Tower of God's Nobuhiko Okamoto on Bringing a Poetic Voice to Khun


When you’re a fan of shonen anime, you have most probably heard Nobuhiko Okamoto’s explosive voice. From characters reminiscent of Bakugo Katsuki in My Hero Academia, Yuu Nishinoya in Haikyu!!, and Genya Shinazugawa in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Okamoto generally performs characters who like to move straight into the motion. However for Tower of God, Okamoto took a distinct strategy, the place he performs Khun Aguero Agnes, a strategist, and somebody who’s all the time considering three steps forward. Crunchyroll had an opportunity to ask Okamoto some questions on taking part in the blue-haired Gentle Bearer, how scary Rachel is, and extra! 

First, please inform us about the way you first grew to become a voice actor. Why did you wish to pursue this profession?


There are numerous causes, but it surely’s primarily as a result of I really like anime. I knew I needed to turn into a voice actor as a way to use my voice to specific all types of characters.


How did you get solid in Tower of God? 


By an audition.


You voice the character named Khun in Tower of God. How would you describe him as a personality?

He is a sensible character who does not belief individuals. After assembly the pure Bam, Khun himself begins to turn into purer.

Khun and Bam from Tower of God


Khun has fairly a deep backstory. How do you attempt to seize such a posh character in your efficiency?

I attempted to not communicate with others an excessive amount of for the primary episode. I hoped that by means of monologuing and talking musically or poetically I might categorical his coolness.


What was distinctive about your expertise engaged on Tower of God?

Greater than meticulously creating the delicate move of feelings, I attempted to make an impression with each phrase. Because the characters are principally combating, I targeted on expressing my character’s presence to the fullest in that state of affairs.


Are there any memorable tales you’ll be able to share with us through the interval of the voice recording of Tower of God?

Most likely how scary Rachel is. The weakest character had essentially the most humanity and was essentially the most scary. We obtain the script for the subsequent episode on the finish of a session. The second I learn it, I used to be excited for it.

Khun from Tower of God

When you had been climbing the Tower, what would you be in search of as a aim?

I consider I would climb it as a way to make my needs come true, however I doubt I would be capable of attain the highest, so I hope I would be capable of develop sufficient to keep away from dying.


Would you prefer to share a message to worldwide followers of Tower of God?


I am glad to have been capable of present the voice for a personality as charming as Khun. Please watch it again and again for its nice music and visuals. 

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




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