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NEWS: Lupin III's Long-Time Daisuke Jigen Voice Actor Kiyoshi Kobayashi Passes Away at 89


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Rob19ny



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:22 am Reply with quote
Thank you for all the memories Kobayashi. I haven't watched Part 6 yet, but I'm sure the great Akio Otsuka is doing a great job as Jigen. Your contributions to anime and Lupin will not be forgotten. RIP
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BaronViolet



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:43 am Reply with quote
Sad news. RIP Kobayashi.
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Dayraven



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 4:03 am Reply with quote
RIP. One of the most amazing runs on a single character, of course.

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I haven't watched Part 6 yet, but I'm sure the great Akio Otsuka is doing a great job as Jigen.

He maybe doesn’t hit quite the same cynically amused note, but he gets pretty close.

When I saw The Fuma Conspiracy, with its alternate cast for all the characters, I thought controversy aside everyone else sounded good, but their Jigen just wasn’t right.
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Ryuji-Dono



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 4:08 am Reply with quote
And thus, Eiko Masuyana is what remains of the old guard
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 4:42 am Reply with quote
R.I.P.
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sammicorn



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 4:57 am Reply with quote
Oh no! Not another icon Sad RIP Kobayashi-san
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:42 am Reply with quote
An iconic voice who defined the role. Rest In Peace.
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:14 am Reply with quote
You ran an epic race, Mr. Kobayashi. We appreciate your work. RIP.
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MarshalBanana



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:37 am Reply with quote
I'm happy he got to got live to a good age, RIP.
Rob19ny wrote:
I haven't watched Part 6 yet, but I'm sure the great Akio Otsuka is doing a great job as Jigen.
He does a good job, as others ahve said, he sounds like a younger Kobayashi.
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MFrontier



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:59 am Reply with quote
RIP Kobayashi-san. Thank you for being Jigen and all the other wonderful voicework you've done over the years.
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mrsatan



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:24 am Reply with quote
RIP
I don't know why it is, but voices like his don't seem to exist anymore. He played these cool tough guys and villains so effortlessly. When these newer seiyu do these kind of voices, they often sound like they're trying too hard.


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Somer-_-



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:26 am Reply with quote
Rest in Peace. 52 years is nothing to scoff at.
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Blazi



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:20 pm Reply with quote
Rest In Peace man, no one could do Jigen's voice justice like you have. Thank you for making Lupin quite memorable.
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EleutheroMaster



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:55 pm Reply with quote
To Kobayashi Kiyoshi, the original Jigen Daisuke!
Crying or Very sad Smile
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Kicksville



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:26 am Reply with quote
I first really got to know his voice from Avdol in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and Jubei in the Samurai Shodown games. And he's of course very memorable as the narrator for GaoGaiGar (I can always remember the way he said it!) All before I heard his most legendary role.

RIP to one of the greats
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