Jun'ichi Kanemaru

Jun'ichi Kanemaru (金丸 淳一, Kanemaru Jun\'ichi?, born October 27, 1963), alternatively romanized as Junichi or Jun-ichi, is a Japanese voice actor who is affiliated with the talent management firm 81 Produce. He is most known for the roles of Hayato Kazami (Future GPX Cyber Formula) and Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog series). Kanemaru came in eighth in the Seiyū Grand Prix in 1994, receiving 512 votes. He is also a singer and a talented composer, with songs such as 'Suddenly' (a cover version of Rita Coolidge's song by the same name), and 12月のフェアリーテール ('December's Fairy Tale') (composed and sung by Kanemaru himself). He also notably sung 'Digital Survivor', the theme of his character, Akiyama Ryo, from Digimon Tamers. He is very well known for his frequent use of English lines and phrases in his various roles and has even taught English.