Showtaro Morikubo

Showtaro Morikubo

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1974-02-25 (48 years old)

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Biography

Showtaro Morikubo (森久保 祥太郎, Morikubo Shōtarō, born February 25, 1974) is a Japanese actor, voice actor and singer who has voiced characters in anime, drama CDs, and video games. He was formerly affiliated with I'm Enterprise, Sigma Seven and VIMS. His most notable roles were Shikamaru Nara from Naruto, Souji Okita in the Hakuouki series, X in the Mega Man X series and Yosuke Hanamura from Persona 4. Morikubo graduated from Third Junior & Senior High School of Nihon University in 1992, and dropped out of Tama Art University. Before becoming a full-fledged voice actor, he worked at a talent agency, and was recruited by people in the voice acting industry who saw a performance by the Onigiri Skippers, a theater troupe he founded with his seniors from the lab party he attended in elementary school. During his first dubbing session, he made sounds out of flipping pages on the script because he had no experience as a voice actor at that time. The script for the first episode had four pages of long dialogues from the first page, and the sound director said that he would never have let him do the role if he had known he would talk so much. He made his voice acting debut in 1996 as a Mini 4 Fighter in Bakusō Kyōdai Let's & Go!!. The show was supposed to finish in a year, but due to its unexpected popularity, it became a long-running production, and he moved from the agency where he had worked as an actor to a voice acting agency. Since then, he has been active in a variety of fields including animation, games, radio personality, music, and stage. After working at Sigma Seven, Morikubo moved to VIMS, an office affiliated with Arts Vision. In 1998, he and voice actor Hideo Ishikawa started a music unit called "Anzu" (derived from the only fruit Morikubo could eat), and in 1999, they formed the band "AN's ALL STARS" with other band members. In August of the same year, he formed the band "Mosquito Milk". In 2001, Morikubo made his solo debut under the Capcom Suleputer label, and in 2008, he debuted again under the Lantis label. In 2010, he formed "Buzzy→Bee" as a solo project, and in January 2015, he became the second DJ of the long-running bayfm program "KEIYOGINKO POWER COUNTDOWN JAPAN HOT 30". In 2016, he received the Kei Tomiyama Memorial Award at the 10th Seiyu Awards. In 2020, he received the Personality Award at the 14th Seiyu Awards.On August 31, 2018, Morikubo left VIMS. On September 1 of the same year, he established Add9th and assumed the position of its representative director.Morikubo married fellow voice actress Yū Asakawa on February 22, 2007. In 2009, Asakawa wrote in a blog post that the two had amicably divorced, though exact dates of the divorce are undisclosed.On July 4, 2014, Morikubo posted on his blog that he had gotten married that week. He also cited a desire to keep details of the marriage private, including the identity of his wife, due to her uninvolvement with the entertainment industry. On December 28, 2017, he announced on an episode of his radio show The BAY☆LINE that he had become a father to a daughter earlier in the year. He later reaffirmed the news via Twitter.He and Kentarō Itō call each other their best friend. Morikubo has been in charge of the stage music for the K-Show theater company, which Itō presides over, since its inception.Morikubo has been given the nicknames Morishow, Show-chan, and Chichikubo by his fans.

Filmography

All 115

TV Shows 75

Voice 48

Movies 40

Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Destined Crossroad (2022)

Ultra Galaxy Fight: The Destined Crossroad (2022)

TV Show
Gentleman (voice)
Shadowverse Flame (2022)

Shadowverse Flame (2022)

TV Show
Makoto Yuki (voice)
Ensemble Stars !! -Road to Show-- (2022)

Ensemble Stars !! -Road to Show-- (2022)

Movie
Luvrogue (voice)
In the Land of Leadale (2022)

In the Land of Leadale (2022)

TV Show
Okita Souji
Hakuouki (2021)

Hakuouki (2021)

TV Show
Tetta Kisaki (voice)
Tokyo Revengers (2021)

Tokyo Revengers (2021)

TV Show
9.8
Actor
WAVE!! -Let's go surfing!!- (2021)

WAVE!! -Let's go surfing!!- (2021)

TV Show
Satsuki Kururugi (voice)
I★Chu: Halfway Through the Idol (2021)

I★Chu: Halfway Through the Idol (2021)

