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Why Tanjiro From Demon Slayer Sounds So Familiar

Anime fans know that it's pretty much inevitable to come across the same voice in different series, especially for those that prefer the dubbed versions. English voice actors have the tough job of recreating the emotions from the Japanese version, and it's a lot easier said than done. According to voice actor Sarah Natochenny, who voices Ash in "Pokemon," dubbing a scene into English has several moving parts. Not only does she have to interpret a scene to determine her character's emotions, but she also has to match her lines to the animated "mouth flap," or when the character's mouth moves, she told Vanity Fair. With all of this in mind, voice acting is no easy job, so it's not a surprise that animation studios tend to enlist voice actors to do several projects.

One voice actor anime fans may recognize is Zach Aguilar of "Demon Slayer" fame. He voices the series' main character, demon-slayer-in-training Tanjiro Kamado. Although "Demon Slayer" may be his most popular credit to date thanks to the history-making success of the film "Mugen Train," Aguilar has a number of other familiar voice acting credits under his belt, too.

Zack Aguilar is a cyborg in One Punch Man

Aguilar has just under 100 voice acting credits under his belt in a variety of anime series and video games, but a few stand out above the rest due to their popularity. For starters, Aguilar's first major role, and arguably his most popular next to "Demon Slayer," is in "One Punch Man." The series follows bald-headed Saitama, a "hero for fun" who has become bored with his superhero duties after training himself to defeat enemies in a single punch.

Eventually in Saitama's quest for a worthy opponent, he teams up with Genos, who Aguilar voices. Genos is a human-turned-cyborg with a mission of finding the cyborg who killed his family and destroyed his hometown. He studies under Saitama in the hopes of becoming a stronger hero and is oftentimes seen writing down Saitama's "words of wisdom" in his training diary, no matter how trivial the tidbit may be, according to Fandom. Aguilar voices Genos in Seasons 1 and 2, but fans are still hoping to see more of Genos if "One Punch Man" gets a Season 3.

Aguilar is a teen king in The Seven Deadly Sins

In addition to his "One Punch Man" role in 2015, Zach Aguilar also landed a role in the Netflix-licensed anime "The Seven Deadly Sins." The series is a twist on the Knights of the Round Table legend, with the knights representing the seven sins. The titular knights make up the most powerful band of the Holy Knights, but they disbanded after being accused of murdering the Great Holy Knight, a crime they did not commit. This left the opening the other Holy Knights needed to stage a coup to overthrow the Liones Kingdom. The series mainly follows the last princess of Liones, Elizabeth, who finds the leader of the Seven Deadly Sins, Meliodas, in the hopes of reuniting the sins to retake Liones.

Aguilar voices Arthur Pendragon, the young king of Camelot and owner of the hero sword the Excalibur, like the real legend. Arthur first appears in the series when he shows up to Liones with a band of knights wishing to see the king, but is shocked to find out that there's been a coup. He then devotes his efforts to helping the Seven Deadly Sins and Elizabeth in restoring Liones and ending the Holy War, according to Fandom.

Aguilar is a psychic high school student in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Lastly, one of Zach Aguilar's more notable roles is in the Netflix original anime, "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure." The series follows multiple generations of the Joestar family, who all possess some form of psychic powers. With each part or season, the story delves into the lives of a different family member who usually is nicknamed JoJo. With each time period, that generation of the Joestar family is tasked with defeating supernatural enemies using their psychic abilities.

Aguilar makes his debut as the voice of Koichi Hirose in the fourth part of the series, titled "Diamond is Unbreakable." Koichi is a first-year high school student who befriends Josuke, that era's "JoJo." Soon after, he becomes embroiled with Josuke's problems and helps his powerful friend protect their hometown from evil beings. Koichi even finds himself with his own psychic powers after being hit with a magical bow and arrow.