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Kazuya Nakai is about to be described here. PUT YA GUNS ON!
Kazuya Nakai (fondly called Nakapan
by his fans) is a seiyuu best known as Roronoa Zoro from One Piece
and Mugen from Samurai Champloo
, but his role as Date Masamune in the Sengoku Basara
series has given him memetic status. He entered the world of voice acting at the same time as Yumi Kakazu
, in the same show
His trademark role is usually one with a very rowdy personality, candidates for Bad Ass Jerk with a Heart of Gold
, and more likely than not a samurai
/swordsman. A lot of them are also The Rival
or The Lancer
. In contrast
he's played some quiet characters, plus one or two cold-blooded psychopaths.
with both Masakazu Morita
and Sayaka Ohara
Notable roles by Kazuya Nakai: