Norio Wakamoto

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Norio Wakamoto
Norio Wakamoto.jpg
Native name 若本 規夫
Born (1945-10-18) October 18, 1945 (age 69)
Shimonoseki, Japan
Occupation Voice actor, narrator
Years active 1972-present
Notable credit(s) Sazae-san
as Anago-san
Dragon Ball Z
as Cell
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
as Oskar von Reuenthal
Ninja Nonsense
as Onsokumaru
Yoshinaga-san Chi no Gargoyle
as Gargoyle

Norio Wakamoto (若本 規夫 Wakamoto Norio?, born October 18, 1945) is a Japanese voice actor affiliated with the Sigma Seven Talent Agency. He was born in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, and was raised in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture. He graduated from Waseda University.

Overview[edit]

Norio Wakamoto at Desucon Frostbite 2013, Finland

After graduation from Waseda University, Wakamoto initially found employment as a police officer assigned to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's Anti-Riot Squad division before becoming a voice actor.

The quality of Wakamoto's voice is known for uniting astringency and sharpness, usually leading him to villain roles in dubbing work and games. Examples include Oskar von Reuenthal in Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Johnny in the Guilty Gear series, Barbatos Goetia in Tales of Destiny 2, Charles zi Britannia in Code Geass, Black Shadow in F-Zero GP Legend, Xemnas in the Kingdom Hearts series, Oda Nobunaga in Sengoku Basara, Cell in Dragon Ball Z, and Count Dracula in the Castlevania: Dracula X series.

