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Noriaki Sugiyama


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.

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...

Noriaki Sugiyama - Kogane no Hikari

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.

Shout out for Noriaki Sugiyama! Share your stories, sightings, thoughts, rants, raves...


anonymous on June 16, 2013:


anonymous on April 24, 2012:

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!

anonymous on March 09, 2012:

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!

anonymous on January 24, 2012:

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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

anonymous on January 01, 2012:

Go Sasuke!

anonymous on December 14, 2011:


anonymous on June 22, 2011:

@anonymous: Yep

anonymous on June 22, 2011:

@anonymous: HELL YEAH!!! Agreed!!

anonymous on June 22, 2011:

@anonymous: ME TOO!!!

anonymous on June 22, 2011:

@anonymous: Yeap. Agreed.

anonymous on June 22, 2011:

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

anonymous on June 22, 2011:

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

anonymous on June 22, 2011:

@anonymous: Yep!! Me too!!

anonymous on June 22, 2011:

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

anonymous on June 22, 2011:

Love his voice. Makes 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~!!!

anonymous on June 14, 2011:

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

anonymous on March 15, 2011:

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

anonymous on April 09, 2010:

*sigh* Noriaki-sama....

anonymous on December 23, 2009:

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*

anonymous on December 16, 2009:

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)

anonymous on November 03, 2009:

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

he is my favorite voice actor *signs*

anonymous on October 22, 2009:

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

anonymous on October 17, 2009:

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

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

anonymous on September 26, 2009:


anonymous on September 02, 2009:

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) :)

anonymous on August 15, 2009:

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

anonymous on July 22, 2009:

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.

anonymous on July 15, 2009:

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

Adrienne Jenkins on July 03, 2009:

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

anonymous on June 15, 2009:

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

anonymous on May 27, 2009:

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!

anonymous on April 17, 2009:


anonymous on March 27, 2009:

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

anonymous on February 09, 2009:

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:

anonymous on February 01, 2009:

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anonymous on January 28, 2009:

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

anonymous on January 27, 2009:

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

anonymous on January 14, 2009:

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.

anonymous on January 05, 2009:

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

anonymous on December 26, 2008:

quisiera ser la voz de naruto uzumaki

anonymous on November 09, 2008:

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

anonymous on November 08, 2008:

[in reply to Anime Girl]

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

anonymous on November 08, 2008:

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!

anonymous on October 19, 2008:

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

anonymous on October 14, 2008:

Non-Taaaaaaaaaaan *-*

I love him, his voice is awesome!!!

anonymous on October 03, 2008:

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

anonymous on September 25, 2008:



His voice is incredible, i fell in love with it. 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))


anonymous on September 24, 2008:

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!

Susanna Duffy from Melbourne Australia on September 09, 2008:

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

anonymous on August 23, 2008:

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

anonymous on August 21, 2008:

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

anonymous on August 13, 2008:

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

anonymous on August 10, 2008:

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

anonymous on July 02, 2008:

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

anonymous on April 11, 2008:

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!!!

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