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 72)
Shimonoseki, Japan
Alma mater Waseda University
Occupation
Years active 1972–present
Agent Sigma Seven
Height 167 cm (5 ft 6 in)

Norio Wakamoto (若本 規夫, Wakamoto Norio, born October 18, 1945) is a Japanese actor, voice actor and narrator 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 , and DIO from JoJo's Bizarre Adventures drama CDs. Nonetheless, Wakamoto has played numerous less antagonistic roles and has even lent his voice to comedic roles including Mechazawa in Cromartie High School and Onsokumaru in Ninja Nonsense.

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

Year Series Role Notes Source[1]
1977 Glacier Warrior Gaislugger Onoriki [2]
1979 Rose of Versailles Count
1980 Ashita no Joe 2 Kim Yong-bi
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 Yoroiden Samurai Troopers 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 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 Yu Yu Hakusho Gouki, Chuu, Mr. Iwamoto [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 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Hol Horse [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
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 Digimon Frontier IceDevimon
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 Bundai [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
2006-17 Gintama Katakuriko Matsudaira
2006 Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy Senbee [2]
2006 Inukami! Sekidousai
2006 Parappa The Rapper King Kong Mushi (Ep. 29)
2006 D.Gray-man Winters Sokaro [4]
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 [5]
2008 Tetsuwan Birdy: Decode Skeletso
2008 Antique Bakery Tadahiro Akutagawa
2009 Sengoku Basara Oda Nobunaga [6]
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]
2011 Future Diary Deus Ex Machina [citation needed]
2013 Blood Lad Wolf Daddy [2]
2014 Wizard Barristers Nana Genie
2015 Dog Days Godwin Dorure
2016 Ushio to Tora Guren
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]
2018 Pop Team Epic Pipimi (episode 3, second half)
Dances with the Dragons Viscount Amupura First appearance before end credits of Episode 6

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]
2013 Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Balder [7]

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]
1995 Kishin Douji Zenki FX: Vajura Fight Marubasu PC-FX
1996 Popolo Crois Monogatari Kimen Douji PlayStation [2]
1996 Last Bronx Toru Kurosawa Arcade, Sega Saturn, Windows [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 Gunbird 2 Aine Arcade
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]
2001 The King of Fighters 2001 Igniz Neo-Geo, PlayStation 2 [2]
2002 The King of Fighters 2002 Rugal Bernstein Neo Geo, PlayStation 2 [2]
2002 Tales of Destiny 2 Barbatos Goetia 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]
2005 Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo Houzuki Masaomi Visual Novel
2005 Kingdom Hearts II Xemnas PlayStation 2 [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]
2008–14 Street Fighter IV series M. Bison (Vega) Android, Arcade, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, iOS, Windows [8]
2007 Star Ocean: First Departure Ashlay Bernbeldt PSP [9]
2008 Soulcalibur IV Yoshimitsu PlayStation, Xbox 360 [2]
2008 GetAmped2 Daigokuin Raizo PC
2008 Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles Dracula PlayStation [2]
2009 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Xemnas Nintendo DS [2]
2009 Himitsu Sentai Metamor V Daimonji PlayStation [2]
2009 The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match Igniz Playstation 2, Xbox Live [2]
2010 Splinter Cell: Conviction Victor Coste Xbox 360 (Japanese dub) [10]
2010 Xenoblade Chronicles Mumkhar Wii [9]
2011 Super Robot Taisen F Kanketsuhen PlayStation [2]
2012 Soulcalibur V Yoshimitsu II PlayStation, Xbox 360 [2]
2012 Street Fighter X Tekken M. Bison (Vega) PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Windows [11]
2012 Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Xemnas Nintendo 3DS [2]
2013 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Xemnas Playstation 3 [2]
2014 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Xemnas Playstation 3 [2]
2015 Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator Johnny Arcade, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 [2]
2015 Project X Zone 2 M. Bison (Vega), Black Face Nintendo 3DS [12][13]
2016 Street Fighter V M. Bison (Vega) PlayStation 4, Windows [14]
2017 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Xemnas Playstation 4 [2]
2017 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix Xemnas Playstation 4 [2]
2018 Dragon Ball FighterZ Cell PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows [2]
2018 Soulcalibur VI Yoshimitsu PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows [15]
2019 Kingdom Hearts III Xemnas PlayStation 4, Xbox One [2]
3x3 Eyes -Kyuusei Koushu- Yang PlayStation, Windows [2]
Dragon Ball Z Cell PlayStation 2 [2]
The King of Fighters World Igniz Android, iOS [2]


Tokusatsu[edit]

Year Series Role Notes Source[1]
1980 X-Bomber Captain Custer [2]
1998 Seijuu Sentai Gingaman Narrator [2]
1999 Seijuu Sentai Gingaman vs. Megaranger Narrator [2]
2008 Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World Rey Kivat, Arc Kivat Movie [2]
2010 Tensou Sentai Goseiger Yuumajuu Zeibu of the Mummy Ep. 18 [2]
2010 Ultraman Zero The Movie: Super Deciding Fight! The Belial Galactic Empire Iaron Movie [2]
2018 Kamen Rider Build Sclash Driver Voice, Twin Breaker Voice, Crocodile Crack Fullbottle Voice (Eps. 24 -), Cross-Z Magma Knuckle Voice (Eps. 31 -), Great Cross-Z Dragon Voice (Eps. 37 -) Eps. 17 - [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 Maugrim
The Mask Mitch Kellaway
The Professionals Bodie

References[edit]

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