Kodansha Ltd. is a Japanese publishing company headquartered in Bunkyō, Japan. Kodansha is the largest Japanese publishing company, it produces the manga magazines Nakayoshi, Afternoon and Weekly Shōnen Magazine, as well as more literary magazines such as Gunzō, Shūkan Gendai, the Japanese dictionary Nihongo Daijiten. Kodansha was founded by Seiji Noma in 1909, members of his family continue as its owners. Seiji Noma founded Kodansha in 1909 as a spin-off of the Dai-Nippon Yūbenkai and produced the literary magazine Yūben as its first publication; the name Kodansha originated in 1911 when the publisher formally merged with the Dai-Nippon Yūbenkai. The company has used its current legal name since 1958, it uses the motto "omoshirokute, tame ni naru". Kodansha Limited owns the Otowa Group, which manages subsidiary companies such as King Records and Kobunsha, publishes Nikkan Gendai, a daily tabloid, it has close ties with The Walt Disney Company, sponsors Tokyo Disneyland. Kodansha is the largest publisher in Japan.
Revenues dropped due to the 2002 recession in Japan and an accompanying downturn in the publishing industry: the company posted a loss in the 2002 financial year for the first time since the end of World War II. Kodansha sponsors the prestigious Kodansha Manga Award, which has run since 1977. Kodansha's headquarters in Tokyo once housed Noma Dōjō, a kendo practice-hall established by Seiji Noma in 1925; the hall was demolished in November 2007, replaced with a dōjō in a new building nearby. The company announced that it was closing its English-language publishing house, Kodansha International, at the end of April 2011, their American publishing house, Kodansha USA, will remain in operation. Kodansha USA began issuing new publications under the head administrator of the international branch Kentaro Tsugumi, starting in September 2012 with a hardcover release of The Spirit of Aikido. Many of Kodansha USA's older titles have been reprinted. According to Daniel Mani of Kodansha USA, Inc. "Though we did stopped publishing new books for about a year starting from late 2011, we did continue to sell most of our older title throughout that period."In October 2016, Kodansha acquired publisher Ichijinsha and turned the company into its wholly owned subsidiary.
The Kodansha company holds ownership in various broadcasting companies in Japan. It holds shares in Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, along with Kobunsha. In the 2005 takeover-war for Nippon Broadcasting System between Livedoor and Fuji TV, Kodansha supported Fuji TV by selling its stock to Fuji TV. Kodansha has a somewhat complicated relationship with Nippon Hoso Kyokai, Japan's public broadcaster. Many of the manga and novels published by Kodansha have spawned anime adaptations. Animation such as Cardcaptor Sakura aired in NHK's Eisei Anime Gekijō time-slot, Kodansha published a companion-magazine to the NHK children's show Okāsan to Issho; the two companies clash editorially, however. The October 2000 issue of Gendai accused NHK of staging footage used in a news report in 1997 on dynamite fishing in Indonesia. NHK sued Kodansha in the Tokyo District Court, which ordered Kodansha to publish a retraction and to pay ¥4 million in damages. Kodansha appealed the decision, reached a settlement where it had to issue only a partial retraction, to pay no damages.
Gendai's sister magazine Shūkan Gendai nonetheless published an article which probed further into the staged-footage controversy which has dogged NHK. Japan Foundation: Japan Foundation Special Prize, 1994. Disney Ehon Disney Gold Bedtime Tales This is a list of the manga magazines published by Kodansha according to their 2012 Company Profile. Kodomo manga magazinesComic Bom Bom Shōnen manga magazinesWeekly Shōnen Magazine Monthly Shōnen Magazine Shōnen Sirius Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine DiscontinuedShōnen Magazine Wonder Monthly Manga Shōnen Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine Magazine Special Monthly Shōnen Rival Seinen manga magazinesWeekly Young Magazine Monthly Young Magazine Morning Morning 2 Afternoon Good! Afternoon, Evening DiscontinuedMagazine Z Young Magazine Uppers Shōjo manga magazinesNakayoshi Bessatsu Friend Betsufure Dessert Nakayoshi Lovely The Dessert DiscontinuedShōjo Club Shōjo Friend Mimi Aria Josei manga magazinesBe Love Kiss Kiss Plus ITAN Gunzo, monthly literary magazine Mephisto, tri-annual literary maga
Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department serves as the police force of Tokyo Metropolis. Founded in 1874, it is headed by a Superintendent-General, appointed by the National Public Safety Commission, approved by the Prime Minister; the Metropolitan Police, with a staff of more than 40,000 police officers, over 2,800 civilian personnel, manages 102 stations in the prefecture. The main building of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department is located in the Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda ward, Tokyo. Built in 1980, it is 18 stories tall, a large wedge-shaped building with a cylindrical tower, it is seen from the street and a well-known landmark. In 2007, the TMPD was under scrutiny when a serving TMPD officer was involved in an incident where he used his official sidearm to shoot a female person to death before he committed suicide; the TMPD was investigating an incident in the Kamata Police Station in Ota Ward where a police officer committed suicide due to harassment at work. The chief in charge has been disciplined.
