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Seiyuu: The 2nd Quiz


It took no more than 30 minutes for the readers of this blog to solve my precious quiz yesterday, so I’ve made a new one, which will hopefully take slightly longer to puzzle out. Either way, it’s clear to see that anime has a lot of very unique voices working in the business.

Again, I’ve chosen 10+1 clips, but this time I made an effort to pick different series, since there seems to be an interest in identifying the characters in addition to the actors. The next quiz will probably be posted some time next week, and if you happen to have sound clips of your own you think would fit in a quiz like this, feel free to mail them to me, 5-10 seconds in 128 kbps mp3 format. Include actor name, anime series, and character name, please.

Edit: No one managed to post all of the actors correctly in a single comment, but as a combined effort, you sure solved it fast. I was particularly surprised by people getting #11.

Here are the answers for quiz 2:
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Answers for quiz 1 can be found in the 1st quiz post.

June 10, 2009 at 12:28 pm
  • June 10, 2009 at 12:44 pmTracer

    Wait, so we have to list the seiyuu, series, and the character?

  • June 10, 2009 at 12:50 pmano

    #11 – Miho Shiraishi – Full Metal Alchemist – Psiren

  • June 10, 2009 at 12:52 pmPatrik

    ano, alright, you win my ultimate internet hero award. I really thought no one would get that, since she only appeared in one single anime role ever. I give up. :)

  • June 10, 2009 at 12:53 pmKatapan

    This is considerably harder! I had to relisten many times before deciding on answers.

    Here’s my take for now:
    1. Satou Rina
    2. Shiraishi Ryouko
    3. Kugimiya Rie
    4. Sakurai Takahiro
    5. Matsuoka Yuki
    6. Nakahara Mai
    7. Tanaka Rie
    8. Koyasu Takehito
    9. Paku Romi
    10. Wow… uhh… Sanada Asami? I seriously can’t tell.
    11. There’s no way I’d get that right. :p

  • June 10, 2009 at 1:21 pmNecoDelero

    This really is a lot harder. Most of the voices seem familiar, but I can only tell #6 and #8 for sure…

  • June 10, 2009 at 1:44 pmbaka~

    1) rina sato
    2) ryoko shiraishi
    3) ???
    4) takehiro sakurai… but when he said “zashiki warashi” i suddenly remembered nakamura yuichi in his ikuto voice, shugo chara ~_~
    5) miyuki sawashiro – eve no jikan
    6) ???
    7) rie tanaka – yuri-sensei, toradora
    8 ) takehito koyasu – ??? just remembered his voice in basara
    9) natsuko kuwatani – ???
    10) tamura yukari – ??? just remembered her voice in kurokami
    11) sanada asami – ??? just remembered her voice in maria+holic

  • June 10, 2009 at 1:46 pmrunrun

    1. Aya Hirano
    2. Kaneda Tomoko
    3. ?!
    4. Takahiro Sakurai
    5. Matsuoka Yuki
    6. Orikasa Fumika
    7. damn, I can’t recall
    8. Takehito Koyasu
    9. I don’t think it’s her, but Mamiko Noto is my guess
    10. ???
    11. complete guess, but Ryouko Tanaka?

  • June 10, 2009 at 1:53 pmlinaverse

    Some corrections of Katapan
    1. Hirano Aya
    2. Saito Chiwa
    6. Orikasa Fumiko
    I couldn’t get anything after 7.

  • June 10, 2009 at 1:58 pmIzland

    #11 just has to be from FMA First series. the jingle at the end sure sounds like it though so i’m gonna go with ano on that one.

  • June 10, 2009 at 2:04 pmciver

    Tipp for 11: Its Miho Shiraishi
    The scene is from Full metal alchemist, she is the female thief (who poses as non as well as teacher etc.) its the moment when the full metal one lets her get away.

    This game is boring, I wont bother with the rest

  • June 10, 2009 at 2:04 pmKatapan

    Hirano Aya definitely sounds right, now that you mention it. I’m not sure why I heard Satou Rina here. I also agree with Orikasa Fumiko, nice job. I’ve never heard Saito Chiwa much, though, so I couldn’t have come up with that answer.

    #10 is fairly frustrating! I had vaguely thought of Kuwatani Natsuko and Shitaya Noriko at first, but I quickly forgot about them. I don’t think I’ll ever find a satisfying answer before the right answers are posted.

    This is once again definitely fun, thank you for the quiz!

