Kazuhiko Inoue

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Kazuhiko Inoue
Native name 井上 和彦
Born (1954-03-26) March 26, 1954 (age 61)
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1973–present.
Agent B-Box
Notable credit(s) Cyborg 009 (1979) as Joe Shiamura/009
Touch as Akio Nitta
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam as Jerrid Messa
Naruto as Kakashi Hatake
Website http://ameblo.jp/kazufan/

Kazuhiko Inoue (井上 和彦 Inoue Kazuhiko?, born March 26, 1954)[1] is a Japanese voice actor.

Biography[edit]

Since his debut in 1973, Inoue has become one of Japan's most well established voice actors. His early roles from the 1970s include Anthony in Candy Candy, and later as Joe in the 1979 remake of Cyborg 009. In the 1980s, Inoue's work ranged from the adult-oriented Oishinbo (The Gourmet) to the popular Legend of Heavenly Sphere Shurato for the younger generation. More recently, he is known internationally for roles such as Kakashi Hatake in Naruto, Eiri Yuki in Gravitation, Aion in Chrono Crusade, Hatori Sohma in Fruits Basket, and Nyanko-sensei/Madara in Natsume Yūjin Chō. Inoue's voice performance is often described as natural and relaxed.

This wide and versatile vocal range allows Inoue to voice roles of varying personality types: hot-blooded, righteous main characters such as Joe in Cyborg 009, Akira Kogane in Golion, and Kusanagi in Blue Seed; cold and indifferent Eiri Yuki; always fussing, hilarious, yet truly powerful mazoku (demon), Guenter in Kyo Kara Maoh!; the dangerously seductive Aion; and sexy Chi no Byakko, Tachibana no Tomomasa in Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Hachiyō Shō. Inoue is also well known for more unusual roles such as the transvestite Nagisa Sawa in Haru wo Daiteita, and Shiron the Windragon in Legendz, who spends half his time as a screeching hamster.

Inoue does voices for anime, video games, drama CDs, Japanese-dubbed movies, and audio books. He has put out many LP and CD albums and has sung in various anime character albums. His most well-known songs are the ones related to the Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Hachiyō Shō series, which he performs live on stage at the annual NeoRomance voice acting events in Japan. In recent years, Inoue has also tried his hand in backstage work such as sound directing. He has set up his own voice acting agency and school, B-Box, to teach the next generation voice talents.

Being a second-generation A-bomb survivor, Kazuhiko Inoue feels strongly against wars. In his autobiographical piece, "Ai ni Tsuite", (愛について About Love, from his CD album Ai, 2003) Inoue expresses his longings for world peace and his love and respect for the ocean and Mother Earth. Similar thoughts can often be seen in the entries he writes in his Kazufan Blog. He was also a close friend of the late fellow voice actor Daisuke Gori. Recently, Inoue won as "Best Supporting Actor" in the Third Seiyu Awards for his role as Nyanko-sensei in Natsume Yūjin Chō.

