Ryusei Nakao

Ryusei NakaoJapanese

Date Of Birth: Feb 5, 1951
Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan
Voice Over Language: Japanese

Popularity: 73rd All Time, 67th This Week

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THE VOICES OF Ryusei Nakao

Credits On BTVA: 172 Roles from 150 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 6:41 AM on Sun Feb 5 2017
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Happy Birthday, Ryusei Nakao! My god, I love his performances as Frieza and Mayuri Kurotsuchi. On top of that, he does a great job portraying Tambourine, Cooler, Frost, the Quiz Moderator, Vaccine Man, Master Crane and Tortoise, Cranky Kong, and Caesar Clown.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:13 AM on Tue Sep 20 2016
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I don't know how recent that picture of Nakao is but he looks great for someone in his 60's.
said at 8:18 AM on Thu Feb 26 2015
He does make an adorable Bartok!
said at 2:35 AM on Wed Aug 13 2014
I figured it out; Rob Paulsen and Ryusei Nakao both voiced Jose Carioca AND Yakko Warner!
Jared Delgado
said at 7:44 AM on Fri Oct 24 2014
@BlankSlate So basically, Ryusei is the Japanese Rob Paulsen.
said at 11:23 AM on Fri Oct 24 2014
@Jared Delgado I think he's more comparable to Charlie Adler, really.
said at 7:08 PM on Thu Jul 23 2015
@CatsTuxedo Funny, I've actually been thinking about Charlie Adler as Frieza.
said at 6:03 PM on Thu Apr 20 2017
@CatsTuxedo Or Chris Latta. Or, possibly, Keith Ferguson & Steve Blum.
said at 10:34 PM on Thu Apr 20 2017
@Jared Delgado I think a Japanese Rob Paulsen would be more along the lines of say Kappei Yamaguchi or Kozo Shioya. Great animal & "silly", often younger voices. I think the latter especially is a close comparison, moreso to Richard Horvitz but that's the closest I could think of to Rob.

I think Tom Kenny or James Arnold Taylor could be compared to Yamaguchi actually. I could easily see Tom or JAT as Usopp, Bugs Bunny, Crash Bandicoot, Michelangelo, L, Inuyasha, Ranma, or Teddie from Persona.
said at 10:40 PM on Thu Apr 20 2017
@Jared Delgado & well, evidently Yamaguchi dubbed two Tom Kenny roles in Transformers ANimated - Jetfire & Rattletrap. & he also dubbed Michaelangelo voiced by Mikey Kelly, whom JAT replaced Ratchet. Small world eh?
said at 2:57 PM on Tue Apr 15 2014
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So he's Yakko Warner, Mayuri, Darkwing Duck, Bartok, Batty Koda, Jose Carioca and Freeza?!
said at 8:19 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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This guy has impressive range for cartoon characters, but he's always best with villains. He's like the Vincent Price of Japanese voice acting!
said at 10:31 AM on Fri Nov 16 2012
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The one true voice of Freeza. ....also....Yakko? Darkwing Duck? COBRA COMMANDER?! WHY does that make sense?! O_O
said at 4:19 PM on Mon Sep 3 2012
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I don't even like the Japanese version but I still think he is the best Frieza
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:54 AM on Thu Apr 14 2011
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Wow. How can one go from Frieza and Mayuri Kurotsuchi, to Jon Arbuckle and Buster Bunny?
said at 6:09 AM on Fri Oct 24 2014
@NCZ He has amazing range considering how his voice is so distinctive.
Faved by 38 BTVA Members
6th Annual BTVA Voice Acting Awards 2016
Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Ryusei Nakao role? *
58.6% (17 votes)
Caesar Clown
17.2% (5 votes)
Mayuri Kurotsuchi
13.8% (4 votes)
6.9% (2 votes)
Jose Carioca
3.4% (1 vote)
29 Total Votes