Christopher Edwin Niosi
December 31, 1988
Northport, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||School of Visual Arts|
|Occupation||Animator, producer, voice actor|
|Relatives||Alison Fanelli (sister)|
His voice-work includes Arataka Reigen in Mob Psycho 100, Dezel in Tales of Zestiria, Khoury and others in the Pokémon series, Ernesto and others in OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes, Pegasus in the Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon and Therion and Mattias in Octopath Traveler.
Niosi began making numerous animations for Newgrounds under the name "Kirbopher" in 2004, mostly making Nintendo-based parodies. His first professional animation job was for Eduware providing character design, animation and voices. He has also worked as an animator for the video games A Hat in Time, Skullgirls and Cryamore.
Terrain of Magical ExpertiseEdit
Niosi is the co-creator of the project Terrain of Magical Expertise, also known as TOME, alongside artist Mike Luckas. The web series is known for its inclusion of several YouTube personalities and voice actors such as Yuri Lowenthal and Kyle Hebert. The series' concept was based on their experiences role-playing on internet forums. The series was eventually crowdfunded through GoFundMe to produce the remaining duration. The majority of the animation services were provided by Niosi himself, along with several guest animators and production assistants. TOME was first released on Newgrounds on November 11, 2011, and ran for fifteen episodes and nine shorts. The final episode released on July 7, 2015, while the final short released on November 11, 2016.
On September 30, 2017, a Kickstarter for a video game adaption was launched. The game features a customizable avatar known as the White Hat Hacker joining the established characters. The campaign was fully funded on November 4, 2017, successfully funding $111,162.63 The game is produced by NEO-C Productions LLC., (a company in association with Niosi) with Niosi serving as the director, lead designer and character animator of the game.
In 2014, he began voicing several anime characters, such as Yujiro Hattori in Bakuman, Taira in Queen's Blade Rebellion, and Dezel in Tales of Zestiria. In 2016, Niosi voiced Arataka Reigen from Mob Psycho 100. In 2017, he was announced as the voice of Pegasus for the Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon SuperS.
In 2016, Niosi became a series regular in Cartoon Network's OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes, which started airing on August 1, 2017; he voiced characters such as Nick Army, Neil, Pird, Ernesto. These roles eventually lead Niosi to join SAG-AFTRA during a union strike. and be represented by Arlene Thornton & Associates. In 2018, Niosi was cast as Therion and Mattias in Octopath Traveler. In 2019, he was cast as the male version of player character Byleth in Fire Emblem: Three Houses and the mobile spin-off Fire Emblem Heroes, but was recast following a breach of a non-disclosure agreement by Niosi prior to the game's release.
In response to Tumblr and Twitter callout posts, on July 18, 2019, Niosi made a post on his Tumblr account revealing that he had been emotionally abusing colleagues, family and partners for over a decade. Niosi's post highlighted specific instances of abuse for which he issued public apologies. In response to one of these incidents where Niosi violated a non-disclosure agreement about his role as Byleth in the Fire Emblem series while bragging to his ex-partner Liz Losey, Nintendo recast him with Zach Aguilar in Fire Emblem Heroes and Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Niosi's credit was removed from Heroes as of July 25, 2019, and the distribution of the character was delayed. Aguilar would continue to portray the character in the 2018 crossover fighting game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
|2011[a]–15||TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise||Kirbopher / Zetto||Also creator, animator and writer|||
|2017–19||OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes||Nick Army, Pird, Ernesto, Neil, others|||
|2009||Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles||Khoury|
|2015||Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea||Lord Uroko|
|2015||Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin||Garma Zabi|
|2016||Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans||Savarin Canele|
|2016||Tales of Zestiria the X||Dezel|||
|2016||The Asterisk War||Wernher|
|2016||Sailor Moon SuperS||Pegasus||Press|
|2016–present||Mob Psycho 100||Arataka Reigen|||
|2017||Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga||Susumu Yunokawa|
|2017||Fate/Apocrypha||Lancer of Red / Karna|
|2018||Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World||Julius Euclius|
|2018||Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan||Shirota|||
|2019||Dragon Ball Super||Zircor|||
|2019||Sword Art Online: Alicization||Volo|||
|2017||Napping Princess||Morio Sawatari|
|2018||Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters||Haruo Sakaki|
|2018||Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle|
|2019||Godzilla: The Planet Eater|
|2010–13||Jisei series||Mikolaj Gurski|||
|2011||The EDUGame||Various||Also animator||Press, website|
|2012||Dust: An Elysian Tail||Moonblood Soldiers|
|2014||Smite||K-9 Anubis, Riftshaker Janus, Captain Quick Mercury|
|2017||A Hat in Time||N/A||Animator and voice director||Website|
|2018||Octopath Traveler||Therion, Mattias|||
|2018||CREED: Rise to Glory||N/A||Voice director|||
|2018||MapleStory 2||Lennon, Rolling Thunder, Bobby, Jorge, Springer, Kakalp, MK 52, 50 Meso|||
|2019||YIIK: A Postmodern RPG||Alex Eggleston|||
|2019||Death end re;Quest||Arata Mizunashi|||
|2019||Fire Emblem: Three Houses||Byleth (male)||Version 1.0.1 and earlier; replaced with Zach Aguilar from version 1.0.2 onward|||
- Release date on YouTube
- Christopher Niosi (December 31, 2016). "Kirb's Birthday/New Years Commission Stream!". Retrieved August 20, 2018 – via YouTube.
