event, but it was her voiceover work on Edd n Eddy that had the greatest impact. Jaud met children from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. After this experience, she created ‘The Magic of Think’ and began writing books, nursery rhymes, videos to help children develop strength and courage. In 2008, Jaud released her first album in the Christmas music genre, she wrote songs with tongue-in-cheek humour.
Many of these jazz songs have been chosen to be in movies such as Blond and Blonder, American Mary, Debbie Macomber’s Dashing Through the Snow, Making Mr. Right. From 2010 to 2012, Jaud released several singles. Adieu Galaxy Express 999 – Metalmena Broken Saints – Shandala Nisinu Cardcaptors – Natasha Avalon, Additional Voices Cybersix – Lori Anderson, Grizelda Dragon Ball Z – Social Worker and Chiko Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture – Panni, Kim Myonsaku Gintama° - Tae Shimura Hamtaro – Female Veterinarian Highlander: The Search For Vengeance – Kyala Human Crossing – Delinquent, Kyoshi's Mother InuYasha – Kagura, Kanna InuYasha: The Final Act – Kagura, Kanna Kurozuka – Kuromitsu Maison Ikkoku – Akemi Roppongi MegaMan NT Warrior – Ms. Mari and Ms. Yuri Mermaid's Scar – Misa Monster Rancher – Mocchi, Granity, Poison, Lily Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge – Felicia Ogre Slayer – Akane, Ryoko Ranma ½ – Hinako Ninomiya, Kin Ono, Additional voices Saber Marionette – Bloodberry The Story of Saiunkoku – Kocho, Lady of the Night 2 Shakugan no Shana – Margery Daw The Vision of Escaflowne – Eriya Zoids: Fuzors – Sabre Action Man – Asazi The Adventures of Corduroy – Lisa The Adventures of T-Rex – Additional Voices Alien Racers – Talanna Animated Classic Showcase – Various Characters Baby Looney Tunes – Baby Melissa Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper – Palace Maid Batman Black and White – Harley Quinn, Martha Wayne, Madame X, Madelyn Crane, Dr. Marilyn Crane, Catwoman, Tiny Tim, Nurse, Mother Billy the Cat – Sabrina, Bonnie The Bots Master – Lady Frenzy Bratz Fashion Pixiez – Cymbeline A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark Animation – Siu Lan Class of the Titans – Medelia, Stephanie Conan the Adventurer – Jezmine Doggie Daycare – Lula Dragon Tales – Eunice, Windy Ed, Edd n Eddy – Sarah, Lee Kanker Exosquad – Sgt.
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Huma-rhythm is the sixth studio album by Japanese singer Hitomi. It was released on January 2002, through Avex Trax. Following the successful Love Life, Hitomi began to notice a "disconnection" between her perception as a public figure and her true self in private, she sought to pursue the core of her being. Huma-rhythm is lyrically centered on themes of love and individuality, Hitomi challenged herself to expand her vocal expression during its recording. Longtime collaborator Zentaro Watanabe returned as the album's predominant arranger and instrumentalist, while a much more varied cast of composers contributed to Huma-rhythm compared to her previous releases; the album features Dai Nagano from Do As Infinity. The album was preceded by four singles: "Inner Child", "Is it You?", "I Am/Innocence" and "Samurai Drive", with the latter three reaching the top ten of the Oricon chart. "Samurai Drive", promoted as Huma-rhythm's lead single, became Hitomi's highest peaking entry at number three and is considered to be one of her signature songs.
She performed it at the 52nd Kōhaku Uta Gassen. At the 43rd Japan Record Awards, Hitomi received an Excellent Work accolade for "Is it You?". Huma-rhythm was a commercial success, peaking at the top of the Oricon charts and charting for eight consecutive weeks, selling over 521,000 copies in total; the album was supported by the nationwide Hitomi Live Tour 2002 Huma-Rhythm, which visited twenty-one cities and closed out at the Nippon Budokan. At the time of the album's release, Hitomi viewed it as a "culminative work" which would allow her to pursue "different possibilities", a sentiment she would repeat in developing her second greatest hits album Self Portrait released that year. In June 2000, Hitomi released the single "Love 2000", which became successful after marathon runner Naoko Takahashi stated that the song helped to raise her tenshōn or "excitement" before races, leading to a Gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics; the single became Hitomi's longest-charting entry at twenty-six weeks, its parent album Love Life sold over 766,000 copies at the end of 2001.
