Toshiyuki Morikawa

Toshiyuki MorikawaJapanese

Date Of Birth: Jan 26, 1967
Birth Place: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Voice Over Language: Japanese

Popularity: 22nd All Time, 31st This Week

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Credits On BTVA: 312 Roles from 275 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 8:48 AM on Mon Jun 4 2018
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When I was a kid, I saw Mona Lisa from my grammar school art book....The fist time I saw her, with her hands on her do I say this...I got a ******.
said at 4:21 PM on Tue May 22 2018
I love how he does Minato and Isshin!
I can't wait to hear him as Holland in Eureka Seven Hi Evolution!
said at 4:45 PM on Fri Jan 26 2018
said at 3:56 AM on Fri Jan 26 2018
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{breaks mic}
said at 12:31 PM on Wed Feb 15 2017
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One of two favorite Japanese seiyuu the other being Nobuyuki Hiyama.
said at 12:41 PM on Fri Jan 27 2017
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My Top 10 Favorite Voices of Toshiyuki Morikawa:

1) Minato Namikaze (Naruto Shippuden)
2) Kyosuke Munakata (Danganronpa 3 - The End of Hope's Peak Academy)
3) Mard Geer (Fairy Tail)
4) Kimimaro (Naruto)
5) Katakura Kojuro (Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings)
6) Yutaka Tamaru (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
7) Lord Boros (One Punch Man)
8) Heishiro Mitsurugi (Soul Calibur series)
9) Eneru (One Piece)
10) Spider-Man (Spider-Man)
said at 12:32 PM on Fri Jan 27 2017
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Happy 5-0 Toshiyuki Morikawa!! ;)
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:24 PM on Thu Jan 26 2017
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The big 5-0 for one of my favourite Japanese voice actors. He seriously killed it as Kira in the Diamond is Unbreakable adaptation - no pun intended. Hearing him talk about the Mona Lisa like that is something I still haven't fully processed. Countless iconic roles in too many of my favourite games, always bringing an amazing amount of strength and charisma: Ryu, Sephiroth, Tekkaman Blade, Charlie/Nash, Hwoarang, Shimada, Nanjo, Dante, Kimimaro - and man, I'm honestly ashamed of how long it took for me to realize it was him as Hayato in MVC2. Hearing him speak English in Nioh is really cool too. Happs birthday Toshiyuki!
said at 12:18 PM on Thu Jan 26 2017
Happy Birthday Toshiyuki Morikawa! The Upperclassman of Takahiro Sakurai! Great Job as Munakata, Mard Geer, Tamaru, Kojuro & Many Others!
said at 11:51 AM on Thu Jan 26 2017
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Happy Birthday Toshiyuki Morikawa!

One of the most epic sounding seiyuu's of all time.

His performance as Yoshikage Kira in Jojo's Bizzare Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable is nothing short of amazing, he sounds smooth, deep, charming yet very ruthless and is nothing short of terrifying. Initially I was a bit disappointed Rikaya Koyama didn't come back from the games for the anime but I think Morikawa ended up surpassing Koyama as Kira in every way. Whoever they end up casting as Kira in the inevitable dub has so much work cut out for them to come even close to Morikawa's performance.

It's amazing that Morikawa is not only Kira but has also voiced some of the greatest villains in anime history also including Sephiroth, Naraku, Griffith and Lord Boros.

He also does make for great heroes too like Optimus Prime, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Spider-Man, Cyclops, Nick Wilde, Ryu among many others.

He is a true king of dubbing much in the same way as Tessho Genda and Koichi Yamedara are. Dubbing over the likes of Ewan McGregor, Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, Adam Sandler (I know right?), Owen Wilson, Jude Law, Chris O'Donell, Heath Ledger, Colin Farrell, Martin Freeman, Josh Hartnett, Brendan Fraser, Paul Walker, Brad Pitt, Mark Wahlberg and that's just the actors he dubs on a mostly regular basis.

While I've never seen Tekkaman Blade, hearing that he screamed so loudly that he broke a microphone TWICE is nothing short of impressive.

