As we all stay home to help flatten the curve, boredom has taken over. THTFHQ decided to provide the Ultimate Entertainment Guide for male seiyuu fans to have some fun during these days of social distancing.
In the past couple of weeks, Japanese voice actors have been announcing projects on youtube. More than ever seiyuu music can be commonly found on Spotify. Drama CDs and radio shows are starting to be made available on youtube.
At the same time, due to COVID-19, we are all currently social distancing or in a quarantine of sorts so things can get a little boring.
With that in mind, THTFHQ provides you an extensive (not exhaustive) entertainment guide for male seiyuu fans. Live performances, youtube shows, radio shows, music and games can be found in this article to help you pass time while at home.
This is a nice catch because, every single bit of entertainment in this article is FREE to enjoy and, at the same time, directly supports the male seiyuu that are creating the content – music, videos and more.
A note: this guide is updated on a monthly basis.
Although initially we featured Wataru Hatano LIVE Tour 2019 -Futuristic- and TAKUMA TERASHIMA LIVE TOUR 2017 3rd STAGE “REBOOT” on this guide, both Avex and Lantis (respectively) have since removed the videos from their respective channels.
IDOLiSH7 Road to Infinity
The very first live for the IDOLiSH7 franchise was streamed in April – a 1 hour digest out of the 4-hours of performances featured on BD and DVD – and, despite the warning made by Bandai that it would only be available for a limited period of time, it has actually been available to watch for a whole month.
Since the live can be taken down from their youtube channel at any time, it is advisable for you to check it out as soon as possible.
Kazuki Kato’s 2016 10th anniversary tour live shows
Stage actor, model and seiyuu, Kazuki Kato released 3 live shows from his 2016 10th anniversary live tour on his youtube channel launched this past April. There you can find the following live shows:
- KAZUKI KATO 10th Anniversary Special Live “GIG” 2016 ～Laugh & Peace～「COUNT DOWN KK」
- KAZUKI KATO 10th Anniversary Special Live “GIG” 2016 ～laugh & Peace～ ALL ATTACK KK（DAY1 – part 1）
- KAZUKI KATO 10th Anniversary Special Live “GIG” 2016 ～laugh & Peace～ ALL ATTACK KK（DAY-1 – part 2）
- KAZUKI KATO 10th Anniversary Special Live “GIG” 2016～Laugh&Peace～「All Attack KK-DAY 2 – part 1」
- KAZUKI KATO 10th Anniversary Special Live “GIG” 2016～Laugh&Peace～「All Attack KK-DAY 2 – part 2」
Check those out in the videos below!
SCREEN mode “One Wish” live
Lantis kicked off a Lantis Online Live series, broadcasting live or live streaming past concerts by some of their talents. SCREEN mode – rock band fronted by seiyuu Yu Hayashi – performed live with no audience, promoting their 2019 single, One Wish.
GRANRODEO’s G12 and G13 ROCK☆SHOW + music videos catalogue
GRANRODEO recently opened their official YouTube channel. And, besides the welcome video – that featured a snippet of a new, unreleased song, the band streamed in its entirety G12 and G13 ROCK☆SHOWs.
These are among the bands best ever live tours, being a must watch!
If that wasn’t enough cool content coming from GRANRODEO, the band has been uploading part of their music video catalog in HD on their official YouTube channel.
There are already 36 music videos in there!
OLDCODEX’s live performance videos
Lantis also made sure OLDCODEX‘s fans got something to have fun watching.
If you have been rewatching the band’s music videos, then the recent batch of live performance videos is going to be a treat. Over 10 live performance videos from previous tours were released on youtube in full HD.
Find more videos on our extensive article on this fantastic batch of live performances by OLDCODEX – HERE.
The YouTube channels
It seems that the newest trend among seiyuu is to create content for their fans.
Branching out from voice acting, several seiyuu have kicked off youtube channels. There seiyuu share their passions while delivering some giggle and or swoon-worthy moments to their fans.
