Akira Kamiya

Akira Kamiya (Japanese神 谷 明, Akira Kamiya, born September 18, 1946 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese voice actor ( seiyū ).

It is known from Fist of the North Star Kenshiro as from Detective Conan as Kogoro Mōri and two James Bond films. He is currently represented by the Saeba Shoji agency.

Childhood and youth

Kamiya grew up with a younger brother with the mother over the father is not known. He was in high school a member of the theater club and had the intention to become an actor, but he rejected this idea and decided to become seiyū.


Kamiya made ​​his debut in 1970 with the Anime Maho no Mako -chan in the role of Senkichi. His first starring role a year later with Sasuke Yashima in Akakichi no Eleven. In the anime, Osamu Tezuka Marvelous Melmo he starred in the role of taro Katō in the 24th and 26th series. In the first and second season and the first feature film from Uchū Senkan Yamato he lent his voice Saburō Katō. In 1978, he starred in the television series Captain Harlock, the movie of the same year and in Treasure Island with. Two years later, he did not participated in the third season of Uchū Senkan Yamato and the third and fourth film, this time in the role of Saburō Katō but as Shiro Katō. In 1982, he was heard in anime Urusei Yatsura by Rumiko Takahashi as Shutaro Mendo and in the film An Officer and a Gentleman as the Japanese voice of David Caruso. One of his most famous roles he had in 1983 when he took over the lead role in Kinnikuman. A year later, he took another lead role as Kenshiro in the anime Fist of the North Star and the second season in 1987. In the 2003's he worked not with OVA. In 1984, he lent in the film Police Academy - Dumber than the police allowed the actor Steve Guttenberg his voice.

In 1986, he was in another work of Rumiko Takahashi, Maison Ikkoku, Shun Mitaka than to hear and was also published in 1989 for the anime Ranma ½ in conversation, as Tatewaki Kuno, but the director chose Hirotaka Suzuoki.

Ryo Saeba, another famous role from him, he embodied in the four seasons City Hunter (1987, 1988, 1989 and 1991), the accompanying OVAs (1990 ), the movie (1989 ), the television special episodes ( 1996, 1997 and 1999) and in the spinoff Angel Heart 2005.

1994 and 1996 he played in the third and fifth season of Sailor Moon the adversary Dr. Soichi Tomoe. In the two James Bond movies and Goldeney The morning dies he never lent his voice Pierce Brosnan. In the years 1996-2009 he played in the anime, the specials, OVAs and movies of Detective Conan Kogoro Mōri. In the published 1997 film Dante 's Peak, he borrowed Pierce Brosnan again his voice. A year later he was in the film In the body of the enemy as John Travolta to hear. In the Aladdin movies from Disney, he was heard as Japanese voice of the parrot Iago. In the 2003's Anime Rumiko Theatre he played two minor roles.

In recent years, Kamiya attracted more and more from the active events as seiyū back and taught at the Nihon Kogakuin University. His students include Megumi Toyoguchi, Ryoko Shintani and Ai Shimizu.


Main roles are written in bold.

Anime TV series


  • Urusei Yatsura several times as Shutaro Mendo
  • Starship Troopers as Sgt Charles Zim
  • Ginga Densetsu Eiyū as Bagdash
  • Kyūkyoku Chojin R as Tosaka
  • Sukeban Deka as Jin Kyōichiro
  • Dog Soldier as John Kyosuke Hiba
  • Nayuta as Kiro
  • Dangaiō as Rollkran
  • Banno Bunka Nekomusume as Kyusaku Natsume Banno Bunka Nekomusume Dash! as Kyusaku Natsume

Anime movies