Seriously he is one of the true seiyuu greats and of course is a talented singer too.
said at 3:27 AM on Thu Jan 26 2017
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Too easy. Happy Birthday, Toshiyuki Morikawa! He's definitely gone on to become one of my all-time favorite seiyuu, largely because of his range and the fact some of the characters he's voiced do hold a special place in my core. Interestingly enough, Hwoarang was the role that introduced me to Toshiyuki's work, though it was Mitsurugi that made me a fan.

Anyway, that being said, other Morikawa performances I've cherished throughout the years include Dante, Yoshikage Kira, Kosaku Kawajiri, Diavolo, Tekkaman Blade, Ninja Slayer/Fujikido Kenji, Hayato Kanzaki, Sephiroth, Lord Boros, Ryu, Charlie Nash, Seijiro Kikuoka, Isshin Kurosaki, Kaname Tosen, Katsuya Jonouchi, Roberto Miura, and Rick Wheeler.

said at 8:04 AM on Sat Nov 12 2016
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He's very versatile but one thing's for sure- he's the go to voice actor for beautiful men especially if they are bad with a bad attitude
said at 11:43 AM on Tue Dec 27 2016
@HienFan Bonus points if they happen to have long, beautiful silver white or raven black hair.
said at 3:02 AM on Sun Jan 1 2017
@doodlebugfour AKA Sephiroth for the first part is THE example of that
said at 11:30 AM on Fri Jul 22 2016
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said at 8:02 PM on Mon Sep 28 2015
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He's been nothing short of stylish as the titular Ninja Slayer; YEEART! I also really like Morikawa's Mitsurugi.
said at 12:47 AM on Mon Dec 22 2014
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sephiroth, dante, many favorites. He's just fantastic!
said at 3:14 AM on Sun Aug 24 2014
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Subete wa saikou!
said at 1:30 AM on Fri Oct 24 2014
@BlankSlate That means "Everything is awesome" in Japanese. Or a rough translation of such.
said at 10:07 AM on Sun Jan 26 2014
Omedetou Otanjobigozaimasu Morikawa-sama! The characters that you voice mean a lot to me. May you prosper forevermore.
said at 6:04 PM on Thu Jan 16 2014
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One of my favourites of the older Japanese voice actors that came to prominence during the early 1990's. One role that deserves some love is Panda-Mama from Polar Bear's Cafe.
said at 11:55 AM on Thu Jan 16 2014
OMG Sephiroth, Dante and... Lewa?
said at 11:27 PM on Thu Aug 8 2013
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said at 8:42 PM on Thu Mar 14 2013
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I'm really interested in hearing his version of Spidey's big "I'LL CHASE YOU TO THE ENDS OF THE EEEEEEEEEEARTH!!!" moment.
said at 5:57 AM on Thu Mar 28 2013
@CatsTuxedo Hey, after CDB in the 90s series, there's nowhere to go but up. :-P
said at 8:39 PM on Sat Sep 8 2012
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I love this guy's abilities, Sephiroth especially sends chills down my spine.
Evelyn L.
said at 9:14 PM on Fri Jul 15 2016
@Aussieroth Hi again!
said at 4:57 AM on Wed Mar 7 2012
Now that I think about it... I kind of expected the same person voicing a Radio to also bellow 'GOOD MORNING, ICHIGOOOOO!'
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:10 PM on Sat Jul 23 2011
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I love his work on fighting games, especially Ryu and Tekkaman Blade.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Toshiyuki Morikawa role? *
Yoshikage Kira
28.8% (17 votes)
13.6% (8 votes)
Minato Namikaze
11.9% (7 votes)
6.8% (4 votes)
Tekkaman Blade / Nick Carter
5.1% (3 votes)
Katsuya Jonouchi
3.4% (2 votes)
3.4% (2 votes)
3.4% (2 votes)
Heishiro Mitsurugi
3.4% (2 votes)
Katakura Kojuro
3.4% (2 votes)
1.7% (1 vote)
Isshin Kurosaki
1.7% (1 vote)
Lord Boros
1.7% (1 vote)
Mard Geer
1.7% (1 vote)
Yukio Oikawa
1.7% (1 vote)
Tyki Mikk
1.7% (1 vote)
Marshall Lee the Vampire King
1.7% (1 vote)
Seiichiro Tatsumi
1.7% (1 vote)
Alexander Vorg Zangief
1.7% (1 vote)
Carla Tsukinami
1.7% (1 vote)
59 Total Votes