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NEWS: Gegege no Kitarō Voice Actor Isamu Tanonaka Passes Away




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ChibiGoku



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:34 am Reply with quote
Man, this is so disheartening to hear... Wish the best of his family and friends. Sad to see someone go the way of heart attack.

I do want to point out that Medame had ONE other voice actor, which was Kazuo Kumakura. He voiced him in several games of the games.
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omnistry



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:16 am Reply with quote
Sad to hear. His voice of Medama was truly iconic. It's gonna be hard to replace him Sad
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kgw



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:23 am Reply with quote
Rest in peace. Sad
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game



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:28 pm Reply with quote
RIP
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Crystal



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:48 pm Reply with quote
Being one of the ONLY American Kitarou fans, this is dissappointing to hear.

Aside from those video games, I think he was the only VA to play Medama-Oyaji in each anime (as well as the live-action movies), which is why I was glad that Hakaba Kitarou used the almighty Masako Nozawa, as well as Chikao Ohtsuka.

Too bad that anime will probably not get licensed, despite that the live-action movie did (which is probably only known by people who know the anime).
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E-Master



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:28 pm Reply with quote
He was also the voice of Shojo the monkey like man from One Piece and did the voice of one of the Ninku Men from Ranma 1/2.

But yes, it is a tragic way to die from a heart attack. May he rest in peace. As I really enjoy hearing him as Shojo during the Jaya Arc of One Piece.
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Sariachan



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:12 am Reply with quote
Too bad, he was quite old though. May he rest in peace. Sad
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