Japanese Voice Over Artists

Kon'nichiwa (Hello)! Need a native Japanese voice actor for your upcoming project? Look no further! Just listen to samples below and invite our voice artists to send you quotes.  Then simply choose the best fit for you and fund the job.  Get your file/s and release payment only when you're happy with the work. To learn about our services, Click here.

Japanese Voice Over Artists

Kon'nichiwa (Hello)! Need a native Japanese voice actor for your upcoming project? Just listen to samples below and invite our voice artists to send you quotes.  Then simply choose the best fit for you and fund the job.  Get your file/s and release payment only when you're happy with the work. To learn about our services, Click here.

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Michiru Y. - professional Japanese voice over talent at Voice Crafters
Michiru Y.
Japanese Japan

Native Japanese female talent located in Yokohama, Japan handling various areas.

Warm telling teaching
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Kei A. - professional Japanese voice over talent at Voice Crafters
Kei A.
Japanese Japan

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

Warm charming executive
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Yukiko F. - professional Japanese voice over talent at Voice Crafters
Yukiko F.
Japanese Japan

Yukiko is an experienced and professional Japanese voiceover artist. Her work co...

warm sophisticated conversational
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Miho K. - professional Japanese voice over talent at Voice Crafters
Miho K.
Japanese Japan

Miho is a professional Japanese voiceover talent with a home studio based in Tok...

versatile conversational seductive
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Kenta S. - professional Japanese voice over talent at Voice Crafters
Kenta S.
Japanese Japan

My name is Kenta and I’m a professionally trained Japanese voice-over actor. I h...

Corporate Natural Smooth
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Rio N. - professional Japanese voice over talent at Voice Crafters
Rio N.
Japanese Japan

She is a professional Japanese voice over artist born and raised in Japan. The t...

energetic youthful witty
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Yuki K. - professional Japanese voice over talent at Voice Crafters
Yuki K.
Japanese Japan

I’m a professional and native Japanese voiceover artist, covering full sound wit...

approachable warm confident
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Kaori Y. - professional Japanese voice over talent at Voice Crafters
Kaori Y.
Japanese Japan

Kaori is a native Japanese professional voiceover artist based in Japan. When yo...

friendly smooth inspirational
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Masashi F. - professional Japanese voice over talent at Voice Crafters
Masashi F.
Japanese United Kingdom

Born in Japan. Speaks Italian and English.

Light and warm Natural speak.Can be loud and shouty.
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Natsuki T. - professional Japanese voice over talent at Voice Crafters
Natsuki T.
Japanese Japan

Natsuki is highly experienced Japanese voice over artist with more than 20 years...

Authentic Reliable Trustworthy
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Reiko K. - professional Japanese voice over talent at Voice Crafters
Reiko K.
Japanese Canada

Over 25 years in the Japanese Broadcasting & Freelance Voice Over Industry. ...

sincere warm corporate
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Step 2
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Step 3
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Our Japanese Voice Actors

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

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

or any other production requiring Japanese narration, we’ve got the perfect voice for you!

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

You can work with your chosen voice talent directly via our platform on the site, or for larger projects, let us manage everything for you from start to finish!

And….there’s more!

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!

 

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 1 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, Japanese 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 the 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.

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.

Visit Masashi’s profile page here.

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