What You Need to Know:
- Everyone is very familiar with the iconic Neon Genesis Evangelion series and with that comes a plethora of iconic characters which help to shape the anime into what it is today. However, many times we forget that characters are merely just a shell and without the right seiyuu to bring these characters to life, all we're left with is an empty vessel.
- That's why today, we must celebrate one of the more famous seiyuu out there and the voice of Ryouji Kaji, none other than Kouichi Yamadera! Kouichi Yamadera is a talented voice actor, who also has the ability to serve as a moderator in a famous Japanese TV program (Oha Oha Aniki). Even those who are not interested in anime know him because now he is very famous as an imitation talent, who is known as the"Man who has 7-colored voice." He's also notable for acting in many foreign drama's dubbed versions.
- His famous character catalog is countless. The more iconic ones are of course as mentioned earlier, Ryouji Kaji in "Evangelion", then we have Zorori in "Kaiketsu Zorori", Zenigata in "Lupin Ⅲ", Jam-ojisan & Dog Cheese in "Anpanman", and Teacher Shouyou in "Gintama". This is just a small handful of characters he has voiced but this just goes to show you his range and ability to capture the emotion of multiple characters for fans to enjoy! Today, we celebrate you Kouichi Yamadera! Happy birthday!
Happy bithday Kouichi-san!
Wishing you all the very best today, and many more years!