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Takaya Kuroda (黒田崇矢 Kuroda Takaya, born April 17, 1965) is a Japanese actor, singer and voice actor from Tokyo, Japan. He is affiliated with Axlone, and was formerly with Mausu Promotion and 81 Produce.

He is best known for his bass voice, which has usually seen him cast in villainous roles such as the voice of Yaiba in GoGo Sentai Boukenger. He is best known to western audiences for providing the voice of Kazuma Kiryu, the protagonist of the Yakuza series. Because of his vocal resemblance to the late Hirotaka Suzuoki, he was chosen to replace Suzuoki as the voice of Starscream in Transformers: Cybertron as Suzuoki's health deteriorated. Kuroda is also the lead singer of the rock band Takaya Kuroda & Goodfellas.

Dub Actors

Actor No. of Roles Country
Patrick Seitz 3 United States
Kyle Hebert 2 United States
Major Attaway 1 United States
Christopher Ayres 1 United States
Steve Blum 1 United States
Marc Diraison 1 United States
Brian Dobson 1 Canada
Michael Dobson 1 Canada
Daniel Drumm 1 United States
Richard Epcar 1 United States
Tim Friedlander 1 United States
Quentin Haag 1 United States
Jovan Jackson 1 United States
Bill Jenkins 1 United States
Michael Johnson 1 United States
Neil Kaplan 1 United States
Gabe Kunda 1 United States
Darryl Kurylo 1 United States
Patrick McAlister 1 United States
Chris Rager 1 United States
John Snyder 1 United States
Paul St. Peter 1 United States
J. Michael Tatum 1 United States
Christopher Wehkamp 1 United States

Filmography

Year Character Title Dub Voice Dub Country
2003 Darcia Wolf's Rain Steve Blum United States
2003-2004 Sonny Wong R.O.D. the TV John Snyder United States
2004-2012 Baura Bleach Patrick Seitz United States
2005-2006 Starscream Transformers: Cybertron Brian Dobson Canada
2005-2006 David Pepper Black Cat Daniel Drumm United States
2005 Kazuma Kiryu Yakuza Darryl Kurylo United States
2006 Spielberger
(ep. 4)
Black Lagoon Michael Dobson Canada
2007 Arges Appleseed: Ex Machina Quentin Haag United States
2009-2019 Caprico /
Capricorn
Fairy Tail Michael Johnson United States
Arcadios Major Attaway
(eps. 159-277)
Gabe Kunda
(eps. 304-328)
2010-2012 NeoVamdemon Digimon Fusion Neil Kaplan United States
2010 Simon Brezhnev Durarara!! Patrick Seitz United States
2010 Alphonse Medici Borgiani Dance in the Vampire Bund J. Michael Tatum United States
2010 Yoshioka
(ep. 10, 12)
High School of the Dead Christopher Ayres United States
2011-2014 Razor Hunter x Hunter Paul St. Peter United States
2011 Kidōmaru Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Demon Capital Marc Diraison United States
2012 Buriki Rider Accel World Kyle Hebert United States
2012 Masashi Miyamoto Btooom! Jovan Jackson United States
2015-2016 Simon Brezhev Durarara!!x2 Patrick Seitz United States
2016 Green Grandee Accel World: Infinite Burst Tim Friedlander United States
2017-present Juubei Kokonoe (ep. 9) In Another World with my Smartphone Bill Jenkins United States
2018-present Dawson Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Patrick McAlister United States
2019-present Drival Pokémon Masters Richard Epcar United States
2019-2021 Maruo Nakano The Quintessential Quintuplets Christopher Wehkamp United States
2019-present Sullivan Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Kyle Hebert United States
2021 Shigeru Kuroda Odd Taxi TBA United States
2021 Dagger Morse (ep. 2) Show by Rock!! Stars!! Chris Rager United States
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