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Kōichi Yamadera

Yamadera is a famous Japanese voice artist and actor, born 17 June 1961 in Miyagi, Japan. A graduate from Tohoku Gakuin University's economics school, he is affiliated with Across Entertainment. Before that, he was affiliated with the Tokyo Actor's Consumer's Cooperative Society. He is very prolific voice artist that specializes in video games, television, animation theater and others. He was the manager of the Tagajo Senior High School basketball team before he started a voice over career. His voice-acting debut was the OVA Megazone 23 (1985) as the motorcycle-riding Shinji Nakagawa, while his television debut was the anime Bosco Adventure (1986) as the cowardly, but friendly Otter. Yamadera's break-out role as an voice artist was the anime Ranma 1/2 (1989), in which he played the dual role of Hibiki Ryoga and the Jusenkyo Guide. The same year, he voiced Shaman in giant robot anime TV series Granzort (1989). In 1991, Yamadera joined forces with Toshihiko Seki and Noriko Hidaka to form the acting unit Banana Fritters, which disbanded in 1995. On the October of 1997, Yamadera became a host on the TV Tokyo children's variety show Oha Suta. In 1994 Yamadera married Mika Kanai and they stayed married for twelve years until divorcing on the spring of 2006. Their divorce was revealed in 2007. Today, Kanai lives in 4-story house, while Yamadera lives in apartment in Tokyo. Yamadera is best known for his roles in Kaiketsu Zorori (Zorori), the Japanese dub of Full House (Joey Gladstone), Ranma 1/2 (Ryoga Hibiki/P-Chan, Jusenkyo Guide), Soreike! Anpanman (Cheese, Kabao, Kamameshidon), Brave Exkaiser (Osamu Tokuda),in highly popular Ghost in the Shell (1995)/Ghost in the Shell: Innocence (2004) (Togusa), Neon Genesis Evangelion (Ryoji Kaji), Cowboy Bebop (Spike Spiegel), the Yatterman remake (Narrator, Yatter-Wan, Odatebuta), Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (Gyunei Guss), Paprika (2006) as Osanai Morio and in highly popular Vampire Hunter D - Bloodlust (2000) as Meier Link. He is also known for dubbing such actors as Jim Carrey and Eddie Murphy in foreign language films. IMDb Mini Biography

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Jun 17, 1961 In Shiogama, Miyagi, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Machine Robo: Battle Hackers
Latest Project:
Series Chō Mashin Eiyūden Wataru 2021
Known For
Poster of Cassette Girl
Poster of The Dragon Dentist
Poster of Akai Kodan Zillion
Series Machine Robo: Battle Hackers Drill Crusher 2021
Series Chō Mashin Eiyūden Wataru Wataribe Kurama 2021
Movie Sword Art Online: The Movie - Ordinal Scale Akihiko Kayaba (Voice) 2017-02-18
Movie Lupin the Third: Italian Game Inspector Zenigata 2016-01-08
Movie Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Drautos (voice) 2016-07-09
Series Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Sukeroku Yuurakutei 2016-01-09
Movie Cassette Girl Media Police 2015-10-09
Movie Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' Beerus (voice) 2015-04-18
Movie Nuigulumar Z Charlie 2014-01-25
Movie Lupin the Third: Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone Koichi Zenigata 2014-06-21
Movie The Dragon Dentist 2014-11-07
Movie 20min Walk from Nishi-Ogikubo Station, 2 Bedrooms, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, 2mos Deposit, No Pets Allowed Man 2014-12-12
Movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Bills 2013-03-30
Movie Lupin the Third: Princess of the Breeze - Hidden City in the Sky Inspector Zenigata 2013-11-15
Movie Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan: The Movie Koichi Zenigata 2013-12-07
Movie Possessions Otoko 2012-01-01
Series Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine Koichi Zenigata 2012-04-05
Movie Magic Tree House Papa 2012-01-07
Movie After School Midnighters Mozart (voix) 2012-08-25
Series Sword Art Online Akihiko Kayaba 2012-07-08
Movie A Letter to Momo Kawa 2012-04-21
Series Appleseed XIII Briareos 2011-07-06
Movie Appleseed XIII: Tartaros Briareos Hecatonchires 2011-06-13
Movie Deadball 2011-07-23
Movie Friends: Naki on Monster Island Gunjō 2011-12-17
Movie Lupin the Third: Blood Seal - Eternal Mermaid Zenigata Koichi 2011-12-02
Movie The Voice Makes a Miracle 2011-11-19
Movie Appleseed XIII: Ouranos Briareos Hecatonchires 2011-10-24
Movie Go! Anpanman: Blacknose and the Magical Song Kamameshidon 2010-07-10
Movie Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection Susumu Kodai 2009-12-12
Movie Yatterman: All New YatterMechas Assembled! Great Decisive Battle in the Toy Kingdom! Narrator/Odate-buta/various Yatta characters (voices) 2009-08-22
