Wakamoto Norio Madness

Wakamoto Norio 若本 規夫

Wakamoto Norio (若本 規夫), most of you surely know him, but if you don’t I will briefly tell you who he is. One word is enough for me to perform this task. GOD! He’s a god of seiyuus. So know when you know who he is you might wonder what roles he has voiced. Again, one word will be sufficient to describe those characters. COOL! At least all the characters I’ve seen voiced by him were like that.

My favorite role of his is undoubtedly Ten no Koe (Voice of Heaven) from Hayate no Gotoku. It can’t be put into words how cool he is in this role.

Other of his roles that deserve to be mentioned are Chiyo’s dad in Azumanga Daiou, Charles di Britannia in Code Geass, Gntarl in Munto, or Hiromichi Mito in Tayutama. His distinctive point is his extraordinarily strong pronunciation of “r” which is very unusual for Japanese, because they usually pronounce “r” as a consonant somewhere between “r” (Spanish or German or Slavonic one) and “l”.

And now for crazy videos I’ve found, which are the reason I write this post. Wakamoto seems to enjoy singing various popular anime songs and his way of doing it is quite, well, original. At any rate, it’s awesome.

Lucky Star OP. I went OMG when I heard that. I dare say you will experience the same sensation XD

Evangelion OP. Nigecha dame~

Wakamoto singing Oh my Darling Clementine.

More craziness.

Call of Duty by Wakamoto Norio.

More and more.

We didn’t end yet.

If you liked it, you can try to look for more videos and various compilations of Wakamoto’s voice either on YouTube, or at Nico Nico Douga. There’s definitely more of them at NND but make sure you type 若本 規夫 in the search bar, or else you may not find anything, or just few of them.