Although he is best known as the voice of snarky teen genius Shikamaru Nara from Naruto, Shoutarou Morikubo is also the voice actor to find if you want Jerkass characters. Yes, jerkasses. But at least those with a hidden heart of gold.
Outside of voice acting, he is a singer and has released a few albums. His looks have also won him a large number of female fans. Once, he was married to Yuu Asakawa. However, Shoutarou "Jerkass" Morikubo and Yuu "Tall, Dark and Bishoujo" Asakawa turned out to be incompatible, and the latter announced that the marriage had to end in 2009, and it did.
Notable Roles by Shoutarou Morikubo:
- Ginji Amano in GetBackers (who is not a Jerkass. That's Ban's job.)
- Shuichi Nakatsu in Hana Kimi
- X and Dynamo in Mega Man X
- Krylancelo Finrandi aka Orphen in Sorcerer Stabber Orphen
- Yu Ominae in Spriggan
- Kyohei Takano in The Wallflower
- Akaya Kirihara in Prince of Tennis
- Goro Honda/Shigeno in Major
- Kadaj in Advent Children
- Shikamaru Nara in Naruto
- Yosuke Hanamura in Persona 4 (and its animated adaptation)
- Jet Link/002 in the Cyborg 009 2001 series.
- Saji Genpou (Zuo Ci)or better said, Ouin Shishi (Wang Yun) in Ikki Tousen
- Tsuyukusa in Amatsuki.
- Jasdero in D.Gray-man.
- Okita Souji in Hakuouki
- Chiharu Aoki in Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side
- Raphael in Tenshi ni Narumon
- Taishi Miwa in Cardfight Vanguard
- Hideki Futamura in Yarudora series vol.1: Double Cast