Banpresto or, as they now call it, Prebanlab
This is one of those dear live shows that almost everyone in the seiyuu fandom loves to watch.
Prebanlab airs monthly and features Kenichi Suzumura and Ryota Osaka as its hosts. Shows air simultaneously on Prebanlab’s official youtube channel and their Nico Nico channel. Recently aired episodes are featured on their achieve for a couple of weeks before being removed.
If you’re into ghost stories and like eerie atmospheres, then Seikowa is going to be your thing! This show counts with scary ghost stories – written by professionals – told by seiyuu in what is expected to be an immersive experience for fans of the genre.
Cast includes Takuya Eguchi, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Hiro Shimono, Yuki Sakakihara, Taito Ban and Gen Sato.
Episodes dropped every Friday but, with time, those were removed from the channel so make sure to watch the episodes as they are released to not miss a thing.
Sato-san, mou ippai!
If you are a fan of Takuya Sato‘s deep voice and sweet personality + you enjoy a drink from time to time, then Sato-san, mou ippai! is just the right thing for you!
Takuya Sato has been doing some one-on-one videos for Second Line’s YouTube channel since 2019.
In Sato-san, mou ippai!, Sato sits across you, the viewer, talking about alcohol and replying to fans’ comments. There is also the occasional swoon-worthy moment in there.
Natsuki Hanae’s YouTube channel
Everyone acknowledges Natsuki Hanae as the best seiyuu youtuber out there. He has been posting gaming videos and editing those on his channel since 2019. He is also the only seiyuu that has over 150 million streams.
You can find videos of puzzle, horror, cards games (competition in UNO is fierce) and FPS games.
His channel is filled with hilarious content. If you are a seiyuu fan as well as a gamer, then there are lots of cool gameplay videos to enjoy.
Guests include semi-regulars Kensho Ono and Takuya Eguchi, puzzle-expert Soma Saito, wholesome Yuma Uchida, passionate gamer Yoshiki Nakajima, cool Shintaro Asanuma, just to mention a few.
Natsuki Hanae has a playlist completely dedicated to those episodes featuring seiyuu guests for your viewing pleasure. But you can find many more HERE.
Masaya Onosaka’s “New Young TV”
If you like video games but are fan of oldschool seiyuu, then Masaya Onosaka‘s crazy New Young TV is going to be a delight to watch. Onosaka is well known for his love for games and, in this show, he often plays and talks about games. But this channel is not only on
At the same time fellow seiyuu and friend Katsuyuki Konishi tagged along as an assistant, creating one of the craziest, unpredictable seiyuu duos on camera.
It is well worth checking Onosaka’s New Young TV just for his trademark unscripted humor and Konishi’s patience to deal with him. There are over 10 different playlists and hundreds of videos for you to check.
Gakuto Kajiwara has been doing his YouTube show, Gakutomo, since 2018 in a rather homely fashion.
For his show, Kajiwara invites fellow seiyuu to hang out with him. Together they tackle challenges or tasks and, in the end, everyone has a good time.
Some of his guests include Yuichiro Umehara, Yoshiki Nakajima, Daisuke Ono, Jun Fukuyama, Takuya Masumoto, Shouhei Komatsu, Sho Karino and more.
A long playlist, with over 150 episodes sorted out chronologically, is available on his channel HERE.
Yuichi Nakamura and Mafia Kajita’s “Washagana TV”
This is a recently announced show but I am sure that fans of Yuichi Nakamura and Mafia Kajita will be delighted. The cool duo kicked off their youtube show this month and will be sharing the fun – and games – once a month on a live broadcast so make sure to subscribe to Washagana TV to get notifications whenever they go live!
Tomokazu Sugita / AGRS official YouTube channel
Tomokazu Sugita not only turned into a CEO of his own company this month, but also kicked off his own Youtube channel. So far, his channel has only two videos but the introductory video alone is already a unique treat for his fans.
