Wataru Takagi

Wataru TakagiJapanese

Date Of Birth: Jul 25, 1966
Birth Place: Kitakyushu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Voice Over Language: Japanese

Popularity: 41st All Time, 29th This Week

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Credits On BTVA: 257 Roles from 204 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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Autovolt
said at 1:13 PM on Mon Jul 25 2016
Happy Birthday Wataru Takagi!

As of late the more I'm discovering and listening to his roles, the more I'm becoming a huge fan of his work.

Wataru Takagi is easily one of the most versatile and even funniest seiyuu's I have ever heard.

So far right now, Okuyasu Nijimura is probably my favourite role of his, It helps the characters is a lovable doofus and punk with a heart of gold but the way his voice fluctuates from low and gruff to high and maniac is incredible, in many ways it feels like a homage to Shigeru Chiba's performance as Kuwabara in Yu Yu Hakusho, which I feel may have been an inspiration to Okuyasu's characterization. Of all the seiyuu's that were in Jojo's Bizzare Adventure: All Star Battle voicing Diamond is Unbreakable characters, he is the only one to continue voicing his role to this date and I'm glad he's been able to. He just kills it as Okuyasu and I don't think I could imagine the role being done any other way. Whoever does voice him in the inevitable English dub will have a lot of work cut out for them.

Of course he's also great in other roles too including Knuckle Bine, Crimson Rubeus, Valgaav, Hammerhead, Horoda, Koshii Rikdo, That Man and as the dub voices for characters like Daffy Duck and Eddy.

He's definitely one of the best seiyuu's ever and definitely in my top 10 for sure.
Autovolt
said at 1:13 PM on Mon Jul 25 2016
Happy Birthday Wataru Takagi!

As of late the more I'm discovering and listening to his roles, the more I'm becoming a huge fan of his work.

Wataru Takagi is easily one of the most versatile and even funniest seiyuu's I have ever heard.

So far right now, Okuyasu Nijimura is probably my favourite role of his, It helps the characters is a lovable doofus and punk with a heart of gold but the way his voice fluctuates from low and gruff to high and maniac is incredible, in many ways it feels like a homage to Shigeru Chiba's performance as Kuwabara in Yu Yu Hakusho, which I feel may have been an inspiration to Kuwabara's characterization. Of all the seiyuu's that were in Jojo's Bizzare Adventure: All Star Battle voicing Diamond is Unbreakable characters, he is the only one to continue voicing his role to this date and I'm glad he's been able to. He just kills it as Okuyasu and I don't think I could imagine the role being done any other way. Whoever does voice him in the inevitable English dub will have a lot of work cut out for them.

Of course he's also great in other roles too including Knuckle Bine, Crimson Rubeus, Valgaav, Hammerhead, Horoda, Koshii Rikdo, That Man and as the dub voices for characters like Daffy Duck and Eddy.

He's definitely one of the best seiyuu's ever and definitely in my top 10 for sure.
VaisuKaguya
said at 2:04 PM on Mon Jul 25 2016
@Autovolt
"Of all the seiyuu's that were in Jojo's Bizzare Adventure: All Star Battle voicing Diamond is Unbreakable characters, he is the only one to continue voicing his role to this date"

Showtaro Morikubo is still voicing Akira.
Autovolt
said at 1:13 PM on Tue Jul 26 2016
@VaisuKaguya Well okay that's true but I meant from the main characters of Diamond is Unbreakable.

Akira is a supporting/recurring character but not really a main one.

Still he and Takagi are the only seiyuu's to reprise for the anime. I did actually forget Showtaro had voiced Akira before.

Still it is a bit ridiculous how everyone else was recast, granted the recasting they ended up doing I think did turn out nicely.
VaisuKaguya
said at 1:23 PM on Tue Jul 26 2016
@Autovolt
I'm mixed on the recasts. Yuuki Ono is okay, but Yuuki Kaji I really don't care for as Koichi. Sakurai is probably the best one so far.

Tho if you think that's weird, Junichi Suwabe was the only other person besides Daisuke Ono to reprise in the SC anime. (He was Telence T. D'Arby in ASB as a menu character)
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:38 PM on Tue Jul 26 2016
I read an interview with Daisuke Ono once and he said he actually had to re-audition for the Stardust Crusaders anime. It sounds like the casting process for the anime was largely separate than the games.
VaisuKaguya
said at 1:44 PM on Tue Jul 26 2016
@NCZ
Yeah I read that as well. Still kinda weird, at least by the DIU anime you'd think they'd have just went with the already established game cast, but eh.
VaisuKaguya
said at 1:38 PM on Fri Jul 29 2016
@Autovolt
Welp make that three. Kappei Yamaguchi's back as Shigechi.
Autovolt
said at 3:07 AM on Sun Jul 31 2016
@VaisuKaguya Excellent.

It's great hearing Kappei Yamaguchi and Wataru Takagi alongside each other once again.
CelestialOuroboros
said at 5:52 PM on Fri Apr 22 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Without a doubt one of my personal favorite seiyuus. Wataru Takagi pretty much owns any role he's given, whether it be Knuckle Bine, Okuyasu, Ciseaux, Jack (Power Stone), a lot of the Street Fighter characters, and even Daffy Duck. He made a very good Lei and Heihachi as well.

On another note: his rendition of Zangief's Final Atomic Buster move is simply awesome.
CelestialOuroboros
said at 5:24 AM on Mon Jul 25 2016
@CelestialOuroboros His Doctrine Dark is a far cry from the Takagi roles I've heard. He sounds relatively smooth as the character and overall less abrasive. One just can't pigeonhole this seiyuu.

Happy Birthday, Wataru Takagi!
Fulgore2005
said at 9:09 AM on Fri Jul 25 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy birthday, Wataru.

They weren't when they say he is a versatile VA.

If you played any of the pre-2000 Street Fighter titles, Soul Calibur/Edge or Tekken 2, there's a very good chance you've heard his voice. Yet you probably didn't know he was very versatile back then.
Dee15gon
said at 1:26 PM on Tue Nov 17 2015
@Fulgore2005 Funny/goofy/wacky characters, pretty boys, snot-nosed boys, lone warriors, wise-cracking dudes, big brutes or strong guys, psychos, yanderes, big bad villains, or badass heroes.

You name it. He can do it all.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 6:34 PM on Wed Mar 30 2016
@Fulgore2005

"They weren't when they say he is a versatile VA."

I think you a word. Also, his Daffy Duck is awesome.
Belial Edge
said at 10:33 PM on Tue Jan 24 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
Wataru Takagi, one of the most amazing seiyuus of all time. :3
merrow-fish
said at 12:10 PM on Thu May 7 2015
@Belial Edge Yeah
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Wataru Takagi role? *
Knuckle Bine
25.0% (6 votes)
Eikichi Onizuka
16.7% (4 votes)
Flim Skim
12.5% (3 votes)
Okuyasu Nijimura
12.5% (3 votes)
Eddy
12.5% (3 votes)
Milton Massen
4.2% (1 vote)
Obito Uchiha
4.2% (1 vote)
Valgaav
4.2% (1 vote)
Kamidake
4.2% (1 vote)
Alaindelon
4.2% (1 vote)
24 Total Votes