Kendo Kobayashi

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Kendo Kobayashi
Native nameケンドーコバヤシ
BornTomoharu Kobayashi
(1972-07-04) 4 July 1972 (age 46)
Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
NationalityJapanese
Education
  • Hatsushiba Tondabayashi High School
  • Yoshimoto New Star Creation (NSC)
Occupation
  • Comedian
  • actor
Years active1992–
AgentYoshimoto Creative Agency
Known for
  • Niketsu!!
  • Ameagari no yamato Naze? Shiko
  • Ken Koba no BakoBako TV
  • NMB48 Sayaka Yamamoto no M-ane: Music Onēsan
  • High Noon TV Viking!
  • Yoshimoto Chō Gōkin K: Ken Koba Daiō Kangaeru Hito
  • Kangaeru Hito
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)[1][2]
Awards
  • 2nd and 3rd Dynamite Kansai (2000)
  • All That's Manzai (2001)
  • 11th Dynamite Kansai (2005)
  • BGO Emi Kamagata Entertainment award (2005)
  • BGO Emi Kamagata Entertainment Narrative award (2006)
  • 14th Dynamite Kansai (2008)
  • S-1 Battle Monthly Champion (2009)

Kendo Kobayashi (ケンドーコバヤシ, Kendō Kobayashi, born 4 July 1972, in Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan)[2] is a Japanese comedian and actor.[6] His real and former stage name is Tomoharu Kobayashi (小林 友治, Kobayashi Tomoharu). He is nicknamed Ken Koba (ケンコバ), Koba (コバ), and Mr. Yaritai Hōdai (Mr.やりたい放題, Misutā Yaritai Hōdai). He is represented with Yoshimoto Creative Agency of Yoshimoto Kogyo in Tokyo. He graduated from the Yoshimoto New Star Creation (NSC) in Osaka.

Kobayashi graduated from Osaka Municipal Higashitanabe Elementary School, Osaka Municipal Nakano Junior High School, and Hatsushiba Tondabayashi High School. He had served as a captain of the rugby club during high school.

Filmography[edit]

Informal and variety series[edit]

Current appearances

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2008 Niketsu!! YTV
2012 Mandō Kobayashi Fuji TV One Two Next Monthly broadcasts
2013 Ken Koba no BakoBako TV Sun TV Kanmuri MC
NMB48 Sayaka Yamamoto no M-ane: Music Onēsan Space Shower TV Plus Monthly broadcasts
2015 Fujiyama Fight Club Fuji TV [7]
2016 Ameagari no "A-san no hanashi": Jijō-tsū ni Kikimashita! ABC Panelist

Special programmes

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2010 CosCosPlayPlay Fuji TV Two Irregular appearances
2016 The Geinin Cannon Ball Run TBS [8]

Occasional appearances

Year Title Network Notes
All-Star Thanksgiving TBS
2008 Akashiya TV MBS
Matsumoto Hitoshi no Suberanai Hanashi Fuji TV
Ima-chan no "Jitsu wa..." ABC
Sōdatta no ka! Akira Ikegami no Manaberu News TV Asahi Quasi-regular appearances
2009 Geinōjin Kakuzuke Check ABC
Wednesday Downtown TBS

Former appearances

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
1999 Chichin Puipui MBS
2001 ?Majissuka! MBS
Kenzan! Aruchun MBS
Onedari Kaitō Go! Mouse MBS Occasional specials
2002 Yoshimoto Chō Gōkin K: Ken Koba Daiō Kangaeru Hito TVO Uikanmuri MC
2003 O-sa-m MBS
Nakagawa Ken! MBS
2006 Shūkan Purachike! KTV
Fake Off: Kanzen naru Sōkan-zu Fuji TV As the voice of Kamisama
Obiraji R TBS Wednesday and Tuesday appearances
2007 Shibuya Deep A NHK-BS2, NHK-G
2008 Mezamashi Saturday Fuji TV Commentator
2009 Campus Night Fuji Fuji TV MC
Jimoto ōen Variety: Kono hen!! Traveler Tokyo MX
Tsukutta Hito Animax MC
2010 Made in Kansai KTV
Kuribitsu! THK
Docking48 KTV
Japan Loc Festival Fuji TV Tour guide
2011 Motemote Ninety Nine TBS
Ameagari no yamato Naze? Shiko ABC
2012 The Butchigiri TV TBS Golden MC
2014 High Noon TV Viking! Fuji TV Wednesday, later Thursday appearances
"Sorette donna Hito?" Sōsa Variety: G-Men 99 TBS
2015 Dōnaru? MXTV MC [9]

