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He will show you the power of TRUE courage.
DESCRIBE! NOBUYUKI HIYAMA! HEEEEEEEEEERE! HYAAAAHT!
Sure, sure, but please, not so loud... *pulls out earplugs*
Anyway, Nobuyuki Hiyama is a seiyuu, well-known for his
, thus making him the
characters. He's quite prolific according to ANN, and fans nickname him
King of Braves/Yuusha-Oh
, not just for his
role as Guy Shishioh, but the fact that he's done
ANOTHER Brave Series
protagonist, Maito Senpuuji from
The Brave Express Might Gaine note
. In addition to this, he has also voiced Adult Link
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
, 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
those few English VAs
daring enough to dub his voice.
as he may seem, this guy usually plays
steamy hot bishonens
thanks to his uniquely sexy voice.
note Best buds
, as hinted in her biography manga,
For more interesting stuff about him and his characters, see his
may or may be related
to the creation of
's Might Guy, due to the origin of his Yuusha-Oh nickname.
Tropes associated with Hiyama: Big Fun: 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. Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Morikawa's the boke, while Hiyama is the tsukkomi. Even the Guys Want Him: From the view of the male fanbase, most of his characters represent the image of the ideal masculine man, in which most men would look up to. Therefore, fanboys can't help but to Squee than the fangirls either whenever his presence is known, or louder starts to shout. Fan Nickname: Hi-chan, The King of Braves, and "The King of _(insert character's description here)_" for his character's nicknames. The Hero: Ever since he landed the role of 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 Page. Hot-Blooded: 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. Large Ham The Smart Guy / 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. Shorter Means Smarter: At 166 cm high, he's surprisingly petite for a guy. Yet note He mentioned that he usually finds himself at the top ranks nationally whenever he plays . Quiz Magic Academy Trademark Favorite Food: Ramen, Ramen, RAAAAAAAAAAMEEEEEEEEENNNNNN!!!!!! ROGER! NOTABLE ROLES OF NOBUYUKI HIYAMA! SAFETY DEVICE.... RELEAAAASSSEEE!!! Airs Blue ( ) Infinite Ryvius When he's not Blue, you'll catch him most notably as the announcer/reporter for both the ship and news broadcasts, and as one of the elite students. Atsushi Arisawa ( ) Kusatta Kyoushino Houteishiki Axel ( series) Disgaea Balmung ( ) .hack// Batsu Ichimonji ( , Rival Schools , Tatsunoko vs. Capcom ) Project X Zone BlackWarGreymon ( ) Digimon Adventure 02 Bobby Briggs (Dana Ashbrook) in the Japanese dub of . Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Bomber the Great in Chouriki Sentai Ohranger Cyborg Butler in Hayate the Combat Butler Date Masamune, Fuuma Kotarou, Honganji Kennyo ( ) Samurai Warriors Kennyo's one of the rare instances Hiyama voices an older man. Demitri Maximoff, Pyron, and Donovan Baine ( ) ( Darkstalkers Playing VERY against type in all mentioned roles) He was only Donovan in Night Warriors. In Vampire Savior 2 he was replaced by Jurota Kosugi. Diabel in Sword Art Online The Flash in the Japanese dub of . Batman: The Brave and the Bold Forte/Bass ( ) Rockman Professor Franklamb Stein ( ) Macademi Wasshoi Girinma in . Yes! Pretty Cure 5 King Glúm do Bridon/Sword of Glúm in Magiranger the Movie: Bride of Infershia Guy Shishioh ( Brave Series and the GaoGaiGar series Super Robot Wars Alpha This is the role that won him his "King of Braves" Fan Nickname and is considered as one the most famous roles of his career. Tends to get shoved into the Actor Allusion and Shout-Out pits pretty frequently. Haken Browning ( , Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier ) Project X Zone Harunobu Madarame ( ) Genshiken Hatsuden Banki in Engine Sentai Go-onger Hiei ( ) ( YuYu Hakusho Star-Making Role) 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 actor allusioned because of how iconic the character is. Hikitsu ( / Fushigi Yuugi ) Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden Hitomonji Kobayashi in Tenshi Na Konamaiki Ikkaku Madarame ( ) Bleach Isato Kaiza/Gowcaizer ( ) Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer Jackal ( ) Bravely Default