Ichirō Nagai (永井 一郎, Nagai Ichirō, born May 10, 1931~January 27, 2014) was a Japanese voice actor from Ikeda, Osaka. He was best known for voicing Namihei Isono in Sazae-san, Dr. Sadō in the original Space Battleship Yamato franchise, the Narrator of Mobile Suit Gundam and Cherry in Urusei Yatsura.

He provided the voice of Konaki-Jijii in the 1968 and 1985 anime adaptations, as well as various guest characters in the 1st and 1971 series.

He also voiced Professor Faust in Akuma-kun.

Selected filmography

GeGeGe no Kitarō characters

Other Shigeru Mizuki works

Other Notable Works


Live Action

Dub Work


  • Following his death in 2014, his long-running roles of Namihei (Sazae-san) and Jirokichi (Detective Conan) were taken over by Kitarō voice actors Chafūrin and Kōsei Tomita respectively.
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