Hey there troper! Remember me?
"Um...we're sorry, what's your name again?"
You've heard his voice, but can't remember where.
You've seen his character somewhere before, but can't piece together who he was.
But why can't anyone outside of his industry remember him? This was because his roles were all...
There were an oh-so-very few occasions where his characters pops out more prominently, but for most of his career? Not really. And why is there so many past tenses around here? Well, at the age of 49, his body decided to call quits on him, so he had no choice but to book an early flight to heaven on year 2016
Yup, Kazunari's that type of guy, and you know what they say: "When is a B-Player, stays a B-Player." He'll make sure to jump out of his photo and haunt you for reading this profile if you're in here to mourn for him. So without further ado, let's pull out those characters where he does showed character, shall we? As for the rest of those A-to-Z civilians of his, you'll need hire a professional Mook hunter for that big task.
Here are the dudes that people noticed and literally have names:
- Ghuli Galbras of Super Robot Wars V
- Hachirota "Hachimaki" Hoshin of Planetes (His only protagonist role)
- Ichiro Fujiki of Cheeky Angel
- Junya Kaneshiro of Persona 5
- Keishin Ukai of Haikyuu!! (up till Season 3 Ep.8)
- (The role that seriously made the audience paid attention to him)
- Katsuya Kimura of Hell Teacher Nube
- Kou Hikou of Soul Hunter
- Miyoshi Seikai Nyudo of Brave10
- Shinichirō Tamaki of Code Geass
- (Arguably the first role that had a broader audience noticing him)
- Tsutomu Rokutandou of Marmalade Boy
- Wen Hai Lee of Yakuza 0
While here are the titles where you may run into him from any and every corner:
- Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden
- Detective Conan (Known to be the youth version of Dr. Agasa)
- Dragon Ball (Throughout to Super)
- Dragonball Z (Large amounts of mooks alert)
- DragonQuest: Dais Big Adventure
- Galaxy Angel Rune (Large amounts of civilians alert)
- GeGeGe no Kitarō (1996)
- Get Backers
- Getter Robo Go
- Ghost Sweeper Mikami (Large amounts of mooks/civilians alert)
- King of Bandit Jing
- Kiteretsu Daihyakka
- Master Keaton
- One Piece
- Overman King Gainer
- Sailor Moon
- Slam Dunk
- Super Robot Wars:
- ∀ Gundam
- Witch Hunter Robin
Remember tropers, 'victory goes to the team that connects,' so don't you dare look down! 'Life' is a sport where you're always looking forward!