Haruki Ishiya’s “Koharu Biyori”
Hypnosis Mic star, Haruki Ishiya has his own show on Nico Nico. Haruki Ishiya’s Koharu Biyori youtube channel features videos released twice per month.
Some of the guests on his show include Subaru Kimura, Kento Ito, Shinichiro Kamio and Kentaro Kumagai, there is no shortage of entertaining content on this laidback show.
Toshiki Masuda’s official youtube channel
Seiyuu, actor, model and solo artist, Toshiki Masuda added another profession to his repertoire: youtuber. The 30-year old launched his youtube channel this month, sharing his gaming adventure in Animal Crossing New Horizons.
If you are looking for a chill broadcast with mild dubbing of some of the game’s characters by Masuda or simply enjoy his quiet, geeky side, his channel already has 3 videos for you to enjoy.
Komada Wataru no Kinniku Puru Puru
If you are concerned about your fitness levels then Wataru Komada has the right thing for you.
His show, Komada Wataru no Kinniku Puru Puru is available on youtube. It features 13 videos of exercises you can do while at home and without any gym equipment.
Guests include 81 Produce’s talents as his assistants such as Anju Nitta, Kento Ito, Yuki Sakakihara, Tadokoro Hinata and more.
Episodes are broadcasted live. Make sure to subscribe and follow his channel to get those notifications and not miss an episode.
81 PRODUCE’s Let’s exercise On The Inside～
81 PRODUCE, one of the top seiyuu talent agencies in Japan, crafted a special corner to motivate people to exercise while in lockdown.
Enlisting the help of their talents some of those quite possibly in your favorites list – Wataru Komada, Soma Saito, Yuki Sakakihara, Wataru Hatano, Yoshiki Nakajima, Shinichiro Kamio, Shunsuke Takeuchi, etc – the talent agency has been releasing brief exercise videos.
There are also a couple of videos with narration in English – Wataru Komada is one of the male seiyuu that has lent his skills to this department.
The following videos are just some examples, if you want to check every single one of those, please refer to 81 PRODUCE’s official youtube channel.
Ryuichi Kijima’s Kono Buta Yarou
Ryuichi Kijima, best known as the voice behind Hypnosis Mic‘s Gigolo (Matenro), has his own Nico Nico talk variety show.
Kono Buta Yarou is a pretty simple yet entertaining show that features Kijima and, at times, a guest having laidback conversations and playing around with a dummyhead mic.
Episodes of the show are release on the Bergamo Co., Ltd’s official youtube channel. Guests include Shunichi Toki, Shuuta Morishima, Tomokazu Sugita, Kento Ito and more.
Ryohei wa sake nomi nagara game shitai.
Ryohei Kimura kicked off his gaming channel just a couple of weeks ago.
Ryohei wa sake nomi nagara game shitai. is, as the name makes it clear, basically Kimura playing games while drinking, creating a rather laidback vibe in his videos.
He shares gameplay videos with interesting insights from him as well as hilarious shenanigans along the way. Dead by Daylight, Detroit: Become Human (playthrough) and Biohazard RE:3 are some of the games he has made videos about.
To reach his international fans, Ryohei Kimura will feature fan-made subtitles in various languages in his videos.
Kousuke Toriumi surprised a lot of people by opening his own youtube channel in April.
Tori-san Gakkyu is going to be a place in which the veteran seiyuu, narrator and singer shares things he loves with his fans.
Toriumi is asking for content suggestions. Make sure to hop in the comments section in the video below to make some suggestions of your own.
The first video is up on his channel.
Yusuke Shirai recently joined the wave and created his own youtube channel.
Shirai mentioned that he noticed that he has never gotten his own radio or variety show. After thinking for over a year about it, he decided to kick off his own youtube channel. This is going to be the place where he can be free and talk + do what he wants.
The channel so far has ASMR videos, games, daily life stuff as well as the occasional seiyuu cameo. Subaru Kimura, Yoshitaka Yamaya, Shunichi Toki – all voice only – plus Soma Saito and Yukihiro Nozuyama – via videocall – have participated on his videos.