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

Year Series Role Notes Source[1]
1975 Ikkyu-san Tetsusai Debut role [2]
1976 Candy Candy Anthony Brown   [2]
1977 Chogattai Majutsu Robot Ginguiser Goro Shirogane   [2]
1978 Captain Future Ken Scott   [2]
1978 Galaxy Express 999 Geronimo   [2]
1979 Anne of Green Gables Gilbert   [2]
1979–80 Cyborg 009 Joe Shimamura Also Chou Ginga Densetsu '80 [2]
1980 Muteking, The Dashing Warrior Rin Yuuki   [2]
1981 Beast King GoLion Akira Kogane   [2]
1981 Fang of the Sun Dougram Crinn Cashim   [2]
1981 Urusei Yatsura Tsubame Ozuno   [2]
1982–83 Magical Princess Minky Momo Jimru   [2]
1983 Magical Angel Creamy Mami Shingo Tachibana   [2]
1983–86 Captain Tsubasa Carlos Santana   [2]
1984 Starzan S Hoshio Yumeno / Starzan S   [2]
1984–85 Persia, the Magic Fairy Kenji Sawaki   [2]
1984–85 Bismark Bill Wilcox   [2]
1985 Blue Comet SPT Layzner Eiji   [2]
1985 Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Jerid Messa   [2]
1985–87 Touch Akito Nitta Also OVAs [2]
1985 Cosmo Police Justy Justy Kaizard OVA [2]
1985 Mujigen Hunter Fandora Sorto OVA [2]
1985 Ninja Senshi Tobikage Sho   [2]
1985 Shōwa Ahōzoshi Akanuke Ichiban! Koujirou   [2]
1986 Megazone 23 Part II Garam OVA [2]
1986 Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos Rom Stol   [2]
1986; Windaria Jiru   [2]
1986 Urban Square Ryo Matsumoto OVA [2]
1986 Grey Grey   [2]
1987 Bats & Terry Batsu   [2]
1987–88 Hiatari Ryōkō! Katsuhiko Muraki   [2]
1987 City Hunter Shinichi Yotsui Episode 22 [2]
1987 Zillion Champ   [2]
1987 Yōtōden Hayate no Sakon OVA [2]
1987 The Phoenix: Chapter of Yamato Oguna OVA [2]
1987 Dangaioh Burst OVA [2]
1987 Battle Royal High School Yuuki Toshihiro OVA [2]
1987 Daimajū Gekitō: Hagane no Oni Haruka Alford OVA [2]
1987 Junk Boy Manai Tetsu OVA [2]
1988 Sonic Soldier Borgman Chuck Sweagar    
1988 Ace wo Nerae! 2 Takayuki Todou OVA [2]
1988 Vampire Princess Miyu Pazusu OVA [2]
1988 Anpanman Katsubushiman  
1988 Oishinbo Shirou Yamaoka   [2]
1988 Legend of the Galactic Heroes Dusty Attemborough OVA [2]
1989 Five Star Stories Colus III OVA [2]
1989 Rhea Gall Force Bauer OVA [2]
1989 Legend of Heavenly Sphere Shurato Karura Ou Reiga   [2]
1989–92 Ranma ½ Mikado Sanzenin   [2]
1989 Fuma no Kojirou: Yasha-hen Kousuke Mibu OVA [2]
1989–91 Earthian Kagetsuya OVA [2]
1989–90 Gall Force: Earth Chapter Bauer OVA [2]
1990 Guardian of Darkness Koichi, Buckingham OVA [2]
1990 Idol Angel Yokoso Yoko Mikki Ep. 11 [2]
1990 B.B B.B   [2]
1990 Sword for Truth Sakaki Shuranosuke   [2]
1991 Akai Hayate Hayate OVA [2]
1991 The Heroic Legend of Arslan Daryuun OVA [2]
1991 Handsome na Kanojo Okita OVA [2]
1991–92 Tomoe ga Yuku Tojo   [2]
1991 Mosaica Jaker   [2]
1991 Here is Greenwood Kazuhiro Hasukawa OVA [2]
1991 Otohime Connection Michio Hirano OVA [2]
1991 Luna Varga Gilbert OVA [2]
1992 Adventures of Puss-in-Boots Torusen Enoki Films [2]
1992 Genji Yoshitsune   [2]
1994 Haou Taikei Ryuu Knight Larser   [2]
1994–98 Blue Seed Mamoru Kusanagi Also Blue Seed 2 and Beyond [2]
