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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 Lupin the Third 1971-10-24
Latest Project:
Movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie 2021-12-24
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
Movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie Miguel (voice) 2021-12-24
Series MARS RED Tokuichi Yamagami (voice) 2021-04-06
Movie Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Ryoji Kaji (voice) 2021-03-08
Movie Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night Akihiko Kayaba (voice) 2021-10-30
Series Kamen Rider Zero-One: Super Job War Narrator 2020-06-07
Movie Kamen Rider Zero-One: Shooting Special Narration 2020-05-31
Series Listeners Kevin Valentine (voice) 2020-04-04
Movie A Whisker Away Mask Seller (voice) 2020-06-18
Series Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Togusa (voice) 2020-04-23
Movie BEM: BECOME HUMAN Manstoll (voice) 2020-10-02
Movie Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle Professor Zed (voice) 2020-12-25
Movie Over the Sky Gimon (voice) 2020-11-27
Movie Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop Fujiyama / Tom (voice) 2020-11-03
Movie Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back - Evolution Mew (voice) 2019-07-12
Movie City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes Shinji Mikuni (voice) 2019-02-08
Series gen:LOCK Kazu Iida (voice) 2019-01-26
Movie Dragon Quest: Your Story Surarin (voice) 2019-08-02
Movie NiNoKuni Balton (voice) 2019-08-23
Movie Lupin the Third: Goodbye Partner Inspector Zenigata (voice) 2019-11-17
Movie Lupin III: The First Inspector Koichi Zenigata (voice) 2019-12-06
Movie Transformable Shinkansen Robot Shinkalion Movie: The Mythically Fast ALFA-X that Comes from the Future Subaru Azuma (voice) 2019-12-01
Series Layton Mystery Detective Agency: Kat's Mystery‑Solving Files Professor Hershel Layton (voice) 2018-04-08
Movie Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us Mayor Oliver / Zeraora (voice) 2018-07-13
Series Machine Robo: Battle Hackers Drill Crusher 2018
Movie Batman Ninja Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice) 2018-03-24
Movie Okko's Inn Bunta Kise (voice) 2018-09-12
Movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly Beerus (voice) 2018-12-14
Movie Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha: Detonation Phil Maxwell (voice) 2018-10-19
Movie Monster Strike the Movie: Sora no Kanata 2018-10-05
Series Inspector Zenigata Jozaburo Fuchigami 2017-02-10
Movie Lupin the Third: Goemon's Blood Spray Koichi Zenigata 2017-02-04
Series The Dragon Dentist Godo (voice) 2017-02-18
Movie Sword Art Online: The Movie – Ordinal Scale Akihiko Kayaba (voice) 2017-02-18
Movie Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! Marshadow (voice) 2017-07-15
Movie The Dragon Dentist: Tengumushi Godo 2017-02-18
Movie Gintama Yoshida Shoyo (voice) 2017-07-14
Movie Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Drautos (voice) 2016-07-09
Movie Lupin the Third: Italian Game Inspector Zenigata 2016-01-08
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 Monster Strike The Movie: To The Place of Beginnings Genome (voice) 2016-12-10
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
Movie Bureau of Proto Society (voice) 2015-08-01
Movie Rapid Rouge Harukaze 2015-05-29
Movie Hammerhead Hammerhead 2015-07-25
Movie Zorori the Naughty Hero: Heroes of Space Zorori 2015-09-12
Series Angel Heart Holly 2015-10-11
Movie Cassette Girl San-Kun (voice) 2015-10-09
Movie Robot on the Road Robowo (voice) 2015-10-02
Series Nobunaga Concerto Yasuke (voice) 2014-07-12
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 Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger vs. Go-Busters: The Great Dinosaur War Tyrannosaurus (voice) 2014-01-18
Movie Nuigulumar Z Charlie / De Palza 2014-01-25
Movie Space Battleship Yamato 2199: A Voyage to Remember Desler 2014-10-11
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 Hill Climb Girl Boy 2014-11-14
Movie Carnage 2014-12-05
Movie The Dragon Dentist 2014-11-07
Movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Bills (voice) 2013-03-30
Movie Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Donald Duck (voice) (archive sound) 2013-03-14
Movie Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened Red Genesect (voice) 2013-07-13
Movie Space Battleship Yamato 2199: And Now the Warship Comes 2013-08-23
Movie Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan: The Movie Koichi Zenigata (voice) 2013-12-07
Movie Sword Art Online: Extra Edition Akihiko Kayaba (voice) 2013-12-31
