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Various news reports have reported that seiyuu Kinryuu Arimoto died at dinner time on February 1 in an hospital in Tokyo, Japan. His cause of death was due to esophageal cancer. He was 78 years old. A funeral was already held among the family.

Arimoto is famous for voicing Newgate Edward from the One Piece series. He also voiced Tomomi Masaoka from the Psycho-Pass series and Eddie Jay from the Uchuu Kyoudai series, to name a few. He also dubbed Christopher Walken's roles and was also active as a stage actor. His name actually reads as Yoshitaka, but the Kanji was deemed hard to read so he changed it to Kinryuu while active in the entertainment field.

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RIP Whitebeard...
 
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Feb 8, 7:57 AM

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Shirohige ;_;

One of the most epic performances ever.
Kokoro did nothing wrong.

 
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He had such a badass old man voice, such a sad new. May he rest in peace.
 
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Feb 8, 8:14 AM
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I am so sorry to hear about this loss. You really did an magnificent work of voicing the old man. Rest in peace.

 
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Feb 8, 8:59 AM
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RIP ;-; I'm going to miss him.
 
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So sorry to hear this. RIP Q-Q

 
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Feb 8, 9:18 AM

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Damn, that psycho pass movie is gonna be a pretty sad farewell to the guy

Immahnoob said:
Jizzy, I know you have no idea how to argue for shit,

tokiyashiro said:

Jizzy as you would call yourself because youre a dick The most butthurt award goes to you And clearly you havent watched that many shows thats why you cant determine if a show is unique or not Or maybe you're just a child who likes common stuffs where hero saves the day and guys gets all the girls. Sad taste you have there kid you came up to me in the first place making you look more like a kid who got slapped without me even knowing it and start crying about it to me

 
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Word bruv that's not lit
 
Feb 8, 12:02 PM
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FyXenovia said:
Word bruv that's lit

Word bruv that's what I thought innit?
 
Feb 8, 12:14 PM

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Another legend is gone :(
 
Feb 8, 12:21 PM

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RIP Gramps,thanks for voicing some of the most iconic anime characters of recent decade
 
Feb 8, 12:35 PM
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May his soul rest in peace.
 
Feb 8, 12:59 PM

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Skana said:
I am so sorry to hear about this loss. You really did an magnificent work of voicing the old man. Rest in peace.



Excuse me but don't put such a big spoiler without the [spoiler] thingy...
 
Feb 8, 2:44 PM

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God rest in peace hombre.

May you enjoy voice actor heaven, you earned it.
I used to be a watchmaker.
 
Feb 8, 2:47 PM

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nooo whitebeard :(

Rip Kinryuu Arimoto
 
Feb 8, 3:44 PM

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Rip you beauty of a human being
 
Feb 8, 5:40 PM

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RIP. I really loved his voice :(
 
Feb 8, 6:12 PM
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May he rest in peace.
 
Feb 8, 6:15 PM

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"F…father…..fatheeeeeer!"

This guy's about to have a meltdown.

Yet another epic supporting actor bites the dust. Anime officially dies in 2020. (for the 10ths time this decade).
 
Feb 8, 9:58 PM

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ONE PIECE EXISTS! Everytime I see pictures, I can hear the words so clearly.

May you rest in peace for all the legendary performances you've given us.
 
Feb 9, 7:52 AM

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RIP another legend in seiyuu industry left us
Sad day :(
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Feb 9, 8:22 AM
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I had mainly run across his work in Gundam Wing, Kill la Kill, Initial D, and Citrus. Hope he rests in peace.
 
Feb 9, 9:41 AM
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Rip Kinryuu Arimoto
 
Feb 9, 10:50 AM
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Rest in peace. :'(

Btw, I favourite Tomomi Masaoka of Psycho-Pass.....
 
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Rip tomomi masaoka, patrick zala, and newgate's seiyuu

Fun facts:
He also have relationship voice actor with akira ishida, such as patrick zala and his son, athrun (asuran) zala, tomomi masaoka and shuusei kagari, & newgate and cavendish
 
Feb 9, 4:59 PM

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Can't say as I've ever heard of him but RIP my friend.
Life Is Short But Intense.
 
Feb 9, 9:37 PM
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I am very sorry for this loss. My heart goes to his family and hopefully feel better as time passes.

It is sad to hear that a good famous voice actor passes.
 
Feb 10, 12:32 AM
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rest in peace legend
 
Feb 10, 3:17 AM
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Hearing about legends dying really strikes hard. Rest in peace good sir.
 
Feb 10, 5:37 AM
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Rest in peace, I will miss you sir
 
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RIP. Thank you for making the voice of Newgate Edward.
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His gruffy voice so memorable. Be it in Kill la Kill, FMA (both versions), One Piece, Psycho-Pass, his voice, and the characters he voiced, were appealing and well done.

Such a loss.
 
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