Yūji Ueda


Yūji Ueda

:"Not to be mistaken for Yōji Ueda, a similarly-named seiyū."nihongo|Yuji Ueda|うえだ ゆうじ|Ueda Yūji|extra=real name: 上田 祐司, June 15, 1967 - is a popular Japanese seiyū.

He is most known for the roles of Sagara Sanosuke (Rurouni Kenshin), Akito Tenkawa (Martian Successor Nadesico), Takeshi (Pokémon), Horohoro (Shaman King), and Keitaro Urashima (Love Hina).

About

He was born in Fukuoka and has a number of notable roles to his name, including some as the main character, as in "Love Hina" and "Martian Successor Nadesico". He is married to fellow seiyū Omi Minami, who co-worked with him in Martian Successor Nadesico series.

In July 2004, he left Arts Vision and officially made his name into an all-hiragana form. In April 2005, Ueda joined Osawa Production, and currently works for Osawa as of April 2006.

Ueda currently has 160 voice works credited to his name-to-date according to the Anime News Network and as of July 24, 2006. He's a versatile voice actor, voicing characters ranging from simpletons (Urashima Keitaro in Love Hina and Bantaro in the Jubei-chan series) to tough, even vicious men (Sagara Sanosuke in Rurouni Kenshin and Zolf J. Kimblee in Fullmetal Alchemist).

Notable roles

Anime

* Sakurajima - Dōbutsu no Mori (film), the film adaptation of the Animal Crossing video game series. (2006)
* Hameln - Violinist of Hameln (TV series) (1996)
* Billy Katagiri - Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (2007)
* Naoto "Nao-kun" Tezuka - Moetan (2007)
* DT - Buzzer Beater (2007)
* Kerry - Devil May Cry (2007)
* James - (2006)
* Nekozawa Umehito - Ouran High School Host Club (2006)
* Rowen - Elemental Gelade (2005)
* Hakim Atawari - Emma - A Victorian Romance
* Hajime Shibata - Hell Girl (2005)
* Shinobu Morita - Honey and Clover (2005)
* Sora Inoue - Bleach (anime) (2004)
* Tatsunosuke - Peacemaker Kurogane (2004)
* Jiro Akutagawa - Prince of Tennis (2004)
* Shuichi Takamizawa - Midori no Hibi (Midori Days) (2004)
* Yūichi Kudō - Sensei no Ojikan (Doki Doki School Hours) (2004)
* Zolf J. Kimblee - Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (Fullmetal Alchemist) (2004)
* Karudio - Konjiki no Gash Bell!! (2003)
* Pierre Takida - Stellvia of the Universe (2003)
* Hiroyasu Ueda - Chobits (2002)
* Naoyuu Asano - The Twelve Kingdoms (2002)
* Tasuke Yasuda - A Cheeky Angel (2002)
* Keitarō Urashima - Love Hina Again (2002) & Love Hina (2000)
* Masashi Takeda - My-HiME (2004)
* Dinohyumon - Digimon movie 7 (2002)
* Deji Devil - Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat (2002)
* Horokeu Usui (a.k.a Horohoro, Trey Racer) - Shaman King
* Kōtarō Nanbara - Hand Maid May (2001)
* Kurikichi - Samurai (2001)
* Kakyo Kuzuki - X/1999 (2001)
* Kato - Angel Sanctuary (2001)
* Hōjō - InuYasha (2000-2004)
* Masaru Hananakajima - (1998)
* Daly Wong - Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 (1998)
* Abarenbō - Di Gi Charat (1998)
* Yoshio - Fancy Lala (1998)
* Urien - (1997)
* Takeshi (Brock) - Pokémon (1997)
* Sagara Sanosuke - Rurouni Kenshin (1996) & Rurouni Kenshin: Seisōhen (2001)
* Kiyoshirō Okamoto - BØY (1997)
* Tenkawa Akito - Martian Successor Nadesico (1996)
* Reeden - Vision of Escaflowne (1996)
* Suboshi - Fushigi Yūgi (1995)
* Yama-Ō - "Bonobono" (1995)
* Amiboshi - Fushigi Yūgi (1995)
* Yousuke Fuuma - Wedding Peach (1995)
* Yoshio Saotome - Tokimeki Memorial (1994)
* Yoshiki Yaegashi - Blue Seed (1994)
* Sarquiss - One Piece
* Yuuichiro, Higure, Coloredman, Numberman - Rockman EXE series
* Mitsuru Ayanokouji, Kozaky - Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX
*Chairman - Genshiken
*Makoto Onoda - Futari Ecchi
* Opening song performer and various characters - Gyagu Manga Biyori

Games

* Claude C. Kenni -
* Takuto Meyers - Galaxy Angel (2002), Galaxy Angel: Moonlit Lovers(2003), Galaxy Angel: Eternal Lovers (2004), Galaxy Angel II ~Zettai Ryouiki no Tobira~ (2006), Galaxy Angel II ~Mugen Kairou no Kagi~ (2007)
* Zabel Zarock/Lord Raptor, Rikuo/Aulbath, Jon Talbain/Gallon - Darkstalkers
* Maeda Keiji, Sasaki Kojiro - Samurai Warriors
* Oscar Reeves - Growlanser,
* Balrog/Blanka - Street Fighter Alpha (1995)
* Shoma Sawamura - Rival Schools series (1998)
* - Marvel vs. Capcom series (1999)
*Urien - Street Fighter III and
* Zappa - Guilty Gear XX (2002)
* Kyosuke Takakura - Nana (PS2) (2005)
* Kurino Sandra - Namco X Capcom (2005)
* Tram -
* Spada Belforma - Tales of Innocence
* Motoharu Masaki -
* Blanka - Street Fighter IV (2008)

Dubbing roles

* Danny Phantom - Dashiel "Dash" Baxter
* Chaotic - Kaz (Chaotic), Peyton (Chaotic) (2007-2008)

ee also

* [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=384 Yuji Ueda profile] at the Anime News Network
* [http://www.tcp.com/doi/seiyuu/ueda-yuuji.html Ueda Yuji profile] at Hitoshi Doi's Seiyuu Pages


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