1994 Kujaku-Oh 2 Kou   [2]
1995 Elementalors Shiki   [2]
1995 Saint Tail Gen'ichirou Haneoka   [2]
1995 Super Atragon Stoner   [2]
1997 Battle Athletes Victory Eric Roberts   [2]
1997 Case Closed Takashi Date Ep. 55 [2]
1997–98 Fushigi Yuugi Rokou OVA 2 [2]
1998 Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoi yo!! Masaru-san Various characters   [2]
1998 Basara Shuri   [2]
1998 Princess Nine Hidehiko Hayakawa   [2]
1998 Touch: Miss Lonely Yesterday Akio Nitta   [2]
1999 Space Pirate Mito Mitsukuni Kagerou Also The Two Queens [2]
1999 The Legend of Black Heaven Oden stand owner, Male FBI Agent   [2]
1999 Seraphim Call Urara's Father Episode 11 [2]
1999 Excel Saga Gojo Shiouji   [2]
1999 Pokemon Utsuki Hakase Ep. 119 [2]
1999 Omishi Magical Theater: Risky Safety Bezetto Saashesu   [2]
1999 Samurai: Hunt for the Sword Torai Nanban OVA [2]
2000 Mon Colle Knights Count Collection (Prince Eccentro)   [2]
2000–01 Banner of the Stars Nereis; Nefee Also II and OVA [2]
2000 Detective Conan Ninzaburo Shiratori  
2000 Descendants of Darkness Mibu Oriya   [2]
2000–01 Gravitation Eiri Yuki   [2]
2000 Hiwou War Chronicles Ryouma Sakamoto   [2]
2001 Touch: Cross Road - Kaze no Yukue Bob   [2]
2001 Chance Pop Session Yoh Sakuramiya   [2]
2001 Fruits Basket Hatori Sohma   [2]
2002–03 Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time ~Ajisai Yumegatari~ Tomomasa Tachibana OVA
2002 Samurai Deeper Kyo Muramasa   [2]
2002 Shrine of the Morning Mist Amatsu Narita   [2]
2002 Spiral Kiyotaka Narumi   [2]
2002 Naruto Kakashi Hatake   [2]
2003 Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 2: Shiroki Ryuu no Miko Hisui OVA
2003 Kino's Journey Traveler   [2]
2003–04 The Galaxy Railways Wataru Yuuki   [2]
2003 Chrono Crusade Aion   [2]
2004–08 Kyo Kara Maoh! Günter von Christ Also 2nd and 3rd seasons [2]
2004 Legendz: Tale of the Dragon Kings Shiron the Windragon, Ranshiin  
2004–06 Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Hachiyō Shō Tomomasa Tachibana Also OVA [2]
2005 Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu Enomoto OVA [2]
2006 Ergo Proxy Kazukisu Hauer   [2]
2006 Yōkai Ningen Bem Bem   [2]
2006 Intrigue in the Bakumatsu – Irohanihoheto Sotetsu Ibaragi   [2]
2007 Moonlight Mile Goro Saruwatari   [2]
2008 Junjou Romantica You Miyagi  
2008–09 Natsume's Book of Friends Nyanko-sensei / Madara  
2009 The Sacred Blacksmith Hugo Housman   [2]
2010 Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3 Kajiwara Kagetoki OVA
2011 Fairy Tail Gildarts Clive  
2011 Guilty Crown Shuuichiro Keido  
2011 Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Narrator  
2011 Rio: Rainbow Gate! Ray   [2]
2012 Eureka Seven AO Truth/ Archetype Nirvash Neo  
2013 Red Data Girl Daisei Suzuhara  
2013 Gintama Oboro  
2013 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Cars  
2014–15 Noragami Kuraha Also OVAs and Arigato
2014 HappinessCharge PreCure! Red/Deep Mirror  
2014 Tokyo ESP Roushi Youdani  
2014 Z/X Ignition Sieger   [2]
2014 Parasyte Gotou  
2014 Majin Bone Klude/Dark Wyvern  


