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Kenichi Suzumura (鈴村 健一 Suzumura Ken'ichi?, born September 12, 1974) is a voice actor from Niigata, Osaka Prefecture. He is currently affiliated with Arts Vision. He made his television animation debut on Macross 7 in 1994. He is most known for the roles of Hikaru Hitachiin from Ouran High School Host Club, Shinn Asuka from Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, Sogo Okita from Gintama, Lavi from D.Gray-Man, and Ryutaros from Kamen Rider Den-O. He is called Suzu and Muraken by Soichiro Hoshi and his fans and Suzuken by other voice actors and fans. He is currently part of the group STA MEN alongside Junichi Suwabe, Daisuke Kishio, Hiroki Takahashi, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Makoto Yasumura, and Kosuke Toriumi.

Voice roles

Leading roles in bold

TV Anime

Drama CDs

  • Amatsuki as Ginshu
  • Balettstar as Endō Akira
  • Bus Gamer as Mishiba Toki
  • Cherry Boy Sakuzen as Matsuoka Akira
  • D.N.Angel WINK Series as Keiji Saga
  • Gundam Seed Destiny as Shinn Asuka
  • Dolls as Shota Mikoshiba
  • Eigoku Yoidan as Yuri Fordum
  • Fruits Basket as Kakeru Manabe
  • Fusatsugi as Tokura Hijiri, Kidōmaru, Shiten Hōji
  • Gate as Minamiyama Shigeru
  • Genso Suikoden as Tir McDohl
  • Gintama as Okita Sougo
  • Hana to Akuma as Klaus
  • Hanayoi Romanesque as Hōshō Sumire
  • Kimi to Boku as Tsukahara Kaname
  • Only the Ring Finger Knows as Fujii Wataru
  • Ouran High School Host Club as Hikaru Hitachiin, Kaoru Hitachiin (early drama CDs)
  • Parfait Tic! as Daiya Shinpo
  • Saint Beast as Fuga no Maya
  • Shōnen Bride as Matsūra Shinobu
  • Shōnen Onmyōji as Suzaku
  • Special A as Kei Takishima
  • Tenki Yohou no Koibito as Amasawa Chitose
  • Zombie Loan as Akatsuki Chika
  • Renai Trap as Tsuji Shinobu

Other roles

  • Zack Fair in Last Order: Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep
  • Gippal in Final Fantasy X-2
  • Demyx in Kingdom Hearts series
  • Leo Stenbuck in Anubis: Zone of the Enders
  • Darc in Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits
  • Rudy Roughnight in Wild Arms: Alter Code F (Japanese version only)
  • Senel Coolidge in Tales of Legendia
  • Shin Kudo in Macross Zero
  • Taki Shunsuke in the Gakuen Heaven: Yaoi Scramble PC Game
  • Hariya Kounoshin in Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side: 2nd Kiss
  • Naoto Tsukioka in Gigantic Drive
  • Might in Silver Chaos : Yaoi RPG PC Game
  • Mighty in Thomas and Friends
  • Saisho Hajime in Sora no Iro, Mizu no Iro : (H-Anime series)
  • Shinn Asuka, Eiji Shigure in Super Robot Wars Z
  • Shinn Asuka and Shin Kudo in Super Robot Wars Scramble Commander the 2nd and Another Century's Episode: R
  • Simon Belmont in Castlevania Judgment
  • Kokutou Mikiya in Kara no Kyoukai series
  • Ryutaros, Gecko Imagin (ep. 40) in Kamen Rider Den-O
  • Soccer Player in Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World
  • Kamen Rider X in Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker
  • Amaha Tsubasa in Starry Sky ~in Winter~

Nominations and awards

  • 2008:
  1. "Best Radio Personality" - 2nd Seiyu Awards (won)
  • 2007:
  1. "Best Actor in supporting role" - 1st Seiyu Awards
  2. "Best Radio Personality" - 1st Seiyu Awards


In addition to performing many different character songs in his seiyuu career Suzumura has recently become a singer signed under the Lantis label. Below are his current non-character song releases.

Release Date Album Catalog Number Chart Position Notes
October 22, 2003 [1] "Shizumanai Taiyō" Collaboration single with Takahiro Sakurai (as R-16)
March 26, 2004 [2] "Separate Way" Collaboration single with Takahiro Sakurai (as R-16)
December 17, 2005 [3] "Box Universe" Mini Album
October 8, 2008 "Intention" LACM-4518 14 Debut Single
February 4, 2009 "Atarashii Neiro" LACM-4569 13 Single
April 24, 2009 "Connect" BCCD-1 Collaboration album with Mitsuo Iwata
June 24, 2009 "Mitochondria" LACM-4627 20 Single
October 7, 2009 Becoming LACA-35968 14 1st Album
January 27, 2010 "And Becoming" LACM-4690 23 Single
February 24, 2010 "Fighting Spirits" LACM-34689 23 Collaboration single with Mitsuo Iwata (as CONNECT)


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  • He has worked with Takahiro Sakurai on various occasions, in the animations and BL Drama CDs. Currently, they host a radio show together with Miyu Matsuki called Cherry Bell. He is also a friend of seiyū Hiroki Takahashi.
  • He has appeared in several works with Maaya Sakamoto where his character is romantically interested in her character (Gundam Seed Destiny, Ouran High School Host Club, Final Fantasy VII, Kara no Kyoukai).
  • His younger brother, Masaki Suzumura works in film production and has featured with Kenichi Suzumura several times on seiyu radio shows, such as Cherry Bell. Many fans were surprised as his voice was very similar to Kenichi Suzumura's but a little higher in pitch.
  • Suzumura is excellent at cooking. He was going to get a license to become a chef before he went along to a seiyu audition, for which he unexpectedly got picked.
  • He loves the ice cream 'pino'.
  • He has been brought up moving constantly to different areas of Japan. During his childhood years he has lived in Niigata, Osaka, Okayama, Fukuoka and other areas. He admits his Kansai-ben is not perfect, but still uses it heavily in normal speech.
  • He has two dogs, Ivy and Momo. He frequently orders clothes for them on the internet.
  • In December 2003, Suzumura cycled a distance of about 200 km from Nagoya to Osaka in 24 hours 30 minutes approximately (including time for sleep, rest, eating) with Radio Osaka. The moment he arrived was broadcast live on radio.
  • He made a guest appearance in ghostnote's PV of the song '櫻道' (sakuramichi) in 2009.
  • Because of his feeble health he practiced aikido for five years in order to control his breathing.
  • In January 2010 he gave his first solo concert tour in Osaka (January 10), Nagoya (January 11), Yokohama (January 23) and Tokyo (January 30).[3]
  • A national survey on the popularity of seiyū conducted in March 2010 has revealed Suzumura and Miyano Mamoru as the most famous male seiyū.[4]


  1. "Staff&Cast" (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  2. "Official Amatsuki site - キャスト·スタッフ (Cast·Staff)". (in Japanese). Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  3. "Ken’ichi Suzumura 1st Live Tour 2010 "Becoming"" (in Japanese). Lantis. Retrieved 4 May 2010. 
  4. "seiyuu no nichiritsu" (in Japanese). DO HOUSE Inc. Retrieved 4 May 2010. 

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