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#SquidGame: Meet the Japanese voice cast of Netflix's survival series 'Squid Game'

Written by: Jei Beltrano

Published on: September 26, 2021 at 20:25 PHT (GMT+8)

Popular South Korean Netflix series Squid Game has found itself in the rook of success in just a week as the series dominated the platform's Top 10 charts in several countries including the Philippines and the United States after its release last September 17.

Taking the story focusing on a group of debt-filled players who accepted an invitation to compete in children's games with a whopping 45.6 billion won in prizes at stake. But there's a twist, players must pass all six games... without dying.

The series is streaming worldwide with multi-language subs and dubs. But have you watched it in the Japanese dub? Here are the voice actors who voiced the role of our beloved characters.

1. Takayuki Sakazume as Seong Gi-Hun

Japanese actor and voice actor Takayuki Sakazume is voicing the Seong Gi-Hun played by Korean actor Lee Jung-Jae. Seong Gi-Hun is the series' leading cast and the game's Player 456.

Takayuki Sakazume is known for voicing the roles in anime including Kaleido Star as Mute, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn as Besson and Yakitate!! Japan as Kai Suwabara.

2. Junya Enoki as Hwang Jun-Ho

Japanese voice actor Junya Enoki is voicing Hwang Jun-Ho, the police officer who infiltrates the game location to investigate. The character is played by Korean actor and model Wi Ha-Joon.

Junya Enoki is known to voice the characters Yuji Itadori in Jujutsu Kaisen, Rengoku Senjuro in Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, Takezou Kurata in Kono Oto Tomare!, and many more.

3. Keiichi Nakagawa as Cho Sang-Woo

Japanese actor and voice actor Keiichi Nakagawa is voicing Player 218 - Cho Sang-Woo, played by Korean actor Park Hae-Soo.

Keiichi Nakagawa is known for voicing in anime including Attack on Titan as Henning, Pokémon: Sun and Moon and Pokémon (2019) as Professor Kukui, Skip Beat! as Matsushima, and many more.

4. Sachi Kokuryu as Kang Sae-Byeok

Japanese actress and voice actress Sachi Kokuryu is voicing Kang Sae-Byeok. Sae-Byeok is Player 067, played by Korean model and actress Jung Ho-Yeon.

Sachi Kokuryu is known for voicing the characters Arthur Pendragon in Seven Deadly Sins, the child version of Katsuki Bakugou in My Hero Academia, Ryouko Toba in Yuru Camp, and many more.

5. Junichi Suwabe as the Suit Man

Japanese voice actor Junichi Suwabe takes the Japanese voice of the Suit Man played by Korean actor Gong Yoo - who made the special appearance in the series. The Suit Man is the one recruiting the players to enter the game.

Junichi Suwabe is known to voice the anime characters Ryomen Sukuna in Jujutsu Kaisen, Shouta Aizawa in My Hero Academia, Victor Nikiforov in Yuri!! on ICE, and many more.

6. Kazuaki Ito as Oh Il-Nam

Japanese voice actor Kazuaki Ito is voicing the role of Player 001 - Oh Il-Nam. The character is played by Korean veteran actor Oh Young-Soo.

Kazuaki Ito is notable for voicing the character Louis Bouvet in Golgo 13, Hizashi Hyuga in both Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden, Koji Hamada in Detective Conan, and many more.

7. Hiroshi Tsuchida as the Front Man

Japanese voice actor Hiroshi Tsuchida is voicing the Front Man, the commander-in-charge of the game. The character is played by Korean actor Lee Byung-Hun.

Hiroshi Tsuchida is known to voice in Attack on Titan as Grisha Jaeger, Black Clover as Damnatio Kira, Fairy Tail as Ezel, and many more.


Time to re-watch and switch the dub to Japanese!

Netflix describes the series as:

Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children's games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes.


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📷 Photo: Netflix


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