Tower of God's Kenta Miyake on Rak's Unhesitating Mentality


Kenta Miyake is a thunderous presence each time he takes a task on in an anime. From All May in My Hero Academia, Muhammad Avdol in JoJo’s Weird Journey: Stardust Crusaders, and Scar in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Miyake actually brings his energy to a variety of characters he is performed. That is no completely different in Tower of God, the place Miyake performs Rak Wraithraiser, the tank of the celebration between Bam, Khun, and the remainder of the Tower’s candidates. Crunchyroll had an opportunity to ask Miyake some questions on taking part in the bombastic Rak, how voice appearing has modified over time, and extra! 

First, please inform us about the way you first turned a voice actor and why you wished to pursue voice appearing as a profession?

Once I was a scholar, there was a feminine voice actor I appreciated very a lot. I received into voice appearing as a result of I wished to carry out along with her.


Having been within the trade for over 20 years now, what modifications have you ever observed within the voice appearing course of? Has the method or know-how modified considerably?


There have been every kind of technological developments over the previous 20 years. Nevertheless, whatever the occasions, voice appearing is basically appearing in entrance of a microphone. This stance might be maintained regardless of how a lot know-how develops, so I do not really feel that I personally have modified a lot.

How did you get solid for Tower of God?

I auditioned and, as luck would have it, was chosen.

Rak from Tower of God

You voice a personality named Rak in Tower of God. May you inform us a bit about who he’s and why he needs to climb the tower?

To develop into stronger than everybody else. I consider that one level summarizes his character.

What do you assume is most attention-grabbing about Rak as a personality?

The characters showing in Tower of God carry doubts and troubles, however Rak has hardly any doubts. I discover that lack of doubt attention-grabbing.

Rak is a member of a reptile-like species. Was there something significantly difficult about voicing this type of non-human character?

Fortuitously, till now, I’ve voiced many characters who cannot be described as human, so I did not expertise a lot in the best way of technical difficulties. Nevertheless, I did wrestle with expressing Rak’s unhesitating mentality that is exhausting to hate regardless of his ferocity.

Rak from Tower of God

You could have a really spectacular variety of appearing roles throughout your profession. After portraying so many various characters, how do you method giving your new roles a singular persona?


I place probably the most significance on the response of the character my character is talking to. Their response, phrases, and actions inform me how my character is perceived on the earth of the work, so I construct my function round that.


Apart from anime, you’ve completed voice work for live-action films, together with appearing because the voice of Chris Hemsworth within the Japanese dub of Thor! What was that have like? How completely different was it than voicing anime or video video games?


The largest distinction is that in anime, the voice efficiency is constructed from scratch, however dubbing is predicated on an already accomplished efficiency.


Are there any memorable tales you may share with us about your expertise recording voices?

Whereas engaged on a sure mission, after concentrating an excessive amount of on my efficiency, I handed out from lack of oxygen whereas we had been recording. By the best way, it was the particular person taking part in my adversary who helped me after I collapsed (chuckle).

What’s your most memorable expertise with followers?

All of the encouragement I obtain from my followers who all the time help me is probably the most memorable.

Rak from Tower of God

If you happen to had been climbing the Tower, what would you be looking for as a purpose?

To be free of obstructive ideas.

Do you could have any recommendation for aspiring voice actors who wish to observe in your footsteps?

Earlier than worrying or hesitating, attempt giving a shout first.

Would you wish to share a message to worldwide followers of your voice work and followers of Tower of God?

Towards the backdrop of the straightforward state of affairs of climbing a tower, you will catch glimpses of the assorted human relationships of the assorted characters on this journey story. Take pleasure in some chocolate bars whilst you watch the present!!


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Take a look at our different interviews with Tower of God workers!

Soundtrack composer Kevin Penkin
Director Takashi Sano
Character designer Miho Tanino
Tower of God creator SIU





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