|Born||October 21, 1972|
Sumida, Tokyo, Japan
Masakazu Morita (森田 成一, Morita Masakazu, born October 21, 1972) is a Japanese actor, voice actor and singer. He previously worked for Aoni Production. He is also the host of the radio show, Bleach B-Station. He played Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Maeda Keiji in Sengoku Basara, Marco the Phoenix in One Piece series, Tidus in Final Fantasy X, Whis in Dragon Ball Super, Auel Neider in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, Pegasus Seiya in Saint Seiya – Hades Chapter, Pod in Pokémon and Tenjuro Banno in Kamen Rider Drive Li Xin in Kingdom He won the "Best Rookie Actor" at the first Seiyu Awards. He is also the official Japanese dubbing voice of Zac Efron.
Morita attended Kyoka Junior and Senior High School. When he was in high school, he joined the brass band club and was in charge of conducting the marching band, which led him to discover the joy of entertainment. He worked as an actor at NHK Promotion, studied under film director Yukio Fukamachi, and appeared in films, stage plays, and dramas. His motion capture for the role of Zell Dincht in the 1999 PlayStation game Final Fantasy VIII was his debut as an actor.
In 2001, he voiced and motion captured for the main character, Tidus, in the PS2 game Final Fantasy X, and since then he has mainly been active as a voice actor. While originally only in charge of motion capturing for Tidus, after more than 100 people auditioned and no voice actor was chosen, Morita was finally called in for an audition and was hired. When he was chosen to play the role, he thought he could handle it because he only had to do a voice, but in reality, he was shocked when he heard his own voice on the recording and his motionless performance. When he met Hideo Ishikawa, Kazuya Nakai, and Hiroshi Kamiya, his co-stars in the game, he came to respect the fun of voice acting and their attitude toward their work, and decided that he wanted to work in the same industry as them and join the same agency. On September 1, 2003, after working as a freelancer, he moved to Aoni Production, his first voice acting agency.
In October 2004, Morita portrayed the main character Ichigo Kurosaki in the TV anime Bleach. Morita said that Ichigo was one of his favorite characters he ever played alongside Tidus. and in 2005 he was chosen to replace Tōru Furuya as the voice of the main character Pegasus Seiya in Saint Seiya: Hades. Morita was said to have shed tears of joy when he was chosen at the audition. He also voiced Ryūji Takane, the main character in Ring ni Kakero 1, and was thus selected twice to play the lead in works written by Masami Kurumada.
In 2007, he won the Best Rookie Actor award at the 1st Seiyu Awards. In 2008, he returned to the stage as a guest performer in a performance by the K-Show theater company organized by Kentarō Itō, and in October 2009, he played his first leading role and first performance as a chairman.
In 2012, Morita made his debut as a singer with RING BONES. In 2013, he confessed on his Twitter page that he was in a critical situation at one point, wavering between life and death due to anaphylactic shock. He said he had "almost died three times" due to anaphylactic shock, myocardial infarction and side effects. He was in a very dangerous state, but thanks to the efforts of doctors, he recovered.
On December 31, 2020, he announced on Twitter that he would be leaving Aoni Production, the company to which he had belonged for 17 years, and would be working as a freelancer from January 1, 2021.
- The Prince of Tennis (2001–2005), Tashiro
- Sonic X (2003), Chris Thorndyke (Adult)
- Interlude (2003), Unnamed protagonist
- One Piece (2003, 2009–2010, 2019), Marco
- Aqua Kids (2004), Juno
- Diamond Daydreams (2004), Yuu
- BECK (2004–2005), Masaru Hyōdō
- Kidou Senshi Gundam SEED Destiny (2004–2005), Auel Neider
- Onmyō Taisenki (2004–2005), Yakumo Yoshikawa
- Ring ni Kakero (2004–2011), Ryuji Takane
- Bleach (2004–2012), Ichigo Kurosaki, Hollow Ichigo
- Major (2004), Toshiya Sato
- Detective Conan (2005), Ryosuke Fukuma (Ep. 419–420), Naosuke Kurosawa (Ep. 478)
- Kiniro no Corda (2006), Hihara Kazuki
- Marginal Prince (2006), Alfred Visconti
- Baccano! (2007), Claire Stanfield
- Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings (2009), Maeda Keiji
- Eden of the East (2009), Ryō Yūki
- Bakuman (2010–2011), Kazuya Hiramaru
- Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings 2 (2010), Maeda Keiji
- SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors (2010–2011), Ryomou Dijeh
- Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! (2010–2011), Chili
- Tiger & Bunny (2011), Barnaby Brooks Jr.
