Blake Shepard

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Blake Shepard
Born
Blake Thomas Shepard
OccupationVoice actor
Years active2005-present

Blake Thomas Shepard is an American voice actor who works on anime series at ADV Films, Funimation and Sentai Filmworks. He has provided voices for a number of English-language versions of Japanese anime series and films; notable credits include Ikki from Amnesia, Yuzuru Otonashi from Angel Beats!, Soma Yukihira from Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma, Liberta from La storia della Arcana Famiglia, Agito Wanijima from Air Gear, Godo Kusanagi from Campione!, Kei Takishima from S · A: Special A, Kyosuke Natsume from the Little Busters! series, and Hiro Hiyorimi from Princess Resurrection. Outside of voice acting, Shepard is the lead singer and guitarist in a band called Electric Attitude.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2017, Shepard voiced Arata Wataya, who is Chihaya's childhood friend that inspired her to play competitive karuta in Sentai Filmworks' English dub of the Chihayafuru anime series. The first season of the series was released on home video in September 2017.[2]

Dubbing roles[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of dubbing performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source
2005 Gilgamesh Tatsuya Madoka, Terumichi Madoka Press[3]
2007 Air Gear Akito/Agito Wanijima [4][5][6]
2011 Angel Beats Yuzuru Otonashi [7][8][9]
2012 Princess Resurrection Hiro Hiyorimi [10]
2013 La Storia Della Arcana Famiglia Liberta [11]
2013 Diabolik Lovers Laito Sakamaki [12]
2013 Special A Kei Takishima [13]
2013 Little Busters! Kyosuke Natsume also season 2, EX [14]
2013 Another Ikuo Takabayashi [15]
2014 From the New World Mamoru Ito [16]
2014 Amnesia Ikki [17]
2015 Brynhildr in the Darkness Ryota Murakami [18]
2015 Dog and Scissors Kazuhito Harumi [19]
2016 Nanbaka Liang [20]
2016 Tanaka-kun is Always Listless Tanaka [21]
2016 ReLife Kazuomi Ōga [22]
2017 Chihayafuru Arata Wataya [2]
2017 Chivalry of a Failed Knight Shizuya Kirihara [23]
2017 - Present Food Wars! Soma Yukihira [24]
2018 Darling in the Franxx Futoshi [25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Voice Actor Blake Shepard To Hold Benefit Concert". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Chihayafuru English Dub Stars Luci Christian, Adam Gibbs, Blake Shepard". Anime News Network. August 4, 2017.
  3. ^ "Guest Announcement: Blake Shepard - Delta H Con". deltahcon.com. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "Destination Anime to Become a Summer Convention in 2015". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  5. ^ "91.8 The Fan's Interview Schedule – Jan. 24-28". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  6. ^ "Anime Matsuri Announces 2009 Guests". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  7. ^ "Angel Beats English Dub Comes to Anime Network OnDemand in June". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  8. ^ "Angel Beats! Dub on Anime Network OnDemand, Sub Online". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  9. ^ "Angel Beats! Complete Collection". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  10. ^ "Princess Resurrection DVD Complete Collection". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  11. ^ "Arcana Famiglia Anime's English Dub Cast Confirmed". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  12. ^ "Blake Shepard, Monica Rial Lead Campione! Anime's English Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  13. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Confirms Special A Anime's English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  14. ^ "Little Busters! Anime's English Dub Cast Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  15. ^ Green, Scott (June 19, 2013). "Sentai Filmworks Announces "Another" English Dub Cast". Crunchyroll. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  16. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Unveils From the New World English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  17. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Reveals Amnesia English Dub Cast, Release Date". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
  18. ^ Jones, Kyle (September 3, 2015). "Official Brynhildr in the Darkness English Dub Cast List". sentaifilmworks.com.
  19. ^ Green, Scott (December 3, 2014). ""Dog & Scissors" English Dub Cast Announced". Crunchyroll.
  20. ^ "Fall 2016 SimulDub™ English Cast Announcements – For The Love of Dubs - Funimation - Blog!". Funimation - Blog!. October 18, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  21. ^ "Tanaka-kun is Always Listless English Dub Stars Blake Shepard, Andrew Love". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  22. ^ "Funimation Reveals English Dub Cast for ReLIFE Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  23. ^ "Chivalry of a Failed Knight English Dub Cast List". Sentai Filmworks. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  24. ^ "Food Wars! Episode 1 – 3 Cast List". Sentai Filmworks. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  25. ^ "Darling in the Franxx English Dub Stars Tia Ballard, Matt Shipman". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 17, 2019.

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