|Native name||中田 譲治|
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 Kazuya Mishima in the Tekken series.
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.
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. Nakata said that his role in the 1996 anime Escaflowne helped advance his career; there he played Folken. 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.
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. He later reprised 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. In 2005, he picked up voice roles as villains Megatron in Transformers Cybertron and Amshel Goldsmith in Blood+. He voiced Roy Revant, the protagonist of SoltyRei.; the director for SoltyRei would later cast him as the narrator in the Amagami SS visual novel anime adaptation.
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. In 2014, he reprised his role of Kirei for the Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works television series.
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.
|Arc the Lad -Seirei no Tasogare||Ganz||PS2|||
|Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends||Uesugi||PS2|||
|Samurai Warriors 2||Uesugi, Tokugawa Ieyasu||PS2, also Xtreme Legends|||
|Samurai Warriors 3||Uesugi, Tokugawa Ieyasu||PS2|||
|2015||Samurai Warriors 4||Tokugawa Ieyasu|||
|Bakuretsu Hunter||Saiba Isui|||
|Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan||Gyuki|||
|Lodoss Tou Senki Kaze to Honoo no Majin||Jin|||
|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 Florrick|
|300||Leonidas I||Voice dub for Gerard Butler|
|The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian||Valley Storm|
|American Beauty||Buddy Kane||Voice dub for Peter Gallagher|
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- "Ryoko Shiraishi, Jouji Nakata Join Aquarion Logos TV Anime's Cast". Anime News Network. May 7, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
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- "2nd Arpeggio of Blue Steel Film's Trailer, New Characters, Date Unveiled". Anime News Network. January 30, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
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- "Jouji Nakata Voices Virtual Singer Macne Nana's 'Dad'". Anime News Network. February 27, 2010. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
- Official agency profile (Japanese)
- Goo News profile (Japanese)
- Jouji Nakata at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Jouji Nakata convention appearances on AnimeCons.com
- Jouji Nakata at the Internet Movie Database