As crew[edit]

Year Series Role Notes Source[1]
  The Law of Ueki Dubbing director  
  Moeyo Ken Sound director  
  Kikaider Dubbing director  
  Kikaider 01 Dubbing director  
  Samurai Girl Real Bout High School Sound director  
  Spiral Sound director  
  Tactics Dubbing director  

Films[edit]

Year Series Role Notes Source[1]
1980 Cyborg 009: Legend of the Super Vortex Joe Shimamura   [2]
1991 Ranma ½: Big Trouble in Nekonron, China Bishamonten, Mikado Sanzenin   [2]
1996 X movie Yuuto Kigai   [2]
1997 Samurai X: The Motion Picture Takimi Shigure   [2]
2009 Space Battleship Yamato: Resurrection General Pascal  
2011 Children Who Chase Lost Voices Ryūji Morisaki  


Video games[edit]

Year Series Role Notes Source[1]
1991–97 Super Robot Wars series Gerid, Hwang Yan Long, others Includes F, F Kanketsuhen [2]
1993–97 Langrisser Lance PC Engine, Also I and II compilation for PlayStation [2]
1996 Star Ocean Ashlay Bernbeldt Super Famicom [3]
2000–04 SD Gundam G Generation series      
2005 Namco × Capcom Reiji Arisu PlayStation 2 [4]
2007 Everybody's Golf Portable 2      
2013 Granblue Fantasy Siegfried    
  3594e Three Kingdoms      
  Another Century's Episode 2 Albatro Nal Eiji Asuka PlayStation 2 [2]
  Harukanaru Toki no Naka de series Tomomaa Tachibana, others   [2]
  Bleach: The 3rd Phantom Seigen Suzunami   [2]
  Blue Seed Mamoru Kusanagi   [2]
2003–present Naruto series Kakashi Hatake   [2]
  Cyborg 009 009 Mega Drive [2]
  Emerald Dragon Husrum PC Engine [2]
  Gundam Battle Royale Jurid Mesa PSP [2]
  Kidou Senshi Zeta Gundam 1-2 Jerid Mesa Sega Saturn [2]
  Puyo Puyo Schezo Wegey (PC-Engine Version) [2]
  Tales of Fandom Vol. 2 Klarth F. Lester   [2]
  Tales of Phantasia Klarth F. Lester   [2]
  Tenshi no uta II: Datenshi no sentaku Kearu PC Engine [2]
  Shining Force Exa Gadofall PlayStation 2 [2]
  Startling Odyssey Leon PC Engine [2]
  Startling Odyssey II Maryuu Sensou Robin Solford PC Engine [2]
  Virus Sarge Sega Saturn [2]


Overseas dubbing[edit]

Live-action[edit]

Series Role Notes Source[1]
Agatha Christie's Marple Inspector Neil Season 4  
A.I. Henry Swinton Voice dub for Sam Roberts  
Alien Hunter Julien Rome Voice dub for James Spader [5]
Be Cool Chili Palmer Voice dub for John Travolta  
Beethoven's 3rd Richard Newton Voice dub for Judge Reinhold  
Beethoven's 4th Richard Newton Voice dub for Judge Reinhold  
Boy Meets World Alan Matthews    
Cast Away Chuck Noland Voice dub for Tom Hanks  
Double Tap Rick Pang Voice dub for Leslie Cheung
Hong Kong film
 
Elementary Mycroft Holmes Season 2  
Flags of Our Fathers James Bradley  
The Greatest American Hero Tony Villicana Voice dub for Michael Paré [6]
House of Wax Bo Sinclair Voice dub for Brian Van Holt  
General's Daughter, TheThe General's Daughter Brenner Voice dub for John Travolta  
Hannibal Hannibal Lecter TV series  
Herbie: Fully Loaded Ray Peyton Sr. Voice dub for Michael Keaton  
Kennedys, TheThe Kennedys John F. Kennedy 2011 mini-series  
Look Who's Talking James Ubriacco Voice dub for John Travolta
Also Too and Now
 
Lost Jack Shephard Voice dub for Matthew Fox  
Man of Steel Jor-El    
Natural, TheThe Natural Roy Hobbs Voice dub for Robert Redford  
NCIS Leroy Jethro Gibbs    
Noah Noah 2014 film  
Notting Hill William "Will" Thacker Voice dub for Hugh Grant  
Okinawa Rendez-vous Jimmy Tong Voice dub for Leslie Cheung  
Old School Dean Gordon "Cheese" Pritchard Voice dub for Jeremy Piven [7]
The Order William Eden Voice dub for Benno Fürmann [8]
Private Practice Jake Riley Season 5  
A Simple Life Roger 2011 drama film  
Spin City Charlie Crawford Voice dub for Charlie Sheen  
Transporter, TheThe Transporter Frank Martin Voice dub for Jason Statham  
Transporter 2 Frank Martin Voice dub for Jason Statham  
Transporter 3 Frank Martin Voice dub for Jason Statham  
Tremors Valentine Voice dub for Kevin Bacon  
Two and a Half Men Charlie Harper    
Vantage Point Agent Kent Taylor Voice dub for Matthew Fox  
Wild Wild West Gordon Voice dub for Kevin Kline  
You've Got Mail Joe "NY152" Fox Voice dub for Tom Hanks  
Zathura Dad Voice dub for Tim Robbins  

Animation[edit]

Series Role Notes Source[1]
Meet the Robinsons Cornelius Robinson (Future Lewis)  
The Little Mermaid Prince Eric  
RWBY Professor Ozpin   [9]


Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Release Date Title Catalogue Number
(Japan)
Oricon[10]
Peak
position
Weeks
charted
2008 Mataseta ne ☆ senyorīta
(Hitsujideoyasumi shirīzu Vol. 11)
HO-0019[11] 88 2
2011 Yuki
(Shukan soine CD Vol. 10)
BR-0026[12] 34 3
2013 Shinsenkumi kekkon-roku wasurenagusa dai san maki kondōisami REC-062[13] 32 2

