Kei Tomiyama (富山 敬,Tomiyama Kei?) dropped out of Nihon University's art department. With his distinctively tender voice, Tomiyama would portray numerous kinds of roles during his career, ranging from heroic, comedic, young, and old. Tomiyama was a Scorpius, had a blood type of A, and enjoyed river fishing. At 9:07 AM on September 25, 1995, Tomiyama suddenly died of pancreatic cancer in Shinjuku, Tokyo at the age of 56. In 2007, Tomiyama was posthumously awarded the Special Achievement Award of the first Seiyū Awards. After Tomiyama's death, Koichi Yamadera took over the role of Susumu Kodai.