Akiji Kobayashi (小林昭二 Kobayashi Akiji), sometimes credited as Shoji Kobayashi (小林 昭二 Kobayashi Shōji) or Issei Mori, was a Japanese actor and voice actor. He was best known in the West for portraying Captain Toshio Muramatsu in Ultraman. He also portrayed Tōbei Tachibana throughout the Kamen Rider series.
Akiji Kobayashi died of lung cancer on August 27, 1996 in Yokahama, Japan. He was 65 years old at the time.
|1966||Ultra Q||Major Amano||Episode 19 "Challenge from the Year 2020"|
|1967||Ultraseven||Sato||Episode 47 "Who are You?"|
|1971||Return of Ultraman||Captain Takamura||Episode 13 "Terror of the Tsunami Monsters, Tokyo's Big Pinch|
|1972||Ultraman Ace||Akira Koyama||Episode 6 "Pursue the Mystery of the Transformation Terrible-Monster"|
|1990||Ultra Q The Movie: Legend of the Stars||Detective|
|1996||Revive! Ultraman||Captain Muramatsu||Voiced stock footage|
|Ultraman Zearth: Parody Chapter||Tobei Tachibana|
- Akiji Kobayashi was meant to reprise his role as a fisherman in Ultraman Zearth in Ultraman Zearth 2, but because he passed away during filming, a photograph of him was shown in the film instead.
- Akiji dubbed America actor John Wayne in numerous movies.