Did You Know?
When I was in high school I watched the Nadesico movie that a friend had lent me. After watching a warp scene featuring the character Hokushin who was voiced by a seiyuu I admired then (and still do), Yamadera Koichi, I thought to myself 'I'd like to be able to warp too'. That was the reason I thought about becoming a seiyuu.
His first major role in an anime series was as Shichika Yasuri in the Katanagatari series.