J Michael Tatum

J Michael Tatum

Date Of Birth: May 25, 1976

Popularity: 11th All Time, 13th This Week

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  • From 2010-2014 he hosted a podcast with Terri Doty called That Anime Show where they chat with other Funimation voice actors and answer questions sent by fans.

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Credits On BTVA: 236 Roles from 216 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]
Additional Voice Credits on BTVA: 3

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8000 Saiyans
said at 10:57 AM on Sat Jun 2 2018
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Happy belated birthday, J. Michael Tatum! One of my favorite Funimation voice actors.
said at 7:51 AM on Mon May 28 2018
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He voices a nice male with one of teh hottest voices. Tenya Iida.
EPA Deane
said at 7:54 AM on Sat May 26 2018
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Happy Birthday J Michael Tatum

It surprises me to think that One of the Most Confident and Charismatic Voice Actors working for Funimation used to Stutter as a Child.... That is difficult to Imagine for Me.....

Anyway.... He's A Fantastic Jack of all Trades and Hilarious at Convention Panels.

My Top 10 Favourite Favourite Roles from him are:

10. Dr. Gel (Space Dandy)
9. Eneru (One Piece)
8. Barry Bennington (Eureka Seven: AO)
7. Jiro Mochizuki (Black Blood Brothers)
6. Julius Will Kresnik (Tales of Xillia 2)
5. Wabisuke Jinnouchi (Summer Wars)
4. Kraft Lawrence (Spice and Wolf)
3. Sebastian Michaelis (Black Butler)
2. Kyoya Ootori (Ouran High School Host Club)
1. William (Romeo X Juliet)
said at 5:48 PM on Fri May 25 2018
Happy birthday.
said at 8:32 AM on Fri May 25 2018
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My top ten performances of J Michael Tatum:

1. Okabe Rintaro (Steins; Gate)
2. Sebastian (Black Butler)
3. France (Hetalia)
4. Tsukiyama (Tokyo Ghoul)
5. Kyoya Ootori (Ouran High School Host Club)
6. Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
7. Tenya Iida (My Hero Academia)
8. Jin Kirigi (Danganronpa 3; Despair Arc)
9. Tobias (Pokemon)
10. Rei Ryugazaki (Free!)
said at 6:19 PM on Fri Apr 6 2018
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I'm really looking forwards to his performance in Steins; Gate 0.
EPA Deane
said at 4:57 AM on Wed Feb 28 2018
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" My Kingdom for a Horse..... It's AMAZING What the Countryside does for My Writing!!"
said at 4:21 PM on Sun Jan 28 2018
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One of my favorites. Loved Tsukiyama and Kimi. I love hearing him in anime.
said at 2:21 PM on Sun Oct 15 2017
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My favorite voice from his is definitely Doctor from Black Cat.
It's an amazing anime that's terribly Under recognized. Definitely suggest it.
said at 8:30 PM on Fri Oct 6 2017
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J. Michael Tatum is one talented voice actor he great as Scar, Zarbon, Sir Hammerlock, Julius Will Kresnik, Tobias, Kazuomi Hirasawa, Magwald Xargin, Erwin Smith, Masaomi Heike, Ataru Kawahara, Rei Ryugazaki, Tenya Iida, Shiro, Loser, Rintaro Okabe, Shu Tsukiyama, and Sebastian Michaelis
said at 3:32 PM on Mon Oct 2 2017
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This guy is without a doubt one hell of an actor. He killed it as Sebastian,France, Tobias, Damion,Jin Kiriigi and Scar. However his script writing could use some work...
said at 7:29 PM on Mon Sep 4 2017
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I've always considered him to be a less energetic Troy Baker
said at 8:49 PM on Thu May 25 2017
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My Top 10 Favorite Voices of J. Michael Tatum (Update #2):

1) Sebastian Michaelis (Black Butler series)
2) Tenya Iida (My Hero Academia)
3) Kyoya Ootori (Ouran High School Host Club)
4) Erwin Smith (Attack on Titan series)
5) Tomoe (Kamisama Kiss series)
6) France (Hetalia series)
7) Jin Kirigiri (Danganronpa the Animation series)
8) Orion (Show By Rock!! #)
9) Noge (Sakura Quest)
10) Souza Samonji (Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru)
said at 8:33 PM on Thu May 25 2017
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Happy Birthday J. Michael Tatum!!!

