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Reiji Takayama is voiced by Mark Stoddard and Rikiya Koyama in the Japanese Witchblade animation.

Takayama is the stoic and shrewd Director of the Special Machines Division at Doji Group Industries. He leads his company in the pursuit of understanding and controlling the Witchblade, as well as heading other ill-fated weapons programs.

His career is one of cut throat corporate intrigue, and his personal life is full of fancy clothes and exquisite food. When Masane and Rihoko enter his world, his facade begins to peel back and ultimately falls awayVoiced by: Rikiya Koyama (Japanese), Mark Stoddard (English)

Reiji Takayama is the Bureau Chief of Douji Group Industries. He also is the one responsible for employing Masane to fight-off malfunctioning "Ex-cons", highly technological weapons developed by his own employers. Takayama is a stoic and very stern man who shows little to no expressions at all. He is usually accompanied by his assistant, Hiroki Segawa. Takayama seems to have a past relationship with Reina Soho, possibly a sexual one, as it is briefly discussed between himself and Masane that there is a possibility he may be Rihoko's biological father, a point which he says is possible, which he later affirmed completely in Episode 19. They both had worked together before the ground-zero event in doing research on the Witchblade. Initially Takayama appears to be cynical and cold, but as the anime progresses this proves to be completely false as his relationship with Masane deepens. He and Masane later become romantically involved in episode 19. Masane later attempts to get him and Rihoko closer after learning he is her real father. He is last seen standing with Riko at the site of Masane's last fight, watching on as she sacrifices her life.

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