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Hire Top Japanese Voice Over Artists

Kon'nichiwa (Hello)! Looking to hire a native Japanese voice actor for your upcoming project? Look no further! Just listen to voice samples below and invite our voice artists to send you quotes. Then simply choose the best fit for...

Hire Top Japanese Voice Over Artists

Kon'nichiwa (Hello)! Looking to hire a native Japanese voice actor for your upcoming project? Look no further! Just listen to voice samples below and invite our voice artists to send you quotes. Then simply choose the best fit for you and fund the job.  Your payment will be held securely until you get your files. Lastly, release your payment to the voice actor when you're happy with the end result. Learn more →

Hire Top Japanese Voice Over Artists

Kon'nichiwa (Hello)! Looking to hire a native Japanese voice actor for your upcoming proje...

Hire Top Japanese Voice Over Artists

Kon'nichiwa (Hello)! Looking to hire a native Japanese voice actor for your upcoming project? Look no further! Just listen to voice samples below and invite our voice artists to send you quotes. Then simply choose the best fit for you and fund the job.  Your payment will be held securely until you get your files. Lastly, release your payment to the voice actor when you're happy with the end result. Learn more →

Masaya O.
Japanese
United States
local time
(2)
Top Rated

I’m a Japanese actor/voice artist based in New York. As a voice artist, I’ve worked for commercials, cartoons,...

Conversational Friendly Professional
Starting at $100
Akira K.
Japanese
Japan
local time
(19)
Premium Top Rated

Hi, Thank you for your viewing my profile! I am a professionally trained voiceover talent with over 10 years o...

Versatile Energetic Authoritative
Starting at $400
Natsuki T.
Japanese
Japan
local time
(1)
Premium Top Rated

Natsuki is a highly experienced Japanese voice over artist with more than 20 years of experience. Worked for a...

Conversational Inspirational Authentic
Starting at $250
Koji N.
Japanese
Japan
local time
(2)
Premium Top Rated 24h Delivery

Hi, there! It’s nice to e-meet you. I’m Koji, a professional Japanese and English voice actor with 20-year car...

Friendly Trustworthy Young
Starting at $300
Hitomi F.
Japanese
United States
local time
(1)
Top Rated Good Value

I offer a wide variety of voices! From animated/high-pitched for anime – animation – video games – cartoons to...

Fun Energetic Friendly
Starting at $75
Mai A.
Japanese
Japan
local time
(1)
Top Rated

★VOICE ART’S AWARDS 2023 OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL – TV OR WEB – BEST JAPANESE VOICEOVER Nominees ★ONE VOICE AWAR...

Bright Approachable Warm
Starting at $90
Kenta S.
Japanese
Japan
local time
(1)
Premium Top Rated

Kenta is a Japanese voiceover artist with professional training and years of experience in the acting industry...

Authentic Conversational Gentle
Starting at $200
Akari U.
Japanese
Japan
(1)
Premium Top Rated

AKARI is a Japanese narrator with over 15 years of experience based in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. She has pa...

Natural Empathetic Versatile
Starting at $200
Kei A.
Japanese
Japan
local time
(1)
Top Rated Good Value

Kei is a professionally trained, voice-over artist born and raised in Japan with home studio experience since ...

Approachable Playful Natural
Starting at $75
Yukiko F.
Japanese
Japan
local time
(8)
Premium Top Rated

Yukiko is a multi-award-winning professional Japanese voiceover artist. Her work consists of TV commercials an...

Warm Sophisticated Conversational
Starting at $250
Yuui H.
Japanese
Japan
local time

About Yuui – The Crystal-Clear Voice of Japan Hello! I’m Yuui, a voice-over artist with 12 years of profession...

Upbeat Trustworthy Warm
Starting at $80
Nozomi K.
Japanese
Japan
local time

Nozomi is a masterful Japanese voiceover artist with more than 20 years of experience. She was nominated for t...

Reliable Persuasive Authentic
Starting at $100
Natsuko Y.
Japanese
Japan
local time
Premium

Natsuko’s rich 28-year career in television and radio spans a wide range of genres, including news, documentar...

