Toshihiko Seki

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Toshihiko Seki (関 俊彦 Seki Toshihiko?, born June 11, 1962 in Tochigi) is a Japanese voice actor and member of 81 Produce.[1] Apart from voice actor work, Seki sometimes does live action drama stage work. He is sometimes mistaken for another voice actor, Tomokazu Seki,[citation needed] sharing the same last name but are unrelated.

Biography[edit]

According to the Anime News Network as of early August 2007, Seki Toshihiko is one of the more prolific male voice actors with 215 roles credited to his name. He is tied with voice actors Tomomichi Nishimura and Nobuo Tobita.

In June 2004, Toshihiko was honored by the readers of Animage Magazine in the 26th Annual Reader's Poll, where he was ranked the 9th favorite voice actors currently working in Japan, largely in recognition of his performance as Rau Le Creuset from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED.[2]

Toshihiko tends to mostly voice characters who are very serious or easily agitated, e.g. Ougi Takaya in Mirage of Blaze, Sanzo in Saiyuki, Jōtarō and Bleed Kaga in Future GPX Cyber Formula, Duo Maxwell in Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Iruka Umino in Naruto, Kaien Shiba in Bleach and Momotaros in Kamen Rider Den-O. However, he has also played those who are composed and pleasant (Luva, Ru Baraba Dom). On some occasions, he has also played charming sociopaths: (Legato Bluesummers, Rau Le Creuset).

Associations[edit]

  • Toshihiko has worked alongside Soichiro Hoshi a few times whereby their characters have strong interactions: In Gundam SEED, Kira Yamato (Hoshi) was the one who killed Rau le Creuset (Seki), who had long regarded Kira as a main threat; in Saiyuki, Goku (Hoshi) was rescued by Sanzo (Seki), who often abuses him with a paper fan as well; in the drama CD version of D.N Angel, Soichiro voices Niwa Daisuke while Toshihiko voices his father, Kosuke. In Higurashi When They Cry, Hoshi's character Keiichi Maebara confesses to a murder to the town doctor, Irie (Seki). In Dissidia -Final Fantasy- Warrior of Light (Seki) is one of the warriors of the goddess Cosmos, along with Butz Klauser (Hoshi), but their interactions are minimal.
  • Also, he has voiced characters alongside Ai Orikasa whereby they were close friends.
    • In Gundam Wing, with Toshihiko as Duo and Ai as Quatre.
    • In the Kami-kaze drama CDs, the two voiced a couple (with Toshihiko as Higa and Ai as Kaede).

Voice roles[edit]

Television animation[edit]

OVA[edit]

Theater animation[edit]

Video Games[edit]

Tokusatsu[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doi, Hitoshi. "Seki Toshihiko". Seiyuu Database. January 3, 2011. Retrieved January 11, 2011. Archived 11 January 2011 at WebCite
  2. ^ "Animage Awards - Anime News Network". AnimeNewsNetwork.com. May 12, 2004. Retrieved 2007-03-10. 

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