A Religious Shrine for Voice Actors

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This month in Tokyo, a voice actor museum opened. It claims to be the first of its kind. It houses anime scripts and various memorabilia. But the most interesting part of the museum is a Shinto shrine dedicated to voice actors.

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In Japan, voice actors (seiyuu) also release pop music albums, write books, and some of them are quite well-known. When a famous voice actor dies, it’s national news.

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[Photo: Kai-You]

Website Kai-You visited the Seiyuu Museum, which doesn’t allow photos. If you are thinking of visiting, these pics should give you an idea of what to expect.

Illustration for article titled A Religious Shrine for Voice Actors

[Photo: Kai-You]

The Voice Actor Shrine houses a Sony mic that over six thousand voice actors used at Half HP Studio.

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Illustration for article titled A Religious Shrine for Voice Actors

[Photo: Kai-You]

For those hoping to visit, you can find directions here.

Top photo: Kai-You

To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter@Brian_Ashcraft.

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