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

Year Series Role Notes Source[1]
1977 Gaislugger Onoriki [2]
1982 Acrobunch Hiro Randō [2]
1983 Aura Battler Dunbine Narrator [2]
1985 Dancouga - Super Beast Machine God Shapiro Keats [2]
1986–88 Maison Ikkoku Master [2]
1986 Violence Jack: Harem Bomber Halem Bomber [2]
1986 Amon Saga Denon [2]
1986 Windaria Kyle [2]
1987 Black Magic M-66 Roger [2]
1988 Tatakae!! Ramenman Kinnikuken Banboro [2]
1988 Appleseed A.J. Sebastian [2]
1988 Virgin Fleet Wakamoto [2]
1988 Ronin Warriors Kaosu [2]
1988 Gunbuster Koichiro "Coach" Ota [2]
1988 Oishinbo Seiichi Okaboshi [2]
1988 Armor Hunter Mellowlink Sergeant Gorufi [2]
1988 Legend of the Galactic Heroes Oskar von Reuenthal [2]
1989 Goku Midnight Eye Hakuryuu Genji [2]
1989 Legend of Heavenly Sphere Shurato Shiva [2]
1989 Shin Bikkuriman Black Zeus [2]
1989 Assemble Insert Hattori [2]
1989 Guyver Oswald A. Lisker [2]
1990 AD Police Billy Fanword Ep. 3 [2]
1990 Cyber City Oedo 808 Juzo Hasegawa [2]
1990 Record of Lodoss War Woodchuck, Woodkarla OVA [2]
1990 Karasu Tengu Kabuto Fuuma Kotaro [2]
1991 Burn Up! McCoy [2]
1991 Madara (manga) Miroku [2]
1991 RG Veda Taishakuten [2]
1991 Guardian of Darkness Susanoo Ep. 2 [2]
1991 Detonator Orgun Tomoru's brother, Simmons [2]
1991 Ninja Ryuukenden Robert [2]
1991 Tobe! Kurija no Peek Father [2]
1992 Tekkaman Blade Tekkaman Omega, Kengo Aiba [2]
1992 Sailor Moon Yusuke Amade Ep. 6 [2]
1992 Dragon Ball Z Cell [2]
1992 Giant Robo Taisou [2]
1992 Ushio and Tora Hyou [2]
1992 Tenchi Muyo Ryo-Ohki Kagato [2]
1992 YuYu Hakusho Gouki, Chuu [2]
1992 Ys II: Castle in the Heavens Darm [2]
1993 Miracle Girls Mr. X [2]
1993-94 Kishin Corps Matoi Shinkai [2]
1994 Akazukin Chacha Gekko Ep. 46 [2]
1994 Plastic Little Balboa [2]
1994 801 T.T.S. Airbats Konishi Mitsuru [2]
1994 Macross Plus Dr. Worth [2]
1994 Yagami-kun no Katei no Jijō Yōji Yagami [2]
1995 Tenchi Universe Kagato [2]
1995 Wedding Peach Tamano Masahiro [2]
1995 Slayers The Motion Picture Lagos [2]
1997 Slayers Great Lord Granion [2]
1997 Berserk Gambino [2]
1998 Trigun Gofsef [2]
1998 Cowboy Bebop Vicious [2]
1998 Weiss Kreuz Reiji Takatori [2]
1998 Master Keaton Herman Ep. 20 [2]
1998 Steam Detectives Machine Baron [2]
1998 Eat-Man 98 DoMarc [2]
1998 YAT Anshin! Uchuu Ryokou 2 Ganon [2]
1999 Legend of Himiko Amatama master, Jakatsu [2]
1999 Angel Links Lawrence McGuire [2]
1999 Infinite Ryvius Conrad Visukesu [2]
2001–15 Uta no Prince-sama Shining Saotome [2]
2001 s-CRY-ed Narrator [2]
2001 Hellsing Richard Hellsing TV series [2]
2001 Cyborg 009 Scarl
2001 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Hol Horse [2]
2002 Heat Guy J Serge Echigo [2]
2002 Azumanga Daioh' Chiyo-Father [2]
2002-03 Kiddy Grade Chevalier D'Autriche [2]
2002 Duel Masters Jōji
2002 Space Pirate Captain Herlock: The Endless Odyssey Irita [2]
2003 Wolf's Rain Owl, Darcia [2]
2003 Zatch Bell! Victoream
2003 Ninja Scroll: The Series Kitsunebi TV series [2]
2003 Cromartie High School Shinichi Mechazawa [2]
2003 The Wicked and the Damned: A Hundred Tales of Karma Tokuemon [2]
2003 Planetes Gigart [2]
2003 F-Zero GP Legend Black Shadow
2004 Gokusen Ohshima [2]
2004 Sgt. Frog Shurara
2004 Samurai Champloo Bandai [2]
2004 Ninja Nonsense Onsokumaru [2]
2004 Desert Punk Rain Spider [2]
2005 Ah! My Goddess Senbee [2]
2005 Transformers: Cybertron Flame Convoy
2005 Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls Yagyū Munenori [2]
2006 Hellsing Ultimate Father Alexander Anderson [3]
2006 Yoshinaga-san Chi no Gargoyle Gargoyle
2006 Gintama Matsudaira
2006 Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy Senbee [2]
2006 Inukami! Sekidousai
2006 Code Geass Charles zi Britannia
2006 Ghost Slayers Ayashi Torī Yōzō [2]
2007 Hayate the Combat Butler Voice of the Heavens (Narrator)
2007 Oh! Edo Rocket Yozo Torii
2007 Baccano! Gustave St. Germain [4]
2008 Antique Bakery Tadahiro Akutagawa
2009 Sengoku Basara Oda Nobunaga [5]
2009–10 Kiddy Girl-and Shuu [2]
2009–10 Dragon Ball Z Kai Cell [2]
2011–12 Dog Days Godwin Dorure [2]
2011 Dororon Enma-kun MeeraMera Enma Daiō [2]
2013 Blood Lad Wolf Daddy [2]
Case Closed Police Inspector Gorō Ōtaki, others [2]
Chounoukyuu Garaga Alf [2]
Sasuga no Sarutobi Ogata Sensei [2]
Sazae-san Anago, others
Wizardry OVA Randy [2]
Dog Soldier Makoto Allen Takemura [2]
Joker Narration [2]
Kinnikuman II Sei Blood Killer [2]
Le Deus Kairi [2]
Makai Tensho Araki Mataemon [2]

Film[edit]

Year Series Role Notes Source[1]
1981 Mobile Suit Gundam Gene [2]
1989 The Five Star Stories Vord Bewlard [2]
1993 Ninja Scroll Utsutsu Mujuurou [2]
2001 Metropolis Pero [2]

Drama CDs[edit]

Series Role Notes Source[1]
Aa Megami-sama: Tokuten Ou Senbee [2]
Aozora Shoujotai Konishi Mitsuru [2]
Aozora Shoujotai Saraba Shimo Ranger Narrator [2]
Den'ei Shoujo Video Girl Ai Mysterious Man [2]
Dog Days Godwin Dorure [2]
Ganbaru Sentai Mare Ranger niconico [2]
RG Veda Teishakuten [2]
Vampire Hunter Narration Cassette [2]

Live-action television narration[edit]

