Unsho Ishizuka

Unsho IshizukaJapanese

Date Of Birth: May 16, 1951
Birth Place: Katsuyama, Fukui Prefecture, Japan
Voice Over Language: Japanese

Popularity: 37th All Time, 40th This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

  • The dub-over voice of Brock Lovett (Bill Paxton) in the video/DVD dub of Titanic
  • The dub-over voice of Ron Carlisle (Dabney Coleman) in the DVD dub of Tootsie
  • The dub-over voice of Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) in the Taken trilogy

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THE VOICES OF Unsho Ishizuka

Credits On BTVA: 326 Roles from 268 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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8000 Saiyans
said at 2:22 PM on Thu May 17 2018
Happy belated birthday, Unsho Ishizuka!

He's excellent as old Joseph Joestar and even though he's not as good as Daisuke Gori was in the role, he still does a fine job as Mr. Satan.
said at 6:59 AM on Wed May 16 2018
Happy Birthday Unsho Ishizuka!
said at 6:43 AM on Wed May 16 2018
8000 Saiyans
said at 2:12 PM on Tue Dec 19 2017
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Sounds like a Japanese Clancy Brown.
said at 10:25 AM on Thu May 3 2018
@8000 Saiyans His English, or in this case: Engrish, be like.
said at 7:18 AM on Sat Jun 17 2017
Can't believe I missed this guy's day.

Anyway I think his voice is really cool, great for tough guys, bad guys, & older dudes (often a combo of the three). From what I've heard from him, I enjoyed most:

his narration in Pokemon (I've gotten almost as used to it as I am to the dub) & Berserk (& Void in this show, tho I kinda liked the dub better tbh). One of the best voices for Guile in Street Fighter & old Joseph Joestar. Awesome Japanese Captain Gantu as well. & old Hohenheim.

Pokemon characters: Professor Okido/Oak (seriously good localization tbh) Iwark (Onix), Matadogasu (Weezing), Kamex (Blastoise), Osubame (Swellow), Gyarados, Mammoo (Mamoswine), Strike, & Kingler. ...& the Magikarp salesman.

He gave a lot of humanity to Dojima in Persona 4; actually that's my favorite role from him. Interesting how he does a lot of black characters as well - Jet, Yoritomo, Desmond, Gore, Kizaru. I also enjoy him as Asura, Zabuza, Mazou, & HARDAC. & he does a respectable job filling in for Heihachi & Mr. Satan. (I also find it interesting that he dubbed Graham McTavish in Uncharted 3, & looks just like him :D).

Happy birthday Unsho Ishizuka. :)
said at 4:38 AM on Tue May 16 2017
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Happy Birthday Unsho Ishizuka!

Easily my second favourite male seiyuu after Takehito Koyasu. Great at playing serious or really goofy funny tough/old guys.

My top 10 favourite roles of his are:

1.) Joseph Joestar (Jojo's Bizarre Adventures)
2.) Professor Oak (Pokemon)
3.) Mr. Satan (Dragon Ball Z)
4.) Jet Black (Cowboy Bebop)
5.) Manzou "The Saw" (Samurai Champloo)
6.) Lehm Brick (Jormungand)
7.) Void/Narrator (Berserk)
8.) B.D. Neon (Trigun)
9.) Silas (Transformers: Prime)
10.) Carnage Kabuto (One Punch Man)
said at 3:30 AM on Tue May 16 2017
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Yes yes yes, oh my god... Happy Birthday, Unsho Ishizuka! He works best for uncompromising men, not to mention old guys and "good" father figures - be the latter subverted or otherwise. Also not afraid to get hammy whenever a specific role calls for it.

My favorite Ishizuka performances consist of Sogen Saitake, Carnage Kabuto, Joseph Joestar, Guile, Don Wei, Kizaru, Lucha Master, Heihachi Mishima, Manzo "The Saw", Augus, Hercule (Mr. Satan), Captain Gantu, Zabuza Momochi, and Jet Black. On top of these, I liked the man's various roles on Pokemon, particularly Professor Oak, Metagross, and the Narrator.
said at 4:26 PM on Sun Jan 15 2017
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This man is essentially the Japanese Jamieson Price and John Swasey as he shares 6 roles with both of them.
said at 5:23 PM on Wed Apr 26 2017
@darknessflamegeass I think I might compare him more to Clancy Brown tbh. Although I also compare Joji Nakata to Clancy. All three of those guys would be great as Heihachi in particular tbh.
said at 8:42 PM on Wed Apr 26 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed I compare them based on how many roles have certain actors, have dubbed them, just cuz I find that to be more of my thing. But that's just me tho. :)
said at 8:56 PM on Mon Nov 28 2016
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He's relentlessly entertaining as Joseph Joestar. Richard Epcar is great as him too, but I think Ishizuka is a little more charming and unique (though Epcar has only had a few episodes to work with to be fair).
Shaun Ince
said at 9:45 AM on Wed Oct 5 2016
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He has many great roles in anime across the board. But he has also done a very good job as Heihachi & Mr Satan. He did a great job filling Daisuke Gori's shoes & I think he's the best replacement we could have got for Gori (RIP)
said at 1:13 PM on Wed Nov 30 2016
@Shaun Ince Tessho Genda, Kenta Miyake, Ryuzaburo Otomo, Shozo Iizuka, & (while alive) Kenji Utsumi would have worked as well, & I do believe they've shared characters/dub actors as well.

In particular I think Miyake would have been the best Satan replacement, & Otomo as Heihachi. That being said, the voice *itself* isnt as big a deal as the performance. Just to me, as a non-casting director, non-Japanese speaker...I think that certain VA's may have been closer voice-matches.

If Gori had passed, say, during the Buu arc, then definitely someone directly closest to his own voice would've picked Satan up. But then again, acting>voice, right?
said at 9:48 AM on Sat Jul 9 2016
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Joseph Joestar was the Pokemon Narrorater this whole time?

said at 1:54 PM on Sat Jan 30 2016
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Heihachi, Dojima, Narrator in Pokemon = the Prince Charming from Shrek!? Wow...
said at 3:33 PM on Sat May 16 2015
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Happy Birthday Unsho Ishizuka!

One of my all time favourite seiyuus, great at playing tough guys and old men whether they be serious, wacky or both.

My favourite roles of his include Joseph Joestar, Jet Black, Manzou "The Saw", B.D. Neon, Lehm Brick, Silas, Professor Oak and his narration on Pokemon.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Unsho Ishizuka role? *
Joseph Joestar
43.8% (21 votes)
Heihachi Mishima
20.8% (10 votes)
6.3% (3 votes)
Van Hohenheim
4.2% (2 votes)
Shio Sakaki
4.2% (2 votes)
Jet Black
4.2% (2 votes)
Zabuza Momochi
4.2% (2 votes)
Professor Oak
4.2% (2 votes)
Onix (Brock's)
2.1% (1 vote)
Koffing (James's)
2.1% (1 vote)
Senator Steven Armstrong
2.1% (1 vote)
Brad Wong
2.1% (1 vote)
48 Total Votes