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Noriaki Sugiyama

Updated on October 21, 2014

Japanese Seiyuu and the Voice of Sasuke

Noriaki Sugiyama is a professional Japanese voice artist, or seiyuu. He has done leading roles in several popular animes such as Naruto, where he did the voice of the cold hearted Uchiha Sasuke, or Bleach, where he voiced Ishida Uryu: the last remaining descendant of the Quincy clan. Noriaki Sugiyama is also a J-Rock and J-Pop singer; he has released a single called Fragment, a mini-album On the Way, and sang for his character Ishida in the Bleach Beat Collection. Aside from his work in animes, Noriaki has voiced characters in Japanese video games, audio dramas and has dubbed characters in American works.

Bio of Noriaki Sugiyama

Noriaki Sugiyama was born on March 9th, 1976 in Tokyo, Japan. He is currently employed under a talent agency called "Production Baobab". His blood type is A, which is associated with creativity and patience. Noriaki enjoys appreciating art, driving, going for long walks, and singing karaoke. He also likes pets, especially cats and dogs, and loves green tea. Now for something humorous - Noriaki is affectionately known by his fans as as 'Non-tan'. This nickname was given to him by none other than Junko Takeuchi herself, on a Japanese radio show called O-! Naruto Nippon!

Noriaki Sugiyama as Uryuu Ishida (Bleach)

Bleach is a popular anime based on a manga by a Japanese artist Kubo Tite. It is a story about a fifteen year old Kurosaki Ichigo who is given the powers of a Death God by an injured Death God Rukia, and must act as her substitute by slaying evil spirits called Hollows. He discovers soon that he isn't the only one with special powers, however, and there's also Soul Society who is intent on punishing Rukia for her crime of transferring Death God powers to a human...

In Bleach, Noriaki Sugiyama does the voice of Uryuu Ishida, the last remaining Quincy. Ishida is a proud, yet compassionate person, preferring not to kill if possible. He hates Death Gods because they were indirectly responsible for the destruction of his clan.

Bleach Uncut Box Set 1
Bleach Uncut Box Set 1

Join Ichigo, Rukia, Ishida and others as they battle Hollows using their unique powers. The DVD has both English and Japanese soundtracks, the latter of course having Ishida subbed by Noriaki Sugiyama!

 

Ishida Uryuu from Bleach (Spoiler Warning)

Voice of Shirou Emiya (Fate/Stay Night)

Shirou Emiya is the main character of Fate/Stay Night. He's a high school student and a magician, who can only use a single spell, "Reinforcement", but does it perfectly. Little does he know that his hometown is about to become a battleground for the Holy Grail, with 7 human Masters and 7 summoned legendary Servants engaging in a brutal Battle Royale to obtain the powerful artifact.

One night Shirou stays late at school and stumbles upon two Servants, an Archer and a Lancer, doing battle. He is assaulted by Lancer to keep the war for Holy Grail a secret, but surprisingly is healed by Archer's Master. When he comes home he is attacked for the second time, and just when Lancer is about to deliver the finishing blow, a mysterious woman in plate armor defends him and asks if he is her Master. It seems Shirou himself is going to have to join the battle, however unwillingly...

Fate / Stay Night TV Complete Collection
Fate / Stay Night TV Complete Collection

This excellent anime is based on a Japanese visual novel game by Type Moon. The DVD contains two audio tracks, with Noriaki Sugiyama voicing Shirou in the Japanese version, and his American collegue Sam Riegel doing that in the English one. Despite Sugiyama being known for his cocky and aloof characters like Sasuke, Shirou is, on the contrary, very caring and even self-sacrificing towards those in need.

