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Seiyuu Ichirou Nagai Passes Away [Update 1/29]

by tsubasalover
Jan 27, 2014 2:43 AM | 143 Comments
On January 27th, 82-year-old seiyuu Ichirou Nagai passed away in his hotel located in Hiroshima. A hotel employee went to inspect his room, only to find that he had fallen into the bathtub. He was then taken to a hospital, where he was declared dead. The cause of his death is not yet known and is currently being examined by police.

Source: TBS News

News submitted by Flume

Update January 29
According to Aoni Production, the reason is Ischemic Heart Disease. The funeral will be held on February 2 and February 3, 2014.

Source: Asahi, Funeral Info. on Aoni Production

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i was watching conan ep729 when i saw the news in the last scene ... and i was like oh maaaahhhhh
my immidiate thought was how ironicaly, both gen-chan and nekota-san were now both in heaven. :( .. (from hajime ippo, gen-chan seiyu utsumi kenji-san) ..
may you rest in peace ichirou-san. my symphathy all the way from singapore.

Feb 25, 2014 1:17 AM by zheren

RIP Karin-Sama and TsuruSenin. Terrible news for any True Dragon Ball Fan.

Feb 24, 2014 2:24 PM by SlickDragon

Feb 17, 2014 4:35 PM by Diran-kun


Feb 8, 2014 3:57 PM by Mum

His very final work (narration) along with scroll comment about him passing away.

Feb 8, 2014 3:50 AM by tsubasalover

RIP will miss his voice especially in HxH!

Jan 30, 2014 11:09 AM by Ahmer

seikipunch said:

A pity. I am so looking forward to see him saying Netero's most awesome quote.
Well he already said one of those awesome lines of his in the arc:

But yeah, would've liked him playing the rest of Netero's role in the arc. (and in the next arc)

Jan 30, 2014 7:09 AM by Candor

what a sad news :(
i'll miss Netero's voice

Jan 30, 2014 6:39 AM by lolw-a


A pity. I am so looking forward to see him saying Netero's most awesome quote.

Jan 29, 2014 12:40 PM by seikipunch

R.I.P. Netero

Jan 29, 2014 9:05 AM by LayDLovable

RIP Tsuru'sennin, Karin and Nekota-chan. First Kamogawa's Seiyuu dies then Nekota's dies? Man, Hajime no Ippo is going through some rough times. Not to mention Masako Nozawa. First a colleague dies (Ichirou Nagai) then her husband (Masaaki Tsukada). Fuck this month, man.

Jan 29, 2014 7:29 AM by Tyestor

rest in peace. I loved him as Cherry from Urusei Yatsura and Happosai from Ranma 1/2. May he rest in peace. Another great seiyuu gone.

Jan 29, 2014 3:53 AM by charmecia5

RIP :(

Jan 29, 2014 12:25 AM by Axlicious

He's Jirokichi and Happy's voice? Darn it!

Nagai. Your awesome voice will be missed.

Jan 28, 2014 10:03 PM by Sakarii

RIP ='(

Jan 28, 2014 5:21 PM by Saburo-kun

will be missed

Jan 28, 2014 5:04 PM by LigerNyan

RIP and thank you for everything you have giving me!

Jan 28, 2014 1:44 PM by BeyondNero

You brought a lot of smile with the power of your voice. You and your talent will be missed and appreciated forever.

Jan 28, 2014 1:23 PM by Allice84

Rest in Peace. :( A good VA has gone. I salute him.

Jan 28, 2014 12:00 PM by DocN

rest in peace sensei. you will always be remembered through the characters you gave life to!

Jan 28, 2014 11:54 AM by rainjewlitt

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