The Metropolitan Police Department is under the command of a Superintendent-General and reports directly to the Tokyo Metropolitan Public Safety Commission. The Superintendent-General can be appointed and replaced at any time as long as the prime minister and the TMPSC receives their approval. Since the MPD is autonomous, it does not operate under the authority of any Regional Police Bureau; the MPD commands the following bureaus: Administration Bureau Personnel and Training Bureau Traffic Bureau Community Police Affairs Bureau Security Bureau Public Security Bureau Criminal Investigation Bureau Community Safety Bureau Organized Crime Control Bureau The MPD has its own academy, the Metropolitan Police Department Academy. The ranks used in the TMPD have been revised in 2013, changing only the English translation of some of the ranks used by the force. Otherwise, these ranks are observed throughout its history. Superintendent-General Deputy Superintendent-General Senior Commissioner Superintendent Supervisor Commissioner Chief Superintendent Assistant Commissioner Senior Superintendent Superintendent Chief Inspector Inspector Inspector Assistant Inspector Sergeant Senior Police Officer Police Officer Security Police Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
The police are a constituted body of persons empowered by a state to enforce the law, to protect the lives and possessions of citizens, to prevent crime and civil disorder. Their powers include the legitimized use of force; the term is most associated with the police forces of a sovereign state that are authorized to exercise the police power of that state within a defined legal or territorial area of responsibility. Police forces are defined as being separate from the military and other organizations involved in the defense of the state against foreign aggressors. Police forces are public sector services, funded through taxes. Law enforcement is only part of policing activity. Policing has included an array of activities in different situations, but the predominant ones are concerned with the preservation of order. In some societies, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, these developed within the context of maintaining the class system and the protection of private property. Police forces have become ubiquitous in modern societies.
Their role can be controversial, as some are involved to varying degrees in corruption, police brutality and the enforcement of authoritarian rule. A police force may be referred to as a police department, police service, gendarmerie, crime prevention, protective services, law enforcement agency, civil guard or civic guard. Members may be referred to as police officers, sheriffs, rangers, peace officers or civic/civil guards. Ireland differs from other English-speaking countries by using the Irish language terms Garda and Gardaí, for both the national police force and its members; the word police is the most universal and similar terms can be seen in many non-English speaking countries. Numerous slang terms exist for the police. Many slang terms for police officers are centuries old with lost etymology. One of the oldest, "cop", has lost its slang connotations and become a common colloquial term used both by the public and police officers to refer to their profession. First attested in English in the early 15th century in a range of senses encompassing' policy.
This is derived from πόλις, "city". Law enforcement in ancient China was carried out by "prefects" for thousands of years since it developed in both the Chu and Jin kingdoms of the Spring and Autumn period. In Jin, dozens of prefects were spread across the state, each having limited authority and employment period, they were appointed by local magistrates, who reported to higher authorities such as governors, who in turn were appointed by the emperor, they oversaw the civil administration of their "prefecture", or jurisdiction. Under each prefect were "subprefects" who helped collectively with law enforcement in the area; some prefects were responsible for handling investigations, much like modern police detectives. Prefects could be women; the concept of the "prefecture system" spread to other cultures such as Japan. In ancient Greece, publicly owned slaves were used by magistrates as police. In Athens, a group of 300 Scythian slaves was used to guard public meetings to keep order and for crowd control, assisted with dealing with criminals, handling prisoners, making arrests.
