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Akira Kamiya

Akira Kamiya

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1946-09-18

80 Movies · 35 TV Series

Biography

Early life. Kamiya was born in Yokohama. He graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan Shiba Commercial High School and became a freelancer after being affiliated with Theatre Echo, Aoni Production, Production Baobab, Tokyo Actor's Consumer's Cooperative Society and Ups. Kamiya then founded Saeba Shoji, a talent agency. Background. His father ran a furniture manufacturing factory, but it suddenly closed and his parents divorced. After that, Kamiya's mother raised him and his brother. As a result of his mother's search for work, he attended many schools over the years, from Aoki Elementary School in Yokohama to Higashidai Elementary School in Tsurumi and Aioi elementary school in Ota-ku, Tokyo. The presence of actor Shoichi Ozawa as the eldest of Aioi Ko led Kamiya on the road to drama. After that, he entered the Tokyo Metropolitan Tateshiba Commercial High School via Misono Junior High School. Kamiya's friend invited him to join the drama club, saying that, "I think Kamiya has a good voice." At that time, it was more difficult to become an actor than previously and difficult to advance in the field. Kamiya told his mother, "I want to be an actor. I will do my best because it is the path I chose myself." Later, he recalled, "If [I] were [my] mother, [I] might have stopped crying." After graduating from high school, he joined the amateur theater company Kanza in Yokohama. Activities as a Voice Actor. In 1970, Kamiya debuted as an anime voice actor playing the role of Senkichi in the TV anime Mahō no Mako-chan during the Theatre Echo study period. The first regular role was Sasuke Yashima in Akakichi no Eleven. He appeared as Koichi Furumi in Babel II, and also learned his trademark "scream" with this work. Since then, he has been in charge of several prominent roles chiefly in robot animation works, such as Ryoma Nagare in Getter Robo. He was called "Screaming Kamiya" because he kept screaming his special moves. One of the notable voice actors in the Super Robot Wars video game series, Kamiya himself appeared on TV commercials when Super Robot Wars F was released. In the 1980s, he appeared in several animated manga series serialised in Weekly Shōnen Jump. He appeared in Kinnikuman, Fist of the North Star, and City Hunter, and was also known as one of the voice actors familiar with Jump anime. Since many of these Shōnen Jump anime have become long-running series, the works that appeared during this time are often introduced as Akira Kamiya's masterpiece. He often narrates commercials and variety shows, including the hero show commercial of Tokyo Dome City Attractions (former Korakuen Yuenchi), which is primarily broadcast on the Super Sentai series frame, and has been in charge of narration for over 20 years since 1986. He became the recipient of Animage's Grand Prix prize. On January 9, 2017, the program was broadcast on TV Asahi and was ranked 22nd in "200 Popular Voice Actors Seriously Selected! Voice Actor General Election! 3 Hours SP". Other activities. Kamiya was initially a bass player with the popular voice actor's musical group Slapstick, which was active in the 1970s and 1980s. However, he expressed his concern that his schedule was busy, and the performance activities he had enjoyed as an amateur band in a harmonious manner would be produced as professional singer activities, and he offered to withdraw. He has worked as a radio personality for All Night Nippon. He is the first regular personality as a voice actor. In the same program, he made a corner called "Guinness!". He knew what he was doing at MBS Young Town, and he still has friends. In 1979, he played personality with Mitsuko Horie on a Sunday afternoon radio program called "Mitsuko and Akira's Deadly Handgun," and released a duet single, "Oh! Sunday Youth is Sunday." In addition to working as a singer in Purin Purin Monogatari and Fist of the North Star, he also performed in the early 1980s with Kazuyuki Sogabe, Ryūsei Nakao and Naoya Uchida. In the aftermath of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995, he formed a charity unit "WITH YOU". He was also active in the Fureai Concert.

Movies & TV Series

1989.

7 Movies
Urusei Yatsura: I Howl at the Moon

Urusei Yatsura: I Howl at the Moon

1989
Ataru learns to think before he eats when he gobbles down some of Lum's Cherry Rice Cakes -- and promptly starts turning into a wolf!
Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone

4.78
1989
Gohan has been kidnapped! To make matters worse, the evil Garlic Jr. is gathering the Dragonballs to wish for immortality. Only then will Garlic Jr. be able to take over the Earth in order to gain rev...
Star Cat Fullhouse

Star Cat Fullhouse

1989
This slapstick comedy is about three pretty girls struggling to earn a living as pilots of the Iron Goblin delivery vessel. The computer answers back, the space pirates are on their tail, and romantic...
Urusei Yatsura: Catch the Heart

