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Jun'ichi Kanemaru (金丸 淳一 Kanemaru Jun'ichi?) (also Junichi or Jun-ichi) (born October 27, 1962) is a seiyū from Yamanashi, Japan. He is affiliated with the talent management firm 81 Produce.

He is most known for the roles of Hayato Kazami (Future GPX Cyber Formula) and Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog series).

Kanemaru came in eighth in the Seiyuu Grand Prix in 1994, receiving 512 votes.

He is also a singer and a talented composer, with songs such as 'Suddenly' (a cover version of Rita Coolidge's song by the same name), and 月のフェアリーテール ('December's Fairy Tale') (composed and sung by Kanemaru himself). He also notably sung 'Digital Survivor', the theme of his character, Akiyama Ryo, from Digimon Tamers.

He is very well known for his frequent use of English lines and phrases in his various roles and has even taught English.

Voice roles

Television animation

  • Leading roles are bold

CD Roles

  • Pyū to Fuku! Jaguar (Kyohiko Saketome a.k.a. Piyohiko)
  • Hero from Dragon Quest IV's CD theatre
  • Shout Out Loud! (Shino Hasae)


Theater animation

  • Digimon Tamers: Runaway Locomon (Ryo Akiyama)

Video games


  • Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger (Hakkarasniper)
  • Kamen Rider Den-O (Chameleon Imagin)


  • Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (Voice of Henry the Green Engine) (Season 9)
  • Budgie The Little Helicopter (Voice of Dell Eddie Nosey Bachoe and Wally)
  • Hetalia (German Simulator Narrator)
  • Night of the Werehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Dora the Explorer (Voice of Swiper the Fox)
  • Insektors (Fulgor)

External links

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