- Bakuman 2 (2011–2012), Kazuya Hiramaru
- Saint Seiya Omega (2012), Sagittarius Seiya (Ep. 90)
- Bakuman 3 (2012–2013), Kazuya Hiramaru
- Kingdom (2012–2021), Shin
- Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East (2013), Hazuki
- Ace of Diamond (2013–2015), Koichiro Tanba
- Yona of the Dawn (2014), Kija
- Sengoku Basara: End of Judgement (2014), Maeda Keiji
- World Trigger (2014), Shūji Miwa
- Rage of Bahamut: Genesis (2014), Azazel
- Kiniro no Corda Blue Sky (2014), Shiro Hozumi, Kazuki Hihara
- Death Parade (2015), Yōsuke Tateishi
- The Heroic Legend of Arslan (2015), Xandes
- Kuroko's Basketball Season 3 (2015), Shōgo Haizaki
- Baby Steps Season 2 (2015), Sakuya Takagi
- Dragon Ball Super (2015), Whis, Copy Vegeta, Iru
- Fafner in the Azure: Exodus (2015), Billy Morgan
- K: Return of Kings (2015), Yukari Mishakuji
- Big Order (2016), Eiji Hoshimiya
- Rewrite (2016–2017), Kotarō Tennōji
- Tiger Mask W (2016), Kazuchika Okada
- Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul (2017), Azazel
- Major 2nd (2018), Toshiya Satō
- Black Clover (2019), Raia (Ep. 87)
- Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya (2019), Pegasus Seiya
- Shaman King (2021), Mosuke
Original video animation (OVA)
- Saint Seiya: Hades Chapter (2002–2008;OVA), Pegasus Seiya
- Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan (2005), Yamazaki
- Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!! (2008), Tarble
- Kite Liberator (2008), Rin Gaga
- Bungo Stray Dogs: Walk Alone (2017), Shōsaku Katsura
- Bleach: Memories of Nobody (2006), Ichigo Kurosaki
- Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion (2007), Ichigo Kurosaki
- Bleach: Fade to Black (2008), Ichigo Kurosaki
- Eden of the East: The King of Eden (2009), Ryō Yūki
- Eden of the East: Paradise Lost (2010), Ryō Yūki
- Bleach: Hell Verse (2010), Ichigo Kurosaki
- Sengoku Basara: The Last Party (2011), Maeda Keiji
- Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning (2012), Barnaby Brooks Jr.
- Combustible (2013), Matsukichi
- Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013), Whis
- K: Missing Kings (2014), Yukari Mishakuji
- Tiger & Bunny: The Rising (2014), Barnaby Brooks Jr.
- Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015), Whis
- Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018), Whis
- Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger (Debo Tanabanta) (Ep. 20)
- Kamen Rider Drive Dr.Tenjuro Banno/Banno Driver/Gold Drive (Ep. 33 – 46), Sigma Circular (Male Voice) (Ep. 46 – 47) (Female Voice of Ayumi Fujimura)
- Final Fantasy X (2001; video game), Tidus
- Kingdom Hearts (2002; video game), Tidus
- Final Fantasy X-2 (2003; video game), Tidus, Shuyin
- Sengoku Basara (2005), Maeda Keiji
- Riviera: The Promised Land (2005; video game), Ledah
- Bleach: Heat the Soul (series) (2005–2010; video game series), Ichigo Kurosaki
- Sengoku Basara 2 (2006; video game), Maeda Keiji
- Bleach the King of Fighters SuperNOVA2 (2007, video game), Kyo Kusanagi
- Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008, video game), Tidus
- Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy (2011, video game), Tidus
- One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (2013, video game), Marco
- Final Fantasy Explorers (2014, video game), Tidus
- Granblue Fantasy (2014, video game), Meteon, Azazel
- Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (2015, video game), Tidus
- Collar × Malice (2016; visual novel video game), Aiji Yanagi
- World of Final Fantasy (2016; video game), Tidus
- Jump Force (2019; video game), Ichigo Kurosaki, Pegasus Seiya
- Arena of Valor (2018; video game), Arthur (Japanese Voice), (2021; Collab AOV x Bleach Event), Ichigo Kurosaki (skin)
- Genshin Impact (2021; video game), Thoma
- Unknown date
- Bleach series (Ichigo Kurosaki)
- Bakumetsu Renka Shinsengumi (Kondo Hasami)
- Datenshi no Amai Yuuwaku x Kaikan Phrase (Yoshihiko "Santa" Nagai)
- Dragon Ball Heroes (Avatar: Saiyan (male), Berserker-type; Whis)
- Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (Tarble)
- Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi as Hero Modes 'Evil Voice'
- Dynasty Warriors 5 (Pang De)
- Final Fantasy VIII (Zell) as the Motion Capture
- J-Stars Victory Vs (Ichigo Kurosaki, Pegasus Seiya)
- Kiniro no Corda series (Hihara Kazuki)
- Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary (Schezo Wegey)
- Puyo Puyo 7 (Schezo Wegey)
- Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary (Schezo Wegey)
- Puyo Puyo Tetris (Schezo Wegey)
- Rewrite (Kotarou Tennouji)
- Riveria: The Promised Land (Ledah)
- Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers (Pegasus Seiya)
- Saint Seiya Senki (Pegasus Seiya)
- Sengoku Basara 2 (Maeda Keiji)
- Shiratsuyu no Kai (Nakamachi Shin)
- Signal (Yamato "None" Hoshoin)
- Summon Night: Swordcraft Story 2 (Loki)
- Sweet Fuse: At your side (Meoshi Kouta)
- The Legend of Heroes: Akatsuki no Kiseki (Lechter Arundel)
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd (Lechter Arundel)