Other duties associated with modern policing, such as investigating crimes, were left to the citizens themselves. In the Roman empire, the army, rather than a dedicated police organization, provided security. Local watchmen were hired by cities to provide some extra security. Magistrates such as procurators fiscal and quaestors investigated crimes. There was no concept of public prosecution, so victims of crime or their families had to organize and manage the prosecution themselves. Under the reign of Augustus, when the capital had grown to one million inhabitants, 14 wards were created, their duties included capturing runaway slaves. The vigiles were supported by the Urban Cohorts who acted as a heavy-duty anti-riot force and the Praetorian Guard if necessary. In medieval Spain, Santa Hermandades, or "holy brotherhoods", peacekeeping associations of armed individuals, were a characteristic of municipal life in Castile; as medieval Spanish kings could not offer adequate protection, protective municipal leagues began to emerge in the twelfth century against banditry and other rural criminals, against the lawless nobility or to support one or another claimant to a crown.
These organizations became a long-standing fixture of Spain. The first recorded case of the formation of an hermandad occurred when the towns and the peasantry of the north united to police the pilgrim road to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, protect the pilgrims against robber knights. Throughout the Middle Ages such alliances were formed by combinations of towns to protect the roads connecting them, were extended to political purposes. Among the most powerful was the league of North Castilian and Basque ports, the Hermandad de las marismas: Toledo and Villarreal; as one of their first acts after end of the War of the Castilian Succession in 1479, Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile established the centrally-organized and efficient Holy
Trevor Devall is a Canadian voice actor and podcaster. He worked for Ocean Studios and various other studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for years, before he relocated to Los Angeles, California in 2013, he is best known for voicing Hot Dog in Krypto the Superdog, Rocket Raccoon in the animated TV series Guardians of the Galaxy, Emperor Palpatine in Lego Star Wars, Pyro in X-Men Evolution, Dukey in seasons 5 and 6 of Johnny Test, various characters in the Netflix original series F Is for Family, as well as providing voices in English-language versions of various anime series, most notably as Mu La Flaga from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, Mukotsu from InuYasha, Scourge from Transformers: Cybertron, Mr. Chang from Black Lagoon, Aizawa from Death Note, he voiced Hermiod on Stargate Atlantis and Ravus Nox Fleuret in the Final Fantasy XV video game and Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV feature film. Other than that, he voiced Mars in Dota 2 video game. On camera, he played Sir Atticus Moon in Big Time Movie.
Between 2007 and 2013, Trevor hosted his own podcast Voiceprint with Trevor Devall and guests where he interviewed fellow Canadian voice actors. Trevor grew up in Edmonton and was the youngest of five siblings, he was into theatre and did tap and Polynesian dance as a child. He attended the University of Alberta for drama and directed stage productions as well as student films. Trevor moved to Vancouver in 1998 to pursue a film directing career. While working for a talent agency, he made a demo tape for them and began landing work as a voice actor. In March 2015 it was announced Trevor would be the voice of Rocket Raccoon in Marvel's animated Guardians of the Galaxy. Since 2007, Devall produced his own podcast, Voiceprint with Trevor Devall & Guests, where he interviewed fellow Vancouver-based voice actors and answered questions from fans; each episode featured a different voice actor as the episode guest, though some episodes featured other people in the voice-acting business that may not be voice actors themselves.
