Behind great anime are memorable characters that stick with you long after the series ends. A great character is comprised of well-written dialogue, interesting character design, a wonderful dynamic with the rest of the cast, and a great voice actor. The role of the voice actor is to turn the script into reality by bringing the characters to life and add personality through intonation. One of my favorite Japanese voice actors is Yoko Hikasa. Since 2007, she has brought to life some of my favorite characters through her wonderful voice acting such as Mio Akiyama from K-On, Shino Amatsuka from Setokai Yakuidomo, Houki Shinonono from Infinite Stratos, and many more.
|Her iconic character, Mio Akiyama|
Kris Zoleta started working in Anime Expo as a staffer in Manga Library. He worked in Staff Service in Anime Expo 2006 and became the manager of Manga Lounge from Anime Expo 2007-2010. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, the 501(c)(6) non-profit behind Anime Expo and is one of the most recognized cosplay photographers in the West Coast.
Yoko Hikasa's Blog
K-On! Official Website
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