Kappei Yamaguchi

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Kappei Yamaguchi
Kappei Yamaguchi by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Kappei Yamaguchi, 2016
Native name 山口 勝平
Born Mitsuo Yamaguchi (山口 光雄)
(1965-05-23) May 23, 1965 (age 50)
Fukuoka, Japan
Other names Kyōya Ushihisa (牛久 京也)
Occupation Voice actor, actor
Years active 1988–present
Notable credit(s) Ranma ½ as Ranma Saotome
Inuyasha as Inuyasha
Death Note as L
One Piece as Usopp

Mitsuo Yamaguchi (山口 光雄 Yamaguchi Mitsuo?, born May 23, 1965), better known by his stage name of Kappei Yamaguchi (山口 勝平 Yamaguchi Kappei?), is a Japanese voice actor and actor from Fukuoka, affiliated with Gokū[1] and 21st Century Fox.[2]

He is best known for the roles of Ranma Saotome (Ranma ½), Jackson Neil (Miracle Girls), Tombo (Kiki's Delivery Service), Yattarō (Kyatto Ninden Teyandee), Inuyasha (Inuyasha), Ryuichi Sakuma (Gravitation), L (Death Note), Usopp (One Piece), Hideyoshi Soya (The Law of Ueki), and Kaitō Kid and Shinichi Kudo (Detective Conan). His current starring roles include that of Yamada Hifumi (Danganronpa) and Raimon "Monta" Taro, the Deimon Devil Bats' wide receiver in Eyeshield 21. Yamaguchi is also best known as the Japanese voice of Kyle Broflovski, Bugs Bunny and Crash Bandicoot.

Yamaguchi has appeared in eroge as Kyōya Ushihisa (牛久 京也 Ushihisa Kyōya?).[3] He made his first public appearance in North America at Otakon 2008;[4] and was also a guest at Sakura-Con 2009.[5][6] Yamaguchi's third appearance to date has been at Animazement in 2010. He also made a fourth appearance in Hawaii at Kawaii Kon in 2011.

He is married and has a son.[7]


Kappei Yamaguchi, 2014

Television animation[edit]

Original video animation (OVA)[edit]

Film animation[edit]

Internet animation[edit]


Video games[edit]

Dubbing roles[edit]




Anime music and audio dramas[edit]

Dialogue roles (dramas)[edit]

Singing roles[edit]

Other music CD albums[edit]


  • Rollin' (Futureland/Youmex, TYDY-5147, 1990)
  • A Boy (Futureland/Youmex, TYCY-5185, 1991)
  • Mini-Best (Meldac/Nippon Crown, MECH-18004, 1995)
  • Unbalance City (Nippon Columbia, COCC-13586, 1996)

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