Tetsuya Kakihara

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Tetsuya Kakihara
Native name 柿原 徹也
Born (1982-12-24) December 24, 1982 (age 32)
Düsseldorf, West Germany
Other names Kakkii
カッキー (nickname)
Occupation Voice actor, singer (J-pop)
Years active 2003–present
Notable credit(s) Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann as Simon
Fairy Tail as Natsu Dragneel
Website zynchro.jp

Tetsuya Kakihara (柿原 徹也 Kakihara Tetsuya?, born December 24, 1982 in Düsseldorf, West Germany) is a German-born Japanese voice actor. Previously affiliated with 81 Produce, he worked freelance as of June 2013.[1] He set up his own agency, Zynchro, as of July 2014.

From 2010, Kakihara is affiliated with Kiramune, a music label by Bandai Visual Co., Ltd. and Lantis, where he debuted as a singer with his first mini album, Still on Journey. His first single, "String of Pain", released on February 6, 2013, is the ending theme song for anime Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East in which he also voices the main role of Shino Inuzuka.[2] He has released four mini albums, and three singles. His third single, "咲いちゃいな (Saichaina)", was released on April 15, 2015.[3]

Kakihara is well known for voicing roles as young boys with a fiery personality, like Natsu from the anime Fairy Tail. In games and drama CDs, he plays teenagers/mature roles, in which he employs his soft, sweet, and mysterious voice, in Otome games like Shin from the PSP game series Amnesia. Like other Japanese male voice actors, he is also active in Yaoi-themed Drama CDs and anime, and usually plays the uke part, like Akihito from Finder Series, a work of popular boys love manga artist Ayano Yamane.

Voice acting career and awards[edit]

Before wanting to become a voice actor, Kakihara had always longed to live in Japan. He was fascinated by its entertainment culture; he thinks Japan has funny TV shows, and he loves to read manga and watch anime since he was little. So with that in mind, he sets off his goal to become a voice actor.[4]

In 2001, at the age of 18, Kakihara went to the Amusement Media Academy (a vocational school for voice actors and artists) to study voice acting. At first, it was not a smooth road for him to get in, as the school was surprised he actually came all the way from Germany after receiving a prompt email from him 3 days prior. Kakihara sincerely requested the school to accept his application, and when they officially accepted him, he found temporarily housing at a friend's house.[5]

While he attended voice acting courses, worked part-time jobs, and also improved his Japanese through part-time school,[6] he debuted as a professional voice actor in 2003.[7]

In 2007, at the First Seiyu Awards ceremony in Japan, he received the 'Best Male Newcomer/Rookie' award for his nominated role of Yutaka Mikoto in Princess Princess.[8]




Original video animation (OVA)[edit]

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Video games[edit]

Drama CDs[edit]



BL Drama CDs[edit]


Tetsuya Kakihara is active in the following online anime-related radio programs.

  • Brave 10 on the radio @ Hibiki Radio Japan[34] starring (Sarutobi Sasuke)
  • Fairy Tail Web Radio[35] starring (Natsu Dragneel, Natsu Dragonil)

Dubbing (Japanese version)[edit]

Discography (as a singer)[edit]

Kakihara released his debut mini-album, Still on Journey, on November 24, 2010, which is produced by Kiramune Project. His second mini-album, Continuous was released on February 15, 2012, third mini-album, Call Me, was released on March 13, 2013, and fourth mini-album. "ダンディギ・ダン (Dandigi dan)", was released on July 30, 2014. His first single (on the Kiramune label) is called "String of pain", released on February 6, 2013. It is the ending theme song for anime Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East in which he also voices the main role of Shino Inuzuka.

He also attended the following live music performances:

  • Kiramune Live Music Festival 2010 (aka. Kira Fes), in which a DVD was released on February 25, 2011.

- Tracklist of Kakihara's Songs (in order of performance)*: 1. my life my time 2. Electric Monster 3. Endless Journey

  • Kiramune Live Music Festival 2012, held on March 17 & 18, 2012 in Japan. The DVD was released August 24, 2012.[37]

- Tracklist of Kakihara's Songs (in order of performance)*: 1.adrenaline 2.Good Luck 3.Chaos Breaker 4.Labyrinth 5.Bible of Heart 6.Hikari 7.thank you & smile 8.Continue

  • Kiramune Live Music Festival 2013, held on April 13 & 14, 2013 in Japan. The DVD release will be November 6, 2013.[38]
  • On September 2 and 9, 2012 - he starred as lead singer in Joint Live 'Versus', a live music event held by Kiramune.[39] Tracklisting and event report: [1]
  • On September 7 and 8, 2013 - he will held his first solo live concert, called Kiramune Presents Tetsuya Kakihara First Live Generations.[40]


