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->''Toshiyuki Morikawa. [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Do not forget this name!]]''

Toshiyuki Morikawa (born January 26, 1967) is one of the seiyuus who has been around since the old days, and currently still lends his voice to the job. He has quite a huge fanbase too (due in part to being one of the more attractive seiyuu around). He is also the current voice of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]] and attended the same voice acting class with Creator/KotonoMitsuishi. His voice range is versatile, ranging from [[TheStoic calm and cool characters]] to HotBlooded young men to psychopathically cold villains. From {{badass}} to {{bishonen}}, he does them all just fine. Regardless of morality, if the character has WhiteHairBlackHeart, there's a good chance he's voicing them.

[[HeterosexualLifePartners Best buds]] with Creator/NobuyukiHiyama, went as far as spreading a "Hiyama abandoned me!" mass phone call to other collegues while drunk once[[note]]when all Hiyama did was to send this guy a ''20-minute'' taxi ride home by himself[[/note]], he is also good friends with fellow seiyuu Creator/FumihikoTachiki and has a lot of co-workings with Creator/NobutoshiCanna and Creator/NozomuSasaki.

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!!Tropes associated with Morikawa:
* '''{{Badass}}''': Almost every role of him. If you see that Morikawa is voicing a character, you should expect that character is badass.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Morikawa's the boke, while Creator/NobuyukiHiyama is the tsukkomi.
* CoolTeacher: Guess what? Morikawa was actually one of the voice instructors of Creator/TomokazuSeki, Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi, and Creator/DaisukeHirakawa before they debuted.
** Now, he's opened up his own voice acting school [[note]]AXL ZERO[[/note]] AND agency [[note]]AXL ONE[[/note]].
* FanNickname: Morimori, also 'The Emperor' amongsts YaoiFangirls due to his prolific number of appearances in BL Drama [=CDs=].
* {{Kiai}}: To prove that he's still got it even at his old age, he ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OcwkRpuHuA screams so hotblooded that everyone thought]]'' [[MemeticMutation he's gonna break a mic again.]]
* LovableJock: Coming from a sportsman background ([[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball American Football]] and tennis to be exact), he's a [[TheDitz simple-minded]] sweet guy from [[CloudCuckoolander cuckooland]]. A far cry from the characters he usually portrays.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: Takes on an average of 3 characters per anime project, take that.
* [[GameOfNerds Baseball]] [[SeriousBusiness Is Serious Business]]: Morikawa was infamously known to ''skip work'' [[note]]literally, actual recording sessions for anime projects[[/note]] whenever his favorite baseball team is playing the finals, and that alone would send his agency totally on flames with him.
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!!Notable roles by Toshiyuki Morikawa:
* Bashou (Hun) and Mikuri (Wallace) in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
* Volg Zangief in ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo''
* Mr. Chang in ''Manga/BlackLagoon''
* Conrad Weller in ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh''
* Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} in ''Anime/{{X-Men}}'' anime.
* Dante in ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'' (This is the only time Dante is voiced by a Japanese seiyu)
** This continues to ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''.
** Reprising as Dante again in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'' which is also a hilarious CastingGag when they let him get partnered with Creator/NobuyukiHiyama as [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Demitri.]]
* Dhaos in ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' (Succeeding the late Creator/KanetoShiozawa)
** Yuan in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''
* [[TheDon Diavolo]] in VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle.
* Dio in [[{{CasshernSins}} Casshern Sins]]
* [[TheAce Duke]] in ''Anime/{{Brave Police J-Decker}}''
* Emmet in the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''
* Eneru and Hatchan in ''Manga/OnePiece''
* Forbessi, the King of Demons in ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}''
* Gen'ichiro Tsukuomi in ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'', ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Super Robot Wars Impact]]'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Portable''
* Goh in ''AudioPlay/SaintBeast''
* Gohyaan in ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar''
* Griffith in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''
* Heishiro Mitsurugi in ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur]]''
* Hon Fu and Bob Wilson in the ''VideoGame/FatalFury'' franchise
* Haohmaru in ''[[VideoGame/SamuraiShodown Samurai Spirits: Oni]]''
* Isshin Kurosaki, Tousen Kaname and Tsubaki in the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' franchise
