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Veteran Voice Actor Kenji Utsumi Passed Away

by symbv
Jun 13, 2013 4:34 AM | 66 Comments
It was reported that veteran voice actor Kenji Utsumi passed away at 15:01 today (June 13th) due to cancerous peritonitis, age 75. He debuted as a voice actor in 1963 and has appeared in many roles, the most famous being Senbei Norimaki in "Dr. Slump", Raoh in "Hokuto no Ken", and more recently Alex Louis Armstrong in "Fullmetal Alchemist" and Genji Kamogawa in "Hajime no Ippo". He also served as a voice actor in dubbing of foreign movies and as narrator in TV programs. He is survived by his wife, Michiko Nomura, a voice actress.

Source: Sponichi

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A senior upon the VA! So many generations of VA, ranging from his age to little one's that are barely pass the age of 18.

I love his voice as the buff Major Armstrong. >_< sad to find out he is gone.

Sep 1, 2013 12:06 AM by vansonbee

RIP, You did very will up til now :/

Aug 23, 2013 3:06 AM by Satan-sama

god damn it cancer takes another good voice actor away :'(


you will be missed

Jun 19, 2013 3:40 PM by hazerddex

Oh, so much emotion.!!!

Kanai Mika has some photos of her and Utsumi in her twipple account:

This is probably my fav:

I'm gonna cry!!!

Jun 19, 2013 3:31 PM by shakeyourpup45


Jun 16, 2013 9:29 PM by snuffless

Vaya con dios, senior.

Jun 15, 2013 7:27 AM by Nasty001

R.I.P. :(

Jun 15, 2013 3:34 AM by MsChii

What!? Another VA passed away many people died recently..

Rest in Peace Kenji Utsumi-san :'(

Jun 14, 2013 1:18 AM by MayuAsagiri

Armstrong and Volgin T__T


Jun 14, 2013 1:09 AM by SomaHeir

He had done VA for so many important and interesting characters.. its sad to hear his death.

Jun 13, 2013 11:53 PM by Takumi_Usui

So many voice actors dying lately

Jun 13, 2013 11:45 PM by Hiei

Rest in Peace Sir,
Thank you for your hard work.

Jun 13, 2013 11:44 PM by TechDragon

His last role is as Todoroki Sensei in Gin no Saji (starting in July). From what I read he had finished all his parts. So this will be your chance of hearing his last work as a VA.

Jun 13, 2013 11:43 PM by symbv

He did so many great voice and Raoh :(.

Jun 13, 2013 8:04 PM by Kamapuaa

He was great as Armstrong. Rest in peace.

Jun 13, 2013 5:47 PM by itsvero

May he rest in peace, he was amazing as Armstrong.

Jun 13, 2013 4:51 PM by Darthchef444

Holy crap seriously? Shit.

Rest In Peace. Awesome VA.

Jun 13, 2013 4:45 PM by Entravity

Rest In Peace.

Jun 13, 2013 4:21 PM by Kaioh

Another great VA dies. RIP Raoh. RIP Braiking Boss. RIP Shenlong.

Jun 13, 2013 3:55 PM by ZetaZaku

People be talking about how HIV's killing lots of people but i think cancer is on the top list.

Jun 13, 2013 1:16 PM by Mr_Gutts

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