TV Show
Spider demon (Brother) (voice)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mt. Natagumo Arc (2020)

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mt. Natagumo Arc (2020)

Movie
4.67
Soichiro William Mori (voice)
WAVE!! Surfing Yappe!! (2020)

WAVE!! Surfing Yappe!! (2020)

Movie
Reika's Father (voice)
22/7 (2020)

22/7 (2020)

TV Show
6
Orphen (voice)
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (2020)

Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (2020)

TV Show
7.5
Makoto Yūki
Ensemble Stars! (2019)

Ensemble Stars! (2019)

TV Show
Reiji Kotobuki (voice)
Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Kingdom Movie (2019)

Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Kingdom Movie (2019)

Movie
釈迦如来
NAMUAMIDABUTSU! -UTENA- (2019)

NAMUAMIDABUTSU! -UTENA- (2019)

TV Show
Spider demon (Elder brother) (voice)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019)

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019)

TV Show
8.57
Makihara (voice)
W'z (2019)

W'z (2019)

TV Show
Koji Kabuto
Mazinger Z: Infinity (2017)

Mazinger Z: Infinity (2017)

Movie
Code:Realize (2017)

Code:Realize (2017)

TV Show
Akira Otoishi (voice)
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (2017)

Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (2017)

TV Show
Shikamaru Nara
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (2017)

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (2017)

TV Show
6.09
Makihara (voice)
Hand Shakers (2017)

Hand Shakers (2017)

TV Show
Yamanami Keisuke (voice)
Chiruran 1/2 (2017)

Chiruran 1/2 (2017)

TV Show
Narration
Tosa no ipponzuri (2016)

Tosa no ipponzuri (2016)

Movie
Hikaru Osari
B-PROJECT (2016)

B-PROJECT (2016)

TV Show
金子十六
First Love Monster (2016)

First Love Monster (2016)

TV Show
Yusuke Makishima
Yowamushi Pedal: The Movie (2015)

Yowamushi Pedal: The Movie (2015)

Movie
Shikamaru Nara (voice)
Boruto: Naruto the Movie (2015)

Boruto: Naruto the Movie (2015)

Movie
5.92
Kaito Sera
Classroom Crisis (2015)

Classroom Crisis (2015)

TV Show
Actor
Yowamushi Pedal Re:ROAD (2015)

Yowamushi Pedal Re:ROAD (2015)

Movie
Shikamaru Nara (voice)
The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014)

The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014)

Movie
6.03
Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis Recap (2014)

Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis Recap (2014)

Movie
Takamine Ikkei
A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd (2014)

A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd (2014)

TV Show
Hyakkimaru Koga (Voice)
Mysterious Joker (2014)

Mysterious Joker (2014)

TV Show
10
Hansa (voice)
Rage of Bahamut (2014)

Rage of Bahamut (2014)

TV Show
6.16
Actor
Yowamushi Pedal Re:RIDE (2014)

Yowamushi Pedal Re:RIDE (2014)

Movie
Yosuke Hanamura
Persona 4 The Golden Animation (2014)

Persona 4 The Golden Animation (2014)

TV Show
Kojirou Ryuuzaki (voice)
Love Stage!! (2014)

Love Stage!! (2014)

TV Show
猿神
Momokyun Sword (2014)

Momokyun Sword (2014)

TV Show
桂小五郎
Bakumatsu Rock (2014)

Bakumatsu Rock (2014)

TV Show
Remorseful Knight Arslevan
Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: 100 YEARS AFTER (2014)

Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: 100 YEARS AFTER (2014)

Movie
Isamu Nakashima (voice)
Haikyu!! (2014)

Haikyu!! (2014)

TV Show
6.45
Makishima Yūsuke (voice)
Yowamushi Pedal (2013)

Yowamushi Pedal (2013)

TV Show
Oscar Hammel
Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 2: The Wyvern Divided (2013)

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 2: The Wyvern Divided (2013)

Movie
2.83
Souji Okita (voice)
Hakuouki: Wild Dance of Kyoto (2013)

Hakuouki: Wild Dance of Kyoto (2013)

Movie
Kume
Aura: Koga Maryuin's Last War (2013)

Aura: Koga Maryuin's Last War (2013)