- "Mob Psycho 100's English Dub Stars Kyle McCarley, Chris Niosi – News". Anime News Network. December 9, 2016. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
- "Anime NYC Interview: Fighting for Love and Justice – Talking with the "Sailor Moon" English Voice Cast". November 28, 2017. Missing or empty
- "English Voice Actors and Cast - Octopath Traveler". Shacknews.
- "Game of the Year: Newgrounds". Geek.com. May 16, 2017. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
- Oliver, Amy, ed. (December 2013). "Long Island born animation artist Chris Niosi". Aces. Long Island. p. 15 – via Calameo.
- "Chris Niosi on Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
- Christopher Niosi (October 7, 2014). "TOME Episode 12: Secret of the Netkings by Chris Niosi". Retrieved August 20, 2018 – via YouTube.
- Niosi, Christopher (November 11, 2011). "TOME Episode 1: You've Gotta Virus by Chris Niosi".
- "'Terrain Of Magical Expertise' Kickstarter Funded In 48 Hours; Stretch Goals Revealed". October 4, 2017.
- Niosi, Christopher (May 10, 2014). "My experience in Voiceover – Kirblog 5/10/14". Youtube. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
- "ComicsVerse talks to Kyle McCarley and Chris Niosi about Mob Psycho 100 at Anime NYC 2017 - ComicsVerse". December 26, 2017.
- "Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 Announced - ComicsVerse". March 19, 2018.
- Inc., Otakorp. "Otakon welcomes animation artist, creator, & voice actor CHRIS NIOSI – News & Announcements". Otakon®. Webmaster. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
- "Welcome to Arlene Thornton Agency". Arlenethornton.com. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
- "English Voice Actors and Cast - Octopath Traveler". Shacknews. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
- Theriault, Donald (July 26, 2019). "Voice Actor Of Fire Emblem Three Houses Male Avatar Recast". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
- Khan, Imran (July 26, 2019). "Nintendo Replaces Fire Emblem Three Houses Protagonist Voice Actor Amid Sexual Assault Allegations". Game Informer.
- McFerren, Damian (July 26, 2019). "Fire Emblem Voice Actor Gets Credit Removed Following Admissions Of Abuse". Nintendo Life. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
- Little Kuriboh (December 7, 2015). "We're Still Here #34 - Chris Niosi - Storytelling/Being a Good Person". Retrieved September 24, 2018 – via YouTube.
- Niosi, Christopher (January 1, 2015). "You've Gotta Virus". TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise. Episode 1. Event occurs at Closing credits. Retrieved August 17, 2018 – via YouTube.
- Niosi, Christopher (December 20, 2014). "The Infiltration Mission". TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise. Episode 13. Event occurs at 24m35s (closing credits) – via YouTube.
- Cartoon Network Tumblrs:
- cartoonnetwork (July 8, 2017). "OK K.O.! — Name: Nick Army Age: Adult Hero Level: 4". Ok-ko.tumblr.com. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
- cartoonnetwork (July 4, 2017). "OK K.O.! â€" Name: Neil Age: Young Adult Hero Level: 4". Ok-ko.tumblr.com. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
- Jones-Quartey, Ian. "OK K.O.! — Name: Ernesto Age: Robo-Adult Hero Level: -5..." OK K.O.! — Tumblr Page. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
- Jones-Quartey, Ian. "OK K.O.! — Name: Pird Age: Fledgling Hero Level: 0 Species:..." OK K.O.! — Tumblr Page. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
- "Christopher Niosi - 30 Character Images". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
- "Announcement: Chris Niosi (@kirbopher) will voice Pegasus in the English dub of #SailorMoon SuperS! #SDCC2017 #MoonPanelpic.twitter.com/l9gv76JHVc". July 22, 2017.