Jackal Kuwahara ( ) The Prince of Tennis Joe Higashi ( ) Fatal Fury/ The King of Fighters Kada ( Shin ) Koihime†Musou Kazuma Suzuka ( ) Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 1 Ms King Penguin in with Toshiyuki also voicing Mama Panda. Shirokuma Cafe Kouki Maeno in Mnemosyne Kora ( ) Legend Of Himiko Kouji Tetsuya ( ) Shinkon Gattai Godannar!! Kojyuuro Takeda ( ) They Are My Noble Masters We knew long before this role that Nobuyuki could scream in a Hot-Blooded way, but this role is notable for proving that he can whisper that way, too. Kouta Hirano in . Highschool of the Dead Hiyama is noted to look similar to Kouta, but this was just a coincidence, and not an Ink-Suit Actor case. Kunio Yamanobe the Geography Teacher ( ) Sket Dance Shares related voicing style with One Piece's Mr.3. Tower Tycoon Kurotsugu (Palmer) in Pokémon Kyokuni Azuma in Diamond no Ace Leon in Quiz Magic Academy Li Kouyuu in Season 1 and 2. Saiunkoku Monogatari Libra Genbu ( ) Saint Seiya Omega Adult Link ( , The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Super Smash Bros. , Super Smash Bros. Melee ( Soulcalibur II GameCube version)) Long-Eien Hao of ( Cooking Fighter Hao: The Blazing Chef PS1, 1998) Longarm/Shockwave in (Japanese dub) Transformers Animated Maito Senpuuji ( ) ( The Brave Express Might Gaine His first protagonist role) Makoto Kyogoku in Detective Conan Masanosuke Date ( ) Lime-iro Senkitan The Masked Warrior in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's ( Actually, Masked Warrior) s; the Liese twins Lotte and Aria in disguise Mr. 3 in , where he pulls off One Piece Smug Snake rather well. Muruta Azrael ( ) ( Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Playing Against Type) Mutou Mushiten ( ) Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger The narrator and Tachibana of the Anti-Zodiarts Union of Kamen Rider Fourze The minor villain Neon in reprized in Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo . Super Robot Wars GC Papa Sidney Lewis ( ) Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: The Gravity Front Pootan in Cromartie High School Rai Ryuuga of Ginga Sengoku Gunyuuden Rai Rampage in (Japanese dub) Beast Wars Sambash in Seijuu Sentai Gingaman Sandalphon ( Deus Machina ) Demonbane Scott Fuller in (Japanese dub, and also one of his first dub roles) From Dusk Till Dawn Seiichi (a.k.a. The Director) Kinoshita in Shirobako The anime director of Musashino Animation. Mellow yet passionate, a refreshingly great performance from Hiyama. Shin in Cowboy Bebop Shiro Amada ( , Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team and Super Robot Wars Impact ) Super Robot Wars Advance Portable Shuren of the Flames ( movies and Shin Kyuseishu Densetsu (Legend Of The True Savior): Fist Of The North Star Original Video Animation) Siegfried Schtauffen ( ) Soul Series 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 Norio Wakamoto in IV Skyfire ( Jetfire) in Transformers Energon Sneak Brothers the Younger in . Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Space Detective 556 ("Kogoro") in Keroro Gunsou Suguru Kashiwagi in Maria-sama ga Miteru Sulfur Pot in Accel World Takeshi Nakazato, leader of the Night Kids in Initial D Teppa Aizen in . Grenadier ~The Smiling Senshi~ Teppei Takamiya ( ) Bt X Uzu Sanageyama ( ) ( Kill la Kill "MEN! DOU! KOTE!") note Val in Otogi Juushi Akazukin The Vegan Mooks ( ) Super Robot Wars Z " KANARAZU KAETTEKURUZO!" " ONORE GRENDIZER!!!!" Veigue Lungberg ( ) ( Tales of Rebirth "KUREAAAAAAAAA~~!!") Viral ( ) (Initially Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Playing Against Type, until his Heel-Face Turn) Voyage r in Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita Wilhelm in the series. Xenosaga Notable because he's playing against type, since Wilhelm's voice is monotone. William "Bill" Matheson ( ) Marmalade Boy The older fanbase would often state the level of similarities between William and Brian's character design to Hiyama and Morikawa's own persona, but this is coincidental. The Wolf Imagin in Kamen Rider Den-O Yoshiteru Zaimokuza in Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru Yuito Kisaragi/Misty Knight ( ) Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel Yushiro Gowa ( ) Gasaraki Yutaka "Panties" Itazu ( ) Eden of the East HIKARI NI NAREEEEEEEE!