Jan. 14 is Ishiya Haruki’s birthday.
He debuted as a voice actor in the 2010s and was awarded the singing award as a member of “Hypnosis Mic” at the 13th Voice Actor Awards.
In 2019, he voiced the main characters of titles such as “Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?”, and will voice the protagonist of “Seton Academy: Join the Pack!”, the latest series in 2020 winter.
Here at Anime!Anime!, we had conducted a survey asking “Whose your favorite character voiced by Ishiya Haruki?” to celebrate his birthday. There were 48 respondents during the voting period of Dec. 23 to Dec. 30.
The gender ratio was 45% male, 55% female making the balance a bit leaning to the female side, and the age group was on the lower side with 55% being under 19 and 25% in their 20s.
■The top was taken by Yamada Jirou from “Hypnosis Mic”. Many have high expectations for the upcoming anime adaption.
The most popular character was Yamada Jirou from “Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle”, receiving 45% of the vote.
He is a member of the Ikebukuro Division, Buster Bros!!!. Many fans pointed out his characteristics of a second son, being sandwiched by his brothers, saying, “Though he looks unfriendly, it’s cute that he actually loves his big brother and gets in fights with his little brother.”, “It’s awesome how he uses different tones of voices for when fighting his little brother and when he’s being spoiled by his big brother.”
The anime adaption of “Hypnosis Mic”, “Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle – Rhyme Anima” is scheduled in 2020. Let’s look forward to seeing him in the anime!
Coming in 2nd was Chad Chadan from “Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans” with 15% of the votes.
He is the leader of the Earth Branch of Tekkadan. He has a strong sense of responsibility and is well trusted by his comrades. “Iron-Blooded Orphans” is a popular series among the “Gundam” franchise, leading many fans to vote for him.
3rd place went to Denkigai Tamotsu from “Akiba’s Trip: The Animation”. The difference in the number of votes between him and Chad in 2nd place was very small.
Denkigai Tamotsu is the protagonist of “Akiba’s Trip: The Animation”. He gets all wrapped up into every possible type of nerdy hobbies and the anime depicted him getting out of control devoting himself to all his hobbies. He left a big impression on many fans since this is Ishiya’s first appearance in an anime.
■Below are comments for other characters.
“At first sight, I thought he was a shallow character, but I got to like him since he actually put hard work into practicing the Koto.” for Adachi Saneyasu from “Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life”
“He’s usually a pervert, but I love that he sometimes becomes a gentle senior that tries to give advice to the troubled and solve their problems together. Also, its a rare opportunity to hear Ishiya Haruki-san saying dirty jokes.” for Aoyagi Mikado from “On-Air!”
“His voice really matched the sexy and reliable character.” for Sudou Keisuke from “XL Joushi”.
Many characters from various genres of anime such as; action, science fiction, and music, received votes from the fans.
■Ranking Top 5
“Whose your favorite character voiced by Ishiya Haruki?”
1. Yamada Jirou “Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle”
2. Chad Chadan “Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans”
3. Denkigai Tamotsu “Akiba’s Trip: The Animation”
4. Tsukamoto Shuichi “Sound! Euphonium”
5. Aoyagi Mikado “On-Air!”
5. Adachi Saneyasu “Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life”
(Voting Period: Dec. 23 to Dec. 30, 2019)