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Koichi 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 魔神英雄伝ワタル2
Latest Project:
Movie Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero 2022-06-11
Known For
Poster of Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Poster of Seven Cities Story: Arctic Front
Poster of Tokyo Babylon
Poster of Sonic Soldier Borgman: Lover's Rain
Series Machine Robo: Battle Hackers Drill Crusher 2023
Series 魔神英雄伝ワタル2 渡部鞍馬 2023
Movie Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Beerus (voice) 2022-06-11
Movie Shin Ultraman Zōffy (Voice) 2022-05-13
Movie Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Ryoji Kaji (voice) 2021-03-08
Series MARS RED Tokuichi Yamagami (voice) 2021-04-06
Movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Miguel (voice) 2021-12-24
Series Baki Hanma Lips, Teeth, Tongue (voice) 2021-09-30
Movie Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night Akihiko Kayaba (voice) 2021-10-30
Series GLOOMY The Naughty Grizzly Gloomy (voice) 2021-04-12
Series Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Togusa (voice) 2020-04-23
Series Listeners Kevin Valentine (voice) 2020-04-04
Series Kamen Rider Zero-One: Super Job War Narrator 2020-06-07
Movie Kamen Rider Zero-One: Shooting Special Narration 2020-05-31
Movie Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop Fujiyama / Tom (voice) 2020-11-03
Movie Over the Sky Gimon (voice) 2020-11-27
Movie Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle Professor Zed (voice) 2020-12-25
Movie BEM: BECOME HUMAN Manstoll (voice) 2020-10-02
Movie A Whisker Away Mask Seller (voice) 2020-06-18
Movie City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes Shinji Mikuni (voice) 2019-02-08
Series gen:LOCK Kazu Iida (voice) 2019-01-26
Movie Pokemon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution Mew (voice) 2019-07-12
Movie NiNoKuni Balton (voice) 2019-08-23
Movie Transformable Shinkansen Robot Shinkalion Movie: The Mythically Fast ALFA-X that Comes from the Future Subaru Azuma (voice) 2019-12-01
Movie Lupin III: The First Inspector Koichi Zenigata (voice) 2019-12-06
Movie Dragon Quest: Your Story Surarin (voice) 2019-08-02
Movie Lupin the Third: Prison of the Past Inspector Kouichi Zenigata (voice) 2019-11-29
Movie Lupin the Third: Goodbye Partner Inspector Zenigata (voice) 2019-11-17
Movie Batman Ninja Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice) 2018-03-24
Series Layton Mystery Detective Agency: Kat's Mystery‑Solving Files Professor Hershel Layton (voice) 2018-04-08
Movie Okko's Inn Bunta Kise (voice) 2018-09-12
Movie Monster Strike the Movie: Sora no Kanata 2018-10-05
Movie Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: Detonation Phil Maxwell (voice) 2018-10-19
Movie Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us Mayor Oliver / Zeraora (voice) 2018-07-13
Movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly Beerus (voice) 2018-12-14
Movie Lupin the Third: Goemon's Blood Spray Koichi Zenigata (voice) 2017-02-04
Series Inspector Zenigata Jozaburo Fuchigami 2017-02-10
Movie Sword Art Online: The Movie – Ordinal Scale Akihiko Kayaba (voice) 2017-02-18
Movie The Dragon Dentist 2017-10-19
Movie Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! Marshadow (voice) 2017-07-15
Movie Gintama Yoshida Shoyo (voice) 2017-07-14
Series The Dragon Dentist Godo (voice) 2017-02-18
Movie Lupin the Third: Italian Game Inspector Zenigata 2016-01-08
