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 Mawaru-Penguindrum, where he voiced Kanba Takakura.
- Allan Adams in Gundam Build Fighters and Gundam Build Fighters Try
- 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 and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
- Drams in Star★Twinkle Pretty Cure
- Fujiwara no Fuhito in Akanesasu Sekai de Kimi to Utau
- Ichiro Yamada in Hypnosis Mic
- Issa Matsumoto in 3-gatsu no Lion
- J.J. in Granblue Fantasy
- Jouji Honma in Kagewani
- Kanba Takakura in Mawaru-Penguindrum
- Mage Nanashiro in Dance with Devils
- Manabu "Akuma" Sakuma in Ping Pong
- Masaomi Heike (Code:02) in Code:Breaker
- The Narrator and the Kyurangers' equipment in Uchu Sentai Kyuranger
- Pesci in Jo Jos Bizarre Adventure Vento Aureo
- Ryouma Terasaka in Assassination Classroom
- Satori Tendou in Haikyuu!!
- Shoichi Kusanagi in Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
- Souya Arabashiri in Bubuki Buranki
- Takeshi "Gian" Gouda in Doraemon (debut role, from April 2005 onwards)
- Takuto Yasuwaki in Black Bullet
- Touma Inumaru in Idolish 7
- Tsunematsu Ogawa in Diamond no Ace
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.