Joji Yanami

Jōji Yanami (八奈見 乗児 Yanami Jōji?, born Shigemitsu Shirato (白土 繁満 Shirato Shigemitsu?), on August 30, 1931 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese voice actor currently represented by Aoni Production. Some of his major voice roles include the narrator, Kaiō-sama, Dr. Briefs, and Bobbidi in Dragon Ball; Dr. Isaac Gilmore in Cyborg 009; Ittan Momen in GeGeGe no Kitarō; Dr. Yumi in Mazinger Z; and numerous characters in the Time Bokan series.

On September 25, 2015, Toei Animation announced that Yanami would be taking medical leave from Dragon Ball Super for an indefinite amount of time. His roles as the narrator and Kaiō-sama will be played by Naoki Tatsuta in the meantime.

Year Image Character  Title
2015 Kaiosama DBS Kaiosama Dragon Ball Super: Doragon bôru Sūpā
2015 Dragon Ball Super Title Narrator Dragon Ball Super: Doragon bôru Sūpā
1991 Grimsby the Valet Grimsby the Valet The Little Mermaid
1986-1989 Master Roshi Master Roshi Dragon Ball: Doragon bôru
1979 Doorknob AiW Doorknob Alice in Wonderland