Nozomu Sasaki is a seiyu who was born January 25, 1967 in Hiroshima. He is a client of the seiyÅ« management firm, 81 Produce. In 1988, he voiced the well known character, Tetsuo Shima, in the movie, Akira, which was adapted from the manga of the same name. He also performed the role of Yusuke Urameshi in the popular anime adaptation of the manga YuYu Hakusho and returned to that role in video games for that franchise. He is sometimes mistaken for fellow seiyÅ« Nozomi Sasaki, whose name is written the same way. Sasaki has emerged the victor of the Seiyuu Grand Prix (in which votes were collected to compile a top ten list of voice actors) more times than any other voice actor.