First Name: 杏里 (あんり)
Last Name: 勝 (かつ)
Birthdate: July 3, 1977
Blood type: A
Height: 177cm (5’8”)
Weight: 69kg (152 lbs.)
Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture Yokohama (born); Ootaku (raised)
Skills/Hobbies: Singing, composing songs, playing the guitar, bass and drums, 60s&70s rock music, movies, lure fishing, ramen, alcohol
Anri Katsu appeared on the industry scene in 2001, when Yuusuke Ito announced his retirement from voice acting. Through open auditions Katsu was chosen to replace him as the new voice of the character Takashi Akaboshi for GIZOKU, also joining its seiyuu unit G.I.zoku. The group disbanded a year later.
He studied voice acting with seiyuu Kazuhiko Inoue and B-Box Actors School, a training program through Genki Project. Anri Katsu’s debut anime was Spiral ~Suiri no Kizuna~ in 2002 as a random student.
At the end of 2005 the seiyuu band Ｒｅｖｏｌｖｅｒ was born, and Anri Katsu joined the first month of the New Year. The unit lasted only until Christmas 2006, and their final stage performance was called “White Night”. The final post on their official blog at Animate TV was written on 01.07.2007; the blog “Very Very Revolver” has recently been removed from the internet. The group did not release any albums. However, Katsu still remains good friends with the unit’s leader, seiyuu Norihisa Mori.
In 2010, Anri Katsu made his live-action movie debut in Daisuke Namikawa’s film Wonderful World. Soon after he was also featured in En -enishi- also with Daisuke Namikawa and seiyuu/singer Kishou Taniyama.
At present, he is the singer and lead guitarist for the indie rock band big fat duck. He is also a part of the seiyuu charity group Seiendan, and most of his current musical endeavors are as guitar/singer/songwriter to help support Japan after the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
Official Blog: http://ameblo.jp/anrikatsu
Official Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/bigfatduck4