Joji Nakata

Joji NakataJapanese

Date Of Birth: Apr 22, 1954
Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan
Voice Over Language: Japanese

Popularity: 57th All Time, 60th This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

  • Also known as George Nakata 
  • The dub-over voice of King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) in the Japanese dub of 300

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Credits On BTVA: 237 Roles from 217 Titles

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said at 11:13 AM on Mon Mar 26 2018
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Ah, Joji Nakata, a Japanese voice actor with a voice that much like Akio Otsuka screams manliness.
said at 11:08 AM on Sun Apr 23 2017
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HBD, Nakata. Much like Wakamoto, he's very similar to Ron Perlman or Clancy Brown with a great presence & villainous depth, plus an awesome imposing gravelly voice. From what I've heard of him, I love:

Albert Wesker
Kazuya Mishima
Sol Badguy
Lex Luthor (perfect casting!)
Jack Cayman
Diethard Ried

I also find it interesting that a lot of his roles are shared with Jamieson Price, Clancy Brown, Richard Epcar, Michael McConnohie, & Steve Blum. & two with Crispin Freeman. Also, he is a very cool guy on Twitter, & it especially awesome that he speaks & occasionally responds to tweets in English. Here's an interview partly in English:

(He kind of sounds like an accented Peter Weller IMO, pretty cool)

All around one of the best Japanese VAs. Enjoy.
said at 6:42 AM on Sat Apr 22 2017
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Happy Birthday, Joji Nakata! It's more than safe to say that the VA is a badass baritone, and one of those go-to guys for villainous roles. With that said, he can also tackle anti-heroes, mentor archetypes, blood knights, only sane men, and even the occasional protagonist (emphasis on "occasional"). On a side note, he's often compared to Norio Wakamoto in certain circles: both are some of the biggest seiyuu names in the industry, and the two have either worked with one another or shared roles together. Cool.

I'm gonna mention that my favorite Nakata performances for the time being are Goodman, Alucard, Corporal Giroro, Algol, Peterhausen, Liver, Gyuki, Nrvnqsr "Nero" Chaos, Bandou, Sol Badguy, E-102 Gamma, and Albert Wesker.

Minute as the character was in the context of the film, Joji did real well voicing Balrog (M. Bison) in the SFII movie. Of course his Kazuya Mishima was not bad, too.
said at 2:10 PM on Thu Oct 20 2016
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He's got really a lot of great roles, but my favorite one probably is Edmond Dantes (as iconic Kotomine and Alucard are).
As for his most unusual roles, where he shows a great range - I guess I'll name Nyanta, Shigaraki and Ieyasu.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:15 AM on Mon Oct 17 2016
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You know, it would have been interesting to see how his Kazuya voice would have sounded if he had the opportunity to voice him throughout the games after Tekken Tag Tournament. That deep, inposing, charismatic sound he's known for fits Kazuya to a T.
said at 8:53 PM on Mon Dec 12 2016
@Shaun Ince Maybe so, but tbh I see him more as Jack or Heihachi himself.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:50 PM on Mon Dec 12 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed Nakata as Heihachi? I dig it.
said at 7:09 AM on Tue May 31 2016
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Wait, E-102 Gamma = Dark Oak = Rossiu (older) = Zavok? Okay.
said at 3:04 PM on Mon May 30 2016
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Shaun Ince
said at 1:30 PM on Sat Mar 19 2016
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Congrats on 200 roles Joji Nakata. One of my personal favorite Seiyuu's of all time. He oozes badassery & charisma with his deep baritone voice. Alucard, Kirei Kotimine & many more, are just a blast to listen to. He even has the honor of being the first VA, to voice Kazuya Mishima in the earlier Tekken games.
said at 1:37 PM on Wed Apr 22 2015
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Rejoice That Today Is Joji Nakata's Birthday!

Easily one of the all time greatest seiyuus. Kirei Kotomine is his finest role to date. He's equally as magnificent as The Count, Alucard, Gyuki and Master Megatron.
said at 1:07 PM on Tue Mar 3 2015
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nice job on Log Horizon , Naruto, one piece
said at 5:31 PM on Sat Oct 4 2014
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Japanese Morgan Freeman
Belial Edge
said at 11:19 PM on Thu Nov 10 2011
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It's Nero Chaos and Kirei Kotomine :D
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Joji Nakata role? *
22.9% (8 votes)
Kirei Kotomine
20.0% (7 votes)
Sol Badguy
14.3% (5 votes)
Albert Wesker
5.7% (2 votes)
E-102 Gamma
5.7% (2 votes)
5.7% (2 votes)
Kazuya Mishima
5.7% (2 votes)
Count of Monte Cristo / Edmond Dantes
2.9% (1 vote)
Neko-Arc Chaos
2.9% (1 vote)
Ieyasu Tokugawa
2.9% (1 vote)
2.9% (1 vote)
Souren Araya
2.9% (1 vote)
Hody Jones
2.9% (1 vote)
2.9% (1 vote)
35 Total Votes