The religious mystery-solving anime, Vatican Miracle Examiner, certainly stands apart from the other anime starting this summer anime season. The voice of its protagonist, Joseph Kou Hiraga, is Nobuhiko Okamoto—an award-winning Japanese voice actor who is of Christian faith himself. He sat down with us to talk a little about his thought process when playing his character and the work as a whole.
While it originally started as a small industry, voice acting has become a large part of the anime scene. English voice actors have their popularity within the anime fanbase in the West, but Japanese voice actors can be a selling point for an entire project. With hundreds of actors appearing in anime every year, it can be difficult to pick out just five that shined the most in one year. But that’s exactly what we’re going to do.