Jurota Kosugi

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Jurota Kosugi (小杉 十郎太, Kosugi Jūrōta) is a Japanese voice actor notable for voicing Jotaro Kujo and Jonathan Joestar in the 1993 and 2000 OVA adaption of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

He also voices Norisuke Higashikata IV in Eyes of Heaven.

Kosugi is known for his other roles as Arlong in One Piece, Asuma Sarutobi in Naruto, Isamu Kenmochi in The Kindaichi Case Files, and Oda Nobunaga in the Samurai Warriors series.


Joruta Kosugi was born on December 19, 1957, in Kanagawa. Kosugi came from a family of physicians but he become more interested in medias.[2] Thus, he majored in the Department of Broadcasting at the Japanese College of Arts. However, he failed the examination to become a radio announcer[3] and worked for 4 years as a salaryman.

By chance, Kosugi was hired to narrated an advert for Takara's "New Game of Life". Through his connection with the director of the advert, Kosugi began to work as a voice actor mainly doing narration work. However, he eventually obtained a role as Captain Henken in the TV anime Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. Kosugi juggled between his two activites for a while before being told to focus on one career and thus he committed himself to become a voice actor.[4]

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Roles

Title Media Year
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure OVA 1993 & 2000
Title Media Year
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure OVA 2000
Title Media Year
Eyes of Heaven Video Game 2015



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 小杉十郎太オフィシャルサイト : Profile
  2. 三木浩也編「今さら友だちのWA!!(小杉十郎太→?)」『アニメV 1996年10月号』学習研究社、1996年10月1日、雑誌01591-10、53頁。
  3. https://kosugi-jurota.com/profile.html
  4. 成美堂出版編集部編「私はこうして声優になった 小杉十郎太さん」『声優になりたい人の本』成美堂出版、2008年4月10日、ISBN 978-4-415-30329-1、20-23頁。

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