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Kunichika Tomiyama (冨山 邦親, Tomiyama Kunichika, October 31, 1938 – September 25, 1995), better known by his stage name Kei Tomiyama (富山 敬, Tomiyama Kei), was a Japanese actor, voice actor, and narrator from Anshan, Manchukuo. He was also declared the Mel Blanc of Japanese voice acting. During his life, Tomiyama was affiliated with Aoni Production and Production Baobab.

Kei Tomiyama
Kei Tomiyama.jpg
Native name
富山 敬
Born
Kunichika Tomiyama

(1938-10-31)October 31, 1938
DiedSeptember 25, 1995(1995-09-25) (aged 56)
Occupation
Years active1960–1995
AgentProduction Baobab
Height162 cm (5 ft 4 in)

Tomiyama is best known for his roles in Tiger Mask (Naoto Date/Tiger Mask), Space Battleship Yamato (Susumu Kodai), UFO Robo Grendizer (Duke Fleed/Daisuke Umon), the Time Bokan series (Narrator), GeGeGe no Kitaro 3rd Series (Nezumi-Otoko), Chibi Maruko-chan (Tomozō Sakura, Shintarō Honami), and Legend of the Galactic Heroes (Yang Wen-li).

LifeEdit

Tomiyama dropped out of Nihon University's art department. With his distinctively tender voice, Tomiyama would portray numerous kinds of roles during his career, ranging from heroic, comedic, young, and old. At 9:07 AM on September 25, 1995, Tomiyama suddenly died of pancreatic cancer in Shinjuku, Tokyo at the age of 56. In 2007, Tomiyama was posthumously awarded the Special Achievement Award of the first Seiyu Awards.

SuccessorsEdit

After Tomiyama's death, a number of voice actors took over his ongoing roles.

In the Harlock Saga, in addition to replacing Tomiyama as Tochiro, Kōichi Yamadera also supplied the voice of Captain Harlock which up to that point was done by Makio Inoue who is still living.

FilmographyEdit

Television animationEdit

1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s

OVAEdit

Theatrical animationEdit

Video GamesEdit

DubbingEdit

Live-actionEdit

AnimationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "スペースボール". Star Channel. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "レッド・オクトーバーを追え! アドバンスト・コレクターズ・エディション". NBCUniversal Japan. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  3. ^ "ジュラシック・パーク". Star Channel. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  4. ^ "1984<HDニューマスター版>". Zeque Productions. Retrieved September 17, 2019.

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