Jouji Nakata

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Jouji Nakata
Native name 中田 譲治
Born April 22
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1979–present
Agent Office Osawa

Jouji Nakata (中田 譲治 Nakata Jōji?) (born April 22) is a Japanese voice actor who is affiliated with the Office Osawa agency. His major voice roles include Giroro in Sgt. Frog, Alucard in Hellsing, Roy Revant in Solty Rei, and the title character in Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo. In video game franchises, he voices Kirei Kotomine in the Fate/stay night, Ieyasu Tokugawa and Uesugi in Samurai Warriors, and Resident Evil‍ '​s Albert Wesker in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3.

Biography[edit]

Nakata studied at the Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music. His first roles were for live-action works where his major characters portrayed included Sir Cowler in Choushinsei Flashman and Great Professor Bias in Choujuu Sentai Liveman of the Super Sentai series. He was doing theater work as well as live-action drama and voice dubbing when Michiko Nomura, who had worked on Sazae-san, suggested he become a voice actor. Nakata said in an interview with Sutoraiku that he compared the pay for the roles and was very astonished by the difference, so he then switched to full-time voice acting.[1]

He narrated Mobile Suit Victory Gundam which aired in 1993. In 1994, he voiced Murakumo Yagami, the series' main antagonist in Blue Seed. In the 1994 anime film Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie he voiced Balrog (Street Fighter) when the character was named M. Bison.[2] Nakata said that his role in the 1996 anime Escaflowne helped advance his career; there he played Folken.[1][2] He would continue to voice major antagonists including Gaav in Slayers Next, Stargazer in Lost Universe, and Brian J. Mason in Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040.[2]

In 2001, he voiced the antihero Alucard (Hellsing) in the Hellsing TV series. Looking back at his career, Nakata said that Alucard was the one character he most enjoyed voicing and the easiest one to portray. He said that villain characters and ones with distinct personalities were easier than ones with not much personality as they can be shaped and changed up.[1] He would reprise his role as Alucard in the Hellsing Ultimate OVAs.

The year 2004 saw Nakata in some breakout roles. He voiced the title character in Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo which was popular among the late night adult audience, but he also joined Sgt. Frog in voicing Corporal Giroro, which was popular with kids and adults as it aired during prime time.[1] In 2005, he picked up voice roles as villains Megatron in Transformers Cybertron and Amshel Goldsmith in Blood+.[1][2] He voiced Roy Revant, the protagonist of SoltyRei.;[2] the director for SoltyRei would later cast him as the narrator in the Amagami SS visual novel anime adaptation.[1]

He joined the Fate/stay night video game franchise, voicing Kirei Kotomine in the 2004 game, its anime adaptation in 2006, its feature film Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works in 2010, and the prequel series Fate/zero. In his interview, Nakata said that co-creator Kinoko Nasu had known him since his Tokusatsu days, and that he had been involved in many of Type-Moon's titles.[1] In 2014, he reprised his role of Kirei for the Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works television series.

In 2013 he was the narrator for Noucome, voiced lead character Sigmund in Unbreakable Machine-Doll,[2] and voiced Nyanta in Log Horizon.

