Kazuyuki Okitsu

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Kazuyuki Okitsu (興津 和幸 Okitsu Kazuyuki) is a Japanese voice actor and singer credited for his work as Jonathan Joestar in the anime adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's first part, Phantom Blood.

Okitsu is also known for his work on other anime such as Reiji Andou from Prison School, Serpico in Berserk, God Serena in Fairy Tail, Fat Gum in My Hero Academia, and Hatori Soma in the 2019 remake of Fruits Basket.

Biography

Okitsu's signature from JoJo raDIO Event

Okitsu was born on March 8, 1980, in Awaji Island, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. He first learned about the existence of voice actors when he was watching the mecha anime Mashin Hero Wataru as a child. Since then, he made it his goal to become a voice actor as well.[1] He was the moderator for the 79th Japanese High School Baseball Championship opening ceremony in his third year of high school. He graduated from Hyogo Prefectural Sumoto High School and then the Osaka University of Arts with a degree in broadcasting. After working with the RME entertainment agency, he has been a member of Kekke Corporation since May 2007.[2]

His initial roles were all minor characters in various anime. He got his first major roles in 2010, having voiced Seishin Muroi in Shiki and Akiharu Hino in Ladies versus Butlers!. In 2012, he was selected to play Jonathan Joestar in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Roles

Other Roles

Anime
Role
Title
Year
Hiiragi Keiichi
2005
Kamemiya
2007
Vincent Phantomhive
2008
Zashiki-warashi
2008
Hisamitsu Noto
2008
Karl Cristbarth
2009
Kenta, Koma Yabu, Yuta Utsumi
2010
Akiharu Hino
2010
Yoichi Kimura
2010
Akagawa Motoyasu
2010
Seishin Muroi
2010
Tasuku Fujiomi
2010
Kim Sunggyu, Ichiriki Orihara
2011
Ren Nikaidou
2011
Laigo Ogra
2011
Haruhiko Komatsu
2011
Satoshi Teraoka
2011
Luscinia Hafez
2011
Jin Kakiuchi
2012
Rick
2012
Gunzo Chihaya
2013
Masaomi Asahina
2013
Harunobu Madarame
2013
Gandales Baran
2013
Ernest Crosby
2013
Masaru Okui
2014
Kazumitsu Tendo
2014
Minato Sakai
2014
Nagare Hisui
2014
Dark Fact-sensei
2014
Garma-san
2014
Isshin Yuiga
2014
Ikeda Tsuneoki
2014
Shimeji Maitake, Kenichi Mimura, Young Isamu Momose, Wataru Nakabayashi, Composer Manager
2014
Kyoichiro Mikage
2014
Hayato Izumi
2015
Nagamasa Midori
2015
Kazuki Tomori
2015
Kouji Sugawara
2015
Ayao Sarutobi (Male)
2015
Nagare Hisui
2015
Peter Mork
2015
Reiji "Andre" Andou
2015
Wataru Kaido
2015
Akihito Tsuwabuki
2016
Yoshio Amayadori
2016
Saku Hagita
2016
Serpico
2016
Takao Kawafuji
2016
Hachisuka Kotetsu
2016
Ido
2017
Konstantinos
2017
Banri Ogami
2018
Hachisuka Kotetsu
2018
Kazuhiko Sugihara
2018
Cedar Pollen
2018
Miyao
2018
Hatori Soma
2019
Jonathan Passepierre
2019
Mark Ibaraki
2019
Karim Fulham
2019
Masataka "Waseda" Sawatari
2019
Ariyoshi Hanta
2019
Taishiro Toyomitsu / Fat Gum
2019
Ethan Taylor
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2020
Seth Rich Cutter
2020
Daishou Suguru
2020
Banri Ogami
2020
Evan Edroch
2020
Video Games
Masaomi Asahina
2013
Lúcio (Japanese dub)
2016
Kyrie
OZMAFIA!!
2016
Chocolate, Plum Juice, Tempura
Food Fantasy
2018
Peter Parker / Spider-Man (Japanese dub)
2018
Azai Nagamasa
2020
Taishiro Toyomitsu / Fat Gum
2020
Hypnos
Saint Seiya Awakening
2020

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Trivia

  • Okitsu's favorite aspects of Jonathan are his straightforward personality, rapid growth, and heart. The character's growth is what Okitsu struggled with when voicing him, but he loved shouting Jonathan's iconic Sunlight Yellow Overdrive.[3]
  • Okitsu's favorite character other than Jonathan is Dio Brando. He also has a fondness for Robert E. O. Speedwagon as the scene he remembers the most in season one was when Speedwagon's death was reported in Episode 10.[3]

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