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]

Year Title Role Notes Source
1985-1986 Blue Comet SPT Layzner Pairotto
1990-1992 Moomin Chief
1992- Crayon Shin-chan Red Pig Akaburiburi
1993-1994 Mobile Suit Victory Gundam Leonid Almodovar, Godwald Hein, Mandella Soone, Narrator
1994 Blue Seed Murakumo
1994-1995 Shippu Iron Leaguer Fighter Spirits/Silver Jasutisu
1995 Ping-Pong Club Bogey
1996- Case Closed Kōichi Yamabe, Noboru Saginuma, Shinji Usami, criminal A, lumberyard
1996 The Vision of Escaflowne Folken
1996-1998 Rurouni Kenshin Second Lieutenant Lentz
1996-1997 Brave Command Dagwon Brave Seijin
1996-2009 Slayers Next Demon Dragon King Gaav
1997-1998 Chūka Ichiban Han
1998 Cowboy Bebop MPU
1998 Lost Universe Alfred van Stargazer
1998 Silent Möbius Rēvazebudesu
1998 Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Childman
1998 Serial Experiments Lain Lin (one of the suit men)
1999 Black Heaven Fōmalhaut
2000 Lupin III Alexy Nabikofu OVA: $1 Money Wars
2000 Argento Soma Michael Heartland
2000 Boogiepop Phantom Spooky E
2001 Project ARMS Ralph Coleman
2001 Star Ocean EX Bowman Jean
2001-2002 Shaman King Ados
2001-2011 Hellsing Alucard
2002 Digimon Frontier ShadowWereGarurumon
2002 RahXephon Jin Kunugi
2002-2003 The Twelve Kingdoms Kotetsu
2002-2003 MegaMan NT Warrior Marenkofu
2002-2009 Atashin'chi Warrior
2003 Fullmetal Alchemist Halling
2003 Ninja Scroll Rouga
2003 Peacemaker Kurogane Hijikata Toshizō
2003 E's Otherwise Branded
2003-[verification needed] Last Exile Renard (Fam, the Silver Wing)
2003 Texhnolyze Kimata Motoharu
2003 Zoids: Fuzors Maskman
2003-2004 Sonic X Dark Oak
2003-2006 Teen Titans Master of Games (Jim Cummings)
2003-2004 Gungrave Lad Carabell
2004-2005 Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo
2003-2004 Ashita no Nadja Master of Saddle-making
2003-2004 Astro Boy Emily's Papa
2003-2007 Naruto Baki
2003-2012 One Piece Whetton, Hody Jones
2004 Elfen Lied Bandō
2004 Fafner of the Azure Kōzō Minashiro
2004 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Clyde Harlaown
2004 Ragnarok The Animation Herman
2004-2005 Samurai Champloo Momochi Ginsa
2004-2006 Yakitate!! Japan Gran Kaiser
2004-2011 Sgt. Frog Corporal Giroro, Giroro's and Garuru's father, Jōji Nakata, Young Nakata
2004-2007 The Adventures of Tweeny Witches Grundy
2005 Best Student Council Narrator
2005 Immortal Grand Prix Sir Graham
2005 The Law of Ueki Nero
2005 Transformers: Cybertron Master Megatron, Master Galvatron
2005-2007 Buzzer Beater Mo
2005-2006 Angel Heart Chief of Qinglong Zhao
2005-2006 Blood+ Amshel Goldsmith
2005-2006 SoltyRei Roy Revant
2006 Fate/stay night Kirei Kotomine [1]
2006 Black Lagoon Kageyama
2006 Demonbane Titus
2006-2007 Shijō Saikyō no Deshi Kenichi Berserker
2006-2007 Sōkō no Strain Dufaruju
2006-2007 Code Geass Diethard Reid
2006-2013[verification needed] Gintama Dōshin
2007 Devil May Cry Baal ep.10
2007 Getsumento Heiki Mina Nanashi, Onoe P, Narrator
2007 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Magin the Adai Village Elder
2007 Sketchbook ~full color's~ Kuma
2007 Heroic Age Governor-General Tataros
2007 Moetan Dandy
2007-2013 Naruto Shippuden Baki
2008 Dragonaut -The Resonance- Baisil Sakaki
2008 Soul Eater Pharaoh
2008 Amatsuki Shamon
2008 Kurozuka Musashibo Benkei/Yamato Bo
2008 Nabari no Ō Tojūrō Hattori
2008-2009 Tales of the Abyss Vandesdelca "Van" Grants
2008-2009 Toaru Majutsu no Index II Ōma Yamisaka
2008-2009 Kurogane no Linebarrels Kunio Ishigami
2009 Canaan Psychotic Taxi Driver
2009 Kurokami: The Animation Steiner
2009 Shangri-La Momoko
2009-2010 Haiyore! Nyaruko-san Roy Fogger
2010 Highschool of the Dead Souichiro Takagi
2010 Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Maou Peterhausen
2010 Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Gyuki
2010 Working!! Hyōgo Otoo
2011 Fate/Zero Kirei Kotomine
2011 Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Demon Capital Gyuki
2011 Yumekui Merry Chaser John Doe
2011 Nichijou Soldier No. 22
2011-2012 Sket Dance Tetsuji Chūma
2012 Code:Breaker Prime Minister Fujiwara
2013 Senyu Rudolf, Narrator
2013-2014 Log Horizon Nyanta [2]
2014 Tokyo ESP Chariman Edoyama
2014 Captain Earth Kazuya
2014 Date A Live II Elliot Baldwin Woodman
2014 D-Frag! Shaun Konekone
2014- Akame ga Kill! Liver
2014- Gugure! Kokkuri-san Shigaraki
2014- Terra Formars Alexander Gustav Newton
Bleach Kirikaze, Ayon
2014 Amagi Brilliant Park Rubrum the Red Dragon

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. 
  3. ^ "Hellsing Ultimate III". Hellsing Ultimate. Episode 3. October 4, 2014. Closing credits. Adult Swim.

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