  • June 10, 2009 at 2:10 pmcrazy dave

    6. orikasa fumikio Ichigo Mashimaro Miu

  • June 10, 2009 at 2:14 pmSoet

    Maybe something like this:
    #1 – Hirano Aya
    #2 – Shiraishi Ryouko
    #3 – Kugimiya Rie
    #4 – Sakurai Takahiro
    #5 – Matsuoka Yuki
    #6 – Orikasa Fumiko
    #7 – Tanaka Rie
    #8 – Koyasu Takehito
    #9 – Paku Romi
    #10 – Tamura Yukari
    #11 – no idea ^^

    a bit hard, some are from shows i haven’t seen too :)

  • June 10, 2009 at 2:15 pmKouryu

    1. Aya Hirano
    3. Kugimiya Rie
    5. Yuki Matsuoka – Osaka – Azumanga Daioh
    7. Miyuki Sawashiro – Lidia/Lydia – Tears to Tiara
    8. Takehito Koyasu

  • June 10, 2009 at 2:20 pmTsubasa

    #4 Takahiro Sakurai
    #7 Sayaka Ohara
    #8 Takehito Koyasu
    #9 Yoko Honna
    #11 Shizuka Ito

    that’s all I got.

  • June 10, 2009 at 2:21 pmBeteigeuze

    1. Hirano Aya
    2. Shiraishi Ryouko
    3. Kugimiya Rie
    4. Sakurai Takahiro
    5. Matsuoka Yuki
    6. Orikasa Fumiko
    7. Tanaka Rie
    8. Koyasu Takehito
    9. Paku Romi
    10. Shitaya Noriko
    11. Shiraishi Miho

  • June 10, 2009 at 2:34 pmlinaverse

    How come nobody recognizes Saito Chiwa? Didn’t anybody watch Kamichu?

  • June 10, 2009 at 2:35 pmskyechan

    Mmm…The ones I recognize were already named, but I know Takehito Koyasu’s role in #8. :)

    It’s Fool from Kaleido Star.

  • June 10, 2009 at 2:41 pmfirefly

    1. Satou Rina
    2. Shiraishi Ryouko
    3. Kugimiya Rie
    4. Sakurai Takahiro
    5. Matsuoka Yuki
    6. Orikasa Fumiko
    7. Tanaka Rie
    8. Koyasu Takehito
    9. Paku Romi
    10. Tamura Yukari
    11. Sanada Asami

  • June 10, 2009 at 2:52 pmTracer

    1. Aya Hirano
    2. Chiwa Saito
    3. Kugimiya Rie
    4. Sakahiro Takurai
    5. Matsuoka Yuki
    6. Fumiko Orikasa
    7. Rie Tanaka
    8. Takehito Koyasu
    9. Romi Paku
    10. Shitaya Noriko
    11. Don’t know but the correct answer seems to be Miho Shiraishi :p

  • June 10, 2009 at 2:53 pmTracer

    1. Aya Hirano
    2. Chiwa Saito
    3. Kugimiya Rie
    4. Sakurai Takahiro
    5. Matsuoka Yuki
    6. Fumiko Orikasa
    7. Rie Tanaka
    8. Takehito Koyasu
    9. Romi Paku
    10. Shitaya Noriko
    11. Don’t know but the correct answer seems to be Miho Shiraishi :p

    Messed up on Takahiro’s name.

  • June 10, 2009 at 2:56 pmVenire

    “Include actor name, anime series, and character name, please.”

    Oh, so you CAN’T identify voice actors after all.

  • June 10, 2009 at 3:10 pmSadman

    Does anyone know what the series was for 8. The lines that Takehito Koyasu said were hilarious

  • June 10, 2009 at 3:48 pmnapen

    1st one is Aya Hirano from Nijyuu-Mensou.

  • June 10, 2009 at 4:51 pmtoua

    I would be cool to get a video answer with the actual scenes :P

  • June 10, 2009 at 4:53 pmmichiko

    … the only one I knew was #4, Takahiro Sakurai, because I recognized it was the clip from Mononoke the moment after he said “zashiki-warashi” and then heard the sword click.


  • June 10, 2009 at 4:54 pmmichiko

    er… #4 Takahiro Sakurai from Mononoke as the Medicine Seller, I mean.

  • June 10, 2009 at 6:16 pmWEB

    I’m horrible at this.
    I recognize the voices, I just can’t tell you who they are.

