Daiki Yamashita is a Japanese voice actor who is best known for his role as Izuku Midoriya / Deku in the hit anime series, Boku no Hero Academia.
Yamashita, who was born on September 07, 1989, in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, voices in animated movies, series, video games, and even live-action films. He is represented by a Japanese talent agency, Arts Vision Incorporated.
Besides Deku, Yamashita’s notable characters include Yushiro in Demon Slayer, Skamichi Onoda in Yowamushi Pedal, and Narancia Ghirga in Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure: Golden Wind. Without further ado, let’s get to know more about Daiki.
Daiki Yamashita Began His Career in 2012
Daiki Yamashita began his voice acting career in 2012 after voicing one of the students in a Japanese visual novel, Little Busters!. The 31-year-old secured the role of Rekka Shirogane in Capcom‘s action video game, Giast Crusher after his successful audition in 2013.
Yamashita has voiced dozens of video game characters so far. Some of the notable characters are Rekka Shirogane, Prince Cynil Evan Ingrays, Sakuraba Ryouta, Deku, Hau, and Oda Nobukatsu.
Since then, he’s given voices to some of the famous characters in the anime industry. Furthermore, he also voiced Newt in the Japanese dubbing version of The Maze Runner movie series. To date, the actor has had 75 successful voicing credits under his name.
Daiki Voiced Deku in My Hero Academia
The 5 feet 1 inch tall Daiki Yamashita has been voicing the main character of the action-packed anime series, My Hero Academia AKA Boku No Hero Academia since it’s release in April 2016.
Anime fans worldwide seem to dig the anime, and it has been one of the fan’s favorite. So far, it has 90 episodes and has aired four seasons, with the fifth season scheduled to be released in April 2021.
The American voice actor, Justin Briner was the one who voiced Deku on the English version of Boku No Hero Academia. Here’s some info on Justin Briner, if you want to know more about him.
Working in The Pokemon Project
In 2019, Daiki Yamashita became a part of the Pokemon family after being cast for the new animated Pokemon series titled Pokemon Journeys: The Series. The show was released on November 17, 2019. He voices Goh, who is the new protagonist in the Pokemon franchise who aims to catch Mew someday.
While his voiced character Goh strives to catch the legendary pokemon one day, interestingly enough, Yamashita revealed his favorite Pokemon being Bulbasaur in an interview he gave in 2019.
From the very beginning, I loved Bulbasaur; I used to imitate its cry back when I was in elementary school.Daiki Yamashita’s favorite Pokémon.
So far, Pokemon Journey: The Series has 50 episodes and airs on TV Tokyo in Japan, while viewers can watch it on Netflix in the US and other parts of the world.
Active on Twitter; Inactive in the Rest
Daiki Yamashita has established himself as one of the prominent voice actors in the industry. But, despite his fame, he is not much active when it comes to social media. His only social media presence is on Twitter.
On his Twitter, the skillful actor posts things related to his work and other stuff. In spite of his celebrity status, it appears being in the limelight is something Daiki is not very affectionate about.
Daiki Yamashita’s Net Worth and Earnings
In his almost a decade long voice acting career, Daiki Yamashita has earned a considerable sum which might have garnered him a net worth of somewhere around $200,000.
Typically, an experienced voice actor receives $443 for a 30-minute anime episode. Given that Daiki voices world-renowned anime characters, he must surely make a lot of money than the standard rate.
If we look into it closely, Yamashita has over 90 voice roles in My Hero Academia. Similarly, he has 50 episodes in Pokemon. This means, for just the aforementioned anime, he might have earned around $62 thousand.
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