Movie Monster Strike The Movie: To The Place of Beginnings Genome (voice) 2016-12-10
Series Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Sukeroku Yuurakutei (voice) 2016-01-09
Movie Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel Jarvis (voice) 2016-07-16
Movie Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Drautos (voice) 2016-07-09
Series Dragon Ball Super Beerus (voice) 2015-07-05
Movie Rapid Rouge Harukaze 2015-05-29
Movie Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages Released Hoopa (voice) 2015-07-18
Movie Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' Beerus (voice) 2015-04-18
Series Angel Heart Holly 2015-10-11
Movie Cassette Girl San-Kun (voice) 2015-10-09
Movie Hammerhead Hammerhead 2015-07-25
Movie Robot on the Road Robowo (voice) 2015-10-02
Movie Zorori the Naughty Hero: Heroes of Space Zorori 2015-09-12
Movie Bureau of Proto Society (voice) 2015-08-01
Movie Nuigulumar Z Charlie / De Palza 2014-01-25
Series Nobunaga Concerto Yasuke (voice) 2014-07-12
Movie Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters: The Great Dinosaur War Tyrannosaurus (voice) 2014-01-18
Movie Lupin the Third: Jigen's Gravestone Koichi Zenigata (voice) 2014-06-21
Movie Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Ninja Riot (voice) 2014-07-19
Movie Carnage 2014-12-05
Movie Hill Climb Girl Boy (voice) 2014-11-14
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 (voice) 2014-12-12
Movie Space Battleship Yamato 2199: A Voyage to Remember Desler 2014-10-11
Movie Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Donald Duck (voice) (archive sound) 2013-03-14
Movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Bills (voice) 2013-03-30
Movie Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened Red Genesect (voice) 2013-07-13
Movie Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan: The Movie Koichi Zenigata (voice) 2013-12-07
Movie Space Battleship Yamato 2199: And Now the Warship Comes 2013-08-23
Movie Lupin the Third: Princess of the Breeze - Hidden City in the Sky Inspector Zenigata (voice) 2013-11-15
Movie Short Peace Samurai (segment "Tsukumo") (voice) 2013-07-20
Movie Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles - Animal Adventure Sharman 2012-03-03
Movie Magic Tree House Papa 2012-01-07
Movie Possessions Man (voice) 2012-01-01
Series Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine Koichi Zenigata (voice) 2012-04-05
Movie A Letter to Momo Kawa (voice) 2012-04-21
Movie Go! Anpanman: Revive Banana Island! Cheese 2012-07-07
Movie Zorori the Naughty Hero: Super Adventure! 2012-12-22
Movie After School Midnighters Kunstlijk / Mozart (voice) 2012-08-25
Series Sword Art Online Akihiko Kayaba 2012-07-08
Movie Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice Cobalion (voice) 2012-07-13
Series Appleseed XIII Briareos 2011-07-06
Movie Precure All Stars Movie DX3: Deliver the Future! The Rainbow-Colored Flower That Connects the World Black Hole 2011-03-19
Movie Pokémon the Movie: Black - Victini and Reshiram Momont (voice) 2011-07-16
Movie Appleseed XIII: Tartaros Briareos Hecatonchires 2011-06-13
Movie Deadball Baseball Announcer 2011-07-23
Movie Friends: Naki on Monster Island Gunjō (voice) 2011-12-17
Movie Lupin the Third: Blood Seal of the Eternal Mermaid Inspector Zenigata (voice) 2011-12-02
Movie The Voice Makes a Miracle 2011-11-19
Movie Appleseed XIII: Ouranos Briareos Hecatonchires 2011-10-24
