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The Japanese Voice Actor For Naruto’s Jiraiya And Kingdom Hearts’ Xigbar Joins Death Stranding



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Hideo Kojima has revealed another one of the Death Stranding voice actors, and it is another very familiar face. Hochu Otsuka has joined the Japanese cast for the game. Kojima made a post revealing the addition on Twitter, with him, Otsuka, and Kenjiro “Sam Bridges” Tsuda posing in a picture. Kojima did not reveal who Otsuka will be playing, but did note in a later tweet that it would not be Mads Mikkelsen’s character.



Kojima later posted a picture of himself with Tsuda and Akihiko Ishizumi. As a reminder, Ishizumi is the Japanese voice actor for Guillermo del Toro’s character in Death Stranding.


Otsuka has been a voice actor for many years. Most recently, he reprised his role as the Japanese voice of Xigbar in Kingdom Hearts III. He is also known for being Jiraiya in Naruto, Yazan Gable in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Makoto Soda in Captain Tsubasa, Nachtigal I. Fan in Tales of Xillia, Rider of Resistance in Fate/Grand Order, and even Pipimi in one episode of Pop Team Epic. He has also worked with Kojima in the past, as he voiced Ramón Gálvez Mena in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and Evangelos Constantinou in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Death Stranding is in development for the PlayStation 4.

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