Urusei Yatsura: Catch the Heart

1989
A mischievous spirit gives Ran a heart-shaped candy that causes a magical heart to appear over the head of whoever eats it. And whoever catches that heart captures the heart of the person who ate the ...
Urusei Yatsura: Goat and Cheese

Urusei Yatsura: Goat and Cheese

1989
Mendou recounts an old story that warns, “Don’t take pictures in front of the statue of Great-Grandfather’s Goat, or terrible things will happen!” When his father does just that, only Sakura and Onse...
Dog Soldier: Shadows of the Past

Dog Soldier: Shadows of the Past

1989
When an American scientist carrying a cure for the AIDS virus is kidnapped by an arms merchant, John Kyosuke is forced back from retirement. He accepts the challenge to regain pocession of the anti-se...
City Hunter: .357 Magnum

City Hunter: .357 Magnum

3.67
1989
A beautiful pianist comes to Tokyo for a charity concert - and City Hunter is there. But music isn't his forte. He wants lessons in the language of love. Desperation is the word as bodies start droppi...

1988.

9 Movies · 1 TV Series
Urusei Yatsura: Raging Sherbet

Urusei Yatsura: Raging Sherbet

1988
Lum & her girlfriends are invited to Neptune by Oyuki. There she shows them her new business venture at a ranch of flying sherbets, birds capable of producing sherbet cones from their beaks. Ran convi...
Space Family Carlvinson

Space Family Carlvinson

1988
After hitting a passing spaceship and causing it to crash, a troupe of aliens and robots rescue the only survivor. It is a human baby named Corona that they decide to raise on their own, using the dat...
Nagisa's Fiancé

Nagisa's Fiancé

1988
Lum, Ataru, Mendou and Shinobu visit an inn which Ryuunosuke and her father have opened. But when it turns out to be on a haunted desert island, the stage is set for some serious silliness!
Urusei Yatsura 5: The Final Chapter

Urusei Yatsura 5: The Final Chapter

5
1988
The fifth film is an animated adaptation of the final story of the manga and is also the official ending of the anime series, in which Lum and Ataru must repeat the game of tag played out in the first...
Maison Ikkoku: The Final Chapter

Maison Ikkoku: The Final Chapter

1988
Yagami comes to Maison Ikkoku, not knowing of Godai's and Kyoko's wedding, stating that she is now an adult, which she is, not knowing how to tell her, they panic, but she finds out in the end, and is...
Saint Seiya: Legend of Crimson Youth

Saint Seiya: Legend of Crimson Youth

2
1988
Athena receives the visit of Phoebus Abel, her older brother and God of the Corona. He informs her that he has come to destroy humanity as punishment for their corruption, just as it was done in ancie...
Doctor Chichibuyama

Doctor Chichibuyama

1988
Dr. Chichibuyama is the perverse head of a hospital way out in the mountains and terrorises patients with the help of his lover and a sexy young nurse.
Fist of the North Star - TV Compilation 2 - Six Sacred Fists of Nanto! Rei, the Star of Justice

Fist of the North Star - TV Compilation 2 - Six Sacred Fists of Nanto! Rei, the Star of Justice

1988
Compilation film covering the Rei story arc of the Fist of the North Star TV Series
Fist of the North Star - TV Compilation 3 - Legend of the Conqueror of Century's End - Raoh Must Die!

Fist of the North Star - TV Compilation 3 - Legend of the Conqueror of Century's End - Raoh Must Die!

1988
Compilation film covering the fourth arc of the Fist of the North Star TV series involving Raoh
TV
Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers

1988
Juan "Johnny" Rico, a high school student living in Buenos Aires, joins the Federation military in the hope of following his love, Carmen, into space. He has to undergo harsh training to become a sold...

1987.

5 Movies · 2 TV Series
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012

The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012

1987
Flash Back 2012 is Minmay's farewell concert. Featuring some of her best songs, the music is performed over various scenes and events taken from the first Macross television series as well as Macross:...
TV
The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

1987
D'artagnan leaves Gascone and his grandparents to go to Paris to be a musketeer like his father was...
Elf 17

Elf 17

1987
Muscat Tyler is the 108th prince of the Galaxy Empire, who is known as the eccentric persons. He travels around the universe accompanying a Walking Arsenal, K.K, and Lu of the Light Wing Race, the str...
TV
Hyper Combat Unit Dangaioh

Hyper Combat Unit Dangaioh

1987
Brought together by the mysterious Dr. Tarsan, four powerful psychic warriors Mia Alice, Lamba Nom, Pai Thunder, and Roll Kran can unite four powerful planes to form Dangaioh—the most powerful weapon ...
The Phoenix: Space Chapter

