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Kōichi Yamadera (山寺 宏一,Yamadera Kōichi) (June 17, 1961 - ) is a Japanese seiyū, actor, tarento, narrator, master of ceremonies and impressionist from Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture.[1][2][3] He graduated from Tohoku Gakuin University's economics school, and is currently affiliated with Across Entertainment. Before that, he was affiliated with the Tokyo Actor's Consumer's Cooperative Society.[1]

His nickname is Yama-chan (山ちゃん,Yama-chan).[1] As a radio personality, he is known as Bazooka Yamadera (バズーカ山寺,Bazūka Yamadera)[1] among other things. He is best known for his roles in Kaiketsu Zorori (Zorori), the Japanese dub of Full House (Joey Gladstone), Ranma ½ (Ryōga Hibiki/P-chan,[4] Jusenkyō Guide), Soreike! Anpanman (Cheese, Kabao, Kamameshidon), Brave Exkaiser (Osamu Tokuda), Ghost in the Shell (Togusa), Neon Genesis Evangelion (Ryōji Kaji),[5] Cowboy Bebop (Spike Spiegel),[5] the Yatterman remake (Narrator, Yatter-Wan, Odatebuta), and Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (Gyunei Guss). He is known for voicing Jim Carrey and Eddie Murphy in the Japanese language releases of their respective films. [5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 山寺 宏一 Publisher: Tokyo Actor's Consumer's Cooperative Society 2008-02-22
  2. Kouichi YAMADERA Publisher: Anime News Network 2008-02-22
  3. 山寺宏一 PROFILE Publisher: Oricon 2008-02-23]
  4. Alicia Keys Plays Free Show in Tokyo, Japan Entertainment News - November 30, 2007
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 山寺宏一 Publisher: Yahoo! 映画 2008-02-23