| One Piece as Roronoa Zoro |
Gintama as Toshiro Hijikata
Sengoku Basara as Date Masamune
Dynasty Warriors as Xiahou Dun
Kazuya Nakai(中井 和哉Nakai Kazuya, born November 25, 1967) is a Japanese voice actor who was born in Kobe, Japan. He is affiliated with Aoni Production. His most notable role is Roronoa Zoro in the anime series One Piece . Other major voice roles include Toshiro Hijikata from Gintama , Date Masamune from Sengoku Basara , Mugen from Samurai Champloo , and Ultraman Max in Ultraman Max . He won a Best Supporting Actor award at the 5th Seiyu Awards in 2011 for his roles in One Piece and Gin Tama.
Voice acting in Japan is acting as a narrator or as an actor in radio plays or as a character actor in anime and video games. It also involves performing voice-overs for non-Japanese movies and television programs. Because Japan's large animation industry produces 60% of the animated series in the world, voice acting in Japan has a far greater prominence than voice acting in most other countries.
Kobe is the sixth-largest city in Japan and the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture. It is located on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, on the north shore of Osaka Bay and about 30 km (19 mi) west of Osaka. With a population around 1.5 million, the city is part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kyoto.
Aoni Production Co. Ltd. is a Japanese talent agency representing a fair number of voice actors and other Japanese entertainers.
|1996||After War Gundam X||Witz Sou||Debut role|
|1998||Blue Submarine No. 6||Captain of the Shang|
|1999–present||One Piece||Roronoa Zoro, Pierre, Charlotte Nusstorte|
|2001||Hellsing||Jan Valentine||TV series|
|2002||Ai Yori Aoshi||Suzuki|
|2003||Scrapped Princess||Galil, Socom|
|2003||Battle Programmer Shirase||Akira Shirase|
|2004||Ragnarok the Animation||Iruga|
|2004||Samurai Gun||Matsuzaki Shunkai|
|2005||Trinity Blood||Tres Iqus|
|2006–10||xxxHolic series||Shizuka Dômeki|
|2006||Jyu Oh Sei||Zagi|
|2006||Death Note||Kanzo Mogi|
|2006||Hataraki Man||Fumiya Sugawara|
|2007||Nodame Cantabile||Kozou Etou|
|2008||Blade of the Immortal||Taito Magatsu|
|2009||Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi||Ryo Washizu|
|2009||Asura Cryin'||Takaya Kagakagari||Also 2nd series|
|2009–10||Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings series||Date Masamune||Also Sengoku Basara II|
|2009||First Love Limited||Gengorou Takei|
|2009||Dogs: Bullets & Carnage||Melvin Scrooge|
|2009||Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood||Major Miles|
|2011||Blue Exorcist||Ryuji Suguro|
|2012||Brave 10||Nezu Jinpachi|
|2012||Initial D Fifth Stage||Ryuji Ikeda|
|2012–15||Kuroko's Basketball||Shōichi Imayoshi|
|2012||Ixion Saga DT||Sainglain|
|2013||Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman||Roman|
|2013||Danganronpa: The Animation||Mondo Owada|
|2013||Toriko||Roronoa Zoro||Ep. 99|
|2013||Ghost in the Shell: Arise||Borma||OVA|
|2014||Space Dandy||Dolph||Ep. 10|
|2014||Nobunaga The Fool||Alexander|
|2014||Magical Warfare||Kippei Washizu|
|2014||Broken Blade||General Borcuse|
|2014||Hero Bank||Fukuta Kanemaru|
|2014||Sengoku Basara: End of Judgement||Date Masamune|
|2015||Blood Blockade Battlefront||Zapp Renfro||2nd Season in 2017|
|2015||Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture||Borma||TV series|
|2015||God Eater||Soma Schicksal|
|2016||Dragon Ball Super||Tagoma|
|2017||All Out!!||Renpei Sakura|
|2017||Rin-ne||Wandering Power Stone||Ep. 57|
|2017||Altair: A Record of Battles||Balaban|
|2017||Elegant Yokai Apartment Life||Akira Fukase|
|2018||Boruto: Naruto Next Generations||Urashiki Ōtsutsuki|
|2018||That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime||Laplace|
|2018||Gakuen Basara||Date Masamune|