Other appearances

Year Title Network Notes
Un'nan no Rough na Kanji de. TBS
Warau Koinu no Seikatsu Alive Fuji TV
Hataraku ossan Gekijō Fuji TV
Kangaeru Hitokoma Fuji TV
BS Anime Yawa NHK-BS2
Marko Porori KTV
Tokyo Mass Media Kaigi Fuji TV
Mizunio Kingdom MXTV, Sun
UnNan Kyokugen Neta Battle! The Iromonea: Warawa setara 100 man-en TBS Eliminated from "Iromonea", "Pinmonea", and the 4th "Gurumonea"
Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ Fuji TV Regular corner appearance
Akashiya Sanchannel TBS
Orewan Fuji TV
Arabiki Dan TBS As a member of "Zakoba" and "Zakoba with Beicho"
Muchaburi! TBS
Bakushō Red Carpet Fuji TV Appeared in "Nazo kake Kingu Kettei-sen"
2011 AKB to ×× YTV
Ameagari Club KTV

Documentaries[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2014 Kendo Kobayashi no Italia-hito ni naritai NTV As a traveler
2016 Family History NHK-G

TV drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2009 Boss Yoshiharu Iwai Fuji TV
2012 Perfect Son Toshiro Kabe NTV
2014 Mitsuko Mori o Ikita Onna: Nihonichi Aisa reta Okāsan wa, Nihonichi Sabishī Onnadatta Takeharu Yanagida Fuji TV
White Labo: Keishichō Tokubetsu Kagaku Sōsahan Tsuyoshi Ishizawa TBS Episode 1
2016 Guard Center 24 Hidemichi Sotokoba NTV [10]

Anime television[edit]

Title Role Network Notes
The Kindaichi Case Files Policeman YTV
Kaden Manzai John TV TV Tokyo
Michiko & Hatchin Kiriru Fuji TV
Detective Conan Investigator A YTV
Yatterman Himself YTV Appeared in both anime and live action

Radio[edit]

Current appearances

Year Title Network Notes
2012 Tenga Presents Midnight World Cafe: Tenga Chaya FM Osaka
2014 Appare yatte māsu! MBS Radio Wednesday appearances

Former appearances

Year Title Network Notes
2001 Kendo Kobayashi otona no Jikan MBS Radio
2002 B MBS Radio Monday appearances
Suggoi! Otona no Jikan MBS Radio
B Friday Special: Jinnai-Ken Koba 45 Radio MBS Radio
2004 Go Go Monkeys MBS Radio Thursday appearances
2005 Gocha maze! Suiyōbi MBS Radio
2007 Kendo Kobayashi no Kiminagu TBS Radio
2008 Mokuyō Junk Zero: Kendo Kobayashi no Temeoko TBS Radio
2013 Wanted!! TBS Radio Friday appearances

Other appearances

Title Network Notes
Yes Go! Go! Night! Yes-FM
Koba-Spo ABC Radio
Goo Goo Monkeys MBS Radio
Kobanna MBS Radio Special programme
FM Theater: Meisō Runner NHK FM
Kendo Kobayashi no Ultra Seoul TBS Radio Special programme