Movie Lupin the Third: Princess of the Breeze - Hidden City in the Sky Inspector Zenigata (voice) 2013-11-15
Movie Doraemon: Nobita and the Island of Miracles ~Animal Adventure~ Sharman 2012-03-03
Movie Magic Tree House Papa 2012-01-07
Movie Possessions Otoko 2012-01-01
Series Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine Koichi Zenigata (voice) 2012-04-05
Movie Zorori the Naughty Hero: Super Adventure! Zorori / Zorondo Ron 2012-12-22
Movie A Letter to Momo Kawa (voice) 2012-04-21
Movie Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice Cobalon (voice) 2012-07-13
Movie After School Midnighters Kunstlijk / Mozart (voice) 2012-08-25
Series Sword Art Online Akihiko Kayaba 2012-07-08
Series Appleseed XIII Briareos 2011-07-06
Movie Appleseed XIII: Tartaros Briareos Hecatonchires 2011-06-13
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: White - Victini and Zekrom Momont (voice) 2011-07-16
Movie Pokémon the Movie: Black - Victini and Reshiram Momont (voice) 2011-07-16
Movie Lupin the Third: Blood Seal of the Eternal Mermaid Inspector Zenigata (voice) 2011-12-02
Movie Deadball Baseball Announcer 2011-07-23
Movie The Voice Makes a Miracle 2011-11-19
Movie Appleseed XIII: Ouranos Briareos Hecatonchires 2011-10-24
Movie Friends: Naki on Monster Island Gunjō 2011-12-17
Movie Go! Anpanman: Go! The Exciting Anpanman Grand Prix Meiken Cheese (voice) 2010-07-10
Movie Anpanman: Blacknose and the Magical Song Kamameshidon 2010-07-10
Movie Pokémon: Zoroark - Master of Illusions Goon (voice) 2010-07-10
Movie Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life Gishin (voice) 2009-07-18
Movie Go! Anpanman: Dadandan and the Twin Stars Kabao-kun 2009-07-04
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 Go! Anpanman: Baikinman VS Baikinman!? Cheese, Kabao-kun 2009-07-04
Movie 20th Century Boys 3: Redemption DJ Konchi 2009-08-19
Movie Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection Susumu Kodai 2009-12-12
Movie Yona Yona Penguin Archangel (voice) 2009-12-23
Movie Yatterman: All New YatterMechas Assembled! Great Decisive Battle in the Toy Kingdom! Narrator/Odate-buta/various Yatta characters (voices) 2009-08-22
Series Allison & Lillia Carr Benedict (voice) 2008-04-03
Series The Fantastic Deer-Man the voice of the deer 2008-01-17
Series Yatterman Yatterwan / Narrator (voice) 2008-01-14
Movie Ghost in the Shell 2.0 Togusa (voice) 2008-07-12
Movie Megumi Shigeru Yokota (voice) 2008-07-18
Movie Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior Mugen Graceland (voice) 2008-07-19
Movie Go! Anpanman: Franken-Robo-kun's Surprised Christmas Cheese 2008-12-19
Series Stitch! Yuna's Father 2008-10-08
Movie Highlander: The Search for Vengeance Marcus Octavius (voice) 2007-06-05
Movie Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society Togusa (voice) 2007-02-23
Movie Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai Baron Albert (voice) 2007-07-14
Series Oh! Edo Rocket Ginjiro 2007-04-03
Movie Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase Jean-Louis Chochi (voice) 2007-10-24
Movie Sword of the Stranger Luo-Lang (voice) 2007-09-29
Movie Appleseed: Ex Machina Brialeos Hecatombcales 2007-10-19
Movie Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters Narrator (voice) 2006-04-08
Movie Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG – Individual Eleven Togusa 2006-01-27
Movie Suite Dreams Dabudabu Duck (voice) 2006-01-14
Movie Detective Conan: The Private Eyes' Requiem Hironari Kusaka (voice) 2006-04-15
Movie Go! Anpanman: Kokin-chan and the Blue Tears Cheese, Kamameshidon 2006-07-15
Series Intrigue in the Bakumatsu – Irohanihoheto Sakamoto Ryōma 2006-10-06
Series Fist of the Blue Sky Kenshiro Kasumi (voice) 2006-10-05
Movie Paprika Morio Osanai (voice) 2006-10-01
Movie Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea Jackie (voice) 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 One Stormy Night Barry 2005-12-10
Movie Detective Conan: Strategy Above the Depths Hironari Kusaka (voice) 2005-04-09
Movie Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Arlon (voice) 2005-07-16
Movie Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys Dr. Rondo (voice) 2004-07-22
Movie Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Togusa (voice) 2004-03-06
Movie Movie box-ing 2004-10-30
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 Tokyo Godfathers Taxi Driver (voice) 2003-12-29
Movie Pokémon Heroes: Latios and Latias Rossi (voice) 2002-07-13
Movie Go! Anpanman: Sushi-roll Maki-chan and Gold Kamameshidon Cheese (voice) / Kamameshidon (voice) 2002-07-13