Movie Pokémon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom Momont (voice) 2011-07-16
Movie Go! Anpanman: Blacknose and the Magical Song Kamameshidon 2010-07-10
Movie Pokémon: Zoroark - Master of Illusions Goon (voice) 2010-07-10
Movie Go! Anpanman: Go! The Exciting Anpanman Grand Prix Meiken Cheese (voice) 2010-07-10
Movie Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Ryoji Kaji (voice) 2009-06-26
Movie Yatterman Yatterwoof / Yatterking / Odate-Buta / Narrator (voice) 2009-02-06
Movie Yona Yona Penguin Archangel (voice) 2009-12-23
Movie Go! Anpanman: Baikinman VS Baikinman!? Cheese, Kabao-kun 2009-07-04
Movie Go! Anpanman: Dadandan and the Twin Stars Kabao-kun 2009-07-04
Movie Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection Susumu Kodai 2009-12-12
Movie Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva Pierre Starbuck (voice) 2009-12-01
Movie Yatterman: All New YatterMechas Assembled! Great Decisive Battle in the Toy Kingdom! Narrator/Odate-buta/various Yatta characters (voices) 2009-08-22
Movie Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life Gishin (voice) 2009-07-18
Movie 20th Century Boys 3: Redemption DJ Konchi 2009-08-19
Series The Fantastic Deer-Man the voice of the deer 2008-01-17
Series Yatterman Yatterwan / Narrator (voice) 2008-01-14
Series Allison & Lillia Carr Benedict (voice) 2008-04-03
Movie Ghost in the Shell 2.0 Togusa (voice) 2008-07-12
Movie Go! Anpanman: The Secret of Fairy Rin-Rin Cheese (voice) 2008-07-12
Series Stitch! Yuna's Father 2008-10-08
Movie Go! Anpanman: Franken-Robo-kun's Surprised Christmas Cheese 2008-12-19
Movie Megumi Shigeru Yokota (voice) 2008-07-18
Movie Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior Mugen Graceland (voice) 2008-07-19
Movie Highlander: The Search for Vengeance Marcus Octavius (voice) 2007-06-05
Series Oh! Edo Rocket Ginjiro 2007-04-03
Movie Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai Baron Albert (voice) 2007-07-14
Movie Sword of the Stranger Luo-Lang (voice) 2007-09-29
Movie Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase Jean-Louis Chochi (voice) 2007-10-24
Movie Appleseed: Ex Machina Brialeos Hecatombcales 2007-10-19
Movie Detective Conan: The Private Eyes' Requiem Hironari Kusaka (voice) 2006-04-15
Movie Suite Dreams Dabudabu Duck (voice) 2006-01-14
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 Narrator (voice) 2006-04-08
Series Intrigue in the Bakumatsu – Irohanihoheto Sakamoto Ryōma 2006-10-06
Movie Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea Jackie (voice) 2006-07-15
Series Fist of the Blue Sky Kenshiro Kasumi (voice) 2006-10-05
Movie Paprika Morio Osanai (voice) 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 - Solid State Society Togusa (voice) 2006-09-01
Series Xenosaga: The Animation 2005-01-05
Movie Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man Togusa/The Laughing Man 2005-09-23
Movie Stormy Night Barry (voice) 2005-12-10
Movie Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Arlon (voice) 2005-07-16
Movie Detective Conan: Strategy Above the Depths Hironari Kusaka (voice) 2005-04-09
Movie Movie box-ing 2004-10-30
Movie Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Togusa (voice) 2004-03-06
Movie Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys Dr. Rondo (voice) 2004-07-22
Movie Tokyo Godfathers Taxi Driver (voice) 2003-12-29
Movie Lupin the Third: Operation: Return the Treasure Iwan Kurokobicchi/Rattsu 2003-01-01
