Famous Japanese Voice Actors

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Makoto Shinkai
(Film director, Voice actor, Animator, Screenwriter)
Makoto Shinkai
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Birthdate: February 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Koumi

Best known for his animated film Your Name, which became the third-highest-grossing anime movie in history, animator and manga artist Makoto Shinkai had initially studied Japanese literature. His Weathering with You was Japan’s official submission for Best International Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. He is also dubbed The New Miyazaki.

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Haruma Miura
(Actor, Singer, Voice actor, Child actor)
Haruma Miura
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Birthdate: April 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tsuchiura

Once a popular child actor, Haruma Miura stormed the Japanese film scene after an impactful performance as Hiro in Koizora. He had also tried his luck in singing and had starred in series such as Last Cinderella. He shocked his fans by committing suicide by hanging at age 30.

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Mamoru Miyano
(Actor who was nominated for the award for Death Note at the 1st Seiyu Awards and won the "Best Voice Actor" award at the 2008 Tokyo International Anime Fair.)
Mamoru Miyano
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Birthdate: June 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saitama Prefecture, Japan

Best known for his award-winning voice role of Light Yagami in the manga series Death Note, Mamoru Miyano is an anime artist who has also released singles such as Kuon and Discovery. The artist, who is also known as Mamo, or Mamo-chan, is also a skilled harmonica/harp player.

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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
(Voice Actor)
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
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Birthdate: September 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hokkaido, Japan

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka is a Japanese singer and voice actor from Hokkaido. Best known for voicing popular animated characters like Kazuto Kirigaya, Sorata Kanda, Arata Kasuga, and Masamune Izumi, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka holds the Guinness World Record for the most unique sound bites produced by a voice actor.

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Nobuhiko Okamoto
(Seiyū, Singer)
Nobuhiko Okamoto
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Birthdate: October 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tokyo

Japanese voice actor Nobuhiko Okamoto is best known for his award-winning performances in anime series such as A Certain Magical Index and Persona: Trinity Soul. He is also a certified shogi player and has participated in several shogi events. He has also tried his luck in singing.

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Hiroshi Kamiya
(Japanese Voice Actor, Singer and Narrator)
Hiroshi Kamiya
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Birthdate: January 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chiba, Japan

Initially a karate enthusiast, Hiroshi Kamiya later deviated to theater and eventually became one of the most successful anime artists in Japan. He is best known as Trafalgar Law from One Piece and has also co-hosted the radio show Dear Girl: Stories. He often collaborates with director Akiyuki Shinbo.

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Takehito Koyasu
(Seiyū, Singer)
Takehito Koyasu
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Birthdate: May 5, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Yokohama
One of Japan’s most diverse voice actors, Takehito Koyasu has voiced over 230 different roles. He has also been part of the voice-acting group Weiss and has dubbed for many foreign actors such as Freddie Prinze Jr. and Jared Leto in live-action films. His son Kōki Koyasu, too, is a voice actor
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Natsuki Hanae
(Voice actor known for voicing Tanjiro Kamado in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Ken Kaneki in Tokyo Ghoul)
Natsuki Hanae
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Birthdate: June 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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Miyuki Sawashiro
(Voice Actor)
Miyuki Sawashiro
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Birthdate: June 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tokyo
Her voice role as Puchiko in the English version of Leave it to Piyoko made Japanese voice actor Miyuki Sawashiro the first from her country to reprise a Japanese voice role in its English dubbed version. She had started learning English during her time in Pennsylvania in high school.
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Rie Takahashi
(Voice Actress)
Rie Takahashi
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Birthdate: February 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
Japanese voice actor and singer Rie Takahashi is best known for her work in the anime series Seiyu's Life! She has voiced major characters in video games and anime films and series, such as Megumin in KonoSuba, Takagi in Teasing Master Takagi-san, and Hu Tao in Genshin Impact
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Junichi Suwabe
(Voice actor)
Junichi Suwabe
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Birthdate: March 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
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Tomokazu Sugita
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Birthdate: October 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saitama Prefecture
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Takahiro Sakurai
(Voice Actor)
Takahiro Sakurai
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Birthdate: June 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Okazaki, Japan
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Rie Kugimiya
(Voice actress)
Rie Kugimiya
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Birthdate: May 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kumamoto, Japan

Seiyu Award-winning voice actor Rie Kugimiya is best known for her work in anime/manga productions such as Toradora! and Nabari no Ou. Known as the Queen of Tsundere, she is fond of reading in her leisure time. She has also appeared on stage and in video games.

