Takahiro Sakurai

Takahiro SakuraiJapanese

Date Of Birth: Jun 13, 1974
Birth Place: Okazaki, Aichi, Japan
Voice Over Language: Japanese

Popularity: 10th All Time, 12th This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

  • The dub-over voice of Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) in the Japanese DVD/Blu-Ray dubs of the Twilight film series.
  • He is a fan of Final Fantasy VII and was very excited when he was cast as Cloud.

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Takahiro Sakurai Voices

Credits On BTVA: 334 Roles from 295 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 12:48 PM on Wed Oct 11 2017
Wait a second...so Cloud Strife=Edward Cullen? My life is officially a lie.
said at 10:25 AM on Wed Jun 14 2017
Happy Birthday Takahiro Sakurai! 2x But Be-Lated. You're still a Great & Legenday Seiyu! You're Performance in K was amazing!
said at 5:36 AM on Tue Jun 13 2017
So aside from the roles I mentioned in the previous year, he's also charming as Rohan Kishibe, Zombieman, Akane Hoshi, Dorulumon, and Reigen Arataka; the latter of which may very well be my #1 favorite Sakurai performance in due time. He's every bit as three-dimensional there as the character himself, and has great chemistry with Setsuo Ito's Mob.

Once more, Happy Birthday, Takahiro Sakurai!
said at 11:48 AM on Fri Nov 4 2016
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Takahiro Sakurai plays a lot of cool and collected characters, sometimes adding a bit of sinister flair to them. He's generally very good, but when you play as many roles as he does, many voices sound like lesser incarnations of some of his best roles. A lot of his cool and collected heroes sound like lesser Clouds, and his villains are all shades of his superior Makishima.

That said, Sakurai is never bad in anything, and whenever he plays against type and is allowed to be flexible/is directed well, he excels. His Rohan Kishibe is phenomenal, and I enjoy his Majime in Fall 2016's The Great Passage.

You'll always have the assurance that a Takahiro Sakurai character will be voiced quite well, but it's great (and somewhat rare) to hear him showcase his wide talent.
said at 10:51 PM on Sat Dec 24 2016
@SNaG He's also great as Blurr in 'Transformers Animated'.
said at 5:46 PM on Mon Aug 29 2016
Kuraudo!, Kanda, Suzaku, & everything Celestial Ouroboros said.
said at 6:04 PM on Mon Aug 29 2016

Don't forget Fairy Tail's Sting Eucliffe (whom Travaughn13 mentioned)
said at 10:31 PM on Mon Aug 29 2016
@MegaMike1990 Havent followed FT actually. Guess i might later...
said at 8:44 PM on Wed Jun 15 2016
Happy belated birthday, Takahiro.
said at 2:36 PM on Wed Jun 15 2016
Sorry I'm a bit late, but I hope you had a good birthday, Makishima.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:22 PM on Mon Jun 13 2016
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Happy birthday Sakurai! < 3 his Cloud
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:35 PM on Sat Dec 24 2016

He was REALLY great as Rohan too. Perfect casting!
said at 10:03 AM on Mon Jun 13 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday, Takahiro Sakurai! So far, my favorite roles from him are X, Haseo, Cloud Strife, Claude Faustus, Leon Kuwata, Izuru Kira, Urara, and Tentomon.
said at 9:07 AM on Mon Jun 13 2016
My Top 10 Favorite Voices of Takahiro Sakurai:

1) Yu Kanda (D. Gray Man)
2) Santa Claus (Divine Gate)
3) Sting Eucliffe (Fairy Tail)
4) Tomoe Yagami (Prince of Stride: Alternative)
5) Sasori (Naruto Shippudden)
6) Gang Tae-jun (Yona of the Dawn)
7) Leo Kuwata (Danganronpa - The Animation)
8) Yuji Kazami (La Fruit de la Grisaia)
9) Shogo Mikadono (NAKAIMO: My Little Sister is Among Them)
10) Kubinashi (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan)
said at 8:59 AM on Mon Jun 13 2016
Happy Birthday Takahiro Sakurai! You have so Many Amazing Talents! Next to Jun Fukuyama & Takahiro Mizushima!
said at 9:25 PM on Sat Feb 27 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
I like how "CLOUD MOTHER****ING STRIFE OH MY GOD" is still on the Favorite Role poll.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:29 PM on Mon Feb 29 2016
can whoever voted for this pls change their vote
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:37 PM on Mon Feb 29 2016
@NCZ How long ago did that happen? I seriously forgot I did that. Is gone now.
said at 1:45 PM on Sat Jun 18 2016
@Nightmare Crusher you can check it out using the webarchive.
said at 6:35 AM on Sun Nov 15 2015
Could he perhaps be related to Masahiro Sakurai?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:17 AM on Sun Nov 15 2015
@SmartyBoyboy I don't think so. Their last names are written with different kanji. It's funny that their names sound similar when spoken out loud though.
said at 12:31 AM on Sat Jul 4 2015
One of my favorite voice actors growing up. : )
said at 1:26 AM on Mon Dec 22 2014
He makes such fantastic characters! I especially love him as Crusty
said at 9:32 AM on Sat Nov 1 2014
said at 1:50 AM on Wed Mar 14 2012
Congrats on the overseas fan award Sakurai san! :D
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Takahiro Sakurai role? *
Suzaku Kururugi
25.2% (29 votes)
Cloud Strife
14.8% (17 votes)
Sting Eucliffe
9.6% (11 votes)
Rohan Kishibe
8.7% (10 votes)
Shogo Makishima
6.1% (7 votes)
Yu Kanda
3.5% (4 votes)
2.6% (3 votes)
Izumo Kusanagi
2.6% (3 votes)
Mega Man X
2.6% (3 votes)
Claude Faustus
2.6% (3 votes)
1.7% (2 votes)
Ukki Blue / Blue Monkey
1.7% (2 votes)
Yuji Kazami
1.7% (2 votes)
Ruki Mukami
1.7% (2 votes)
1.7% (2 votes)
1.7% (2 votes)
0.9% (1 vote)
Ferid Bathory
0.9% (1 vote)
0.9% (1 vote)
Leon Kuwata
0.9% (1 vote)
Rockman X
0.9% (1 vote)
Santa Claus
0.9% (1 vote)
Shirasu Kinjo
0.9% (1 vote)
Takashi Kamiyama
0.9% (1 vote)
0.9% (1 vote)
Ryuko Mouten
0.9% (1 vote)
0.9% (1 vote)
Yamato Kurosawa
0.9% (1 vote)
Lan Di
0.9% (1 vote)
115 Total Votes