Movie
Akira Otoishi (voice)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

TV Show
6.8
Dist
Fairy Tail: Phoenix Priestess (2012)

Fairy Tail: Phoenix Priestess (2012)

Movie
7.2
Shikamaru Nara (voice)
Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie (2012)

Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie (2012)

Movie
5.66
阳成院
Utakoi (2012)

Utakoi (2012)

TV Show
Kirie (voice)
Ai no Kusabi (2012)

Ai no Kusabi (2012)

TV Show
Kugihiko (voice) / Matsumoto Takahiro (voice) / Kugihiko (voice) / Matsumoto Takahiro (voice)
Daily Lives of High School Boys (2012)

Daily Lives of High School Boys (2012)

TV Show
4.5
Choe Jeong-Gi
Black Jack: Final (2011)

Black Jack: Final (2011)

Movie
The Voice Makes a Miracle (2011)

The Voice Makes a Miracle (2011)

Movie
Yosuke Hanamura
Persona 4: The Animation (2011)

Persona 4: The Animation (2011)

TV Show
Shikamaru Nara (voice)
Chunin Exam on Fire! and Naruto vs. Konohamaru! (2011)

Chunin Exam on Fire! and Naruto vs. Konohamaru! (2011)

Movie
1
Shikamaru Nara (voice)
Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison (2011)

Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison (2011)

Movie
5.74
Actor
Legend of the Millennium Dragon (2011)

Legend of the Millennium Dragon (2011)

Movie
Konnamon Zatto (voice)
Nintama Rantarou Movie: Ninjutsu Gakuen Zenin Shutsudou! no Dan (2011)

Nintama Rantarou Movie: Ninjutsu Gakuen Zenin Shutsudou! no Dan (2011)

Movie
Taishi Miwa
Cardfight!! Vanguard (2011)

Cardfight!! Vanguard (2011)

TV Show
Shikamaru Nara (voice)
Naruto, the Genie, and the Three Wishes, Believe It! (2010)

Naruto, the Genie, and the Three Wishes, Believe It! (2010)

Movie
Ryoji Nakamura
Wonderful World (2010)

Wonderful World (2010)

Movie
Takahisa Tajima
11eyes (2009)

11eyes (2009)

TV Show
Shikamaru Nara
Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire (2009)

Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire (2009)

Movie
6.21
Reishiro Saeki
Asura Cryin' (2009)

Asura Cryin' (2009)

TV Show
Shikamaru Nara (voice)
Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds (2008)

Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds (2008)

Movie
5.68
Goro Shigeno (Adult)
Major: The Ball of Friendship (2008)

Major: The Ball of Friendship (2008)

Movie
Tsuyukusa
Amatsuki (2008)

Amatsuki (2008)

TV Show
Shikamaru Nara (voice)
Naruto Shippuden the Movie (2007)

Naruto Shippuden the Movie (2007)

Movie
6.43
Sirks 01
The Skull Man (2007)

The Skull Man (2007)

TV Show
Masanoshin Aizawa
Winter Cicada (2007)

Winter Cicada (2007)

TV Show
Kazuma (voice)
Freedom (2006)

Freedom (2006)

TV Show
Kyohei Takano
The Wallflower (2006)

The Wallflower (2006)

TV Show
Ichirô
Nerima Daikon Brothers (2006)

Nerima Daikon Brothers (2006)

TV Show
Shikamaru Nara (voice)
Finally a clash! Jōnin vs. Genin!! Indiscriminate Grand Melee Tournament Meeting!! (2005)

Finally a clash! Jōnin vs. Genin!! Indiscriminate Grand Melee Tournament Meeting!! (2005)

Movie
Shikamaru Nara
Naruto: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)

Naruto: Legend of the Stone of Gelel (2005)

Movie
6.22
Kadaj
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)

Movie
5.98
Embracing Love: A Cicada in Winter (2005)

Embracing Love: A Cicada in Winter (2005)

Movie
Yori Yuuki
I'm in Love With My Little Sister (2005)

I'm in Love With My Little Sister (2005)

Movie
Naoki Murakami (voice)
Tokyo Daigaku Monogatari (2004)

Tokyo Daigaku Monogatari (2004)

TV Show
Shigeno Gorou
Major (2004)

Major (2004)

TV Show
Ichimatsu
Samurai Gun (2004)

