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

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

Anyway, Nobuyuki Hiyama is a voice actor well-known for his [[LargeHam dramatic yelling]], and powerful {{Battle Cr|y}}ies. Thus making him the [[PigeonholedVoiceActor go-to actor]] for {{Hotblooded}}, [[TheHero Heroic]] characters.

He's quite prolific according to ANN, with fans nicknaming him as '''The King of Braves/Yuusha-Oh''' for his accomplishment in earning not just one, but ''two'' [[TheProtagonist leading roles]] within the [[SuperRobotGenre Super Robot]] Anime/BraveSeries franchise; namely, Guy Shishioh of ''[[Anime/GaoGaiGar The King of Braves GaoGaiGar]]'' fame, [[SequelDisplacement and]] Maito Senpuuji from ''Anime/TheBraveExpressMightGaine.''

For additional heroic bonus, he is also the man behind the character who wields the Triforce of COURAGE himself--Adult Link [[note]]his grunts and yells anyways.[[/note]] from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', and Fierce Deity Link of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''.

However, people should not forget that it was Hiyama's [[IceQueen cold]], and [[TheStoic cool-headed]] characters [[StarMakingRole that gave him his breakthrough to begin with]]. Namely, Hiei of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. He is also capable of doing [[ChessMaster calculating]], and [[PsychopathicManchild psychopathic]] 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.

!Tropes associated with Hiyama:
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: [[Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa Morikawa]]'s the [[TheDitz boke]], while Hiyama is the [[OnlySaneMan tsukkomi]].
* FanNickname: Hi-chan, The King of Braves, and "[[MemeticMutation The King of (insert character's description here)]]" for his character's nicknames.
** Details can be found in his [[Trivia/NobuyukiHiyama Trivia Page]].
* TheHero: Ever since he landed the role of [[Anime/TheBraveExpressMightGaine Maito Senpuuji]], he proceeds to earn the package of at least ''One-Hero-Protagonist-Per-Year'' for a total of ''7 years'' '''straight'''! Check for details in his [[Trivia/NobuyukiHiyama Trivia Page]].
--> '''Hiyama:''' "[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome I believe I've done a great job fighting for justice in the 90's]]." [[note]]From Gurren Lagann Radio episode 23.[[/note]]
* 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:
** Hiyama's pretty infamous in the industry for being "[[NoIndoorVoice annoyingly loud]]," but Hiyama takes it as a positive compliment than a negative one.
-->'''Hiyama:''' "It's not me who's loud, [[NeverMyFault you guys are just way too quiet]]." [[note]][=RadiPuri=] (Prince of Tennis Radio) episode 355.[[/note]]
** [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseDialects Chugoku]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C5%ABgoku_dialect Regional Accent]]: The Hiroshima Prefecture is known for [[WorldOfHam breeding pork for generations]]. And yet Hiyama's the only one from his generation of seiyuus who fully hons the classic Hiroshima Dialect. Check [[Trivia/NobuyukiHiyama Trivia]] for details.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Ramen, Ramen, '''RAAAAAAAAAAMEEEEEEEEENNNNNN!!!!!!'''


* 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 Arisawa (''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]]'')
* Franken the Dog and Leader Panda in ''Manga/HellsAngels''
* 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...
* [[TheHero Future]] [[PlayerCharacter Warrior]] (Male Character Voice 05) in ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse''
* General Goro in ''Anime/YattermanNight''
* Girinma in ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5''.
* [=King Glm do Bridon/Sword of Glm=] in ''[[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magiranger the Movie: Bride of Infershia]]''
* Guy Shishioh in ''[[Anime/GaoGaiGar King of Braves GaoGaiGar]]'', ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsBX'' 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''
* Hayato Kobayashi in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam--A New Translation]]'' compilation movie series along with a couple of game appearances since 2005. [[TheOtherDarrin Darrin]] original actor Kiyonobu Suzuki due to his scheduling conflicts.
* 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 [[MemeticMutation memes generator]] than getting [[ActorAllusion actor allusioned]] because of how iconic the character is.
* Hikitsu (''Manga/FushigiYuugi''/''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'')
* Hitomonji Kobayashi in ''Manga/CheekyAngel''
* 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'')
* Kamikaze Taishou (GoseiSentaiDairanger)
* Kazuma Suzuka (''[[VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorialGirlsSide Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 1]]'')
* [[CrossdressingVoices Ms King Penguin]] in ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'' with Toshiyuki also voicing Mama Panda.
* Kouki Maeno in ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}''
* 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''
* Li Kouyuu in ''LightNovel/SaiunkokuMonogatari'' Season 1 and 2.
* Libra Genbu (''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega'')
* Adult Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'', ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur II]]'' ([[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] version).
** Fierce Deity Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''
* Long-Eien Hao of ''[[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/cookingfighter/cookingfighter.htm Cooking Fighter Hao: The Blazing Chef]]'' (PS1)
* 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''.
* TheNarrator for [[Creator/{{Sunrise}} Sunrise's]] entire ''[[Franchise/{{Gundam}} Gundam MS Douga Zukan]]'' series.
* Papa Sidney Lewis (''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamMSIGLOO Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: The Gravity Front]]'')
* Pootan in ''Manga/CromartieHighSchool''
* Rai Ryuuga of ''Manga/GingaSengokuGunyuudenRai''
** This guy is Hiyama's second protagonist role, so old and rare, that it's in much need to KeepCirculatingTheTapes.
* 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)
* Seiichi (a.k.a. The Director) Kinoshita in ''Anime/{{Shirobako}}''
* 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 Creator/NorioWakamoto in ''IV''
* Skyfire ([[DubNameChange Jetfire]]) in ''Anime/TransformersEnergon''
* Sneak Brothers the Younger in ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''.
* Space Detective 556 ("Kogoro") in ''Manga/KeroroGunsou''
* Suguru Kashiwagi in ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru''
* Sulfur Pot in ''LightNovel/AccelWorld''
* Taisuke Yamori in ''Manga/SoreGaSeiyuu''
* 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/FairyMusketeers''
* The [[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer Vegan]] {{Mooks}} (''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'')
** "''ONORE'' '''GRENDIZER'''!!!!"
* Veigue Lungberg (''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'') ('''"KUREAAAAAAAAA~~!!"''')
* Viral (''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'') (Initially PlayingAgainstType, until his HeelFaceTurn)
* [[spoiler:V]]oyage[[spoiler:r]] in ''LightNovel/HumanityHasDeclined''
* 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 ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU''
* 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.

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