Born Makoto Horikawa, also spelled as "Ryou Horikawa"; (born February 1, 1958), Horikawa is a very well-known seiyuu whose voice normally sounds rather soft and a little wimpy, but when dialed up to eleven in Hot-Blooded-ness, it's fabulous. He is best known as the voice of Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z, Heiji Hattori from Detective Conan as well as Captain Falcon in the Super Smash Bros. series, and has had some memorable roles here and there, making him one of the best known veteran seiyuus of the '90s. He's still sporadically active.
Horikawa also speaks fluent English, which he learned from an American who homestayed with his family, and sometimes uses his Kansai Regional Accent in his roles, most notably Hattori.
His wife, Hitomi Oikawa, is also a seiyuu, with her most notable roles including the title character in Katri, Girl of the Meadows and Ami Nonomura in Cream Lemon. As of 2019 she appears to have retired.
Ryo Horikawa, Show Me Yo Roles!:
- Andromeda Shun in Saint Seiya (first one, replaced by Kasuya Yuuta in the Hades chapter, then by Hiroshi Kamiya in Omega).
- Captain Falcon in Super Smash Bros.. Notably, in spite of his Surprisingly Good English, Horikawa instead uses a funny Engrish for this guy. Why? Because it's funnier and more epic.
- Dias Flac and Bowman Jean in Star Ocean: The Second Story (succeeded by Tomokazu Sugita and Keiji Fujiwara, respectively)
- Dunban in Xenoblade Chronicles
- Edward Chris von Muir and Zeromus in the 3D remake of Final Fantasy IV
- Edward Fokker/Falcon in Power Stone
- Heatnoid in Samurai Flamenco
- The Great Detective of the West Heiji Hattori in Detective Conan.
- Himself in Kamen Rider Revice (episode 31)
- Hiroshi Jito in the original Captain Tsubasa series. (Succeeded by Kiyoyuki Yanada in Captain Tsubasa J and Masaya Takatsuka in Road to 2002)
- Kagetora Chouno in Exit Tunes Presents ACTORS
- Karasu in YuYu Hakusho
- Kenta Hirono/Wingman in Yume Senshi Wingman (his debut role, 1984)
- Kou Uraki in Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
- Kouji Tamura in Tokimeki Memorial Drama Series Vol.2: Irodori no Love Song.
- Makuramon in Digimon Tamers.
- Many of the young male characters in the original Fist of the North Star anime whenever the director needed someone to fill the role. Most notably the child versions of Kenshiro, Souther, Toki and Hyo, as well as Koh (Mamiya's little brother), Mitsu (Raiga and Fuga's young brother) and Shiva (Shuh's son).
- Miktran (localized as "Kronos") in Tales of Destiny (PS2 remake only; Ryotaro Okiayu voiced him in the original PlayStation version).
- Moonradar in Transformers Zone
- Geist in Astal
- General Pain in Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger Season 2
- Percy Howard in Sakura Wars 2: Thou Shalt Not Die
- Redin and Leyard in Langrisser I & II
- Reinhard von Lohengramm in Legend of Galactic Heroes
- Siegfried in Circlet Princess
- Sujigara no Akumaro in Samurai Sentai Shinkenger
- Tadao Yokoshima in Ghost Sweeper Mikami
- Takeshi Onimaru (and Shonosuke) in Yaiba
- Tolten in Lost Odyssey
- Vegeta in Dragon Ball (His Star-Making Role and basically a reason why people are surprised that his earlier roles used much softer voices, since the role of Vegeta showed that he did Badass Baritone magnificently.)
- Zaki in Live A Live (2022 remake)
- Zigfried in Earnest Evans and Annet Futatabi
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