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Hiro Shimono (下野 紘, Shimono Hiro), was born on April 21, 1980 in Tokyo, Japan. Shimono is a Japanese voice actor and singer affiliated with the voice talent agency I’m Enterprise. He has been active since 2001. Shimono Hiro is currently doing a streak of notable voice acting roles such as for Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) as Zenitsu Agatsuma, Connie Springer in Attack on Titan and Dabi in My Hero Academia. Also recently featuring for the anime film Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer): Mugen Train.

The roles Shimono voices often have are of a cruel or heated personality, sometimes the characters he plays are subject to abuse or tends to have an unwanted harem. In recent years, fans have seen Shimono diversify his roles a bit, leaning towards more ingenious and mysterious characters such as the role he played as Miyoshi in Joker Game, Kokichi Oma in New Danganronpa V3 and Dabi from My Hero Academia.

Hiro Shimono’s hobbies/skills consist of cooking, karaoke, sunbathing and the ability to improvise songs at request.


  • Name: Hiro Shimono (下野 紘, Shimono Hiro)
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: 21 April, 1980
  • Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
  • Active since: 2001
  • Agency: I’m Enterprise
  • Height: 167 cm (5 ft 6 in)

Zenitsu Agatsuma

Zenitsu Agatsuma from Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) is a fellow Demon Slayer and companion of main character Tanjiro Kamado and is one of the main protagonists of the anime series.

Zenitsu’s has a cowardly personality and is often very negative towards himself, such as claiming he will have short life due to the danger of being a Demon Slayer. A character who has low confidence to the point where he feels his is useless, but actually has strength and is capable of taking out Demons which even comes to his surprise. Even though Zenitsu is a character who shows a lot of weakness he has great motivations of living up to the expectations others set up for him and works his hardest when needed, his coward and second thought nature wash away whenever he’s in crucial situations.

Other Notable Animation Roles

Connie Springer
Connie Springer from Attack on Titans is an outgoing character who is sometimes irrational with his decisions, often finding himself making rushed decisions. He is a bit dense at times compared to others but always expresses what's on his mind and is a fun person in general goofing around with others every now and then. With character development Connie has strong motives and gains optimism throughout the series, he also shows a good persona of consistently caring for his comrades, friends and family offering great help to them.

Keima Katsuragi
Keima Katsuragi, the main protagonist of anime serios The World God Only Knows. Keima has a cold persona and is distant from reality, often shown to be unconcerned about surroundings. He is a very stubborn character, when it comes to gaming he is devoted to finishing the game no matter what, even if there is a bug in the game Keima will spend hours straight to finish the game.

Dabi from My Hero Academia is quite the mysterious character played by Hiro Shimono. He rarely shows any emotion, and has a very calm and collected character. Though, at times showing a bit of his insane, crude, violent nature but is definitely a cautious person who makes rational decisions. He is focused on his desire to destroy the superhuman society in My Hero Academia and plays a great role as one of the main and long term villains throughout the series.

Other Anime Features

Here is a list of Hiro Shimono’s most recent roles.


  • St. Joseph Adventures – John Paul Gay Baga
  • Ame-iro Cocoa – Aoi Tokura
  • Attack on Titan: Junior High – Connie Springer
  • Baby Steps Season 2 – Yukichi Fukasawa
  • Durarara!!×2 – Aoba Kuronuma
  • Etotama – Takeru Amato
  • Jitsu wa Watashi wa – Yūta Shimada
  • Junjou Romantica season 3 – Shiiba Mizuki
  • K: Return of Kings – Kotosaka, Ryuho Camo
  • Kamisama Kiss 2 – Yatori
  • Tokyo Ghoul √A – Naki
  • Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love Revolutions (Season 3) – Syo Kurusu


  • Berserk – Isidro
  • Days – Jiro Haibara
  • Joker Game – Miyoshi
  • Kamiwaza Wanda – Masato Kurosaki
  • Myriad Colors Phantom World – Haruhiko Ichijō
  • Norn9 – Senri Ichinose
  • Prince of Stride: Alternative – Ayumu Kadowaki
  • Servamp – Misono Arisuin
  • Scared Rider Xechs – Hiro Kurama
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 – Takuya Irei
  • Uta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE Legend Star (Season 4) – Syo Kurusu
  • WWW.Working!! – Takuya Kōno
  • Twin Star Exorcists – Tenma Unomiya


  • Attack on Titan Season 2 – Connie Springer
  • Berserk (Season 2) – Isidro
  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. – Jean Otus
  • Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation – Issa Kaburagi
  • Sakura Quest – Takashi Yamada
  • Tsurezure Children – Takao Yamane
  • Kaito x Ansa – Q Buster Head
  • Dive!! – Chikuwa, Takada
  • Restaurant to Another World – Sirius Alfade
  • My Hero Academia 2 – Dabi
  • Wake Up, Girls! Shin Shou – Kuniyoshi Ōta
  • Altair: A Record of Battles – Erbach


  • Attack on Titan Season 3 – Connie Springer
  • Tada Never Falls in Love - Gentarō Yamashita
  • Junji Ito Collection – Tōru Oshikiri,Kōta Kawai, Sugio
  • Yowamushi Pedal: Glory Line – Issa Kaburagi
  • Pop Team Epic — Popuko (episode 6-B)
  • Sword Gai — Marcus Lithos
  • Devils' Line — Shōta Akimura
  • My Hero Academia 3 — Dabi
  • Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan — Narration, Shinnosuk
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re — Naki
  • Dances with the Dragons — Īgī Dorie
  • Record of Grancrest War — Selge Constance
  • Gurazeni — Haruhiko
  • 100 Sleeping Princes and the Kingdom of Dreams - Schnee
  • Boarding School Juliet – Eigo Kohitsuji
  • Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu. – Tomo-kun


  • The Morose Mononokean II — Shihou
  • My Roommate Is a Cat — Atsushi Kawase
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba — Zenitsu Agatsuma
  • Hensuki: Are You Willing to Fall in Love with a Pervert, as Long as She's a Cutie? — Keiki Kiryū
  • Isekai Cheat Magician — Kasim
  • High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World — Elk
  • Special 7: Special Crime Investigation Unit — Seiji "Rookie" Nanatsuki
  • African Office Worker — Ōhashi (Toucan)
  • Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle — Afin
  • High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World — Elch


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