Check out below how things went as Shirai visited EARLY WING and negotiated with his manager on creating this channel.
Junta Terashima studio
Junta Terashima has been active on youtube since early this year. He kicked off his own channel, Junta Terashima studio and there he features songs, JUNTAA’s HOPPY GIRL music video, videogame footage and more.
There are already quite a few videos to entertain you as we deal with this worldwide lockdown.
Kazuhiko Inoue’s KAZUFUN
The veteran seiyuu and narrator made his jump to Youtube a couple of years ago. However, it was only recently that Kazuhiko Inoue became active in the platform.
In his channel, Inoue shares his passion for cycling with his fans. This results in pretty simple and relaxing episodes in which you take in the landscapes and the beauty of some places in Japan.
The first couple of episodes are already up on his channel. Make sure to check them out!
Kazuki Kato youtube channel
Kazuki Kato opened his own youtube channel in April.
Mostly featuring his music videos, the channel seemed to be more on the professional side until… Kato started releasing cooking videos. His cooking corner is titled KazuKitchen and already features a video of him cooking ramen.
Additionally, Kato released a couple of acoustic performances that you might want to check out.
Tomokazu Seki official YouTube channel
The voice actor, actor and narrator, Tomokazu Seki, also joined youtube recently. He’s released several quirky radio exercise videos on his channel that you can check to brighten up your day.
Shiraishi Minoru channel
Minoru Shiraishi actually kicked off his own gaming youtube channel in January, way before the pandemic took over Japan, so he has plenty of cool content for you to enjoy.
He actually participated in the Haruhi Suzumiya dance challenge after Tomokazu Sugita’s take on the challenge made by Aya Hirano.
Yuki Kaji official YouTube channel
Superstar seiyuu Yuki Kaji also made his way into the platform. He created his own youtube channel in which he will be sharing various reading videos as well as been sharing videos on Animal Crossing playthrough.
Yusuke Kobayashi’s Bakufu
Samurai and Japanese history buff, Yusuke Kobayashi, kicked off his own YouTube show on Nizista’s YouTube channel. 小林幕府 (Kobayashi Bakufu) is a show about Kobayashi being bored and in need of new hobbies.
With a wide variety of guests and a lighthearted vibe, this has been a delight for his fans to follow as Kobayashi tackles new hobbies.
Kaito Ishikawa’s official YouTube channel
Kaito Ishikawa marked his return to social media with the launch of his own YouTube channel. There are already gaming videos on his favorite first-person shooter, PUBG. There are also videos on Animal Crossing and Resident Evil 3 Remake.
At the same time, Ishikawa also features a special reading video with close friends and fellow male seiyuu, Soma Saito and Yoshiki Nakajima.
Tsubasa Sasa and Mizuki Chiba’s Genkai Otaku STUDIO
Tsubasa Sasa and Mizuki Chiba teamed up to create their official Youtube channel.
As the title implies, there will be a lot of otaku talk on this channel so, if you are a fan of the 2 TSUKIPRO talents – as part of Vazzy and Infinit0 respectively -, make sure to follow their channel, Genkai Otaki STUDIO.
Shohei Komatsu’s official channel
On his birthday, Shohei Komatsu opened his official youtube channel. He did a livestream in which he replied to fans’ questions and introduced everyone to what his channel is going to feature.
A couple of videos are out. His content is gaming related so, if you are a gamer and a fan of his, you are in for a treat! A note that he recently recorded his gameplay of Final Fantasy 7 Remake so, spoilers ahead for those that haven’t played it yet.
Hama Kento twitch channel
Kento Hama has been doing live streams since early in 2020 on his official Twitch gaming channel. So far, Hama has been playing Street Fighter V online, showing off his skills in the competitive game.
Toshiyuki Someya’s Somechan TV
The actor, model and seiyuu – mostly known as member of Unicorn Jr. – opened his official youtube channel last month.
