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Voice Actor Yuu Shimaka Dies at 70

by Sakana-san
Aug 5, 1:38 PM | 8 Comments
Voice actor Yuu Shimaka died on July 28 due to a heart attack. He was 70 years old. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday and Thursday.

Shimaka was born in May 1949 in Nagano. Affiliated with the Production A-Gumi talent agency, some of his voice roles include Koshinuma and Reijirou Asou from City Hunter, Roujyu from Samurai Champloo, Mikhail Kaminsky from Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, and Ryouga Senba from Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch. He also voiced two supporting characters—Tokumori Saizu and Satoru Imatake—from the currently airing Detective Conan.

Shimaka was also notable for being the Japanese dub voice behind Disney's Goofy and reprised his role in Kingdom Hearts III that was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January.

In addition to voice acting, Shimaka ran a private school called "Goof Troop." He was also a graduate of the Toho Gakuen vocational school.

Source: Comic Natalie

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RIP...You were a very skilled voice actor :(

Aug 16, 1:05 AM by Ken39Whistle

May his soul rest in peace.

Aug 7, 1:31 PM by Haneken2086

Truly a legend. Rest in peace.

Aug 6, 11:05 AM by ArcFloof

Another legendary VA bites the dust. The newer generation is going to have a hard time filling all these shoes.

Aug 6, 8:11 AM by VyseLegendaire

Rest in Peace, Thanks for your hard work

Aug 6, 4:07 AM by Lucikun09

Liked his work as Goofy. RIP, good sir!

Aug 5, 6:48 PM by Starchaser

Oh man, I'm currently watching Gokudou-kun Manyuuki and I've found his voice as Jinn quite memorable since the very first episode.

Aug 5, 1:52 PM by DarkDooM2

Thanks for your hard work. May you rest in peace, sir!

Aug 5, 1:40 PM by Tista

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