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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
10 game reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
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" 7.9
75 Star Ocean: Second Evolution (PSP) Jan 19, 2009 Voice (JP), Ashton Anchors / Voice (JP), Ashton Anchors 7.7
89 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (PS2) Apr 22, 2008 Minato Arisato (MC) / Minato Arisato (MC) 9.3
69 Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis (PS2) Apr 1, 2008 Voice - Vain Aureolus / Voice - Vain Aureolus 7.2
75 Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 (PS2) Mar 25, 2008 Sabaku No Gaara (JP) / Sabaku No Gaara (JP) 8.3
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 8.5
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