Akio Otsuka

Akio OtsukaJapanese

Date Of Birth: Nov 24, 1959
Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan
Voice Over Language: Japanese

Popularity: 52nd All Time, 42nd This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

  • Son of Chikao Otsuka
  • Was married to Yoko Somi from 2005-2009
  • The dub-over voice of Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) in the Warner Home Video dub of Gone with the Wind

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said at 8:19 PM on Tue Nov 29 2016
If he can speak fluent english, I actually think he'd make some great voice overs here in the US too.
said at 4:42 AM on Fri Nov 25 2016
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Happy (Belated) Birthday Akio Otsuka!

One of the coolest, most badass sounding seiyuu's of all time, with such great presence in his voice and is really versatile too.

My favourite role of his is Batou in Ghost in the Shell.

I also really loved his performances as Rider, Skull Knight, Shingen Kishitani, Solid Snake, Wamuu, Uvogin, Hajime Arakawa, Lockdown, Iron Will, Blitz T. Abrams and Samurai Goroh.

I also love the fact that he's also voiced Launchpad McQuack in Ducktales and Darkwing Duck, that is just awesome.

It's also awesome he has dubbed over great actors like Nicholas Cage, Denzel Washington, Steven Seagal, Samuel L. Jackson, Dolph Lundgren, Dennis Quaid, Antonio Banderas and Clive Owen numerous times.
said at 11:08 AM on Sat Nov 26 2016
@Autovolt He has also dubbed Keith David & Michael Jai White's Spawn, FWIH. That's the origin behind his voicing Spawn in Soul Calibur II.
said at 3:23 AM on Thu Nov 24 2016
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Happy Birthday, Akio Otsuka! He is without question a super badass-sounding seiyuu, one who oozes quality, richness, and memorability above anything else - and not necessarily in that order. Favorite Akio performances include Uvogin, Mizaistom Nana, Solid Snake, Wamuu, Spawn, Daigo Kazama, Yoritomo, Unknown Soldier 1P, Ansem, Shunsui Kyoraku, Kohji Takao, John "Sleepy" Estes, Blitz T. Abrams, Dimple, and Judge Gabranth. His take on Seth was also incredible and just as good as Michael McConnohie's portrayal; almost makes up for how poorly-designed the character is, but that's another story.

One last thing: Akio Otsuka, may your very talented father R.I.P.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:27 AM on Sat Aug 27 2016
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Akio Otsuka is one of my favorite Japanese VA's of all time. It's hard to pick a favorite performance because they are all so good. His role as Snake in the Metal Gear series is definitelt top 3 for sure.
said at 7:49 PM on Sat Sep 17 2016
@Shaun Ince *Kochi wa Suneku*.

You know, as much as I enjoy several of the "quirky" performances in the dub (although I do wish it'd been cast closer), it would be really nice to get dual audio for this.

Regardless of how accurate/high-budget a dub is (Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, anyone?), it is always nice to get the original language version as well.

As it is, I'm trying to plow through a raw version with the dub script at my side. Not a great way, I know, but it's the only option available (besides just playing the dub).
said at 1:37 PM on Sun Sep 25 2016
@Shaun Ince My all-time favorite role of his is Wamuu from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
said at 7:21 PM on Fri Jan 15 2016
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Akio, it's been a year since your father passed away. I feel sorry for you and your loss. May he rest in peace.
said at 12:21 PM on Fri Jan 16 2015
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Sorry about the loss of your dad, Akio.
said at 7:41 AM on Fri Jan 16 2015
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I'm sorry for your loss Akio.

I think it was cool that he was able to voice alongside his father in many different projects and series.
Dragon Warrior
said at 1:33 PM on Mon Apr 1 2013
Akio Otsuka is the best voice actor i have ever seen, His voice is badass and EPIC
said at 2:34 AM on Sat Sep 29 2012
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Akio Otsuka role? *
Solid Snake
29.0% (9 votes)
12.9% (4 votes)
Rider / Iskandar
9.7% (3 votes)
Tadakatsu Honda
9.7% (3 votes)
6.5% (2 votes)
Shunsui Kyoraku
6.5% (2 votes)
3.2% (1 vote)
3.2% (1 vote)
Iron Will
3.2% (1 vote)
Detective Toshimi Konakawa
3.2% (1 vote)
Two-Face / Harvey Dent
3.2% (1 vote)
Shingen Kishitani
3.2% (1 vote)
Isao Harimanada
3.2% (1 vote)
3.2% (1 vote)
31 Total Votes