Junichi Takiyama was a minor character that made two appearances in Season Fifteen. He was voiced by Trey Parker.
He made his first appearance in the episode "HUMANCENTiPAD", where he was the front of the HUMANCENTiPAD, a new device by Apple containing of three people attached to each other mouth-to-anus. Like Kyle Broflovski and an unnamed woman, he was part of it because he did not read the Terms and Conditions of the last iTunes update, which was supposedly because he could not read English.
He made his second appearance in the episode "City Sushi" as the new owner of the City Sushi stand. Tuong Lu Kim, owner of City Wok attempted to kill him at great lengths, much to Takiyama's anger, but after discovering Lu Kim's true identity, Takiyama ended up committing suicide for mistaking a white man for an Asian, jumping off the "Tower of Peace".
Takiyama still appears in the Season 18 intro, along with his restaurant, despite having died three seasons earlier.
Junichi, along with the other Asian characters in the series, has squinty eyes, although his eyes are not as squinty as Tuong Lu Kim's eyes. He has black hair. He wears a white gi and black pants.
Junichi was shown to be very kind in his first appearance; he refused to eat any food to spare Kyle and the unnamed woman from "HUMANCENTiPAD" from eating his feces, only giving in due to hunger and extremely tasty food. He was also shown in "City Sushi" trying to make amends with Lu Kim despite their rivalry. He also made no attempts to hurt or humiliate Lu Kim during their peace treaties, although Lu Kim betrayed him several times. Junichi was extremely gullible or trusting, as he believed Lu Kim when he said he wanted to make peace with him, telling him to meet him on The Tower of Peace even after reading a letter from Lu Kim almost calling him a Japanese Dog, and trusting him a second time after Lu Kim betrayed him at the school assembly.
- Junichi's first name is derived from Trey Parker's former college roommate, Junichi Nishimura.
- ↑ "6 Days to Air: Behind the Scenes of HumancentiPad - Part 2". SouthParkStudios.com. Retrieved on May 12, 2012.