You know what I always wanted to do but never did because no one would give a flipping hell? Well, I’ve always wanted to rant about a certain subject without care for the reader. Caring about the reader tends to make it difficult to even write a post in the first place.
Basically, I want to let out and talk about nothing/something without caring what you and rest of the world thinks. Thus, I’m going to start running this item in my blog. “600 words about ____” It’s not weekly or anything. I’m going to be doing it whenever I feel like not caring. Thank you, have a cookie.
What’s on today’s plate? 600 words about male seiyuu in the BL industry.
I don’t know how much people out there know but, a good 95% of male seiyuu who are currently popular are or were in the BL industry. Most male seiyuu end up going through the BL stage as a sort of stepping stone. They build a small fanbase by acting in Drama CDs or Games and they eventually land an anime role.
It’s like Kaji Yuuki who nobody knew about until he voiced that guy in Yozakura Quartet and that guy in Kuroshitsuji. I was already a fan after Kotoba Nante Iranai in which he voiced the main uke. (To be honest, I thought he was Shimono Hiro for a good part of the CD)
Then there’s people like Morikawa Toshiyuki who is still known as the Teiou of BL (Emperor of BL). Everyone knows his voice, right? Super manly man! Well, he’s done uke roles too. I still remember how in Ecstasy wa Eien ni he did bottom and Sakurai Takahiro did top. That’s something I’ll never forget. MoriMori’s uke is unbelievably convincing.
Though, if we’re talking about aegi voices, there’s no forgetting Midorikawa Hikaru. Oh my god. This guy always manages to surprise me. The sounds he makes are inhuman. Yet, they aren’t as ear-bursting as Shimono Hiro’s or Kishio Daisuke’s. Well, actually, Yamaguchi Kappei is about ten times worst than all of them.
Speaking of Yamaguchi Kappei, I always laugh to myself when I remember that he’s only ever done one real seme role in his entire career. And that was in Big Gun o Motsu Otoko! It was funny because everyone’s character did top and bottom to Chiba Susumu in that drama except for Yamaguchi Kappei who only did top. (Then you add how he’s never done a top role until then.)
Oh yeah, that reminds me of Konishi Katsuyuki. Come to think of it, I don’t think KoniTan’s EVER done an uke role in his entire career. By the way, if you’re going to prove me wrong … point me towards his uke role.
One thing I’m glad for is how Sugiyama Noriaki recently got into the BL industry. Well, even though I say recently, it’s been about a year since. He’s only ever done like … two or three karami scenes, but I absolutely love his uke. Mr. Romanticist no Koi is one of my favorites right now. Non-tan is absolutely wonderful in everything he does.
I probably love him as much as I love Kamiya Hiroshi. But Non-Tan’s the better singer, IMO. Ore igirisu! (8) Maybe I’m being biased because Non-tan’s voicing Iggy and I haven’t heard Kamiyan’s voice since Natsume.
What I need right now though is a BLCD featuring KoniTanxNon-tan. Non-Tan’s character has to be a tsundere though. That way I can fantasize about Alfred and Arthur. Shit. That’s it, I’ve become a USxUK fan. Crap.
After all, what are the chances of Non-tanxTakahashi Hiroki? Slim. Very slim. Speaking of which, I wonder how low it’ll be before we’ll hear Non-tan voice a seme. Damn, that’s something to look forward to.
It’s like when I was desperately wishing for a KoniTanxTetsuya Kakihara BLCD after watching Gurren Lagann. Guess what I found after a while? Uchi no Tantei Shirimasen ka? featured them as a pairing. Okay, so their characters were nothing like Simon and Kamina … but still my dream came true.
It was funny because KoniTan’s character had an older brother and he had to call him “aniki”. In the Freetalk, KoniTan was complaining about how he wasn’t able to say it properly. After all, in TTGL, it was Kakihara that always said it!
Now, go walk your dog.