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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka is from Obihiro in Hokkaido. Japan born on September 17 1986, and is a Japanese voice actor. He's now managed and represented by I'm Enterprise. He was awarded for Best New Actor at the 6th Seiyu Awards in 2012 and for Best Lead Actor at the 10th Seiyuu Awards in 2016. Although voicing many popular male roles in anime, his most iconic role is in the famous anime Sword Art Online as Kirito Kirigaya. Other iconic roles include Soma Yukihira in Shokugeki no Soma, Sora from No Game No Life, and Bell Cranel in Danmachi. The latest roles is voicing in another popular anime the Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) series

Voice Roles in Anime

Here is a brief list of some of the significant roles Yoshitsugu Matsuoka has had in anime series.

  • Inosuke Hashibira - Inosuke Hashibira (嘴平伊之助) is a Demon Slayer of the Demon Slayer Corps and one of the traveling companions of Tanjiro Kamado and a main protagonist in Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer) series. He was discovered to be the fifth winner of the Final Selection, and the first to make it up and down Fujikasane Mountain before the others. Inosuke is tempered very short and leaps into fights without hesitation, even attacking the box Nezuko hides inside after detecting a Demon inside. In the anime, during the Natagumo Arc, he has a big role in the fight against the Father Spider Demon. He likes to think that he is the best warrior in any situation, confronting most people he meets which tend to lead him into unnecessary danger.
  • Kaede Makabe - Kaede Makabe is a character in the anime Oreimo. He is a second year Chiba Benten High School student and a member of the Games Research Club at the school. He appears to be acting as an assistant to Gennosuke Miura, president of the club, and has once become the club representative on the day of recruitment for the school.
  • Freed Sellzen - Freed Sellzen was a frequent character in High School DxD. He was a rogue exorcist who first partners in Raynare's scheme with the Fallen Angels to snatch the Holy Gear of Asia. A young man with red eyes and short white hair. He was dressed in clerical robes as a priest, and often had a sinister smile on his face. He had a massive body like a Hydra, thick arms and legs with long fangs coming out of his mouth. He also had a single bat wing coming out of his back and an extra arm.
  • Kirito Kirigaya - The star of the central Sword Art Online show is Kirigaya Kazuto, raised as Narusaka Kazuto, and identified as Kirito in Sword Art Online(SAO), ALfheim Online(ALO), Gun Gale Online(GGO), and Project Alicization. Kirito was selected to be one of 1,000 beta testers for Sword Art Online's closed beta, the first ever Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game for the NerveGear, and later joined the game's official release. Then he became one of the 10,000 gamers stuck in Sword Art Online, where he stayed for the majority of the game as a solo character. At the beginning of the game and the beta-testing process, Kirito portrayed the appearance of his character as having the appearance of a genuinely good looking hero from some fantasy film, appearing significantly older than he actually was. His in-game height in the real world was equal to that of his height to prevent the extra height from hindering his moves.
  • Bell Cranel - Bell Cranel is the main protagonist of the popular anime, DanMachi. The Hestia Familia's main male narrator, and captain. He got the nickname Little Rookie after levelling to level 2. His title was changed to Rabbit Foot after he hit level 4. Bell is a small, white-haired man with red eyes, frequently likened to a bunny based on his face. As many female characters have found out throughout the plot he is deemed adorable. He is a kind, truthful, optimistic and modest boy who wants to be a hero like the ones he's been hearing about. He is intensely caring for the people around him, his familia, and especially his goddess, Hestia.
  • Soma Yukihira - The main protagonist in Shokugeki no Soma is Sōma Yukihira. He is the son of Jōichirō Yukihira, and the proud owner of Restaurant Yukihira, Tamako Yukihira. He is an alumnus of the 92nd Tōtsuki class, and a former Polar Star Dormitory resident. He is also a longtime Elite Ten Council 1st place. Sōma's primary outfit is his cooking uniform Restaurant Yukihira consisting of a black shirt with the restaurant's logo on the back and left chest area of his jacket. He wears a white apron around his stomach, while he prepares. He is an enthusiastic and positive boy with a constant drive to better his cooking, mostly because of his strong relationship and rivalry with Jōichirō Yukihira, his aunt.
  • Sora - Sora is the No Game No Life series main male lead, and the sly and cynical half of the family. Abandoned by his mother, Sora is, along with his step-sister, Shiro, a genius NEET hikikomori player with whom he forms Blank. While being a NEET and a shut-in, Sora is exceptionally friendly, optimistic, with infinite enthusiasm and manhood, not ashamed of interacting face to face with people, even when they steal. He is extremely manipulative so he terms that skills of persuasion and diplomacy.


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