Another great candidate of villain voices, second to only Norio Wakamoto. Despite his high pitched, wry voice and versatile acting skills... Ryusei Nakao tends to be cast as someone who has the label of Complete Monster in Boldface. Most of his characters tends to be extremely sadistic, cunning and scheming, mostly on the intelligence side.
His two most infamous roles: Frieza of Dragon Ball and Mayuri Kurotsuchi of Bleach pretty much sums up the quality of his main forte roles. But... we did say he is a versatile actor, right? Then, what do you say when you know he voiced... Buster Bunny, dubbed?
But then again, considering his reputation for being a charming gentleman and ladies' man with a sweet and gentle (you read that right) singing voice.... Mean Character, Nice Actor, anybody?
Some of Ryusei Nakao's most notable roles include:
- Tatsuya Suduo in Persona 2
- Bartok in the Japanese version of Anastasia
- Yakko Warner in the Japanese version of Animaniacs. He sings all of Yakko's songs.
- Goldie Wilson (Donald Fullilove) in Back to The Future
- Captain C. Howard (Joe Pantoliano) in the TV Asahi dub of the second Bad Boys movie
- Mayuri Kurotsuchi in Bleach
- Darkwing Duck in the dub of... well... Darkwing Duck
- Him in Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z
- Cranky Kong in the Donkey Kong Country TV series
- Frieza in Dragon Ball - His Star-Making Role, not to mention the beginning of two decades of (marvelous) typecasting.
- Batty Koda in the Japanese version of Fern Gully
- Takashi "Quiet" Shirogane and his younger brother Ryou in GoLion (Sven in Voltron. Doubling as Playing Against Type)
- Professor Quirinus Quirrell in the Japanese dub of the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone video game adaptation
- Howard the Duck in the Tokyo Broadcasting System dub of... Howard the Duck
- The Tramp in the DVD dub of Lady and the Tramp
- Ling in the Japanese dub of Mulan and Kingdom Hearts II
- Brad Kilstein in Psychic Force
- Kraken Isaac in Saint Seiya
- Icelus in Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
- Baikinman (Bacteriaman) in Soreike! Anpanman
- Buster Bunny in the dub of Tiny Toon Adventures
- Abrella (voice) in Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger
- Farfarello in Weiss Kreuz
- The Playing Card Bomber in Toei's Yu-Gi-Oh!
- Ghirahim in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
- Ickis in the Japanese dub of Aaahh Real Monsters
- The level 3 Akuma Eshi in D.Gray-man
- Noise in Suite Pretty Cure
- Ameno-sagiri in Persona 4 the Animation
- Kagemaru "Kabamaru" Igano in Igano Kabamaru (an Idiot Hero... so yeah)