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LittleKuriboh
LittleKuriboh

Name

Martin Billany

Born

February 3, 1983 (age 41)

Location

United Kingdom

Specialty

Voice Actor, Editor, Scriptwriter

Link

Website

Main YouTube

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DuelTube

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Martin Billany, widely known as LittleKuriboh, is a voice actor, editor, writer and abridger from the United Kingdom. Regarded as the "father of abridging", he is the first-known abridger.

LittleKuriboh is the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Series, a parody of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime.

Career[]

LittleKuriboh started a LiveJournal (Little Kuriboh's Dan Marino) where he stated in his first entry that he's "nobody special" and that he is a little ashamed of his love for Yu-Gi-Oh!. He later began creating and uploading anime music videos on YouTube. Soon afterward he created Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series.

YouTube eventually began taking down some of LittleKuriboh's videos for copyright infringement, causing him to set up new pages and an account on Dailymotion. In response to the first Abridged Series episode being taken down, he posted a live performance of Episode One of the Abridged Series. Using no clips to avoid copyright infringement, the video was of himself voicing the entire episode, and this allowed fans to see what he looked like for the first time. Shortly after creating the Abridged Movie, LittleKuriboh had his account suspended on YouTube. Messages were sent to YouTube to have his account returned. Soon afterward it was, and LittleKuriboh was moved to the top subscribed.

As an April Fool's Day joke, in 2008 LittleKuriboh announced the cancellation of The Abridged Series.

Aside from "Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series", LittleKuriboh also does voice acting in the machinima "Eden: The Zhang Chronicles" and has lent his voice to the "Naruto" abridged series. Most recently he was the narrator for episode 4 of Dragon Ball Z: The Abridged Series; this was the first time he has provided a guest voice and the cameo isn't specifically referred to. He appears to narrate the series, also appearing in episode 5 and stated he will continue to if the makers want him. Later, he then became a permanent part of TeamFourStar as Freeza and the narrator. LittleKuriboh also voices Sugoroku Mutou in Project YGO's fandub of "Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters". He has also made a cameo appearance in Go Go Parody Rangers the movie, where he plays one of Evan Splooge's rat henchmen. He is also a creator of a second Naruto the abridged series called "Naruto the abridged comedy spoof series show".

LittleKuriboh guest starred as Yami Yugi in the first episode of Vegeta3986's and MasakoX's Naruto: The Abridged Series. LittleKuriboh also guest starred as Shanks in None Piece. Shanks was basically portrayed as a drunken slob who Luffy hung out with for no apparent reason.

On January 11th 2023, he posted a tweet that criticized 4Kids Entertainment, sparking the defunct company to trend on Twitter the following day. In August 2023, LittleKuriboh made allegations on social media that ShadyVox had been threatening him for several years. LittleKuriboh recounts his history with ShadyVox from 2010-2023, highlighting moments of mistreatment & deception, claiming that threats escalated over time, including sending multiple threatening emails, attempts to damage LK's reputation, & involving other third parties in a false narrative. LittleKuriboh also draws attention to the disturbing elements in ShadyVox's recent works including "Canary - Joker".   

Account Suspensions
Suspended Reinstated
March 1, 2010 March 14, 2010
Around March 29, 2011 April 12, 2011
May 31, 2011 June-July 2011
July 27, 2011 Shortly afterwards
March 3, 2012 March 8-10, 2012
June 26, 2012 June 29, 2012
July 29, 2012 (terminated simultaneously) August 7, 2012
December 16, 2012 December 31, 2012
February 24, 2013 (terminated the next day) March 18, 2013
March 27, 2013 April 4, 2013
April 28, 2013 May 11, 2013
June 26, 2013 July 1, 2013
July 22, 2013 August 7, 2013
Around October 30, 2013 Unknown

Personal Life[]

LittleKuriboh is from Knutsford, England. His hobbies include listening to the rock band Devo and playing video games. He also loves indulging in Ianthony fan-fiction.

On August 11, 2007, LittleKuriboh proposed to his then-girlfriend Abigail in a YouTube video. She accepted, and the two were engaged. On September 6, 2008, he and Abigail were married. On his wedding day, he "Rickrolled" his wife at the reception.

