Tomokazu Sugita

Born: October 11, 1980
Birthplace: Saitama Prefecture, JapanBuy from iTunes

Biography

Tomokazu Sugita (杉田 智和, Sugita Tomokazu, born October 11, 1980 in Saitama Prefecture) is a Japanese voice actor employed by Atomic Monkey. Best known for his role as Gintoki in Gintama, he also voices Kyon in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Ragna the Bloodedge in Blazblue, Joseph Joestar in the 2012 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle and Ultraman Ginga and Dark Lugiel in Ultraman Ginga. He is also one of the three hosts on the radio show Bururaji (BlueRadio) promoting the videogame Blazblue which is produced and released on Nico Nico Douga.
He plays the male lead, Yuichi Aizawa in Kanon. At the 33rd Anime Grand Prix, his voice character Gintoki Sakata won the most favorite male character which means Sugita's character roles consecutively won the most favorite male character in 2009 and 2010 Anime Grand Prix. Uniquely, those characters are from different anime: Kyon from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009) and Gintoki Sakata from Gintama (2010). Sugita and Yūichi Nakamura also work together in the Blazblue series as the protagonist Ragna and antagonist Hazama respectively.
In 2010, he was part of a live-action film, Wonderful World, along with fellow voice actors, Mamoru Miyano, Tomokazu Seki, Rikiya Koyama, Yuka Hirata, Showtaro Morikubo, and Daisuke Namikawa.
Sugita won the "Best Supporting Actor" Award in the third Seiyu Awards in 2009.