|2019||Fire Force||Akitaru Ōbi|
|2019||Ahiru no Sora||Shinichi Chiba|
|2019||Stars Align||Kenji Kyōbate|
|1995||Sailor Moon Super S: The Movie||Oranja|
|2000–16||One Piece films||Roronoa Zoro|
|2010||Bleach: Hell Verse||Kokuto|
|2012||Rainbow Fireflies||Kenzo (adult)|
|2013||Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya||Toshiro Hijikata|
|2013||Persona 3 The Movie: No. 1, Spring of Birth||Shinjiro Aragaki|
|2014||Persona 3 The Movie: No. 2, Midsummer Knight's Dream||Shinjiro Aragaki|
|2015||Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'||Tagoma|
|2015||Ghost in the Shell: The Movie||Borma|
|2017||The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl||Seitarō Higuchi|
|2017||Haikara-san ga Tōru||Shingo Onijima|
|2017||Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters||Halu-Elu Dolu-do|
|2018||Bungo Stray Dogs: DEAD APPLE||Tatsuhiko Shibusawa|
|2017||DC Super Heroes vs. Eagle Talon||Aquaman|
|2018||Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative|
|1996||Meltylancer: Ginga Shoujo Keisatu 2086||Brass, Grianos||Sega Saturn|
|1997||Dynasty Warriors series||Xiahou Dun, Dian Wei|
|1997||Sparkling Feather||Garnet||PC FX|
|1997||Langrisser IV||Cleones, Bruno, Rivers||Sega Saturn|
|1997||Saturn Bomberman Fight!!||Denta||Sega Saturn|
|2001||Final Fantasy X||Wakka||PS2|
|2003||Final Fantasy X-2||Wakka||PS2|
|2005||Sengoku Basara series||Date Masamune|
|2006||Persona 3||Shinjiro Aragaki||PS2|
|2006–08||Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side: 2nd Kiss||Katsumi Shiba||PS2, Also Second season for NDS|
|2006||Gundam Battle Royale||Eigar||PSP|
|2006||JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood||Jonathan (child)||PS2|
|2010||Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc||Mondo Owada||PSP, iOS, Android, PSVita, PC, PS4|
|2010||God Eater series||Soma|
|2011||Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy||Gilgamesh||PSP|
|2012||Fate Holy Grail Hot Springs War||Lancer|
|2014||Hero Bank||Fukuta Kanemaru|
|2015||Yakuza 0||Yamagata||PS4, PS3, PC|
|2015||Granblue Fantasy||Eustace||iOS, Android, Browser|
|2016||World of Final Fantasy||Gilgamesh||PS4, Vita, PC|
|2017||Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia||Raijin, Wakka, Gilgamesh||iOS, Android|
|2017||Akane-sasu Sekai de Kimi to Utau||Oda Nobunaga||iOS, Android|
|Gekkan Tokimeki Memorial 13|
|Fate/Prototype: Christmas Murder Case||Lancer|
|Megami Ibunroku Persona||Kido Reiji|
|Persona 3 character drama CD vol 3|
|Ragnarok the Animation||Iruga|
|Tokimeki Memorial Love Song wo Kimi ni||Atsushi Kudou|
|1996||Ultraman World UltraSuper Ranking||Ultraseven|
|2004||Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger||Igaroid, Gedoian Uniga||eps. 7-8, 12, 25, 30, 34 (Igaroid), 49-50 (Gedonian Uniga)|
|2004||Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger The Movie: Full Blast Action||Igaroid||Movie|
|2005||Kamen Rider Hibiki||Narration|
|2005||Ultraman Max||Ultraman Max|
|2008||Engine Sentai Go-onger||Hiramechimedes/Detaramedes/Urameshimedes||eps. 15-23 (Hiramechimedes), 23 (Detaramedes), 24 (Urameshimedes)|
|2008||Engine Sentai Go-onger It's a Seminar! Everyone GO-ON!!||Kokorootomedes||Original DVD|
|2010||Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider The Movie: Cho-Den-O Trilogy||Piggies Imagin (Eldest Son) (Voiced by Kousuke Toriumi (Second Son), Tetsuya Kakihara (Third Son))||Movie|
|2015||Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger 10 Years After||Igaroid||Movie|
|2017||Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger||Garu/Ookami Blue||eps. 1-6, 8-9, 12-14 16-18, 22-,(Ookami Blue)|
|2017||Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Ultra Super Hero Taisen||Garu/Ookami Blue||Movie|
|2017||Uchu Sentai Kyuranger the Movie: Gase Indaver Strikes Back||Garu/Ookami Blue||Movie|