He has a very cool deep, classy voice as Zarbon, Mira, and Eneru, and he is a good replacement for Dameon Clarke as Scar.

And his performance as Sir Hammerlock is hilarious.
said at 8:08 PM on Thu May 25 2017
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happy birthday, J. Michael Tatum!! voice as smooth a butter
said at 9:03 AM on Thu May 25 2017
Know where a real cowboy keeps his gun? His heart. Happy Birthday, J. Michael Tatum! The last time I've heard him was actually as Kiji Mitsuba; it's a treat to see him pull off voicing archetypes like that role, much as I hated his guts.
said at 4:47 AM on Thu May 25 2017
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Happy Birthday J. Michael Tatum!

My top 10 favourite roles of his are:

1.) Rintaro Okabe/Hououin Kyouma (Steins;Gate)
2.) Kyoya Otori (Ouran High School Host Club)
3.) Kraft Lawrence (Spice and Wolf)
4.) Issac Dian (Baccano)
5.) Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
6.) Tomoe (Kamisama Kiss)
7.) Dr. Gel (Space Dandy)
8.) Zarbon (Dragon Ball Z Kai)
9.) Tenya Iida (My Hero Academia)
10.) Giriko (Soul Eater)

I'm glad that at long last the Steins;Gate movie dub finally got released this year, haven't seen it yet but I definitely will at some point.

I did like his performance as Kiji Mitsuba in Nanbaka, not enough Tatum voices really flamboyant characters like this, worked out nicely from what I heard.
said at 6:43 AM on Fri May 25 2018
It's great hearing him again as Rintaro Okabe, Tenya Iida and Arthur Pendragon again.

Happy Birthday J. Michael Tatum!
said at 3:36 AM on Thu May 25 2017
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Happy Birthday J. Michael Tatum! Congrats on your Performance on CONfessionals! As well as My Hero Academia, Sakura Quest & Black Butler. Number #1
said at 9:54 AM on Fri Jan 27 2017
You're such a great VoiceActor! I'm so glad I came across you, because honestly you've helped me so much. In some cases I have only watched an anime because I saw that you had Voice Acted in it, but I ended up loving it! You're voice and your sassy attitude gives me life. Thank you, I admire you greatly!
said at 8:38 PM on Mon Nov 28 2016
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Congrats on 200 roles! When the inevitable Steins;Gate 0 anime comes around I NEED Tatum to reprise. Please.
said at 8:41 AM on Sun Nov 13 2016
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He plays Sebastian so well I think his whole life was just to play that role.
said at 2:34 PM on Sun Oct 30 2016
Man, I squealed like a little girl when I saw Tatum's name appear in RWBY - Volume # 4.
said at 3:03 PM on Fri Oct 28 2016
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Nice to hear that he's back for Mira, but i'm disappointed that he doesn't reprise for Zarbon, the better one in XenoVerse 2.
Jared Delgado
said at 12:48 PM on Sun Oct 2 2016
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Cool new pick for the awesome J. Michael Tatum.
said at 9:16 PM on Fri Aug 12 2016
I just noticed that J. Michael Tatum has the same birthday as me.
said at 11:08 AM on Sun Jul 17 2016
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Whenever I read up that he's the script writer for [add show here], I am aware that I'm going to learn new words, trying to figure out deep idioms and metaphors, and sit in total awe. No seriously not only does he have a godly voice, but he has a deep intellect on incredible literature and meanings behind them.
Yuna Adoshaime
said at 11:47 AM on Tue Jul 12 2016
I knew he was that god from Noragami Aragoto! I love his voice I could recognize it anywhere!
said at 10:05 AM on Thu May 26 2016
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My Top 10 Favorite Voices of J. Michael Tatum (Update #1)

