Kunichika Tomiyama (Kanji: 冨山 邦親, October 31, 1938 – September 25, 1995), better known by his stage name Kei Tomiyama (Kanji: 富山 敬), 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.
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).
Anime Voice RolesEdit
- Leonidas-tte Kekkon! (1964) - Toshiro Harada
- Tokyo 1964
- Animal Ninja (1970) - Master Kurohyō
- Denki Hero Roboman (1977-1978) - Roboman
- Time Twins (1981) - Kanta Satō
After his death, the following voice actors took over his ongoing roles:
- Kōichi Yamadera - Jewel Marquise (Roboman)‡
- Toshio Furukawa - Kokontōzai Animal Ninja (Master Kurohyō)
‡ means that Tomiyama was not deceased at the time of replacement.