Series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Togusa (voice) 2002-10-01
Series Space Pirate Captain Herlock: Outside Legend - The Endless Odyssey Captain Herlock 2002-12-21
Movie Pokémon 4Ever: Celebi - Voice of the Forest Hunter (voice) 2001-07-06
Movie Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Spike Spiegel (voice) 2001-09-01
Movie Millennium Actress The Man of the Key (voice) 2001-09-14
Series Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Unknown 2001-10-06
Series 合い言葉は勇気 2000-07-06
Series The Tree In Sunlight Tezuka Ryoan 2000-04-04
Movie Pokémon 3: The Movie - Spell of the Unown David (voice) 2000-07-08
Movie Godzilla vs. Megaguirus Kid's TV Host 2000-11-03
Movie Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Meier Link 2000-08-25
Movie Reign: The Conqueror Movie Darius III 2000-10-27
Series Harlock Saga - The Ring of the Nibelungs Captain Harlock 1999-01-25
Series Saiyuki Sha Gojyo (voice) 1999-04-23
Movie Pokémon: The Movie 2000 Lugia (voice) 1999-07-17
Series Reign: The Conqueror Darius III (voice) 1999-09-14
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 Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back Mew (voice) 1998-07-18
Series Cowboy Bebop Spike Spiegel / Ein (voice) 1998-04-03
Movie Lupin the Third: Tokyo Crisis Michael Suzuki/Gondou (voice) 1998-07-24
Movie Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirou Wasurenagusa Tora-san 1998-08-07
Movie Go! Anpanman: Anpanman and his Strange Friend Cheese 1998-07-25
Movie Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth Ryouji Kaji (voice) 1997-03-15
Movie Cutie Honey Flash: The Movie Robert Steiner (voice) 1997-07-11
Movie Savings Warrior Cashman 1997-07-29
Movie Go! Anpanman: The Pyramid of the Rainbow Cheese 1997-07-26
Series Photon: The Idiot Adventures Papacharino Nanadan (voice) 1997-11-21
Movie Go! Anpanman: Baikinman and the 3-"Bai" Punch Cheese, Akakinman, Kabao-kun 1996-07-13
Series Shamanic Princess Kagetsu 1996-06-07
Movie X: The Movie Sorata Arisugawa 1996-08-02
Movie Tokyo Revelation Kuki Takehiko (voice) 1995-04-21
Movie Elf Princess Ren 1995-10-27
Series Ruin Explorers - Fam & Ihrie Migel 1995-06-25
Movie Ghost in the Shell Togusa (voice) 1995-11-18
Movie Compiler Festa 1995-12-21
Movie Seven Cities Story: Arctic Front 1994-06-22
Movie COMPILER 陰の章 Nachi Igarashi (voice) 1994-03-05
Series Phantom Quest Corp. Kozo Karino (voice) 1994-08-25
Movie Bakuen Campus Guardress 1994-01-01
Movie Darkside Blues Enzo 1994-10-08
Movie Wild 7: Biker Knights Happyaku 1994-12-17
Series Wild 7 Happyaku 1994-12-17
Series Nekketsu Saikyou Go-Saurer Director 1993-03-03
Movie Go! Anpanman: Nosshi the Dinosaur's Big Adventure Kamameshidon 1993-07-17
Movie Ninja Scroll Jubei Kibagami 1993-06-05
Movie Mermaid's Scar Yūta 1993-09-24
Series Super Dimension Century Orguss 02 Mannings 1993-12-05
Movie Suikoden Demon Century 1993-09-25
Movie Green Legend Ran Chimin 1992-01-01
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 Mermaid Forest Yûta 1991-08-16
Movie Ariel Deluxe Demonova 1991-04-21
Series Detonator Orgun Orgun, Tomoru Shindo 1991-08-25
Movie Go! Anpanman: Dokin-chan's Doki Doki Calendar Cheese 1991-07-20
Movie Detonator 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 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 Goddamn Gen Todoroki 1990-04-27
Movie Go! Anpanman: Omusubiman Tamekioni 1990-07-14
Movie Sonic Soldier Borgman: Lover's Rain 1990-12-01
Series Ultraman: Towards the Future 1990-09-25
Movie Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend Yuichi Niki (voice) 1989-03-18
Movie Venus Wars Jeff 1989-03-11
Series The Adventures of Peter Pan Cecco (voice) 1989-01-15
Movie Goku: Midnight Eye Coroner (voice) 1989-01-27
Series Magical King Granzort Shaman 1989-04-07
Movie Megazone 23 III Alfin (voice) 1989-09-28
Series Ranma ½ Ryouga 1989-04-15
Movie Kiki's Delivery Service Bakery Worker / Policeman (voice) 1989-07-29
Movie ARIEL: All Round Intercept & Escort Lady Demonova (voice) 1989-07-01
Series Sonic Soldier Borgman Dust Jead 1988-04-13
Movie Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack Gyunei Guss 1988-03-12
Series Mashin Eiyuden Wataru Wataribe Kurama 1988-04-16
Movie Ten Little Gall Force Commander Dorn / Kennichi Shonora / OX-11 (voice) 1988-07-03
Series Oishinbo Unknown 1988-10-17
Movie Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day Instructor (voice) 1988-10-08
Series Zillion Guardock A 1987-04-12
Movie Lupin the Third: The Fuma Conspiracy Police Officer B 1987-12-26
Movie Lily C.A.T. Guy 1987-09-01
Series Bosco Adventure Otter 1986-10-06
Series Lupin the Third Zenigata (voice) 1971-10-24