Pretty much the precursor of Nobuyuki Hiyama and the Ur Example when it comes to Hot-Blooded characters. Akira Kamiya is one of the earlier and most famous seiyuus, being the favorite by several other veteran seiyuus, and his characters, while mostly Hot-Blooded, range from downright typical heroic, perverted or stoic. He is also one of the causes of the second seiyuu boom. All good things would come to an end, however, as Akira himself has stated that as age caught up with him, he can no longer do all those famous role types again, thus prefers teaching and tutoring the next generation of seiyuus.
Does a lot of jobs as Super Robot heroes, which is probably what makes him so legendary.
Some of his roles include:
- Kenshiro in Fist of the North Star (the first one)
- Ryo Saeba in City Hunter (His personal favorite)
- Kinnikuman in Kinnikuman
- Mendou Shuutarou in Urusei Yatsura (WHAAAA!!! KURAI YO SEMAI YO KOWAI YO!!!!)
- Ryoma Nagare in Getter Robo(The classic and G versions, not the ones in Armageddon or Shin vs Neo or New, although he was the narrator for the first episode of Armageddon)
- Also in all Super Robot Wars console games that uses the 70s anime version of the Getter Team.
- Kazuya Ryuuzaki in Daimos, Super Robot Wars Alpha 2 and 3 and Super Robot Wars MX,
- Tadashi Daiba in Captain Harlock
- Akira Hibiki in Raideen, Super Robot Wars Alpha, Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden, Super Robot Wars Impact, Super Robot Wars MX, Super Robot Wars Alpha 3, and both Super Robot Wars Scramble Commander games
- Sanshiro Tsuwabuki in Gaiking, Shin Super Robot Wars, Super Robot Wars Alpha 2 and 3.
- Roy Focker in Macross, Macross Zero, Super Robot Wars Alpha, Alpha Gaiden, and Alpha 3, Super Robot Wars Scramble Commander the 2nd, and Another Century's Episode 2, 3, and R (though he only shows up at the beginning of the Macross Zero route)
- Professor Tomoe in Sailor Moon (Playing Against Type)
- Shun Mitaka in Maison Ikkoku. Playing Against Type again.
- Roll Kran in Dangaioh and Super Robot Wars Impact
- Iago (Japanese dub) in Aladdin and Kingdom Hearts II
- Kogoro Mouri of Detective Conan. Replaced by Rikiya Koyama.
- Crown Prince Sincline in GoLion
- Kuston Brown in Brigadoon Marin and Melan
- Guy Kazama in Last Alert
- Black Cross Fuhrer in the Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger movie Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle
- Adult Chirin from Chirin no Suzu