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Release Date Title Catalogue Number
(Japan)
Oricon[14]
Peak
position
Weeks
charted
1995 "Risky Game" KIDA-105 [15]
2008 Gunther von Christ
(Kyo Kara Maoh! character song series vol 5)
MMCC-4136[16] 63 2


Drama audio recordings[edit]

Series Role Notes Source[1]
Antique Bakery    
Aoi Gakuen Playtime     [2]
Apricot Kazuaki Ichinose  
Arashi no Destiny     [2]
B Gata Doumei Drama Album Black   [2]
Den'ei Shoujo Video Girl Ai Niimai Takashi   [2]
Earthian Kageaya   [2]
Emerald Dragon Husrum   [2]
Fire Emblem     [2]
First Kiss Monogatari     [2]
Force-out Demon Chitoku  
From Beyond Keimosu  
Gall Force Earth Chapter Back to the school wars Bauer   [2]
Gekkou no Pierce Suzukage Seiki   [2]
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de series Tomomasa Tachibana, others  
The Heroic Legend of Arslan Daryun  
Kannou series      
Koko wa Green Wood Hasukawa Kazuhiro   [2]
Lodoss Tou Senki (Volume 4)   [2]
Miscast series Yuuji Fukazawa  
Mugen Chitai Megazone 23 Image Album "Ushinawareta season"     [2]
Outo Ayakashi Kitan Abe Seimei   [2]
Red River Kyle  
Rurouni Kenshin -Meiji Kenkaku Romantan- (Volume 2)     [2]
Saint Beast Saints  
Shining Force Exa Gadofall   [2]
Shinjuku Guardian Keiichiro Uesugi  
Shinsengumi Ibun Aoki Ookamitachi no Shinwa 2: Asagiiro no yoake Sakamoto Ryuuma   [2]
Shinsengumi Ibun Aoki Ookamitachi no Shinwa Ongaku Special: Makoto Sakamoto Ryuuma   [2]
Tales of Phantasia Klarth F. Lester   [2]
Ten ha Akai Kawa no Hotori Kyle   [2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Resumes:
  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 br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw dx dy dz ea eb ec ed ee ef eg eh ei ej ek el em en eo ep eq er es et eu ev Doi, Hitoshi. "Inoue Kazuhiko roles". Hitoshi Doi's Seiyuu Database. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ "声優さん出演リスト 個別表示:井上和彦(Kazuhiko Inoue)=紫花薫=紫華薫" [Voice actor's appearance list individual display: Kazuhiko Inoue = Murasaki Hana Kaoru]. Voice Artist Database (in Japanese). GamePlaza-HARUKA-. August 17, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ "PS2 NAMCO x CAPCOM キャラクター". www.namcobandaigames.co.jp. Retrieved 2015-08-23. 
  5. ^ "井上和彦さんモノ-VT&DVD(吹替え)" (in Japanese). 
  6. ^ "井上和彦さんモノ-VT&DVD(吹替え)" (in Japanese). 
  7. ^ "井上和彦さんモノ-VT&DVD(吹替え)" (in Japanese). 
  8. ^ "井上和彦さんモノ-VT&DVD(吹替え)" (in Japanese). 
  9. ^ "RWBY's Official Japanese Dub Trailer Released at Comiket 88". Anime News Network. August 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ 井上和彦のアルバム売上ランキング [Kazuhiko Inoue Album Sales Ranking]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  11. ^ "羊でおやすみシリーズ Vol.11「またせたね☆セニョリータ」" [Hitsujideoyasumi shirīzu Vol. 11 `Mataseta ne ☆ senyorīta']. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  12. ^ "週刊添い寝CD vol.10 悠生(初回限定盤)" [Shūkan soine CD vol. 10 Yūki (First press limited edition)]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  13. ^ 新撰組血魂録 勿忘草 第参巻 近藤勇 [Shinsenkumi kekkon-roku wasurenagusa dai san maki kondōisami]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  14. ^ 井上和彦のシングル売上ランキング [Kazuhiko Inoue Single Sales Rankings]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved June 18, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Risky Game – 井上和彦" [Risky Game – Kazuhiko Inoue]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  16. ^ "今日からマ王!キャラクターソングシリーズvol.5 フォンクライスト卿ギュンター(井上和彦)" [Kyo Kara Maoh! character song series vol 5: Gunther von Christ]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved July 6, 2015. 

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