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
, thus making him the go-to seiyuu
characters. He's quite prolific according to ANN, and fans nickname him King of Braves/Yuusha-Oh
, not just for his GaoGaiGar
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 note
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 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
with Toshiyuki Morikawa
, and close friends
with Hikaru Midorikawa
, and Megumi Hayashibara
, as hinted in her biography manga, Megumi-Toon
For more interesting stuff about him and his characters, see his Trivia Page
He may or may be related
to the creation of Naruto
's Might Guy, due to the origin of his Yuusha-Oh nickname.
Tropes associated with Hiyama:
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 (Disgaea series)
- 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 GaoGaiGar and the Super Robot Wars Alpha series
- 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 Shirokuma Cafe with Toshiyuki also voicing Mama Panda.
- 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 Saiunkoku Monogatari Season 1 and 2.
- Libra Genbu (Saint Seiya Omega)
- Adult Link (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee, Soulcalibur II (GameCube version))
- Long-Eien Hao of Cooking Fighter Hao: The Blazing Chef (PS1, 1998)
- Longarm/Shockwave in Transformers Animated (Japanese dub)
- 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 Warriors; the Liese twins Lotte and Aria in disguise)
- Mr. 3 in One Piece, where he pulls off 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 Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo reprized in 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 Beast Wars (Japanese dub)
- Sambash in Seijuu Sentai Gingaman
- Sandalphon (Deus Machina Demonbane)
- Scott Fuller in From Dusk Till Dawn (Japanese dub, and also one of his first dub roles)
- 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, Super Robot Wars Impact and Super Robot Wars Advance Portable)
- Shuren of the Flames (Shin Kyuseishu Densetsu (Legend Of The True Savior): Fist Of The North Star movies and 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 (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann) (Initially Playing Against Type, until his Heel-Face Turn)
- Voyager in Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
- Wilhelm in the Xenosaga series.
- 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!