Daisuke Hirakawa (平川 大輔 Hirakawa Daisuke, born 4 June 1973) is a Japanese voice actor. Born in Niigata Prefecture, he is sometimes mistaken for fellow voice actor Daisuke Namikawa, as their names only differ by one character when written in kanji. He is the official Japanese voice actor for Orlando Bloom. For some roles, he is also known as Tatsuya Hirai (平井 達矢).
|Born||June 4, 1973|
Niigata Prefecture, Japan
|Other names||Tatsuya Hirai (平井 達矢)|
|Known for||Orlando Bloom's official Japanese voice actor|
Baldr Force is a 2D action-shooter game and eroge visual novel with fast action and detailed sprite characters. The game features a world in the not-so-distant future where humans are able to dive into the network, and fight using humanoid tools called "Simulacrum".Brothers Conflict
Brothers Conflict (ブラザーズ コンフリクト, Burazāzu Konfurikuto), also known as BroCon, is a Japanese novel series created by Atsuko Kanase, written by Takeshi Mizuno and illustrated by Udajo. It has been adapted into two PlayStation Portable video games by Idea Factory, a yonkoma manga series and an anime television series. The 12-episode anime aired between July and September 2013. It is animated by Brain's Base. Funimation acquired the North American streaming rights for the anime. Funimation released a "The Complete Series + OVA - Limited Edition Blu-ray & DVD" on March 8, 2016.Daisuke
Daisuke (だいすけ, ダイスケ) is a common masculine Japanese given name.Daisuke Namikawa
Daisuke Namikawa (浪川 大輔, Namikawa Daisuke, born April 2, 1976) is a Japanese actor, voice actor and singer who started acting at age 8 and is sometimes mistaken for fellow voice actor Daisuke Hirakawa, as their names only differ by one character when written in kanji. Despite his wide range of voice casting, he is usually cast as young, kind heroes such as Mikage in 07-Ghost, Fay D. Flourite in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Jellal Fernandes and his counterpart Mystogan from Fairy Tail, Rokuro "Rock" Okajima in Black Lagoon and Keita Ibuki in Black God, but he is also cast as cold anti-heroes or villains such as Ulquiorra Cifer in Bleach, Hisoka Morow in Hunter x Hunter (2011), Kei Kurono in Gantz, Eustass Kid in One Piece and Toutaku Chuuei in Ikki Tousen.
He is the official Japanese dub-over voice artist for American actor Elijah Wood and Canadian actor Hayden Christensen. He has also dubbed over some roles that were performed by other fellow actors such as: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tony Jaa, Edward Furlong and Kevin Zegers in Japanese. He made his directorial debut for Wonderful World, a live-action film that opened in Japan in early summer of 2010. He also starred in the film itself along with fellow voice actors, Mamoru Miyano, Tomokazu Sugita, Tomokazu Seki, Rikiya Koyama, Yuka Hirata, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Koichi Yamadera, Showtaro Morikubo and Yuko Kaida. He won for Best Actor in supporting roles in the 4th Seiyu Awards.
In 2017, it was reported that Namikura had been in a adulterous relationship with a female employee from his agency since 2014. He eventually apologized for it.Daisuke Ono
Daisuke Ono (小野 大輔, Ono Daisuke, born May 4, 1978) is a Japanese voice actor and singer who won the 4th and 9th Seiyu Awards for best lead actor for his role as Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler, Jotaro Kujo in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Shukuro Tsukishima in Bleach, as well as "Best Personalities" at the 9th Seiyu Awards. Other notable roles include Erwin Smith in Attack on Titan, Shizuo Heiwajima in Durarara!!, Jyushimatsu in Osomatsu-san, Shintarō Midorima in Kuroko's Basketball, Killer T Cell in Cells at Work! and Ushiromiya Battler in Umineko When They Cry. He hosts radio show Dear Girl Stories along with voice actor Hiroshi Kamiya.Devils' Line
Devils' Line (Japanese: デビルズライン, Hepburn: Debiruzu Rain) is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Ryo Hanada. The manga is licensed in English by Vertical. An anime television series adaptation by Platinum Vision aired from April 7 to June 23, 2018. The manga series ended on December 22, 2018 at 13 volumes and 66 chapters.Domestic Girlfriend
Domestic Girlfriend (Japanese: ドメスティックな彼女, Hepburn: Domesutikku na Kanojo) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kei Sasuga. An anime television series adaptation by Diomedéa premiered on January 11, 2019 on the Animeism block.Free! (TV series)
Free! is a Japanese anime television series produced by Kyoto Animation and Animation Do. The anime is a sequel to the light novel, High Speed! (Japanese: ハイ☆スピード!, Hepburn: Hai Supīdo!), written by Kōji Ōji, which received an honorable mention in the second Kyoto Animation Award contest in 2011 and was published in July 2013. The first season, titled Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club for international distribution, aired in Japan in 2013; and the second season, titled Free! - Eternal Summer, aired in 2014. A third season of the anime series titled Free! - Dive to the Future aired in 2018. Hiroko Utsumi directed the first two seasons, while season three was directed by Eisaku Kawanami.
