Norio Wakamoto

Norio WakamotoJapanese

Date Of Birth: Oct 18, 1945
Birth Place: Yamaguchi, Japan
Voice Over Language: Japanese

Popularity: 72nd All Time, 126th This Week

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Former police officer

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THE VOICES OF Norio Wakamoto

Credits On BTVA: 236 Roles from 194 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 12:12 PM on Wed Mar 16 2016
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Memes or otherwise, Wakamoto is without exaggeration one of the best Japanese VAs to have ever graced Earth. His voice is always a treat to listen to, basically speaking, and he's certainly a recognizable figure. Perfect Cell, M. Bison, Black Shadow, Dracula, Johnny, and even Yoshimitsu... Nothing short of coolness right there, tbqh
Shaun Ince
said at 4:19 PM on Sun Jan 3 2016
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One of the best Japanese VA of all time. Sure he has become pretty memeworthy due to how much he hams it up, but he brings life into all the roles he does.
said at 10:33 PM on Mon Dec 28 2015
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Wakamoto is a pretty great actor, but its kind of fascinating how DIFFERENT he acts from now and in his prime. These days he really hams it up. But, back in the day, his acting is just so sharp and awesome. Either way, still one of my favorite Japanese voice actors.
said at 10:53 AM on Sun Oct 18 2015
Happy 70th Birthday.
Belial Edge
said at 12:28 AM on Mon Dec 1 2014
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Reason why he's a memetic face in voice acting is because he uses the same voice for everything; aside from badass villain roles, he goes out of his way to play an entity is meant to fit his voice rather than the other way around.

Thus, from there, simply hearing a voice like his on anything is meant to be ridiculous, hammy, and funny as hell. XD
said at 8:11 PM on Sat Oct 18 2014
Happy Birthday, Norio~
said at 12:41 PM on Sun Aug 19 2012
This guy's overrated IMO. People make him out to be the be all and end all of Japanese VAing, but he's not even as good as other VAs like Toshiyuki Morikawa, Ryotaro Okiayu and let us not forget Takehito Koyasu, a VA, who sounds DIFFERENT in every role. Compare Zechs to Mu La Flaga. Nothing in common. Compare Chiyo's dad to M Bison. It sounds the same! Wakamoto has NO role, where he sounds different. Everything sounds the same. The latter Koyasu, is pure underrated and unappreciated, despite the fact he's the most prolific VA in Japan and one of the most prolific VAs in the world. Wakamoto isn't GARBAGE, but he gets to much praise for sounding the same in every role, yet people have the right to say that about JYB and Chris Sabat.
said at 8:58 AM on Fri May 25 2012
Probably THE MOST Bad Ass voice actor i know off. He can make anything sound cool. I mean he even sang the intro for Lucky Star and it sounded awesome.
Dragon Warrior
said at 3:01 AM on Sat May 25 2013
@mrmanga Akio Otsuka also Bad ass and EPIC
said at 3:26 AM on Wed Feb 9 2011
Norio Wakamoto has a impressive, distinctive, arresting voice with a grand sound and delivery. He's an enormous talent, and as far as I'm concerned, the definitive voice for every character he plays.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:09 AM on Wed Feb 9 2011
Got to agree. Wakamoto's my favourite Japanese-language voice actor of all time.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Norio Wakamoto role? *
Perfect Cell
38.9% (7 votes)
M. Bison
22.2% (4 votes)
11.1% (2 votes)
Chiyo's Father
5.6% (1 vote)
Black Shadow
5.6% (1 vote)
Charles zi Britannia
5.6% (1 vote)
Deus Ex Machina
5.6% (1 vote)
5.6% (1 vote)
18 Total Votes