Kazuo Kumakura (熊倉一雄, Kumakura Kazuo, born January 30, 1927 ~ died October 12, 2015) was a Japanese voice actor/singer born in Minato, Tokyo.
He sang the opening theme for the 1968 and the 1971 anime adaptions. Additionally, he voiced Medama-Oyaji for the Shigeru Mizuki 80th Anniversary video games, one of only two voice actors to do so during the life of his regular voice actor Isamu Tanonaka, the other being Hiroshi Ōtake.
- 1968 anime - GeGeGe no Kitarō (OP), Kitarō Nai Nai Ondo (ED2)
- 1971 anime - GeGeGe no Kitarō (OP)
- Shigeru Mizuki 80th Anniversary video games - GeGeGe no Kitarō (OP)
GeGeGe no Kitarō characters
- GeGeGe no Kitarō: Ibun Yōkai Kitan - Medama-Oyaji
- GeGeGe no Kitarō: Kiki Ippatsu! Yōkai Rettō - Medama-Oyaji
- GeGeGe no Kitarō: Gyakushū! Yōma Dai Kessen - Medama-Oyaji
Other notable roles
- Astro Boy (1980 series) as Higeoyaji
- Various Disney films (Japanese dubs)
- Kimba the White Lion as Bo (Tab)
- Phoenix 2772 as Saruta
- Super Jetter as Chief Saigo
- Taro the Dragon Boy as Red Oni