In video games, he voiced in the Samurai Warriors (Sengoku Musou) series as Uesugi and Tokugawa Ieyasu. In overseas dubbing, he has voiced various characters in shows and films such as 300, Sex and the City, and The Little Mermaid. Nakata said that because of his live-action background, he felt comfortable with portraying the overseas dubbing roles, although he still enjoyed the creativity coming from the two-dimensional anime characters.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
1988 Legend of Galactic Heroes Leopold Schumach [2]
1990 Record of Lodoss War Jester OAV [2]
1993–94 Mobile Suit Victory Gundam Narrator, Godward Hain, Leonid Armodoval [2]
1994 Dirty Pair Flash Waldes [2]
1994 Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie M. Bison [2]
1994 Blue Seed Murakumo Yagami [2]
1994–95 Shippu Iron Leaguer Fighter Spirits/Silver Jasutisu [2]
1995 Armitage III: Dual Matrix Strings [2]
1996– Case Closed Various characters [2]
1996 Power Dolls Stan Finkle OAV ep 2 [2]
1996 The Vision of Escaflowne Folken Fanel [2]
1996 Slayers Next Gaav [2]
1996 X the Movie Kusanagi Shiyu [2]
1996–98 Rurouni Kenshin Lentz [2]
1996–97 Brave Command Dagwon Brave Seijin [2]
1997 Ehrgeiz Camel [2]
1997 Macross Dynamite 7 Graham [2]
1998 Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 Brian J. Mason [2]
1998–2000 Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight Kashue [2]
1998 Cowboy Bebop MPU Ep. 9 [2]
1998 Lost Universe Stargazer [2]
1998 Serial Experiments Lain Man in Black [2]
1998 Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Childman [2]
2000 Boogiepop Phantom Spooky Electric [2]
2000 Argento Soma Michael Heartland [2]
2001 Hellsing Alucard TV series [2]
2001 Samurai Girl Real Bout High School Giroro [2]
2001 Condor Hero Kakusei [2]
2002 RahXephon Jin Kunugi [2]
2002 Macross Zero Sara's father, Bird Human [2]
2003 Fullmetal Alchemist Halling [2]
2003 Ninja Scroll Rouga TV [2]
2003– Peacemaker Kurogane Hijikata Toshizō [2]
2003 E's Otherwise Branded [2]
2003 Gungrave Lad Carabell [2]
2003 Gad Guard Bart [2]
2003–07 Naruto Baki [2]
2003 Requiem from the Darkness Kitabayashi Danjou [2]
2004–05 Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo [2]
2004 Elfen Lied Sakatou (Bando?) [2]
2004 Fafner in the Azure: Dead Aggressor Kōzō Minashiro (Soushi's father) [2]
2004 Ragnarok The Animation Herman [2]
2004–05 Samurai Champloo Momochi Ginsa [2]
2004–present Sgt. Frog series Corporal Giroro [3]
2005 The Princess in the Birdcage Kingdom King [2]
2005 Transformers: Cybertron Megatron [1]
2005–06 Blood+ Amshel Goldsmith [2]
2005–06 SoltyRei Roy Revant [2]
2006 Fate/stay night Kirei Kotomine [4]
2006 Black Lagoon Kageyama [2]
2006 Hellsing Ultimate Alucard [5]
2006–07 Code Geass series Diethard Reid
2007 Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Souren Araya
2008–09 Tales of the Abyss Van Grants
2008–09 Linebarrels of Iron Kunio Ishigami
2009 Kurokami: The Animation Steiner [6]
2009 Shangri-La Momoko
2010 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Kirei Kotomine Feature film [7]
2010 Amagami SS Narrator [1]
2010 Strike Witches 2 General B Ep. 10 [2]
2010 Demon King Daimao Peterhausen [2]
2010–11 Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Gyuki Also Demon Capital [2][8]
2011 One Piece Hody Jones [1]
2011 Working!! Hyōgo Otoo [2]
2011–12 Fate/Zero series Kirei Kotomine [9]
2011 Dream Eater Merry John Doe
2011 Phi Brain: Puzzle of God Enigma 3rd series
2011–12 Sket Dance Tetsuji Chūma
2012 Chō Soku Henkei Gyrozetter Hakase Kurudo (Dr. Claude?)
2012 Hakuōki Reimeiroku Kamo Serizawa [10]
2013 Noucome Narrator [2][11]
2013 Unbreakable Machine-Doll Sigmund [2][12]
2013–14 Log Horizon Nyanta Also second season [13][14]
2013 Tamayura: More Aggressive Maestro [15]
2014 D-Frag! Sean Konekone TV series and OAD [16]
2014–15 Samurai Warriors (Sengoku Musou) Tokugawa Ieyasu TV series [17][18]
2014 Date A Live II Elliot Woodman [19]
2014 Akame ga Kill! River [2][20]
2014 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Kirei Kotomine TV series, also Season 2 [21]
2014 Gugure! Kokkuri-san Shigaraki [22]
2014 Terra Formars Alexander Gustav Newton OVA [23]
2014 Tokyo ESP Committee Head Edoyama [24]
2015 Aquarion Logos Sōgon Kenzaki [25]
2015 Million Arthur Lion [26]
2015 Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova Cadenza- Shōzō Chihaya 2nd feature film in Arpeggio of Blue Steel series [27]


Video games[edit]

Year Series Role Notes Source[28]
Arc the Lad -Seirei no Tasogare Ganz PS2 [2]
Melty Blood Nero [2]
Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends Uesugi PS2 [2]
Samurai Warriors 2 Uesugi, Tokugawa Ieyasu PS2, also Xtreme Legends [2]
Samurai Warriors 3 Uesugi, Tokugawa Ieyasu PS2 [2]
2015 Samurai Warriors 4 Tokugawa Ieyasu [29]


