Our search led us to Suzumura-san's agency's website, where they have voice samples! We can never resist a good voice sample, so we started it playing while we looked over his resume. At first I didn't pay much attention because it was some narration, and narrations are boring. But suddenly we heard something about the melody of logic and how Sonobe-sensei was the culprit and we're like, "Wait a minute! We know that character!!" (Ayumu, from Spiral, for those who were wondering), and then he switched gears entirely and it was a really hyper cellphone monologue as Yuya from Gals!. So we're like, "It's a bunch of samples of characters he's played!!" and got really excited because Soichiro Hoshi works for the same agency.
So we rush over to Hoshi-san's resume and to see if we can identify all the characters in his voice sample, because we're such good fans, obviously we'd get all of them. He started with a commercial narration for a CD-ROM of "Hoshi no Ouji-sama (is that what they call the Little Prince in Japan?)" which is fun because it can translate to Prince Hoshi. But that's beside the point.
Sadly, we hadn't really heard any of the three characters in his voice sample. We only identified Kaoru (Ai Yori Aoshi) because we're so familiar with the manga. The interesting thing is that he chose two guys whose voices are much lower than his real voice, and one guy from a harem comedy (maybe more of a harem drama). We see this as an effort to get people to stop casting him as the adorable (and often feminine) characters he seems to be type cast as. But he's just so cute!!! ...and based on a certain Saiyuki event, I bet he hates being told that.
Anyway, it seems to be working; he's got some pretty masculine characters this season. Not to mention Kira's newfound totally awesomeness. His efforts to stop being cute still make me giggle though.