September 12, 1974 |
Niigata Prefecture, Japan
|Other names||Suzu, Muraken, Suzuken|
|Occupation||Voice actor, Singer-songwriter|
INTENTION (May 1, 2012)
|Notable credit(s)||Shinn Asuka in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, Hijirikawa Masato in Uta no Prince-sama|
|Spouse(s)||Maaya Sakamoto (2011-present)|
Kenichi Suzumura (鈴村 健一 Suzumura Ken'ichi , born September 12, 1974) is a popular Japanese voice actor and singer who was raised in Osaka Prefecture. He voiced Morley in Macross 7, Hikaru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Shinn Asuka in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, Leo Stenbuck in Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner, Sougo Okita in Gin Tama, Lavi in D.Gray-man, and Ryutaros in Kamen Rider Den-O. He is called Suzu and Muraken by Soichiro Hoshi and his fans and Suzuken by other voice actors and fans. He is currently part of the group Nazo no Shin Unit Starmen (謎の新ユニットＳＴＡ☆ＭＥＮ) with Junichi Suwabe, Daisuke Kishio, Hiroki Takahashi, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Makoto Yasumura, and Kosuke Toriumi. He is married to fellow voice actress Maaya Sakamoto.
Voice roles (selected)
Leading roles in bold
Nominations and awards
- "Best Musical Performance" (Uta no Prince-sama - St☆rish, together with Mamoru Miyano, Takuma Terashima, Junichi Suwabe, Hiro Shimono and Kishou Taniyama) - 6th Seiyu Awards (won)
- "Best Radio Personality" - 2nd Seiyu Awards (won)
- "Synergy Award" (Kamen Rider Den-O, together with Toshihiko Seki, Koji Yusa and Masaki Terasoma) - 1st Seiyu Awards (won)
- "Best Actor in supporting role" - 1st Seiyu Awards
- "Best Radio Personality" - 1st Seiyu Awards
A national survey on the popularity of voice actors conducted in March 2010 has revealed Suzumura and Miyano Mamoru as the most famous voice actor. In the following year, 2011, TBS Rank Oukoku (TBS ランク王国) listed Suzumura as 3rd of the five most popular voice actors.
In addition to performing many different character songs in his voice acting career, Suzumura has become a singer signed under the Lantis label. As a solo artist he writes all his songs. In his debut year 2008, Suzumura also became one of the main hosts of the annual live music event Original Entertainment Paradise (OrePara), together with the other Lantis-artists Showtaro Morikubo, Daisuke Ono and Mitsuo Iwata.
In January, 2010, he gave his first solo concert tour in Osaka (January 10), Nagoya (January 11), Yokohama (January 23) and Tokyo (January 30). His second live tour, in 2011, was held in the same stops excluding Nagoya (Osaka (April 9), Tokyo (April 17) and Yokohama (May 1)). Part of the proceeds resulting from this concert was donated to help the victims of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Because of the power shortage the concert was arranged simple to save power and Suzumura performed all songs in acoustic versions.
|Release Date||Title||Notes||Chart Position|
|October 8, 2008||"Intention"||Debut single||14|
|February 4, 2009||"Atarashii Neiro"||13|
|June 24, 2009||"Mitochondria"||20|
|January 27, 2010||"And Becoming"||special release||23|
|July 7, 2010||"In my space"||23|
|November 24, 2010||"Tsuki to sutoobu"||36|
|August 24, 2011||"Asunaro"||Ending theme song of the anime Heaven's Memo Pad||20|
|May 16, 2012||"Messenger"||24|
|October 17, 2012||"Shiroi Karasu"||Ending theme song of the anime Code:Breaker||16|
|Release Date||Album||Notes||Chart Position|
|October 7, 2009||Becoming||14|
|March 9, 2011||CHRONICLE to the future||21|
|August 22, 2012||Go||Mini-album||20|
|Release Date||Title||Chart Position||Notes|
|April 24, 2009||Connect||1st album|
|February 24, 2010||"Fighting Spirits"||23||1st single|
|September 29, 2010||rasterizer||Mini-album|
|March 7, 2012||Juusensha MEN||Mini-album|
|January 30, 2013||CONNECT no tanoshii ongaku||Mini-album|
|October 22, 2003 ||"Shizumanai Taiyō"||Collaboration single with Takahiro Sakurai (as R-16)|
|March 26, 2004 ||"Separate Way"||Collaboration single with Takahiro Sakurai (as R-16)|
|December 17, 2005 ||Box Universe||Mini Album|
|February 29, 2012 ||Kizuna ~ Go-Busters!||Single of ＳＴＡ☆ＭＥＮ, Ending Theme of Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters|
- "みなさまにご報告させていただきます" (in Japanese). Retrieved 13 August 2011.
- "Staff&Cast" (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
- "Official Amatsuki site - キャスト·スタッフ (Cast·Staff)". amatsuki.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 22 January 2010.
- "seiyuu no nichiritsu" (in Japanese). DO HOUSE Inc. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
- "ninki seiyuu rankingu" (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System Television Inc. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
- "Original Entertainment Enterprise" (in Japanese). Lantis. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
- "Ken’ichi Suzumura 1st Live Tour 2010 "Becoming"" (in Japanese). Lantis. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
- "Ken’ichi Suzumura Live Tour 2011 "CHRONICLE to the future"" (in Japanese). Girl's OH. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
- "uta to tooku de tsutawareta pojitibu na messeeji. Akarui mirai wo negatta "Ken’ichi Suzumura Live Tour 2011 "CHRONICLE to the future"" tôkyo kouen repooto" (in Japanese). Lantis. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
- "Your opinion of the male seiyuu singer ability" (in Japanese). GMO Mobile inc. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
- "Kiramune Official Site CONNECT" (in Japanese). Kiramune Project. Retrieved 6 October 2012.