Topics included how the guest made it into the voice-acting business, what it is like working in the industry, the general lifestyle of a voice actor. The series concluded its first season after 36 episodes in December 2013; the second season was announced in the final episode of season 1, as Trevor moves to Los Angeles, California to continue his career and the show. Big Time Movie - Atticus Moon Stargate Atlantis - Hermiod Stargate SG-1 - Kvasir Junkers Come Here - Photographer Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack - Adenaur Paraya Agents of Mayhem - Agent Hollywood Dota 2 - Mars Final Fantasy XV - Ravus Nox Fleuret Halo 5: Guardians - Additional voices Infamous First Light - Additional voices League of Legends - Jayce, Defender of Tomorrow Mafia III - Additional voices Marvel Powers United VR - Rocket Raccoon, Kree Soldier Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite - Rocket Raccoon Mass Effect: Andromeda - Additional voices Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space - Ortega Rise of the Tomb Raider - Additional voices Skylanders: Imaginators - Voice Actors Under the Skin - Walla Group Official website Trevor Devall on IMDb Trevor Devall at Anime News Network's encyclopedia Trevor Devall at the CrystalAcids Anime Voice Actor Database Trevor Devall convention appearances on AnimeCons.com Trevor Devall interview with Super Hero Speak
Manga are comics or graphic novels created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. They have a complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art; the term manga in Japan is a word used to refer to cartooning. "Manga" as a term used outside Japan refers to comics published in Japan. In Japan, people of all ages read manga; the medium includes works in a broad range of genres: action, adventure and commerce, detective, historical, mystery, science fiction and fantasy, erotica and games, suspense, among others. Many manga are translated into other languages. Since the 1950s, manga has become a major part of the Japanese publishing industry. By 1995, the manga market in Japan was valued at ¥586.4 billion, with annual sales of 1.9 billion manga books and manga magazines in Japan. Manga have gained a significant worldwide audience. In 2008, in the U. S. and Canada, the manga market was valued at $175 million. Manga represent 38% of the French comics market, equivalent to ten times that of the United States.
In France, the manga market was valued at about €460 million in 2005. In Europe and the Middle East, the market was valued at $250 million in 2012. Manga stories are printed in black-and-white, although some full-color manga exist. In Japan, manga are serialized in large manga magazines containing many stories, each presented in a single episode to be continued in the next issue. Collected chapters are republished in tankōbon volumes but not paperback books. A manga artist works with a few assistants in a small studio and is associated with a creative editor from a commercial publishing company. If a manga series is popular enough, it may be animated during its run. Sometimes manga are drawn centering on existing live-action or animated films. Manga-influenced comics, among original works, exist in other parts of the world in Algeria, Hong Kong and South Korea; the word "manga" comes from the Japanese word 漫画, composed of the two kanji 漫 meaning "whimsical or impromptu" and 画 meaning "pictures".
The same term is the root of the Korean word for the Chinese word. The word first came into common usage in the late 18th century with the publication of such works as Santō Kyōden's picturebook Shiji no yukikai, in the early 19th century with such works as Aikawa Minwa's Manga hyakujo and the celebrated Hokusai Manga books containing assorted drawings from the sketchbooks of the famous ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. Rakuten Kitazawa first used the word "manga" in the modern sense. In Japanese, "manga" refers to all kinds of cartooning and animation. Among English speakers, "manga" has the stricter meaning of "Japanese comics", in parallel to the usage of "anime" in and outside Japan; the term "ani-manga" is used to describe comics produced from animation cels. The history of manga is said to originate from scrolls dating back to the 12th century, it is believed they represent the basis for the right-to-left reading style. During the Edo period, Toba Ehon embedded the concept of manga; the word itself first came into common usage in 1798, with the publication of works such as Santō Kyōden's picturebook Shiji no yukikai, in the early 19th century with such works as Aikawa Minwa's Manga hyakujo and the Hokusai Manga books.
Adam L. Kern has suggested that kibyoshi, picture books from the late 18th century, may have been the world's first comic books; these graphical narratives share with modern manga humorous and romantic themes. Some works were mass-produced as serials using woodblock printing. Writers on manga history have described two complementary processes shaping modern manga. One view represented by other writers such as Frederik L. Schodt, Kinko Ito, Adam L. Kern, stress continuity of Japanese cultural and aesthetic traditions, including pre-war and pre-Meiji culture and art; the other view, emphasizes events occurring during and after the Allied occupation of Japan, stresses U. S. cultural influences, including U. S. comics and images and themes from U. S. television and cartoons. Regardless of its source, an explosion of artistic creativity occurred in the post-war period, involving manga artists such as Osamu Tezuka and Machiko Hasegawa. Astro Boy became immensely popular in Japan and elsewhere, the anime adaptation of Sazae-san drawing more viewers than any other anime on Japanese television in 2011.
