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Voice Acting In Japan
Voice acting in Japan is an industry where actors provide voice-overs as characters or narrators in media including anime, video games, audio dramas, commercials, and dubbing for non-Japanese films and television programs. In Japan, voice actors and actresses have devoted fan clubs due to a crossover with the Japanese idol, idol industry, and some fans may watch a show merely to hear a particular voice actor. Many voice actors have concurrent singing careers and have also crossed over to live-action media. There are around 130 voice acting schools in Japan. Broadcast companies and talent agencies often have their own troupes of vocal actors. Magazines focusing specifically on voice acting are published in Japan, with ''Voice Animage'' being the longest running. The term character voice (abbreviated CV) has been commonly used since the 1980s by such Japanese anime magazines as ' and ''Newtype'' to describe a voice actor associated with a particular anime or game character. ...
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Kappei Yamaguchi (23800209463)
, better known by his stage name , is a Japanese actor and Voice acting in Japan, voice actor affiliated with Gokū and 21st Century Fox.Doi, Hitoshi"Yamaguchi Kappei" ''Seiyuu Database''. January 11, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2011. He currently voices List of One Piece characters#Usopp, Usopp in ''One Piece'' and Shinichi Kudo in ''Case Closed''. Other roles included Inuyasha (character), Inuyasha, Ranma Saotome (male) in ''Ranma ½'' and L (Death Note), L in ''Death Note''. In overseas dubs, he is the Japanese voice of Kyle Broflovski, Bugs Bunny and Crash Bandicoot (character), Crash Bandicoot. Yamaguchi appeared in eroge as . He made his first public appearance in North America at Otakon 2008 and in Sakura-Con 2009. His third appearance to date has been at Animazement in 2010. He also made a fourth appearance in Hawaii at Kawaii Kon in 2011. He is married and has a son and a daughter. Filmography Television animation *''Ranma ½'' (1989–92), Ranma Saotome – Debut *''K ...
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