Since then, Toshiyuki Someya has released videos featuring his dog as well as gameplay videos. His channel already has a couple of videos there.
I leave you with the first video below.
Mamoru Miyano’s Road to LIVING!
Mamoru Miyano has kicked off his own YouTube show thus starting his career as a YouTuber. The pilot episode has Miyano going behind the reasons that took him to embrace this challenge and welcomed fans to submit things for him to do in the show.
If you enjoy Miyano’s naturally funny and laidback hosting, Road to LIVING! is certainly going to be that YouTube show you can’t miss.
And a heads up: the mythical pineapple made its comeback.
Suzuki Yuto no jibun, amakunainde
Yuto Suzuki kicked off his own YouTube channel titled 鈴木裕斗の自分、甘くないんで (Suzuki Yuto no jibun, amakunainde – roughly translated to Suzuki Yuto’s self is not sweet). If you’re a foodie, you’re going to enjoy the concept of his youtube channel.
His first video is up, check it out below!
Although Subaru Kimura has not opened his own YouTube channel, he has been using the official Tensai Gekidan Bakabakka youtube channel for his “youtuber style” talk videos, Kimusuba.
If you’re looking for a quirky set of videos, Kimura has you covered.
Talented male seiyuu, rapper – with The Cat’s Whiskers – and SCREEN mode‘s frontman, Yuu Hayashi, kicked off his own YouTube channel.
On Hayashi YuuTube!!, you can find gameplay videos, cooking challenges and even some music covers.
Takahiro Mizushima opened his YouTube channel in April. DAITUBER features various gaming videos.
Hozumi Goda’s youtube channel
Veteran seiyuu, narrator and sound engineer, Hozumi Goda, kicked off his YouTube channel in March. There he shares camping, voice acting and variety videos.
There are already a couple of videos on his YouTube channel, make sure to check those out!
ABE D Time
Male seiyuu Daiki Abe also has his own channel, ABE D Time. He’s more of a vlogger, giving an up-close-and-personal look at his own daily life, hobbies and travel trips.
Hirose Yuya no ○○ tte i ne! (Yuya Hirose’s ○○ is good!)
Popular seiyuu, Yuya Hirose recently kicked of his own YouTube show, Hirose Yuya no ○○ tte i ne! on Pony Canyon’s official twitter account.
Make sure to check the 1st episode below!
Kimusuba Channel [ON] and Kimusuba Channel [OFF]
Popular seiyuu, actor and rapper, Subaru Kimura kicked off 2 YouTube channels: Kimusuba Channel [ON] and Kimusuba Channel [OFF].
In the ON channel, Kimura is his intense, variety natural self. In the OFF version you get a behind the scenes look at his life and work.
Both channels kicked off in September 2020 and already count with plenty of content for you to enjoy.
ON greeting video below.
One of the OFF videos includes a behind the scenes look at SUBA ROOTS commemorative release event held this summer.
When Stand my Heroes! was just a smartphone game, Coly had a show running on YouTube. Hosted by Yoshiki Nakajima and Yoshitaka Yamaya, Stamy channel kicked off in 2018.
It counts with 2 seasons, featuring several background and props changes and a whole lot of hilarious shenanigans. It is also fairly entertaining to watch Nakajima and Yamaya roast each other from time to time. Unfortunately, the show wrapped up in the summer of 2019.
There are 75 episodes on archive that you can check out including guests Tomohito Takatsuka, Chiharu Sawashiro and Natsuki Hanae.
GOALOUS5 consist of Kentaro Kumagai, Junta Terashima, Shugo Nakamura, Shohei Komatsu and Toshinari Fukamachi. Their concept is “that of a dark hero who tries to win the world by using his voice“.
Their YouTube channel, GO5 Channel, kicked off in 2019 and features a wide variety of entertaining videos.
Dengeki Girls Channel
Dengeki Girls Channel is completely focused on giving your otome hearts some soothing.
