Showtaro Morikubo

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Shōtarō Morikubo
Born (1974-02-25) February 25, 1974 (age 40)
Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Voice actor, actor, singer
Years active 1996-present
Spouse(s) Yū Asakawa (m. 2007–09)
Website
http://www.vims.co.jp/morikubo/

Shōtarō Morikubo (森久保 祥太郎 Morikubo Shōtarō?, born February 25, 1974) is a Japanese voice actor and singer who has voiced characters in anime, drama CDs, and video games. According to the Anime News Network and as of July 8, 2006, Morikubo has about 55 voice role credits under his name. He is currently affiliated with VIMS. He was formerly affiliated with I'm Enterprise.

He was born in Hachiōji, Tokyo. Morikubo dropped out of Tama Art University. He has released song singles, a CD album and a concert DVD.

On February 22, 2007, Morikubo married fellow voice actress Yū Asakawa. However, Asakawa announced in her January 14, 2009 blog entry that the two have divorced.[citation needed]

Notable voice roles[edit]

Drama CD[edit]

  • ... Virgin Love (Kazuki)
  • Ao no Kiseki series 5: Persona Non Grata (Majera)
  • Be My Princess (Prince Keith)
  • Gaki no Ryoubun series 2: Hasumi Koukou (Kaoru Nitta)
  • Gaki no Ryoubun series 3: Saikyou Hiiruzu (Kaoru Nitta)
  • Gaki no Ryoubun series 4: Uwasa no Shinzui (Kaoru Nitta)
  • Gaki no Ryoubun series 5: Akuun no Jouken (Kaoru Nitta)
  • Junjou Boy Series 1: Junjou Boy Kinryouku (Ritsu Asaka)
  • Junjou Boy Series 2: Junjou Heart Kaihouku (Ritsu Asaka)
  • Kageki series 1: Kageki ni Aishite (Shikyuriru/Shiki)
  • Kageki series 2: Kageki ni Dokusenyoku (Shikyuriru/Shiki)
  • Kageki series 3: Kageki ni I Love You (Shikyuriru/Shiki)
  • Kageki series 4: Kageki ni Koi Meikyuu (Shikyuriru/Shiki)
  • Kageki series 5: Kageki ni Tengoku (Shikyuriru/Shiki)
  • Sakurazawa vs Hakuhou series 2: Houkengo no Nayameru Kankei (Katsumi Hirose)
  • SEVENTH HEAVEN (Kanade)
  • WRITERZ (Hyoma Kiritani)

Solo discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

zui ( ?, lit. "marrow) is the first solo album by Showtaro Morikubo, released in 2001. "The Answer" and "Moon Light" were the album's promotional tracks, being used in the video game series Rockman X as the opening themes to Rockman X6. "The Answer" appeared as the album's only single, paired with the B-side "Happy Monday Man". The concert for this album - later released on DVD and included the promotional video for "The Answer" - is entitled "Showtaro Morikubo Live House Tour '01 ~Okubyō Mono no G Kōi~" (臆病者のG行為 lit. "G Conduct of a Coward").

  1. Build Up!!! [鍛]
  2. Power
  3. G Kōi (G行為 lit. "G Conduct")
  4. Karada Kensa (身体検査 lit. "Physical Examination")
  5. Rainy Day
  6. The Answer
  7. Hedgehog Peter
  8. Okubyō Mono (臆病者 lit. "Coward")
  9. Moon Light
  10. End of the Sky

kyo (叫〜kyo〜 lit. "exclaim")

  1. 叫〜kyo〜
  2. Key
  3. dizzy candy
  4. DoPaMiNe
  5. My Destination
  6. Crazy night
  7. Never surrender
  8. Home sweet home
  9. Parallel World
  10. Catharsis-Dinner
  11. Whenever I go
  12. UNDER CONSTRUCTION
  13. Ride Free
  14. never ends...

rin (凛〜rin〜 lit. "frigid)

  1. Introduction Rin
  2. Let's get started
  3. Cloudy sky
  4. D.I.G.
  5. MIRROR
  6. 〜interlude〜 「Detox」
  7. Fatboy
  8. nothing to lose
  9. gravIty
  10. Stand down
  11. Water in the tub
  12. Mr.CLOWN

Solo singles[edit]

  • The Answer
  • being the TRY
  • Lazy Mind
  • Ride Free
  • Parallel World
  • Stand down
  • Mr.CLOWN
  • CHAIN REACTION (to be released 2013.11.20)

Other discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Hard Spirit is an album released from one of Morikubo's most popular voice actor units, Heart-beat, in which he paired up with fellow voice actor Hiroki Takahashi. The album spawned two singles, "Shootin' Stars" and "Continued". This album was also featured in a three part live action series, "Cross Chord", a drama starring both voice actors as the lead characters. In addition to the main album, both Morikubo and Takahashi released separate albums (titled Show and Hero for each artist, respectively) containing solo versions of the Hard Spirit songs, along with two exclusively solo tracks, each (both of which are also included on "Hard Spirit"). Morikubo sings alone in "Hurry Up Drive" and "Change or Never change", and Takahashi's solos are "Thanks for..." and "Believe me".

  1. Cross Chord
  2. Shootin' Stars (Movie Version)
  3. Continued (Movie Version)
  4. Hurry Up Drive
  5. Change or Never Change
  6. Thanks for...
  7. Believe Me
  8. Shootin' Stars (Single Version)
  9. Continued (Single Version)

Singles[edit]

  • CONTINUED
  • Shootin' stars

Notable songs[edit]

  • "Moon Light", used in Rockman X6 as the main opening theme.
  • "The Answer", used as a second opening theme for the aforementioned game.
  • "Lazy Mind", used as the ending theme for Rockman X7. It is still heard in the English release of the game, but is instrumental only.
  • "Begin the Try" (begin the TRY), used as the second ending theme to the anime Rockman.EXE.

DVD[edit]

  • Showtaro Morikubo Okubyō Mono no G Kōi Live House Tour '01
  • Cross Chord (Volumes 1-3)

External links[edit]