Subaru Kimura (木村 昴), born Samuel Bartsch, is a German-Japanese voice actor that was born in Leipzig, Germany in June 29th, 1990. He is affiliated with Atomic Monkey.
His father is a former but well-recognized German opera singer, and his mother used to be a singer and musical performer as well, which explains Subaru's artistic roots. He lived his childhood in Germany until he was 7 years old, when his family decided to move to Tokyo, Japan.
Subaru has been into acting since he was a kid, and when he was 12 years old, he started to gain attention from the public after his participation in an Annie musical presentation. It was until 2005 when he got casted as Takeshi "Gian" Gouda for the 2005 Doraemon anime (succeeding Kazuya Tatekabe), when he also went to pursue a career as a voice actor (interesting to note is that he was 14 years old and an active middle school student when he started to perform as Gian, being the youngest member of the cast; he was also his only regular voice acting role until 2011).
Some of his passions involve hip-hop music and acting. He went to form a hip-hop group with his friends when he was in high school, and he still performs in the scene from time to time. At 18, he co-founded his own theater troupe, which he leads up until this day.
He started to be active in the voice acting scene since Penguindrum, where he voiced Kanba Takakura.
- Aikawa in Dorohedoro
- Allan Adams in Gundam Build Fighters and Gundam Build Fighters Try
- Aoi Todo in Jujutsu Kaisen
- Badgerclops in Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart (Japanese dub)
- Balthus in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- Blow in So I'm a Spider, So What?
- Bomb Jamen in Mashin Sentai Kiramager
- Bowlingen in Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger
- Cardin Winchester in RWBY (Japanese dub)
- Chiguma Marume in Exit Tunes Presents ACTORS
- Dane Uhai in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
- Daisukenojou "Beat" Bito in The World Ends with You, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, and the original game's sequel, NEO: The World Ends with You
- Drams in Star★Twinkle Pretty Cure
- Ezekiel in Carole & Tuesday
- Fujiwara no Fuhito in Akanesasu Sekai de Kimi to Utau
- Hoodlum (Chinpira) in Akudama Drive
- Hwang Seong-gyeong in Soulcalibur VI
- Ichiro Yamada in Hypnosis Mic
- Issa Matsumoto in March Comes in Like a Lion
- J.J. in Granblue Fantasy
- Jouji Honma in Kagewani
- Kanba Takakura in Penguindrum
- Kazuda Xiono in Star Wars Resistance (Japanese dub)
- Kurasawa in Devils' Line (OAD)
- M'Baku in Marvel Cinematic Universe (Japanese dub)
- Mage Nanashiro in Dance with Devils
- Manabu "Akuma" Sakuma in Ping Pong
- Masaomi Heike (Code:02) in Code:Breaker
- Mogura in This Croc Will Die In 100 Days
- The Narrator and the Kyurangers' equipment in Uchu Sentai Kyuranger
- Pah-chin in Tokyo Revengers
- Pesci in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
- Ryouma Terasaka in Assassination Classroom
- Sam in Twisted Wonderland
- Satori Tendou in Haikyuu!!
- Shoichi Kusanagi in Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
- Snake Eyes (Henry Golding) in the Japanese dub of Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins
- Souya Arabashiri in Bubuki Buranki
- Takeshi "Gian" Gouda in Doraemon (debut role, from April 2005 onward)
- Takuto Yasuwaki in Black Bullet
- Japanese dub voice for characters played by Taron Egerton
- Touma Inumaru in Idolish 7
- Tsunematsu Ogawa in Ace of the Diamond
- Vice/Kamen Rider Vice in Kamen Rider Revice
- Zeus in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux and Shin Megami Tensei V
Tropes found in his works:
- Star-Making Role: His debut role was Gian of Doraemon, which also doubles as his most well-known voice role.