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List of notable or famous voice actors from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top voice actors born in Japan and even some popular voice actors who immigrated to Japan. You will also enjoy these pictures of voice actors who look like their characters and the best anime series of 2016. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese voice actors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These voice actors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known voice actor from Japan is included when available.

This list of Japanese voice actors and actresses (known as seiyu or seiyuu) include Maaya Sakamoto, Kana Hanazawa, Mamoru Miyano, and more. You might not recognize their faces, but they voice your favorite anime characters! 

This historic voice actors from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese voice actors of note?" and "Who are the most famous voice actors from Japan?" These prominent voice actors of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese voice actors.

Use this list of renowned Japanese voice actors to discover some new voice actors that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. 

Koharu Kusumi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
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Koharu Kusumi, is a J-pop singer, actor, television personality, essayist, and model. From 2005 to 2009, she was a member of the Hello! Project group Morning Musume from 2005 to 2009, the only seventh generation member. She also served as the voice of Kirari Tsukishima, the main character of the ...more

Age: 25

Birthplace: Washima, Niigata

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Masako Nozawa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
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Masako Nozawa is a Japanese actress and voice actress from Tokyo. Throughout her life, she has been affiliated with Production Baobab, 81 Produce and Office Nozawa; she is currently affiliated with Aoni Production. Her husband, Masaaki Tsukada was also a voice actor. As a voice actress, she is best ...more

Age: 81

Birthplace: Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan

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Kana Hanazawa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
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Kana Hanazawa is a Japanese voice actress, and singer represented by the Office Osawa talent agency. She is known for voice acting leading roles for a number of anime television shows and other anime-related media in Japan. Her debut single, "Hoshizora Destination", was released on April 25, 2012. ...more

Age: 29

Birthplace: Japan, Tokyo

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Eimei Esumi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
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Hideaki Esumi was an actor. ...more

Age: Died at 69 (1935-2004)

Birthplace: Shimane, Japan

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