Tezuka and Hasegawa both made stylistic innovations. In Tezuka's "cinematographic" technique, the panels are like a motion picture that reveals details of action bordering on slow motion as well as rapid zooms from distance to close-up shots; this kind of visual dynamism was adopted by manga artists. Hasegawa's focus on daily life and on women's experience came to characterize shōjo manga. Between 1950 and 1969, an large readership for manga emerged in Japan with the solidification of its two main marketing genres, shōnen manga aimed at boys and shōjo manga aimed at girls. In 1969 a group of female manga artists made their shōjo manga debut ("year 24" comes from the Japanese name for the year 1949, the
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, known in Japan as Mobile Armored Riot Police: Innocence, is a 2004 anime/computer-animated cyberpunk film that serves as a sequel to 1995's Ghost in the Shell. It was co-produced by Production I. G and Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten, Nippon Television Network, Disney and the Mitsubishi Corporation, distributed by Toho, it was released in Japan on March 6, 2004, was released in the US on September 17, 2004 by Go Fish Pictures, Innocence had a production budget of $20 million. To raise the sum, Production I. G studio's president, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, asked Studio Ghibli's president, Toshio Suzuki, to co-produce. With a story loosely connected to the manga by Masamune Shirow, the film was written and directed by Ghost in the Shell director Mamoru Oshii; the film was honored best sci-fi film at the 2004 Nihon SF Taisho Awards and was in competition at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. The soundtrack for the film was released under the name Innocence O. S. T. and a related novel called Ghost in the Shell: Innocence - After the Long Goodbye was released on February 29, 2004.
This film makes many references to other famous works, such as The Future Eve. The foreign DVD release of the film faced many issues ranging from licensing to audio; the story is loosely based on Ghost in the Shell manga chapter "Robot Rondo". Opening in 2032, Public Security Section 9 cybernetic operative Batou is teamed with Togusa, an agent with few cybernetic upgrades, following the events of Ghost in the Shell. After a series of deaths due to malfunctioning gynoids—doll-like sex robots—Section 9 is asked to investigate; as the gynoids all malfunctioned without clear cause, the deaths are believed to be premeditated murders. Additionally, the most recent gynoid's remains show they all contained an illegal "ghost". Section 9 concludes human sentience is being artificially duplicated onto the dolls illegally, making the robots more lifelike, acting as a motive in the murders. Called to a homicide scene, information warfare/technology specialist Ishikawa explains the victim is Jack Walkson, a consignment officer at gynoid company LOCUS SOLUS, who may have been killed by the Yakuza.
A previous Yakuza boss was killed by a gynoid, so Ishikawa concludes Walkson was held responsible and killed in an act of revenge. Batou and Togusa enter a Yakuza bar to question the current boss, only to be threatened by the bar occupants. Batou opens fire and wounding numerous gang members, including the cyborg that murdered Walkson; the current boss admits his predecessor was somehow involved in LOCUS SOLUS, but insists he doesn't know how. Entering a store on his way home, Batou is seemingly warned by the Major and shot in the arm by an unseen assailant. Caught in a firefight, Batou nearly kills the store owner in confusion, but is subdued when Ishikawa appears. While having his damaged arm replaced, Batou is informed by Ishikawa that his e-brain was hacked, causing him to shoot himself and attack the store occupants. Ishikawa explains that Batou was hacked to try and cause further scandal following his Yakuza assault in an attempt to stop the Section 9 investigation. Batou and Togusa head for the mansion of Kim, a soldier-turned-hacker with an obsession with dolls.
