Kazuya Nakai

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Kazuya Nakai
Native name 中井 和哉
Born (1967-11-25) November 25, 1967 (age 47)
Hyōgo-ku, Kobe, Japan
Occupation Voice actor
Agent Aoni Production
Notable credit(s) One Piece
as Roronoa Zoro
Gintama
as Toshiro Hijikata

Kazuya Nakai (中井 和哉 Nakai Kazuya?, born November 25, 1967) is a Japanese voice actor[1] who was born in Hyōgo-ku, Kobe. He is affiliated with Aoni Production. His most notable role is Roronoa Zoro in the anime series One Piece. Other major voice roles include Toshirō Hijikata from Gintama, Date Masamune from Sengoku Basara, Mugen from Samurai Champloo, and Ultraman Max in Ultraman Max. He won a Best Supporting Actor award at the 5th Seiyu Awards in 2011 for his roles in One Piece and Gin Tama.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Series Role Notes Source[3]
1996 After War Gundam X Witz Sou Debut role [4]
1998 Blue Submarine No. 6 Captain of the Shang [4]
1999 Angel Links Sergei [4]
1999–present One Piece Roronoa Zoro [4]
2001 Hellsing Jan Valentine TV series [4]
2002 Kinnikuman: Second Generation Hanzou [4]
2002 Ai Yori Aoshi Suzuki [4]
2003 Scrapped Princess Socom [4]
2004 Ragnarok the Animation Iruga [4]
2004 Samurai Champloo Mugen
2004 Samurai Gun Matsuzaki Shunkai [4]
2004 Grenadier Yajiro Kojima
2005 Trinity Blood Tres Iqus [4]
2005 Noein Karasu, Noein
2006 Digimon Savers Gaomon
2006 Gin Tama Toshiro Hijikata [4]
2006–10 xxxHolic series Shizuka Dômeki [5]
2006 Jyu Oh Sei Zagi
2006 Death Note Kanzo Mogi [4]
2006 Hataraki Man Fumiya Sugawara
2008 Blade of the Immortal Taito Magatsu [6]
2009 Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi Ryo Washizu [4]
2009 Asura Cryin' Takaya Kagakagari Also 2nd series [7]
2009–10 Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings series Date Masamune Also Sengoku Basara II [4][8]
2009 First Love Limited Gengorou Takei [4]
2009–10 Kiddy Girl-and Torch [4]
2011 Blue Exorcist Ryuji Suguro [4][9]
2012 Brave 10 Nezu Jinpachi [10]
2012 Ixion Saga DT Sainglain [11]
2013 Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman Roman [12]
2013 Toriko Roronoa Zoro Ep. 99[a] [4]
2013 Ghost in the Shell: Arise Borma OVA [13]
2014 Space Dandy Dolph Ep. 10 [14]
2014 Magical Warfare Kippei Washizu [15]
2014 Broken Blade General Borcuse [16]
2014 Hero Bank Fukuta Kanemaru [17]
2014 Aldnoah.Zero Koichirō Marito [18]
2014 Sengoku Basara: End of Judgement Date Masamune
2015 Death Parade Takashi Ep. 1 [19]
2015 Blood Blockade Battlefront Zapp Renfro [20]
2015 Ghost in the Shell: Arise Alternative Architecture Borma TV series
2015 God Eater Soma Schicksal [21]


Theater animation[edit]

List of voice performances in feature films
Year Series Role Notes Source[3]
1995 Sailor Moon Super S: The Movie Oranja [4]
2012 Rainbow Fireflies Kenzo (adult) [22]
2013 Persona 3 The Movie: No. 1, Spring of Birth Shinjiro Aragaki [23]
2014 Persona 3 The Movie: No. 2, Midsummer Knight's Dream Shinjiro Aragaki [24]
2015 Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' Tagoma [25]
2015 Ghost in the Shell: The Movie Borma [26][27]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Series Role Notes Source[3]
1996 Meltylancer: Ginga Shoujo Keisatu 2086 Brass, Grianos Sega Saturn [4]
1997 Dynasty Warriors series Xiahou Dun, Dian Wei
1997 Sparkling Feather Garnet PC FX [4]
1997 Langrisser IV Cleones, Bruno, Rivers Sega Saturn [4]
1997 Saturn Bomberman Fight!! Denta Sega Saturn [4]
2001 Final Fantasy X Wakka [4]
2003 Final Fantasy X-2 Wakka [4]
2005 Sengoku Basara series Date Masamune [4][28]
2006 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Shinjiro Aragaki
2006–08 Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side: 2nd Kiss PS2, Also Second season for NDS [4]
2006 Gundam Battle Royale Eigar PSP [4]
2006 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood Jonathan (child) PS2 [4]
2007 Shining Wind Hyoun PS2 [4]
2009 Garnet Chronicle Henson PSP [4]
2010 God Eater series Soma [21]
2013 Shining Ark Adam
2014 Hero Bank Fukuta Kanemaru [17]
2015 Ryū ga Gotoku 0 Yamagata PS3, PS4 [4]