Drama CDs[edit]

Series Role Notes Source[28]
Bakuretsu Hunter Saiba Isui [2]
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Gyuki [8]
Lodoss Tou Senki Kaze to Honoo no Majin Jin [2]
Planet Ladder Ido [2]
Unbreakable Machine-Doll Sigmund [12]

Dubbing roles[edit]

Series Role Notes Source[28]
Men in Black 3 Animal Boris
Big Hero 6 General
Sex and the City Mister Big Voice dub for Chris Noth
The Good Wife Peter Frolic
300 Leonidas I Voice dub for Gerard Butler
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Valley Storm
Transporter 2 Gianni [2]
American Beauty Buddy Kane Voice dub for Peter Gallagher
Ronin Vincent


Other dubbing[edit]

  • Macne Nana series app – Gomoku Akatsuki's father[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "SUTORAIKUanime Exclusive: Interview with Nakata Jouji". Sutoraiku Anime. August 28, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq Doi, Hitoshi. "Search results for "Nakata Jouji" in ALL database". Hitoshi Doi's Seiyuu Databaes. Retrieved July 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sgt. Frog Gets New TV Flash Anime By Sunrise". Anime News Network. December 8, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ Oochi, Yoko. "The Official Art of Fate/stay night". (January 2007) Newtype USA. pp. 101–107.
  5. ^ "Hellsing Ultimate III". Hellsing Ultimate. Episode 3. October 4, 2014. Closing credits. Adult Swim. 
  6. ^ "Black God Manga Confirmed to Get Anime by Sunrise". Anime News Network. October 2, 2008. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works Film Confirmed (Updated)". Anime News Network. August 6, 2009. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Nurarihyon no Mago Dated & Casted, Hetalia Film Dated". Anime News Network. February 28, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Fate/Zero 2nd Season Set for April 7 With Preview On 6th". Anime News Network. March 12, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream Hakuoki Reimeiroku TV Anime". Anime News Network. July 9, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Ore no Nōnai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Come o Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru TV Anime's Promo Streamed". Anime News Network. August 9, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Kana Asumi, Nobuhiko Okamoto Join Unbreakable Machine-Doll Anime". Anime News Network. May 17, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Takuma Terashima, Emiri Kato Star in Log Horizon Fantasy Anime". Anime News Network. March 27, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Log Horizon 2 Anime Moves to Studio DEEN". Anime News Network. September 20, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  15. ^ "2nd Tamayura Season's New Characters Appear in 2nd Promo". Anime News Network. June 22, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  16. ^ "D-Frag! Manga to Bundle Original Anime DVD". Anime News Network. March 24, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Samurai Warriors/Sengoku Musou Gets TV Anime in March". Anime News Network. January 11, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Samurai Warriors/Sengoku Musou TV Anime Slated for March 21". Anime News Network. January 11, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Saeko Zogo, Kanami Satou Join Date A Live II Cast". Anime News Network. February 17, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Crunchyroll - Jouji Nakata, Hitomi Nabatame and Anri Katsu Join "Akame ga Kill!" Cast". Crunchyroll. August 16, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Fate/Stay Night Anime Remake's Cast, Staff Revealed". Anime News Network. March 24, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Gugure! Kokkuri-san TV Anime's 1st TV Ad Previews 'Fluffy Comedy'". Anime News Network. September 7, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Hidenobu Kiuchi, Tomokazu Sugita Lead Terra Formars OVA Cast". Anime News Network. April 26, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Hiromi Konno, Kazuhiko Inoue Join Tokyo ESP Anime's Cast". Anime News Network. June 2, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Ryoko Shiraishi, Jouji Nakata Join Aquarion Logos TV Anime's Cast". Anime News Network. May 7, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  26. ^ "Million Arthur RPGs' 4-Panel Manga Gets Web Anime in Fall". Anime News Network. June 11, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  27. ^ "2nd Arpeggio of Blue Steel Film's Trailer, New Characters, Date Unveiled". Anime News Network. January 30, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  28. ^ a b c "中田 譲治  - 俳優、声優、ナレーター、DJ、タレントの株式会社大沢事務所". osawa-inc.co.jp. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  29. ^ "Samurai Warriors 4 PS4, PS3, Vita Game's Launch Trailer Streamed". Anime News Network. October 23, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  30. ^ "Jouji Nakata Voices Virtual Singer Macne Nana's 'Dad'". Anime News Network. February 27, 2010. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 

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