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Jouji Nakata
中田 譲治
Hitoshi Nakata

(1954-04-22) April 22, 1954 (age 70)
Tokyo, Japan
  • Actor
  • voice actor
  • narrator
Years active 1978–present
Agent Office Osawa
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)

Jouji Nakata (中田 譲治, Nakata Jōji, born April 22, 1954) is a Japanese actor, voice actor, and narrator who is affiliated with the Office Osawa agency. His major voice roles include Alucard in Hellsing, Hijikata Toshizo in Golden Kamuy, Roy Revant in Solty Rei, Giroro in Sgt. Frog, Kirei Kotomine in Fate/stay night, and the title character in Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo. In video game franchises, he voices Ieyasu Tokugawa and Kenshin Uesugi in Samurai Warriors and Warriors Orochi series, Albert Wesker in the Resident Evil franchise, Sol Badguy in the Guilty Gear series since Guilty Gear 2: Overture, Naobito Zen'in in Jujutsu Kaisen and Kazuya Mishima in the first, second and first Tag installments of the Tekken series.


Nakata studied at the Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music. His first roles were for live-action works where his major characters portrayed included Sir Cowler in Choushinsei Flashman and Great Professor Bias in Choujuu Sentai Liveman of the Super Sentai series. He was doing theater work as well as live-action drama and voice dubbing when Michiko Nomura, who had worked on Sazae-san, suggested him to become a voice actor. Nakata said in an interview with Sutoraiku that he compared the pay for the roles and was very astonished by the difference, so he then switched to full-time voice acting.

He narrated Mobile Suit Victory Gundam which aired in 1993. In 1994, he voiced Murakumo Yagami, the series' main antagonist in Blue Seed. In the 1994 anime film Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie he voiced Balrog (Street Fighter) when the character was named M. Bison. Nakata said that his role in the 1996 anime Escaflowne helped advance his career; there he played Folken. He would continue to voice major antagonists including Gaav in Slayers Next, Stargazer in Lost Universe, and Brian J. Mason in Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040.

In 2001, he voiced the antihero Alucard in the Hellsing TV series. Looking back at his career, Nakata said that Alucard was the one character he most enjoyed voicing and the easiest one to portray. He said that villain characters and ones with distinct personalities were easier than ones with not much personality as they can be shaped and changed up. He later reprised his role as Alucard in the Hellsing Ultimate OVAs.

The year 2004 saw Nakata in some breakout roles. He voiced the title character in Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo which was popular among the late night adult audience, but he also joined Sgt. Frog in voicing Corporal Giroro, which was popular with kids and adults as it aired during prime time. In 2005, he picked up voice roles as villains Megatron in Transformers Cybertron and Amshel Goldsmith in Blood+. He voiced Roy Revant, the protagonist of SoltyRei.; the director for SoltyRei would later cast him as the narrator in the Amagami SS visual novel anime adaptation.

He joined the Fate/stay night visual novel franchise, voicing Kirei Kotomine in the 2004 release, its anime adaptation in 2006, its feature film Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works in 2010, and the prequel series Fate/zero. In his interview, Nakata said that co-creator Kinoko Nasu had known him since his Tokusatsu days, and that he had been involved in many of Type-Moon's titles, having voiced Nrvnqsr Chaos in Melty Blood and going on to voice Souren Araya in the anime adaptation of Kara no Kyoukai. In 2014, he reprised his role of Kirei for the Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works television series.

In 2013 he was the narrator for Noucome, voiced lead character Sigmund in Unbreakable Machine-Doll, and voiced Nyanta in Log Horizon.

In video games, he voiced in the Samurai Warriors (Sengoku Musou) series as Uesugi and Tokugawa Ieyasu. In overseas dubbing, he has voiced various characters in shows and films such as 300, Sex and the City, and The Little Mermaid. Nakata said that because of his live-action background, he felt comfortable with portraying the overseas dubbing roles, although he still enjoyed the creativity coming from the two-dimensional anime characters.



