I have no idea what that means but what confidence!
Pretty much the precursor of Nobuyuki Hiyama and the Ur-Example when it comes to Hot-Blooded characters. Akira Kamiya (born September 18, 1946) 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 (which is why after the first Super Robot Wars Z, most of the series starring him tend to not get included (or in the case of Getter Robo, they use continuities that starred his replacement for Ryoma Nagare, Hideo Ishikawa) to spare him from doing new Hot-Blooded screams that could've been hazardous for him), thus prefers teaching and tutoring the next generation of voice actors.
Did 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. Officially replaced by Katsuyuki Konishi, although there are occasional exceptions)
- Ryuken in DD Fist of the North Star
- Ryo Saeba in City Hunter and AngelHeart. And actually reprised him for Jump Force (Mokkori! His personal favorite. He didn't reprise for Kenshiro above despite being included in the same game because at least Ryo doesn't use super loud and long Kiai)
- Monsieur Mokkori and Ryo's psycologist in the Japanese dub of City Hunter: The Cupid's Perfume
- Kinnikuman in Kinnikuman (Gyuudon hitotsuji san-byaku-nen, hayai no umai no yasui no! *BAM*)
- 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)
- Aside from the voiced Super Robot Wars games that uses the 70s anime version of the Getter Team, he also reprised Ryoma in the PS1 game, Getter Robo: Daikessen, being the only returning actor from any previous entry.
- 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 Toru Okawa)
- He is also the Japanese voice of Beetle in Thumbelina.
- Logan in the Japanese dub of Logan's Run
- Kogoro Mouri of Detective Conan. Replaced by Rikiya Koyama.
- Crown Prince Sincline in GoLion
- Kuston Brown in Brigadoon: Marin and Melan
- Guy Kazama in Last Alert
- Gunmazin in Chouriki Sentai Ohranger
- Black Cross Fuhrer in the Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger movie Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle
- Adult Chirin from Ringing Bell
- 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
- Perseus Algol, Carina Atlas, Duhbe Siegfried in Saint Seiya
- John Kyosuke Hiba in the OVA of Dog Soldier.
- Pipimi in Episode 4B of Pop Team Epic
- Bo Duke in the Japanese dub of The Dukes of Hazzard
- Keigo Kyogoku in Sakura Wars 2: Thou Shalt Not Die
- Gobo Fraggle in the Japanese dub of Fraggle Rock
- Prince Shotoku in Time Bokan: The Villains Strike Back