Tomokazu Sugita (杉田 智和, Sugita Tomokazu, born October 11, 1980 in the Saitama Prefecture) is a Japanese voice actor who is affiliated with Atomic Monkey, an agency which he helped found. His tendency to reference anime and comics has earned him the nickname "Freedom Sugita" by fans.
In his formative years Sugita was once interested in pursuing a career as a pâtissier, home economics teacher, or designer; as a child, he dreamed of becoming a priest. He attended the Nihon Narration Acting Institute while in high school. Tomokazu Seki is rumored to be one of his rivals due to their same given name. He is best friends with Yuuichi Nakamura and harbors a crush on Houko Kuwashima. In addition to voice work, he has written screenplays, lyrics, and scenarios for various media. He also helped with Amane Nishiki's creation for BlazBlue: Chronophantasma.
Sugita's breakout role is Kyon in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya series. He was voted "Best Supporting Actor" in the 2009 Seiyu Awards. A few of his roles include Sakata Gintoki in Gintama, Ragna the Bloodedge in BlazBlue, and Keisuke in Togainu no Chi.
Works with KoeiEdit
- Sacred Guardian of Darkness of Sacred Beast Cosmos Francis, Francis Walton - Angelique series
- Rankin - Koisuru Tenshi Angelique
- Kiyomasa Katō - Samurai Warriors series, Warriors Orochi series
- Shin - Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage series
- Friedrich - Unlight
- Marlo Freudenberg - Attack on Titan; reprise of his role in the anime
- Liu Bei - Sangokushi Legion
- Ragna the Bloodedge - Toukiden 2
- Neoromance 15th Anniversary
- Neoromance ♥ Festa Ange Party
- Neoromance ♥ Alamode 3
- Neoromance ♥ Alamode
- Neoromance ♥ Festa 12
- Neoromance ♥ Festa 10
- Neoromance ♥ Festa 9
- Neoromance ♥ Festa 6
- Angelique ♥ Memorial 10th Sweet Celebration