Hiroaki Hirata

Hiroaki Hirata (平田 広明 Hirata Hiroaki, born August 7, 1963) is a Japanese voice actor from Tokyo and the founder of Hirata Production.

He is most known for the roles of Sanji (One Piece), Sha Gojyo (Saiyuki), Kotetsu T. Kaburagi (Tiger & Bunny), Mutta Nanba (Space Brothers) and the Narrator of Digimon Adventure. He is also the official Japanese dub-over artist for Johnny Depp and most recently voice acting as Mr. Kondo from the anime After the Rain.

He won the award for Best Actor in a leading role at the 6th Seiyu Awards for his work on Air Gear, One Piece and Tiger & Bunny.[1]

Hiroaki Hirata
Native name
平田 広明
BornAugust 7, 1963 (age 55)
OccupationVoice actor, narrator
Years active1985–present
Notable credit(s)
One Piece as Sanji
Tiger & Bunny as Kotetsu T. Kaburagi
Sword Art Online as Klein
Digimon Adventure as Leomon, Narrator
Digimon Adventure 02 & Digimon Adventure tri. as Gennai, Narrator


Television animation

  • Gaiking: Legend of Daiku-Maryu (John)
  • Transformers: Cybertron (Live Convoy, Gasket, Lori's father)

Unknown date


Film animation

  • Digimon Adventure (2000) (TV announcer, Adult Takeru "T.K." Takaishi)
  • One Piece series (2001–) (Vinsmoke Sanji)
  • WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2002) (Shinichiro Hata)
  • Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) (Koga)
  • Asura (2012) (Shichiro)
  • Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning (2012) (Kotetsu T. Kaburagi / Wild Tiger)
  • Tiger & Bunny: The Rising (2013) (Kotetsu T. Kaburagi / Wild Tiger)
  • New Initial D: Legend 1 - Awakening (2014) (Bunta Fujiwara)
  • Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary (2014) (Cancer Deathmask)
  • Crayon Shin-Chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack! (2015) (Mayor of Mexico)
  • Digimon Adventure tri. (2015) (Narrator, Leomon, Gennai)
  • Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale (2017) (Klein / Ryōtarō Tsuboi)
  • Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018) (Baro)[6]


  • Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger: Season Tsuu (Delu Knight (eps. 10 - 11))

Video games

Unknown date

Television drama

Dubbing roles

Live action


External links


  1. ^ "6th Annual Seiyū Award Winners Announced". Anime News Network. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  2. ^ "CAST&STAFF|ゴッドイーター TVアニメ公式サイト". anime.godeater.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.ytv.co.jp/animegyakuten/character/godo.html
  4. ^ "Hellsing Ultimate III". Hellsing Ultimate. Episode 3. October 4, 2014. Adult Swim.
  5. ^ Strait Jacket (DVD). Manga Video. October 7, 2008. OCLC 244206876.
  6. ^ "岡田麿里監督×P.A.WORKSの映画『さよ朝』声優陣発表、予告編&新画像も". cinra.net. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  7. ^ "『PROJECT X ZONE 2:BRAVE NEW WORLD(プロジェクト クロスゾーン2:ブレイブニューワールド)』始動!!" (in Japanese). Famitsu. April 12, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  8. ^ "リンドウ - ゴッドイーター レゾナントオプス | GOD EATER® RESONANT OPS". ge-reo.godeater.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  9. ^ "「ファンタビ」最新作、宮野真守に加え森川智之、平田広明ら豪華声優陣集結!". eiga.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
1963 in Japan

Events in the year 1963 in Japan.

6th Seiyu Awards

The 6th Seiyu Awards ceremony was held on March 3, 2012.


Balthier (バルフレア, Barufurea) is a 22-year-old fictional character in the Final Fantasy series, and a protagonist in Final Fantasy XII. He was designed by Akihiko Yoshida, was voiced by Gideon Emery and Hiroaki Hirata in the English and Japanese versions respectively, and is one of the most positively received characters of the game, compared by some to the likes of James Bond and Han Solo.

In Final Fantasy XII, he is a sky pirate who is accompanied by a member of the fictional Viera species, Fran. While attempting to steal the "Goddess's Magicite", they encounter protagonist Vaan, who had already stolen it. This coincidence entangles them into the main plot of Final Fantasy XII. His birth name is Ffamran mied Bunansa, and he is the estranged son of Doctor Cid, one of the game's primary antagonists. Balthier later appears in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings and in a cameo appearance in Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions.

Godot (Ace Attorney)

Godot (Japanese: ゴドー, Hepburn: Godō) is a fictional character in the Ace Attorney series. He is a prosecutor, appearing only in the third game in the series, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations. He has tanned skin, white hair, and an electronic visor. He drinks a large quantity of coffee, often drinking up to 17 cups per trial, per his words.

Hirata (surname)

Hirata (written: 平田) is a Japanese surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Akihiko Hirata (平田 昭彦, 1927–1984), Japanese actor