1) Sebastian Michaels (Black Butler)
2) Kyoya Ootori (Ouran High School Host Club)
3) Loser (Dimension W)
4) Tomoe (Kamisama Kiss)
5) Tenyu Ilda (My Hero Academia)
6) Erwin Smith (Attack on Titan)
7) Arthur (Divine Gate)
8) Rintaro Okabe (Steins;Gate)
9) Nagi Springfield (Negima!?)
10) Atari Kawahara (D-Frag)
said at 7:16 AM on Thu May 26 2016
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Happy late Birthday, J Michael Tatum. His smooth, suave voice is always a pleasure to listen to. He's basically the Dallas Crispin Freeman.
said at 2:41 PM on Wed May 25 2016
Happy birthday Zarbon & Scar!!!
said at 1:39 PM on Wed May 25 2016
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Happy birthday Tatum, you legend.
said at 11:15 AM on Wed May 25 2016
Happy Birthday J. Michael Tatum! May the 1st of 40 turn into a Lucky Number!
said at 6:30 AM on Wed May 25 2016
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Happy birthday, J. Michael.
said at 6:25 AM on Wed May 25 2016
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Happy Birthday, J. Michael Tatum. You're a great VA with a healthy amount of likability. My favorite Tatum roles include Dr. Gel, Zarbon, Sebastian Michaelis, Dororo, Erwin Smith, Scar, Giriko, Saint Germain, Ryoji Kaji, Isaac Dian, and Nagi "Owl" Kengamine. I can't wait to hear more of this guy's Tenya Iida, too.
said at 3:09 AM on Wed May 25 2016
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Happy Birthday J. Michael Tatum!
said at 6:23 PM on Wed May 18 2016
honestly michael is my life
Shaun Ince
said at 10:31 PM on Tue Feb 23 2016
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One of my friends said that Tatum looks like The ANgry Video Game Nerd. Looking at his picture, I can totally see the resemblance.
said at 12:52 AM on Wed Feb 24 2016
@Shaun Ince yeah, he kind of does (I also find Spike Spencer to look a lot like James Arnold Taylor, and they even sound similar)
Joel the Pokekid
said at 4:44 PM on Wed Jan 20 2016
I always wanna call him Michael J. Tatum.
said at 6:45 PM on Wed Nov 4 2015
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I must say that I really like his voice for some reason. :)
Ciel Phantomhĭve
said at 2:40 AM on Sun Jan 17 2016
@Grell Grell What are you doing here? You should know I am on my honeymoon with sebastian.
Yuna Adoshaime
said at 11:48 AM on Tue Jul 12 2016
@Ciel PhantomhÄ­ve YES!!
said at 12:02 AM on Wed Oct 28 2015
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said at 11:03 PM on Sun Oct 18 2015
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Sir Hammerlock ^_^
said at 11:06 PM on Sun Sep 13 2015
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Julius Will Kresnik -_-
said at 9:50 PM on Tue Aug 4 2015
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The Crispin Freeman Of Texas...
said at 10:16 AM on Mon Jun 22 2015
I love all most all the anime that has J Michael Tatum in them. Those shows are the best with him as a voice character. You do amazing work J Michael Tatum. Keep up the great work.
said at 5:55 PM on Mon May 25 2015
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Oh Happy Birthday J. Michael Tatum the smooth voice of Zarbon and others.
said at 12:26 PM on Mon May 25 2015
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Happy Birthday J. Michael Tatum!

I think its safe to say that he is by far my favourite VA at FUNimation, why because he has such a cool voice that can work either at a light or deep pitch and he brings a lot of depth to his performances. He also has such great chemistry with whoever VA is voicing his characters love interest too.

My favourite roles of his include Rintaro Okabe/Hououin Kyouma, Isaac Dian, Kraft Lawrence, Kyoya Otori, Scar, Tomoe, Dr. Gel, Giriko, Zarbon, France and Sir Hammerlock. I also liked him as Erwin Smith, Simon, Torrey Plame and Yoshitsune Hououin.
said at 2:30 PM on Wed May 25 2016
Just recently He's been cast as Tenya Iida in My Hero Academia's Broadcast dub and I of course think this is an excellent casting choice, Iida fits into Michael's usual typecast of glasses wearing intellectuals, granted he isn't exactly a bishonen and he's a lot younger than most other roles he's voiced which is why I still think this casting choice works really well and still feels somewhat inspired.

I also loved his performances as Wabisuke Jinnouchi, Steven A. Starphase, Haruki Aritomi and Arthur Pendragon (who happens to also be voiced by Kaito Ishikawa in Japanese much like Iida).

also I can't wait for whenever Steins;Gate The Movie finally gets dubbed, just to hear him as Okabe/Hououin Kyouma once again, if it ever does happen.