    However, the background music from #11 makes me want to say it is from

  • June 10, 2009 at 6:26 pmmana

    the background music indicates that #11 definitely is from fma XD.
    #11 sounds like Psiren (Miho Shiraishi) ^^

  • June 10, 2009 at 8:13 pmMelchior

    1. Aya Hirano
    2. Chiwa Saito
    3. Kugimiya Rie
    4. Sakurai Takahiro
    5. Matsuoka Yuki
    6. Fumiko Orikasa
    7. Rie Tanaka
    8. Takehito Koyasu
    9. Romi Paku
    10. Tomoko Kawakami (you can tell from the way her words end)

    11. no idea

  • June 10, 2009 at 8:28 pmMooMooCow

    #7 Rie Tanaka as Sayara Yamanobe in Mnemosyne

  • June 10, 2009 at 9:01 pmFuruba

    1. Aya Hirano – Chiko, Daughter of 20 faces (Nijuu-mensou no musme)
    2. Shiraishi Ryouko – dunno what series… binbo… what series is she poor in? LOL … HAYATE NO GOTOKU? mentioned tama which is the tiger XD
    3. Kugimiya Rie – something about kouhai… gakuen alice? i never saw it D:
    4. Sakurai Takahiro – Mononoke?
    5. Matsuoka Yuki? – NO idea what series though. saying about death or killing… elfen lied? xD
    6. Fumiko Orikasa – have NOT seen enough comedy anime with her in it… only one i saw was Hyakko… but then she has a huge cast line… strawberry marshmallow…? T__T again, haven’t seen.
    7. Rie Tanaka – if only i understood what she was talking about LOL… so i’m guessing yandere like… not tomoe… sayara – mnemosyne?
    8. Takehito Koyasu – so distinctive yet i don’t know what anime … regios? though i doubt it. heh…. what’s with the stripping and shower??
    9. Romi Paku – as some ojou-sama in an anime i don’t know… lol… white album? lawl doubt it.
    10. Tomoko Kawakami – Amber, Darker than BLACK – damn i actually had to HUNT for that D:!!!! ty episode 25 @ 4.57 (XD!!!!)
    11. Miho Shiraishi – Psiren, fma

  • June 10, 2009 at 9:04 pmdivine

    With so many people that know their seiyuus, I guess there *was* an audience for all my blurps about seiyuus before! :)

  • June 10, 2009 at 9:42 pmRayestar Ikina

    Looks like there’s a consensus on Sakurai Takahiro. He’s my favorite voice actor, and I’m terrible at recognizing voices without looking them up first (I’m just nerdy like that?), so I would have been really disappointed if I hadn’t gotten that one right. XD And Takehito Koyasu is the only one, I believe, that I could pluck from memory without even thinking about it. Anyway, um… I want to stick something out there and guess that the first one is Yukana. :D

  • June 10, 2009 at 9:51 pmStargazer

    #8 is from Kaleido Star- Takehito Koyasu as Fool

  • June 10, 2009 at 10:06 pmPYROtechnic

    @Patrik – I think #11 was found out pretty easily because the soundtrack from the background sightly gave it away =P! Not that I recognised the voice but I was vaguely thinking FMA when I heard the OST!

  • June 10, 2009 at 10:28 pmFuruba

    @divine – i love posts when mentioning seiyuus 8D seiyuu otaku right here, lol. so yesh, of course there’s audience for you ;)

  • June 10, 2009 at 10:34 pmstormflux

    #2 is Saito Chiwa as Tama, the cat, from Kamichu! (he is taken over by the poverty god, that’s why people are confused xD)

  • June 10, 2009 at 11:31 pmleefan

    haha, yea, 11 is definitely from fma -> episode 10, approximately 15:30 – 16:00 into the episode
    btw, the bgm is track 20 in the first OST, titled Beaming Sunlight

  • June 10, 2009 at 11:49 pmTM

    Wow… people here have either really good ears or just watch a lot of anime lol XP
    Surprisingly I got #10 and #11 ^^” Only because… I finished Darker than Black only a week ago and I only finished watching the entire FMA series again recently -__-’

  • June 10, 2009 at 11:59 pmnaixil

    wow, this is really much harder than the 1st one. i could only identify 3 of them but only cos they have such distinct voices.

    4) Sakurai Takahiro
    7) Rie Tanaka
    8) Takehito Koyasu (my FAV!! i can recognize his voice anywhere. u really should use the ones he uses in comedies.)

  • June 11, 2009 at 12:09 amFuruba

    damn now that i listen again, i think #2 is Chiwa Saito. Shoot I was under influence of Hayate no Gotoku!!, Zettai Karen Children and Saki watching last night lolol. o well… it’s only one shot this thing isn’t it.

  • June 11, 2009 at 12:23 amewok

    1 – Hirano Aya?
    3 – Kugimiya Rie?
    so much for my skills at voice recognition…

  • June 11, 2009 at 3:01 amLyi

    Wow, I’m terrible at voice recognition >_<. I haven’t gotten anyone right…only managed to recognize some of the characters in the previous post.

