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Nobutoshi Canna (神奈 延年 Kanna Nobutoshi?) is a seiyū who was born Nobutoshi Hayashi (林 延年 Hayashi Nobutoshi?) on June 10, 1968 in Tokyo. Canna is currently affiliated with Aoni Production.

He is most known for the roles of Tasuki (Fushigi Yūgi), Ban Mido (GetBackers), Nnoitra (Bleach), Basara Nekki (Macross 7), Kabuto Yakushi (Naruto), Guts (Berserk), Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog series of games and the anime Sonic X) and Li Pailong (Shaman King).

Notable voice roles


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  • Canna worked as Nobutoshi Hayashi up until December 1999
  • His birthday is on the same day as Yūsuke Numata.
  • Is a good friend of fellow seiyu Showtaro Morikubo. Also, Nobutoshi stood in for Showtaro for an episode of Naruto: episode 141 (Showtaro voices Shikamaru Nara, while Nobutoshi normally voices Kabuto Yakushi). The pair voiced close partners in GetBackers.
  • He has worked in various titles along with Toshiyuki Morikawa where their characters are mostly related to each other, be it antagonistic rivalry or friends:
    • In Slam Dunk, Nobutoshi voiced Soichiro Jin and Toshiyuki voiced Nobunaga Kiyota, two ace players of Kainan High. In addition, they also voiced two members of Sakuragi's gang: Mito Yohei (Toshiyuki) and Ookusu Yuji (Nobutoshi)
    • In Berserk, Nobutoshi voiced the protagonist Guts, while Toshiyuki voiced Guts' rival and the antagonist, Griffith.
    • The relation is resumed in Super Robot Wars Original Generations, where Nobutoshi voiced Axel Almer, rival of Toshiyuki's Kyosuke Nanbu.
    • Nobutoshi is chosen as the seiyuu of Nnoitra Jiruga in Bleach, once again reuniting with Toshiyuki, who voiced several characters there (one of them, Kaname Tōsen, currently belongs to the same allegiance Nnoitra is in).
    • Though their characters are unrelated, both Nobutoshi and Toshiyuki have lent their voice work to the Soul Calibur series. Nobutoshi voiced Maxi, while Toshiyuki voiced Mitsurugi Heishiro.
    • They co-worked again as unrelated characters on The Story of Saiunkoku season 1 and 2, Nobutoshi voices Tei Yūshun, Toshiyuki voices Ran Shūei.


  1. Oochi, Yoko. "The Official Art of Fate/stay night". (January 2007) Newtype USA. pp. 101-107.
  • Nakagami, Yoshikatsu. "The Official Art of AIR". (October 2007) Newtype USA. pp. 135–141.
  • Endo, Akira et al. "Voice Actor Spotlight". (November 2006) Newtype USA. pp. 110–111.

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