Movie Go! Anpanman: Ruby's Wish Cheese 2003-07-12
Movie Pokémon: Jirachi - Wish Maker Butler (voice) 2003-07-19
Movie Go! Anpanman: Sushi-roll Maki-chan and Gold Kamameshidon Cheese (voice) / Kamameshidon (voice) 2002-07-13
Series Space Pirate Captain Herlock: Outside Legend - The Endless Odyssey Captain Herlock 2002-12-21
Series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Togusa (voice) 2002-10-01
Movie Pokémon Heroes Rossi (voice) 2002-07-13
Series Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Unknown 2001-10-06
Movie Pokémon 4Ever Hunter (voice) 2001-07-06
Movie Millennium Actress The Man of the Key (voice) 2001-09-14
Movie Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Spike Spiegel (voice) 2001-09-01
Series The Tree In Sunlight Tezuka Ryoan 2000-04-04
Series The Password is "Courage" 2000-07-06
Movie Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Meier Link (voice) 2000-08-25
Movie Godzilla vs. Megaguirus Kid's TV Host 2000-11-03
Movie Reign: The Conqueror Movie Darius III 2000-10-27
Movie Pokémon 3: The Movie David (voice) 2000-07-08
Series Harlock Saga - The Ring of the Nibelungs Captain Harlock 1999-01-25
Movie Pokémon: The Movie 2000 Lugia (voice) 1999-07-17
Series Saiyuki Sha Gojyo (voice) 1999-04-23
Series Reign: The Conqueror Darius III (voice) 1999-09-14
Movie Go! Anpanman: When the Flower of Courage opens Cheese (voice) 1999-07-24
Series Cowboy Bebop Spike Spiegel / Ein (voice) 1998-04-03
Movie Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy Captain Herlock (voice) 1998-03-07
Movie Crayon Shin-chan: Dengeki! Buta no Hizume Daisakusen Burrel (voice) 1998-04-18
Movie Revival of Evangelion Ryoji Kaji (voice) 1998-03-07
Movie Lupin the Third: Tokyo Crisis Michael Suzuki/Gondou (voice) 1998-07-24
Series Queen Emeraldas Tochiro Oyama (voice) (as Kōichi Yamadera) 1998-07-15
Movie Go! Anpanman: Anpanman and his Strange Friend Cheese 1998-07-25
Movie Pokémon: The First Movie Mew (voice) 1998-07-18
Movie Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirou Wasurenagusa Tora-san 1998-08-07
Movie Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth Ryouji Kaji (voice) 1997-03-15
Movie Go! Anpanman: The Pyramid of the Rainbow Kamameshidon / Kabao-kun / Cheese (voice) 1997-07-26
Series Photon: The Idiot Adventures Papacharino Nanadan (voice) 1997-11-21
Movie Saving Soldier Cashman 1997-07-29
Movie Cutie Honey Flash: The Movie Robert Steiner (voice) 1997-07-11
Series Shamanic Princess Kagetsu 1996-06-07
Series Apocalypse Zero Kakugo Hagakure (voice) 1996-10-18
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 Memories Miguel Costrela (voice) 1995-12-23
Movie Tokyo Revelation Kuki Takehiko (voice) 1995-04-21
Series Ruin Explorers - Fam & Ihrie Migel 1995-06-25
Movie Compiler Festa 1995-12-21
Movie Ghost in the Shell Togusa (voice) 1995-11-18
Movie Elf Princess Ren 1995-10-27
Movie Ranma ½ OVA 04 : A Storm Blowing in the School! Adult Changing Hinako-sensei Ryouga 1994-04-21
Movie Compiler Nachi Igarashi (voice) 1994-03-05
Movie Ranma ½ OAV 05 : Michi o Tsugu Mono (Zempen) Ryouga 1994-06-17
Movie Bakuen Campus Guardress 1994-01-01
Movie Ranma ½ OAV 03 : Akane versus Ranma. Okaasan no Aji wa Watashi ga Mamoru! Ryouga 1994-02-18
Movie Ranma ½ OAV 06 : Michi o Tsugu Mono (Kôhen) Ryouga 1994-08-19
Series Wild 7 Happyaku 1994-12-17
Movie Seven Cities Story: Arctic Front 1994-06-22
Movie Darkside Blues Enji (voice) 1994-10-08
Movie Wild 7: Biker Knights Happyaku 1994-12-17
