During lockdown, male seiyuu have been finding new ways to entertain their fans.
Due to the current state of emergency in Japan amid the Coronavirus outbreak, male seiyuu have been crafty in their ways to connect with their fans and let them know that they are okay.
Many have launched their own youtube channels, showing that your favorite seiyuu are just like most of us, passionate gamers.
Others have been challenging each other on social media as a way to uplift their fans as well as join in the fun while not being able to leave home.
Although the circumstances are not the best, male seiyuu have certainly been ensuring there is no shortage of entertaining content out there.
Haruhi Suzumiya dance challenge
Tomokazu Sugita took on the challenge set by Aya Hirano by dancing the choreography to Hare Hare Yukai, song featured on The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Sugita voiced Kyon in the anime series.
Hirano’s video went viral and Sugita’s followed, having already over 4 million views in his unique and “passionate” take on the choreography!
Fellow seiyuu and also cast member in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Minori Shiraishi also joined in the fun and challenged himself with a rather quirky take on the choreography.
At the same time, labelmates Mamoru Miyano, Shouta Aoi and Yuma Uchida, took it to their official social media to cheer up their fans with acoustic takes on their songs.
Mamoru Miyano performed an acoustic version of LIFE, song included in his recent single, Hikari Sasu Hou e.
Shouta Aoi did an acoustic version of Shake Shake! Together!, song included in his new single, BAD END.
Yuma Uchida revisited Bokura no Katachi, song featured on his debut single, NEW WORLD.
Kenichi Suzumura also joined in and release a short version of an original track titled, Rhythm.
Uta Tsunagi challenge
At the same time, male seiyuu have been challenging each other on social media in relay.
Kento Ito, Yoshiki Nakajima, Shunichi Toki, Kento Hama, Soma Saito, Koichi Yamadera, Yusuke Shirai, Shoya Chiba, Shouta Aoi, Tasuku Hatanaka, Shugo Nakamura, Junta Terashima and more have participated in the challenge going on to uplift their fans.
A note that the challenges below are in no specific order.
— 中島ヨシキ (@Yoshiki_n_626) April 9, 2020
— 白井悠介 (@shirai_universe) April 9, 2020
— 斉藤壮馬:[Official] (@SomaStaff) April 9, 2020
— 山寺宏一 (@yamachanoha) April 12, 2020
— 土岐 隼一 (@tokishunichi) April 28, 2020
— 濱健人 (@020762Kent) April 29, 2020
— 千葉 翔也 (@Shoya_Chiba) April 26, 2020
— 畠中祐 official (@tasuku_kenpro) April 22, 2020
— 寺島惇太 (@juntaterashima3) April 25, 2020
— 仲村 宗悟 (@ShugoAbc) April 5, 2020
— 蒼井翔太 (@shouta0811aoi) April 11, 2020
【 #うたつなぎ 】
今日とっしーさん @TossuiKUN からバトンを受け取り速攻で作りました！
— 木村昴 (@GiantSUBAru) April 7, 2020
SparQlew kicked off a series of videos of their members performing parts of their songs in acapella.
Recently, we compiled a wide array of variety shows, music, live shows, radio and games for your entertainment while in lockdown. Not only you have hours of incredibly cool content but you also directly support your favorite male seiyuu!
Check out our Ultimate Entertainment Guide for Male Seiyuu Fans!
Am I missing some of the challenges done by male seiyuu so far? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll update this article!
Last updated on 15/05/2020 – Added more SparQlew’s videos