Daisuke Hirakawa

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Daisuke Hirakawa (平川 大輔, Hirakawa Daisuke) is a Japanese voice actor who voices Noriaki Kakyoin in the second season of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation, Stardust Crusaders.

He is also well known for his roles as Makoto Ito in School Days, Enmu in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Rei Ryugazaki in Free! and as Rufus Albarea in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel. He is also the voice of Orlando Bloom and Tom Hiddleston in Japanese dubs.


Daisuke Hirakawa was born in 1973 in Niigata Prefecture. He graduated from the Katsuta Voice Actor Academy's 11th term. In debut role was in the film Seven Years in Tibet. Hirakawa was mostly acting in dubbing live-action roles until he debuted as a anime voice actor in Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo as Franz D'Epinay. Since then, the roles he plays vary from young boys to adolescents, with a focus on adult male roles.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Roles

Title Media Year
Stardust Crusaders Anime 2014
Stardust Shooters Video Game 2014
ORAORAdio Radio 2014
Eyes of Heaven Video Game 2015
Diamond Records Video Game 2017
JoJo's Pitter-Patter Pop! Video Game 2019
Last Survivor Video Game 2019
All-Star Battle R Video Game 2022
Puzzle & Dragons Video Game 2022
Monster Strike Video Game 2023
Minor Roles
Rubber Soul
(Disguised as Kakyoin)
Title Media Year
Stardust Crusaders Anime 2014




  • Hirakawa has said that he likes "everything" about Kakyoin, including his strengths and flaws. When voicing the character, the aspect he struggled the most with was the unique expressions and phrasings found throughout the series, including the famous "Rerorero" line.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=2177
  2. "Walk like Crusaders" Event Special Pamphlet

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