Kazuhiko Inoue

Kazuhiko Inoue


3/26/1954, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

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Japanese seiyuu or voice actor most known for voicing numerous roles in anime. Some of his most noted work includes his role as Kakashi Hatake on Naruto and Naruto Shippuuden, Eiri Yuki on Gravitation and Mamoru Kusanagi in Blue Seed. Alongside his voice work in anime and OAVs,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Kazuhiko has blood type O.

    • Although Kazuhiko in known to have a varied and versatile voice to where he can play characters who have personalities ranging from hot-blooded to calm and humorous, his performances have often been described as relaxed and natural sounding.

    • Kazuhiko has made a guest appearance at many special events throughout his seiyuu career in Japan including the "Inoue Kazuhiko Debut 25 Year mini live" on July 20, 1998; the "Nowanchatte Say You public recording event" on October 24, 1999; the "Jump Festa 2006 Shouwa Note Booth Naruto event" on December 17, 2005; the "Jump Festa 2007 Anime Plex Booth" on December 17, 2006 and the "Neo Romance Live 2007 Summer" on July 8, 2007.

    • In 2005 Kazuhiko worked as a post-recording director on the TV anime The Law of Ueki. He voiced no characters in this series.

    • Kazuhiko has loaned his voice playing numerous characters in Japanese video games including Angeal Hewley in Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII, Klarth F. Lester in Tales of Phantasia, Gadfort in Shining Force EXA, Arisu Reiji in Namco X Capcom and Kajiwara Kagetoki in Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3.

    • Kazuhiko is strongly against war. He has even announced how he longs for world peace and that he respects the environment and Mother Earth.

    • On January 21, 1991, Kazuhiko released a 3-track holiday CD entitled Characters Christmas.

    • Kazuhiko has been previously employed under the talent label, Ohsawa Jimusho.

    • Kazuhiko has dubbed characters in numerous American works including Prince Eric in the animated Disney film The Little Mermaid, Peter Brenner in The General's Daughter (live-action movie), Max in the TV series 24 and Frank Martin in The Transporter (live-action movie).

    • In 2000, Kazuhiko worked as an ADR recording director on the anime series Kikaider. He did not voice any character in this series.

    • Kazuhiko has voiced characters in numerous CD dramas including Setsu in Kono Yo Ibun, Hathram in Emerald Dragon, Keimos in Kanata Kara, Yagyu Ryuuichirou in Junjou Boy Kinryouku and Pazus in Kyuuketsuhime Miyu Seiyou Shinma-hen.

    • Kazuhiko worked as a dubbing director on the TV anime Tactics. He also played the role of Watanabe in this series.

    • Kazuhiko has worked with fellow seiyuu Toshiyuki Morikawa, Akira Ishida and Akio Ohtsuka in at least three different works with each.

    • Kazuhiko has appeared in several popular Japanese magazines throughout his seiyuu career in which he has done news reports, photo shoots, interviews, etc. Some such magazines he's been featured in includes several editions of Voice Animage, AnimeV, Seiyuu Grand Prix, Animedia and Ani Raji Grand Prix.

    • Kazuhiko has appeared as a guest on a couple of radio shows including Shou Comi Night On May 17, and Heartful Station on September 26, 1998.

    • Kazuhiko made his debut as a seiyuu in 1975 when he landed the role of Tetsusai on the long-running TV anime Ikkyu-san.

    • Kazuhiko teaches a class of up-and-coming seiyuu at the B-Box Actors School. He is also a chairman and CEO of the company.

    • Kazuhiko has a shoe size of 26.5 centimeters (size 8½ in mens).

    • Kazuhiko Inoue's favorite hobby is traveling, and his favorite sports are water sports, skiing, and bowling.

    • Kazuhiko Inoue's height is 173 cm (5'8") and his weight is 68 kg (150 lb).

    • Sound Director Kazuhiko Inoue appears on the extra video segment at the end of Samurai Girl Real Bout High School TV series episode 7. He gives actors Sakura Nogawa and Ikue Kimura some voice direction on their lines.

  • Quotes

    • Kazuhiko: Being a seiyuu is not about doing a voice in anime and foreign movies. One shouldn't concentrate too much on the voice. The most important thing is acting, and doing voice work is part of being an actor. One must act so that the listener can be moved emotionally.

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