Toru Okawa

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Toru Okawa (大川 透 Ōkawa Tōru) is a Japanese narrator and voice actor notable for narrating the TV anime adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

He is additionally the voice actor for old Joseph Joestar in Heritage for the Future as well as Weather Report and Wes Bluemarine in All-Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven.

Okawa is also known for his other roles as Roy Mustang in the 2003 adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist, Ieyasu Tokugawa in Sengoku Basara, Spirit Albarn in Soul Eater, Sengoku in One Piece from episode 703 onwards, and Jiro Tomitake from Higurashi When They Cry.

Biography

Toru Okawa was born on February 28, 1960 in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

By his own account, Okawa first came into contact with the world of acting in high school where he was invited into the drama club and found the activity interesting.[2] It wasn't until he entered the Japanese University College of Art in the Department of Drama that he truly became interested in acting. He joined the Kiyama Office theater production as a stage actor and worked there for ten years.

In 1994, Toru Okawa joined the talent company Mausu Promotion and became a voice actor after a meeting with Nachi Nozawa, whom he credits with directing him into a career in voice acting.

On December 9, 2017, it was announced that Okawa would suspend his activites due to illness. In July 6, 2018, it was announced that he would gradually resume work.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Roles

Title Media Year
JoJo's Venture Video Game 1998
Title Media Year
All-Star Battle Video Game 2013
Eyes of Heaven Video Game 2015

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Trivia

  • In All-Star Battle and All-Star Battle R, Okawa narrates over dialogue for silent characters such as Iggy and Ikuro Hashizawa.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mausu Profile
  2. 『15-1A』創刊号、学びリンク、2009年11月17日、 27頁。

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