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (Lechter Arundel)
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II (Lechter Arundel)
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (Lechter Arundel)
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV (Lechter Arundel)
- The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki (Lechter Arundel)
- Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side: 2nd Kiss (Saeki Teru)
- Transformers Armada The Game (Hot Shot)
- Yo-Jin-Bo: The Bodyguards (Yozaburo Shiraanui)
- Lupin III (2012) (Arsene Lupin)
- Special A (Tadashi Karino)
- Superior (Lakshri)
- Di[e]ce (Naoto Kanzaki)
- Zac Efron
- The Derby Stallion (Patrick McCardle)
- High School Musical (Troy Bolton)
- High School Musical 2 (Troy Bolton)
- High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Troy Bolton)
- 17 Again (Mike O'Donnell (teenage))
- Charlie St. Cloud (Charlie St. Cloud)
- The Paperboy (Jack Jansen)
- That Awkward Moment (Jason)
- Neighbors (Teddy Sanders)
- We Are Your Friends (Cole Carter)
- Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (Teddy Sanders)
- Dirty Grandpa (Jason Kelly)
- Baywatch (Matt Brody)
- Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (Ted Bundy)
- The Edge of Seventeen (Nick Mossman (Alexander Calvert))
- El Camino Christmas (Eric Roth (Luke Grimes))
- The Green Hornet (Kato (Jay Chou))
- In Time (Timekeeper Jaeger (Collins Pennie))
- Mindhunter (Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff))
- Now You See Me 2 (Li (Jay Chou))
- Outlander (King Louis XV of France (Lionel Lingelser))
- Prometheus (Chance (Emun Elliott))
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- 別冊ぱふ VOICE COLLECTION 声優インタビュー2005. Zassosha. 2005. p. 65.
- "『FFX/X-2 HDリマスター』開発者インタビュー完全版". Famitsu. April 1, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
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- 声王子 Voice of Prince Special. Enterbrain. 2006. p. 49. ISBN 978-4757730588.
- "声優・森田成一、入院していた 一時は危険な状態に アナフィラキシーショックで". Cinema Today. February 12, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
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- "Akatsuki no Yona Shōjo Fantasy Manga Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. July 1, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
- "Tomoaki Maeno, Masakazu Morita, Kana Hanazawa Join World Trigger Cast". Anime News Network. August 20, 2014.
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- "STAFF/CAST". 「K RETURN OF KINGS」オフィシャルサイト. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
- "えすのサカエの異能力アクション「ビッグオーダー」が2016年春TVアニメ化". October 26, 2015. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
- "Staff/Cast". TVアニメ「Rewrite」公式サイト. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
- "CHARACTER". タイガーマスクW 公式サイト – 東映アニメーション. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
- "Tiger Mask W Wrestling Anime Reveals Voice Cast's Roles, October Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
- "Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul's 2nd Promo Video, Cast, April Premiere Unveiled". Anime News Network. December 28, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
- "Major 2nd Anime's Promo Video Reveals Cast, Staff, April 7 Debut". Anime News Network. January 19, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
- "Bungo Stray Dogs OVA Casts Masakazu Morita as Shōsaku Katsura". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
- "Dragon Ball Super Film announcement". animenewsnetwork. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
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- "セブンティーン・アゲイン[吹]". Star Channel. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
- "きみがくれた未来[吹]". Star Channel. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
- "ペーパーボーイ 真夏の引力". Star Channel. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
- "ネイバーズ２". Star Channel. Retrieved September 24, 2019.
- "ダーティ・グランパ（ブルーレイ）". Shochiku. Retrieved December 26, 2019.
- "ベイウォッチ". Star Channel. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
- "テッド・バンディ". Twitter. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
- "スウィート17モンスター". sonypictures. Archived from the original on August 21, 2017. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
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- "アウトランダー シーズン２". Sony Pictures. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
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- Masakazu Morita at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Masakazu Morita at IMDb
- "Masakazu Morita Press Conference Anime Expo 2014". T Ono. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
- Truong, Keira (February 10, 2011). "Anime Expo 2010: Interview with Masakazu Morita". Asia Pacific Arts. Archived from the original on November 7, 2016. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
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