|Born:||September 26, 1930|
|Occupation:||Actor, Voice Actor|
|Years active:||1952 - 1996|
|Spouse:||Unknown (? - 1996)|
Akiji Kobayashi (小林昭二, Kobayashi Akiji?), sometimes credited as Shōji Kobayashi or Issei Mori, was a Japanese actor and voice actor. His real name is Shōji Kobayashi (小林 昭二 Kobayashi Shōji). He is best known in the West for portraying the role of Captain Toshio Muramatsu in Ultraman. He also played Tōbei Tachibana on Kamen Rider-Kamen Rider Stronger.
Akiji Kobayashi died of lung cancer on August 27, 1996 in Yokahama, Japan. He was 65 years old at that time.
After Akiji's death, Saito Shiro and Masato Oba took over the possession as voice actors.
- Ultra Q: (Episode 19)
- Ultraman: Toshio Muramatsu
- Ultraseven: Sato (Episode 47)
- Return of Ultraman: Captain Takamura (Episodes 13-14)
- Ultraman Ace: Akira Koyama (Episode 6)
- Revive! Ultraman: Captain Muramatsu
- Ultraman Zearth (film): Shouchiku
- Ultraman Zearth 2: Superhuman Big Battle - Light and Shadow: Shouchiku (photograph only)
- Akiji Kobayashi was meant to reprises his role as Shouchiku, a fisherman in Ultraman Zearth, again in Ultraman Zearth 2. However, Akiji passed away during filming so a photograph of him was shown in the film instead.