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Seiyuu Nobuo Tanaka Dies

by tsubasalover
Oct 20, 2018 10:56 AM | 14 Comments
Reports revealed on Saturday that seiyuu Nobuo Tanaka died in the morning of Wednesday, October 17 from esophageal cancer. He was 83 years old. The funeral will be held among family and close friends.

Fumi Hirano, who voiced in Anime Sanjuushi together with Tanaka, announced the news to the media.

Tanaka had been active since 1958. He voiced Thomson in Tetsuwan Atom, Shintarou Chiaki in the Detective Conan and Magic Kaito series, Soueki Senno in Hyouge Mono, Dio Brando in the original JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken, and more. He was also a narrator in the Lupin III series in the 1970s, in the variety series TV Champion, and more. He received a special award at the 4th Seiyuu Awards in 2010.

Source: Nikkan Sports

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Voiced kono dio da aka tanku oiru da (an oil tanker for you) in 1993 ova version, and in the same time, norio wakamoto aka cell voiced him in drama cd

Nov 24, 2019 1:54 AM by ronald_bastian

Rest in peace, you will definitely be missed!

Oct 23, 2018 9:44 PM by SatoshiX

Such news is sorrow, he shall be mourned. Requiescat in pace.

Oct 23, 2018 7:44 PM by DatabaseDatabase

Rest in peace, sweet Prince.

Oct 21, 2018 8:07 AM by Princpes_Magna

First time hearing of him but his voice did hit my ears at one point through One Piece. RIP

Oct 20, 2018 8:56 PM by Cyrih

the world of Tetsuwan Atom/Astro Boy thanks you

Oct 20, 2018 4:52 PM by RedPlaty

May he rest in peace.

Thank you for all of the joy you gave to the world.

Oct 20, 2018 2:55 PM by DaichiBunny

May his soul rest in peace.

Oct 20, 2018 1:23 PM by Haneken2086

Didn't know him, but it's always sad when a voice actor dies.

Oct 20, 2018 12:35 PM by juandmarco

Rest In Piece. You did an excellent job as DIO

Oct 20, 2018 12:24 PM by RunningShirtGuy

I didn't watch much that included his works, but may this man rest in peace.

Oct 20, 2018 11:50 AM by Memberdeactivate

another legend goes down, RIP

Oct 20, 2018 11:39 AM by deg

I only heard him in the JoJo OVAs, and even if I wasn't a fan of them, it's still sad he died. Rest in Peace.

Oct 20, 2018 11:07 AM by Illyricus

A great man has been lost, rest in peace. You'll be missed very much.

Oct 20, 2018 11:03 AM by twilyopal

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