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Actor Shunji Fujimura Dies

by tsubasalover
Feb 1, 2017 7:30 AM | 19 Comments
Actor Shunji Fujimura died at the age of 82 on January 25, 2017 from heart failure. The news was announced by his son during a press conference today on February 1, 2017.

Fujiwara was an actor who was in various TV dramas and movie. He also voiced Tanaka from the Kuroshitsuji series.

Yana Toboso, mangaka of the Kuroshitsuji manga, prayed to Fujiwara on her Twitter and revealed that Tanaka was modeled on him, an old gentleman that she admired when she was young, and there will be no current Kuroshitsuji existing without him.

Source: NHK News

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I knew he looked familiar. He played Watari in the first 3 Death Note LA movies. Damn, my condolences to his family.

Feb 5, 2017 7:48 AM by yhunata

Rest in peace, we will miss you.

Feb 5, 2017 5:03 AM by Marzipixel

When I saw the article photography, I wondered why this news was published on an anime website: I only knew him from the Death Note live adaptation. No wonder, because he is actually more an actor than a seiyû. (I checked his roles)

By the way, I wonder how he ended up playing in Kuro shitsuji)

Feb 2, 2017 6:27 AM by Rei_III

Rest in peace, Fujimura. Ho ho ho :'(

Feb 2, 2017 2:13 AM by removed-user

Rest in Peace......

Feb 2, 2017 12:44 AM by Alex-chii

:( Noooooo!

I loved Tanaka so much for Kuroshitsuji ;_; but I respect him for voicing him... Rest in Peace Shunji~

Feb 1, 2017 3:40 PM by Wasshio

Who just died?

Rest in piece, dude.

Feb 1, 2017 2:28 PM by jc9622

I have yet to see his work, Black Butler more precisely, but it has to be said that for him to be working as a VA at such a age, he really enjoyed what he was doing, so it is kinda sad he died. RIP

Feb 1, 2017 2:04 PM by Playcool

Rest in peace Tanaka!

Feb 1, 2017 1:50 PM by joe_g7

Rest In Peace. He will be missed.
I just love Tanaka's character.

Feb 1, 2017 12:23 PM by everlastinglife

Rest in piece :(
I love Tanaka's laugh tho T_T

Feb 1, 2017 12:12 PM by Yaoi-Senpai

R.I.P Shunji, Kuroshitsuji won't be the same without you

Feb 1, 2017 10:02 AM by Tagahashi

salute to the anime dude RIP

Feb 1, 2017 8:50 AM by ibraheem234

Rest in peace, sir. You will be missed.

Feb 1, 2017 8:43 AM by phoenixalia

Rest in peace, I loved Tanaka's hohoho

Feb 1, 2017 8:17 AM by jkeisan

R.I.P old man... :/

Feb 1, 2017 7:58 AM by Montinihabato13

RIP Tanaka and Wataru.

Feb 1, 2017 7:58 AM by Haneken2086

Rest in piece Shunji-san.

Feb 1, 2017 7:53 AM by Passionate-kun

Rest in piece anime dude.

Feb 1, 2017 7:37 AM by RynGetsu

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