Minami Takayama, a voice actor familiar with the role of Conan Edogawa, the main character of the anime “Detective Conan.” He has a wide range of functions, from boy roles to adult women, and has appeared in many works so far. In the movie “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” she played two functions, the main character Kiki and the painter girl Ursula, who became a hot topic in her third year as a voice actor.
This time, we will introduce four main characters other than Conan, who has a powerful image, from the TV anime characters played by Mr. Takayama.
Rantaro (Nintama Rantaro)
Speaking of Mr. Takayama’s representative hero character and Conan, many people will mention Rantaro of the TV animation “Nintama Rantaro. ” A boy who is practicing daily at Ninjutsu Academy intending to become a first-class ninja. It features an orange sloppy head and glasses and has the unique ability to be quick and good at drawing. Her personality is straightforward, energetic, and friendly. Mr. Takayama has been playing such a cheerful boy brightly for many years.
Kitaro (GeGeGe no Kitaro)
Kitaro, the TV anime “GeGeGe no Kitaro,” was voiced by Masako Nozawa, Keiko Toda, and Yoko Matsuoka from the 1st to the 4th period. Mr. Takayama took over the role in the 5th term. A descendant of the ghost tribe, a character with a polite tone and a fantastic personality. Mr. Takayama’s acting was perfect for that image. By the way, Isamu Tanonaka, who has been in charge of the voice of the eye-catching father since the first generation, died in 2010 after the end of the 5th term, and Takayama became the last Kitaro who played Tanaka and his parents.
Kati Mannequin (Mobile Suit Gundam 00)
“Kati Mannequin” was voiced by Mr. Takayama in the TV anime “Mobile Suit Gundam 00”. An excellent female soldier called “Tactical Forecast Genius” and “Iron Lady,” a character with a relaxed and dignified appearance. Mr. Takayama plays such a woman attractively with a neutral bass voice.
Envy (FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST)
Popular fantasy anime “Fullmetal Alchemist” based on Hiromu Arakawa. Mr. Takayama plays “Envy,” one of the homunculus who plays the enemy role, in the 2009 TV anime “FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST.” A character that embodies one of the seven deadly sins, “jealousy,” he is a boy with a slender appearance, but his personality is brutal and cunning. Mr. Takayama plays the role that is said to be the most insidious among his friends.
What is your favorite TV anime character played by Minami Takayama?
In addition to the characters introduced this time, Mr. Takayama has played various characters such as Mrs. Honekawa’s mom from “Doraemon,” Nabiki Tendo from “Ranma 1/2”, and Dark Pretty Cure from “Heart Catch Pretty Cure!”. Who is your favorite character?