TETSUYA KAKIHARA

Tetsuya “Kakki” Kakihara is a voice actor (seiyuu) of popular anime. He was born in Dusseldorf, Germany on December 24th 1982. He still loves anime despite his long stay in Germany. He then entered for a dubbing school in 2001 and started his debut as an extra in several anime series in 2003.

Kakki is known as Simon’s seiyuu in “Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann” (2007) and Natsu Dragneel in anime called “Fairy Tail” (2009). His achievement as “Best Male Newcomer/Rookie” in the first Seiyuu Awards in Japan was in 2007, for his work as a dubber for Yutaka Mikoto in “Princess Princess” (2007).

Not only that, Tetsuya Kakihara has dubbed a character in “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin” as Garma Zabi, “Garo: Honō no Kokuin” as Pepe, and in Kamen Rider Den-O Episode Red: Zero no Star Twinkle” as Piggy Imagin. His other experiences as a voice actor was not only for anime, but also for a video game character. Several game characters he has dubbed for was Jin Kisaragi and Hakumen from “Blazblue”, and Prompto from “Final Fantasy XV”.

Kakihara has talent in singing. He started his singing career in 2010 when he joined in Kiramune Label from Bandai Visual and Lantis. Through Kiramune, Kakki has released his first mini album entitled ‘Still on Journey”.

Tetsuya “Kakki” Kakihara adalah seorang pengisi suara (seiyuu) anime populer kelahiran Dusseldorf, Jerman pada 24 Desember 1982. Walaupun ia sempat lama tinggal di Jerman, tapi kecintaannya pada anime tidak pernah luntur. Ia pun masuk ke sekolah pengisi suara di tahun 2001 dan memulai debutnya sebagai figuran di beberapa serial anime di tahun 2003. Kakki dikenal sebagai seiyuu Simon di “Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann” (2007) dan Natsu Dragneel di anime “Fairy Tail” (2009). Pada tahun 2007, ia juga meraih penghargaan "Best Male Newcomer/ Rookie" dalam ajang Seiyuu Awards pertama di Jepang, sebagai pengisi suara karakter Yutaka Mikoto dalam anime “Princess Princess” (2007). Selain itu, Tetsuya Kakihara juga pernah mengisi suara karakter Garma Zabi di film “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin”, Pepe di “Garo: Honō no Kokuin,” dan Piggy Imagin di Kamen Rider Den-O Episode Red: Zero no Star Twinkle.” Selain itu, Kakki juga berpengalaman mengisi suara sebagai karakter video game. Beberapa diantaranya adalah Jin Kisaragi dan Hakumen dari game “Blazblue,” serta Prompto dari “Final Fantasy XV.” Kakihara juga memiliki bakat sebagai seorang penyanyi. Karir Kakki sebagai penyanyi dimulai pada tahun 2010 saat ia bergabung dalam label Kiramune dari Bandai Visual dan Lantis. Di bawah naungan Kiramune, Kakki merilis mini album pertamanya yang bertajuk “Still on Journey”.