An animated film adapting the second volume of the original novel, High Speed! Free! Starting Days, was released in December 2015. A film trilogy was released in 2017 with the first two films being compilations of both seasons of the anime series titled Free! Timeless Medley: The Bond and Free! Timeless Medley: The Promise. The third film in the trilogy titled Free! Take Your Marks featured a new story. A compilation film encompassing the third season, titled Road to 2020, will debut in July 2019, with a new film slated to release in Q3 2020.Hybrid Child
Hybrid Child is a one-shot Japanese manga written and illustrated by Shungiku Nakamura; the creator of Junjou Romantica. It is licensed in North America by Digital Manga Publishing, which released the manga through its imprint, June, on August 16, 2006. A drama CD was released by Marine Entertainment in 2005. An OVA adaptation of the manga was announced as being in development in 2011.Infini-T Force
Infini-T Force (インフィニティーフォース, Infinitī Fōsu) is a Japanese 3DCG anime series featuring a crossover between characters from Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, Casshan, Hurricane Polymar and Tekkaman: The Space Knight, all series produced by Tatsunoko Production in the 1970s. The new series is a co-production between Tatsunoko and Digital Frontier and aired from October 3 to December 26, 2017.Junji Ito Collection
Junji Ito Collection (Japanese: 伊藤潤二『コレクション』, Hepburn: Itō Junji "Korekushon") is a horror anime anthology series adapted from the works of manga artist Junji Ito. Animated by Studio Deen, the anime adapts stories from several of Ito's collections. The series premiered on January 5, 2018, and ran for 12 episodes, accompanied by the release of two OVAs. The series was co-produced by Crunchyroll and began broadcasting on that service worldwide outside of Asia in eight languages on the same day.List of Free! episodes
Free! is a 2013 anime series based on the light novel High Speed! written by Kōji Ōji and published the same year. Haruka Nanase and Rin Matsuoka are both gifted swimmers who are friends on a personal level, but fierce rivals in the pool. Their lives and the lives of their friends are chronicled as they compete alongside and against one another from elementary school through high school. The third season has Haruka swimming at university and Rin being trained by a professional coach. Both face new challenges as they balance their personal lives against the demands of pro-sports and the task of growing into young adulthood.
