Voice actor Kappei Yamaguchi celebrated his 56th birthday on May 23rd. From his debut as a voice actor in 1988 to the present, Yamaguchi has played many roles as a bright young man, a mascot character, and the second to third pieces. This time, we conducted a questionnaire survey of 200 men and women in their 30s and 40s and asked them to list one of the characters that Kappei Yamaguchi has played so far. Introducing the top anime characters in a ranking format. (Cooperation with the questionnaire site “Voice Note”)
Kappei Yamaguchi’s Inuyasha supports “Orthodox handsome character”
Inuyasha of ” Inuyasha “, which was selected by 7.5% of the people, came in 4th place. Inuyasha, a half-youkai born between humans and youkai, is a wild and reliable character. He has a straightforward personality and is bright, but when he is struck by “Yokai’s blood”, he also shows a crazy side. From the people who chose, “Because it’s an orthodox handsome character” (32 years old, female), “It was my favorite anime” (38 years old, female), “I think there was a face and voice” (40 years old, 40 years old) There was a voice saying (male). Usopp of “ONE PIECE” came in 3rd place (10.0%). In the national anime “ONE PIECE” that has been broadcast since 1999, Yamaguchi plays Usopp, a sniper of the Straw Hat Pirates. It has a funny look with curled hair, cod roe lips, and a long nose, but surprisingly, it often plays the role of Tsukkomi. From the people who chose it, “because it’s the voice I’ve heard the longest” (30 years old, male), “not a handsome character, but an indispensable character” (38 years old, male), “I love screaming acting” ( 44 years old, male) comments were gathered. In addition, Yamaguchi was initially auditioned for the role of Luffy and revealed in an interview posted on the official website of “ONE PIECE” that he was rejected and offered to play the role of Usopp.
“Shinichi Kudo” who took first place by suppressing Ranma
Ranma Saotome (male Ranma) of “Ranma 1/2” was selected as the second place with a voter turnout of 15.5%. This work is Yamaguchi’s first starring work, and together with Megumi Hayashibara, who plays Ranma Saotome, plays a character who is good at becoming a woman when she wears water. The exquisite sense of distance from the heroine Akane played by Noriko Hidaka makes her smile, and it is still a popular work. From those who chose a little tsundere Ranma, “I knew Kappei from this work” (36 years old, female), “Because the feeling of being shy is cute” (42 years old, female), “It’s funny with a comedy touch” “Ta!” (43 years old, male) was received. “Ranma” is one of Rumiko Takahashi’s representative works, like “Inuyasha” in 4th place. In the next serialized work of “Inuyasha”, “Rinne of the Boundary”, he plays the role of the main character’s father, Sabato Rokudo. And Shinichi Kudo of “Detective Conan” won first place in a dignified manner… Selected by 17.0% of people. Shinichi Kudo is known as a high school detective with a clear mind. In the anime broadcast, the body became smaller in one episode, so there are few appearance scenes as a whole, but it seems that many people are impressed by Shinichi’s voice because it appears frequently in narration and recollections. Shinichi has a good reputation for good-looking voices, such as a cool and rational reasoning and a gentle voice when Conan calls the heroine Ran using a voice changer. Yamaguchi also spoke to the phantom thief Kid, who looks exactly like Shinichi, who appears in the film, and was collecting a small number of votes. From the people who chose it, “Impressive character” (47 years old, male), “Excitement is at its peak when narration starts with the movie notice” (30 years old, female), “I’m happy to hear the voice in the animation” There was a voice saying (35 years old, female). In addition, Yamaguchi played the role of Shinichi in “Detective Conan” serialized in “Weekly Shonen Sunday”, the role of L in “DEATH NOTE” of “Weekly Shonen Jump”, and the theater of “Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo” serialized in “Weekly Shonen Magazine”. In the first edition, he plays the role of Ichiichi Kaneda, and he plays the role of a famous detective in the three major boys’ magazines. This ranking has many national anime titles. In addition to his high acting ability as a voice actor, Yamaguchi has a great deal of skill in illustration, and he is also a representative of a voice actor office, showing his extraordinary versatility. In recent years, he has also performed with his son and voice actor Akane Yamaguchi and his daughter and voice actor Akane Yamaguchi. We look forward to the continued success of parents and children!