The channel features otome game news, demos, interviews with cast and other shenanigans. Girl Star Game Tenshi features rotating host duos KENN & Tomoaki Maeno and Genki Okawa and Yuto Suzuki.
Recently, Dengeki Girls Channel debuted KENN to Okamoto Nobuhiko no Nintendo Switch de otome game o asonde mitai!. The show is hosted by fellow seiyuu KENN and Nobuhiko Okamoto.
Tachibana Shinnosuke no Tariki Honganzi
Shinnosuke Tachibana kicked off his own YouTube show on BLACK SHIP’s official YouTube channel. There, Tachibana acts as a priest, ready to listen and answer to everything you have to tell and ask him.
In case you want to participate, Tachibana accepts questions sent to him on Twitter.
JUN FUKUYAMA TV SHOW
Just like Shinnosuke Tachibana – with whom he co-founded the talent agency, BLACK SHIP, Jun Fukuyama has his own show.
JUN FUKUYAMA TV SHOW kicks off with a challenge: a diet. Let Fukuyama tell you the rest in the video below!
Radio and drama CDs
There are some people out there that prefer radio and drama CDs to youtube shows. With that in mind, here are some suggestions to keep you occupied and entertained.
Radio shows are often live broadcasted. For overseas fans it can be hard to get access to a stream.
Still, Radio tomo makes sure to release the episodes of their seiyuu radio broadcasts such as:
- Yusuke Shirai & Masahiro Yamanaka‘s Iris Quartz radio/Airaji,
- Kento Ito & Yoshiki Nakajima‘s Yumeraji,
- Hidenori Takahashi‘s H radio,
- Yoshitaka Yamaya & Tomohito Takatsuka‘s Cafegura,
- Junta Terashima & Kengo Kawanishi‘s Game center Waraji,
- Wataru Komada & Toshinari Fukamachi‘s Bar Blue Bird Radio,
- Shogo Yano & Fumiyoshi Shioya‘s Kitchen Cherry-pick.
You can check the most recent episodes of each show in the videos below. A note that Radio Tomo tend to remove some of the episodes a couple of days after their release on YouTube.
Comics More presents Ito Kento to erabu! Denshi Comic taisho
Kento Ito hosts the youtube radio show, Comics More presents Ito Kento to erabu! Denshi Comic taisho alongside rotating hosts Yuki Sakakihara and Minami Tanaka since 2019. For this show he talks about manga that was submitted to Denshi Comic Taisho 2020.
Guests so far include: Yuki Ono, Hikaru Midorikawa, Show Hayami, Shinichiro Kamio, Kappei Yamaguchi and Tomokazu Sugita.
Recently, a viewable episode of the radio show was recently released. Shinichiro Kamio was the guest.
Hosoya Yoshimasa no Boku dake no mizo shiru sekai
If you are a fan of occult and horror stuff, Yoshimasa Hosoya has just the right radio show for you. The talented seiyuu and narrator kicked off Hosoya Yoshimasa no Boku dake no mizo shiru sekai back in 2019.
There are 2 special viewable radio show episodes you can check out as well.
There are already 20 videos in his youtube channel so make sure to check them out.
Father and son duo – Takehito Koyasu and Kouki Koyasu – co-host KOYASU RADIO. Lighthearted and entertaining, this is one of the most wholesome radio shows out there.
Pay in mind that episodes are released weekly however, after a couple of weeks, those are removed from YouTube.
Dear Girl Stories
Dear Girl Stories‘ fans finally have an official source to rely on. This month, eXtend radio started releasing episodes of what is the most popular radio show coming from male seiyuu.
Make sure to check the video below as well as the other episodes available on eXtend channel.
JAZZ-ON the radio
Are you a fan of jazz music?
JAZZ-ON launched their radio JAZZ-ON the radio earlier this year. The show is co-hosted by Arthur Lounsbery and Haruki Ishiya and features interviews with the project’s cast as well as previews of the songs within the franchise.
Episodes air live on YouTube every Thursday.
