Unlike Shinichiro Miki, Keiji Fujiwara’s voice usually sounds the same to me, but there’s just something about it that fits the characters he plays. I can easily recognize his voice whenever it comes up in an anime. Above is one of my favorite characters from Ao no Exorcist, Shiro Fujimoto. Guardian of the main character, Rin Okumura, and his brother, Yukio, Shiro is not someone you would want as an enemy. Shiro reminds me of another of Keiji Fujiwara’s roles, Holland Novak from Eureka Seven.
Holland is leader of Gekkostate, whose actions are tied directly to the fate of the world. Despite the gray hair, he’s actually quite young. At times I could almost hate him, but he definitely redeemed himself in the series. Another of Fujiwara’s roles comes from the anime that made me finally learn how to play Go, Hikaru no Go (something I’d put off for a long time).
Seiji Ogata is a character who moves in out of the story, much like many characters in the series. Ogata is one of the strongest players in the series, who at times acts as a mover of the story. Despite the lack of screen time, he definitely left an impression. Moving on, we have a role from the anime that has my favorite fight of all time: Hajime No Ippo.
Kimura is one of the main character’s sempai at a boxing gym. Kimura’s fights, like his friend Aoki, are never treated very seriously except in Kimura’s OVA. One of his newer roles is one I expect him to do well as: Leorio from Hunter x Hunter.
And finally there is the role I associate him most to, Maes Hughes from Fullmetal Alchemist.