The success of "Love 2000" prompted her first performance at the 51st Kōhaku Uta Gassen. Despite this newfound popularity, a sense of dissatisfaction began to pervade her thoughts. Hitomi developed her follow up from the notion that, "the wave of my 2000 self came crashing against the wall of my existence". In a February 2002 interview with Beat Freak magazine, she explains: "In the past year or two, I’ve been feeling a rift between the public’s perception of me and the real Hitomi that I wanted to express. I have a weirdly accommodating side and just kept releasing music while doubting myself, but since I think, the beginning of, I started to feel that if I continued down this road I would lose my real self. And so I started to ponder my roots." While Hitomi stated that she always tried to write lyrics as truthfully as she could, she noted a growing desire to "pursue the core of being" and set the word "humanity" as her personal theme during the album's development. The title Huma-rhythm itself is coined from "human", meant to express individuality, "rhythm" to represent joy and freedom.
The title further articulates her view that " should be able to live happier with these ", which retailer HMV further notes as "symbolizing her position in living according to her roots." Hitomi listened to Strawberry Flower, Fantastic Plastic Machine, A Tribe Called Quest, Bran Van 3000 during its recording, though she affirmed that none of these artists influenced Huma-rhythm directly."Innocence" was recorded as an image song for the Fuji TV coverage of the 28th Berlin Marathon, which Takahashi was a participant of, it is said that the department's producer asked Hitomi personally. When asked by Yuko Ayakawa of Groovin' how she felt " supported by so many woman of own age," and if she's aware of it when creating music, Hitomi stated: "Very happy... I can’t say I don’t at all. I am a woman too." The album was recorded over the period of a year, in which several "large impact" singles were released, influencing her decision to balance Huma-rhythm with a selection of "relaxed" songs. Hitomi stated that she fixated less on sounding "rock" and leaned towards "a rather programming-style" in regards to its arrangement.
As she approached her vocals with the idea of giving each track "a different atmosphere", she found difficulty in "making the switch between songs". The album opens with the intro "Cosmic World", which Hitomi intended to evoke the image of "Space equals air, Earth equals myself and living creatures." It delves into "Ele Pop", CD Journal commenting: "A flashy and cute up-tempo pop number whose arrangement combines retro video game-like electronic and disco sounds." Hitomi states, "I took each shredded phrase and connected them into one piece." The album was announced on December 21, 2001. A short preview of Hitomi's next single "Understanding" is affixed as a hidden track to the end of "Little More" on these editions, subsequently released in full two weeks after the album, its material re-appears on Hitomi's greatest hits album Self Portrait, with four singles and an album track. The compilation charted at number one and Self Portrait was awarded Rock & Pop Album of the Year at the 16th Japan Gold Disc Awards.
"Inner Child" was released as the album's first single on April 18, 2001, nearly five months after Love Life. It unde
Inuyasha known as Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. It premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday on November 13, 1996, concluded on June 18, 2008, with the chapters collected into 56 tankōbon volumes by Shogakukan; the series begins with Kagome Higurashi, a 15-year-old schoolgirl from Tokyo, transported to the Sengoku period of Japan after falling into a well in her family shrine, where she meets the half dog-demon, Inuyasha. When a monster from that era tries to take the magical Shikon Jewel embodied in Kagome, she inadvertently shatters the Jewel into many pieces that are dispersed across Japan. Inuyasha and Kagome start traveling to recover it before the powerful and evil half spider-demon Naraku finds all the shards. Inuyasha and Kagome gain several allies during their journey, including Shippo, Miroku and Kirara. In contrast to the comedic nature of much of Takahashi's previous work, Inuyasha deals with a darker and more serious subject matter, using the setting of the Sengoku period to display the violent content while still retaining some comedic elements.
It was adapted into two anime television series produced by Sunrise. The first was broadcast for 167 episodes on Yomiuri TV and Nippon TV in Japan from October 16, 2000, until September 13, 2004; the second series, called Inuyasha: The Final Act, began airing five years on October 3, 2009, to cover the rest of the manga series and ended on March 29, 2010, after 26 episodes. Four feature films and an original video animation have been released. Other merchandise include a light novel. Viz Media licensed the manga, the two anime series, movies for North America. Both Inuyasha and Inuyasha: The Final Act aired in the United States on Adult Swim from 2002 until 2015. In modern-day Tokyo, Kagome Higurashi lives on the grounds of her family's Shinto shrine with her mother and little brother, Sota. On her fifteenth birthday, when she goes to retrieve her cat, Kagome is dragged into the enshrined Bone Eater's Well by a centipede demon that emerged from it, but rather than hit the bottom, Kagome finds herself in the past during Japan's Sengoku period.