Date released Title & tracklisting UPC/product code
2013/2/6 String of Pain
1. String of Pain
2. 運命の引力
3. String of Pain (off vocal)
4. 運命の引力 (off vocal)
2013/09/18 GENERATIONS
2. U R my Sunshine!
3. ラプソディー (Rhapsody)
DVD version: includes PV of "Generations", and trailers
LACM-34128 (Deluxe)
LACM-14128 (Normal)
2015/4/15[41] 咲いちゃいな (Saichaina)
1. 咲いちゃいな (Saichaina)
2. world in bloom
3. Othello
DVD version (Deluxe Edition)
1. 咲いちゃいな (Saichaina) (Music Clip)

LACM-34317 (Deluxe Edition)
LACM-14317 (Regular Edition)

Mini albums[edit]

Date released Title & tracklisting UPC/product code
2010/11/24 still on Journey
1. my life my time
2. adrenaline
3. Electric Monster
4. Number One
5. thank you & smile
6. Endless Journey
Normal Version: 6 tracks
Deluxe Version: 6 tracks + DVD (My Life My Time (Music Clip), making of 'still on Journey', and trailer) DVD Length: 24 minutes
LACA-35077 (Deluxe)
LACA-15077 (Normal)
2012/02/15 Continuous
1. Chaos Breaker
2. Good Luck
3. Labyrinth
4. Bible of Heart
5. Hikari
6. Continue
Normal Version: 6 tracks
Deluxe Version: 6 tracks + DVD (Chaos Breaker (Music Clip), making of 'Chaos Breaker', and trailer)
LACA-35182 (Deluxe)
LACA-15182 (Normal)
2013/03/13 Call Me
1. Call My Name
2. Hands up
3. Eternal screaming
4. 運命の引力
5. ocean flying
6. Cheers!!
Normal Version: 6 tracks
Deluxe Version: 6 tracks + DVD (Call My Name (Music CLip), digest of "Versus" live - Kakihara edition, and trailer)
LACA-35277 (Deluxe)
LACA-15277 (Normal)
2014/7/30[42] ダンディギ・ダン (Dandigi dan)
1. ダンディギ (Dandhigi)
2. カモンx3 (Come On x3)
3. Supernova 
4. inside wall 
5. 君の声に (Kimi no koe ni) 
Normal Edition: 6 tracks (CD Only)
Deluxe/Limited Edition: 6 tracks (CD + DVD)
DVD Content:
1. ダンディギ (MUSIC CLIP)
2. digest of “TETSUYA KAKIHARA First Live 'GENERATIONS"”
LACA-35426 (Deluxe Edition)

LACA-15426 (Regular Edition)

Anime character music CDs/song listing[edit]

Listing of anime character songs that have been released on CD as singles or as a track on anime character album(s). Song names in double quotes.

