Ryōtarō Okiayu

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Ryōtarō Okiayu
Native name 置鮎 龍太郎
Born (1969-11-17) November 17, 1969 (age 46)
Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Voice actor, singer
Years active 1989–present
Agent Aoni Production
Notable work The Prince of Tennis as Kunimitsu Tezuka
Slam Dunk as Hisashi Mitsui
Hell Teacher Nūbē as Meisuke Nueno
Bleach as Byakuya Kuchiki
Fruits Basket as Shigure Sohma
Toriko as Toriko
Spouse(s) Nao Nagasawa (divorced)
Ai Maeda (m. 2013)[1]

Ryōtarō Okiayu (置鮎 龍太郎 Okiayu Ryōtarō?, born November 17, 1969) is a Japanese voice actor and singer affiliated with Aoni Production.[2] His major roles include: Treize Khushrenada in Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Hisashi Mitsui in Slam Dunk, Meisuke Nueno in Hell Teacher Nūbē, Kunimitsu Tezuka in The Prince of Tennis, Byakuya Kuchiki in Bleach, Yuu Matsuura in Marmalade Boy, Shigure Sohma in Fruits Basket, Dark in D.N. Angel, and Toriko in Toriko. As a singer, he was part of the voice actor unit E.M.U (Entertainment Music Unit) with fellow voice actors Hikaru Midorikawa, Hideo Ishikawa, Nobutoshi Hayashi and Daisuke Sakaguchi, which was active from 1995 to 2000. He is married to voice actress Ai Maeda.[1][3]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[4]
1988 Legend of the Galactic Heroes Emil von Seclä OVA [5]
1991 Future GPX Cyber Formula series Franz Heinel [6]
1992 Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again Ingues OVA [5]
1993 The Brave Express Might Gaine Guard Diver, Loose Changer [5][6]
1993 Iron Leaguer Mach Windy [5][6]
1993 Slam Dunk Hisashi Mitsui [1][5][6]
1993 Please Save My Earth Issei Nishikiori OVA [5]
1994 Brave Police J-Decker McLean, Madura [6]
1994 Marmalade Boy Yuu Matsuura [5][6]
1994 Haō Taikei Ryū Knight Gratches [6]
1994 Ginga Sengoku Gun'yūden Rai Racovian [5][6]
1994 Tekkaman Blade II Darbit Kruger OVA [5]
1994 Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai Shūichi Takigawa OVA [6]
1995 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Treize Khushrenada [5][6][7]
1995 El-Hazard Katsuhiko Jinnai [5][6][7]
1996 Hell Teacher Nūbē Meisuke Nueno Also narrated an episode of the live-action drama [5][6][8]
1996 Martian Successor Nadesico Nagare Akatsuki [5][6]
1997 Ninja Resurrection Shiro Amakusa Tokisada OVA [5]
1997 Flame of Recca Kurei [6]
1997 Dr. Slump Dr. Mashirito; Tsukutsun Tsun 2nd TV series  
1998 Android Announcer Maico 2010 Matsuo Densuke [5][6]
1998 Weiß Kreuz Brad Crawford [5][6]
1998–99 Sorcerous Stabber Orphen series Hartia [6]
1998 Mamotte Shugogetten Takashi Nomura Also OVA in 2000 [5]
1999 Shin Hakkenden Tomoka [6]
1999 Jubei-chan: Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch Koinosuke Odagou Also special in 2004 [5][6]
1999 10 Tokyo Warriors Jingo Kazamatsuri OVA  
1999 Excel Saga Watanabe [5][6]
1999 One Piece Kaku [6]
2000 Love Hina Kentaro Sakata [9]
2000 Legendary Gambler Tetsuya Tetsuya [5][6]
2001 Hare+Guu Asio [6]
2001 Sister Princess Akio Yamagami [5][6]
2001 Project ARMS Keith Black [6]
2001 Fruits Basket Shigure Sohma [5][6][7]
2000 Gravitation Claude (K) [5][6][7]
2001–present The Prince of Tennis series Kunimitsu Tezuka [5][6][7]
2002 Mirage of Blaze Oda Nobunaga [6][7]
2002–06 Kinnikuman series Kevin Mask Starting with Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy [5][6]
2002 Digimon Frontier RhodoKnightmon [6]
2002 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Andrew Waltfeld [6]
2003 Machine Robo Rescue Koshiro Sasaki, Fire Robo [6]
2003 D.N.Angel Dark Mousy [5][6]
2003 Fullmetal Alchemist Scar [5][6][7]
2004 Transformers: Energon Rodimus Convoy  
2004–05 Girls Bravo series Kazuharu Fukuyama [6]
2004 Bleach Byakuya Kuchiki [5][6][7]
2004 Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Hachiyō Shō Akram [5][6][7]
2004–11 Ring ni Kakero 1 series Jun Kenzaki [6]
2005–07 Onegai My Melody series Keiichi Hiiragi, My Melody's father [6]
2006 Clannad series Akio Furukawa Also After Story [5][6]
2006 Gakuen Heaven Koji Shinomiya [6][7]
2006 .hack//roots Sagisaka, Seisaku [6][10]
2006–07 The Story of Saiunkoku series Kuro Hong [6]
2006 Marginal Prince Joshua Grant [6]
2006 D.Gray-man Reever Wenham [6][11]
2006 Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Raidiese F. Branstein [5][6]
2006 Happy Lucky Bikkuriman Gyuujaku-Tenshi, others 2006 TV series [6]
2007 No Money [7]
2007 Over Drive Naoto Hyoudou [6]
2007 Romeo × Juliet Tybalt [5]
2007 Shining Tears X Wind Haruto Saionji [6]
2007 Hatara Kizzu Maihamu Gumi Keisuke Yoshikawa [6]
2008 Junjou Romantica series Kaoru Asahina [6][7]
2009 Akikan! Hidehoko Otokoya [12]
2009 Slap-Up Party: Arad Senki Irbek [5][13]
2009 Tatakau Shisho:The Book of Bantorra [14]
2011 Toriko Toriko [5][6][15]
2011 Blue Exorcist Igor Neigaus [5][6][16]
2011–12 Fate/zero Berserker [1][6]
2012–13 Recorder to Randoseru series Atsushi Miyagawa [6][17]
2014 Strange+ Masamune [6][18]
2014 Date A Live II Isaac Ray Pelham Westcott [6][19]
2014 Love Stage!! Seiya Sena [6][20]
2014 The Seven Deadly Sins Helbram [6][21]
2014 Cardfight!! Vanguard G Ryutaro Oyama [6][22]
2014 Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple Jihan OVA 7 [23]
2015 Fafner in the Azure: Exodus Walter Bargest [6][24]
2015 Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold Gemini Saga [6][25]
2015 Noragami Ebisu Season 2 Aragoto [6][26][27]
2016 Prince of Stride: Alternative Yuujirou Dan [28]