  • June 11, 2009 at 6:33 amNami

    This one was harder, and more intresting. I’ve got 6 of them ;)

  • June 11, 2009 at 6:42 ammegalith

    Ohh… This ones harder than the first one. :(

  • June 11, 2009 at 8:29 amoutcast

    that azumanga dai-oh bit was a dead give away with the music playing.

  • June 11, 2009 at 10:10 amrobbydesu

    LOL This is so hard for me, since I can only recognize male seiyuus…and out of the 2 males, I only know

    4. Sakurai Takahiro


  • June 11, 2009 at 11:29 amKinny Riddle

    I only recognized:

    2 – Saito Chiwa – Bin-chan – Kamichu! – only because I instantly recongnized Bin-chan’s distinctive Hiroshima accent and him talking about misfortune, having watch Kamuchu some time ago.
    4 – Sakurai Takahiro
    8 – Koyasu Takehito
    10 – Tamura Yukari – only 60% sure

    Some said Kugimiya Rie for no. 3, but I must shamelessly admit that I could not pin-point her voice properly when she’s not doing her usual lolis or Alphonse Elric.

  • June 11, 2009 at 3:04 pmMatt


    1. Aya Hirano (No idea about show or chara)
    2. Chiwa Saito (Again, no idea about show or chara)?
    3. Ayako Kawasumi (Nono from Hitohira)?
    4. Takahiro Sakurai (Kusuriuri, Mononoke)
    5. Yuki Matsuoka (Osaka, Azumanga Daioh)
    6. Rie Kugimiya (No idea about show or chara. I just heard shrill loli and went straight to her)?
    7. Romi Paku (Lady Red, Kuroshitsuji)?
    8. Takehito Koyasu (Fool, Kaleido Star)?
    9. Aya Endo (Sheryl, Macross Frontier)?
    10. Yukari Tamura (Rika Furude, Higurashi)?… I will zetsubou-shita if I’m wrong T_T
    11. I have no idea.

  • June 11, 2009 at 3:45 pmKatapan

    Wow, congrats to the people who found #10! I have actually watched DtB, so that must be why it felt frustrating not to recognize the voice… yes, that’s Amber all right.

  • June 11, 2009 at 6:15 pmMatt


  • June 11, 2009 at 7:32 pmboku youna

    #11 Miho Shiraishi FTW! Do you guys know she acted as the epic jinkama-san in Densha Otoko also? Her voice is so sexy!

  • June 11, 2009 at 8:21 pmjcdshum

    the funny thing is…i think i can only reconize #11…from orginal FMA, episode 10, the nuse alchemist, ending part…

  • June 11, 2009 at 11:13 pmLinpau

    1) Aya Hirano (guessing)
    4) Takahiro Sakurai (sounds like…)
    7) Rie Tanaka (sounds like her Suigintou voice…)
    9) Romi Paku (sounds like from Kuroshitsuji…)
    11) Shiraishi Miho (Psiren from FMA!)

    Wow, this time it’s really hard. :P

  • June 12, 2009 at 12:19 amAngel Mercury

    Haha, #8 and #5 were the only ones I knew for sure. Between the voice and his mentioning of Showers, without understanding everything he said I knew #8 was Fool. I also recognized #5 as Orihime’s voice, though I’m not sure if that clip is actually from bleach. I recognize 4, 6, 7, 9, and 11, but not well enough to know who they are or what they’re from for sure.

  • June 12, 2009 at 1:13 amsul

    #2 Chiwa Saito (Bin-chan in Kamichu!)
    #6 Fumiko Orikasa (Miu Matsuoka in Ichigo Mashimaro)
    #10 Tomoko Kawakami (Amber in Darker than Black)

    these three are definitely sure…

    other guess:
    #1 Aya Hirano
    #3 Ryou Hirohashi or Kana Ueda
    (everybody guessing Kugimiya Rie? I can’t recognize her voice different from Shana,Louise,Nagi…)
    #7 Yuuko Kaida or Rie Tanaka
    #8 Takehito Koyasu
    #9 Romi Paku

  • June 12, 2009 at 4:57 amSperion

    This one is not easy > <
    i hope i get half of them right:
    1 Hirano Aya
    2 Saitou Chiwa
    3 Hirohashi Ryou
    4 Sakurai Takahiro
    5 Matsuoka Yuki
    6 Orikasa Fumiko
    7 Tanaka Rie
    8 Koyasu Takehito
    9 Paku Romi
    10 Kawakami Tomoko
    11 ???