Uchiyama Kouki no 1 Cour
Kouki Uchiyama dishes out his favorite movies and gives advice to listeners in his long-running radio show, Uchiyama Kouki no 1 Cour.
Hyorotto Danshi have made their popular radio show available on youtube for overseas fans.
There you can follow the crazy shenanigans and insightful conversations by the Koutaro Nishiyama – Yuichiro Umehara duo. The duo releases their episodes on YouTube every Wednesday so make sure to subscribe to the channel and follow their entertaining radio show!
Komada Wataru no K-WAVE RADIO
Wataru Komada’s radio show, K-WAVE Radio is also now available to listen for free on YouTube.
Make sure to check out the episodes on eXtend’s official YouTube channel.
Shunichi Toki “Time With You”
Feel like relaxing in a sort of ASMR-ish way? Shunichi Toki‘s radio show, Time With You, is well known for its soothing vibe and will do wonders if you are stressed, feeling anxiety or just need help to sleep.
If you just want to have fun, the radio show is totally recommended and if you do not understand Japanese, you can also enjoy Toki’s sweet sleepish voice tone.
There were initially 50 episodes in the achieve, since then Pony Canyon moved the radio show to their official YouTube channel. Episodes are added every Wednesday.
TWO FOR ONE
Toshinari Fukamachi and Shohei Komatsu’s radio show, TWO FOR ONE, is yet another eXtend radio show to make its way into YouTube.
Yoshitaka Yamaya dedicates an entire radio show – Nemuru Night – into creating the perfect environment for listeners to fall asleep.
There are quite a few reading videos as well as BGM videos and even videos featuring special guests. All the content is made to help you fall asleep so, if you suffer from insomnia, this will certainly help you out.
AONI Production, one of the most important seiyuu talent agencies in Japan, has been betting a lot on video content to showcase the talents of their seiyuu roster.
Out of the various contents available on their channel, AONI Shaberi, an online radio show hosted by fellow male seiyuu Yohei Azakami and Ryohei Arai is the one that stands out the most.
Many might have completely missed this but Rejet has been releasing their drama CDs on YouTube in full HD quality.
Rejet Archive features drama CDs with more than 3 years old and CDs that have not be reimpressed. According to Rejet, this is a means to counter online piracy of their content.
√HAPPY+SUGAR=DARLIN, BAD MEDICINE, Seventh Heaven, and more are available for your listening pleasure.
A note: since those drama CDs were recorded using a dummyhead mic, it is highly recommended to listen to those with headphones or inears.
Aside from showing that they are hardcore gamers or foodies, or that they are having a blast hanging out and recording their online shenanigans with other seiyuu, male seiyuu have also been releasing reading videos – and collaborating with each other in creating those – for their fans. For those of you that like to immerse yourselves in stories, there is plenty of content for you.
If you scroll up in this page, Shinichiro Miki created a youtube channel solely to share a reading of his, since it was already featured there, it won’t be repeated here.
Yuki Ono enlisted the help of close friends Soma Saito, Taku Yashiro and Makoto Furukawa for the reading of a story titled, Milky Ways Letter~ Hito o naosu hoshi ~ by Satoshi Wagahara.
Yuki Ono also released a couple of solo reading videos on his channel. He read Mimei Ogawa‘s Nobara.
Toriumi Kousuke has plenty of reading videos – from oral stories (no known author) to classics – in his channel. More can be found on his youtube channel.
Yuki Kaji has quite a few reading videos on his channel – Le Petit Prince and Momotaro are two of the various stories he picked up to read for his fans. More can be found on his youtube channel.
On WITH LINE’s official youtube channel, Takahide Ishii read the folk legend, Nezumi no yomeiri.
Koutaro Nishiyama’s reading of Uguisu
The video features narration of Tamiki Hara’s classic story, Uguisu, by Koutaro Nishiyama with drawings by Yuki Sakakihara (fellow 81 PRODUCE talent best known for his work in Readyyy! Project and Hypnosis Mic).