Series Phantom Quest Corp. Kozo Karino (voice) 1994-08-25
Movie Ranma ½: The Movie 3 — The Super Non-Discriminatory Showdown: Team Ranma vs. the Legendary Phoenix Ryoga Hibiki (voice) 1994-08-20
Movie Ninja Scroll Jubei Kibagami 1993-06-05
Series Mask of Zeguy 土方歳三 1993-03-21
Series Nekketsu Saikyou Go-Saurer Director 1993-03-03
Movie Go! Anpanman: Nosshi the Dinosaur's Big Adventure Kamameshidon 1993-07-17
Series Sonic Soldier Borgman 2: New Century 2058 1993-10-01
Series Super Dimension Century Orguss 02 Mannings 1993-12-05
Movie Ranma ½ OVA 02 : Tendo Family Christmas Scramble Ryouga 1993-12-17
Movie Ranma ½ OVA 1: Shampoo's Sudden Switch! The Curse of the Contrary Jewel Ryouga 1993-10-21
Series Ranma ½ OAV Ryoga Hibiki (voice) 1993-10-21
Movie Mermaid's Scar Yūta 1993-09-24
Movie Suikoden Demon Century 1993-09-25
Movie Green Legend Ran Chimin 1992-01-01
Movie Ranma ½: The Movie 2 — The Battle of Togenkyo: Rescue the Brides! Ryoga Hibiki / P-Chan (voice) 1992-08-02
Movie Go! Anpanman: Anpanman and His Pleasant Friends Chīzu 1992-03-14
Movie Run, Melos! Melos 1992-07-18
Series Tokyo Babylon Yamagawa (voice) 1992-10-21
Movie Ariel Deluxe Demonova 1991-04-21
Movie Mermaid Forest Yûta 1991-08-16
Movie Go! Anpanman: Dokin-chan's Doki Doki Calendar Cheese 1991-07-20
Series Detonator Orgun Orgun, Tomoru Shindo 1991-08-25
Movie Moonlight Pierce Demon Prince (voice) 1991-12-14
Movie Ranma ½: The Movie — The Battle of Nekonron: The Fight to Break the Rules! Ryoga Hibiki (voice) 1991-11-02
Movie Detonator Orgun Orgun / Tomoru Shindo (voice) 1991-08-25
Movie MAROKO Bannai (voice) 1990-03-19
Movie Guy Double Target Guy (voice) 1990-04-04
Series Samurai Pizza Cats Karamaru 1990-02-01
Series Brave Exkaiser Osamu Tokuda 1990-02-03
Movie Go! Anpanman: Omusubiman Tamekioni 1990-07-14
Movie Goddamn Gen Todoroki 1990-04-27
Series Hakkenden: Legend of the Dog Warriors Dousetsu Inuyama (voice) 1990-10-25
Movie Sonic Soldier Borgman: Lover's Rain 1990-12-27
Series Ultraman: Towards the Future 1990-09-25
Movie Nineteen 19 Kazuya Kawahara (voice) 1990-07-27
Movie Goku: Midnight Eye Coroner (voice) 1989-01-27
Series The Adventures of Peter Pan Cecco (voice) 1989-01-15
Movie Expunged Chronicle of Miroku 1989-01-10
Movie Venus Wars Jeff 1989-03-11
Series Madö King Granzört Shaman 1989-04-07
Series Long Life to the Ancestors Bannai Tatara 1989-08-05
Movie Megazone 23 III Alfin (voice) 1989-09-28
Movie Kiki's Delivery Service Bakery Worker / Policeman (voice) 1989-07-29
Movie ARIEL: All Round Intercept & Escort Lady Demonova (voice) 1989-07-01
Movie Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend Yuichi Niki (voice) 1989-03-18
Series Ranma ½ Ryouga 1989-04-15
Movie Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack Gyunei Guss 1988-03-12
Series The Burning Wild Man Ekkusu Suparutan / Duck Nicholson (voice) 1988-03-14
Series Oishinbo Unknown 1988-10-17
Movie Ten Little Gall Force Commander Dorn / Kennichi Shonora / OX-11 (voice) 1988-07-03
Movie Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day Instructor (voice) 1988-10-08
Series Mashin Eiyuden Wataru Wataribe Kurama 1988-04-16
Series Sonic Soldier Borgman Dust Jead 1988-04-13
Series Zillion Guardock A 1987-04-12
Movie Lily C.A.T. Guy 1987-09-01
Movie Lupin the Third: The Fuma Conspiracy Police Officer B 1987-12-26
Series Bosco Adventure Otter 1986-10-06
Series Megazone 23 Sion (voice) 1985-03-05
Series Lupin the Third Zenigata (voice) 1971-10-24