Koichi Yamadera

Koichi YamaderaJapanese

Date Of Birth: Jun 17, 1961
Birth Place: Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Voice Over Language: Japanese

Popularity: 39th All Time, 46th This Week

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THE VOICES OF Koichi Yamadera

Credits On BTVA: 295 Roles from 234 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 12:14 AM on Sat Aug 27 2016
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Dude, this guy is pretty much the Mel Blanc of Japan.
said at 5:02 PM on Fri Jun 17 2016
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Happy birthday, Koichi.
said at 1:00 PM on Fri Jun 17 2016
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Happy birthday Japanese voice of Donald Duck, Genie, Isaac McDougal, Mew, & Beerus!!!!!
said at 6:26 AM on Fri Jun 17 2016
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Happy Birthday Koichi Yamadera!
said at 7:08 AM on Tue May 10 2016
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You know, seeing that Beerus played the Genie in Japan, it makes me wonder how Robin Williams would have done as Beerus.
said at 6:41 PM on Sun May 15 2016
@Metabad I would moreso compare Yamadera to Corey Burton, seeing as they both have the knack for very low, crunchy voices.

As well as seemingly being on Disney's shortlist, being in basically everything that can afford them &/or is worth their time.
said at 7:04 AM on Wed Jun 15 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed Corey Burton could work well for Beerus too.
said at 2:53 AM on Sun Nov 15 2015
I'm really enjoying his performance as Britt Reid as well!
said at 4:07 PM on Sun Sep 18 2016
@BlankSlate Who is that?
said at 8:48 AM on Fri Sep 23 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed The Green Hornet, as played by Seth Rogen. Let's just say that Yamadera fit into the role like a hand into a glove.
said at 7:40 PM on Tue Nov 3 2015
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I still can't get over how spot on his Donald Duck is.
said at 4:19 AM on Sun Sep 13 2015
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I can't look at this guy's resume and NOT be impressed.
said at 1:49 PM on Thu May 12 2016
@Kioea For a current-gen comparison, the Troy Baker of Japan?
said at 7:14 AM on Tue Sep 8 2015
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No disrespect to Robin Williams, but Yamadera is the definitive Genie. No VA in Japan but Yamadera has played Genie. He is the most consistent Genie. Oh, and he's certainly better than Castellaneta for sure.
said at 11:04 AM on Tue Sep 8 2015
@AntiSabat666 He contests with Preben Kristensen for the best voice, that's for sure. He's got a lot of passion.

And no respect for Peer Augustinski, but not even he could measure up.
said at 11:04 AM on Tue Sep 8 2015
@AntiSabat666 No disrespect for Peer, I mean.
said at 5:30 AM on Wed Oct 14 2015
@AntiSabat666 I mean Preben! Preben!

Anyway, I was pleasantly astonished that he was able to mimic a woman's voice perfectly! Even Akira Kamiya (Iago) was confused!
said at 1:29 PM on Tue Sep 23 2014
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The face on the left is pretty much my reaction to how many roles he has; and so much more!
said at 10:40 AM on Tue Mar 4 2014
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Dude's got chops
said at 5:10 PM on Fri Feb 21 2014
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Amazing range. Hardly any two characters look and sound alike.
said at 5:29 AM on Tue Aug 12 2014
@thomwim Well, there's a lot of his Genie in his Lord Business. Didn't recognize him as Batman, though.
said at 11:46 AM on Tue Mar 3 2015
@thomwim Also Jacquimo from 'Thumbelina' sounds like Genie but with twice the whimsy.
Belial Edge
said at 4:23 AM on Tue Jun 4 2013
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From Mew to Donald Duck. Amazing. =w=
said at 3:59 AM on Sat Oct 29 2011
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I like Yamadera's voice, too. He has a great acting range!
said at 4:57 PM on Tue Aug 12 2014
@BlankSlate No; it's more than great. It's phenomenal. His energy, his delivery. It's all fantastic.
VanOsdel 0123
said at 3:47 PM on Thu Sep 8 2011
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You know, I really like Koichi Yamadera's voice acting.

But, on Thumbelina, what does Koichi's voice on Jacquimo really sound like to you?
said at 5:28 AM on Tue Aug 12 2014
@VanOsdel 0123 I don't know. I haven't seen it.
said at 2:35 AM on Mon Sep 8 2014
@VanOsdel 0123 Now I've seen it. He sounds like Genie but with twice the whimsy.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Koichi Yamadera role? *
25.0% (8 votes)
Donald Duck
18.8% (6 votes)
Shun Akiyama
12.5% (4 votes)
Spike Spiegel
12.5% (4 votes)
Corazon / Donquixote Rocinante
9.4% (3 votes)
Silva Zoldyck
6.3% (2 votes)
Isaac McDougal
3.1% (1 vote)
3.1% (1 vote)
Newton Graceland
3.1% (1 vote)
3.1% (1 vote)
Ryouga Hibiki
3.1% (1 vote)
32 Total Votes