Dead, Kim soon reveals he "lives" inside the shell of a human-sized marionette, discusses philosophy with his visitors. Kim admits ties to LOCUS SOLUS, divulging that the company has secret headquarters in international waters. Warned again by the Major, Batou realizes that Kim has secretly hacked into his and Togusa's e-brains, is trapping them in a false reality. Resetting Togusa's brain, Batou subdues Kim. Resolved to gather material evidence, Batou infiltrates the LOCUS SOLUS headquarters ship while Togusa remotely hacks its security systems using an unaware Kim as a proxy; the ship's security becomes aware of the hacking and retaliates with a virus that fries Kim's cyberbrain. A hidden virus loads a combat program into the production-line gynoids, causing them to attack everyone aboard; as Batou fights to the ship's center, the Major appears by controlling a gynoid remotely, helping Batou fight the gynoids and hack the ship's security. Taking control of the ship, the Major reveals to Batou the truth about the gynoids.
Hiring the Yakuza to traffick young girls, LOCUS SOLUS duplicated their consciousnesses into the gynoids, giving them human "ghosts" to make them more realistic. Batou rescues a young girl from a "ghost dubbing" machine, she explains that Jack Walkson, learning the truth about LOCUS SOLUS, promised to save the girls by tampering with the ghosting process. Despite Walkson's actions saving the girls, Batou objects that he victimized the gynoids as well, causing them severe distress by giving them damaged ghosts. Having solved the case, Batou asks the Major if she's happy now, she notes that she'll always be beside him on the network, before disconnecting from the gynoid. Innocence contains many references to fantasy and Zen, addresses aesthetic and moral questions. For example, the film begins with a quotation from Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam's Tomorrow's Eve from 1886: "If our Gods and our hopes are nothing but scientific phenomena let us admit it must be said that our love is scientific as well."
Other numerous quotations in the film come from Buddha, Descartes, the O
Crispin Freeman is an American voice actor, ADR director and writer who has provided voice-overs in numerous English language versions of Japanese anime and video games. In anime, some of his prominent roles include Zelgadis Graywords in Slayers, Kyon in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kirei Kotomine in Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Itachi Uchiha in Naruto and Shizuo Heiwajima in Durarara!!. He voiced Roy Harper on Young Justice and Winston in the video game Overwatch. Born in Chicago, Freeman is the oldest of three children, he attended the Latin School of Chicago, where he graduated in 1990. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College, majoring in Theater and minoring in Computer Science. Afterward, he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University in Acting and performed on Broadway, at the American Repertory Theater in, at the Mark Taper Forum in, at Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park and at the Williamstown Theater Festival; as a child, Freeman was influenced by anime shows such as Speed Racer and Battle of the Planets.
Casey Kasem voiced the role of Mark of Battle of the Planets. He discovered Voltron, Star Blazers and Robotech, being quoted in the January 1999 issue of America Interview saying, "That show blew me away." Freeman has stated that the reason he got into the industry was because of the anime television show The Vision of Escaflowne. Freeman got involved in the anime voice-over industry when a friend of his landed a role in Peacock King. Knowing Freeman was a big anime fan, a friend suggested he call up Central Park Media and apply for a job doing English dubs; when approached about dubbing, he declined. It was not until he remembered all of the anime shows he watched as a child that he realized that many people are introduced to anime through the English dubbed versions. In 1997, Freeman landed the role of Zelgadis Graywords in Slayers along with Lisa Ortiz, Eric Stuart and Veronica Taylor, he was the second and final voice actor to get the job, after Zelgadis' original voice actor, Daniel Cronin, lost contact with CPM after a year-long halt in the dubbing.
Years he turned to the American animation voice acting grounds. He been best known for his work in Marvel Comics based productions such as The Spectacular Spider-Man and the X-Men and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, he starred as several versions of Roy Harper in Young Justice for DC Comics and Warner Bros. Since Freeman has had various roles throughout his career, he has appeared in many video game titles as memorable characters, such as Albedo from Namco's Xenosaga series, the god of the sun Helios in God of War III, Joel the 6th and Van Argeno in Blood+, the main protagonist Baldur in Silicon Knights's Too Human, Breakdown in Transformers: War for Cybertron, the Winter Soldier in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Iron Man in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2. Freeman teaches classes and performance lectures in the Los Angeles area. In addition to classes, Freeman has a website called Voice Acting Mastery which includes podcasts and other resources regarding voice acting. Freeman is the oldest of three children.
His sister, Cassidy is an actress who played Tess Mercer in the television show Smallville and Cady Longmire in Longmire. Their brother, Clark, is an musician.