Previously known as Nobutoshi Hayashi, changed his name right at the beginning of the year 2000. Nobutoshi Kanna is also one of the more prominent anime seiyuus in the '90s, and still continue to do things in this day.
As for his roles, he's mostly set on Badasses, but usually they're not on the spectrum of old men. He can also do intellectual people, Hot-Blooded people, or goody two shoes, or even a kid (in Super Robot Wars Advance Portable, he actually voiced Uchuta from Zambot 3!). He also has a tendency to voice people who just like to fight and can pull off Bruce Lee Clone roles just fine.
Notable roles by Nobutoshi Canna:
- Guts in Berserk
- Tasuki in Fushigi Yuugi
- Basara Nekki in Macross 7
- Ban Mido in GetBackers
- Kabuto Yakushi in Naruto (Took over as Shikamaru for one episode)
- Nnoitra Gilga in Bleach
- Lancer in Fate/stay night
- Axel Almer in Super Robot Wars (Advance and OG)
- Leon Belmont in Castlevania: Lament of Innocence
- Maxi in Soul Series (Left the role in SC 4)
- Li Pailong in Shaman King
- Aquarius Camus (latter generation) in Saint Seiya
- Makoto Katagiri and Leon Earnhardt in Future GPX Cyber Formula
- Cao Pi in Dynasty Warriors
- Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic the Hedgehog
- "Revolver Jesus" Takaya in Persona 3
- Giriko in Soul Eater
- Kaze in Final Fantasy Unlimited
- Ryuuya in AIR
- Seil Necselaria in Mitsumete Knight
- Kusama Nowaki in Junjou Romantica
- Souther in Hokuto Musou
- Keita Kamogari in Itazura na Kiss
- Bulzeeb in Bomberman 64: The Second Attack!
- Jann Lee in Dead or Alive Dimensions (replacing Toshio Furukawa)
- Examon in Digimon Xros Wars
- Achilles in Warriors: Legends of Troy and Musou Orochi 2
- Makoto Waltz Segai in Guilty Crown
He has several friends in the industry, including Hikaru Midorikawa, who was once a fellow music group member, as well as his current good friend Showtaro Morikubo (which is why Canna volunteered to take over as Shikamaru when Morikubo's sick, they also played pairs in GetBackers). And finally? He has a long list of relations with Toshiyuki Morikawa, as evidenced with his roles in Berserk, Super Robot Wars and Bleach (and there's more).