Jouji Nakata

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Jouji Nakata
Native name 中田 譲治
Born (1954-04-22) April 22, 1954 (age 63)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1979–present
Agent Office Osawa

Jouji Nakata (中田 譲治, Nakata Jōji, born April 22, 1954) 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 Kenshin Uesugi in Samurai Warriors, and Kazuya Mishima in the first, second and fourth installments of the Tekken series. Due to the ominous nature of his deep strong voice, Nakata is usually cast as villains and anti-heroes.


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 him to 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 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 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.[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]



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 Texhnolyze Motoharu Kimata [3]
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 [4]
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 [5]:107
2006 Black Lagoon Kageyama [2]
2006 Hellsing Ultimate Alucard [6]
2006–07 Code Geass series Diethard Reid
2007 Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Souren Araya
2008 Amatsuki Shamon
2008–09 Tales of the Abyss Van Grants
2008–09 Linebarrels of Iron Kunio Ishigami
2009 Kurokami: The Animation Steiner [7]
2009 Saki Haramura Nodoka's father, Narration
2009 Shangri-La Momoko
2009 Canaan Taxi Driver [8]
2010 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Kirei Kotomine Feature film [9]
2010 Tegami Bachi Reverend Weller Ep. 17 [10]
2010 Angel Beats! Naoi's father Ep. 6 [11]
2010 Amagami SS Narrator (Sae Nakata Chapter) Ep. 9-12 [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][12]
2011 Kaibutsu Ōjo OVA Gilliam [13]
2011 One Piece Hody Jones [1]
2011 Working!! Hyōgo Otoo [2]
2011 Crayon Shin Chan Komachi's Husband (Ep. 617) [2]
2011–12 Fate/Zero Kirei Kotomine [14]
2011 Dream Eater Merry John Doe
2011 Doraemon Lying Mirror 3rd Series
2011 Phi Brain: Puzzle of God Enigma 3rd series
2011–12 Sket Dance Tetsuji Chūma
2011–12 Carnival Phantasm Neco-arc Chaos / Kotomine Kirei / Nrvnqsr Chaos [citation needed]
2010 Amagami SS+ plus Narrator (Sae Nakata Chapter) Ep. 9-10 [1]
2012 Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A Narration
2010 Nyaruko: Crawling with Love Lloigor Ep. 11-12 [1]
2012 Chō Soku Henkei Gyrozetter Hakase Kurudo (Dr. Claude?)
2012 Hakuōki Reimeiroku Kamo Serizawa [15]
2013 Noucome Narrator [2][16]
2013 Unbreakable Machine-Doll Sigmund [2][17]
2013–14 Log Horizon Nyanta Also second season [18][19]
2013 Tamayura: More Aggressive Maestro [20]
2014 Saki: The Nationals Narration
2014 D-Frag! Sean Konekone TV series and OAD [21]
2014–15 Samurai Warriors (Sengoku Musou) Tokugawa Ieyasu TV series [22][23]
2014 Fairy Tail Keyes [citation needed]
2014 Date A Live II Elliot Woodman [24]
2014 Akame ga Kill! River [2][25]
2014 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Kirei Kotomine TV series [26]
2014 Gugure! Kokkuri-san Shigaraki [27]
2014 Amagi Brilliant Park Rubrum the Red Dragon [28]
2014 Terra Formars Alexander Gustav Newton OVA [29]
2014 Tokyo ESP Committee Head Edoyama [30]
2015 Aquarion Logos Sōgon Kenzaki [31]
2015 Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon Vlad [32]
2015 Million Arthur Lion [33]
2015 Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova Cadenza- Shōzō Chihaya 2nd feature film in Arpeggio of Blue Steel series [34]
2016 Maho Girls PreCure! Gamets Eps. 1-18, 43-44 [citation needed]
2016 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! Ramen Shop Owner Eps. 2, 4 [citation needed]

Video games[edit]

Year Series Role Notes Source[35]
1994 Tekken Kazuya Mishima PS1
1995 Tekken 2 Kazuya Mishima PS1
1999 Tekken Tag Tournament Kazuya Mishima PS2
2003 Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits Ganz PS2 [2]
2004 Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends Uesugi PS2 [2]
2006 Samurai Warriors 2 Uesugi Kenshin, Tokugawa Ieyasu PS2, also Xtreme Legends [2]
2009 Samurai Warriors 3 Uesugi Kenshin, Tokugawa Ieyasu PS2 [2]
2014 Samurai Warriors 4 Tokugawa Ieyasu [36]
2015 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven Father Enrico Pucchi PS3, PS4
2015 Fate/Grand Order King Hassan Mobile game
Melty Blood Nero [2]
2016 Persona 5 Sojiro Sakura PS4
2017 Nier: Automata Terminal Alpha / Terminal Beta PS4, PC
2017 Nioh Date Shigezane PS4; DLC-only

Drama CDs[edit]

Series Role Notes Source[35]
Bakuretsu Hunter Saiba Isui [2]
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Gyuki [12]
Lodoss Tou Senki Kaze to Honoo no Majin Jin [2]
Planet Ladder Ido [2]
Unbreakable Machine-Doll Sigmund [17]

Dubbing roles[edit]

Series Role Notes Source[35]
300 Leonidas I Voice dub for Gerard Butler
American Beauty Buddy Kane Voice dub for Peter Gallagher
Enough Said Albert Voice dub for James Gandolfini
Exit Wounds Sergeant Lewis Strutt Voice dub for Michael Jai White
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
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Valley Storm
Transporter 2 Gianni [2]
Ronin Vincent
Watership Down Bigwig


Year Series Role Notes Source[35]
1986 Choushinsei Flashman Sir Kaura Actor, Eps. 15-48 [1]
1987 Hikari Sentai Maskman Guron Doguler Eps. 34
1988 Choujuu Sentai Liveman Great Professor Bias Actor [37]
2010 Kamen Rider OOO Narration, Birth Driver Voice, Birth Buster Voice Main Eps (Narration), Eps. 16-48 (Birth Driver Voice, Birth Buster Voice)
2011 Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Great Scientist Zaien Ep. 30 [38]
2014 Kamen Rider Gaim Roshuo Eps. 27-41 [39]
2014 Kamen Rider Gaim: Great Soccer Battle! Golden Fruits Cup! Roshuo Movie
2016 Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger Azald/Azald Legacy Eps. 1-45 (Azald), 28, 45-46 (Azald Legacy) [40]
2017 Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger the Movie: Super Sentai's Message from the Future Azald Movie

Other dubbing[edit]

  • Macne Nana series app – Gomoku Akatsuki's father[41]


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