Akihisa Hirata (平田 明久, born 1963), Japanese rower

Hirata Atsutane (平田 篤胤, 1776–1843), Japanese scholar

Hiroaki Hirata (平田 広明, born 1963), Japanese voice actor

Hiromi Hirata (平田 宏美, born 1978), Japanese singer and voice actress

Hiroshi Hirata (平田 弘史, born 1937), Japanese manga artist

Junji Hirata (平田 淳嗣, born 1956), Japanese professional wrestler

Kei Hirata (平田 圭, born 1969), Japanese footballer

Kenji Hirata (平田 健二, born 1944), Japanese politician

Koichi Hirata (平田 耕一, born 1948), Japanese politician

Mana Hirata (平田 真菜, born 1985), Japanese voice actress

Mitsuru Hirata (平田 満, born 1953), Japanese actor

Momoko Hirata (平田 桃子, born 1985), Japanese ballerina

Noritoshi Hirata (平田 倫敏, born 1958), Japanese gymnast

Noriyasu Hirata (平田 典靖, born 1983), Japanese badminton player

Ryosuke Hirata (平田 良介, born 1988), Japanese baseball player

Takeo Hirata (平田 竹男, born 1960), Japanese academic

Hirata Tosuke (平田 東助, 1849–1925), Japanese politician

Yuka Hirata (平田 裕香, born 1983), Japanese actress, voice actress and gravure idol


Hiroaki (written: 広明, 広朗, 寛晃, 宏昭, 宏章, 宏晃, 宏明, 紘彰, 廣明, 廣彰, 博明, 博亮, 拓晃, 裕明, 裕亮, 祥朗, 弘毅, 弘明, 弘昭, 浩明, 浩昭, 浩章, 公明, 泰明 or 大晃) is a masculine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:

Hiroaki Abe (阿部 弘毅, 1889–1949), Japanese admiral

Hiroaki Aoki (青木 廣彰, 1938–2008), Japanese businessman

Hiroaki Doi (土井 宏昭, born 1978), Japanese hammer thrower

Hiroaki Fujii (藤井 宏昭), Japanese diplomat

Hiroaki Gōda (合田 浩章, born 1965), Japanese anime director and screenwriter

Hiroaki Hidaka (日高 広明, 1962–2006), Japanese serial killer

Fushimi Hiroaki (伏見宮 博明王, born 1932), Japanese prince

Hiroaki Hiraoka (平岡 拓晃, born 1985), Japanese judoka

Hiroaki Hiraoka (footballer) (平岡 宏章, born 1969), Japanese footballer

Hiroaki Hirata (平田 広明, born 1963), Japanese voice actor

Hiroaki Ishiura (石浦 宏明, born 1981), Japanese racing driver

Hiroaki Izumikawa (泉川 寛晃, born 1957), Japanese modern pentathlete

Hiroaki Kamijo (上條 宏晃, born 1989), Japanese footballer

Hiroaki Kitano (北野 宏明, born 1961), Japanese scientist

Hiroaki Kumon (公文 裕明, born 1966), Japanese footballer

Hiroaki Kunitake (国武 大晃, born 2002), Japanese snowboarder

Hiroaki Matsuyama (松山 博明, born 1967), Japanese footballer and manager

Hiroaki Mitsuya (満屋 裕明, born 1950), Japanese virologist

Hiroaki Miura (三浦 祥朗, born 1977), Japanese voice actor

Hiroaki Morino (born 1934), Japanese potter

Hiroaki Morishima (森島 寛晃, born 1972), Japanese footballer

Hiroaki Murakami (村上 弘明, born 1956), Japanese actor

Hiroaki Nagasawa (長沢 広明, born 1958), Japanese politician

Hiroaki Namba (難波 宏明, born 1982), Japanese footballer

Hiroaki Okuno (footballer) (奥埜 博亮, born 1989), Japanese footballer

Hiroaki Okuno (volleyball) (奥野 浩昭, born 1960), Japanese volleyball player

Hiroaki Sakurai (桜井 弘明), Japanese anime director

Hiroaki Samura (沙村 広明, born 1970), Japanese writer and illustrator

Hiroaki Sato (disambiguation), multiple people

Hiroaki Serizawa (芹澤 廣明, born 1948), Japanese singer-songwriter

Hiroaki Shukuzawa (宿澤 広朗, 1950–2006), Japanese rugby union player and coach

Hiroaki Tajima (田島 宏晃, born 1974), Japanese footballer

Hiroaki Takahashi (高橋 宏明, born 1976), Japanese judoka

Hiroaki Takami (高見 公明, born 1960), Japanese boxer

Hiroaki Takaya (高谷 裕亮, born 1981), Japanese baseball player

Hiroaki Tōno (東野 弘昭, born 1939), Japanese Go player

Hiroaki Yokoyama (横山 泰明, born 1980), Japanese shogi player

Hiroaki Yura (由良 浩明, born 1981), Japanese violinist

Hiroaki Zakōji (座光寺 公明, 1958–1987), Japanese composer and pianist

List of Digimon Adventure characters

Digimon Adventure, Digimon Adventure 02, and Digimon Adventure tri., anime series produced by Toei Animation for the Digimon franchise, are centered on the DigiDestined (選ばれし子供達, Erabareshi Kodomotachi), a group of children chosen to protect the Digital World. Each child is partnered with a Digimon and use a Digivice to help them Digivolve into stronger forms.

The main DigiDestined cast was designed by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru. Producer Satoru Nishizono and the staff used a name analysis software to decide on the characters' names, using kanji combinations that related to "luck." For Digimon Adventure tri., director Keitaro Motonaga found that some parts of developing the characters were "difficult to control" due to the characters' "strong personalities", but the staff had "rebuilt" the characters by taking account of their personal growth while retaining their original personalities.

List of Japanese films of 2002

A list of films released in Japan in 2002 (see 2002 in film).

List of Japanese films of 2003

A list of films released in Japan in 2003 (see 2003 in film).

List of Japanese films of 2005

A list of films released in Japan in 2005 (see 2005 in film).

List of Japanese films of 2006

A list of films released in Japan in 2006 (see 2006 in film).

List of Japanese films of 2007

A list of films released in Japan in 2007 (see 2007 in film).

List of Japanese films of 2008

A list of films produced in Japan in 2008 (see 2008 in film).

Seiyu Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

The Seiyu Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards at the Seiyu Awards.

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