Ryōhei Kimura (木村 良平 Kimura Ryōhei) is a Japanese voice actor who is best known for his roles as Ryouta Kise in Kuroko's Basketball, Bokuto Kōtarō in Haikyū!!series, Akira Takizawa in Eden of the East series, and Kaito Yashio in Robotics;Notes.
According to the Danganronpa V3 official blog, the choice of Kimura as Kaito's voice actor was completely centered around Kaito's image as a reliable older brother. Kimura was the one who surprised the voice director most because he was the only one who asked for the script to be sent digitally to his tablet, instead of getting a printed script like everyone else. Apparently, the reason for that is because Kimura tends to "get addicted to his characters", so the tablet makes it more convenient for him to keep reading his script 24/7.
In the official Artbook Character Profile, Kimura said that he was having fun to play a character like Kaito in a mystery-solving, full of suspicions story such as Danganronpa. He hoped that Kaito's presence can make everyone feels more comfortable in the story where you can find a bunch of other "monstrous" characters there. Despite yelling a lot during the recordings, he is glad to play a part in Danganronpa V3, but he openly stated that it's unfortunate for him that he can't play the game by himself unspoiled.
Work on Danganronpa
Kaito Momota 百田 解斗
|Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (Demo Version)||2016|
|Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony||2017|
Some of his credited roles include:
- English Wikipedia: Ryōhei Kimura
- Anime News Network: Ryohei KIMURA
- Behind the Voice Actors: Ryohei Kimura
- IMDB: Ryohei Kimura
- MyAnimeList: Ryouhei Kimura
- ↑ Official Blog Day 18.
- ↑ Official Artbook Character Profile: Translated by @Kaibutsushidousa on tumblr.