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->'''Snake''': Colonel, I need you to describe my ''[[GratuitousJapanese seiyuu]]'' here for me.

->'''Colonel''': You want to know about DavidHayter, huh, Snake?

->'''Snake''': Huh? No, not my English voice actor, Colonel, but my ''[[GratuitousJapanese seiyuu]]'', the Japanese equivalent of a voice actor.

->'''Colonel''': Oh, right. My mistake. Akio Ohtsuka is one of the most respected seiyuu veterans in the business. He's the son of another veteran seiyuu, Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka (who's still active), making him an ''old son''. Until a few years ago, he was also married to another seiyuu, YokoSoumi, known for her [[TheVamp Vamp]], serious lady or FemmeFatale roles (like Karen Kasumi from Manga/{{X1999}} the TV series, Atsuko from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'').

->'''Snake''': So he's part of seiyuu royalty, eh? I wouldn't be surprised if his kids became seiyuus as well.

->'''Colonel''': Known for a deep, gruff voice that fits him into veteran-like roles, Akio often lands characters who are widely considered {{Badass}}, making him quite a fan favorite amongst older seiyuus. He'll gladly do humor roles, as well.

->'''Snake''': Going from serious to humorous, eh? Wouldn't it be best to stick to one role?

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!!Notable roles by Akio Ohtsuka:
* "Ansem"/Xehanort in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''
* Anavel Gato in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory'', ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars4 Super Robot Wars F]]'', ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha 1'' and ''2'', ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Super Robot Wars Impact]]'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Portable''
* Batou in the ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' franchise
* Benkei in ''VideoGame/{{Genji}}''
* Dr. Black Jack in ''Manga/BlackJack''
* Blackbeard in ''Manga/OnePiece''
* The eponymous vampire hunter ''Anime/{{Blade}}''
* Bluebeard in ''[[SoundHorizon Marchen]]'', as well as the narration in some of SoundHorizon's concerts.
* Bobby in the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''
* Boss in ''VisualNovel/TwelveRiven''
* Boy in ''VisualNovel/{{Yarudora}} series vol.3: VisualNovel/{{Sampaguita}}''
* Daigo Kazama in ''[[VideoGame/RivalSchools Project Justice]]'', [[TheOtherDarrin replacing]] Creator/KoichiYamadera
* Vice-Foreign Minister Darlian and the Narrator in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing''
* Dub voice for:
** Creator/MelGibson
** Creator/DolphLundgren
** Creator/AntonioBanderas
** Creator/NicolasCage
** Creator/StevenSeagal
** Creator/DenzelWashington
** Creator/SamuelLJackson
* Elmer Snell in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamMSIGLOO 2: The Gravity Front''
* Judge Gabranth in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' and ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''
* Gio in ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Rorona|The Alchemist Of Arland}}'' and ''Meruru''
* Gwendal von Voltaire in ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh''
* Han Solo (Creator/HarrisonFord) in the Japanese dub of ''Franchise/StarWars''
* Director Higashio in ''Anime/MajinBone''
* Hyo Amano in ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade''
* Iron Will in the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
* Jules Winfield (Creator/SamuelLJackson) in the Japanese dub of ''Film/PulpFiction''
* Kyoraku Shunsui in the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' franchise
* Laike in ''[[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Lunar: Silver Star Story]]''
* Leo Johnson (Eric [=DaRe=]) in the Japanese dub of ''TwinPeaks''
* Mario Auditore in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII''
* Mihai in the ''[[Manga/DogsBulletsAndCarnage Dogs: Stray Dogs Howling in the Dark]]'' OVA
* Minamoto no Yoritomo and Unknown Soldier P1 in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom''
* Morrison in ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries''
* Radi Yaeger in ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles''
* Regal Bryant in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''
* [[LargeHam Rider (Alexander the Great)]] in ''[[LightNovel/FateZero Fate/Zero]]''
* Seth in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' and ''ProjectXZone''
* Shingen Kishitani in ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''
* Siam in ''Anime/{{Canaan}}''
* Solid Snake, Solidus Snake, and Naked Snake/Big Boss in ''Franchise/MetalGear''.
* Souichi "Ironman" Nishimura in ''LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu''
* Souther/Thouzer in ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' (Movie version; succeeds Creator/BanjoGinga, who is ironically [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Liquid Snake]])
* Tadakutsu Honda in the ''SamuraiWarriors'' franchise
* Wamuu in ''[[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure JoJo's Bizarre Adventure]]''
* Windam in ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth''
* Captain William Rush from ''[[VideoGame/TimeCrisis Time Crisis 4]]''

His English counterparts are Creator/CrispinFreeman and Creator/JamiesonPrice for California, Creator/KentWilliams for Texas, and Creator/ScottMcNeil for Canada.

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--> '''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory TV TROPES,]] ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory I HAVE RETURNED!!!!]]'''''
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