Movie Go! Anpanman: Baikinman VS Baikinman!? Cheese, Kabao-kun 2009-07-04
Movie 20th Century Boys 3: Redemption DJ Konchi 2009-08-19
Movie Go! Anpanman: Dadandan and the Twin Stars Kabao-kun 2009-07-04
Series The Fantastic Deer-Man the voice of the deer 2008-01-17
Series Allison & Lillia 2008-04-03
Series Stitch! Yuna's Father 2008-10-08
Movie Ghost in the Shell 2.0 Togusa (voice) 2008-07-12
Movie Go! Anpanman: Franken-Robo-kun's Surprised Christmas Cheese 2008-12-19
Series Oh! Edo Rocket Ginjiro 2007-04-03
Movie Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society Togusa 2007-02-23
Movie Sword of the Stranger Luo-Lang 2007-09-29
Movie Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase Jean-Louis Chochi 2007-10-24
Movie Appleseed: Ex Machina Brialeos Hecatombcales 2007-10-19
Movie Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG – Individual Eleven Togusa 2006-01-27
Movie Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters Naration 2006-04-08
Movie Suite Dreams Dabudabu Duck (voice) 2006-01-14
Series Intrigue in the Bakumatsu – Irohanihoheto Sakamoto Ryōma 2006-10-06
Movie Paprika Osanai Morio 2006-10-01
Movie Go! Anpanman: Kokin-chan and the Blue Tears Cheese, Kamameshidon 2006-07-15
Movie Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man Togusa/The Laughing Man 2005-01-01
Series Xenosaga: The Animation 2005-01-05
Movie Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Mew 2005-07-16
Movie Stormy Night Barry 2005-12-10
Movie Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Togusa (voice) 2004-03-06
Movie Go! Anpanman: Ruby's Wish Cheese 2003-07-12
Movie Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker Butler 2003-07-19
Movie Tokyo Godfathers Taī Untenshu 2003-12-29
Series Space Pirate Captain Herlock: Outside Legend - The Endless Odyssey Captain Herlock 2002-12-21
Movie Millennium Actress Kagi no Kami 2002-08-31
Series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Laughing Man 2002-10-01
Series Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Unknown 2002-09-14
Movie Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Spike Spiegel 2001-09-01
Series The Tree In Sunlight Tezuka Ryoan 2000-04-04
Movie Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Meier Link 2000-08-25
Movie Godzilla vs. Megaguirus Kid's TV Host 2000-11-03
Series 合い言葉は勇気 2000-07-06
Series Harlock Saga - the Ring of the Nibelungs Captain Harlock 1999-01-25
Series Reign: The Conqueror 1999-09-14
Series Cowboy Bebop Ein 1998-04-03
Movie Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back Mew 1998-07-18
Movie Go! Anpanman: Anpanman and his Strange Friend Cheese 1998-07-25
Movie Go! Anpanman: The Pyramid of the Rainbow Cheese 1997-07-26
Movie Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth Ryôji Kaji (voice) 1997-03-15
Series Shamanic Princess Kagetsu 1996-06-07
Movie Go! Anpanman: Baikinman and the 3-"Bai" Punch Cheese, Akakinman, Kabao-kun 1996-07-13
Movie X: The Movie Sorata Arisugawa 1996-08-02
Movie Tokyo Revelation Akehiko 1995-04-21
Movie Elf Princess Ren 1995-10-27
Movie Magnetic Rose Miguel 1995-12-23
Movie Ghost in the Shell Togusa 1995-11-18
Movie Compiler Festa 1995-12-21
Movie Compiler 1994-03-05
Movie Seven Cities Story: Arctic Front 1994-06-22
Movie Wild 7: Biker Knights Happyaku 1994-12-17
Movie Darkside Blues Enzo 1994-10-08
Series 熱血最強ゴウザウラー Director 1993-03-03
Movie Ninja Scroll Jubei Kibagami 1993-06-05
Movie Go! Anpanman: Nosshi the Dinosaur's Big Adventure Kamameshidon 1993-07-17
Movie Mermaid's Scar Yūta 1993-09-24
Movie Run, Melos! Melos 1992-07-18
Series Ultraman: Towards the Future 1992-01-04
Movie Mermaid Forest Yûta 1991-08-16
Movie Guy: Double Target 1990-04-04
Series Mashin Hero Wataru 2 Wataribe Kurama 1990-03-09
Series Samurai Pizza Cats Karamaru 1990-02-01
Series Brave Exkaiser Osamu Tokuda 1990-02-03
Series The Adventures of Peter Pan Cecco 1989-01-15
Movie Venus Wars Jeff 1989-03-11
Series Ranma ½ Ryoga Hibiki 1989-04-15
Series Madō King Granzort Shaman 1989-04-07
Movie Kiki's Delivery Service Bakery worker, policeman 1989-07-29
Series Sonic Soldier Borgman Dust Jead 1988-04-13
Movie Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack Gyunei Guss 1988-03-12
Series Oishinbo Unknown 1988-10-17
Movie Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day Instructor 1988-10-08
Series Mashin Eiyuden Wataru Wataribe Kurama 1988-04-16
Series Akai Kodan Zillion Guardock A 1987-04-12
Movie Lily C.A.T. Guy 1987-09-01
Series Bosco Adventure Otter 1986-10-06
Series Lupin the Third Zenigata Kouichi 1971-10-24