Jōji Nakata

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Jōji Nakata
Native name 中田 譲治
Born Hitoshi Nakata (中田 均志?)
(1954-04-22) April 22, 1954 (age 60)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Voice actor, actor
Years active 1979-present
Employer Office Osawa

Hitoshi Nakata (中田 均志 Nakata Hitoshi?, born April 22, 1954), better known by his screen name Jōji Nakata (中田 譲治 Nakata Jōji?), is a Japanese voice actor who is affiliated with the Office Osawa agency, and is most well known as the voices of Giroro (Sgt. Frog), Alucard (Hellsing and Hellsing Ultimate OVAs), Hody Jones (One Piece), Roy Revant (Solty Rei), the Count of Monte Cristo (Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo), Kirei Kotomine (Fate/stay night and its prequel, Fate/Zero), Amshel Goldsmith (Blood+), Baki (Naruto), Sol Badguy in Guilty Gear XX Accent Core & Guilty Gear 2: Overture, Kazuya Mishima from Tekken 1 to Tekken Tag Tournament and Diethard Reid in Code Geass and its sequel, Code Geass Lelouch of Rebellion R2. He is also the voice of Mr. Big in the Japanese version of Sex and the City. Besides lending his voice to various characters in anime, drama CDs, video games, dubbed movies, Nakata has also narrated on many anime, commercials, and TV shows such as Kamen Rider OOO. Before Nakata became a voice actor, he was a TV actor best known as Sir Cowler in Choushinsei Flashman and Great Professor Bias in Choujuu Sentai Liveman of the Super Sentai Series.

Biography[edit]

Nakata attended Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music. He advanced to voice acting upon voice actor Michiko Nomura's recommendation and began his career in the 1990s. Nakata has a deep and mature voice, usually being cast as the proud intellectual antihero (Alucard of Hellsing) or antivillain (the Count of Monte Cristo of Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo and Folken Fanel of The Vision of Escaflowne). His serious voice juxtaposed well with humor; thus, his characters often have a humorous or even goofy side as seen in Corporal Giroro in Sgt. Frog, the leader of Ton-Men, Red Pig Akaburiburi in Crayon Shin-chan, the transsexual woman, Momoko in Shangri-La, and Tetsuji Chūma in Sket Dance. Besides voicing the villain, Hody Jones in One Piece, Nakata has also voiced three major villain characters for Type-Moon works: Nrvnsqr Chaos in Melty Blood, Kirei Kotomine in Fate/stay night and Fate/Zero, and Souren Araya in Kara no Kyoukai/Garden of Sinners.

Voice roles[edit]

Television animation[edit]

Original video animation (OVA)[edit]

Theater animation[edit]

Video games[edit]

Drama CDs[edit]

  • Aitsu to Scandal series 2: Houkago wa Scandal (Chikara Douzenji)
  • Endless Series 2: Endless Kiss (Yoshiharu Kuki)
  • Endless Series side story: Kekkon Shiyouyo (Yoshiharu Yuki)
  • Niji no Irie ~Trouble Studio~ (Kaoru Mayuzumi/Nike)
  • Koi no series 2: Koi no Seasoning (Seiya Igarashi)
  • Mirage of Blaze series 1: Mahoroba no Ryuujin (Narimasa Sassa)
  • Mizuki-sensei Kiki Ippatsu (Masanao Takagi)

Dubbing roles[edit]

Live-action roles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oochi, Yoko. "The Official Art of Fate/stay night". (January 2007) Newtype USA. pp. 101–107.
  2. ^ "Takuma Terashima, Emiri Kato Star in Log Horizon Fantasy Anime". Anime News Network. March 27, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 

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