Yoshitsugu Matsuako (SAO's Kirito) is Everywhere!


For some strange reason, Yoshitsugu Matsuako (松岡 禎丞) is in almost every recent anime as a main character ever since he made his popular debut in Sword Art Online as Kirito. The main problem about that is his voice makes certain main male characters sound like "Kirito" or "Sword Art Online-fied".

Bell from Dungeon (left) and Souma from Shokugeki no Souma (right)

As an example in this season's Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru no Daro ka? (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?), he makes the male lead (Bell Cranel) sound like Kirito himself besides having actual similarities like being solo adventurers and speed style (which I mentioned on my episodic impressions). Also he's the male lead (Souma) in another current season's anime called Shokugeki no Souma and makes that character sound like Kirito as well, somewhat.

However I'll applause Yoshitsugu for not controlling his voice to be similar as Kirito's (or at least I haven't noticed it) in other anime as the male lead in No Game No Life, Absolute Duo and perhaps more. Now as for my conclusion, will Yoshitsugu Matsuako get the main male characters in certain anime throughout the anime industry as "Kirito generic" over time?
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