Akira Ishida

Biography: Akira Ishida is a great voice actor whom many people know in Japan.

In some of his signature roles (such as Xellos in Slayers and Hakkai in Saiyuki) he plays very charismatic characters with tremendous abilities who nevertheless prefer to remain in the background, deflecting attention from themselves to the other lead characters. His characters are often holders of deep secrets, and he manages to convey their emotional struggles in a very quiet but poignant way, complementing the talents of the artists who draw them.

In one of his more recent roles - the voice of Athrun Zala in Gundam Seed - his character is forced to fight against his best friend, Kira Yamato. Ishida's talent is shown as he voices the struggles of a man torn between fighting for a cause he believes in and protecting the people he has grown to care about. One of his best lines in the series is in Episode 11, when he tells his fiance, Lacus Klein, that "Nobody can enter the battlefield with a grin on
their face."

One of the most characteristic traits of Ishida's characters is that they often speak very politely, even in tense situations. This is often particularly humorous because it takes a great deal of time to say something in formal Japanese.

For his great voice acting skill as Athrun Zala in Gundam Seed Destiny, he won the "Best Supporting Character(male)" award at the first ever "Seiyu Awards".
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Akira Ishida's Scores

  • TV
  • Games
Highest Metascore: 89 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable
Lowest Metascore: 52 Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
23 game reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
80 Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (VITA) Sep 2, 2014 Japanese Voice: Byakuya Togami / Japanese Voice: Ultimate Imposter 8.6
71 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle (PS3) Apr 29, 2014 Voice: Vinegar Doppio 8.1
83 BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (PS3) Mar 25, 2014 Japanese Voice: Amane Nishiki 8.7
80 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (VITA) Feb 11, 2014 Japanese Voice: Byakuya Togami 8.1
77 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (PS3) Sep 10, 2013 Voice - Zexion 8.4
77 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (PS3) Mar 5, 2013 Japanese Voice: Gaara 7.8
tbd Final Fantasy Type-0 (PSP) Canceled Kazusa (VA) tbd
59 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact (PSP) Oct 18, 2011 Japanese Voice: Gaara / Japanese Voice: Gaara 6.8
76 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (PS3) Oct 19, 2010 Japanese Voice: Gaara / Japanese Voice: Gaara 8.2
64 Arc Rise Fantasia (WII) Jul 27, 2010 Japanese VA: Alf / Japanese VA: Alf 7.4
89 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable (PSP) Jul 6, 2010 Voice - MC / Voice - MC / Voice - Pharos / Voice - Pharos / Voice - Ryoji Mochizuki / Voice - Ryoji Mochizuki 9.1
75 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS) Sep 29, 2009 Voice: Zexion / Voice: Zexion 7.8
79 Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP) Aug 25, 2009 Japanese VA Of "Kuja" / Japanese VA Of "Kuja" / Japanese VA Of "Kuja" / Japanese VA Of "Kuja" 7.8
75 Star Ocean: Second Evolution (PSP) Jan 19, 2009 Voice (JP), Ashton Anchors / Voice (JP), Ashton Anchors 7.7
80 Naruto: The Broken Bond (X360) Nov 18, 2008 Voice: Gaara (Japanese) / Voice: Gaara (Japanese) 7.8
89 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (PS2) Apr 22, 2008 Minato Arisato (MC) / Minato Arisato (MC) 9.2
69 Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis (PS2) Apr 1, 2008 Voice - Vain Aureolus / Voice - Vain Aureolus 7.3
75 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 (PS2) Mar 25, 2008 Sabaku No Gaara (JP) / Sabaku No Gaara (JP) 8.4
52 Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 2 (PS2) Sep 4, 2007 Sabaku No Gaara (JP) / Sabaku No Gaara (JP) 7.0
87 Jeanne d'Arc (PSP) Aug 21, 2007 Roger (Japanese Voice) / Roger (Japanese Voice) 8.2
86 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 (PS2) Aug 14, 2007 Protagonist / Protagonist 8.6
70 Luminous Arc (DS) Aug 14, 2007 Alf (Voice) / Alf (Voice) 7.1
66 Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology (PSP) Jul 17, 2007 Rid Hershel / Rid Hershel 7.6
78 Tales of Destiny II (PS) Sep 10, 2001 Japanese Voice: Reid / Japanese Voice: Reid 8.2