Kiyoshi Kobayashi

Kiyoshi Kobayashi is a Japanese actor, voice actor and narrator from Tokyo. He is attached to the Tokyo Actor's Consumer's Cooperative Society. He is a graduate of the Tokyo Metropolitan Koishikawa High School and the arts department of Nihon University. He is best known for his roles in Yōkai Ningen Bem (as Bem), the Lupin III series (as Daisuke Jigen), the Droopy cartoons (as the Wolf) and Shazzan (as Shazzan). As a narrator, he is best known for narrating Shukan Oriraji Keizaihakusho and Hikari Ota's If I Were Prime Minister... Secretary Tanaka.

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Lupin the Third: Dead or Alive (1996)

Lupin has set his sights on a the national treasure of the country of Zufu, placed for safe-keeping on a mysterious floating island by the country's late king. The island's super-intelligent defense mechanism, however, proves to be too much for Lupin, Jigen, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hiroyuki Yano  •  Kazuhiko Kato
CAST:  Makio Inoue  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Kanichi Kurita  •  Eiko Masuyama

Lupin has set his sights on a the national treasure of the country of Zufu, placed for safe-keeping on a mysterious floating island by the country's late king. The island's super-intelligent defense mechanism, however, proves to be too much for Lupin, Jigen, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hiroyuki Yano  •  Kazuhiko Kato
CAST:  Makio Inoue  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Kanichi Kurita  •  Eiko Masuyama

Lupin the Third: Farewell to Nostradamus (1995)

A simple diamond heist leads Lupin into the machinations of a bizarre cult based around the prophecies of Nostradamus. They kidnap Julia, the daughter of Douglas, a wealthy American who is seeking the presidency, along with Lupin's diamond. At stake is the lost ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takeshi Shirado  •  Nobuo Tomizawa  •  Shunya Ito
CAST:  Kanichi Kurita  •  Makio Inoue  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Eiko Masuyama

A simple diamond heist leads Lupin into the machinations of a bizarre cult based around the prophecies of Nostradamus. They kidnap Julia, the daughter of Douglas, a wealthy American who is seeking the presidency, along with Lupin's diamond. At stake is the lost ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takeshi Shirado  •  Nobuo Tomizawa  •  Shunya Ito
CAST:  Kanichi Kurita  •  Makio Inoue  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Eiko Masuyama

Lupin the Third: The Mystery of Mamo (1978)

Lupin the Third, the notorious international thief, is reported dead! No one is more surprised at the news than Lupin himself, who is alive and well. The answer to that mystery begins to surface as Lupin and his crew embark to Egypt to steal a stone artifact from a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasuo Ōtsuka  •  Soji Yoshikawa
CAST:  Yasuo Yamada  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Eiko Masuyama  •  Gorō Naya

Lupin the Third, the notorious international thief, is reported dead! No one is more surprised at the news than Lupin himself, who is alive and well. The answer to that mystery begins to surface as Lupin and his crew embark to Egypt to steal a stone artifact from a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yasuo Ōtsuka  •  Soji Yoshikawa
CAST:  Yasuo Yamada  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Eiko Masuyama  •  Gorō Naya

Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

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After a successful robbery leaves famed thief Lupin the Third and his partner Jigen with nothing but a large amount of expertly crafted counterfeit bills, he decides to track down the forgers responsible—and steal any other treasures he may find in the Castle of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Yasuo Yamada  •  Eiko Masuyama  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Gorō Naya

After a successful robbery leaves famed thief Lupin the Third and his partner Jigen with nothing but a large amount of expertly crafted counterfeit bills, he decides to track down the forgers responsible—and steal any other treasures he may find in the Castle of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Yasuo Yamada  •  Eiko Masuyama  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Gorō Naya

Lupin the Third: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon (1985)

Master thief Lupin the Third is after the long-lost Gold of Babylon with the aid of his partners, Jigen and Goemon. They trek the globe, unraveling clues and dodging the attentions of both the Mafia and the tenacious Inspector Zenigata. The stakes have never been ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seijun Suzuki  •  Shigetsugu Yoshida
CAST:  Yasuo Yamada  •  Gorō Naya  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Eiko Masuyama

Master thief Lupin the Third is after the long-lost Gold of Babylon with the aid of his partners, Jigen and Goemon. They trek the globe, unraveling clues and dodging the attentions of both the Mafia and the tenacious Inspector Zenigata. The stakes have never been ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seijun Suzuki  •  Shigetsugu Yoshida
CAST:  Yasuo Yamada  •  Gorō Naya  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Eiko Masuyama

Detective Conan: The Phantom of Baker Street (2002)

Noah's Ark—the latest in VR technology and a milestone of human innovation—is set for a showcase to Japan's privileged children. They have the honour of beginning a new revolution in gaming; however, their carefree fun is cut short when a company employee is found ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenji Kodama
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Wakana Yamazaki  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Akira Kamiya

Noah's Ark—the latest in VR technology and a milestone of human innovation—is set for a showcase to Japan's privileged children. They have the honour of beginning a new revolution in gaming; however, their carefree fun is cut short when a company employee is found ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenji Kodama
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Wakana Yamazaki  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Akira Kamiya