Check it out below!
BLACK SHIP – founded by male seiyuu Shinnosuke Tachibana and Jun Fukuyama – released a couple of reading videos. Jun Fukuyama read 私の頭の中の消しゴム Special Letter (Eraser in my head Special Letter). A behind the scenes to his recording session is also out.
ARTS VISION’s Yuya Hirose lent his voice to the reading of Masao Kusuyama‘s classic, Jack and the Beanstalk.
For the last couple of months, music labels in Japan have been more friendly towards releasing music internationally for free on Spotify.
Thanks to this, people now have access to the official music through official channels which is good to counter piracy. At the same time you get to support your favorite projects much closer than we could a couple of years ago.
- Hypnosis Mic and IDOLiSH7 are two franchises that have with their entire catalogues available on Spotify.
- Mamoru Miyano recently made his entire catalogue of over 150 songs (including remix albums) available on Spotify.
Artists you can encounter on Spotify are the following (list is not exhaustive):
- SCREEN mode
- Buzz Vibes
- Mamoru Miyano
- Toshiki Masuda
- Soma Saito
- Shunichi Toki
- Wataru Hatano
- Hiro Shimono
- Anthos (actually they have 4 profiles, one for each CD so here are those 1 / 2 / 3 / 4)
- Jun Fukuyama
- QUARTET NIGHT
- Takuma Terashima
- Toshiyuki Toyonaga
- Daisuke Ono
- Shugo Nakamura
- Showtaro Morikubo
- Buster Bros!!!
- MAD TRIGGER CREW
- Fling Posse
- Dotsuitare Honpo
- Bad Ass Temple
- KiLLER KiNG
- Beloved Memories
- Readyyy Project
- Maten Rocket
- Just 4U
- Shouta Aoi
More seiyuu and 2D idol projects can be found on Spotify – a simple “related” search within the platform is enough to come across most male seiyuu and 2D idol projects in there.
There are other ways to keep yourself distracted while social distancing.
Anime and Games
Animated series and video games might also be good ways for you to fight the boredom.
- Crunchyroll, Funimation, Netlflix and other anime streaming platforms offer free or trial options if you do not want or can’t spend money.
If you don’t want or can’t spend money on video games, Steam have several demos and free to play games on PC. It might be worth checking out.
If you are a smartphone gamer, then these are our suggestions:
- Hypnosis Mic Alternative Rap Battle (story, rhythm game)
- IDOLISH7 (Heavy focus on story, fully voiced main story, rhythm game)
- Uta no Prince Sama Shining Live (idol farming – be ready to grind A LOT during events -, rhythm game)
- Stand My Heroes! (puzzle game with some romance elements)
- Ensemble Stars Basic and Music (basic is an idol farming game with focus on story, fully voiced main story; music is a simple rhythm game)
- REALIVE! (story and rhythm game)
- Kaikan Phrase CLIMAX (fully voiced main story, idol farming)
- Mr.Love Queen’s Choice (Otome game fully translated into English with Japanese or English dub – depending what you like – , heavy focus on storytelling – and what a story this one has! -, plus be ready to grind in some events)
And remember, social distancing isn’t social disconnection or complete isolation.
Although far, remember to call your friends and family. Call them. Lend them your virtual shoulder, as some might be feeling lonely. Have some laughs, talk about everything and nothing.
Make sure to keep yourself hydrated. Wash your hands. Do not go outside unless you really have to.
COVID-19 has messed up our lives. However, 2, 3 weeks or even months of social distancing won’t do us wrong. Contracting the disease and or infecting others is.
So make sure to be responsible and, as people say, stay the fuck home.
We can do this, we just have to bear it for now, as boring as it may be.
Hope this ultimate entertainment guide can, in some way, contribute for happier and more entertaining days. Remember, we are all in this together and we will overcome this together.
Last updated on 02/11/2020 (Kimusuba Channel [ON], Kimusuba Channel [OFF] and Hirose Yuya no ○○ tte i ne!).