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'''DESCRIBE! NOBUYUKI HIYAMA! HEEEEEEEEEERE! [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime HYAAAAHT]]!'''

Sure, sure, but please, not so loud... *pulls out earplugs*

Anyway, Nobuyuki Hiyama is a seiyuu, well-known for his [[LargeHam dramatic yelling]], thus making him the [[PigeonholedVoiceActor go-to seiyuu]] for HotBlooded characters. He's quite prolific according to ANN, and fans nickname him '''King of Braves/Yuusha-Oh''', not just for his ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' role as Guy Shishioh, but the fact that he's done [[SequelDisplacement ANOTHER]] ''Anime/BraveSeries'' protagonist, Maito Senpuuji from ''Anime/TheBraveExpressMightGaine'', the Brave project before ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' that played the key role of planting down the seeds of the now Constitution of Bravery. In addition to this, he has also voiced Adult Link (his grunts and yells anyways) from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', who wielded the Triforce of COURAGE! However, he is also capable of doing cold, calculating characters, psycho characters, and cool-headed characters. But yeah, his main forte is Hotbloodedness. God bless the souls of [[Creator/VicMignogna those]] [[Creator/MichaelSinterniklaas few]] [[Creator/ChuckHuber English]] [[Creator/SamRiegel VAs]] daring enough to dub his voice.

As [[IAmBigBoned odd]] as he may seem, this guy usually plays ''[[{{hunk}} steamy]] [[JustForPun hot]] [[{{bishonen}} bishonens]]'' thanks to his uniquely sexy voice. [[note]]But hey, he's doing better lately. Plus, he's got some [[HellBentForLeather great taste]] [[SharpDressedMan in clothing]] to make up for it.[[/note]]

[[HeterosexualLifePartners Best buds]] with Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa, and [[TrueCompanions close friends]] with Creator/HikaruMidorikawa, and Music/MegumiHayashibara, as hinted in her biography manga, [[http://nnanime.com/megumi-toon/mgbk118.html Megumi-Toon]]. [[note]]Hiyama is coded as "H-Yama-kun."[[/note]]

For more interesting stuff about him and his characters, see his [[Trivia/NobuyukiHiyama Trivia Page]].

He [[WMG/{{Naruto}} may or may be related]] to the creation of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s Might Guy, due to the origin of his Yuusha-Oh nickname.