Golgo 13: The Professional (1983)

Indestructible to his enemies and irresistible to women, the professional assassin codenamed Golgo 13 is shrouded in mystery and anonymity. If you're on his hit list, you're already dead. Always hired on his reputation alone, Golgo never breaks a contract. Can he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Osamu Dezaki
CAST:  Tetsurô Sagawa  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Kei Tomiyama  •  Kumiko Takizawa

Indestructible to his enemies and irresistible to women, the professional assassin codenamed Golgo 13 is shrouded in mystery and anonymity. If you're on his hit list, you're already dead. Always hired on his reputation alone, Golgo never breaks a contract. Can he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Osamu Dezaki
CAST:  Tetsurô Sagawa  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Kei Tomiyama  •  Kumiko Takizawa

Legend of Crystania: The Motion Picture (1995)

Ashram, desperate to find a home for his people, is tricked into selling his soul. 300 years later, Pirotesse's devotion to her king remains unshaken. In the sacred world of Crystania, amidst a civil war waged by shape-changing warriors, she searches for her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryutaro Nakamura
CAST:  Hikaru Midorikawa  •  Mitsuki Yayoi  •  Nobutoshi Canna  •  Hisao Egawa

Ashram, desperate to find a home for his people, is tricked into selling his soul. 300 years later, Pirotesse's devotion to her king remains unshaken. In the sacred world of Crystania, amidst a civil war waged by shape-changing warriors, she searches for her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryutaro Nakamura
CAST:  Hikaru Midorikawa  •  Mitsuki Yayoi  •  Nobutoshi Canna  •  Hisao Egawa

Amon Saga (1986)

Set in a world of fantasy and adventure, Amon is a young warrior embarking on a quest to avenge the death of his mother. When the hunt leads him ultimately to the kingdom of Valhiss, Amon enlists in the ranks of the Emperor's army in order to gain an opportunity to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shunji Ôga
CAST:  Kenyu Horiuchi  •  Banjo Ginga  •  Mugihito  •  Koji Toya

Set in a world of fantasy and adventure, Amon is a young warrior embarking on a quest to avenge the death of his mother. When the hunt leads him ultimately to the kingdom of Valhiss, Amon enlists in the ranks of the Emperor's army in order to gain an opportunity to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shunji Ôga
CAST:  Kenyu Horiuchi  •  Banjo Ginga  •  Mugihito  •  Koji Toya

Demon City Shinjuku (1988)

Ten Years ago, Genichiro Izayoi died trying to stop the sorcerer Rebi Ra, and as a result Shinjuku became a playground for demons. And now, the day approaches when Rebi Ra will complete his decade-long ritual to plunge the rest of the world into chaos! As ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoshiaki Kawajiri
CAST:  Hideyuki Hori  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Yûsaku Yara  •  Kyôko Tongû

Ten Years ago, Genichiro Izayoi died trying to stop the sorcerer Rebi Ra, and as a result Shinjuku became a playground for demons. And now, the day approaches when Rebi Ra will complete his decade-long ritual to plunge the rest of the world into chaos! As ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoshiaki Kawajiri
CAST:  Hideyuki Hori  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Yûsaku Yara  •  Kyôko Tongû

Crusher Joe (1983)

Enter the tale of the Crusher Council, a group of rugged individuals known for assignments ranging from transportation to terraforming and everything in between. In the early days of space exploration the Crushers took on the job of destroying asteroids and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
CAST:  Hiraku Takemura  •  Noriko Ohara  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Issei Futamata

Enter the tale of the Crusher Council, a group of rugged individuals known for assignments ranging from transportation to terraforming and everything in between. In the early days of space exploration the Crushers took on the job of destroying asteroids and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
CAST:  Hiraku Takemura  •  Noriko Ohara  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Issei Futamata

Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2013)

Space Pirate Captain Harlock and his fearless crew face off against the space invaders who seek to conquer the planet Earth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinji Aramaki
CAST:  Shun Oguri  •  Haruma Miura  •  Yu Aoi  •  Arata Furuta

Space Pirate Captain Harlock and his fearless crew face off against the space invaders who seek to conquer the planet Earth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinji Aramaki
CAST:  Shun Oguri  •  Haruma Miura  •  Yu Aoi  •  Arata Furuta

Megazone 23 (1985)

A young biker stumbles onto a prototype motorcycle with a hidden function that has a link to the true nature of his world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noboru Ishiguro
CAST:  Kumi Miyasato  •  Masato Kubota  •  Kaneto Shiozawa  •  Maria Kawamura

A young biker stumbles onto a prototype motorcycle with a hidden function that has a link to the true nature of his world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noboru Ishiguro
CAST:  Kumi Miyasato  •  Masato Kubota  •  Kaneto Shiozawa  •  Maria Kawamura

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War (1993)

