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Toshiyuki Morikawa. Do not forget this name!

Toshiyuki Morikawa (森川智之)note  (born January 26, 1967) is one of the voice actors who has been around since the old days (having attended the same voice acting class with Kotono Mitsuishi) 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 actors around), and is the current voice of Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII. His voice range is versatile, ranging from calm and cool characters, to Hot-Blooded young men, to even psychopathically cold villains. From badass to Bishōnen, he does them all just fine. Regardless of morality, if the character has White Hair, Black Heart (such as the aforementioned Sephiroth), there's a good chance he's voicing them.

According to Anime News Network, he has the second most number of roles in anime after Takehito Koyasu. As of 2023, he is one of the only five Japanese voice actors with over 600 credits.

Best buds with Nobuyuki Hiyama, went as far as spreading a "Hiyama abandoned me!" mass phone call to other colleagues while drunk oncenote , he is also good friends with fellow seiyuu Fumihiko Tachiki and has a lot of co-workings with Nobutoshi Canna and Nozomu Sasaki.

Along with Hiyama, the two of them were involved with the birth of Show Hayami's Super Stylish Doctors Story.

Notable alongside seiyuu like Yuji Ueda, Kosuke Toriumi, and Wataru Takagi in that he did a lot of roles in most of Capcom's old video games.

He is also quite popular in the Japanese dubbing industry, being the dub voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) in Star Warsnote , Ennis del Mar (Heath Ledger) in Brokeback Mountain, Neo (Keanu Reeves) in The Matrix, and Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) in The Hobbit, as well as Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler. The Other Wiki 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 Spider-Man. He is the dub voice of Spidey himself in the 1994's animated series, and in the third movie, he is Eddie Brock/Venom (Topher Grace). He voiced Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) in Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther (2018). He also voiced Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) in Captain Marvel (2019).


Toshiyuki Morikawa provides examples of:

  • Evil Sounds Deep: You should expect him to use a deep voice if he plays a villain.