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Kaito Ishikawa
(Voice Actor)
Kaito Ishikawa
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Birthdate: October 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan
Initially, when Kaito Ishikawa decided to become a voice actor, his parents were against him, which made him fund his own voice-acting training through part-time jobs. The Seiyu Award-winning voice actor is known for his work in video games, films, and anime/manga series, such One Punch Man and Tokyo Ghoul.
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Yoshimasa Hosoya
(Voice actor)
Yoshimasa Hosoya
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Birthdate: February 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan
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Masako Nozawa
(Actress)
Masako Nozawa
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Birthdate: October 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nippori, Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan
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Tetsuya Kakihara
(Voice Actor, Singer)
Tetsuya Kakihara
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Birthdate: December 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany

Born in Germany, Tetsuya Kakihara later established himself as a fine voice actor in Japan. He now also owns his own agency. Best known for his performances in manga/anime productions such as Fairy Tail, he later also released singles. He has also worked in adult media as Raku Kaiou.

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Hikaru Midorikawa
(Voice actor)
Hikaru Midorikawa
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Birthdate: May 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Otawara, Tochigi, Japan
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Yūki Ono
(Voice actor)
Yūki Ono
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Birthdate: June 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shizuoka, Japan

Yūki Ono is a Japanese singer and voice actor best known for his work in video games and anime shows. After being inspired by Kishō Taniyama, Yūki Ono went on to establish himself as a popular voice actor, winning honors like the Seiyu Award.

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Kōichi Yamadera
(Actor, Seiyū, Tarento)
Kōichi Yamadera
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Birthdate: June 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shiogama
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Ken Shimura
(Comedian)
Ken Shimura
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Birthdate: February 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Higashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan
Died: March 29, 2020
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Sōichirō Hoshi
(Singer, Seiyū)
Sōichirō Hoshi
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Birthdate: May 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aizuwakamatsu
Yûji Ueda
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Birthdate: June 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kitakyushu
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Hirotaka Suzuoki
(Seiyū, Actor)
Hirotaka Suzuoki
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Birthdate: March 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Died: August 6, 2006
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Kōhei Miyauchi
(Actor, Seiyū)
Kōhei Miyauchi
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Birthdate: August 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kagoshima
Died: June 2, 1995
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Kōichi Kitamura
(Actor, Seiyū)
Kōichi Kitamura
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Birthdate: December 18, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ōsaka Prefecture
Died: October 2, 2007
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Yō Yoshimura
(Former voice actor)
Yō Yoshimura
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Birthdate: July 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Died: November 27, 1991
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Yō Inoue
(Seiyū, Broadcast writer, Oracle, Dancer)
Yō Inoue
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Birthdate: December 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tokyo
Died: February 28, 2003
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Yūji Takada
(Actor, Seiyū)
Yūji Takada
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Birthdate: January 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture
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Satoshi Hino
(Voice actor)
Satoshi Hino
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Birthdate: August 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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Arthur Lounsbery
(Voice actor and narrator affiliated with 81 Produce)
Arthur Lounsbery
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Birthdate: September 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: California, United States
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James Yaegashi
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Birthplace: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
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Katsuya
(Actor, Voice actor)
Katsuya
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Birthdate: May 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
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Mark Ishii
(Voice actor who was affiliated with Space Craft Entertainment but changed to Just Professional)
Mark Ishii
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Birthdate: November 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chiba Prefecture, Japan
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Subaru Kimura
(Actor & Rapper)
Subaru Kimura
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Birthdate: June 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany