The voice of several young men characters in anime, Nozomu Sasaki has been featured in anime for nearly two decades. The two types of roles he tends to play are young, socially awkward or conflicted teen boys or, in a few cases, villains and/or anti-heroes. He is not without range, however, his voice transforming perfectly into the personalites of the characters he plays. Of one type of role, he played characters such as Mackey Stingray, Hathaway Noa, and Julian Minci, young men whose life revolves around role models and the learning process. Similarly, his performance as Tetsuo in Akira was that of an outcast, even among his own group, leading to a lashing out to those around him when faced with a great change in him. The more on-edge, even somewhat psychotic characters he's played are in more recent years, taking up the role of the titular "monster", Johan Liebert, in Monster and the vicious anti-hero Mello in Death Note. In the former, he as a more of a quiet, subdued madness, whereas as Mello he's loud and arrogant. A medium between these two roles would be his performance as Olba Frost, a killer with a brother obsession.
Notable Roles: - Mackey Stingray in Bubblegum Crisis (1987) - Tetsuo Shima in Akira (1988) - Shin Mouri in Yoroiden Samurai Troopers (1988) - Hathaway Noa in Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (1988) - Julian Minci in Legend of the Galactic Heroes (1988) - Yusuke Uremeshi in Yu Yu Hakusho (1992) - Olba Frost in After War Gundam X (1996) - Johan Liebert in Monster (2004) - Mello in Death Note (2006)