 

Noriaki Sugiyama - Kogane no Hikari

List of Popular Noriaki Sugiyama Anime Roles

Here are some of the most well-known anime shows staring this awesome seiyuu:

  • Bleach - Ishida Uryuu
  • Fate/stay night - Emiya Shirou
  • Naruto, Naruto Shippuuden - Uchiha Sasuke
  • Toward the Terra - Tony
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers - England
  • Code Geass - Rivalz
  • Moyashimon - Kawahama Takuma

For more information including minor roles, see his Wikipedia entry.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      -_-

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I absolutely LOVE Sasuke, and I am a new found fan of Bleach. When I first heard Uryu I loved his voice then I found out the same dude did his voice as the dud that did Sasuke's. Needless to say, Uryu soon became a favorite from Bleach. I love this dude's voice!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Sugiyama-san's voice acting is superb! At first, I liked only Sasuke. But then when I heard him portray the others characters like Uryu, England, etc.....I just fell in love with his voice! His songs are good too. GO, NON-TAN!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      He's definitely my favourite voice actor <3 I love most of his characters - Sasuke Uchiha, England, and Uryuu Ishida are just a few of my favourites! I think we can all agree that he has a lovely, special voice~

      I love to listen to him sing, and Non-tan himself seems to be a very nice person as well ^^ So shy, so cute <3

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Go Sasuke!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Yep

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: HELL YEAH!!! Agreed!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: ME TOO!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Yeap. Agreed.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Kinda. Yep. Agreed. ;-)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Totally Agre with ya'. Go Go!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Yep!! Me too!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: I agree. You are right. ;-) Thumbs up for ya' Pal'!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love his voice. Makes me...so...Ah nevermind.

      No matter what kinda character he plays, his voice will brighten the character up, like Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto. At first I thought he was a boring character in the Naruto English Dub, then, When I went to some website to watch Naruto Japanese Dub. I found out he's a hot yet nice sounding guy! Arigato, Noriaki Sugiyama, for having such a nice voice to fall in love with you!! KYAAAA~!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Where's Hetalia? In Hetalia, he's England's awesome voice actor!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Noriaki Sugiyama was confirmed safe and well. Don't listen to rumors if you see people saying on Twitter that he's dead.

      http://news.deviantart.com/article/145825/

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      *sigh* Noriaki-sama....

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I think almost everyone have to admit that his voice is incredible and beautiful, even if you don't like his roles such as Sasuke. I feel indifferent to Sasuke and don't fangirling any characters, but i love to listen to his voice, bc it's really unique and sexy. Everyone knows him as Ishida or Sasuke (who are both alike), but let's not forget his other different roles such as in Code Geass, where he has voiced a quirky guy (don't remember his name) or the rabbit. He sounds so different and i didn't recognize his voice until i looked it up. That proves, that he has potential to be a great VA, though he hasn't yet been given much chance and is pretty new in the Voice Acting business. I also like the guy behind this voice, he is so shy, which is cute, and seems such a nice guy, that i really want to meet him once. He's a great singer too. Wish him the best! *thumps up*

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      He has a beautiful voice :)

      But it's sad that it's not said that Noriaki figures also as England's voice from Hetalia Axis Powers >3<

      (Sorry for my bad English... I'm French and still learning English)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love his voice its so sexy and fits sasuke so well x3

      he is my favorite voice actor *signs*

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love his voice. it's so cool and deep as sasuke. but he's not tht cool as sasuke

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I like Noriaki Sugiyama !!! He very good Japanese Voice Artor ! ! ! But he ugly ! ! !

      I'm very sorry , but really,true ! ! !

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I LOVE NORIAKI:)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      wow !! he's a gr8 voice actor and gr8 singer and with wonderful personality as what it seems ,I wish him a gr8 long career ...(sotto ..sotto) :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      kyaaaah! i just love his voice! ^,^ he is bad-arse~ gah he is the best as sasuke xD lol

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I'l' admit it. He's got a very nice voice, and is very popular. However I don't like the image the media are trying to project with angsty teenage boys. His voice acting almost suggests how teenage boys should have deep sexy voices.

      Hell would have frozen over if I meet a 12 year old with like Sasuke's voice.

      And England and Sasuke sound almost exactly the same. And I love England, however I would have thought that England would have had a more feminine voice. Well he is a bishie.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i love sasuke to and juo are cool noriaki from katarina (danmark)

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      Adrienne Jenkins 8 years ago

      The black and white theme/frame looks good with this lens.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      FAIL! Bleach is created by Kubo Tite, Masashi Kishimoto is the mangaka for Naruto.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Oh god. His voice as England is PERFECT! And I love his singing voice!

