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Rikiya Koyama to Voice Detective Conan's Kogoro Mouri

posted on 2009-10-27 11:46 EDT
Akira Kamiya replaced after 13 years; Yamato, Aki Sora's casts also updated

The official website for Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine serialization of Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan (Case Closed) manga has revealed that Rikiya Koyama will replace Akira Kamiya as the voice of Kogoro Mouri in the anime.

Kamiya had announced on his official blog on September 18 that he would no longer play this major role in the television series. Kamiya had played the character of Kogoro — the character Ran's father and the private investigator who deals with the pint-sized Detective Conan — since the anime launched in 1996.

Update: In related news, Noriko Yume has replaced the original voice actress of the heroine Yuki Kodai, Youko Asagami, in the Uchuu Senkan Yamato Fukkatsu-hen revival of the Space Battleship Yamato space opera franchise. Author and Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara (Season of the Sun) is credited with the story.

Akita Shoten has posted a website with an updated cast list for the anime adaptation of Masahiro Itosugi's Aki Sora "line-crossing" manga. Shiho Kawaragi and Sayaka Kinoshita will play Aki and Sora respectively, replacing Eri Kitamura and Asami Imai from the drama CD's cast. Kana Ueda and Tae Okajima will play Nami and Kana, respectively.

Thanks, Evan Jacobson and dormcat.

Image © Gosho Aoyama/Shogakukan, YTVTMS


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