Saturday, January 28, 2012

Character Study-Itsuki

                    Itsuki is a great character. He seems to all to be a kiss-ass who blindly agrees with everything Suzumiya suggests, and rarely having a thought of his own. He also seems to be a kind, generous guy whose only fault is doing all that is asked of him, and more. This is not true. As the series goes on, it becomes increasingly easy to see that this is a facade, a mask, used to keep Haruhi happy. We can't tell much about his real self, but the little we've seen shows he really does love board games, but suck, and truly enjoy philosophy.

                  Itsuki is voiced by the great and almighty Johnny Yong Bosch. Bosch was the 2nd Black ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Vash in Trigun, Renton in Eureka 7, Lelouch in Code Geass, Rossiu in Gurren Lagann, and Izaya in Durarara!! He is a great voice actor, and his role here is now exception. He sounds like a guy acting in a play, which is really a great way to see Itsuki in his everyday life. There are small moments where you see the man underneath the role, and he does that well too. Overall, Itsuki is a cool character, and one of my favorites of Bosch's portfolio.

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