Nobutoshi Canna

Nobutoshi Canna


6/10/1968, Tokyo, Japan

Birth Name

Nobutoshi Hayashi


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Born as Nobutoshi Hayashi, Canna is a Japanese seiyuu, or voice actor, and has also done some singing work in the J-Pop field. Hayashi made his debut as a seiyuu playing the role of Prince Frank on the anime, Dragon Warrior. Since, he has played many notable roles…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Nobutoshi has dubbed characters in several American works including his role as Red Pollard in the movie Seabiscuit, Randy in the movie Scream, Chase Edmonds in season 3 of the series 24 and Johnny Storm / Human Torch in the movie Fantastic 4.

    • Some of Nobutoshi's hobbies includes composing music, writing lyrics, playing the guitar and swimming.

    • In the June 2004 issue of Animage magazine, Nobutoshi placed #10 in the category of "top 10 Favorite Seiyuu" from the 26th annual Animage readers' poll.

    • On the TV anime Project ARMS: The 2nd Chapter, Nobutoshi performed the 2nd ending theme "Owaranai Yume no Nakade" along with other cast members of the show. This song ended episodes #15-26.

    • Nobutoshi has voiced characters in several CD dramas including Kaze & Poshpocket in Final Fantasy: Unlimited After 2 & Final Fantasy: Unlimited Before, Leon Cougar in Susume! Super Angels! & Dennou Sentai Voogie's Angel, Kobayashi Shogo in Hiza no Ue no Partner and Yousuke Mikimoto in Kamaitachi no yoru.

    • In the 2 episode OVA Sotsugyou M: Oretachi no Carnival, Nobutoshi performed the ending theme "Heart wa Koukiatsu" along with fellow seiyuu Hikaru Midorikawa, Hideo Ishikawa, Daisuke Sakaguchi and Ryoutarou Okiayu.

    • On April 5, 1995, Nobutoshi released his very first solo album DRIVE under the recording label, Japan Hazama Noboru. This CD contains 10 tracks.

      Other Solo Albums released:

      42.195 - released May 25, 1997 (Warner Music
      Born - released April 25, 1998 (Warner Music)

    • Nobutoshi has worked alongside fellow seiyuu Toshiyuki Morikawa in five different projects in which the individual characters they voiced are either friends or in rivalry with each other.

    • In the 8 episode OVA Angelique: Twin Collection, Nobutoshi performed the 2nd opening theme "Kimi no Tame ni Koko ni Iru" as Randy, the character he voices on the show.

    • Nobutoshi has voiced several characters in Japanese video games including Knuckles in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Maxi in the Soul Calibur series, Axel Armar in Super Robot Wars Original Generations, Randy in the Angelique series and Takuya in Persona 3.

    • Nobutoshi has appeared in numerous popular Japanese magazines in which he has done interviews, reports, articles and photoshoots. Some such magazines includes several editions of Animedia, Voice Animage, Seiyuu Grand Prix, Dengeki Animation Magazine and Ani Raji Grand Prix, along with several others.

    • Nobutoshi has made a guest appearances at numerous special events such as the "Valentine Aid 1995" on February 11, 1995; the "Game Music Festival" on September 15, 1995; the "Voice Festival 2000" on October 2-3, 1999; the "TBS Anime Festa 2003" on August 9-10, 2003 and the "Neo Romance Live 2005 Winter" on December 10-11, 2005; along with several others.

    • Nobutoshi is part of a 5-person group called E.M.U. (Entertainment Music Unit). The other members of this group includes Daisuke Sakaguchi, Hikaru Midorikawa, Hideo Ishikawa, and Ryoutarou Okiayu. They are all voice actors in the game Sotsugyou M. Under the music label Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd., E.M.U. has released 3 albums.

      Albums released:

      Girl (album)
      = (Equal) (mini album)
      Smile A Go Go (album)

    • Canna is employed under the talent agency, Aoni Production.

    • Canna stands in at 170 centimeters (5 feet, 7 inches) tall, weighs approximately 66 kilograms (146 lbs) and has a shoe size of 25.5 centimeters (7½ in mens).

    • Nabutoshi's original name was Nobutoshi Hayashi. He later changed it to Nobutoshi Canna in December 1999.

    • He has voiced characters in over 111 different TV anime, OVAs and anime movies.

    • He shares the same birthday with Yûsuke Numata.

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