Drama CDs[edit]

List of voice performances in audio dramas
Series Role Notes Source[3]
Double Call [4]
D-Xhird Schneider [4]
Gekkan Tokimeki Memorial 13 [4]
Megami Ibunroku Persona Kido Reiji [4]
Persona 3 character drama CD vol 3 [4]
Ragnarok the Animation Iruga [4]
Tokimeki Memorial Love Song wo Kimi ni Atsushi Kudou [4]


Dubbing[edit]

List of dub performances in overseas productions
Series Role Voice dub for / Notes Source[3]
Annie William "Will" Stacks Jamie Foxx
Blue Bloods Danny Reagan Donnie Wahlberg
The Bourne Legacy Aaron Cross Jeremy Renner
Las Vegas Danny McCoy Josh Duhamel
The Thieves Johnny Derek Tsang

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miwa's Dogs Action Manga to Be Animated (Updated)". Anime News Network. November 19, 2008. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "5th Annual Seiyū Award Winners Announced". Anime News Network. March 5, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e 青二プロダクション 中井和哉. aoni.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ 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 Doi, Hitoshi. "Search results for "Nakai Kazuya" in ALL database". Hitoshi Doi's Seiyuu Database. 
  5. ^ "XXXHOLiC Manga to Have 2-DVD Anime in Japan Next Year (Update 3)". Anime News Network. July 15, 2008. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Blade of the Immortal TV Anime Confirmed for Summer (Updated)". Anime News Network. March 23, 2008. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  7. ^ "StarChild:アスラクライン". starchild.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Anime for Sengoku Basara Action Games Confirmed for 2009". Anime News Network. October 9, 2008. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Blue Exorcist TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Streamed". Anime News Network. December 18, 2010. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Brave10 Historical Adventure TV Anime Slated for January". Anime News Network. October 20, 2011. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream Ixion Saga DT Fantasy Anime (Updated)". Anime News Network. September 30, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Monkey Punch's Phantom Thief Anime Roman Shown in Promo". Anime News Network. December 29, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Ghost in the Shell Arise and Blu-ray Kill la Kill Released Monday". Anime News Network. November 23, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Space Dandy Anime's 2nd Season's Promo Previews New Characters". Anime News Network. June 5, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Magical Warfare Anime's 1-Minute Promo Streamed". Anime News Network. December 30, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Broken Blade Films Updated for TV With Spinoff OVA in the Works". Anime News Network. February 2, 2014. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  17. ^ a b "Hero Bank 3DS Game's Promo Announces TV Anime Adaptation". Anime News Network. January 10, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Sachika Misawa, Mikako Komatsu, Taishi Murata Join Aldnoah.Zero Cast". Anime News Network. May 31, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Death Billiards' Death Parade Show Previewed in 2nd Video". Anime News Network. December 12, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Blood Blockade Battlefront Casts Yūma Uchida, Sets April Debut". Anime News Network. November 11, 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "God Eater Anime's TV Ad Previews Oldcodex Song". Anime News Network. June 17, 2015. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  22. ^ 虹色ほたる~永遠の夏休み~公式サイト 東映アニメーション|スタッフキャスト. 虹色ほたる―永遠の夏休み (in Japanese). Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Persona 3 The Movie #1's New Promo Streamed". Anime News Network. November 17, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 
  24. ^ "2nd Persona 3 Film's 1st Trailer, Cast, & Staff Unveiled". Anime News Network. February 14, 2014. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Kazuya Nakai, Shiro Saito, Shokotan Join 2015 Dragon Ball Z Film's Cast". Anime News Network. February 24, 2015. 
  26. ^ "Movie "Ghost in the Shell Evangelion" STAFF & CAST". Kokaku-A Blog. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  27. ^ "2015 Ghost in the Shell Film's 1st Teaser Previews Animation". Anime News Network. January 8, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  28. ^ "Sengoku Basara Film Dated June 4 with PSP Game in Summer (Updated)". Anime News Network. January 3, 2011. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Toriko episode 99, "Run, Strongest Army! Toriko, Luffy, Goku!", was a cross-over episode with One Piece and Dragon Ball Z

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