Creator / Takahiro Sakurai

Describe Takahiro Sakurai here, Troper-han!


Think of him as a slightly older version of Mamoru Miyano: a handsome guy who voices handsome guys by the truckload. Said handsome guy can be angsty (Cloud), mean (Kanda) or smooth-talking (Kagami). But mostly, he's a guy well-known for his dark Anti-Hero roles. He made one notable exception of playing Suzaku, a guy who would normally be The Hero of a Mecha Show, but this is later subverted. Big time.

In Relationship Voice Actor terms, Sakurai is often partnered with Kenichi Suzumura; the two are good friends in real life, formed a singing duo named R16, and host a radio show together. Both men also work with actress/singer Maaya Sakamoto somewhat often. Thanks in large part to Code Geass, he's starting to form a few connections with Jun Fukuyama. Chris Patton is something of an English equivalent of his—they share a few of the same roles (Fakir in Princess Tutu and Sasame in Prétear) and both are known for the Bishounen they play. Some of his roles has also crossed paths with Yuri Lowenthal (Yuuri Shibuya from Kyo Kara Maoh!, Suzaku Kururugi from Code Geass, Eliwood in Fire Emblem Heroes, and Haseo from .hack series), Steve Staley (McGillis Fareed in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans and Griffith in Berserk (2016)) and Andrew Francis (Haseo from the .hack series and the Medicine Man from Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales).

Junichi Sato seems to really enjoy Sakurai's work—he appears in several of the shows Sato has directed, normally as the (take a guess) Troubled, but Cute Bishōnen.

Sakurai also does a lot of roles with vampires; in fact he may even be a vampire fan himself...

He's most probably not related to Harumi Sakurai or Masahiro Sakurai.

Notable roles by Takahiro Sakurai:

Tropes associated with Takahiro Sakurai (Not interested...)

  • Bishōnen: Well he's not exaggerated himself, but chances are, those he voiced would be pretty boys, though not necessarily androgynous.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: He can speak it pretty well, despite being from the Aichi area instead.
  • Star-Making Role: He start racking up roles after he's picked to voice Cloud Strife. Suzaku Kururugi is usually considered a second one for rise to fame.