Mitsuo Iwata (岩田 光央, Iwata Mitsuo) is a Japanese actor, voice actor and singer who was born in Tokorozawa, Saitama. He is married to voice actress Rikako Aikawa. Mania.com praised him as "truly one of the greatest seiyuu". Otakunews.com complimented him for the role of Tetsuya from Outlanders. Mania.com comments on his role of Kintaro Oe (Golden Boy) that he "practiced months before hand, to the point of going hoarse from overwork, to perfect Kintaro's voice" and "there's no one who could replace him for this role". He is also known for the role of Kaneda in the 1988 anime film Akira and won the 7th Seiyu Awards for Best Personality in 2013. He was previously affiliated with Office Osawa and Across Entertainment, but is currently affiliated with Aoni Production.