Akio Ōtsuka

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Akio Ōtsuka
Born (1959-11-24) November 24, 1959 (age 55)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1988-present
Spouse(s) Yōko Sōmi (2005-09)

Akio Ōtsuka (大塚 明夫 Ōtsuka Akio?, born Tuesday, November 24, 1959) is a Japanese actor and voice actor from the Tokyo Metropolitan area. He is attached to Mausu Promotion.[1]

The astringent and calm quality of his voice has landed him many roles in films, dubbing, animation, and video games. He is most known for the roles of Black Jack (Black Jack), Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid games), "Ansem" (Kingdom Hearts series), Shunsui Kyouraku (Bleach), Lieutenant Garuru (Sgt. Frog), Gwendal von Voltaire (Kyo Kara Maoh!), Batou (Ghost in the Shell series and movies), Blackbeard (One Piece), Twin brother police Inspector's Sango and Jugo Yokomizo (Detective Conan), and Anavel Gato (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory). Apart from voicing villainous or jokester characters, he also occasionally does narration for anime shows. He is the son of Chikao Otsuka.


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Drama CD[edit]

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Year Award Category Result
2006 5th Tokyo Anime Award Best Voice Actor Won
2015 9th Seiyu Awards Kei Tomiyama Memorial Award Won


  1. ^ "Ohtsuka Akio". Hitoshi Doi. Retrieved January 22, 2010. 

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