Describe —AAAATATATATATATATATATATATATATATA!!!! WAAA-TAAA!!!神谷 明KAMIYA AKIRA
Pretty much the precursor of Nobuyuki Hiyama
and the Ur Example
when it comes to Hot-Blooded
characters. Akira Kamiya is one of the earlier and most famous anime voice actors, being the favorite by several other veterans, and his characters, while mostly Hot-Blooded
, range from downright typical heroic, perverted or stoic. He is also one of the causes of the second voice actor boom. All good things would come to an end, however, as Akira himself has stated that as age caught up with him, he can no longer do all those famous role types again, thus prefers teaching and tutoring the next generation of voice actors
Does a lot of jobs as Super Robot
heroes, which is probably what makes him so legendary.
Some of his roles include:
- Kenshiro in Fist of the North Star (Toei Animation)
- Ryo Saeba in City Hunter (His personal favorite)
- Kinnikuman in Kinnikuman
- Mendou Shuutarou in Urusei Yatsura (WHAAAA!!! KURAI YO SEMAI YO KOWAI YO!!!!)
- Ryoma Nagare in Getter Robo(The classic and G versions, not the ones in Armageddon or Shin vs Neo or New, although he was the narrator for the first episode of Armageddon)
- Also in all Super Robot Wars console games that uses the 70s anime version of the Getter Team.
- Kazuya Ryuuzaki in Daimos, Super Robot Wars Alpha 2 and 3 and Super Robot Wars MX,
- Tadashi Daiba in Captain Harlock
- Akira Hibiki in Raideen, Shin Super Robot Wars, Super Robot Wars Alpha, Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden, Super Robot Wars Impact, Super Robot Wars MX, Super Robot Wars Alpha 3, and both Super Robot Wars Scramble Commander games
- Sanshiro Tsuwabuki in Gaiking, Shin Super Robot Wars, Super Robot Wars Alpha 2 and 3.
- Roy Focker in Macross, Macross Zero, Super Robot Wars Alpha, Alpha Gaiden, and Alpha 3, Super Robot Wars Scramble Commander the 2nd, and Another Century's Episode 2, 3, and R (though he only shows up at the beginning of the Macross Zero route)
- Professor Tomoe in Sailor Moon (Playing Against Type)
- Shun Mitaka in Maison Ikkoku. Playing Against Type again.
- Roll Kran in Dangaioh and Super Robot Wars Impact
- Iago (Japanese dub) in Aladdin and Kingdom Hearts (later replaced with Tōru Ōkawa)
- He is also the Japanese voice of Beetle in Thumbelina.
- Kogoro Mouri of Detective Conan. Replaced by Rikiya Koyama.
- Crown Prince Sincline in Go Lion
- Kuston Brown in Brigadoon: Marin and Melan
- Guy Kazama in Last Alert
- Black Cross Fuhrer in the Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger movie Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle
- Adult Chirin from Chirinno Suzu
- Bagdash in Legend of Galactic Heroes
- Kei in Geppy X, which was essentially himself doing a parody of Ryoma.
- The original announcer on Best Motoring
Wait a sec, what? That hardly qualifies as an article!