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Kei Tomiyama (富山 敬 Tomiyama Kei?) (October 31, 1938 - September 25, 1995), born Kunichika Tomiyama (冨山 邦親, Tomiyama Kunichika?), was a Japanese actor, seiyū, and narrator from Anshan, Manchukuo. 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), and Legend of the Galactic Heroes (Yang Wen-li).

Life

Tomiyama dropped out of Nihon University's art department. With his distinctively tender voice, Tomiyama would portray numerous kinds of roles during his career, ranging from heroic, comedic, young, and old. At 9:07 AM on September 25, 1995, Tomiyama suddenly died of pancreatic cancer in Shinjuku, Tokyo at the age of 56. In 2007, Tomiyama was posthumously awarded the Special Achievement Award of the first Seiyū Awards.

Tomiyama was a Scorpius, had a blood type of A, and enjoyed river fishing.

Successors

After Tomiyama's death, a number of seiyū took over his ongoing roles.

In the Harlock Saga, in addition to replacing Tomiyama as Tochiro, Kōichi Yamadera also supplied the voice of Captain Harlock which up to that point was done by Makio Inoue who is still living.

Roles

Major roles in bold

Television animation

OVA

Theater animation

Dubbing roles

External links

tl:Kei Tomiyama

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