Happy 40th Birthday J. Michael Tatum!
Jared Delgado
said at 8:01 AM on Mon May 25 2015
Happy Birthday, Michael! It's also my Mom's birthday!
said at 5:18 AM on Mon May 25 2015
My Top 10 Favorite Voices of J. Michael Tatum

1) Sebastian Michaels (Black Butler)
2) Kyoya Ootori (Ouran High School Host Club)
3) Rintaro Okabe (Steins;Gate)
4) Tomoe (Kamisama Kiss)
5) Dororo (Sgt. Frog)
6) Atari Kawahara (D-Frag)
7) Kraft Lawrence (Spice & Wolf)
8) Nagi Springfield (Negima!?)
9) Dred Grangil (Pokemon Best Wishes 1st Movie)
10) Ichii (Save Me Lollipop)
said at 4:53 AM on Mon May 25 2015
Happy Birthday J. Michael Tatum & Happy Memorial Day! Kyoya.
kisa tiger
said at 9:03 PM on Tue Apr 21 2015
Omg, im going to meet him for the third time and for his role in the pokemon movie. Going to order that movie before i see him in 94 more days!!!!
said at 6:10 AM on Thu Apr 9 2015
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love this guys voice acting especially in Steins;Gate and Spice and Wolf :D
said at 10:14 AM on Mon Dec 22 2014
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So J Michael Tatum voices Mira who also voices Zarbon. Interesting.
Mrs. Sutcliffe
said at 9:09 AM on Wed Dec 10 2014
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said at 4:52 AM on Tue Nov 11 2014
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Reeeeeeeeeeei Ryuugazaki! :D
Jared Delgado
said at 7:07 PM on Sun Sep 7 2014
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After seeing the clip on Youtube called "Weirdest Request by Fan with J. Michael Tatum", everyone should know that he makes a great comedian.
said at 4:44 PM on Wed Aug 13 2014
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I think J Michael Tatum may do a decent Meta Knight voice in Super Smash Bros. For Wii U/3DS.
said at 1:17 PM on Sun Sep 7 2014
@SteelEthlan Never thought of that, that'd be cool.
said at 7:34 PM on Sun May 25 2014
Happy Birthday, Scar!
said at 3:00 PM on Sun May 25 2014
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Happy Birthday J Michael Tatum you so rock and kickass as Rintaro, Scar, Tobias, Kyoya, Dr. Gel, Nagi, Zarbon, Ulyte Mesut, Dororo and France.
said at 12:31 AM on Sun May 25 2014
Happy B.Day J.M!
said at 11:50 PM on Mon May 12 2014
agggghhhhh... which character to chooooose... France or Erwin... NOOOOO... I hate these decisions....
said at 8:28 PM on Sat Apr 26 2014
I can't wait to hear his take on Kannazuki after realizing he plays France. Perfect for the role.
said at 6:13 AM on Fri Apr 25 2014
if he moves to LA i hope to hear him in some cartoon, animation, and video game roles. he also has the potential to voice characters like daredevil, mister fantastic, doctor doom, moon knight, and hercules(marvel)
EPA Deane
said at 4:41 AM on Sun May 27 2018
@spider-batmanx12 I imagine he would be Fantastic as Deadpool..... especially in some of his More Flirtatious Moments.....
said at 9:11 PM on Wed Apr 16 2014
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I literally cannot hear his voice without thinking "OMG ITS SEBASTION/KYOYA!!!" *fangirl attack* both were very well done roles. This man has single-handedly made many women's ovaries explode. Its a shame he's gay T-T
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 1:48 AM on Tue Sep 17 2013
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Looks like James Rolfe. I like James Rolfe.
said at 1:31 AM on Thu Jun 13 2013
Am I the only one who thinks that this guy sounds a bit like Liam O'Brien?
said at 11:25 PM on Thu Jun 13 2013
@WWEFAN12ization On Second thought I think he sounds like Billy Zane.
said at 11:56 PM on Thu Jun 13 2013
@mweloo You know now that you that you mention it he kinda does.
said at 11:54 PM on Thu Jun 6 2013
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Honestly, J. Michael Tatum is my favorite voice actor of all time. Too bad I have had the blessing of hearing all of his performances, but I love the moment when I hear a character's voice and instantly recognize him; Sebastian Michaelis, Kyoya Ootori, and Komui Lee. I love his deep and smooth voice; it makes the characters that he portrays incredibly attractive.
said at 11:56 PM on Sat May 25 2013
Happy Birthday!
said at 4:23 PM on Fri Feb 22 2013
Unbelievablely beautiful and distinctive voice. Even when he shifts it slightly to fit a character it can't fool you long. I even watch shows that I don't care for that much just to hear him. He makes any character he plays come alive. Could say more but it would just be rambling over the same ground. Would love to meet him and hear him in person.
said at 7:36 AM on Fri Dec 14 2012
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The guy is an incredible VA!! He has such a smooth deep voice that it just makes love to the ears of those who hear it. Then I was blown away when I heard Age, wow! even being out of his normal range he was amazing! And I hope he continues to entertain us all with that stunning voice for many more years to come!
said at 8:07 PM on Sun Sep 30 2012
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Only a matter of time he gets into the world prelay animation recording.
said at 4:53 PM on Mon Dec 3 2012
@akersaotome If he decides to move to LA where prelay animation work is much more common then yes its a possibility but finding prelay animation work in texas is practically nonexistent at this point.
said at 6:57 PM on Mon Dec 3 2012
@IAMTHEVASTUNIVERSE Vancouver's an option too, in case it slipped your mind.
said at 7:30 PM on Mon Dec 3 2012
@CatsTuxedo It didn't slip my mind I'm well aware of Vancouver's vast connections to prelay animation. It wasn't mentioned simply because most anime voice actors living in the United States end up moving to LA before Vancouver.
said at 8:40 PM on Wed Dec 5 2012
Would be virtually impossible for Tatum to do prelay in Vancouver due to getting a Canadian work visa and union issues. As for prelay states side, its possible in L.A if he wants to try, but realistically its going to be prelay in Texas for video games. The success of Borderlands 2, more domestic made "mainstream" games could be developed and recorded in Texas.
said at 8:02 PM on Thu Nov 7 2013
@akersaotome if he ever went or move to LA, I would love him to play characters like daredevil, matt Murdock, moon knight, batman, superman, mister fantastic, bruce banner, vindicator/guardian, sentry, and captain america
said at 6:58 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013