The Phoenix: Space Chapter

10
1987
This is the third part of "The Phoenix" series of the Kadokawa Haruki Office Co., Ltd. version. It is an animation version of the original story by Tezuka Osamu that depicts the cruelty of love throug...
Maps: The Voyage of the Legendary Aliens

Maps: The Voyage of the Legendary Aliens

1987
High School student Gen and his girlfriend Oshimi are kidnapped by the space pirate Lipmila. 20,000 years ago, other aliens hid an ancient and priceless map on Earth. Gen knows how to find it - or so ...
Great Planet Evil-Destroyer Dangaio

Great Planet Evil-Destroyer Dangaio

1987
Four psychic teenagers—Mia Alice, Roll Kran, Lamba Nom and Pai Thunder—are brainwashed by the scientist Dr. Tarsan as pilots of his greatest experiment—the giant robot Dangaioh. But as their memories ...

1986.

7 Movies · 1 TV Series
They Were Eleven

They Were Eleven

1986
A group of students from the Cosmo Academy are about to take their final exam: surviving for over fifty days in a derelict ship. But when they arrive, they discover that instead of ten students, there...
Outlanders

Outlanders

1986
In the midst of a violent invasion of Earth by unknown alien forces, photo-journalist Wakatsuki Tetsuya comes across a scantily-clad alien woman, cutting a swath of death through the Terran ranks with...
Fist of the North Star - TV Compilation 1 - Yuria, Forever... and Farewell Shin!!

Fist of the North Star - TV Compilation 1 - Yuria, Forever... and Farewell Shin!!

1986
Compilation film covering the Shin story arc of the Fist of the North Star TV Series
Urusei Yatsura: Memorial Album

Urusei Yatsura: Memorial Album

1986
Pelican Road Club Culture

Pelican Road Club Culture

1986
Kenichi Watanabe, a high school student nuts about his MBX50. He and his friends set up a bike club called Culture, and this story chronicles their adventures on the journey towards adult life.
Fist of the North Star

Fist of the North Star

1986
After a nuclear holocaust tears the world apart, mankind is forced to the harshness of not only the oppression of others who are much more powerful, but the dead earth which seems to be getting worse ...
TV
Maison Ikkoku

Maison Ikkoku

1986
Godai is a ronin (someone who has failed university entrance exams) living in a run down apartment house called Maison Ikkoku. Among the other residents are the nosy Ichinose, the sexy Akemi Roppongi,...
Urusei Yatsura 4: Lum the Forever

Urusei Yatsura 4: Lum the Forever

3.88
1986
The basic plot is centered on the great cherry tree Tarōzakura and what happens after it is cut down during the making of a movie, Lum loses her horns-and her powers! Thus begins the strangest and mos...

1975.

2 Movies · 5 TV Series
TV
Super Sentai

Super Sentai

3.8
1975
The Super Sentai Series is the name given to the long-running Japanese superhero team genre of shows produced by Toei Co., Ltd., Toei Agency and Bandai, and aired by TV Asahi. The shows are of the tok...
Great Mazinger vs. Getter Robo

Great Mazinger vs. Getter Robo

4.22
1975
When an UFO delivers a metal-eating monster to the heart of Japan, Getter Robo and Mazinger Z are launched to combat the alien menace. Fighting individually, the space monster's metal-eating and acid-...
TV
Sindbad the Sailor

Sindbad the Sailor

1975
More than 1200 years ago, the impish Sindbad, a mischievous boy full of curiosity, sneaks into the royal palace to watch the acrobatic performances and learns that a wide world awaits beyond Baghdad. ...
TV
Getter Robo G

Getter Robo G

1975
Getter Robo G is a super robot anime series created by Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa and produced by Toei Animation. This direct sequel to Getter Robo was broadcast on Fuji TV from May 15, 1975 to March 2...
TV
Brave Raideen

Brave Raideen

1975
After a slumber of twelve millennia, the Demon Empire awakens to seize control of the Earth. Raideen, the giant robot-like protector of the lost continent of Mu, senses the evil presence and awakens w...
TV
UFO Robot Grendizer

UFO Robot Grendizer

1975
The story revolves around Duke Fleed who is a survivor of the Vega Star, raised by Dr. Umon as his adoptive son, and known as Daisuke Umon on Earth. Years after his arrival, he's faced with the threat...
Great Mazinger vs. Getter Robo G: The Great Space Encounter

Great Mazinger vs. Getter Robo G: The Great Space Encounter

4.9
1975
When a UFO arrives from space and attacks the Getter Institute, Getter Robo is launched to stop it; but the might of the UFO and its giant space monsters prove to be too much for the Getter team. Not ...
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