The first season, titled Free! Iwatobi Swim Club outside of Japan, was produced by Kyoto Animation and directed by Hiroko Utsumi with series composition by Masahiro Yokotani, character designs by Futoshi Nishiya, sound direction by Yota Tsuruoka and script writer, Masahiro Yokotani. The series aired 12 episodes between July 4 and September 26, 2013 on Tokyo MX and later aired on ABC, BS11 and TV Aichi. The series was streamed with English subtitles by Crunchyroll. A second season, Free! Eternal Summer, aired 13 episodes between July 2 and September 24, 2014 and was simulcast by Crunchyroll and Funimation. An original video animation episode was included with the seventh Blu-ray Disc and DVD volume released on March 18, 2015. A third season, Free! Dive to the Future, premiered on July 11, 2018.For the first season, the opening theme is "Rage On" by Oldcodex, and the ending theme is "Splash Free" by Style Five (Nobunaga Shimazaki, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Tsubasa Yonaga, Daisuke Hirakawa and Mamoru Miyano). The ending theme for episode 12 is "Ever Blue" by Style Five. For the second season, the opening theme is "Dried Up Youthful Fame" by Oldcodex, and the ending theme is "Future Fish" by Style Five. The ending theme for episode 13 is "Clear Blue Departure" by Shimazaki, Suzuki, Yonaga, Hirakawa, Miyano, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Kōki Miyata and Kenjiro Tsuda. For the third season, the opening theme is "Heading to Over" by Oldcodex, and the ending theme is "Gold Evolution" by Style Five.List of Japanese films of 2020
A list of Japanese films that will be first released in 2020.Megane na Kanojo
Megane na Kanojo (眼鏡なカノジョ, lit. "Glasses Girlfriends") is a Japanese manga series by Tobi. It was serialized in Flex Comix's Flex Comix Blood online shōnen manga magazine between 2007 and 2008, and was collected in a single tankōbon volume. It was adapted into a series of OVA in 2010.Nobuhiko Okamoto
Nobuhiko Okamoto (岡本 信彦, Okamoto Nobuhiko, born October 24, 1986 in Tokyo) is a Japanese voice actor and singer affiliated with the Pro-Fit agency. He won the Best New Actor Award at the Third Seiyu Awards and Best Supporting Actor Award at the Fifth Seiyu Awards.Prince of Stride
Prince of Stride (プリンス・オブ・ストライド, Purinsu Obu Sutoraido) is an otome game developed by Kadokawa Games and Vridge for the PlayStation Vita, first released on July 30, 2015. The game is based around the fictional extreme sport of "stride", which is akin to the real-life extreme sport of parkour. The series revolves a team of six to run a relay race through a town. An anime television series adaptation developed by Madhouse entitled Prince of Stride: Alternative (プリンス・オブ・ストライド オルタナティブ, Purinsu Obu Sutoraido Orutanatibu) aired on January 5, 2016 to March 22, 2016. A spin-off manga entitled Prince of Stride Galaxy Rush launched in November 2015 in Dengeki Maoh.SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors
SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors (Japanese: SDガンダム三国伝 BraveBattleWarriors, lit. SD Gundam Legend of the Three Kingdoms BraveBattleWarriors) is a Japanese anime adaptation of the SD Gundam model kit series BB Senshi Sangokuden produced by Sunrise. Loosely based on the classic Chinese historical novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, with characters being personifications of various mobile suits from the Gundam franchise, the show first premiered in Japanese theaters as a 15-minute short film titled Chō Denei-ban SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors (超電影版SDガンダム三国伝 BraveBattleWarriors) on February 27, 2010. The broadcast of the television series followed two months later on TXN stations on April 3, 2010. It was directed by Kenichi Suzuki and Kunihiro Mori, and ran for 51 episodes.Ultraman Ginga Theater Special
Ultraman Ginga Theater Special (ウルトラマンギンガ 劇場スペシャル, Urutoraman Ginga Gekijō Supesharu) is a Japanese kaiju, and superhero, film, serving as the film adaptation of the 2013 Ultra Series television series Ultraman Ginga. It was released in September 7, 2013, which takes place during the season break of Ultraman Ginga, in-between episodes six and seven. This movie is double-billed with short CGI movie, Mega Monster Rush: Ultra Frontier - Dino-Tank Hunting (大怪獣ラッシュ ウルトラフロンティア DINO-TANK hunting, Dai Kaijū Rasshu Urutora Furontia Daino Tanku Hantingu), one of the shorts for the 2013 cardass game Mega Monster Rush: Ultra Frontier, which played first before the premier of the movie. A DVD and Blu-Ray release of the movie was sold in December 25, 2013 by Bandai Visual, costing around 3,990 and 5,040 Yen respectively.The main catchphrase in this movie is "Monster Competition! Let's Go, Ginga!" (怪獣争奪戦!行くぜギンガ!, Kaijū sōdatsu-sen! Ikuze Ginga!).