Akira Ishida (石田 彰 Ishida Akira, born November 2, 1967) is a male seiyū born in Aichi, Japan.
He has been part of Mausu Promotion (formerly known as Ezaki Production. Named changed in 1990) since 1988. He is known in for voicing some very famous oddly effeminate male characters (including Fish Eye, Kaworu Nagisa, and Xellos)
Good friends and frequent co-stars with Hoshi Soichiro, Seki Tomokazu and Seki Toshihiko.
He has stated that he will no longer sing in public, including for anime concerts or CDs. His recent anime character songs thus feature him talking instead of singing over background music.
For his portrayal of Athrun Zala in Gundam Seed Destiny, Akira won the "Best Supporting Character (male)" award at the first "Seiyu Awards". In the same category, Soichiro Hoshi was also nominated for his role as Kira Yamato in the same series.
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