Professional Charming Experienced
Starting at $200
Toshi N.
Japanese
Japan
(3)
Top Rated

A Japanese voice-over artist with 8 year experience. Has extensive experience in e-learning materials. Speaks ...

Friendly Cheerful
Kenichi T.
Japanese
Japan
(5)
Top Rated

I am a Japanese voice over artist with 30 years of experience. My work consists of TV news programs, TV and ra...

Reliable Trustworthy Genuine
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Hire Top Japanese Voice Actors at Voice Crafters

Voice Crafters offers 100% vetted, native Japanese voice actors!

You’ll find the perfect voice for any type of voice over project here. Whether you are working on:

Want to hire a deep voice actor in Japanese? Or maybe you need a sultry voice? Whatever your brief requires, we’ve got the perfect narrator for you!

You’ll get voice recordings in broadcast-quality audio and turnaround time for most projects ranges between 24-48 hours.

Post your project today, hire your chosen voice talent, and work with him or her directly on our online platform. If you are working on a large project, let us manage everything for you from start to finish!

And….there’s more!

We offer Japanese transcriptions and captioning through our AI Transcription tool!

Need a music bed track for your video or presentation?

Check out our sister site – Audio Buzz. You’ll find a large catalog of original royalty-free music tracks in every genre or mood.

Have any questions? Go ahead and contact us for help and suggestions on how to take your project to the next level!

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Japanese voice overs: what you need to know

Japanese is an East Asian language, spoken by more than 127 million people worldwide. It’s estimated that 126 million people are native Japanese speakers, while an additional one million people speak Japanese as a second language.

Japanese is a national language only in Japan and Palau. However, there are prominent Japanese-speaking communities in Brazil, the US, and the Philippines to name a few.

Did you know:

Japanese is in the top 10 most spoken languages in the world. Currently, it ranks as the 8th most spoken language.

Language History

Japanese is the only modern language whose specific origins are not fully understood. Historians hypothesize that around 300 BCE the language of Korea was brought into Japan and mixed with the already existing local vernaculars.

The long history of the Japanese language is categorized into four periods: Old, Late Old, Middle, Early Modern, and Modern. The first known Japanese texts date back to the 8th century and mark the transition from Old Japanese to Late Old Japanese.

Modern Japanese retained many features of the older periods. Surprisingly, Old Japanese can be well understood by today’s speakers!

Close Relations

Japanese is rather unique – it’s not closely related to any known language. While its relationship with Korean is debated, the languages do have some similarities in terms of syntax, morphology, and some vocabulary. However, the Japanese language doesn’t have a close relative.

Despite popular belief, Japanese is not related to Mandarin Chinese. Yet, Japanese adopted the Chinese writing symbols in its written language.

Japanese vocabulary also contains many foreign loanwords. In modern Japanese, around 80% of borrowed words come from English. Loanwords of Chinese, Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese origins are also common.

Did you know:

Japanese has not one, but three writing systems: Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. Kanji is the oldest writing system based on logographs, While the other two are simplified versions of it. Interestingly enough, all these writing variations are used together, even in the same sentence.

Accents and Voice Over Tips

Japan is the land of dozens of Japanese regional dialects. Most commonly, Japanese dialects are categorized into two groups: Western and Eastern.

The most prominent Eastern dialect is the Tokyo dialect – a dialect of the capital that acts as the basis of Standard Japanese. The second in line is the Western Kyoto dialect, widely spoken in the city of Kyoto and Western Japan.

When recording a Japanese voice over, keep in mind that Japanese has many grammatical features to express formality and politeness. That’s why knowing your target audience and the message you want to convey is crucial.

Words per minute

Japanese is a very fast-spoken language. In fact, studies suggest that Japanese might be the fastest-spoken language in the world. The average speed of spoken Japanese is about 7.84 syllables per second. It’s much faster than English – 6 syllables per second on average.

Naturally, the tempo of spoken Japanese will depend on the situation and specificities of the text.

 

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Japanese Voice Over Projects

Japanese voice over for Silent Partner

The voice over for this entertaining promotional video for Silent Partner has been recorded by Voice Crafters in Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese and Japanese.

This Japanese version was recorded by Masashi F.

Masashi is a seasoned Japanese voice over talent who also speaks Italian and English.

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