With the groundbreaking popularity of Tokyo Revengers anime, Ken Ryuguji, aka Draken, has emerged as the new fan-favorite character. His cold voice can bring a chill to anyone’s spine right through their screens. However, the same voice can magically turn out to be the most heartwarming one when he spends quality time with his friends. Such a versatile voice needed a talented voice actor, and that’s why the production company approached Tatsuhisa Suzuki.
Furthermore, he has played many other crucial anime characters over the years of his voice-acting career.
As you can guess from the title, it’s Tatsuhisa Suzuki’s birthday today. What’s better than cherishing this special day by embracing the roles he played. Here, we bring you a list of popular characters whom Suzuki voiced.
Ban (The Seven Deadly Sins)
I am starting this list with one of the most popular characters that Suzuki played. The King of Benwick, the husband of Elaine, the father of Lancelot, and the Sin of Greed, you out to be a prodigy when your voice is representing so many heavy titles all at once. Moreover, the Seven Deadly Sins became one of the faces of the shonen genre in recent years. His appearance can be scary, but he is someone who sacrificed his immortality for his love.
Voicing the main character is quite a responsibility, especially if the character is continuously engaged with one after another intense fight. As we know, fights in anime are nothing like we see anywhere else; each comes with heavy dialogues, flashback scenes, and explaining complicated techniques. Tatsuhisa Suzuki pulled that off pretty well while playing Ohma Tokita in the Kengan Ashura anime.
Anos Voldigod (The Misfit of Demon King Academy)
By now, you know how good Tatsuhisa Suzuki is in playing the main characters, and The Misfit of Demon King Academy is no exception. The anime takes us to a fantasy world where a war between humans and demons caused widespread turmoil and slaughtering. Being the first and most powerful Demon King, a lot depends on Anos’ actions.
Zenon is one of the three Dark Triad, who fought Captain William Vangeance and his entire Golden dawn squad single-handedly. He doesn’t seem to talk much, making it harder for Tatsuhisa Suzuki to portray this character perfectly with the limited screen time he had. Yet, Suzuki lived up to the challenge pretty well and won our hearts again.
Makoto Tachibana (Free!)
You will be very wrong if you think that action and fantasy are Suzuki’s only forte. He is pretty skilled in sports anime too, and his role as Makoto Tachibana in Free is the example that supports my claim. From being someone who was afraid of the ocean to overcoming this fear, voicing Makoto must have required a lot of hard work.
Kazunari Takao (Kuroko’s Basketball)
Kazunari Takao is another fan-favorite character that Suzuki played from the sports genre. He is a mirror image of Kuroko when it comes to passing but lacks his invisibility. To match Kuroko despite the skill gap, Kazunari is often seen resorting to his Hawk’s Eye, which is far superior to Seirin’s Izuki’s “Eagle’s Eye.”
Shiva (Record of Ragnarok)
Representing characters from mythologies can often get sensitive, especially if it’s Lord Shiva from Hindu mythology. The Record of Ragnarok anime takes us to a situation where the strongest warriors of the Earth’s history are made to fight the gods to prevent humanity from getting wiped out. The show was surely controversial at times, but there’s nothing that the voice actors can do about it.
If you are looking forward to one of Tatsuhisa Suzuki’s ongoing work, the Tesla Note can be the option for you. The anime revolves around Mission T, a secret mission to save the world. Kuruma teams up with another excellent spy, Botan Negoro to recover the legacy of the genius inventor Nikola Tesla.
Draken (Tokyo Revengers)
Last and certainly not least, the character that took Tatsuhisa Suzuki’s popularity to a whole new dimension. I don’t think Ken Ryuguji, aka, Draken, from Tokyo Revengers needs any introduction separately as I said quite a few words about him in the introduction. He is a one-man army all by himself. Be it Valhalla or Moebius; there’s no gang in the city who wouldn’t get scared by his name.