I heard Patrick Seitz as Arthas in the Stratholme area and I thought to myself how amazing it was that he got to be a part of a universe like this. Once you can tap into that, it’s much easier to see them as a real person. However, on the fan side of things, I will say, having come from a history of pop culture consumption has helped me immensely in booking some of my roles. Though after being hooked, I did spend a shameful amount of time Mech grinding end game. We’re also huge foodies so a lot of our adventures involve finding new and exciting places to stuff our faces. Man. I know things move quickly in this industry. Kaiji Tang: Absolutely! Attack on Titan Clears Up a Long-Standing Mystery - and the Answer Is Horrifying, Jujutsu Kaisen: Itadori & Gojou's Voice Actors Delve Into the Supernatural Shonen. Jujutsu Kaisen, based on the popular manga by Gege Akutami, continues to entice fans as one of the most exciting new anime currently airin. Physically strong of body, slightly weak of intellect, but overwhelmingly powerful in the defense of his friends. Fortunately, Owain was the one who sounded the best from the get-go. Still doing anime or something else entirely? There are many things that can make a video game memorable. I do remember a moment when I was in my much earlier 20’s when I was playing World of Warcraft. Kaiji Tang: I’d still be here in Los Angeles doing what I love. George Takei (Masumi Arakawa), Will Yun Lee (Masato Arakawa), Andrew Morgado (Koichi Adachi), Kaiji Tang (Ichiban Kasuga), Greg Chun (Yu Nanba), and Elizabeth Maxwell (Saeko Mukoda) were all interviewed in this behind-the-scenes video. Kaiji Tang: I do believe for Detective Pikachu, the character himself was the sole character I auditioned for. Kaiji Tang: I found out about the game before I was contacted! Miketendo64: As for when you’re not working and spending time with your wife, is there anything you like to do in particular to relax? My name is Kaiji Tang! And now we get to be a part of projects together, how cool is that? Let’s hope that continues. However I spoke to the client while recording and he informed me that even though the Devito meme was hilarious, Nintendo had always wanted that kind of gruff pseudo-New Yorker noir voice for Pikachu. Here's hoping it keeps going for a while longer. KT: I feel extremely lucky to be involved with this field, being an anime fan myself. Beyblade: Burst Turbo is an anime television series based on the manga series by Hiro Morita. At the beginning, I was doing far more on-camera work for commercials, films, etc. Side note: I’ve had the extreme fortune of obtaining all of my characters so far in Heroes. Kaiji Tang: Yeah, voice acting wasn’t even remotely on my radar when I first came to LA. Kaiji Tang: Hi! Miketendo64: Ending all video game voicing talk now, if you wasn’t voice acting for video games, what do you picture yourself, doing instead? Your work has the chance to bring a smile to someone’s face who really, really needed it that day. Photos of the Killing Floor 2 (Game) voice actors. So I had no idea whether or not Owain would be making an appearance. 21 images (& sounds) of the Killing Floor 2 cast of characters. Biography; Career; Personal life; Filmography; Anime; Films; Video games; Live action; Webseries; References; External links; Biography. His theatrics are his coping mechanism for his hard childhood. Keizaburo Sawada. Narcian is a grandiose, megalomanic ham. Vic Mignogna is an American voice actor and musician for works at ADV Films, Bang Zoom Entertainment, Funimation and Seraphim Digital. And even if it goes to another actor, I hope it’s someone who played the original Pokémon games for the Gameboy back in the day. We all experience pain through our lives. He is known for his work on Baywatch (2017), Justice League (2017) and Gantz: O (2016). Hear from George Takei, Will Yun Lee, Andrew Morgado, Kaiji Tang, Greg Chun, and Elizabeth Maxwell. CBR: Jujutsu Kaisen is an incredibly popular manga. Ignatius is a sweet cinnamon bun. How were you first introduced to the series? Though it’s surrounded by new buildings and shops, the locals apparently liked this place enough to save it. I remember Odin, Narcian, and Lloyd were recorded in the same session, but I had to come back later to record Shiro. Along with fellow 1st-year students Megumi Fushiguro and Nobara Kugisaki, Itadori teams up with Satoru Gojou -- an instructor at Jujutsu Tech who happens to be the strongest sorcerer of all. It’s a similar case among many voice actors, but why did you fall into this particular field and did you have any inkling you’d be in it for the long haul? Kaiji Tang: So funny story. I hope to share more adventures, food porn, and VO stories for many years to come. Kaiji Tang: Oh, I’m thrilled to hear his take. Don't miss out on our latest News and Features. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. 2. Miketendo64: Was Owain always the character you went into to portray or the one you needed up with? Jonathan Koontz - Wales Tudor (ep11) Kaiji Tang - Colbert, Derflinger. Let’s do this: Kaiji Tang: Hi! Shanghai is always vastly different every time I go. Miketendo64: With recording generally involving voice actors only every knowing their own lines, and not the responses, were there any scenes in the game that left you wanting to know the full extent of going on and do you have any favourite scenes/dialogue that you recorded for Detective Pikachu? What is something that sets the roles of Itadori and Gojou apart from other characters you've played before? It’s just…now the spare time I have left over every day goes into random Gatcha games on my cell phone. Jujutsu Kaisen: Itadori & Gojou's Voice Actors Delve Into the Supernatural Shonen. It is the sequel to Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan. I had played Xenogears on the original PlayStation and that was my only interaction with the series until Xenoblade Chronicles X. Julius Reinhold. (Awakening, Heroes & Warriors). Following the recent release of role-playing game Yakuza: Like a Dragon, publisher SEGA has uploaded a behind-the-scenes video (embedded