Justin Briner

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Justin Briner
Born
Maryland, U.S.
ResidenceDallas, Texas, U.S.[1]
Alma materUniversity of North Texas
OccupationVoice actor
Years active2012–present

Justin Briner is an American voice actor and singer. He has provided voices for a number of English-language dubs of Japanese anime films and television series, primarily with those affiliated with the Funimation simuldub service. Briner is known for voicing lead and main characters in Seraph of the End, Heavy Object, My Hero Academia, Garo: The Animation, and Trickster. He also voiced the main character's love interest Ichi in the 2015 video game Cibele.

Biography[edit]

Briner was born and raised in Maryland.[2] He attended University of North Texas and studied theater prior to finding voice-acting work.[3] In 2015, he starred as the voice of Mikaela Hyakuya, one of the two main teenage orphans who turns into a vampire in the anime series Seraph of the End, which was released through Funimation's broadcast dub service.[4] He voiced Elam, a boy who serves Arslan's main party member Narsus, in The Heroic Legend of Arslan.[5] He voiced main protagonist Qwenthur Barbotage in the mech-themed anime show Heavy Object. A reviewer wrote on Anime UK News that she was impressed with the quality of the dub and that Briner and fellow voice actor Micah Solusod "have a lot to do with how instantly likably the characters come across, which helps carry the whole show".[6]

In video games, Briner voiced Ichi, the love interest of the main character, in Cibele, an indie video game about developing an online relationship. Cibele won a Nuovo Award at 2016 Independent Games Festival,[7][8] and made Briner's name known in mainstream news.[8][9]

In My Hero Academia, Briner voiced the lead character Izuku Midoriya, a middle school student who was not born with superhero powers but lives in a superhero-based world, and is recruited to enroll in a school for superheroes. Alex Osborn of IGN described his performance as excellent and standout,[10] while Tom Speelman of Polygon noted that he and his Japanese counterpart "nail the optimistic nerdiness and heroic attitude" with Briner "channeling a bit of Morty Smith for good measure".[11] The series has run for three seasons, with Briner and fellow voice actor Christopher Sabat doing panels and interviews at anime conventions including Anime Expo and San Diego Comic-Con regarding their work on the show.[12][13]

Briner has continued to voice lead and main characters in other anime shows. He voiced Alfonso San Valiante the crown prince in the first Garo: The Animation series, which Robert Prentice of Three If By Space described the English cast "a great lineup", in particular highlighting Briner.[14] In 2016, voiced Lance in the anime adaptation of Puzzle & Dragons X,[15] and Nasu no Yoichi in the alternate history anime Drifters.[16] In the prison comedy Nanbaka, his vocal performance was described as "more awestruck and childlike" than that of the original Japanese counterpart.[17] Anne Laurenroth of Anime News Network found Briner's voicing of Kensuke Hanasaki in Trickster helped prevent his pre-backstory character from getting overly annoying.[18] Briner has also been involved in the production side as the head writer on the ADR script for Rio: Rainbow Gate!.[19]

