Ryoutarou Okiayu

Ryoutarou Okiayu


11/17/1969, Fukuoka Prefecture in Japan

Birth Name

Okiayu Ryoutarou



Also Known As

Okiayu Ryoutarou, Ryutaro Okiayu, Ryûtarô Okiayu, Ryotaro Okiayu
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Okiayu Ryoutarou is a prolific Japanese voice actor involved with Aoni Production. Ryotaro's prominent roles include Kukichi Byakuya in Bleach, Shigure Sohma in Fruits Basket, Scar in Fullmetal Alchemist, Katsuhiko Jinnai in El Hazard, and Andrew Waldfield in the Gundam Seed series. Ryoutarou's voice acting can also be…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Ryotaro voiced Zero in the Japanese videogames, Rockman X4, Rockman X5, Rockman X6, Rockman X7, Rockman X Command Mission, Rockman X8 and Irregular Hunter X.

      His voice was also used in the English versions of Rockman X5 (Mega Man X5) and Rockman X6 (Mega Man X6).

    • Ryotaro has been featured as a "monthly personality" on the magazines for NEC Interchannel, a console game company in Japan that was famous for the Turbo-Grafx 16.

    • Ryotaro performed at the Neo Romance Live 2004 Summer Festival which featured many voice actors from Japan.

    • Ryotaro helped out on Gackt's eleventh album, The Seventh Night.

    • Ryotaro's mini-album Day After Day was re-released in 2003. His feature song is Forever Smile. This mini-album was originally released in 1996.

    • Ryotaro is part of a group of singers called E.M.U., or Entertainment Music Group. They are made up of the voice actors from the Japanese console game Sotsugyou M.

    • Okiayu-san enjoys playing video games and walking.

    • Ryotaro got to participate in the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts II as the voice of Setzer, one of the boys in the early part of the game.

    • Voice actor Aya Hisakawa notes that Okki is from western Japan, which is known for folks with "comedic blood".

    • Ryotaro Okiayu's nickname among voice actors is Okki.

    • When asked about memorable impressions from the anime Fruits Basket, Ryotaro mentioned two things:

      1) The story of Hatori and his fiancee

      2) Mitsuru Miyamoto's voicework for Ayame Sohma. Mr. Miyamoto had a lot of lines that he said very quickly!

    • If he could be any animal in the Fruits Basket version of the chinese zodiac, Ryotaro would choose the cat because cats are good to keep around the home. They are the right size, unlike a cow or horse which are too big, or a rat which would might get stepped on.

    • In his interview found on the Fruits Basket DVD Volume 4, Yui thanks Ryotaro for providing guidance on her voice acting such as helping out with the regional accents. Ryotaro remarks that it's because he's obsessed with having it done right.

    • When asked what he liked about his role as Shigure Sohma in the anime Fruits Basket, Ryotaro answered that he thought his character's presence made many of the scenes better, which is unlike himself in real life.

    • Ryotaro does a lot of gentlemanly roles as a voice actor.

    • See what Ryotaro Okiayu looks like when Yui Horie interviews him on the Fruits Basket DVD volume 4.

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