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2005 Break Through! Karate Club captain Onishi
2006 Nichijō Street musician Kamen Driver
2007 Nichijō: Koi no Koe
2008 GS Wonderland
2009 Yatterman Tonzura
2010 No Laugh No Life Keiji Banba Co-starring with Daisuke Miyagawa
2012 Ghostwriter Hotel Kenji Miyazawa
2013 NMB48 geinin! The Movie: Owarai Seishun Girls!
2014 NMB48 geinin! The Movie Returns: Sotsugyō! Owarai Seishun Girls!! Aratanaru Tabidachi
2015 Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Ghost & Drive: Super Movie War Genesis Da Vinci Ganma/Renaissance Ganma The Renaissance Ganma is used as a fusion between Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael Ganmas. [11]

Dubbing[edit]

Year Title Role
2007 Hoodwinked! Nicky
2009 Land of the Lost Dr. Marshall
2013 Pacific Rim Hannibal Chau

Anime films[edit]

Year Title Role Ref.
2010 Doraemon: Nobita's Great Battle of the Mermaid King Toragis commander
2012 Berserk: The Golden Age Arc Bazuso
2016 Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Kudaraki [12]
One Piece Film: Gold Dice [13]
Gantz: O Hachiro Oka [14]

Advertisements[edit]

Title Notes
Mondelez Halls Co-starring with Junior Chihara and Jichō Kachō
Coca-Cola Georgia Sizzle
Kirin Brewery Smirnoff Ice Spice
Momotarō Dentetsu Co-starring with Azusa Yamamoto
Sapporo Brewery Ice Lager As the voice of the polar bear
The Association for Promotion of Digital Broadcasting Power-Up! BS Campaign As the voice of BS Man
Nissan "Kurabete Nissan" series Narration

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Ref.
2016 Berserk and the Band of the Hawk Bazuso [15]

Internet series[edit]

Current appearances'

Year Title Website Notes Ref.
2016 Ameba Prime Ameba TV Biweekly Tuesday appearances [16]

Former appearances

Title Website Notes
Tameike Now GyaO Irregular appearances
Ken Koba no Meiwaku Mail Magazine Magalry Wednesday broadcasts

Newspaper serializations[edit]

Title Notes
Tokyo Sports, Osaka Sports, Chukyo Sports, Kyushu Sports, "Kendo Kobayashi no sōdatta no ka! Manaberu Geinin News" Biweekly Thursday releases

Magazine serializations[edit]

Title
Kajikaji "Ken Koba no Jinsei Lesson"
TV Bros. Kansai-ban
Monthly Yoshimoto "Column Ishu-sho Tōgi-sen-Matsuguchi vs. Kobayashi"
Ongaku to Hito "Ongaku to Majin"
Pia Kansai-ban "Tamashī no Rankingourmet"

Solo shows[edit]

Year Title
2000 Koba-chan no Gachigachi Saturday
2001 Koba-chan no Nukinuki Saturday
Kobayashi nara Nani o yatte mo Yurusa reru no ka Series 1: Himitsu no Koba-chan
Kobayashi nara Nani o yatte mo Yurusa reru no ka Series 6: Kobayashi Buss Komachi
2002 Kobayashi nara Nani o yatte mo Yurusa reru no ka Series 11: Kobayashi no Joe
Kendo Kobayashi Midnight Live: Jojo no Kimyōna Kobayashi
Kobayashi nara Nani o yatte mo Yurusa reru no ka Series 2: Koba Night
Kobayashi demo Yurusa renē daro Series 1: Naiyō Gudaguda Tengoku
2003 Kobayashi nara Nani o yatte mo Yurusa reru no ka Series 13: Kobaben
Mō Kobayashi o Aite ni sun na Series 1: Hazukashinagara Kaette mairimashita
Kobayashi no Rampage Junction
Kobayashi no Rampage Junction 2: Talk Live desu
2004 Iwai! Hatsu Live Hajimemashite! Ken Koba desu!

