Ryōtarō Okiayu (置鮎 龍太郎 Okiayu Ryōtarō?, born November 17, 1969 in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese voice actor and singer affiliated with Aoni Production. He voiced Vamp in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 2: Bande Dessinée. His major roles include: Treize Khushrenada in Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Hisashi Mitsui in Slam Dunk, Meisuke Nueno in Hell Teacher Nūbē, Zero in Mega Man X franchise, Alucard in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Kunimitsu Tezuka in The Prince of Tennis, Byakuya Kuchiki in Bleach, Yū Matsuura in Marmalade Boy, Shigure Sōma in Fruits Basket, Dark in D.N. Angel, and Toriko in Toriko.
As a singer, Okiayu was part of the voice actor unit E.M.U (Entertainment Music Unit) with fellow voice actors Hikaru Midorikawa, Hideo Ishikawa, Nobutoshi Hayashi and Daisuke Sakaguchi, which was active from 1995 to 2000. He is married to voice actress Ai Maeda.
Metal Gear voice works
- ^ Voice Actor Ryotaro Okiayu, Actress Ai Maeda Get Married. Anime News Network. Retrieved on October 28, 2015.
- ^ ja:置鮎龍太郎と前田愛が"声優婚" 共にファンに報告. ORICON STYLE. Retrieved on October 29, 2015.