Year Title Role Notes Source
1988 Legend of Galactic Heroes Leopold Schumach
1990 Record of Lodoss War Jester OAV
1993–94 Mobile Suit Victory Gundam Narrator, Godward Hain, Leonid Armodoval
1994 Dirty Pair Flash Waldes
1994 Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie M. Bison
1994 Blue Seed Murakumo Yagami
1994–95 Shippu Iron Leaguer Fighter Spirits/Silver Jasutisu
1995 Armitage III: Dual Matrix Strings
1996– Case Closed Various characters
1996 Power Dolls Stan Finkle OAV ep 2
1996 The Vision of Escaflowne Folken Fanel
1996 Slayers Next Gaav
1996 X the Movie Kusanagi Shiyu
1996–98 Rurouni Kenshin Lentz
1996–97 Brave Command Dagwon Brave Seijin
1997 Ehrgeiz Camel
1997 Macross Dynamite 7 Graham
1998 Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 Brian J. Mason
1998–2000 Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight Kashue
1998 Cowboy Bebop MPU Ep. 9
1998 Lost Universe Stargazer
1998 Shadow Skill: Eigi Caravan Master Ep. 1
1998 Serial Experiments Lain Man in Black
1998 Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Childman
2000 UFO Baby Wannya's Father
2000 Boogiepop Phantom Spooky Electric
2000 Argento Soma Michael Heartland
2001 Hellsing Alucard TV series
2001 Samurai Girl Real Bout High School Giroro
2001 Condor Hero Kakusei
2002 RahXephon Jin Kunugi
2002 Shaman King Ados Ep. 49, 63
2002 Macross Zero Sara's father, Bird Human
2003 Texhnolyze Motoharu Kimata
2003 Fullmetal Alchemist Halling
2003 Ninja Scroll Rouga TV
2003– Peacemaker Kurogane Hijikata Toshizō
2003 E's Otherwise Branded
2003 Gungrave Lad Carabell
2003 Gad Guard Bart
2003–07 Naruto Baki
2003 Requiem from the Darkness Kitabayashi Danjou
2004–05 Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo
2004 Elfen Lied Bandou
2004 Fafner in the Azure: Dead Aggressor Kōzō Minashiro (Soushi's father)
2004 Galaxy Angel X Bartender Ep. 8
2004 Ragnarok The Animation Herman
2004–05 Samurai Champloo Momochi Ginsa
2004–2011 and 2014 Sgt. Frog series Corporal Giroro
2005 The Princess in the Birdcage Kingdom King
2005 Transformers: Cybertron Megatron (Japanese:Master Megatron)
2005 Sonic X Dark Oak
2005–06 Blood+ Amshel Goldsmith
2005–06 SoltyRei Roy Revant
2005 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Clyde Harlaown Ep. 10
2006 Kishin Houkou Demonbane Titus
2006 Fate/stay night Kirei Kotomine
2006 Black Lagoon Kageyama
2006 Hellsing Ultimate Alucard
2006–07 Code Geass series Diethard Reid
2006–07 Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi Shōgo Kitsukawa (Berserker)
2007 Lucky Star Shop Assistant 1 Ep. 13
2007 Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Souren Araya
2008 Amatsuki Shamon
2008 To Love Ru Guinguld Ep.19
2008 Nabari no Ou Tojuro Hattori
2008 Kurozuka Benkei
2008–09 Tales of the Abyss Van Grants
2008–09 Linebarrels of Iron Kunio Ishigami
2009 Kurokami: The Animation Steiner
2009 Saki Haramura Nodoka's father, Narration
2009 Shangri-La Momoko
2009 Canaan Taxi Driver
2010 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Kirei Kotomine Feature film
2010 Tegami Bachi Reverend Weller Ep. 17
2010 Angel Beats! Naoi's father Ep. 6
2010 Amagami SS Narrator (Sae Nakata Chapter) Ep. 9-12
2010 Strike Witches 2 General B Ep. 10
