Yamada, Yasuo

Given name: 康雄
Family name: 山田
Birthday: Sep 10, 1932
Website: http://lupinthepunch.we...
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Yamada Yasuo (10 September 1932-19 March 1995) was a Japanese voice actor born in Tokyo, Japan.

Yamada left the faculty of literature of Waseda University, and has performed in many stage, radio, and television productions. His most famous role was Arsène Lupin III from the Lupin III series, starting in 1971 and ending in 1995. He also provided the Japanese dubbed voice for Clint Eastwood and Jean-Paul Belmondo.

At the age of 62, Yasuo Yamada died of a brain hemorrhage (apoplexy) in Ota-ku Jinbara metropolitan hospital. At the end of the credits of the film Farewell to Nostradamus (the first Lupin film without Yasuo), there is a tribute: "To Yasuo Yamada, Eternal Lupin the Third: Thank you!" (the message was removed from the first angle of the English language DVD release by Funimation).

Since Yasuo's death, Kurita Kan'ichi has taken over the role of Lupin the Third. As his last will, Yasuo requested Kurita to replace him, if he were to pass on.

He belonged to Gekidan Mingei in the beginning of his career and was freelance afterwards.

(Source: AniDB)

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xok1993 | Jul 20, 6:16 PM
rest in peace will be the only lupin I know

Mitski99 | May 19, 3:37 PM
RIP King

MisheruDesu | Feb 10, 4:42 PM
You will never be forgotten.

haydenluvsanime | Mar 7, 2020 1:04 AM

Aiaigasa | Jul 16, 2019 10:58 AM
he voiced Kermit in the muppet movie dub
holy shit

Lupin singing the rainbow connection

who_dat_ninja | Jun 26, 2016 9:07 AM
He was the one true Lupin. Everyone else are just doing an impression of him!

Daeson | Aug 22, 2015 4:47 AM
I bet he's secretly alive out there somewhere, this time stealing people's hearts in disguise.
He might be right under our noses without us knowing, laughing to himself as he spies.

Biser | Aug 8, 2015 8:21 PM
He literally IS Lupin.

walldotfm | Jul 27, 2015 7:45 AM
R.I.P to a Legend!

WhatsNext | May 31, 2013 11:28 AM
The Great Master Thief Lupin the Third.

He will be missed.

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