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revolutionotaku



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:22 am Reply with quote
Rest In Peace
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phoenixalia



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:28 am Reply with quote
Rest in peace, sir. Thank you for all your hard work.
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Saku-dono



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:17 am Reply with quote
Otsukare-sama deshita, legend! RIP!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:21 am Reply with quote
Saku-dono wrote:
Otsukare-sama deshita, legend! RIP!


Legend ! Sherlock homes suck
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luisedgarf



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:30 am Reply with quote
He also voiced Chappy Sinclair in the Japanese dubs of the Iron Eagle films.
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Takamachi Ryoko



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:45 am Reply with quote
I didn't know he was Dio's voice actor in the OVA, I only heard a few clips and thought he was good. R.I.P thank you for your hard works.
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Kicksville



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:18 pm Reply with quote
The two adaptations of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3 feel like they emphasize different aspects of the story - the TV show, fitting in with its Parts 1 & 2, is the more comic booky version. The OVA plays up the horror aspect of it, which works quite well.

To that end, Nobuo Tanaka's Dio is creepy, irresistible, inscrutable - when he talks initially, something in your head just goes "Get away from this man NOW". Unforgettable performance. RIP.
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anddo!



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:28 pm Reply with quote
That beautiful lisp, threatening demeanor of OVA DIO can't be topped. He is among my favorite DIO voice actors alongside Isshin Chiba and Norio Wakamoto.

Rest in peace.
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Somer-_-



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:20 pm Reply with quote
I heard him in Detective Conan, Lupin III, and Jojo. Rip.

Edit: And One Piece too.


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Zeino



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:27 pm Reply with quote
Personally, I thought he sounded far too old to play Dio and not nearly hammy enough but that a problem that extends to pretty much of all the original OVA JoJo cast. But even though I feel Takehito Koyasu blows him far away in performance, Tanaka still manged to capture the calm, creepy "master of all he surveys" aspect of JoJo's most iconic villain well. May he rest in peace.
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doomydoomdoom



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:37 pm Reply with quote
Man we just keep losing so many great talents. Nobuo Tanaka's performance as the dude in my avatar was awesome. It is darker than Takehito Koyasu's interpretation as the tone of the OVA is a bit darker than the manga. But to me it really was spot on and I remember thinking "wow this guy is great" when I saw it.

R.I.P.
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HK16



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:55 pm Reply with quote
Unfortunate that this happened. I hope his family and friends can get through this. Thank you for having an impact on so many people. I loved the way you said spoiler[Za Warudo] in JoJo.

RIP
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