|2019||Lupinranger VS Patranger VS Kyuranger||Garu/Ookami Blue||V-Cinema|
|Series||Role||Voice dub for / Notes||Source|
|2012||Adrian Helmsley||Chiwetel Ejiofor|
|Annie||William "Will" Stacks||Jamie Foxx|
|Black Panther||W'Kabi||Daniel Kaluuya|
|Blue Bloods||Danny Reagan||Donnie Wahlberg|
|The Bourne Legacy||Aaron Cross||Jeremy Renner|
|Emma's Chance||Kevin Chambers||Joey Lawrence|
|Gods of Egypt||Thoth||Chadwick Boseman|
|Las Vegas||Danny McCoy||Josh Duhamel|
|Legends of Tomorrow||Rip Hunter||Arthur Darvill|
|My Little Eye||Travis Patterson||Bradley Cooper|
|Resident Evil: Afterlife||Angel Ortiz||Sergio Peris-Mencheta|
|The Thieves||Johnny||Derek Tsang|
Akira Ishida is a Japanese voice actor and narrator. He was a part of Mausu Promotion from 1988 until March 2009, when he moved to Gerbera Peerless. For his portrayal of Athrun Zala in Gundam Seed Destiny, he was chosen as the most popular voice actor in the Animage Anime Grand Prix in 2004, and won the Best Supporting Character (male) award at the first Seiyu Awards in 2007.
Mamiko Noto is a Japanese voice actress and singer working under Office Osawa.
Kazuhiko Inoue is a Japanese voice actor and singer. Some of his major roles include Joe Shimamura/009 in the 1979 version of Cyborg 009, Akio Nitta in Touch, Jerrid Messa in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Kars in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Kakashi Hatake in Naruto.
Romi Park is a Korean–Japanese actress, voice actress and singer born in Edogawa, Tokyo. Born as a Korean national, she became a Japanese citizen afterwards. She graduated from the Tōhō Gakuen College of Drama and Music and studied Korean language in Yonsei University's Korean Language Institute (한국어학당). At the first Seiyu Awards, she won Best Actress in a leading role for her portrayal of Nana Osaki. Her most well-known roles are usually tough, calm and mature preteen or teenage boys who are often called prodigies in their fictional universes. Her female roles also fit the "tough/punk lady" archetype.
Jouji Nakata is a Japanese actor, voice actor, and narrator who is affiliated with the Office Osawa agency. His major voice roles include Giroro in Sgt. Frog, Alucard in Hellsing, Roy Revant in Solty Rei, Kirei Kotomine in Fate/stay night, and the title character in Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo. In video game franchises, he voices Ieyasu Tokugawa and Kenshin Uesugi in Samurai Warriors, Albert Wesker in the Resident Evil franchise, and Kazuya Mishima in the first, second and fourth installments of the Tekken series.
Jun Fukuyama is a Japanese voice actor and singer best known for his roles Lelouch, Koro-sensei, Ichimatsu (Osomatsu-san), Misaki Yata (K), Kimihiro Watanuki (xxxHOLiC) and Joker and several other leading roles.
Mai Nakahara is a Japanese voice actress and singer associated with I'm Enterprise. She has voiced lead roles as Mai Tokiha in My-Hime, Anna Aoi in Godannar, Midori Kasugano in Midori Days, Miu in DearS and Nagisa Furukawa in Clannad. She also voiced Juvia in Fairy Tail, Rena Ryugu in Higurashi When They Cry, May Wong in Kaleido Star and Noi Kasahara in The Wallflower. In video games, she voiced Prier in La Pucelle: Tactics and the Disgaea series, Estellise in Tales of Vesperia, Morgan in Tears to Tiara and Yggdra in Yggdra Union. She has also sung theme songs for anime shows, some of which have charted on Oricon.
Akeno Watanabe is a Japanese voice actress and narrator affiliated with Office Osawa. Some of her notable voice roles include Mao in Tales of Rebirth, Chachamaru in Negima! Magister Negi Magi, Liz Thompson in Soul Eater, Rito Yuuki in To Love-Ru, Robin Sena in Witch Hunter Robin, Halle Lidner in Death Note, and Hitch Dreyse in Attack on Titan.
