Rikiya Koyama

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Rikiya Koyama
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Rikiya Koyama at Anime Expo 2012
Native name
小山 力也
Born (1963-12-18) December 18, 1963 (age 55)
Kyoto, Japan
Years active1987–present
AgentHaiyuza Theatre Company

Rikiya Koyama (小山 力也, Koyama Rikiya, born December 18, 1963 in Kyoto) is a Japanese actor and voice actor who is a member of Haiyuza Theatre Company. He has done popular voicing roles in Hajime no Ippo, Utawarerumono and Kamen no Maid Guy. He is also known by the nicknames "Rikki" and "Riki-chan". Koyama become well known for voicing Yamato from Naruto, Kogoro Mouri from Case Closed and Coyote Starrk from Bleach.


He graduated from Ritsumeikan University, where he read law, in 1986, and entered Toho Gakuen College and majored in drama. After graduation, he joined the Haiyuza Theatre Company in 1988.

His first production with the company was The Idiot, in which he played the role of a servant. He came to the attention of the public when he was selected at an audition to play the role of Sebastian in Twelfth Night, directed by Michael Pennington.

Since then, he has appeared in many plays, including The Merchant of Venice, staged October and November 2005. He played the role of Antonio. The play was performed in the UK, the Netherlands, Romania, and Japan and received a favorable reception.

He played in Japanese TV dramas which dealt with social problems, such as The School Will Change When the Headmaster Changes and Unjust Accusation.

He also does an attractive dubbing for the voice of the pediatrician, Dr. Doug Ross (George Clooney) in the American TV drama ER, which has been broadcast in Japan since 1996 by NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). This dubbing made him leap to fame in Japan. Since then, he has dubbed all the roles played by George Clooney in films after The Peacemaker and has also played leading characters in many major plays.

He also starred in 2010 live-action film, Wonderful World, with fellow voice actors, Mamoru Miyano, Tomokazu Sugita, Tomokazu Seki, Yuka Hirata, Showtaro Morikubo and Daisuke Namikawa.[1]


Anime television[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2000 Hajime no Ippo Takamura Mamoru
Detective Conan Saku Norifumi (ep. 199-200)
2002 Detective Conan Kiyama Tomonori (ep. 282-283)
2003 D.N.Angel Police Chief Hiwatari
2005 Akagi Nangō
2006 Crash B-Daman Jubee Sanada
Buso Renkin Victor
2007 Bleach Coyote Starrk
Naruto: Shippuden Yamato
2008 Soul Eater Shinigami
Ga-Rei: Zero Kudo Kuzuno
Rin ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ Ihika
Mōryō no Hako Sasagawa
2009 Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger Takamura Mamoru
Detective Conan Kogoro Mori (ep. 553-present)
2011 Fate/Zero Kiritsugu Emiya
2012 Hunter × Hunter Ging Freecss 2011 series
2013 Dog & Scissors Tōji Nakahara, Daimon Hotokezaka
Hajime no Ippo: Rising Takamura Mamoru
High School DxD New Azazel
Pokémon Origins Giovanni
2014 Black Bullet Kagetane Hiruko
Nobunaga Concerto Shibata Katsuie
Parasyte -the maxim- Yamagishi
Sengoku Basara: End of Judgement Kuroda Kanbei
Terra Formars Donatello K. Davis
Nanana's Buried Treasure Jūgo's Father
2015 Blood Blockade Battlefront Klaus Von Reinhertz
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma Jōichirō Yukihira
Heavy Object Seawax
The Heroic Legend of Arslan Lucian
High School DxD BorN Azazel
Jitsu wa Watashi wa Genjirō Shiragami
Lupin the Third Part IV Cesare Albertini
One-Punch Man Sea King
Seiyu's Life! Himself
Garo: Crimson Moon Watanabe no Tsuna
Ushio and Tora Tora
One Piece Galley, Kyros (continued till 2016)
God Eater Johannes von Schicksal (continued till 3/26/2016 when episode 13 was aired)
2016 Ajin: Demi-Human Firefighter
Alderamin on the Sky Solvenares Igsem
All Out!! Tadakazu Taira
Bungō Stray Dogs Fukuzawa Yukichi [2]
Berserk Mozgus
Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School - Side: Despair Jin Kirigiri
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Tom
2017 Gintama Neptune Shoukaku
ID-0 Grayman [3]
Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic Strafansky Yelistratova [4]
Mahojin Guru Guru Gochinko (ep. 4 - 5, 10)
UQ Holder! Jack Rakan [5]
Altair: A Record of Battles Corentin Pineau
The Laughing Salesman NEW Ashi Yumemi (ep. 8)
Digimon Universe: App Monsters Dantemon (ep. 24)
2018 Killing Bites Reiichi Shidō [6]
Future Card Buddyfight Demon Lord Dragon, Batzz
The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments Zaratras
Karakuri Circus Narumi Katō [7]
Back Street Girls Jin Takamura

Unknown date

Original video animation (OVA)[edit]

Anime films[edit]

Video games[edit]

Tokusatsu roles[edit]

Dubbing roles[edit]




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  2. ^ ""Bungou Stray Dogs" Anime Cast Announced". Crunchyroll. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  3. ^ "ID-0 Anime Reveals Promo Video, Story, More Cast, Visual, April 9 TV Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "Hina Logi: From Luck & Logic Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, Theme Song Artists, July 1 Premiere (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "UQ Holder Anime Reveals 5 More Cast Members, October 2 Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  6. ^ "Killing Bites Anime Reveals Visual, More Cast, Staff". Anime News Network. December 8, 2017. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "Karakuri Circus Anime Unveils Cast, Staff, Video, October Debut, Amazon Streaming". Anime News Network. July 31, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  8. ^ Oochi, Yoko. "The Official Art of Fate/stay night". (January 2007) Newtype USA. pp. 101-107.
  9. ^ "Detective Conan: Ijigen no Sniper Film's 1st Full Trailer Posted". Anime News Network. 2013-12-31. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  10. ^ "Dance With Devils: Fortuna Film Recasts Nesta With Rikiya Koyama". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  11. ^ "Code:Realize ~Sousei no Himegimi~ Japanese Official Website". Retrieved 5 May 2015.
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