below) featuring members of the voice cast as they talk about the various themes that are explored in the game. Kaiji Tang: I love playing video games with my wife when time allows! Every one of these characters wants something. Have you seen those eyes? It wasn’t until months and months had passed that they called me in to record on the Awakening DLC. Battle Royale (2000) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. You’re not just a voice of a character in the game, you are the voice of Pikachu and I’ve got to admit, you did a pretty awesome job. The dark series follows Yuuji Itadori, who becomes the vessel for the infamous Sukuna -- King of Curses -- after swallowing a cursed rotting finger. I’ve managed to become involved in the creative side of everything I love. How does it feel to be a part of that? KEEP READING: Why Jujutsu Kaisen's Anime Is Crushing Demon Slayer's Popularity Online. I met all the best friends I have in my life through the VO industry along with my wife, who is my whole world. This is Behind the Voice, a series of interviews where we chat to stellar voice actors and hear things from their side of the fence and having heard from the wonderful Brianna Knickerbocker, joining us today is someone else who is just as iconic. He voices Sōsuke Ichino in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak … Erik Kozura is a writer, producer, and world-class novice photoshopper based in Los Angeles, California. Not every game might have voice acting, but there are many that do and it is a great way of giving life to the characters we get to play as and fall in love with. Best of luck with your future endeavours and we hope to hear you again in a possible Detective Pikachu 2! He was my very first introduction to BLEEDING FROM THE THROAT. Previously, Nakaya once voiced one of the characters in the franchise, named Akira Nishikiyama. Or must we now wait until 2019? Date Of Birth: Jan 25, 1984 Birth Place: Shanghai, China. Living that fact in the booth allows the character to breathe and play in ways you couldn’t manage with just reading words off a page. Kaiji Tang: We recorded a couple of them at the same time, yes. I can’t describe to you the feeling of being in the booth and hearing those three beeps in your headset counting down till the first time you have to deliver a line as the Prince of all Saiyans. Get to know the lovable line-up of voice actors that brought SEGA’s Yakuza: Like a Dragon to life with the latest video for the game. Kaiji Tang: Haha, I actually was a far heavier coffee drinker earlier in my life! See image of Kaiji Tang, the voice of Ao Kuang in SMITE (Video Game). He is known for his work on Justice League (2017), Baywatch (2017) and Gantz: O (2016). Suekichi Kaneda. Also, was all your lines recorded in one series of sessions or did you have to return to voice your lines for the Awakening DLC? What’s it like to be able to go from bossing around Prinnies getting all hot and bothered when in a Pocket Universe and then to being one of the greatest fictional fighters and go Super Saiyan? At which point did you find out about the game and was asked to reprise your role of Owain? Miketendo64: Most important Detective Pikachu question, should Nintendo and The Pokémon Company do a sequel, is it a role you’d happily return to, or would you rather let someone else have a go? I’ve been very fortunate in Fire Emblem that the characters I’ve played all have fairly different personalities. View Miketendo64 Gaming’s profile on YouTube. AM: This is a tough question to answer, actually. I mean ask my wife. Miketendo64: One last Fire Emblem question before moving on. A one-stop shop for all things video games. I’m also an avid Magic: The Gathering player. Kaiji Tang was born on January 25, 1984 in Shanghai, China. I don’t want to exist in a timeline where she and I aren’t happily married. I moved to this country from Shanghai when I was four years old and have been a fan of animation and video games my entire life! I look forward to seeing where this character trait takes the story. It's a chef's kiss. That’s me trying to handle life in the mornings, bro. White Snake (2019) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Kaiji Tang is a Chinese-American voice actor and screen actor. I moved to this country from Shanghai when I was four years old and have been a fan of animation and video games my entire life! Contents. Itadori shares a body with Sukuna, who is played by another actor. But I’m happy to say I can now one shot giant monsters with the best of them. Miketendo64: This one you might not be able to answer, but can you say when you recorded your lines for the Detective Pikachu? As soon as I find the charging cord to my 3DS I’m gonna pop it in and take it for a spin! I’d have it no other way at this point. KT: I had heard about the manga a short while before receiving the audition. Someone who loves and appreciates the franchise as much as I do. They’re not just a paycheck. It’s got a lot of hype around it, and that’s really exciting! Attack on Titan: Who Is the Cart Titan, the Crawling Shifter? What drew you to the role? Detective Pikachu would probably chew me out if he saw me dumping half and halves into my brew. Those were good days. • Yasuhiro Hagakure (Games) • Koichi Kizakura. I really like that about him. Kaiji Tang (pronounced Kay-jee; born in Shanghai, China) is a Chinese-born American  voice actor working primarily in Los Angeles.. Remember me saying you have to find something real about every character you play? This isn’t a job for narcissists. Miketendo64: Given your 11 years as a successful voice actor, do you have any pearls of wisdom that you’d happily pass on to all those willing to follow in your footsteps into the world of acting? Shows Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School – Despair Arc (2016) Kohichi Kizakura. Etc. There are some extremely dark moments, and to see this good boy go through all that will be quite the journey. I am humbled by your patronage and my heart is filled to bursting. My Hero Academia's Izuku Midoriya Vs. 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