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Seiyuu Tetsuo Gotou Dies

by tsubasalover
Nov 8, 5:03 AM | 18 Comments
Various news reports have announced that seiyuu Tetsuo Gotou has died on Tuesday at lunch time from esophageal cancer. He was 68 years old. Fellow seiyuu Shigeru Chiba also Tweeted about the news.

Gotou studied acting at the En Kenkyuujo in 1975 and joined Engekishuudan En the following year. He first voiced many minor characters in Detective Conan in 1996 and has since voiced characters such as Gowasu in Dragon Ball Super, Hannyabal, Mjosgard, and Lao G in the One Piece franchise, Tetsuhito Mifune in Seikaisuru Kado, Bizeff in the 2011 version of Hunter x Hunter, and Ivica Tanović from the Eureka Seven AO series.

Source: Sponichi Annex

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First Unshou Ishizuka, and now Gotou falls victim to esophageal cancer. Fuck you cancer!

Honestly, 2018 is starting to become shit as of now :/

Nov 10, 12:41 PM by Helios92

malvarez1 said:
I mainly knew him as Gowasu.RIP

Same here.

RIP sir.

Nov 9, 11:30 PM by Haneken2086

its the current year in anime; let the bodies hit the floor

Nov 8, 4:02 PM by VyseLegendaire

He is the voice of https://myanimelist.net/character/14024/Derflinger !!
Damm, outside that dont know him, but that was cool bro in ZnT series.
RIP

Nov 8, 2:06 PM by Playcool

I mainly knew him as Gowasu. Screw cancer.
RIP

Nov 8, 11:50 AM by malvarez1

First Unshou Ishizuka, and now Gotou falls victim to esophageal cancer. Fuck you cancer!

I didn't recognize him until I saw that he voiced the Red Troll in Yuki no Joou who is a character with a somewhat high-pitched voice. I'm surprised that a man like Gotou was able to voice a character like that. Thank you for your contribution to the anime industry. Rest in Peace.

Nov 8, 9:54 AM by Tarotist

RIP the world has lost one talent

Nov 8, 9:36 AM by Thoi_Manh

RIP. I feel like this year we've lost the most VAs in recent memory.

Nov 8, 8:25 AM by Hatsuyuki

RIP I really liked his voice...

Nov 8, 7:56 AM by MonkeyDMike

Rest in Peace. Liked him as Derflinger, didn't heard much of his roles, but is still sad.

Nov 8, 7:50 AM by Illyricus

RIP Gowasu you will be miss

Nov 8, 7:34 AM by deg

DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FUCK NOOOOO WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

Nov 8, 7:25 AM by Kuro_Neko04

Sad news. RIP

Thank you Gotou-san

Nov 8, 6:54 AM by Magito

Lavie from Planetes. :-(

Nov 8, 6:29 AM by Katsu-kun

Dragon ball super killed him :/

Nov 8, 6:21 AM by Pronostik

That is really sad news.

Vale :-(

Nov 8, 6:21 AM by huntress1013

Damn I loved him in One Piece, he sure was a real G.

RIP

Nov 8, 6:01 AM by Gator

This year isn't sure as hell as it is.

Nov 8, 5:59 AM by hotsushikun

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