I actually thought of Tatum playing the role of Daredevil/Matt Murdock. Perhaps in a Marvel vs Capcom 4 video game if it ever sees the light of day.
said at 11:19 AM on Wed Apr 18 2012
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He did an excellent work voicing Eneru on One Piece
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Who's your favorite J Michael Tatum role? *
Sebastian Michaelis
31.0% (198 votes)
Kyoya Otori
12.5% (80 votes)
Rintaro Okabe
12.5% (80 votes)
5.5% (35 votes)
5.0% (32 votes)
4.7% (30 votes)
Kraft Lawrence
3.8% (24 votes)
Tenya Iida
3.0% (19 votes)
Isaac Dian
2.7% (17 votes)
Erwin Smith
2.5% (16 votes)
2.0% (13 votes)
Rei Ryugazaki
2.0% (13 votes)
Shu Tsukiyama
1.9% (12 votes)
1.6% (10 votes)
Komui Lee
1.3% (8 votes)
Nagi Kengamine / Owl
0.9% (6 votes)
Julius Will Kresnik
0.6% (4 votes)
0.6% (4 votes)
Masumi Nishijima
0.5% (3 votes)
Dr. Gel
0.5% (3 votes)
Sir Hammerlock
0.3% (2 votes)
Tobias (Sinnoh)
0.3% (2 votes)
0.3% (2 votes)
0.3% (2 votes)
Soichiro Mikuni
0.3% (2 votes)
Keisei Tagami
0.3% (2 votes)
Kyouhei Kannazuki
0.3% (2 votes)
Takeda Ikki
0.3% (2 votes)
0.3% (2 votes)
Jin Kirigiri
0.2% (1 vote)
Kiji Mitsuba
0.2% (1 vote)
0.2% (1 vote)
0.2% (1 vote)
0.2% (1 vote)
Ataru Kawahara
0.2% (1 vote)
Ryoji Kaji
0.2% (1 vote)
Shizuka Doumeki
0.2% (1 vote)
Ryosuke Takahashi
0.2% (1 vote)
Lord Nesta
0.2% (1 vote)
Steven A. Starphase
0.2% (1 vote)
Seishiro Kirishiki
0.2% (1 vote)
Lin Koujo
0.2% (1 vote)
0.2% (1 vote)
639 Total Votes
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