Norio Wakamoto to publish book “Wakamoto Norio no Suberanai Hanashi”

The legendary seiyuu, owner of one of the most iconic voices in anime and narration, celebrates his 50th anniversary in the seiyuu industry.

Wakamoto Norio no Suberanai Hanashi” (若本規夫のすべらない話) is going to be published as a book on 25/03/2022.

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This is the first time that Norio Wakamoto releases a book. This is a special occasion after all, as the legendary seiyuu celebrates his 50th anniversary in the industry.

From a 20-year-old graduate, fresh out of Waseda University’s Faculty of Law, to becoming a police officer, and later on discovering his passion in voice acting, Wakamoto’s journey is fascinating.

In this book, 76-year-old Wakamoto goes over his career highlights, how his voice ended up being the most mimicked among seiyuu, and life lessons following a crisis he came across when he was 50 and he couldn’t get any work.

That crisis ended up leading him to reset and train himself and take time to polish his skills yet again. After a lot of hard work, Wakamoto was back with a renewed interest in the seiyuu industry in his voice, something that rejuvenated his career.

This is an essential book (208 pages) for those fans of Norio Wakamoto as well as those that want to know how much the voice acting industry has changed and which challenges veteran seiyuu come across.

Wakamoto Norio no Suberanai Hanashi” is available for purchase at Amazon Japan (it ships internationally).

SOURCE: Amazon Japan

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Vanessa Silva
Vanessa Silva
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder, content creator, and music reviewer. Basically, the only person managing everything at The Hand That Feeds HQ. Stumbling upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" in 2011 was the start of this journey. If music is thought-provoking or deep, you may find her writing almost essays (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). She's the producer and host of the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).

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