* Katakura Kojuro in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''
* Katsuya Jonouchi (Joey Wheeler) in the ''[[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries Yu-Gi-Oh!]]'' first series anime. Succeeded by HirokiTakahashi.
* Kei/Nate Nanjou in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' (Was also him in the Drama CD of [[VideoGame/{{Persona}} the first game]])
* Kimimaro Kaguya and Minato "the Fourth Hokage" Namikaze in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
* Kubota Makoto in ''Manga/WildAdapter''
* Kuniharu Ogino in ''Manga/CuticleDetectiveInaba''
* Kyousuke Iwaki in ''Manga/HaruWoDaiteita'' and Akizuki Keiichirou in ''[[Anime/WinterCicada Fuyu no Semi]]''.
* [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Kyosuke Nanbu]] in, ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Super Robot Wars Impact]]'', ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Super Robot Wars Original Generations]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Super Robot Wars Original Generation Gaiden]]''
* Leonard Scheitenberg in the infamous [[YaoiGenre yaoi]] OVA ''Anime/LegendOfTheBlueWolves''
* Leonardo da Vinci in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII''
* Marco Owen in ''Manga/KingOfThorn''
* Mummymon, Yukio Oikawa, and [[ClippedWingAngel BelialVamdemon]] in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''
* Naraku in the ''Manga/InuYasha'' franchise
* Optimus Prime in the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''
* [[CrossdressingVoices Panda Mama]] in ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'', it has to be seen to be believed.
* Radio in the Japanese dub of ''TheBraveLittleToaster''.
* Rai in the game ''VisualNovel/LamentoBeyondTheVoid''
* Ran Shuuei in ''LightNovel/SaiunkokuMonogatari''. Fittingly, Creator/NobuyukiHiyama voices Shuuei's HeterosexualLifePartner Li Kouyuu.
* Ravage in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''
* Roberto Miura in ''VideoGame/RivalSchools''
* Ryu and Charlie in the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'' series and the ''[[CapcomVsWhatever Marvel vs.]]'' series
* Ryu Suzaku (Rick Wheeler) in ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} Falcon Densetsu'' (''GP Legend'')
* Ryuichiro Isaka in ''Manga/JunjouRomantica'' and ''Manga/SekaiichiHatsukoi''
* Sephiroth in ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'', ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Last Order: Final Fantasy VII]]'', the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series, ''[[VideoGame/CrisisCore Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII]]'' and ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''.
* Shagia Frost in ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'', ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Gaiden'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ''
* Shigara in ''Anime/LegendOfHimiko''
* Suitengu in ''Anime/SpeedGrapher''
* Taiyou Manatsu in ''Anime/CaptainEarth''
* Takaya Aiba/D-Boy/Tekkaman Blade in the ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'' franchise (Not only is this his debut role, this is also the role where he gained a lot of infamy by breaking a recording microphone on two separate occasions while [[HotBlooded screaming]] [[{{Kiai}} VOLTEKKKKKAAAAAAA!!!!!]])
* Takayanagi Mitsuomi in ''Manga/TenjhoTenge''
* Takumi Ichinose in the anime version of ''{{Nana}}''.
* Tatsumi Seiichirou in [[{{YamiNoMatsuei}} Yami no Matsuei]]
* Terrific Forelock in ''VideoGame/LightningLegendDaigoNoDaibouken''
* [[TheMentor Wise God Torin]]/[[spoiler:Kyoryu Silver]] and his EvilTwin in ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' [[spoiler:and appears before the camera as Torin's human disguise in #43.]]
* [[WhiteHairBlackHeart Toma]] in ''[[GenesisOfAquarion Sousei no Aquarion]]''.
* Tyki Mikk in ''Manga/DGrayMan''
* Ugo in ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic''
* Yukimura Sanada in ''Anime/{{Brave 10}}''
* Yuri (The Man) in ''VideoGame/InfiniteSpace''


He is also quite popular in Western-world movie-to-Japanese dubbing industry, being the dub voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi (Creator/EwanMcGregor) of ''Franchise/StarWars'', Ennis del Mar (Creator/HeathLedger) in ''BrokebackMountain'', Neo (Creator/KeanuReeves) in ''Film/TheMatrix'', and Bilbo Baggins (MartinFreeman) in ''Film/TheHobbit'', as well as TomCruise and AdamSandler. TheOtherWiki states that he has been the dub voice of many leading roles in Western-world movies when they are dubbed to Japan. He also has quite some role in the Western dubbing of Franchise/{{Spider-Man}}. He is the dub voice of Spidey himself in [[WesternAnimation/{{Spider-ManTheAnimatedSeries}} the 1994's animated series]], and in [[Film/{{Spider-ManTrilogy}} the third movie]], he is Eddie Brock/Venom (Topher Grace).
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[[VideoGame/DevilMayCry I should've filled those roles with]] '''[++[[{{Narm}} LIIIIIIG]][[MemeticMutation GGHHHHTT---]]++]''' [[MemeticMutation *bzzt!* Aw man! That's the 100th microphone broken already!]]
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