2010 Demon King Daimao Peterhausen
2010 Amagami SS+ plus Narrator (Sae Nakata Chapter) Ep. 9-10
2010–11 Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Gyuki Also Demon Capital
2011 Kaibutsu Ōjo OVA Gilliam
2011 One Piece Hody Jones
2011 Working!! Hyōgo Otoo
2011 Crayon Shin Chan Komachi's Husband (Ep. 617)
2011–12 Fate/Zero Kirei Kotomine
2011 Dream Eater Merry John Doe
2011-2012 Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere Innocentius, Narrator
2011 A Certain Magical Index II Yamisaka Ouma Ep.1
2011 Doraemon Lying Mirror 3rd Series
2011 C3 Abyss
2011 Phi Brain: Puzzle of God Enigma 3rd series
2012 Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A Narration
2010 Nyaruko: Crawling with Love Lloigor Ep. 11-12
2011–12 Sket Dance Tetsuji Chūma
2011–12 Carnival Phantasm Neco-arc Chaos / Kirei Kotomine / Nrvnqsr Chaos
2012 Chō Soku Henkei Gyrozetter Hakase Kurudo (Dr. Claude?)
2012 Code:Breaker Prime Minister Fujiwara
2012 Hakuōki Reimeiroku Kamo Serizawa
2013 Noucome Narrator
2013 Unbreakable Machine-Doll Sigmund
2013–21 Log Horizon Nyanta Also second & third season
2013 Tamayura: More Aggressive Maestro
2014 Saki: The Nationals Narration
2014 D-Frag! Sean Konekone TV series and OAD
2014–15 Samurai Warriors (Sengoku Musou) Tokugawa Ieyasu TV series
2014 Fairy Tail Keyes
2014 Date A Live II Elliot Baldwin Woodman Ep.4
2014 Akame ga Kill! River
2014 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Kirei Kotomine TV series
2014 Gugure! Kokkuri-san Shigaraki
2014 Amagi Brilliant Park Rubrum the Red Dragon
2014 Terra Formars Alexander Gustav Newton OVA
2014 Tokyo ESP Committee Head Edoyama
2015 Yo-kai Watch: The Movie Horse
2015 Aquarion Logos Sōgon Kenzaki
2015 Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon Vlad
2015 Million Arthur Lion
2015 Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova Cadenza- Shōzō Chihaya 2nd feature film in Arpeggio of Blue Steel series
2016 Maho Girls PreCure! Gamets Eps. 1-18, 43-44
2016 Blood Blockade Battlefront Head Waiter OAV
2016 Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 3rei!! Ramen Shop Owner Eps. 2, 4
2017 Seiren Vermilion
2017 Land of the Lustrous Kongo
2017 In Another World With My Smartphone Tristwin Ernes Belfast
2017–20 Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel Kirei Kotomine Film trilogy
2017 The Ancient Magus' Bride Ashen Eye
2018–present Golden Kamuy Hijikata Toshizō Also second, third, & fourth season
2019 Date A Live III Elliot Baldwin Woodman Ep.3
2019 Kengan Ashura Hideki Nogi
2019 High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World Oslo El Gustav
2019 Blade of the Immortal -Immortal- Kagimura Habaki
2020 The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods Cusack
2020 Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Ziusudra / King Hassan
2020 Assault Lily Bouquet Takamatsu Kogetsu
2021 Jujutsu Kaisen Naobito Zen'in
2021 Vlad Love Mitsugu's pops
2021 Dragon Goes House-Hunting Lord Samuel
2021 Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens Goha 66
2021 The Detective Is Already Dead Cerberus
2022 Date A Live IV Elliot Baldwin Woodman Eps. 4 and 6
2023 My Daemon Genjiro Houjou