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!Tropes associated with Hiyama:
* BigFun: While he's never been "fat" by any real stretch, his physique has always been a little pudgy (mainly due to his petite height), and many seiyuu have said he's a lot of fun to be around.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: [[Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa Morikawa]]'s the boke, while Hiyama is the tsukkomi.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: From the view of the male fanbase, most of his characters represent the image of the ideal [[{{hunk}} masculine man]], in which most men would look up to. Therefore, fanboys can't help but to squee ''louder'' than the fangirls whenever his presence is known.
* FanNickname: Hi-chan, The King of Braves, and "The King of _(insert character's description here)_" for his character's nicknames.
** Details can be found in his [[Trivia/NobuyukiHiyama Trivia Page]].
* HotBlooded: Yes, he is THE living example. Any recording studio his works in will be raised 3℃ higher in temperature ''instantly'' once he raises his voice.
* LargeHam
** [[DrunkWithPower Drunk With Hamminess]]: Creator/HirokiYasumoto learned it the hard way when he went out for a drink with Hiyama the first time and didn't know Hiyama's voice would become incredibly powerful when Hiyama gets drunk. ...That macho man got his heart stopped.
** HamToHamCombat: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjTCmzVNYdM Got to engage in one]] with Creator/TomokazuSeki as homage to their [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam famous]] [[Anime/GaoGaiGar roles]].
** LargeHamRadio: Hiyama developed his passion for voice-related media from his hard core junior high, and high school [[SchoolClubsAreSeriousBusiness radio club]] background. Without a doubt, we absolutely '''guarantee''' you that he'll deliver them whenever he host one or ''attend'' one.
* ShrinkingViolet: Surprisingly, he was this in the DVD commentary of Grenadier where his character appeared. He had never done a commentary before and was really nervous.
* TheSmartGuy / ShorterMeansSmarter: At 166 cm [[note]]5'5"[[/note]] high, he's surprisingly petite for a guy. Yet he flourishes in the liberal arts back in his school days, and is proven very knowledgeable in a broad range of subjects, from baseball, to biology, on to his most favorite subject, history.
** He mentioned that he usually finds himself at the top ranks ''nationally'' whenever he plays ''VideoGame/QuizMagicAcademy''.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Ramen, Ramen, '''RAAAAAAAAAAMEEEEEEEEENNNNNN!!!!!!'''
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* Airs Blue (''Anime/InfiniteRyvius'')
** When he's not Blue, you'll catch him most notably as the announcer/reporter for both the ship and news broadcasts, and [[spoiler: as one of the elite students]].
* Atsushi (''Manga/KusattaKyoushinoHouteishiki'')
* Axel (''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series)
* Balmung (''[[Franchise/DotHack .hack//]]'')
* Batsu Ichimonji (''VideoGame/RivalSchools'', ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'', ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'')
* [=BlackWarGreymon=] (''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'')
** Seraphimon (''Anime/DigimonFrontier'')
** [=SlashAngemon=] (''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'')
* Bobby Briggs (Dana Ashbrook) in the Japanese dub of ''TwinPeaks: [[TheMovie Fire Walk With Me]]''.
* Bomber the Great in ''Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger''
* Cyborg Butler in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''
** A butler who resembles Viral from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' and uses Guy's moves from ''Anime/GaoGaiGar''.
* Date Masamune, Fuuma Kotarou, Honganji Kennyo (''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'')
** Kennyo's one of the rare instances Hiyama voices an older man.
* Demitri Maximoff, Pyron, and Donovan Baine (''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'') ([[PlayingAgainstType Playing VERY against type in all mentioned roles]])
** He was only Donovan in ''Night Warriors''. In ''Vampire Savior 2'' he was replaced by Creator/JurotaKosugi.
* Diabel in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''
* {{The Flash}} in the Japanese dub of ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Batman: The Brave and the Bold]]''.
* Forte/Bass (''[[VideoGame/MegaMan Rockman]]'')
* Professor Franklamb Stein (''LightNovel/MacademiWasshoi'')
** A teacher who gives HotBlooded speeches... about {{moe}} and [[PettingZooPeople girls with]] [[CuteMonsterGirl animal ears and tails.]] It's a little bizarre, but considering his Harunobu Madarame role below...
* Girinma in ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5''.
* [=King Glm do Bridon/Sword of Glm=] in ''[[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magiranger the Movie: Bride of Infershia]]''
* Guy Shishioh (Anime/BraveSeries ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' and the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha'' series
** This is the role that won him his "King of Braves" FanNickname and is considered as one the most famous roles of his career. Tends to get shoved into the ActorAllusion and ShoutOut pits pretty frequently.
* Haken Browning (''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars [[OriginalGeneration OG Saga]]: VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'', ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'')
* Harunobu Madarame (''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'')
** A HotBlooded {{otaku}} with a 2-D complex, who gives his hobbies a higher priority than ''eating''. Is probably a fan of at least one of the ([[BlandNameProduct copyright-infringement-averse analogues]] ) animes the seiyuu has been in.
* Hatsuden Banki in ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger''
* Hiei (''Manga/YuYuHakusho'') (StarMakingRole)
** The most memorable and iconic role on Hiyama's resume, but compared to his other characters, Hiei's more of a Memes Generator than getting [[ActorAllusion actor allusioned]] because of how iconic the character is.
* Hikitsu (''Manga/FushigiYuugi''/''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'')
* Hitomonji Kobayashi in ''Manga/TenshiNaKonamaiki''
* Ikkaku Madarame (''Manga/{{Bleach}}'')
* Isato Kaiza/Gowcaizer (''VideoGame/VoltageFighterGowcaizer'')
* Jackal (''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'')
* Jackal Kuwahara (''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'')
