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 dramatic yelling
for young characters, thus making him the go-to seiyuu
of Hot Blooded
characters. He's quite prolific according to ANN, and fans nickname him King of Braves/Yuusha-Oh
, not just for his Gao Gai Gar
role as Guy Shishioh, but the fact that he's done ANOTHER Brave Series
protagonist, Maito Senpuuji from The Brave Express Might Gaine
, the Brave project before Gao Gai Gar
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 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 Hot Bloodedness
. God bless the souls of those few English VAs
daring enough to dub over his voice.
As somewhat odd
as he may seem, this guy usually plays bishonen
thanks to his unique sexy voice. (But hey, he's doing better lately. Plus, he's got some great taste in clothing
to make up for it.)Best buds
with Toshiyuki Morikawa
, and close friends
with Hikaru Midorikawa
He may or may be related
with the creation of Naruto
's Might Guy due to the origin of his Yuusha-Oh nickname.
Tropes associated with Hiyama:
- Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Morikawa's the boke, while Hiyama is the tsukkomi.
- Fan Nickname: Hi-chan (pronounced as "Hee-chan"), The King of Braves, and "The King of _(insert character's description here)_" for his character's nicknames.
- 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
- Large Ham Radio: Hiyama comes from a radio club background. Without a doubt, we absolutely guarantee you that he'll deliver them whenever he host one or attend one.
- Playing Against Type: Every now and then. Tachibana is the Chessmaster. Younger is one of the comedic villains.
- Relationship Voice Actor: Most notably with Keiji Fujiwara (with Hiyama always as some form of commander and Fujiwara as some form of his right-hand-man,) Katsuyuki Konishi (teammates... one way or the other,) Toshiyuki Morikawa (friends,) Hikaru Midorikawa (The Hero vs. The Rival respectively,) and most recently Yukari Tamura (young, cute heroine with manly hero/partner).
- Special note regarding the Hero-Rival thing with Midorkawa. The main difference between Hiyama's character rivalry relationship and Takehito Koyasu's rivalry relationship, is that Hiyama would pretty much always be on The Hero's side, while Koyasu on the other hand would often switch around the hero-rival roles with Midorikawa... and the latter pair somehow by fate see their rivalry as an extreme Serious Business.
- The Smart Guy/Shorter Means Smarter: At 166 cm high, he's surprisingly petite for a guy. Yet he's proven very knowledgeable in various subjects, especially history.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Ramen, Ramen, Ramen!
- Hiei (YuYu Hakusho) (Star-Making Role)
- Maito Senpuuji (Brave Series Might Gaine) (His first protagonist role)
- Joe Higashi (Fatal Fury/The King Of Fighters)
- William "Bill" Matheson (Marmalade Boy)
- Hikitsu (Fushigi Yuugi/Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden)
- Siegfried Schtauffen (Soul Series) (he was also 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 got replaced by Norio Wakamoto in IV
- Teppei Takamiya (B't X)
- Shiro Amada (Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Super Robot Wars Impact and Super Robot Wars Advance Portable)
- Guy Shishioh (Brave Series Gao Gai Gar and the Super Robot Wars Alpha series, the role that won him his "King of Braves" title and probably his most famous role)
- Yushiro Gowa (Gasaraki)
- 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.
- Balmung (.hack//)
- Kazuma Suzuka (Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 1)
- Mr. 3 in One Piece, where he pulls off Smug Snake rather well.
- BlackWarGreymon (Digimon Adventure 02)
- Muruta Azrael (Mobile Suit Gundam SEED) (Playing Against Type.)
- Ikkaku Madarame (Bleach)
- Viral (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann) (Playing Against Type, at least initially)
- Space Detective 556 ("Kogoro") in Keroro Gunsou
- Madarame Harunobu (Genshiken) - a Hot Blooded 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 (copyright-infringement-averse analogues of) anime the seiyuu has been in.
- Val in Otogi Juushi Akazukin
- Girinma in Yes! Pretty Cure 5.
- 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.
- Teppa Aizen in Grenadier ~The Smiling Senshi~.
- Kouji Tetsuya (Shinkon Gattai Godannar!!)
- Li Kouyuu in Saiunkoku Monogatari Season 1 and 2.
- Cyborg Butler in Hayate the Combat Butler, who resembles Viral from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and uses Guy's moves from Gao Gai Gar.
- Professor Franklamb Stein (Macademi Wasshoi), who gives Hot Blooded speeches... about moe and girls with animal ears and tails. It's a little bizarre, but considering his Madarame role above...
- Papa Sidney Lewis (Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: The Gravity Front)
- Yutaka "Panties" Itazu (Eden Of The East)
- Specially appointed in need for his Hiroshima accent. Bares quite a striking resemblance to Hiyama (even their beauty mark location's the same), probably an Ink Suit Actor case done on purpose.
- Kada (Shin Koihime†Musou)
- Kouta Hirano in Highschool Of The Dead.
- Hiyama is noted to look extremely similar to Kouta, a coincidental case of Ink Suit Actor.
- Kunio Yamanobe the Geography Teacher (Sket Dance)
- Shares related voicing style with One Piece's Mr.3.
- Libra Genbu (Saint Seiya Omega)
- Batsu Ichimonji (Rival Schools, Tatsunoko Vs Capcom)
- Forte/Bass (Rockman)
- Adult Link (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Smash Bros and Super Smash Bros Melee, Soulcalibur II (GameCube version))
- Wilhelm in the Xenosaga series. Notable because he's playing against type, since Wilhelm's voice is monotone.
- Veigue Lungberg (Tales Of Rebirth) ("KUREAAAAAAAAA~~!!")
- Haken Browning (Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier)
- 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.)
- Axel (Disgaea 2, Disgaea 3, Disgaea 4)
- Shuren of the Flames (Shin Kyuseishu Densetsu (Legend Of The True Savior): Fist Of The North Star movies and Original Video Animation)
- Tower Tycoon Kurotsugu (Palmer) in Pokémon
- The Vegan Mooks (Super Robot Wars Z)
- "KANARAZU KAETTEKURUZO!"
- "ONORE GRENDIZER!!!!"
- Sandalphon (Deus Machina Demonbane)
- The Flash in the Japanese dub of Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
- Bobby Briggs (Dana Ashbrook) in the Japanese dub of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.
- Sambash in Seijuu Sentai Gingaman
- Bomber the Great in Chouriki Sentai Ohranger
- The Wolf Imagin in Kamen Rider Den-O
- Masanosuke Date (Lime Iro Senkitan)
- Yuito Kisaragi/Misty Knight (Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel)
- Isato Kaiza/Gowcaizer (Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer)
- Makoto Kyogoku in Detective Conan
- The narrator and Tachibana of the Anti-Zodiarts Union of Kamen Rider Fourze
- The minor villain Neon in Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo reprized in Super Robot Wars GC.
- Rampage in Beast Wars (Japanese dub)
- Longarm/Shockwave in Transformers Animated (Japanese dub)
- Skyfire (Jetfire) in Transformers Energon
- Sneak Brothers the Younger in Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.
- Ms King Penguin in Shirokuma Cafe with Toshiyuki also voicing Mama Panda.
- Diabel in Sword Art Online
- Sulfur Pot in Accel World
- Voyager in Jinrui Wa Suitai Shimashita
- Scott Fuller in From Dusk Till Dawn (Japanese dub, and also one of his first roles)
HIKARI NI NAREEEEEEEE!!!