Akira Kushida

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Akira Kushida

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Akira Kushida performing at Anime Friends 2008
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Born (1946-10-17) October 17, 1946 (age 71)
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Singing
Years active 1969–Present

Akira Kushida(串田 アキラ,Kushida Akira, born October 17, 1946), is a Japanese vocalist who is well known for his work in the soundtracks for anime and tokusatsu productions, most notably Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan , Kinnikuman , and Uchuu Keiji Gavan . His nickname from his fans is Kussy(クッシー,Kusshī). His real given name is Akira(,Akira).

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Space Sheriff Gavan (1982)
Space Sheriff Sharivan (1983)
Space Sheriff Shaider (1984)
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Samurai Sentai Shinkenger (2009)
Kamen Rider OOO (2010)
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