Tomokazu Sugita

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Tomokazu Sugita
Native name 杉田 智和
Born (1980-10-11) October 11, 1980 (age 34)
Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Voice actor

Tomokazu Sugita (杉田 智和 Sugita Tomokazu?, born October 11, 1980 in Saitama Prefecture) is a Japanese voice actor employed by Atomic Monkey.[1] Best known for his role as Gintoki in Gintama, he also voices Kyon in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Ragna the Bloodedge in Blazblue, and Joseph Joestar in the 2012 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. He is also one of the three hosts on the radio show Bururaji (BlueRadio) promoting the videogame Blazblue which is produced and released on Nico Nico Douga.

He plays the male lead, Yuichi Aizawa in Kanon. At the 33rd Anime Grand Prix, his voice character Gintoki Sakata won the most favorite male character which means Sugita's character roles consecutively won the most favorite male character in 2009 and 2010 Anime Grand Prix. Uniquely, those characters are from different anime: Kyon from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009) and Gintoki Sakata from Gintama (2010). Sugita and Yūichi Nakamura also work together in the Blazblue series as the protagonist Ragna and antagonist Hazama respectively.

In 2010, he was part of a live-action film, Wonderful World, along with fellow voice actors, Mamoru Miyano, Tomokazu Seki, Rikiya Koyama, Yuka Hirata, Showtaro Morikubo, and Daisuke Namikawa.[2]

Sugita won the "Best Supporting Actor" Award in the third Seiyu Awards in 2009.[3]


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  1. ^ "杉田智和プロフィール" (Japanese). Retrieved February 3, 2010.
  2. ^ "Namikawa Directs 1st Film: Live-Action Wonderful World". December 8, 2009. Anime News Network. (Accessed January 30, 2010).
  3. ^ "3rd Annual Seiyū Award Winners Officially Announced (Updated)". Anime News Network. March 7, 2009. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ Maeda, Hisashi (November 2007). "The Official Art of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya". Newtype USA 6 (11): pp. 133–139. ISSN 1541-4817. 
  5. ^ "Anime Expo® 2008 Announces the 2008 SPJA Award Winners" (Press release). 2008-07-09. 
  6. ^ "Hakushaku to Yōsei Promotional Video Streamed". Anime News Network. August 30, 2008. Retrieved January 9, 2015. 
  7. ^ "『キューティクル探偵因幡』放送局&第3弾キャスト情報を公開 - ニュース - アニメイトTV" (in Japanese). Animate. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Takuya Eguchi, Tomokazu Sugita Join Pokémon: The Origin Cast". Anime News Network. September 6, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ 杉田智和さん(初芝役)からコメントをいただきました! (in Japanese). Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Assassination Classroom TV Anime Casts Jun Fukuyama, Tomokazu Sugita, Shizuka Itou". Anime News Network. 2014-09-25. 
  11. ^ かってにコープス祭 (in Japanese). Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  12. ^ "『PROJECT X ZONE 2:BRAVE NEW WORLD(プロジェクト クロスゾーン2:ブレイブニューワールド)』新たな参戦キャラクターを公開!!" (in Japanese). Famitsu. May 13, 2015. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Metal Gear's Shinkawa Draws Pacific Rim Poster & Japan's Creators Laud Film". Retrieved July 17, 2013. 

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