[[caption-width-right:350:Japan's Elvis.]]

''DAN DAN'' '''''[[{{Kiai}} TORYAAAAAAA!]]'''''
-->-- Opening to ''Anime/HurricanePolymar''

"Isao Sasaki" (originally Isao Yamada) is a prolific Japanese singer, known for singing opening and closing themes of various {{anime}} and {{tokusatsu}} shows especially aired in the [[TheSeventies 70's]] and [[TheEighties 80's]], though he occasionally sang songs from shows in the current millennium. He did some voice-acting, particularly in ''[[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Kagaku Ninja Tai Gatchaman]]'' and UchuuSenkanYamato.

Due to [[BadassBaritone his deep, charismatic voice]], comparable to ElvisPresley, most of his songs enter the CrowningMusicOfAwesome and even EarWorm levels. His works, particularly his older ones, are brimming with HotBlooded music that are quite memorable to this day. Japanese metal band ''[=ANIMETAL=]'' have remixed most of his songs.
He also has made many songs in English, [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish and a very good one at that.]]

You can look up his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isao_Sasaki Other Wiki]] entry for a full list of his portfolio.
Notable characters he has voiced:
* ''Joe Asakura aka Condor Joe'' from ''[[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Kagaku Ninja Tai Gatchaman]]'', a role he is quite famous for doing.
* ''Hajime Saito'' from UchuuSenkanYamato
* ''Gou Kato'' from ''AiShiteNight'', in which he voices a prospect rock star.
** [[NonSingingVoice Gou's songs however were sung by the late Ai Takano]] who was known for singing the opening theme to ''[[Series/KyojuuTokusouJuspion Juspion]]''.

Notable songs:
* While he didn't sing the opening of ''Gatchaman'', he did the openings for ''Gatchaman II'' and ''Gatchaman Fighter''
* ''Fight! Casshern'' and ''I Am the Neo Human'' - ''Anime/NeoHumanCasshern''
* ''Fight! Polymar'' and ''Tenshin! Polymar'' - ''Anime/HurricanePolymar''
* ''Space Battleship Yamato'' and ''Crimson Scarf'' -- ''SpaceBattleshipYamato''
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vei1AB31cKs Also, the opening in English.]]
* ''Getter Robo!'' and ''Gattai! Getter Robo!'' -- ''GetterRobo''
* ''Fly! Grendizer'' and ''Space's Monarch Grendizer'' - ''UFORoboGrendizer''
* ''Go! Goranger'', ''Himitsu Sentai Goranger'' (both done with MitsukoHorie), and other insert songs - ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger''
* ''JAKQ Dengeki Tai'', ''Someday the Flowers Will Bloom'', and other insert songs - ''Series/JAKQDengekiTai''
* ''Galaxy Express 999'' - ''GalaxyExpress999''
* ''Does Your Youth Shine?'' - ''Series/ChoujinkiMetalder''
* ''Midnight Dekaranger'' and ''Dekamaster NEVER STOP!'' - ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger''
* ''Mazinger Z'', ''Theme of Z'' and ''Our Mazinger Z'' - ''MazingerZ'' (those are in English, from the Hawaiian Dub)
* ''Captain Harlock'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfR1cjCPc8Y (In English)]] - ''CaptainHarlock''
* The opening theme of ''{{Daimos}}'': "Tate! Toushou Daimos".