Series Channel Notes Source[1]
Arashi ni shiyagare (ja:嵐にしやがれ?) NTV variety show
Tōkōtokuhōōkoku (ja:投稿!特ホウ王国?) NTV
Nanda kimi wa! ? TV (なんだ君は! ? TV?, What are you! ? TV) TBS
Hitoshi Matsumoto no suberanai hanashi ( ja:人志松本のすべらない話 ?) CX Variety show
Downtown no Gottsu Ee Kanji CX Variety show
The Nonfiction ( ja:ザ・ノンフィクション ?) CX
( ja:近未来×予測テレビ ジキル&ハイド ?) EX
Super J Channel ( ja:スーパーJチャンネル ?) EX
( ja:真相究明!噂のファイル ?) EX
( ja:実録世界のミステリー ?) TX
( ja:商品降臨 ?) TX
Saturday Theater ( サタデーシアター ?) BS朝日
Journey of ANA ( 全日空の旅 ?) BS-TBS
Hikari TV presents bimyo 〜na tobira AKB 48 no gachichare ( ja:びみょ〜な扉 AKB48のガチチャレ ?) Hikari TV


Video games[edit]

Year Series Role Notes Source[1]
1991 Cyber City Oedo 808 Kemono no Zokusei Dekachu PC Engine [2]
1992 Maho no Shojo Silky Lip Ohtake Dome Megadrive [2]
1992 Detonator Orgun Lang Mega CD [2]
1992 Quiz no Hoshi PC Engine [2]
1993 Tenshi no Uta 2 Datenshi no Sentaku Lanzo PC Engine [2]
1995 Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Battle 22 Cell PlayStation [2]
1995 O-chan no Oekaki Logic Sukezaemon PlayStation [2]
1996 Popolo Crois Monogatari Kimen Douji PlayStation [2]
1997 Eve Burst Error Ross Midou Sega Saturn [2]
1997 Marica -Shinjitsu no Sekai- (ja:マリカ 〜真実の世界〜) Ronald Sega Saturn [2]
1998 Neon Genesis Evangelion - Eva and Good Friends The Stripping Project! Ohta Playstation [2]
1998 U.P.P. Buoh PlayStation [2]
1999 Little Princess: Marl Ōkoku no Ningyō Hime 2 Fon Fon PlayStation [2]
2000 Patlabor -Game Edition- Kurishuna PlayStation [2]
2000 Eternal Arcadia Glider Dreamcast [2]
2001 Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO M. Bison (Vega) GameCube, PS2, Xbox [2]
2002 Tales of Destiny 2 Balbados PlayStation 2, PSP [2]
2002 Innocent Tears Yohanesu Kamiizumi Xbox [2]
2004 Quiz Magic Academy 2 Garuuda-sensei PlayStation [2]
2005 Wild Arms 4 Gawn Brawdia PlayStation 2 [2]
2005 Quiz Magic Academy 3 Garuuda Arcade [2]
2006 Soul Link Extension PlayStation 2 [2]
2006 Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Johnny PlayStation 2 [2]
2007 Luminous Arc NDS [2]
2007 Super Robot Taisen OG Original Generations Shuterun PlayStation 2 [2]
2007 Sengoku Basara 2 Oda Nobunaga Wii [2]
2007 Star Ocean: First Departure Ashlay Bernbeldt PSP [6]
2009 Himitsu Sentai Metamor V Daimonji PlayStation [2]
2010 Splinter Cell: Conviction Victor Coste [7]
2011 Super Robot Taisen F Kanketsuhen PlayStation [2]
3x3 Eyes -Kyuusei Koushu- Yang PlayStation, Windows [2]
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles Dracula PlayStation [2]
Dragon Ball Z Cell PlayStation 2 [2]


Overseas dubbing[edit]

Series Role Notes Source[1]
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985 TV series) Ripper [2]
Prison Break Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell
Batman Begins Henri Ducard
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Mogurimu?? ( 秘密警察長官モーグリム)
The Mask Mitch Kellaway
The Professionals Bodie

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "若本 規夫|株式会社シグマ・セブン". sigma7.co.jp. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  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 Doi, Hitoshi. "Wakamoto Norio roles". Hitoshi Doi's Seiyuu Database. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Hellsing Ultimate III". Hellsing Ultimate. Episode 3. October 4, 2014. Closing credits. Adult Swim. 
  4. ^ "バッカーノ!– Staff & Cast" [Baccano – Staff & Cast|work=Wowow Online] (in Japanese). Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ Amith, Dennis (November 17, 2012). "Sengoku Basara: The Last Party (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)". J!-ENT. 
  6. ^ "声優さん出演リスト 個別表示:若本規夫(Norio Wakamoto)" [Voice actor's appearance list individual display: Norio Wakamoto]. Voice Artist Database (in Japanese). GamePlaza-HARUKA-. August 17, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ubisoft Dubbing Splinter Cell: Conviction For Japan". Siliconera. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 

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