Anime & Manga News

VA Naya Goro Passes Away

by dtshyk
Mar 10, 2013 10:02 PM | 75 Comments
According to Sankei News, seiyu Naya Goro passed away on March 5th due to chronic respiratory disorder. He was 83 years old. He had played Zenigata in Lupin III series for nearly 40 years.

Source: Sankei

20 of 75 Comments Recent Comments

IntroverTurtle said:
Yeah it's a great scene.

damn, I loved that scene

Mar 14, 2013 6:24 AM by Shaduge

Some great and historical roles he played, from Merkatz to Okita. I liked him in all the roles I knew, will miss him.

Mar 14, 2013 5:55 AM by Alcoholicide

another sad news..

R.I.P D:

Mar 14, 2013 5:07 AM by MayuAsagiri

RIP :( zenigata was amazing T___T

Mar 14, 2013 1:51 AM by XqlucivE made me laugh so many times :(


Mar 13, 2013 7:33 AM by Aozure

No more Zool in Super Robot Taisen :(

Mar 12, 2013 9:49 AM by rn144mg


Mar 12, 2013 7:31 AM by Ermeson16

Rest in peace old man. You'l be missed! Thank you for all the years of enjoyment you gave us in Lupin!

Mar 12, 2013 6:52 AM by CaptainMahogany

to me there is not luipn cast any more two member do not make up a cast to me Luipn need t
to sto being made like most older luipn fans i hate the new Lupin anime
i feel the same abour the Dai Shcoker Kamen Rider Movie made a few years back
Dai Shocker is Dead so is Zenigata so is Lupin
sad sad ay for me alot of my Child hood is gone

Yamada Soga Suzuoki Toriyama Kei now Naya now i id need to hear is Either Ikeda Nakamura Fujioka o Toshihiko aoi and thats the end of the of Child look link with anime

Banzai Dai Socker banzai

Mar 12, 2013 5:58 AM by DateYutaka

Wow just watched the first ep RIP

Mar 12, 2013 4:54 AM by KWabbit

I read this on another site talking about Naya's passing.
Naya gave a farewell speech at the funeral of Yamada Yasuo, the original voice actor for Lupin, saying "Hey Lupin, who am I supposed to chase from now on?" in tears as if Zenigata would have talked to him according to Japanese Wikipedia. Many people tweeted that Zenigata must be happily chasing after Lupin.

That brought tears to my eyes.

The chase continues!

He'll always be one of my favorite voice actors. R.I.P, Goro.

Edit: It'd be nice if my avatar would update, I changed it to Zenigata yesterday.

Mar 11, 2013 10:03 PM by -Adam-

RIP Zenigata you were awesome.

Mar 11, 2013 9:45 PM by Setsuna200

One of my favorite voice actors died. I will miss his tough, raspy voice.

Mar 11, 2013 5:02 PM by Culex

So Long Pops, may you rest in peace Naya Goro

Mar 11, 2013 4:23 PM by stonnyfor

R.I.P. watched Lupin and Yamato last year, Zenigata was awesome :(

Mar 11, 2013 3:58 PM by EZSPECIAL


Mar 11, 2013 3:49 PM by pokegirl

R.I.P. :(

Mar 11, 2013 2:09 PM by PerlaNemesis


Mar 11, 2013 1:49 PM by Praland


Mar 11, 2013 1:47 PM by Gwilthyunman

Another voice actor leaves us, but at least he lived a long and full life, I miss so much the voice of Zenigata!


Mar 11, 2013 1:26 PM by terrablu2003

Related Database Entries

It’s time to ditch the text file.
Keep track of your anime easily by creating your own list.
Sign Up Login