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Voice Actor Makio Inoue Dies

by Vindstot
Dec 2, 9:06 PM | 11 Comments
The official website of the talent agency Aoni Production announced on Monday that voice actor Makio Inoue died on November 29 due to worsening angina. He was 80 years old.

Inoue was born in November 1938 in Yamanashi Prefecture. His first voice acting role was a small part in Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy) in 1963. He is best known for his roles as Captain Herlock in numerous anime from 1978 to 1998 and Goemon Ishiwaka XIII in the Lupin III franchise between 1977 and 2012. Inoue was the second voice actor to play Goemon after Chikao Otsuka and was succeeded by Daisuke Namikawa.

Inoue's other roles include Slegger Law in the Mobile Suit Gundam anime film trilogy and a cameo as Enshirou Mariya in Samurai Champloo. Toward the end of his career, he made appearances in several live-action TV mini-series and voiced Master Eraqus in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts Three.

Source: Comic Natalie

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11 Comments Recent Comments

it is sad but we all need to accept it cuz it allready happend they say "all of the good things comes to an end" :(

Dec 3, 6:27 PM by IJMB

RIP voice of Ansbach from the most legendary of legendary animes!

Dec 3, 6:14 PM by VyseLegendaire

I don’t know him but it’s always sad to see a seiyuu die so Rest In Peace!

Dec 3, 10:40 AM by Shiney

Rest in peace Inoue-san. You'll be missed.

Dec 3, 8:05 AM by Popura

He was one of the all-time greats, who voiced Captain Harlock, Goemon and Fanny from Sasurai no Taiyou among others. I was quite depressed when I read the news yesterday.

R.I.P. :(

Dec 3, 7:45 AM by Seiya

Thanks for your contribution to the anime industry.I really loved Cpt Herlock
-----Rest In Peace-----

Dec 3, 7:17 AM by Isshin_Ashina

Rest in peace! 🙏

Dec 3, 5:43 AM by Wicker_Senpai93

Thank you Mr Inoue for Goemon and Capt Harlock. Rest in peace.

Dec 3, 3:34 AM by Haneken2086

He had such a badass voice.

I will always love his Goemon, and Harlock.

At the very least he got to reprise Harlock in Super Robot Taisen T.

Dec 2, 11:42 PM by Psajdak

Thank you for contributing to the entertainment industry. RIP

Dec 2, 10:03 PM by Magito

It's so sad to die in the day before your birthday.
Rest in Peace.

Dec 2, 9:40 PM by Ahmad_o

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