Takahiro Sakurai

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Takahiro Sakurai (櫻井 孝宏 Sakurai Takahiro) is a Japanese voice actor who is most notably known for voicing the character Rohan Kishibe in the anime adaptations of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan.

He is well known for his several other roles such as Cloud Strife in the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts series, Suzaku Kururugi in Code Geass, Griffith in Berserk, and Reigen Arataka in Mob Psycho 100.

Sakurai's roles in the voice acting industry typically consist of handsome and/or arrogant young men. He was a member of voice talent firm, 81 Produce. After leaving the company in 2014, he joined the voice acting company, INTENTION.[1]

Biography

Born in Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture, Sakurai was the eldest of three siblings born to a family that owned a rice shop. As a child, Sakurai became interested in voice acting after he saw an interview on TV with a voice actor he liked. Sakurai's passion for voice acting was further influenced when a Japanese language teacher in Junior High School told him that he should consider pursuing a serious career in the industry.

In 1996, after graduating from the Yoyogi Animation Academy in Nagoya and the 81 Acting Institute, he made his official debut voice acting in the anime series Bakuso Kyodai Let's & Go!!. Even before his official debut, he had already received work voicing in various radio dramas and other projects while he was in coaching school, however, there was a long period when he was unable to find work even after auditioning. After moving on from the coaching school, he became a member of 81 Produce under the influence of his admiration for Toshihiko Seki. In 1999, when he was 25 years old, Sakurai was considering quitting the voice acting industry, until he got two recurring roles in the movies Digimon Adventure and Sensual Phrase, and in the same year, he sang his first character song in his first starring movie, Gate Keepers.

When asked what he would've done had he not become a voice actor, Sakurai replied that he probably would've taken over his family's rice shop, which might've also been a good idea.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Roles

Title Media Year
GioGio's Bizarre Adventure Video Game 2002
Title Media Year
GioGio's Bizarre Adventure Video Game 2002
Role
Police Officer (voice)
Title Media Year
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan
(Episode 1: Millionaire Village)
Drama 2020
Role
Radio (voice)
Title Media Year
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan
(Episode 2: Kushagara)
Drama 2020
Role
Hospital Announcer (voice)
Title Media Year
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan
(Episode 3: DNA)
Drama 2020
Role
Gym member (voice)
Title Media Year
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan
(Episode 4: The Run)
Drama 2021
Role
Paramedic (voice)
Title Media Year
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan
(Episode 5: From Behind)
Drama 2021
Role
Bus Driver (voice)
Title Media Year
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan
(Episode 6: Mutsu-kabe Hill)
Drama 2021

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