Film[edit]

List of voice performances in anime feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source[4]
1998 Rennyo Monogatari Rennyo (young) [6]
2001 Gensomaden Saiyuki Requiem: A Requiem for The One Not Chosen Go Dougan
2003 Detective Conan: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital Fumimaro Ayanokoji [6]
2006 Bleach: Memories of Nobody Byakuya Kuchiki [6]
2007 Clannad Akio Furukawa
2007 Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion Byakuya Kuchiki [6]
2010 Bleach: Hell Verse Byakuya Kuchiki [6]

Audio dramas[edit]

List of voice performances in audio dramas
Title Role Notes Source[4]
Legend of Chun Hyang Mong Ryong Drama CD  
7 Seeds Mansaku Tsunomata Drama CD [29]
Sengoku basara 2: Hyakkaryōran! Odawaranoeki Hideyoshi Toyotomi Drama CD  



Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[4]
1997 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Alucard PS [5]
1997 Rockman X4 Zero PS
1998 Double Cast
ダブルキャスト
Yoshiki Sakuma PS2 [6]
2001 Everybody's Golf 3 Satoru PS [6]
2004 Bakumatsu Koihana-Shinsengumi
ja:幕末恋華 新選組
Toshizo Hijikata PS2 [6]
2005 Shining Force Neo Barron PS2 [5][6]
2005 Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Hachiyō Shō Akram PS2 [5][6]
2006 Clannad Akio Furukawa PS2 [6]
2006 Sengoku Basara 2 Hideyoshi Toyotomi PS2 [5][6]
2006 Chaos Wars Lyell PS2 [6]
2007 Warriors Orochi series Orochi PS2
2011–14 Dynasty Warriors series Sima Shi, Sima Yi Starting with Dynasty Warriors 7, replaces Tsuyoshi Takishita as Sima Yi starting with Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires [6][30]
2011 Tales of Xillia Gaius [6][31]
2015 Project X Zone 2 Zero, Captain Commando [32]
CV: Casting Voice Chris Shinotani [33][34]


Dubbing roles[edit]

List of dub performances in overseas television and film productions
Title Role Voice dub for, Notes Source[4]
Dawson's Creek Cliff Scott Foley  
Felicity Noel Scott Foley  
Final Destination 3 Kevin Fischer Ryan Merriman  
Gods and Monsters Clayton Brendan Fraser  
Melrose Place Jeff    
Nick of Time Gene Watson Johnny Depp  
Scream 3 Roman Bridger Scott Foley  
The Covenant Caleb Steven Strait  
The Unit Bob Brown Scott Foley  

Other roles[edit]

List of voice roles in other productions
Title Role Notes Source[4]
Miracle Train ~Chūō-sen e Yōkoso~ Shintarō Shinjuku Train line character [35]
Thomas & Friends Fergus, Rheneas and Troublesome Trucks Japanese dub, 1995-2003 [36]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ "First Date. Keitaro's True Feelings: Nowadays". Love Hina. Episode 7. May 31, 2000. TV Tokyo. 
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  13. ^ "Gonzo to Animate Korean MMORPG Dungeon & Fighter (Update 2)". Anime News Network. August 24, 2008. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
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  16. ^ "Blue Exorcist TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Streamed". Anime News Network. December 18, 2010. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream Recorder to Randoseru Anime". Anime News Network. January 3, 2012. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Strange+ Detective Gag Anime's 1st Promo Streamed". Anime News Network. December 15, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Saeko Zogo, Kanami Satou Join Date A Live II Cast". Anime News Network. February 17, 2014. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Singer Daigo Plays Character Based on Himself in Love Stage!! Anime". Anime News Network. May 8, 2014. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
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  31. ^ "'Tales of Festival 2013' Scheduled for June 1-2". Anime News Network. January 26, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
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