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Nolan North as Madara Uchiha
Nolan North as Madara Uchiha

If you've been playing some of the biggest video games of the past few years. The odds are very good that you've heard the voice of Nolan North. He's been the voice of Desmond in Assassin's Creed, Nathan Drake in Uncharted, and the Prince in the Prince of Persia reboot. If you threw a rock into the Giant Bomb database, you'd have a 70% chance of hitting a game he's voiced in. When it comes to comics, he's voiced characters from Deadpool to Hal Jordan when animated. I could go into his movie/TV credits, but you get the point. He's a popular guy.

When I got curious if he's ever voiced a character for anime. I saw his credits were slim. Only one listing, but it's a big one. He isn't taking his first steps into anime as some random filler character or short term villain. He's taking on the part of the grand puppet master of the entire Naruto series, Madara Uchiha. While he's already voiced Madara in the game Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 that was released late last year, but that was never a guaranty he'd take the role on for the English dub of the anime.

I don't believe that Madara really drops the Tobi persona until he hears of Itachi's death, and the air date of those episodes have yet to be announced. You can get sample of what that could sound like in this clip from Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2:

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Little_Socrateson Sept. 24, 2011 at 11 p.m.

Also, Yuri Lowenthal is voicing Sasuke almost IDENTICALLY to Yosuke in that clip. His roles in Catherine were a lot harder to discern, as is his role as The Prince.

goldblazeon Sept. 25, 2011 at 9:39 a.m.

"You think you know everything about your brother, but you actually don't"

Urg, this is one of the brilliant lines Mr. North has to work with here. Greeeat line writing.

TehFlanon Sept. 30, 2011 at 6:54 p.m.

I might need to start watching the Naruto anime again.

korteraon Oct. 10, 2011 at 7:18 p.m.

I did not know he looked like that, being a voice actor i assumed he was not much to look at, but i was wrong

Animelove5on Oct. 11, 2011 at 5:05 p.m.

I love this guy.

SilverZeoon Oct. 11, 2011 at 10:23 p.m.

Is it me, or is the cutscenes here ALOT like Iron-Man: Armored Adventures... plus who DIDN'T see Itachi's plot twist coming a mile away?

Darkpenon Oct. 13, 2011 at 10:32 p.m.

My god, do you guys make zero effort to copy-edit news/blog/whatever posts before posting?

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