Famous Voice Actors from Japan

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. 

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    • Birthplace: Washima, Niigata
    Koharu Kusumi (久住 小春, Kusumi Koharu, born July 15, 1992 in Niigata Prefecture) is a Japanese model, actress, television personality, singer, and former voice actress. In 2005, she became the only ...more
    • Birthplace: Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan
    Masako Nozawa (野沢 雅子, Nozawa Masako, born October 25, 1936) is a Japanese actress and voice actress. Throughout her life, she has been affiliated with Production Baobab, 81 Produce and self-owned ...more
  • Kana Hanazawa

    Kana Hanazawa

    Age: 33
    • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
    Kana Hanazawa (花澤 香菜, Hanazawa Kana, born February 25, 1989) is a Japanese voice actress and singer represented by the Office Osawa talent agency. She is known for voice acting leading roles for a ...more
  • Eimei Esumi
    Dec. at 68 (1935-2004)
    • Birthplace: Shimane, Japan
    Hideaki Esumi was an actor.
    • Birthplace: Kita, Tokyo, Japan
    Megumi Hayashibara (林原 めぐみ, Hayashibara Megumi, born March 30, 1967) is a Japanese voice actress, singer, lyricist and radio personality. She is affiliated with Woodpark Office. She played Rei ...more
    • Birthplace: Ōmiya, Saitama
    Mamoru Miyano (宮野 真守, Miyano Mamoru, born June 8, 1983) is a Japanese actor, voice actor and singer from Saitama Prefecture. He is best known for his roles on Steins;Gate, Durarara!!, Death Note, ...more