Animated films

Year Title Role Notes Source
2020 Crayon Shin-chan: Crash! Rakuga Kingdom and Almost Four Heroes King Rakuga
2022 One Piece Film: Red Howling Gab

Video games

Year Series Role Notes Source
1994 Tekken Kazuya Mishima, Lee Chaolan Arcade, PS1
1995 Tekken 2 Kazuya Mishima Arcade, PS1
1998 Sonic Adventure E-102 Gamma Dreamcast
1998 Saint of Braves Baan Gaan Baan PlayStation
1998 Ehrgeiz Ken Mishima / Godhand Arcade, PS1
1999 Tekken Tag Tournament Kazuya Mishima, Lee Chaolan (laughs) PS2
2000 Persona 2: Eternal Punishment Baofu PS1, PSP
2002 Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht Margulis PS2
2002 Melty Blood Nrvnqsr Chaos, Neko-Arc Chaos PC
2003 Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits Ganz PS2
2004 Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends Uesugi PS2
2004 Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse Margulis PS2
2004 Kishin Houkou Demonbane Titus PS2
2007 Dragon Quest VIII Morrie PS2, 3DS
2005 Tales of the Abyss Van Grants PS2
2005 Kingdom Hearts II Luxord PS2
2006 Enchanted Arms Kou PS3, 360
2006 Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Grimoire Valentine, Weiss the Immaculate PS2
2006 Samurai Warriors 2 Uesugi Kenshin, Tokugawa Ieyasu PS2, also Xtreme Legends
2006 Kishin Hishou Demonbane Titus PC
2006 Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra Margulis PS2
2007 Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+ Luxord PS2
2007 Eternal Sonata Jazz 360, PS4
2007 ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat Bamyganant DS
2007 The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd Giliath Osborne PC, PSP, PS3, PS Vita
2007 Guilty Gear 2: Overture Sol Badguy Xbox 360, PC
2008 Soulcalibur IV Algol
2008 Castlevania Judgment Dracula Wii
2009 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Luxord NDS
2009 Samurai Warriors 3 Uesugi Kenshin, Tokugawa Ieyasu PS2
2010 Xenoblade Chronicles Sorean Wii, 3DS
2011 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Albert Wesker PS3, Xbox 360
2011 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Albert Wesker PS3, Xbox 360
2011 The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure Giliath Osborne PC, PSP, PS Vita, PS4
2012 Soulcalibur V Algol PS3, 360
2012 Bravely Default Fiore de Rosa 3DS
2013 Sonic Lost World Zavok Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PC
2013 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Giliath Osborne PC, PS4
2014 Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Sol Badguy Arcade, PC, PS3, PS4, also -REVELATOR-
2014 Samurai Warriors 4 Tokugawa Ieyasu
2014 Resident Evil HD Remaster Albert Wesker Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
2014 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Giliath Osborne PC, PS4, PS3, PS Vita
2015 Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Varis PC, PS3, PS4
2015 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven Enrico Pucci PS3, PS4
2015 Dead or Alive 5 Last Round Leon
2015–2016 Fate/Grand Order Old Man of the Mountain / King Hassan, Grigori Rasputin Mobile game
2015 Seiyu's Life! Western Detective sound director Ep. 11
2016 Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster Albert Wesker Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
2016 Persona 5 Sojiro Sakura PS4
2016 World of Final Fantasy Tonberry PS4, PS Vita, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One
2017 Nier: Automata Terminal Alpha, Terminal Beta PS4, PC
2017 Nioh Date Shigezane PS4; DLC-only
2017 Overwatch Doomfist PC, PS4
2017 Sonic Forces Zavok PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
2017 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Giliath Osborne PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch
2018 Sdorica Crushfang, Theodore Carlos Android, iOS
2018 Crystar Heraclitus PS4, PC
2018 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV Giliath Osborne PS4
2019 Kingdom Hearts III Luxord PS4
2019 Teppen Albert Wesker Android, iOS
2020 Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind Luxord, Driver PS4
2021 Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade Weiss PS5
2021 Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Sol Badguy Arcade, PS4, PS5, PC
2021 The King of Fighters All Star Sol Badguy Android, iOS
2022 Return to Shironagasu Island Vincent Swift Nintendo Switch, PC
2023 Octopath Traveler II Osvald V. Vanstein PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC
2022 Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion Weiss Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
2023 Resident Evil 4 Albert Wesker PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox Series X/S