The demon is revealed to have been defeated fifty years prior by Kikyo, a warrior priestess, the keeper of the Shikon Jewel, an artifact created by the sacrifice of the priestess Midoriko which grants its holder's desires. As her resemblance to Kikyo pointed out by her younger sister Kaede, Kagome is revealed to be the priestess reincarnated with the Shikon Jewel contained in her own body after Kikyo had it placed on her funeral pyre in an attempt to keep it safe in death. Kagome comes across a boy pinned by a sacred arrow on a tree, learning he is Inuyasha, a half dog-demon, whom Kikyo trapped as her final act when he attempted to steal the jewel. Kagome frees Inuyasha to kill the centipede demon, but Kaede subdues him with a magical beaded necklace to keep him in line, the Shikon Jewel was extracted from Kagome's body, it was taken by a crow demon before it was accidentally shattered into many shards that fell across Japan and into the possession of those who gain the individual shards' power.
After Inuyasha gains his father's sword Tessaiga, placing him at odds with his older half-brother Sesshomaru, he aids Kagome in collecting the shards and dealing with the threats they cause as they are joined by Shippo the young fox demon. Kikyo is revived while revealed to have been Inuyasha's lover, but her version of how their falling out occurred brings the events into question, it was when the group is joined by the perverted monk Miroku, whose hand is cursed with a wind tunnel, that the events which resulted in Inuyasha's imprisonment and Kikyo's death were caused by Naraku, an evil half spider-demon who cursed Miroku's bloodline. The evolving Naraku is revealed to have been born from the soul of the evil bandit Onigumo inhabiting a body created by countless demons as part of a pact to acquire the Shikon Jewel for his own ends, seeking out the shard while absorbing demons to increase his power and remove any weaknesses. Inuyasha's group is soon joined after by Sango, a demon slayer whose clan was killed when her younger brother Kohaku fell under Naraku's control and is kept alive by a Jewel shard.
Over time, Inuyasha enhances Tessaiga into stronger forms while contends with Naraku's minion incarnations like Kagura and Kanna, the reanimated Band of Seven. Inuyasha's team is loosely allied by Sesshomaru who took the orphaned girl Rin as a ward, the resurrected Kikyo, Koga, the leader of a wolf-demon tribe who seeks to avenge many of his comrades' deaths and has a one-sided crush on Kagome. While Naraku momentarily removes his heart in the form of the Infant, who attempts to overthrow Naraku through his vessel Moryomaru, Kohaku regains his freewill and memories and attempts to help out of guilt for indirectly killing his father. During that time, Sesshomaru settles things with Inuyasha to enable his brother to perfect Tessaiga to its optimal abilities. Koga is forced to stand on the sidelines while Kikyo uses the last of her life force to give Kohaku a second chance at life as Naraku reassembles the Shikon Jewel. Although Inuyasha and his allies defeat him, realizing his true desire is for Kikyo's love despite his hatred towards her and that it can never be granted, Naraku uses his wish to trap himself and Kagome in the Shikon Jewel.
Revealed to be sentient, the Shikon Jewel intends to have Kagome make a selfish wish so she and Naraku will be trapped in conflict and prolong its exis
Toshiyuki Morikawa is a Japanese voice actor and singer, the head of Axlone, a voice acting company he founded in April 2011. His name is sometimes mistranslated as Tomoyuki Morikawa. In 2003, he and Fumihiko Tachiki formed the band "2Hearts", one of their works being the ending theme of the video game Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires, he has voiced many characters in anime and video games, including Sephiroth in the Final Fantasy series and Kingdom Hearts series, Dante in Devil May Cry, Isshin Kurosaki in Bleach, Minato Namikaze in Naruto: Shippuden, both Eneru and Hatchan in One Piece, Tyki Mikk in D. Gray-man, Naraku in InuYasha, Griffith in the 1997 series of Berserk, the main and titular character of Tekkaman Blade, he attended Katsuta Voice Actor's Academy with Kotono Mitsuishi, Chisa Yokoyama, Wataru Takagi, Sachiko Sugawara and Michiko Neya. Because of his deep voice, he is cast as imposing characters. 1992Kouryu Densetsu Villgust – Kui Tekkaman Blade - Takaya Aiba/Tekkaman Blade Yu Yu Hakusho – Shishiwakamaru1993Ghost Sweeper Mikami – Peter Mobile Suit Victory Gundam – Kill Tandon, Kuffu Salomon, Metchet Rubence Slam Dunk – Yohei Mito, Toki Kuwata, Kazuo Araki, Nobunaga Kiyota1994Brave Police J-Decker – Duke/Duke Fire1995Mobile Suit Gundam Wing – Otto Key the Metal Idol – Shuuichi Tataki1996After War Gundam X – Shagia Frost Detective Conan – Shukichi Haneda Martian Successor Nadesico – Genichiro Tsukiomi1997Anime Ganbare Goemon – Seppukumaru Kindaichi Case Files – Kengo Akechi Berserk – Griffith1998Flint the Time Detective – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Yu-Gi-Oh!
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