Samurai Gun (2004)

TV Show
Aburatsubo
Ichigeki Sacchuu!! Hoihoi-san (2004)

Ichigeki Sacchuu!! Hoihoi-san (2004)

Movie
Shikamaru Nara (voice)
Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival! (2004)

Hidden Leaf Village Grand Sports Festival! (2004)

Movie
Horu
The Melody of Oblivion (2004)

The Melody of Oblivion (2004)

TV Show
Okita Souji / Umigishi-kun / Umigishi-kun / Okita Souji
Papuwa (2003)

Papuwa (2003)

TV Show
Genpo Saji / Shizen Osou / Genpo Saji / Shizen Osou
Ikki Tousen (2003)

Ikki Tousen (2003)

TV Show
Duel Jacker Shou (voice)
Duel Masters (2002)

Duel Masters (2002)

TV Show
Ginji Amano
GetBackers (2002)

GetBackers (2002)

TV Show
Shikamaru Nara (voice)
Naruto (2002)

Naruto (2002)

TV Show
6.45
Gakusan Takao
Cheeky Angel (2002)

Cheeky Angel (2002)

TV Show
Kashin
Tokyo Underground (2002)

Tokyo Underground (2002)

TV Show
Raikou Minamotono (voice)
Kai Doh Maru (2001)

Kai Doh Maru (2001)

Movie
Cyborg 002/Jet Link (voice)
Cyborg 009 (2001)

Cyborg 009 (2001)

TV Show
Hamrio Musica
Rave Master (2001)

Rave Master (2001)

TV Show
Hikari Homura (voice)
Babel II: Beyond Infinity (2001)

Babel II: Beyond Infinity (2001)

TV Show
Kazuki Izumiya
Ajimu: Beach Story (2001)

Ajimu: Beach Story (2001)

TV Show
Gō (voice)
Prétear (2001)

Prétear (2001)

TV Show
Robert (voice)
Haré+Guu (2001)

Haré+Guu (2001)

TV Show
Alain Alto
Star Bows (2000)

Star Bows (2000)

TV Show
Kikaider-01 (voice)
Android Kikaider (2000)

Android Kikaider (2000)

TV Show
Koji Maeda
Welcome to Pia Carrot!! 2 DX (1999)

Welcome to Pia Carrot!! 2 DX (1999)

TV Show
楯岡新十郎
Samurai: Hunt for the Sword (1999)

Samurai: Hunt for the Sword (1999)

TV Show
Norikuni Iwata / Iwata
Excel Saga (1999)

Excel Saga (1999)

TV Show
Hyou (voice)
Bucky - The Incredible Kid (1999)

Bucky - The Incredible Kid (1999)

TV Show
Young Mewtwo
The Uncut Story of Mewtwo's Origin (1999)

The Uncut Story of Mewtwo's Origin (1999)

Movie
Raphael
I'm Gonna Be An Angel! (1999)

I'm Gonna Be An Angel! (1999)

TV Show
Kagura Kanataki
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne (1999)

Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne (1999)

TV Show
Shunichi Domoto
Chousoku Spinner (1998)

Chousoku Spinner (1998)

TV Show
Verg (voice)
Blue Submarine No. 6 (1998)

Blue Submarine No. 6 (1998)

TV Show
Orphen
Orphen (1998)

Orphen (1998)

TV Show
Yu Ominae
Spriggan (1998)

Spriggan (1998)

Movie
Angel
Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective (1998)

Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective (1998)

TV Show
Cecil (voice)
Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight (1998)

Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight (1998)

TV Show
Setsuna Kai
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children

TV Show

Ratings

Average 6.35
Based on 461 Thousand movie and tv ratings over time
1998
2004
2011
2005
2022

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1974-02-25 (48 years old)

Place of birth
Hachiōji, Japan

Relationships
Yū Asakawa (2007-01-01 - 2009-01-01)

Citizenships
Japan

Also known as
森久保 祥太郎, Shotaro Morkubo, Shoutaro Morikubo, Shoutarou Morikubo, Shôtarô Morikubo, もりくぼ しょうたろう, Shōtarō Morikubo, 모리쿠보 쇼타로

Awards
Seiyu Awards Personality Award, Kei Tomiyama Award

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