Ami Koshimizu is a Japanese voice actress and singer. She was born in Tokyo. She was previously represented by Production Baobab until 2011. She voices in a number of lead roles in Japanese anime including: Nadja Applefield in Ashita no Nadja, Leonmitchelli Galette Des Rois in Dog Days, Yumi Hoshino in KimiKiss: Pure Rouge, Takuto Hasegawa in Magician's Academy, Nanaka Yatsushiro in Myself ; Yourself, Himari Noihara in Omamori Himari, Sailor Jupiter in Sailor Moon Crystal, Nodoka Haramura in Saki, Tenma Tsukamoto in School Rumble, Holo in Spice and Wolf, and Hibiki Hojo in Suite PreCure. In 2007, she was awarded Best Actress in a supporting role at the 1st Seiyu Awards for her role as Kallen Stadtfeld in Code Geass. In 2014, she visited Anime Expo as a guest of honor to promote Kill la Kill as starring character Ryuko Matoi. In video games she voices Agnès Oblige in Bravely Default, Ibuki Mioda in Danganronpa, Mai Shiranui since KOF Sky Stage, Mist in Rune Factory, Rimurisu in Tears to Tiara, Rinka in the Atelier series, Rosa Ushiromiya in Umineko: When They Cry, Tsuruhime in Sengoku Basara, and Yukiko Amagi in Persona 4. On February 28, 2018, Koshimizu left Axlone agency and announced that she now works as a freelancer.
Kenta Miyake is a Japanese voice actor who is affiliated with 81 Produce.
Kishō Taniyama is a Japanese voice actor, singer and lyricist affiliated with Ken Production. He is also the vocalist and lyricist of the Japanese rock band Granrodeo under his stage name Kishow. He is the official Japanese dubbing voice for Fred Jones in the Scooby-Doo franchise.
Harumi Sakurai is a Japanese voice actress and narrator. Some of her prominent roles are Yuri Nakamura in Angel Beats!, Saya Tokido in Little Busters! Ecstasy, Lisanna Strauss in Fairy Tail and Sylphie Appleton in Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen.
The thirteenth season of the One Piece anime series titled "Impel Down", was produced by Toei Animation, and directed by Hiroaki Miyamoto based on Eiichiro Oda's manga by the same name. It deals with the imprisonment of Luffy's brother Portgas D. Ace and Luffy's attempt to infiltrate the great prison Impel Down to save him. Luffy meets several old enemies from his past in this arc, including Buggy the Clown, Mr. 2, and Mr. 3. There is also a 4 episode arc set outside the current continuity titled "A Gold Lion's Ambition", which serves as a prologue to the concurrently released One Piece Film: Strong World. This arc features Luffy and his crew's run-in with a group of pirates hired by Shiki, the film's main antagonist. Following this arc, the Impel Down storyline continues where it had left off.
Nao Tōyama is a Japanese voice actress and singer affiliated with the agency Intention. Before joining Intention, she was affiliated with Arts Vision. She debuted as a voice actress in 2010, and played her first main role that year as Kanon Nakagawa in the anime series The World God Only Knows. She is also known for her roles as Chitoge Kirisaki in Nisekoi, Yui Yuigahama in My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Karen Kujō in Kin-iro Mosaic, and Rin Shima in Laid-Back Camp. In 2019, she won the Best Supporting Actress Award with Yū Serizawa and the Game Award in the 13th Seiyu Awards.
Yūki Ono is a Japanese voice actor and singer who dubs in anime shows and video games. He was represented by Atomic Monkey and is now a freelancer. His major roles are: Josuke Higashikata in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable, Taiga Kagami in Kuroko's Basketball, Zenkichi Hitoyoshi in Medaka Box, Kaname Tsukahara in Kimi to Boku, Masayuki Hori in Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun and Ishisaki Jun in Ace of Diamond.
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Kōtarō Nishiyama is a Japanese voice actor from Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. He is currently affiliated with 81 Produce. His major roles are Atsushi Kinugawa in Cute High Earth Defense Club Love!, Sakutaro Kirara in Jewelpet: Magical Change, Kazunori Uesugi in Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note and Yoshiharu Hisomu in Kiznaiver. In 2018, he won the Best New Actor Award at the 12th Seiyu Awards.
Anime News Network (ANN) is an anime industry news website that reports on the status of anime, manga, video games, Japanese popular music and other related cultures within North America, Australia, Southeast Asia and Japan. The website offers reviews and other editorial content, forums where readers can discuss current issues and events, and an encyclopedia that contains a large number of anime and manga with information on Japanese and English staff, theme music, plot summaries, and user ratings.