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NEWS: Dragon Ball Z Narrator, Voice Actor Jouji Yanami Passes Away




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megazero



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 11:09 am Reply with quote
RIP
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Spooky Blades



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 11:19 am Reply with quote
Rest in peace
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Vic1989



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 11:29 am Reply with quote
Really liked his voice. Thank you for your service.
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MFrontier



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 11:35 am Reply with quote
RIP Yanami-san.
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Banjo



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 11:40 am Reply with quote
Legend gone.. RIP
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BaronViolet



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 12:13 pm Reply with quote
RIP King Kai
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mrsatan



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 12:43 pm Reply with quote
He had a really unique, low-key humorous vocal performance. It always made me smile. It was a whimsical kind of voice that cannot be replicated. I've missed him since he retired and will always miss him.
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CastMember1991



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 12:53 pm Reply with quote
He lived a long and productive life.
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Silver Kirin



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:04 pm Reply with quote
Sad news to hear, here in Latin America the actor who voiced Shenron in all his appearances, Abel Rocha, passed away on November. He was 96. I hope both of them rest in peace.
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Somer-_-



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:48 pm Reply with quote
Rest in Peace. Difficult to find an anime from the 70s and 80s that he wasn't a part of.
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Zeino



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:55 pm Reply with quote
Ever since Yanami-san's sudden retirement due to ill health back during the beginning of DB Super, I expected the end was near for him. It's still a painful bolt out of the blue to finally see it the news. He was the voice of Dragon Ball perhaps even more so than Masako Nozawa. His absence will be felt. RIP.
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iamthevastuniverse





PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 7:50 pm Reply with quote
May you find peace beyond this life.
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Grenzer



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2021 11:49 pm Reply with quote
Yanami-san was fantastic in Dragon Ball as the Narrator, King Kai, and Dr. Briefs among others. My personal favorite role of his was as Boyakki in Yatterman and all the related versions of that character in the Time Boken franchise. Check it out if you get the chance, he was hilarious and displayed a ton of personality.

RIP
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Elena69



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:37 am Reply with quote
RIP Jouji Yanami ✝️
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