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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. 

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Koharu Kusumi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 26
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 ...more
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Masako Nozawa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 79
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 ...more
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Kana Hanazawa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 29
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 ...more
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Eimei Esumi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
Dec. at 69 (1935-2004)
Hideaki Esumi was an actor.
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Megumi Hayashibara is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 48
Megumi Hayashibara is a Japanese voice actress, singer, radio personality, and lyricist from Tokyo. She is affiliated with Woodpark Office. She is best known for her roles in Love Hina, Saber ...more
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Mamoru Miyano is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 35
Mamoru Miyano is a Japanese voice actor, actor, and singer from Saitama Prefecture. He is best known for his roles on Ouran High School Host Club, Vampire Knight, Death Note, Soul Eater, Tokyo ...more
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Hiroshi Kamiya is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 44
Hiroshi Kamiya is a Japanese voice actor who works for Aoni Production. He is best known for being the voice of Takashi Natsume from Natsume Yūjin Chō, Akashi Seijuro from Kuroko no Basket, ...more
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Ayane Sakura is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
Ayane Sakura age 25
Ayane Sakura is a Japanese voice actress from Tokyo, Japan. She is affiliated with I'm Enterprise.
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Toshiyuki Morikawa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 48
Tomoyuki Morikawa is a voice actor.
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Mayumi Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 60
Mayumi Tanaka is a Japanese voice actress from Tokyo currently affiliated with Aoni Production. She is best known for the roles of Ryuunosuke Fujinami in Urusei Yatsura; Koenma in Yu Yu Hakusho; ...more
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Ikue Ōtani is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 50
Ikue Ōtani is a Japanese actress and voice actress from Kashiwazaki, Niigata, affiliated with Mausu Promotion. She is best known for her roles in the Pokémon series, One Piece, Detective ...more
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Jun Fukuyama is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 37
Jun Fukuyama is a Japanese voice actor and singer. He was previously represented by Aoni Production and Production Baobab, and is now represented by Axl-One. He is from Fukuyama, Hiroshima but ...more
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Rie Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 40
Rie Tanaka is a Japanese singer and voice actress. Notable among her numerous roles are Lacus Clyne in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, Chi and Freya in Chobits, ...more
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Minako Kotobuki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 27
Minako Kotobuki is a voice actress and singer.
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Eriko Nakamura is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 37
Eriko Nakamura is a Japanese voice actress from Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture affiliated with Arts Vision.
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Taro Ishida is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
Died at 69 (1944-2013)
Taro Ishida is an actor.
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Maaya Sakamoto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 38
Maaya Sakamoto is a Japanese singer-songwriter, actress, and voice actress who made her debut as a voice actress in 1992 as the voice of Chifuru in Little Twins, but is better known as voice of ...more
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Yūko Gotō is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 43
Yūko Gotō is a Japanese voice actress who was contracted to Production BAOBAB and is now signed to Axl-One. In direct contrast to her cute-and-vulnerable moé typecasting, Yūko in real ...more
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Goro Inagaki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 45
Goro Inagaki is a Japanese musician and actor from Itabashi, Tokyo. Inagaki is a member of the Japanese pop group SMAP. His international film debut was in the romantic comedy Private Lessons ...more
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Akira Ishida is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 51
Akira Ishida is a Japanese voice actor. He was a part of Mausu Promotion from 1988 until March 2009. He is a member of Gerbera Peerless Ltd. For his portrayal of "Athrun Zala" in ...more
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Kanako Kondō is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
Kanako Kondō age 37
Kanako Kondou is a voice actress.
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Takehito Koyasu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 48
Takehito Koyasu is a Japanese voice actor.
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Kazuhiko Inoue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 64
Kazuhiko Inoue is a Japanese voice actor best known for his role as Kakashi Hatake in the Japanese anime series, Naruto and Naruto Shippuden.
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Kikuko Inoue is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 51
Kikuko Inoue is a Japanese voice actress and singer. She has been part of the singing groups DoCo and Goddess Family Club, among others, and is the manager of her voice-acting company, Office ...more
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Houko Kuwashima is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Voice Actors from Japan
age 40
Houko Kuwashima is a Japanese voice actress and singer. She is capable of playing a variety of roles, ranging from young boys to feminine women. Kuwashima is currently affiliated with Aoni