      Fairies fairies

      Ah ha ha ha ha~

      God England...I love you so flippin' much!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I LOVE SASUKE :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I really loved him when he voiced Ishida from Bleach and Sasuke from Naruto, but I totally became his fangirl when he voiced the United Kingdom in Hetalia~ <3

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      he is SOOOOOOO amazing when he voice acts for sasuke! I'm a big fangirl for sasuke, and sugiyama-kun is cute,too. Great voice, great looks, great personality. c:

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I LOVE HIS AWESOME VOICE,i just love his beautiful and amazing voice especially his role in the anime'Naruto',where he is sasuke,i love him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Non-taan -^.^- He's voice is amazing!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      He´s sugoi, he´s a great great seyuu, I´m inlove of his voice it sounds very sexy. It´s the best voice of all anime and his characters are very sexy too.

      Un día ire a Japon a conocerlo jajajaja.

      I love Noriaki Sugiyama, my favorite song oh him is Suigintou no yoru he sounds so sexy

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Noriaki Sugiyama is a genius. His style is so much more different than most singers. In some songs, he's scratchy and a little hard to understand, but in others, his voice is smooth. And, it's strange, really. A man in his forties makes two angsty boys sound so hot in Japanese. I'll never stop loving his work. Long live Noriaki Sugiyama in body and spirit. Let long live his music and his career.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i love noriaki sugiyama he is so awesome and his voice is so perfect

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      quisiera ser la voz de naruto uzumaki

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i love his voice ssssssssssssssssooooooooooooo muuuucccchh he he he he he is cooooooooooooolllll he is the best seiyu i ever seen and when he was as sasuke woooooooooooooooooooooooooowwww!!!! i love that person and his voice

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      [in reply to Anime Girl]

      Sorry correction, the bunny is a chain smoker. not a change smoker :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I think it's so funny that Non-tan is shy :) He has no reason to be shy, he is too cool!!! Anyway, if you want to watch some random crazyness from Japan you have to watch Damekko Dōbutsu which Non-tan voices a rabbit named Usahara. The rabbit is outspoken and a change smoker. The episodes are like 5 minutes long, but they are funny... I can't wait to see what he is going to do in the future. I would marry you!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I <3 Sugiyama Noriaki-saaan~! Non-tan! ♥ He's definitely my favorite seiyuu!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Non-Taaaaaaaaaaan *-*

      I love him, his voice is awesome!!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i love his voice acting....^_^ especially for ushiha sasuke, emiya shirou and ishida uryuu~

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      大好き、本当に!彼と結婚したい!!

      彼の声はすごいね!

      His voice is incredible, i fell in love with it. Sasuke-kun...mm..an ideal voice for an ideal person. And Sugiyama Noriaki is such a kind and funny and amazing person. I listened to Code Geass YamaYama radio and although i didn't understand much, i laughed when i heard Sugiyama-san was laughing))

      彼の笑いはとてもとてもかわいいね!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Not only is Noriaki Sugiyama incredibly talented, he seems to be a genuinely nice guy and it's also hard to imagine that someone as famous as him can also appear shy/awkward in public!

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      Susanna Duffy 9 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      It's amazing what sort of careers people have. I never stop to think who's behind the voices. Thanks for this

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      he's amazing. kinda fangirled while listening to stainless night in sasuke's voice. :) it's like sasuke singing altogether. fab. :D

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      He's amazing.I have his little album "On the way"!I can swear I'm inlove with that man!!!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      His voice is amazing...i cried for FateStayNight :P,Noriaki-san is a really good voice artist....byeee

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      He's so amazing and is a great voice actor! I love his role in Naruto, where he is sasuke. So amazing!!!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Non-tan's so adorable! And he has such a wonderful voice, flexible and experienced; I wish I could hear more of him =3

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Noriaki Sugiyama!!.He is a my favourite seiyu.I admire him and think he is a outstanding voice actor and an ven greater person.He in incredibly kind!!

      Never stop loving him!!!