Monday, November 26, 2007

Seiyuus read Stories of the 12 Signs of the Zodiac

Twenty-four of Japan's top male and female voice actors will read stories of the twelve signs of the zodiac in a pair of new CDs.

DEARS 十二星座物語 Apollon Side
and DEARS 十二星座物語 Artemis Side will both come out on January 19. It seems like a good opportunity to hear the voices and styles of some of these top seiyuu all together. Each seiyuu will read a story about the sign they were born under.

The Apollon Side CD features the following male voice actors: Suwabe Junichi (Aries), Toriumi Kousuke (Taurus), Sakurai Takahiro (Gemini), Suyama Akio (Cancer), Taniyama Kishou (Leo), Takahashi Hiroki (Virgo), Sugita Tomokazu (Libra), Ishida Akira (Scorpio), Fukuyama Jun (Sagittarius), Sakihara Tetsuya (Capricorn), Kamiya Hiroshi (Aquarius), Morikubo Shoutarou (Pisces).

The Artemis Side CD features these female seiyuus: Shintani Ryouko (Aries), Satou Rina (Taurus), Kugimiya Rie (Gemini), Saitou Momoko (Cancer), Nabatame Hitomi (Leo), Gotou Yuuko (Virgo), Hirano Aya (Libra), Chihara Minori (Scorpio), Itou Shizuka (Sagittarius), Tanaka Rie (Capricorn), Mizuki Nana (Aquarius), Tamura Yukari (Pisces).

The same company has previously brought out "Tanaka Rie's Hundred Poems," featuring the great RieRie reading the famous Japanese poetry collection "A Hundred Poems by a Hundred Poets" 百人一首. The links at the bottom of this page are two samples of her reading poems. Don't miss them.

6 comments:

Emily said...

lol, all the Haruhi girls are in the Artemis side aren't they? Awesome.

Uwah, but no Koshimizu Ami or Kuwashima Houko D:

OMG Mizuki Nana is Aquarius like me! xD

Steph said...

As much as I like Shintani Ryouko, I was hoping Ayako Kawasumi would be doing Aries.*sniff*

Many thanks for the RieRie poetry clips!

j1m0ne said...

Aha! Yappari Chihara Minori for Scorpio - makes me happy since we share the same birthday ^_^

hashihime said...

I tend to be a rationalist, but when I see Taniyama Kishou and Nabatame Hitomi are both Leos, I begin to think there may be something in this astrology stuff. They seem to fit the type so well, with their sunny, dominant, larger-than-life personalities.

evilevilevil said...

I'm a Pisces - hurray for Yukarin! XD

Mei said...

I'm a Gemini \o/

Funny how Sugita and Hirano are both Libras.