Hiroaki Hirata (平田 広明 Hirata Hiroaki?) is a Japanese actor, voice actor and narrator who was born on August 7, 1963 from Tokyo. He is the founder of Hirata Production.
Role in the Devil May Cry seriesEdit
Hirata is the voice actor who played as the role of Vergil in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. Since then, Hirata reprised his role in Project X Zone 2, Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition and Devil May Cry 5.
He is most known for the roles of Sanji (One Piece), Sha Gojyo (Saiyuki), Kotetsu T. Kaburagi (Tiger & Bunny), Mutta Nanba (Space Brothers) and the Narrator of Digimon Adventure. He is also the official Japanese dub-over artist for Johnny Depp and most recently voice acting as Mr. Kondo from the anime After the Rain.
He won the award for Best Actor in a leading role at the 6th Seiyu Awards for his work on Air Gear, One Piece and Tiger & Bunny.
- Hirata was chosen as the Japanese voice actor for Vergil by the developers of both Devil May Cry team and Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.
- Ryōta Niitsuma, the producer of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and producer and Hiroyuki Kobayashi found Hirata's voice is suits Vergil.