Reinhard von Müsel and Yang Wen-li return to their respective homes, one victorious and the other defeated. While Reinhard earns the new name Lohengramm, while Yang and his friends celebrate some welcome news.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keizou Shimizu  •  Kenichi Maeda
CAST:  Kei Tomiyama  •  Ryou Horikawa  •  Gorō Naya  •  Hideyuki Tanaka

Reinhard von Müsel and Yang Wen-li return to their respective homes, one victorious and the other defeated. While Reinhard earns the new name Lohengramm, while Yang and his friends celebrate some welcome news.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keizou Shimizu  •  Kenichi Maeda
CAST:  Kei Tomiyama  •  Ryou Horikawa  •  Gorō Naya  •  Hideyuki Tanaka

Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan: The Movie (2013)

Conan Edogawa sets out to apprehend Lupin the Third, the suspect of stealing a jewel called Cherry Sapphire. (A sequel to the TV special Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan, 2009.)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hajime Kamegaki
CAST:  Kanichi Kurita  •  Minami Takayama  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Wakana Yamazaki

Conan Edogawa sets out to apprehend Lupin the Third, the suspect of stealing a jewel called Cherry Sapphire. (A sequel to the TV special Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan, 2009.)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hajime Kamegaki
CAST:  Kanichi Kurita  •  Minami Takayama  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Wakana Yamazaki

Lupin the Third: Record of Observations of the East - Another Page (2012)

Lupin has become a suspect in the murder of a professor named Theo Argent. The professor had just discovered the missing page of Marco Polo's Record of Observations of the East travel journal. As Lupin is being pursued by the police, he ends up getting unlikely ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hajime Kamegaki
CAST:  Daisuke Namikawa  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Kanichi Kurita  •  Marina Inoue

Lupin has become a suspect in the murder of a professor named Theo Argent. The professor had just discovered the missing page of Marco Polo's Record of Observations of the East travel journal. As Lupin is being pursued by the police, he ends up getting unlikely ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hajime Kamegaki
CAST:  Daisuke Namikawa  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Kanichi Kurita  •  Marina Inoue

Space Sheriff Gavan: The Movie (2012)

Fifteen years ago, three childhood friends, Geki, Sherry and Okuma, were star-gazing and became inspired to go into space. As adults, Geki and Okuma join a mission to Mars, but their space shuttle goes missing before they could reach their destination. A year later ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Osamu Kaneda
CAST:  Yuma Ishigaki  •  Kenji Ohba  •  Yukari Taki  •  Takuya Nagaoka

Fifteen years ago, three childhood friends, Geki, Sherry and Okuma, were star-gazing and became inspired to go into space. As adults, Geki and Okuma join a mission to Mars, but their space shuttle goes missing before they could reach their destination. A year later ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Osamu Kaneda
CAST:  Yuma Ishigaki  •  Kenji Ohba  •  Yukari Taki  •  Takuya Nagaoka

Grey: Digital Target (1986)

Grey is a laconic trooper in a rough, futuristic military system which rewards success in battle with high pay and promotions, but only three precent of troopers live long enough for the final goal - citizenship, and the chance for a life above the misery of most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoshi Dezaki
CAST:  Kazuhiko Inoue  •  Maya Okamoto  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Bin Shimada

Grey is a laconic trooper in a rough, futuristic military system which rewards success in battle with high pay and promotions, but only three precent of troopers live long enough for the final goal - citizenship, and the chance for a life above the misery of most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Satoshi Dezaki
CAST:  Kazuhiko Inoue  •  Maya Okamoto  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Bin Shimada

Lupin the Third: The Columbus Files (1999)

It was a pleasant evening dinner for Fujiko and Lupin. Right until their moment together was interrupted by a series of missiles from a helicopter. The pilot is named Nazal Dorf, who wants the "Columbus Files" that they have. Unfortunately, the files were destroyed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Setsuo Takase  •  Shinichi Watanabe
CAST:  Kanichi Kurita  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Makio Inoue  •  Eiko Masuyama

It was a pleasant evening dinner for Fujiko and Lupin. Right until their moment together was interrupted by a series of missiles from a helicopter. The pilot is named Nazal Dorf, who wants the "Columbus Files" that they have. Unfortunately, the files were destroyed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Setsuo Takase  •  Shinichi Watanabe
CAST:  Kanichi Kurita  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Makio Inoue  •  Eiko Masuyama

Lupin the Third: Dragon of Doom (1994)

Chinese Kingpin Chin Chin Chu is after a dragon figurine that's a key to creating an alloy said to be greater than Goemon's Zantatsu Sword. The dragon figurine is located in the depths of the Titanic. Lupin, Jigen, and Fujiko were offered by Chin to steal it for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masaharu Okuwaki
CAST:  Yasuo Yamada  •  Makio Inoue  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Eiko Masuyama

Chinese Kingpin Chin Chin Chu is after a dragon figurine that's a key to creating an alloy said to be greater than Goemon's Zantatsu Sword. The dragon figurine is located in the depths of the Titanic. Lupin, Jigen, and Fujiko were offered by Chin to steal it for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masaharu Okuwaki
CAST:  Yasuo Yamada  •  Makio Inoue  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Eiko Masuyama
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