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Kazuya Nakai (fondly called Nakapan by his fans) is a seiyuu best known as Roronoa Zoro from One Piece, but his role as Date Masamune in Sengoku Basara has given him memetic status. He entered the world of voice acting at the same time as Yumi Kakazu, in the same show.

His trademark role is usually one with a very rowdy personality, candidates for Badass Jerk with a Heart of Gold, and more likely than not a Samurai/swordsman. A lot of them are also The Rival or The Lancer. In contrast he's played some very quiet and calm characters, plus one or two cold-blooded psychopaths.

Has relations with both Masakazu Morita and Sayaka Ohara.

Notable roles by Kazuya Nakai:


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