* Joe Higashi (''VideoGame/FatalFury[=/=]VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'')
* Kada (''Shin VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou'')
* Kazuma Suzuka (''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial Girl's Side 1'')
* [[CrossdressingVoices Ms King Penguin]] in ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'' with Toshiyuki also voicing Mama Panda.
* Kora (''Anime/LegendOfHimiko'')
* Kouji Tetsuya (''Anime/ShinkonGattaiGodannar'')
* Kojyuuro Takeda (''VisualNovel/TheyAreMyNobleMasters'')
** We knew long before this role that Nobuyuki could scream in a HotBlooded way, but this role is notable for proving that he can ''whisper'' that way, too.
* Kouta Hirano in ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead''.
** Hiyama is noted to look similar to Kouta, but this was just a coincidence, and not an InkSuitActor case.
* Kunio Yamanobe the Geography Teacher (''Manga/SketDance'')
** Shares related voicing style with One Piece's Mr.3.
* Tower Tycoon Kurotsugu (Palmer) in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
* Kyokuni Azuma in ''Manga/DiamondNoAce''
* Leon in ''QuizMagicAcademy''
** [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience The]] FieryRedhead IdiotHero student who aims to be an intelligent wizard.
* Li Kouyuu in ''LightNovel/SaiunkokuMonogatari'' Season 1 and 2.
* Libra Genbu (''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega'')
* Adult Link (''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'', ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur II]]'' ([[NintendoGameCube GameCube]] version))
* Longarm/Shockwave in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' (Japanese dub)
* Maito Senpuuji (''Anime/TheBraveExpressMightGaine'') ([[SequelDisplacement His first protagonist role]])
* Makoto Kyogoku in ''Manga/DetectiveConan''
* Masanosuke Date (''VisualNovel/LimeIroSenkitan'')
* [[MysteriousProtector The]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist Masked]] [[WalkingSpoiler Warrior]] in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''
** ([[spoiler: Actually, Masked Warrior'''s'''; the Liese twins Lotte and Aria in disguise]])
* Mr. 3 in ''Manga/OnePiece'', where he pulls off SmugSnake rather well.
* Muruta Azrael (''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'') (PlayingAgainstType)
* Mutou Mushiten (''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'')
* The narrator and Tachibana of the Anti-Zodiarts Union of ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''
* The minor villain Neon in ''[[Manga/GetterRobo Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo]]'' reprized in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGC''.
* Papa Sidney Lewis (''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamMSIGLOO Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: The Gravity Front]]'')
* Pootan in ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool''
* Rampage in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' (Japanese dub)
* Sambash in ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman''
* Sandalphon (''Deus Machina VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}'')
* Scott Fuller in ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'' (Japanese dub, and also one of his first dub roles)
* Shin in ''Anime/CowboyBebop''
* Shiro Amada (''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'', ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Super Robot Wars Impact]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Super Robot Wars Advance Portable]]'')
* Shuren of the Flames (''[[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Shin Kyuseishu Densetsu (Legend Of The True Savior): Fist Of The North Star]]'' movies and OriginalVideoAnimation)
* Siegfried Schtauffen (''VideoGame/SoulSeries'')
** He was labeled as Nightmare for ''Soulcalibur'' 1 and 2 as the two were one and the same in the story back then.
** He was also Yoshimitsu for a time, but then got replaced by NorioWakamoto in ''IV''
* Skyfire ([[DubNameChange Jetfire]]) in ''Anime/TransformersEnergon''
* Sneak Brothers the Younger in ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''.
* Space Detective 556 ("Kogoro") in ''Manga/KeroroGunsou''
* Sulfur Pot in ''LightNovel/AccelWorld''
* Takeshi Nakazato, leader of the Night Kids in ''Manga/InitialD''
* Teppa Aizen in ''[[Anime/{{Grenadier}} Grenadier ~The Smiling Senshi~]]''.
* Teppei Takamiya (''Anime/BtX'')
* Uzu Sanageyama (''Anime/KillLaKill'') ('''"MEN! DOU! KOTE!"''')[[note]] Repeat multiple times[[/note]]
* Val in ''Anime/OtogiJuushiAkazukin''
* The [[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer Vegan]] {{Mooks}} (''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'')
** "''KANARAZU KAETTEKURUZO!''"
** "''ONORE'' '''GRENDIZER'''!!!!"
* Veigue Lungberg (''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'') ('''"KUREAAAAAAAAA~~!!"''')
* Viral (''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'') (Initially PlayingAgainstType, until his HeelFaceTurn)
* [[spoiler:V]]oyage[[spoiler:r]] in ''LightNovel/JinruiWaSuitaiShimashita''
* Wilhelm in the ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' series.
** Notable because he's playing against type, since Wilhelm's voice is monotone.
* William "Bill" Matheson (''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'')
** The older fanbase would often state the level of [[InkSuitActor similarities]] between William and Brian's character design to Hiyama and Morikawa's own persona, but this is coincidental.
* The Wolf Imagin in ''Series/KamenRiderDenO''
* Yoshiteru Zaimokuza in ''{{Yahari Ore No Seishun Love Come Wa Machigatteiru}}''
* Yuito Kisaragi/Misty Knight (''Anime/KaitouTenshiTwinAngel'')
* Yushiro Gowa (''Anime/{{Gasaraki}}'')
* Yutaka "Panties" Itazu (''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'')
** Specially appointed in need for his Hiroshima accent, and bares a striking resemblance to Hiyama. From their [[http://imgur.com/zyqXBur hardcore love of their prefecture baseball team]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshima_Toyo_Carp The Hiroshima Toyo Carp]], to their natural brushy wavy hair, down to the close location of their beauty marks [[note]]Panties' mark is on his lower right eye, while Hiyama's is on his right smile line.[[/note]], it's pretty obvious that this was an InkSuitActor case done on purpose.

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'''[[DisappearsIntoLight HIKARI NI NAREEEEEEEE!]]'''
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