  • Amnesia (as Shin)
    • Amnesia Character CD vol 1 "In Your Heart"
    • Amnesia Crowd Character CD vol 1 "Innumerable kisses"
  • Angel's Feather (as Kyohei Mitsugi) "Rock Star" - OVA Opening Theme/Duet song
  • Brave10 Anime Opening CD (as Sarutobi Sasuke)
  • Corpse Party Character CD: 男性編 "Whisper of the Nightmare '♂Scorpion♂'"(as Sakutarō Morishige)
  • Dynasty Warriors series (as Zhu Ran)
    • "Dynasty Warriors 8 Character Song Album 5: Tales of Bravery" - "Red Passion"
  • Exorcism of Maria Character Album: gran jubilee vol.3 天の揺り篭編 (as Klaus/Kurausu Eaharuto)
  • Fairy Tail Series (as Natsu Dragneel)
    • Character Album Eternal Fellows - Opening Theme Song for "Fairy Tail OVAs"
    • Character Song Collection: Natsu & Gray "Blaze Up"
    • Character Album 2 "キズナだろー!!" - Opening Theme Song for "Fairy Tail PSP game: Zeref's Awaken"
    • Character Album 2 "いつも全開だ" [43]
    • Fairy Tail Soundtrack 4 "Blow Away" - Duet Song with Gray
  • Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East (as Shino)
    • Character Song Album Vol.1 "Wing in the Darkness"
    • Image Song CD Vol.1 "無敵のBuddy" - special CD is bundled with Anime 'Hakkenden' Blu-ray Vol. 1 First Press edition
    • Image Song CD Vol.6 "純潔" - special CD is bundled with Anime 'Hakkenden' Blu-ray Vol. 6 First Press edition
  • Hoshizora no Komikku Gāden Series (as Kasudisu Koichi)
    • Theme Song CD "キラキラ〜Looking for my best Friends" - Opening Theme Song
    • Character CD Vol.1 POP Caramel "Starring in the Dream"
    • Character CD Vol.1 POP Caramel "Puzzle"
  • Houkago wa Gin no Shirabe Character CD: 〜琥珀の調べ〜 和泉悠斗 (as Izumi Yuuto) "Silver Gray"
  • Love Root Zero (as Kazuya Kuroe)
    • Best Album 君に捧げるコイゴコロ / Character CD: Kazuya Kuroe "約束するよ"
    • Best Album 君に捧げるコイゴコロ "Perfect World" - Opening Theme Song for "Love Root Zero kiss kiss Labyrinth (PS2)"
  • Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist - Anime OP/ED CD (as Camio) "Believe My Dice"、"a shadow’s love song"
  • Minami-ke (as Fujioka)
    • Character Song Album "桜色ラブレター"
    • Minami-ke Tadaima Character Song Album "夏色恋風"
  • Okane ga nai Opening & Ending CD (as Ishii Tetsuo) "愛しい人よ永遠に 温もりを伝えて…" - Ending Theme/Duet song
  • Prince of Tennis Character CD (as Liliadent Krauser) "Dead or Alive"
  • Princess Princess Character Song: Sweet Suite vol.2 (as Yutaka Mikoto) Cutie Honey
  • ROOT∞REXX (as Aki Hasumi/Akineko)- PlayStation Vita OP Song: Honey Bunny (Mini Album)[44]
    • Honey Bunny (Track No.1)
    • Dear My Girl (Track No.4)
    • Dear My Girl ~Piano Version~ (Track No.8)
  • Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas Character Album (as Pegasus Tenma) "Legend of Us"
  • Saint Seiya Omega Song Collection (as Dragon Ryūhō) "明日へ吹く風"
  • Sengoku Paradise Kiwami - Anime Opening CD (as Date Masamune) "リターン乱世独眼竜" - Opening Theme Song in Episodes 1,4,5,8,10 etc ※CD is also bundled with "Sengoku Paradise Kiwami" Vol.2 Anime DVD - as a 'Special CD-DVD Box Set [45]
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Character Album (as Simon) "Breakthrough the Dream" - Duet song
  • Tsukiuta. Character Song Album: August (as Haduki You) [46]
    • "Genau!" (song title & some lyrics are in German)
    • "夏と君におもてなし(原題:夏の思い出)"
  • Wand of Fortune Character Song Mini Album (as Lagi El Nagil)
    • "Blazing Guy"
    • "ウラハラ協奏曲(ラプソディ)"闇☆炎☆土 - Group Song
  • Zettai Meikyu Grimm Character Song Concept CD: Vol.1"野イチゴを摘むあかずきん" (as Akazukin)

Anime conventions[edit]

  • Otakon 2012 - July 27–29, 2012 (as voice actor guest) at Baltimore Convention Center (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)[47]

DVD/live events as an idol artist[edit]

  • Ao no Exorcist - Blue Night Fes DVD
  • "Hate Raji Mezase Hanazono ! Zenkoku hen" (はてラジめざせ花園!全国編) DVD
  • "Tetsuya Kakihara & Toshiyuki Morikawa's Brave 10 on the radio DVD" - Vol. 1-5 [48]
  • "Tetsuya Kakihara to Tomoki Ono ga, Tottemo Tanoshin jai mashita! (柿原徹也と小野友樹が、とっても楽しんじゃいました!) DVD" [49]
  • "Kiramune Music Festival 2010 Live" DVD
  • "Kiramune Music Festival 2012 Live" DVD
  • "Kiramune Music Festival 2013 Live" DVD
  • "Kiramune Music Festival 2014 Live" DVD
  • "Love Root Zero - Koigokoro Saku Hana" (ラブルートゼロ コイゴコロ咲く花) DVD
  • "Otomate Party 2009" DVD
  • "Otomate Party 2010" DVD
  • "Otomate Party 2012" DVD [50]
  • "Otomate Party 2013" DVD
  • "Otomate Party 2014" DVD
  • "Sengoku Paradise Kiwami" Vol.1 DVD - special content - Daisuke Namikawa and Tetsuya Kakihara's Sekigahara Chin Dochu[51]
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie Zenyasai DVD
  • "Tokimeki Recipe - Spain Ryori no Maki - Tetsuya Kakihara & Takuya Eguchi" DVD

Magazines / idol visual books[edit]

  • Seiyu Paradise vol.9 - 2012 - About Kakihara's new album Continuous
  • Pick-up Voice vol. 51 March 2012 issue
  • Seiyu Grand Prix March 2012 issue - About Behind-the-scenes with shooting of CD cover art of Kakihara's Continuous album
  • Seiyu Animedia March 2012 issue
  • Comic Gene March 2012 issue - Brave 10 Anime Interview with Tetsuya Kakihara
  • TV Station March 14, 2012 issue - Ozuma Anime Interview with Tetsuya Kakihara
  • Kiramune Music Festival Official Pamphlet - Released: March, 2012[52]
  • Kiramune Special Book Kiramune's music label company 3rd year anniversary publication Tetsuya Kakihara- Released: April, 2012[53]


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External links[edit]

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In Japanese[edit]