Which is the first role that you know from Okamoto-san?
Mine would be either Gau from Nabari no Oh, Shin Kanzato from Persona: Trinity Soul, or Yoichi Karasuma from Asu no Yoichi. These three anime were aired about the same year and I didn't know Okamoto-san that well.
Usui from Kaichou wa Maid-sama is actually the one that got me hooked, next to Acce. from To Aru Majutsu no Index series.
I heard his voice for the first as acce .. he was great,& hysterical xD
but at that time I wasn't interested in knowing the voice actors (･o･)
Then I heard him in Yumeiro Pâtissière, he voiced kashino
I watched Yumeiro Pâtissière when Kaichou wa Maid-sama! anime was announced because I wanted to hear usui's voice before I watch the anime (o￣∇￣o)y
He was great as makoto kashino ~ I loved him so much ..<3
Then after that he voiced usui
it's like .. his voice fits the character perfectly (⌒^⌒)ｂ
& after that his awesome new roles like Okumura Rin,Nizuma Eiji,Fujiwara, Yumeji etc ♪☆ﾞ
Now .. when i'm watching a new anime I can easily recognize his voice <3
for eg ..i'm watching Nurarihyon no Mago , when Inugami spoke for the first time in the anime .. I knew that his voice actor was Okamoto-san (＠｀▽´＠)y
I guess most of the fans are like me .. no ? x"D !!
For me it would be Accelerator in Toaru Majutsu no Index. I actually saw Ghost Hunt long before TMnI became an anime, but hadn't particularly remembered John Brown till after I realized he and Accelerator were voice twins.
The first time I heard his voice was his role as Kanzato Shin from Persona -Trinity Soul-
I think I was kinda hooked from that role... but definitely hooked forever after Kisa Shouta from Sekaiichi Hatsukoi =)!
Kanzato Shin from Persona ~Trinity Soul~ while it was airing and I picked-up Ghost Hunt around the same time. I remember thinking he sounded so different in both roles - solid performance as Shin and too cute as John - that dialect XD
Was hooked at that point but it was his VA skills in portraying Accelerator that got him on to my favourites list :P