His nickname is Yama-chan (山ちゃん Yama-chan). As a radio personality, he is known as Bazooka Yamadera (バズーカ山寺 Bazūka Yamadera) among other things. He is best known for his roles in Ninja Scroll (as Jūbei Kibagami), Aladdin: Japanese Version (as The Genie), Cowboy Bebop (as Spike Spiegel) and (Ein), Ghost in the Shell (as Togusa), Neon Genesis Evangelion (as Ryōji Kaji), Soreike! Anpanman (as Cheese), Ranma ½ (as Ryōga Hibiki/P-chan and the Jusenkyō Guide). He is known for voicing Jim Carrey and Eddie Murphy in the Japanese language releases of their respective films.
A selection of other characters voiced by Koichi YamaderaEdit
- Bubblegum Crisis (OVA) as Fargo
- Cowboy Beebop as Spike Spiegel
- Ghost in the Shell (movie & TV series) as Togusa
- Guy, Double Target as Guy
- Lupin III: Crisis in Tokyo as Michael Suzuki
- Mermaid Forest and Mermaid's Scar as Yuta
- Milennium Actress as Key Man
- Ninja Scroll (movie) as Jubei Kibagami
- Paprika (movie) as Doctor Morio Osanai
- Ranma 1/2 as Ryouga Hibiki/P-chan and Jusenkyo Guide
- Stitch! (Japanese/Madhouse Version) as Stitch
and many more...
- In addition to anime work, Yamadera's output included dubbing numerous Western films and TV shows, as well as Disney features, in his long career.
- Is a host of an early-morning television show.
- Yamadera is extremely versatile, be it heroes or villains, and even going as far as voicing as a woman.
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|Cast||Megumi Ogata • Yuko Miyamura • Megumi Hayashibara • Tomokazu Seki • Akira Ishida • Maaya Sakamoto • Fumihiko Tachiki • Motomu Kiyokawa • Kotono Mitsuishi • Kōichi Yamadera •Yuriko Yamaguchi • Miki Nagasawa • Hiro Yūki • Takehito Koyasu • Mika Doi • Maria Kawamura • Mugihito • Tetsuya Iwanaga • Junko Iwao|
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