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Voice Actor Hiroshi Masuoka Dies at 83

by RadiantBreeze
Mar 27, 2020 4:28 AM | 13 Comments
Various news outlets reported Thursday that Hiroshi Masuoka died of rectal cancer last Saturday. His funeral was conducted by his family.

The veteran voice actor's roles include Muten-Roushi from Dragon Ball Z and Jam Oji-san from Sore Ike! Anpanman. He stepped down from his 30-year role as Jam Oji-san in August of last year, which was filled by Kouichi Yamadera.

Masuoka is also well known for his 40-year role as Masuo Fuguta from Sazae-san. This anime has the Guiness World Record for Longest Running Cartoon. In August of last year, Masuoka stepped down from the role of Masuo, with Hideyuki Tanaka replacing him.

Source: The Asahi Shimbun

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Always sad to see another beloved voice actor pass away, we've lost a lot in frequent years D:

Mar 29, 2020 11:23 PM by Gatsu-chan

MahiaErebeaNegi said:
NameLessMofo said:
Master Roshi, nooo

His death is sad but...... Masuoka only voiced Roshi in the last 20 episodes of Z and GT, so I'm pretty sure you confused him to Kouhei Miyauchi (Already passed away back in 1995) who voiced Roshi in original DB and Z and Masaharu Satou for Kai onward.


Oh..
Did not know that

At least the english voice actor for roshi is still alive and well

Tnx for the input:)

Mar 28, 2020 3:07 AM by NameLessMofo

NameLessMofo said:
Master Roshi, nooo

His death is sad but...... Masuoka only voiced Roshi in the last 20 episodes of Z and GT, so I'm pretty sure you confused him to Kouhei Miyauchi (Already passed away back in 1995) who voiced Roshi in original DB and Z and Masaharu Satou for Kai onward.

Mar 28, 2020 2:00 AM by MahiaErebeaNegi

Master Roshi, nooo

Mar 27, 2020 7:20 PM by NameLessMofo

He was the husband in Sazae-san?? Dang :'(

Mar 27, 2020 6:51 PM by ChartTopper60

He lived a long and happy life, rest in peace :’(

Mar 27, 2020 9:16 AM by Cotaweb

R.I.P. :(( i really loved Roshi's voice

Mar 27, 2020 9:10 AM by T-e-d-o

Go to Hiromi, Hiroshi. Go to her. (˚ ˃̣̣̥⌓˂̣̣̥ )ゞ

Oh Kami, the vets are falling more, now. This is gonna be a decade of hurt.

Mar 27, 2020 8:03 AM by Lil-Bird

Master Roushi, may You Rest In Peace.

Mar 27, 2020 8:02 AM by Watame

May his soul rest in peace.

Mar 27, 2020 7:45 AM by Haneken2086

Not a big fan of his Roshi's voice, but still RIP.

Mar 27, 2020 6:33 AM by MahiaErebeaNegi

R.I.P.

I'm fucking shook about this.

Mar 27, 2020 5:12 AM by eze_tielve

F%#k cancer. RIP to an industry veteran. o7

Mar 27, 2020 4:48 AM by cyruz

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