- "Mob Psycho 100 English Dub Premiere + Cast Announcement". Funimation Blog. December 9, 2016. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
- Niosi, Chris (February 1, 2018). "I'm happy to announce that I play DAaaark Magician in Attack Mode!! #Kakegurui". @Kirbopher. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
- "Mr. Osomatsu Anime's English Dub Casts Matsuno Sextuplets". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
- "Hear Me in Food Fantasy, Octopath Traveler, Dragon Pilot & Osomatsu!". September 29, 2018 – via YouTube.
- Niosi, Chris (March 24, 2019). "Last night, a small dream of mine came true. I had the incredible honor of getting to cameo on Dragon Ball Super, voicing one of the fighters from Universe 10, "Zircor". Massively thankful I got to be a tiny part of one of my favorite childhood shows".
- Caitlin (April 2, 2019). "These two episodes who voices them from Sword Art Online Season 3". @Kitsunes96. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
- Phillips, Kyle (July 8, 2019). "#FairyTail #SimulDub ep 313 is a special one! Irene tells her backstory, including where she got the name Belserion (a dragon by that name, voiced by #PhilParsons). We also meet Erza's father, General Rung, voiced by special guest @Kirbopher!". @KylePhillipsFUN. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
- "Jisei: A supernatural murder mystery visual novel by sakevisual". Sakevisual.com. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
- The EduGame! - Chris Niosi, 2018
- Reverge Labs. Skullgirls. Marvelous. Scene: Closing credits, 1m2s, Animation Contractor.
- Niosi, Chris (2012). "Kirb's Rumblin' N Tumblin'". Retrieved August 20, 2018 – via Tumblr.
Ms. Fortune’s Dashing Heavy Punch. I’m remembering now that the Crouching Block was the first bit of animation I did for Ms. Fortune and this move was the last bit I worked on before moving to Painwheel. This WAS the first time I witnessed how um…bloody, her moves can be. When her first gameplay video came out, I was shocked!
- Niosi, Chris (2012). "Tumblr post". Retrieved August 20, 2018 – via Tumblr.
Here it is, everyone’s favorite (and mine)! The rough animation for Ms. Fortune’s victory. Ms. Fortune’s the toughest opponent in the game, but I can never be mad when I lose to her, because she always congratulates herself as displayed.
- "A Hat in Time - Chris Niosi" Check
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- Gears for Breakfast. A Hat In Time. Gears for Breakfast. Scene: Closing credits, 1m3s in.
- Tucker, Kevin (July 13, 2018). "English Voice Actors and Cast – Octopath Traveler". Shacknews.
- Niosi, Chris (September 25, 2018). "I had the esteemed pleasure of getting to voice direct this game...and yes, I did indeed get to work with th man himself, MBJ. Huge honor".
- Niosi, Chris (October 23, 2018). "Hey I forgot to mention, I voice a bunch of characters in Maplestory 2! @PlayMaple2 - You can hear me as "Lennon", "Rolling Thunder" and about 7 other dudes! If you're playing, lemme know if you find any clips of me voice!pic.twitter.com/1abOAThYmM".
- Niosi, Chris (October 26, 2018). "Found a few more of the MapleStory 2 characters I voiced! I'm dungeon bosses "Springer", "Kakalp" and "MK 52"! Defeat 'em all, if you dare!! @PlayMaple2pic.twitter.com/FDxNWkReoF".
- Niosi, Chris (October 26, 2018). "...yup, I'm definitely this guy too. Here's a clip of me being the whitest street rapper ever "50 Meso" in MapleStory 2. Chikachiakaaa~".
- "Play as Zetto & Kizuna from TOME in "Combat Core" now on Nintendo Switch!". January 10, 2019 – via YouTube.
- Niosi, Chris (January 17, 2019). ""YIIK: A Postmodern RPG" is now available for Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and Steam! I had the great pleasure of voicing the lead character, Alex Eggleston. I'm super proud of my work on it- please pick up this incredibly creative and visionary game!!".
- Niosi, Chris (February 19, 2019). ""You can hear me as Arata Mizunashi on "Death end re;Quest" on PS4. Yes, I voice another game dev trying to save his friend from getting killed in a virtual reality MMORPG he helped create. Stop me if you've heard that one before".