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Creator / Tesshō Genda

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One of the most revered veteran Japanese voice actors ever. Tesshō Genda (born May 20, 1948 as Mitsuo Yokoi) is known for his gruff, heavy voice which makes him quite the go guy for gung-ho, big guy roles or at least those fulfilling the Mighty Glacier role. He's also quite the Memetic Badass, mostly due to his dub roles as two very very famous Western Animation roles: Batman (Kevin Conroy) and Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen). He was also the official dub over voice of the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker). In his voice acting career, he is often landed with roles that share relationship with Akio Ōtsuka.

According to Anime News Network, he is the 5th most prolific voice actor after Takehito Koyasu, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Shin-ichiro Miki, and Takahiro Sakurai. As of October 2023, he is one of the only five to have over 600 anime credits to his name.

He's also into ballet, and is popularly known as "Pirouette Genda."

As a veteran voice actor with gruff voice, it is not really that surprising that he is usually the go-to guy to dub characters played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, as well as many other superstars with famously epic voices, in Japanese.

Roles done by Tesshō Genda:

Alternative Title(s): Tesshou Genda