Hitoshi Doi

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Hitoshi Doi (土井 仁志 Doi Hitoshi?, born October 17, 1963 in Chigasaki, Kanagawa[1]) is the owner of an English language anime and voice actor information website, which was established on June 10, 1994.[1]

Personal website and voice actor database[edit]

Doi's personal website contains over 94,000 individual pages, and he is considered to be one of the most well-known fans of anime and voice acting in the English-speaking world.[1][2] In addition to personal information, his views on various anime and manga series, and information on his hobbies, Doi's site contains a massive "Voice Actor Database". In 2001, the database contained over 50,000 entries,[3] and it is considered by anime fans to be a definitive source of Japanese voice acting information.[2] In 1998, Mary Grigsby called two of his sites "two of the more informative World Wide Web URL addresses", and used his site as a reference.[4]

Hitoshi Doi was interviewed on CBC's Undercurrents, about the otaku culture.[citation needed]

Doi was a guest of honor at the 1999 Anime North convention in Toronto.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Hitoshi Doi". Retrieved 2006-08-11. 
  2. ^ a b "Guests' Web Picks". Anime Web Turnpike. 1999-08-30. Retrieved 2006-08-11. 
  3. ^ "Seiyuu Database surpasses 50,000 entries". Anime News Network. 2001-11-02. Retrieved 2006-08-11. 
  4. ^ Grigsby, Mary (1998). "Sailormoon: Manga (Comics) and Anime (Cartoon) Superheroine Meets Barbie: Global Entertainment Commodity Comes to the United States" The Journal of Popular Culture 32 (1) 59-80 doi:10.1111/j.0022-3840.1998.3201_59.x
  5. ^ Wilner, Norman. "Anime fest invades Toronto." Toronto Star. June 18, 1999. Entertainment Start Page 1. Retrieved on April 1, 2012.

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