Drama CDs

Series Role Notes Source
Bakuretsu Hunter Saiba Isui
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Gyuki
Lodoss Tou Senki Kaze to Honoo no Majin Jin
Planet Ladder Ido
Unbreakable Machine-Doll Sigmund

Live action

Year Series Role Notes Source
1979 Kusa Moeru Nitta Tadatsune Taiga drama
1981 Onna Taikōki Maeda Toshinaga Taiga drama
1983 Tokugawa Ieyasu Ōkubo Tadakazu Taiga drama
1984 Sanga Moyu Yasuhide Kurihara Taiga drama
1986 Choushinsei Flashman Sir Cowler Actor, Eps. 15 - 48
1987 Hikari Sentai Maskman Guron Doguler Ep. 34
1988 Choujuu Sentai Liveman Great Professor Bias Actor
1991 Super Rescue Solbrain David Kosugi Actor - Ep. 20
2010 Kamen Rider OOO Narration, Birth Driver Voice, Birth Buster Voice Main Eps (Narration), Eps. 16 - 48 (Birth Driver Voice, Birth Buster Voice)
2011 Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Great Scientist Zaien Ep. 30
2014 Kamen Rider Gaim Roshuo Eps. 27 - 41
2014 Kamen Rider Gaim: Great Soccer Battle! Golden Fruits Cup! Roshuo Movie
2016 Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger Azald Eps. 1 - 45 (Azald), 28, 45 - 46 (Azald Legacy)
2017 Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger vs. Ninninger the Movie: Super Sentai's Message from the Future Azald Movie
2019 Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger Tankjo Eps. 1 - 6, 21 - 22
2019 Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger the Movie: Time Slip! Dinosaur Panic Tankjo Movie
2021 Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger Great King Bokkowaus

Dubbing roles


Year Series Role Voice dub for Notes Source
1996 Thunderbolt Warner "Cougar" Krugman Thorsten Nickel
2000 American Beauty Buddy Kane Peter Gallagher Home video edition
2001 Exit Wounds Sergeant Lewis Strutt Michael Jai White Home video edition
2004 Crusader Brechner Richard Tyson
2005 Ronin Vincent Jean Reno TV Asahi edition
2007 300 Leonidas I Gerard Butler
2007 Transporter 2 Gianni Chellini Alessandro Gassmann TV Asahi edition
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Glenstorm the Centaur Cornell John
2009 The Strangers Man in the Mask Kip Weeks
2012 Machine Gun Preacher Sam Childers Gerard Butler
2012 Men in Black 3 Boris the Animal Jemaine Clement
2014 Enough Said Albert James Gandolfini
2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Benjamin Lockwood James Cromwell
2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home Dimitri Smerdyakov Numan Acar

TV series

Year Series Role Voice dub for Notes Source
1998–2004 Sex and the City Mister Big Chris Noth
2010–19 The Good Wife Peter Florrick Chris Noth
2016–17 Outcast Byron Giles Reg E. Cathey
2021 And Just Like That... Mister Big Chris Noth
2022 The Lost Symbol Peter Solomon Eddie Izzard


Year Series Role Voice dub for Notes Source
2000 Dinosaur Kron Samuel E. Wright
2004 Watership Down Bigwig Stephen Mangan
2014 Big Hero 6 General Abraham Benrubi
2015 The Book of Life Xibalba Ron Perlman
2018 The Emoji Movie Mel Meh Steven Wright

Other dubbing

  • Macne Nana series app – Macne Papa

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