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Famous Voice Actors from Japan

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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

    BirthplaceWashima, Niigata

    Koharu Kusumi (久住 小春, Kusumi Koharu, born July 15, 1992 in Niigata Prefecture) is a Japanese... more on Wikipedia
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    Masako Nozawa

    BirthplaceJapan, Arakawa, Tokyo

    Masako Nozawa (野沢 雅子, Nozawa Masako, born October 25, 1936) is a Japanese actress and voice... more on Wikipedia
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    Kana Hanazawa

    Kana Hanazawa

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceJapan, Tokyo

    Kana Hanazawa (花澤 香菜, Hanazawa Kana, born February 25, 1989) is a Japanese voice actress and... more on Wikipedia
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    Eimei Esumi

    Eimei Esumi

    Dec. at 69 (1935-2004)

    BirthplaceShimane, Japan

    Hideaki Esumi was an actor.
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    Megumi Hayashibara

    BirthplaceKita, Tokyo, Japan

    Megumi Hayashibara (林原 めぐみ, Hayashibara Megumi, born March 30, 1967) is a Japanese voice... more on Wikipedia
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    Mamoru Miyano

    BirthplaceSaitama Prefecture, Kantō region, Saitama, East Asia, Honshu

    Mamoru Miyano (宮野 真守, Miyano Mamoru, born June 8, 1983) is a Japanese actor, voice actor and... more on Wikipedia
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    Hiroshi Kamiya

    BirthplaceMatsudo, Japan

    Hiroshi Kamiya (神谷 浩史, Kamiya Hiroshi, born January 28, 1975) is a Japanese voice actor,... more on Wikipedia
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    Ayane Sakura

    Ayane Sakura

    Age: 26

    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    Ayane Sakura is a Japanese voice actress from Tokyo, Japan. She is affiliated with I'm... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Toshiyuki Morikawa

    BirthplaceShinagawa, Japan

    Toshiyuki Morikawa (森川 智之, Morikawa Toshiyuki, born January 26, 1967) is a Japanese voice... more on Wikipedia
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    Mayumi Tanaka

    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    Mayumi Tanaka (田中 真弓, Tanaka Mayumi, born Abe (阿部), born January 15, 1955) is a Japanese... more on Wikipedia
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    Ikue Ōtani

    BirthplaceJapan, Tokyo

    Ikue Ōtani (大谷 育江, Ōtani Ikue, born August 18, 1965) is a Japanese actress, voice actress and... more on Wikipedia
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    Jun Fukuyama

    BirthplaceFukuyama, Japan

    Jun Fukuyama (福山 潤, Fukuyama Jun, born November 26, 1978) is a Japanese voice actor and singer... more on Wikipedia
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    Rie Tanaka

    Rie Tanaka

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceJapan

    Rie Tanaka (田中 理恵, Tanaka Rie, born January 3, 1979, in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan) is a... more on Wikipedia
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    Minako Kotobuki

    BirthplaceNagata-ku, Kobe

    Minako Kotobuki (寿 美菜子, Kotobuki Minako, born September 17, 1991) is a Japanese actress, voice... more on Wikipedia
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    Eriko Nakamura

    BirthplaceKanagawa Prefecture, Japan

    Eriko Nakamura is a Japanese voice actress from Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture affiliated with... more on Wikipedia
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    Taro Ishida

    Taro Ishida

    Dec. at 69 (1944-2013)

    BirthplaceKyoto, Keihanshin, Japan

    Tarō Ishida (石田 太郎, Ishida Tarō, March 16, 1944 – September 21, 2013), born Gentarō Ishida (石田... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Maaya Sakamoto

    BirthplaceJapan, Itabashi

    Maaya Sakamoto (坂本 真綾, Sakamoto Maaya, born March 31, 1980) is a Japanese voice actress and... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Yūko Gotō

    BirthplaceKiyosu, Japan

    Yūko Gotō (後藤 邑子, Gotō Yūko, born August 28) is a Japanese voice actress and singer who was... more on Wikipedia
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    Goro Inagaki

    BirthplaceItabashi, Tokyo, Japan

    Goro Inagaki (稲垣 吾郎, Inagaki Gorō, born (1973-12-08)December 8, 1973) is a Japanese musician... more on Wikipedia
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    Akira Ishida

    BirthplaceJapan, Nisshin

    Akira Ishida (石田 彰, Ishida Akira, born November 2, 1967) is a Japanese voice actor and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Kanako Kondō

    Kanako Kondō

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

    Kanako Kondou is a voice actress.
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    Takehito Koyasu

    BirthplaceMinami-ku, Yokohama, Japan

    Takehito Koyasu (子安 武人, Koyasu Takehito, born May 5, 1967 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture) is... more on Wikipedia
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    Kazuhiko Inoue

    BirthplaceYokohama, Japan

    Kazuhiko Inoue (井上 和彦, Inoue Kazuhiko, born March 26, 1954) is a Japanese voice actor and... more on Wikipedia
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    Kikuko Inoue

    BirthplaceYokosuka, Japan

    Kikuko Inoue (井上 喜久子, Inoue Kikuko, born September 25, 1964 as 井之上 喜久子 (pronounced... more on Wikipedia
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    Houko Kuwashima

    BirthplaceKanegasaki, Japan

    Houko Kuwashima (桑島 法子, Kuwashima Hōko, born December 12, 1975) is a Japanese voice actress... more on Wikipedia