In 2017, he voiced lead characters Haruki Mishima in Convenience Store Boy Friends, Tazuna Takatsuki in Hand Shakers, and Eru in Knight's & Magic.[20][21] He is also slated to voice lead character Justice "Seigi" Akatsuka in Taboo Tattoo.[22][23]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of dubbing performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source
2015 Yona of the Dawn Teu [24]
2015 D-Frag! Kawabata Ep. 6 [25]
2015 Seraph of the End Mikaela Hyakuya 2 seasons [4]
2015–16 The Heroic Legend of Arslan Elam [5]
2015 Gangsta. Wallace "Worick" Arcangelo (Young) [26]
2015 Heavy Object Qwenthur Barbotage [6]
2015 Ninja Slayer From Animation Kohai Ep. 18 [27]
2015 Ultimate Otaku Teacher Maekawa Ep. 3 [28]
2016 Prince of Stride: Alternative Reiji Suwa [29]
2016 Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Manato [30]
2016 Dimension W Salva-Enna-Tibesti (Young) Ep. 8 [31]
2016 Garo: The Animation Alfonso San Valiante [14]
2016 My Hero Academia Izuku Midoriya 3 seasons [12][11][10]
2016 Puzzle & Dragons X Lance [15]
2016 Handa-kun Hasegawa [32]
2016 Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School series Ryota Mitarai [33]
2016 Show by Rock!! # Arashi [34]
2016 Chaos Dragon Hakuei [35]
2016 Alderamin on the Sky Iriq Bauza Eps. 1-2 [36]
2016 Rampo Kitan: Game of Laplace Hashiba [37]
2016 91 Days Frate Vanetti Tweet[38]
2016 All Out!! Sumiaki Iwashimizu [39]
2016 Cheer Boys!! Ryuzo Sakuma [40]
2016 Divine Gate Breunor [41]
2016 Drifters Nasu no Yoichi [16]
2016 Hetalia The World Twinkle Ladonia [42]
2016 Nanbaka Nico [43][17][44]
2016 Rio: Rainbow Gate! Head Writer, Assistant ADR Director, Production Assistant [19]
2016 Kiss Him, Not Me Hayato Shinomiya [45]
2016 The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Sawakita [46]
2016 Tōken Ranbu: Hanamaru Hirano Toshiro [38]
2016 Trickster Kensuke Hanasaki [47][18]
2016 Yuri on Ice Emil Nekola [38]
2017 Masamune-kun's Revenge Kojuro Shuri [48]
2017 Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas Clauss [49][50]
2017 Dragon Ball Super Kid Vegeta, Kuru Ep. 6 for Kid Vegeta, Funimation dub [51] [52]
2017 Sakura Quest Taiga Hayama [53]
2017 Space Patrol Luluco Alpha Omega Nova [54]
2017 ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. Magie [49]
2017 Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor Rainer Layer [53]
2017 Classroom of the Elite Kiyotaka Ayanokoji [55]
2017 Code: Realize − Guardian of Rebirth Finis [56]
2017 Convenience Store Boy Friends Haruki Mishima [20]
2017 Garo: Crimson Moon Minamoto no Yorinobu [57]
2017 Gosick Theodore Ep. 8 [58]
2017 Hand Shakers Tazuna Takatsuki [21]
2017 King's Game The Animation Ryo Sugisawa [59]
2017 Knight's & Magic Ernesti "Eru" Echavalier [22]
2017 Saiyuki Reload Blast Tamuro [60]
2017 Black Clover Luck Voltia [59]
2017 Taboo Tattoo Justice Akatsuka Script [23][61]
2018 Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Yukito Tsukishiro / Yue [62]
2018 Hakyu Hoshin Engi Nataku [63]
2018 Pop Team Epic Popuko Ep. 1a [64]
2018 Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Ichiro Suzuki/Sato Pendragon [65]
2018 Garo: Vanishing Line Alan Ep. 18 [66]
2018 Darling in the Franxx 9'α [67]
2018 Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Siva [68]
2018 Junji Ito Collection Hironobu Ōtsuka Ep12 [69]
2018 Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi Sasuke [70]
2018 Dances with the Dragons Beldritt Eps. 4-5 [71]
2018 Overlord III Kuunel Ep. 2 [72]
2018 Lord of Vermilion: The Crimson King Kotetsu Dōmyōji [73]
2018 Double Decker! Doug & Kirill Apple Bieber [74][75]
2018 Hinomaru Sumo Shun Kariya [76]
2019 Meiji Tokyo Renka Rentarō Taki Ep. 7 [77]
2019 YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World Masakatsu Yūki [78]
2019 Sarazanmai Enta Jinai [79]


Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source
2015- Final Fantasy VII Machinabridged Cloud Strife

Films[edit]

List of voice performances in films
Year Title Role Notes Source
2017 Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic Edward Midford [80]
2018 My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Izuku Midoriya [81]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
2012 Dust: An Elysian Tail Moska [82]
2014 DreadOut Yayan [83]
2015 Cibele Voice of Ichi[a] Credited as the male lead's voice [8][9][84][85]
2017 Akiba's Beat Taro Megane [86][87]


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In the video game Cibele, Briner provides the voices for Ichi / Blake, while the online pictures and videos are of creator Nina Freeman's boyfriend and developer Emmett Butler.[8]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ a b Briner, Justin. "Happy to confirm that I am Elam in #Arslan, available to watch now at http://funimation.com! Go watch with your dad!pic.twitter.com/p8PjASR3UF". twitter.com. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
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