Bibliography[edit]

Year Title Ref.
Yatte yarutte!!
Ken Koba Densetsu: Boshi ni natta Kotoba-tachi
Kendo Kobayashi no tamaranai Mise
Kendo Kobayashi no Kansai tama Run Gourmet Book: Jōren ni naritai Gensen 226-ken Guide
2015 "Bigaku" sae areba, Hito wa Tsuyoku nareru: Manga no Hero-tachi ga Boku ni Oshiete kureta koto [17]

Publications[edit]

Year Title
Kinkyū Tokubetsu DVD: Tsuitō Kendo Kobayashi-san
2003 Dynamite Kansai: Zennihon Ōgiri-ō Kettei Tournament Taikai
2006 Dynamite Kansai 2006: Open Tournament Taikai
2009 Dynamite Kansai 2009: Open Tournament Taikai
Battle Owaraiyaru
Kinkyū Tokubetsu Bangumi Yōgi-sha Kendo Kobayashi Taiho: Jiken no Shinsō ni Semaru Kanzenhan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ケンドーコバヤシ". Nihon Tarento Meikan (in Japanese). Yahoo! Japan. Retrieved 26 Oct 2016.
  2. ^ a b "ケンドーコバヤシ" (in Japanese). Yoshimoto Kogyo. Retrieved 26 Oct 2016.
  3. ^ "映画「ONE PIECE」にケンコバ、古田新太、コロッケ、ナダルも出演". Comic Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 26 Oct 2016.
  4. ^ "しずちゃんが結婚詐欺を調査、雨上がり、コバ、宇治原の中で素質あるのは". Owarai Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 26 Oct 2016.
  5. ^ "真相はABCとDVDで「容疑者ケンドーコバヤシ逮捕」". Owarai Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha. 26 Nov 2012. Retrieved 26 Oct 2016.
  6. ^ Mokuyō Junk Zero: Kendo Kobayashi no Temeoko. TBS Radio. 18 Jun 2009.
  7. ^ "ケンドーコバヤシ、フジテレビ深夜の新格闘技情報番組に出演". Owarai Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha. 13 Oct 2015. Retrieved 26 Oct 2016.
  8. ^ "芸人キャノンボール2016 〜公道最速借り物レース〜" (in Japanese). TBS. Retrieved 26 Oct 2016.
  9. ^ "ケンコバMCの新番組「どうなる?」鬼越トマホーク1万個ドミノに早くも暗雲". Owarai Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha. 6 Jul 2015. Retrieved 26 Jul 2016.
  10. ^ "ケンドーコバヤシが警備会社ドラマで剣道5段、柔道3段の猛者演じる". Owarai Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha. 11 Sep 2016. Retrieved 26 Oct 2016.
  11. ^ "ケンコバ、劇場版『仮面ライダー』で敵役声優「てっきりライダー役かと…」". Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. 2 Nov 2015. Retrieved 26 Oct 2016.
  12. ^ "ケンコバ&ジャンポケ、劇場版『遊☆戯☆王』ゲスト声優に抜てき「めっちゃ興奮」". Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. 20 Jan 2016. Retrieved 26 Oct 2016.
  13. ^ "「ONE PIECE FILM GOLD」ゲスト声優にケンコバ、古田新太、コロッケ、ナダル". Eiga Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 26 Oct 2016.
  14. ^ "CHARACTER". Gantz O Official site (in Japanese). Retrieved 26 Oct 2016.
  15. ^ "ケンドーコバヤシ、4年ぶりバズーソ役 『ベルセルク無双』で声優". Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. 18 Oct 2016. Retrieved 26 Oct 2016.
  16. ^ "ウーマン村本、ケンコバ、小籔がテレ朝新設オープンスタジオからニュース届ける". Owarai Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha. 24 Mar 2016. Retrieved 26 Oct 2016.
  17. ^ "ケンコバがマンガのヒーローから教わった美学を伝える著書発売決定". Owarai Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha. 4 Aug 2015. Retrieved 26 Oct 2016.

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