Article: Top 10 Dubbing Artists In Japanese Movies And Drama Industries

Acting also has many categories, one such category is Voice Acting. It’s when a person acts in a voice that’s not his own. Those people are called dubbing artists, and the work process is called dubbing. Dubbing is usually required when a foreign show or a movie is telecast in another country. So, the actor's voices are dubbed in that country's native language. Nowadays, animes are at their peak. They are animated characters with a beautiful storyline, and so dubbing artists are required to give voice to each character. Let’s check some such dubbing artists based in Japan.

1. Kana Hanazawa

Kana Hanazawa is an actor, voice artist, and singer. She dubs animes, does live-action performances, and sings professionally. On 25 February 1989, she was born in Tokyo, Japan. Some of her notable works as a voice artist are Nadeko Sengoku in Monogatari, Anri Sonohara in Durarara, Angel/ Kanade Tachibana in Angel Beats, etc. She won several accolades like the NewType Anime Award for Best Actress in 2015, 2017, and 2018.


2. Romi Park

Romi Park is a voice artist, singer, and actress, she has Japanese-Korean descent. On 22 January 1972, she was born in Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan. She earned her graduate degree from Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music. She also went to Yonsei University and studied Korean at the Korean Language Institute. She has lent her voice to many male characters who are aggressive yet intelligent. She also dubs the western shows that air in Japan.


3. Hiroshi Kamiya

Hiroshi Kamiya is a famous Japanese voice artist, actor, and radio host. On 28 January 1975, he was born in Matsudo, Chiba, Japan. Some of his best dubbing pieces are Levi Ackerman in Attack on Titan, Mephisto Pheles in Blue Exorcist, Izaya Orihara in Durarara, and Takashi Natsume in Natsume Yujin Cho.


4. Jun Fukuyama

Jun Fukuyama has a unique voice that has led him to play amazing characters like Lelouch and Koro-sensei. Not only, does he dub anime characters, but he also lends his voice to the western movies that air in Japan like Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, etc. Some of his best dubbing works are Yukio Okumura, Ao no Exorcist, Koro-sensei- Assassination Classroom, etc.


5. Natsuki Hanae

Natsuki Hanae is a talented Japanese Voice Artist. On 26 June 1991, he was born in Kanagawa, Japan. He started dubbing at an early age and has lent his voice to several anime characters, video games, and drama CDs. Some of his notable dubbed arts are Ken Kaneki- Tokyo Ghoul, Kosei Arima- Your Lie in April, Tanjiro Kamado- Demon Slayer, etc.


6. Miyuki Sawashiro

Miyuki Sawashiro is a voice artist, actress, and narrator. On 2 June 1985, she was born in Nagano, Japan. She has lent her voice to several anime characters like Bishamon in Noragami, Masami Iwasawa in Angel Beats, Petit Charat/Puchiko in Di Gi Charat, Mint in Galaxy Angel, etc.


7. Nana Mizuki

Nana Mizuki is a voice artist, actress, and singer. On 21 January 1980, she was born in Niihama, Ehime, Japan. Some of her notable works are Hinata Hyuda in the famous ninja series Naruto and Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Colette Brunel in Tales of Symphonia, etc. She has released several hit albums that are widely loved by the audience and topped the charts.



8. Maaya Uchida

Maaya Uchida is a successful Japanese actress, singer, and voice artist. On 27 December 1989, she was born in Tokyo, Japan. Some of her best dubbing pieces are Rikka Takanashi in Love Chunibyo and Other Delusions, Ranko Kanzaki in The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls, Norman in The Promised Neverland, etc. Her most loved and best-selling single is youthful beautiful.


9. Daisuke Ono

Daisuke Ono is a known name in the Japanese dubbing industry. He is also a singer and actor. On 4th May 1978, he was born in Sakawa, Kochi, Japan. Some of his notable works are Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler, Jotaro Kujo in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Erwin Smith in Attack on Titan, and Shizuo Heiwajima in Durarara.


10. Yuki Kaji

Yuki Kaji is a known voice artist, actor, and singer based in Japan. On 3rd September 1985, he was born in Tokyo, Japan. Some of his notable works are Eren Yeager in The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed By Light, Shoto Todoroki in My Hero Academia: World Heroes Mission, etc.