Nobuyuki Hiyama (檜山 修之 Hiyama Nobuyuki?, born August 25, 1967) is a popular voice actor born in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima, Japan. He is currently affiliated with Arts Vision.


  • Sometimes credited as: Shuji Hiyama (Hiyama Shūji), Osamuyuki Hiyama (Hiyama Osamuyuki)
  • Nickname: Hi-chan (ひーちゃん?), Yuusha-ou (勇者王?, The King of Braves)
  • Bloodtype: A
  • Height: 166 cm
  • Year Enrolled into the Voice-Acting Industry: 1987
  • Debut Character: Yeti (Kaiketsu Zorori short feature, 1989)
  • First Official Character in a Series: Syndrome (Chikyuu SOS Soreike KORORIN, 1992)
  • Breakthrough Character: Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho, 1992)
  • First Protagonist Role: Maito Senpuhji (The Brave Express Might Gaine, 1993)
  • 10th Year Anniversary Character: Guy Shishioh (King of Braves GaoGaiGar, 1997)
  • Favorite Food: Ramen[1]
  • Hobbies: Driving and historical research[2]
  • Currently Affiliated with Arts Vision
  • According to the Anime News Network as of early October 2007, Hiyama is one of the most prolific male seiyū with 155 roles credited to his name, tied with Ikue Ohtani.[citation needed]
  • Was a guest at Anime North in 2009 and 2010.


  • Because of the quality of his voice, Hiyama has a good reputation for playing many hot-blooded heroes like Shiro Armada of Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team and Teppei Takamiya of B't X, and calm characters like Yuushiro Gowa of Gasaraki and Hiei of Yuyu Hakusho. However, Hiyama is capable of voicing a wide range of characters from comedic (Harunobu Madarame of Genshiken, Space Detective 556 of Keroro, Mr. 3 of One Piece) to deranged or rowdy (Murata Azrael of Gundam SEED, Rampage, Ikkaku). Furthermore, he played tender boys like William of Marmalade Boy.
  • By fans, Hiyama is nicknamed Yuusha-ou (勇者王?, The King of Braves) because of his two protagonist roles of Maito and Gai from the above mentioned Brave series.

Notable voice roles

Major roles in bold.







  1. 1.0 1.1 "檜山修之". (in Japanese). Wikipedia. November 26, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  2. "檜山修之 (声優・ナレーター)". (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 

External links

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