Irino Miyu – 入野自由
First anime: D.N. Angel – eons ago when I was working at a now-dead bookstore, I started reading the manga and I was hooked. Then somebody told me there was an anime. I looked at the listing and at the time, the set was expensive. I didn’t care, though. I wanted my hands on it, sight unseen. That was a purchase I haven’t regretted. D.N. Angel is an anime that I always go back to and watch.
Latest anime: Karneval – whut? Yes, he was in Karneval. And I say was because…it’s a spoiler if I say more. I did not recognize his voice at all. I always think it’s a sign of how good a seiyuu’s voice talent is when I can’t recognize them. I’ll have to rewatch those episodes and try to catch this awesome talent.
Yes: His voice is very distinct when he plays young boys like Niwa Daisuke in D.N. Angel, Kitamura Kou in Cross Game, or Kobayakawa Sena in Eyeshield 21. When he plays older characters, you can still hear the youthfulness he displays in his younger characters. It’s that aspect of his acting that totally blows me away.
No: I still haven’t heard him playing a bad guy. So I can’t say there’s anything he’s done that I didn’t like, even with Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom.
Body of work I’ve watched: (in no particular order)
- D.N. Angel – Niwa Daisuke
- Cuticle Tantei Inaba – Nozaki Kei
- Karneval – Yotaka
- Chihayafuru 2 – Tsukuba Akihiro
- Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (Nichibros) – Tadakuni and Shitsuji Toyogawa
- Kimi to Boku. (both seasons) – Tachibana Chizuru
- Wolf’s Rain – Hasu
- Tsuritama – Haru
- Tiger & Bunny – Isaac
- Nurarihyon no Mago – Tosakamaru
- Ookiku Furikabutte (Oofuri) – Kawashima Kou
- Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu – Fiole Folkal
- Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle/xxxHolic/Kobato (all seasons and OVAs) – Shaoran
- Cross Game – Kitamura Kou
- Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom – Zwei
- 07-Ghost – Shuuri Oak
- Asura Cryin` (both seasons) – Natsume Tomoharu and Natsume Naotaka
- Kidou Senshi Gundam 00 (both seasons and all movies) – Saji Crossroad
- Naruto Shippuuden – Yagura and Namikaze Minato (young boy)
- Eyeshield 21 – Kobayakawa Sena
- D.Gray-Man – Narein
- Spirited Away – Haku