On July 18, 2009, he announced on his blog that he and his wife were going to separate and the two had an annulment.

On October 29, 2011, LittleKuriboh and voice actor Marin Miller got married. The two now live together in California.

In mid 2014, LittleKuriboh was diagnosed with depression. On January 12, 2015, he and Miller began releasing a series of YouTube videos, titled "We're Still Here", detailing his depression and providing advice to those suffering from it.

In mid-2015, LittleKuriboh was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. He underwent treatment three times, but his condition eventually worsened. In July 2015, he was hospitalized.

Projects & Roles[]

Main Projects[]

Other Appearances[]

Trivia[]

  • LittleKuriboh often makes playful jokes at the expense of his fellow abridgers (not that they don't give them back.) It's amusing, since his real life persona is very timid and withdrawn. Here are a few examples:
    • There have been several knocks and references toward Vegeta3986's and MasakoX's Naruto The Abridged Series in many Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged episodes.
    • Later as an April Fools joke, LK also did his own version of Naruto Abridged. (Complete with jokes blatantly stolen from Yu-Gi-Oh abridged and Yami coming up at the end exclaiming "Why is everyone on this show a f%&king ninja?"). He has created 8 episodes of this series.
    • He created a "How to create an Abridged Series" video making fun of the stereotypes often used by other abridged series creators, but in reality was more often making fun of his own series.
    • He also started the joke of creating "The War of the Abridged Series Creators" creating "attack videos" toward Lanipator and Hbi2k with each party trading blows. In most of these videos LK assumes the role of English dub actor Dan Green, the voice of Yami, and speaks using a plush Yami doll.
    • He mocked Team Four Star's slow update rate during an Eminem parody video, "Without Yugi".
    • He pokes fun at Team Four Star's rising success versus his own ("We're about half as popular as Team Four Star. Hmmph.) in Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged Episode 41. (The previous episode actually features Takahata101 reprising his role as Nappa.)
  • Several abridged series/abridgers refer to LittleKuriboh as their inspiration.
    • In the pilot to Lanipator's Yu Yu Hakusho: The Abridged Series, an extra is heard quoting Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged by exclaiming, "In America!". (In the remastered version it is changed to 'guhroogamesh'.) Also, the driver who hits Yusuke Urameshi drives recklessly while saying "Ha! Ha! Ha! I love LittleKuriboh."
    • In the sixth episode of Megami33's Sailor Moon: The Abridged Series, Serena admits she can't afford a cat-shaped clock because she spent her money donating to LittleKuriboh. Also, in "Episode 36/37", he was the last person mentioned in a PokeRap parody song about Abridged Series producers Sailor Venus had slept with.
  • LittleKuriboh's account has a history of being frequently taken down by YouTube for weeks at a time before overwhelming fan response leads YouTube to put his account back up.
  • LittleKuriboh guest starred in the Nostalgia Critic's review of Ponyo. He beat up the Nostalgia Critic with a baseball bat for making fun of the movie and Hayao Miyazaki. He later appeared made a cameo appearance in the Critic's Top 11 Strangest Couples.
  • He later returned for the Nostalgia Critic Valentines episode.
  • LittleKuriboh does not actually play Yu-Gi-Oh!
  • He plans to finish the Yu-Gi-Oh! series, but is unsure if he will touch GX or 5Ds
  • LittleKuriboh is Not a Brony, but has poked fun and done a few gags related to the fandom.
  • LittleKuriboh has a habit of arguing with his fanbase on Twitter, whenever he doesn't agree with them he decides to call them haters, going as far to block them.
  • LittleKuriboh is known for being associated with the abuser 1KidsEntertainment (who is known for editing episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series), as well the alleged groomer (and voice of Yusei in Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time Abridged) TheAzureCrow.
  • According to a tweet by LittleKuriboh, between December 17th-19th of 2022, LittleKuriboh's father David Edward Billany passed away. LittleKuriboh blames the Covid-19 Pandemic for reason as to why he was unable to visit his father sooner.
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