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Dynasty Warriors Voice Actor Tsuyoshi Takishita Passes Away

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Voice of games' Sima Yi, Power Ranger's Carlos Vallertes/Black Ranger was 37 years old

Voice acting agency Aoni Production announced on Monday that voice actor Tsuyoshi Takishita had passed away on Sunday. The cause of death was injuries due to slipping and falling when he was on his way home. Born in the Japanese prefecture of Ibaraki, Takishita was 37 years old. Aoni Production thanked all those who had been kind to him in the time before his passing. Game maker Tecmo KOEI also commented, saying, "We pray for the happiness in the next world for a great actor and man with honorable character."

Producer Akihiro Suzuki also posted a comment on Shin Sangoku Musō 7's official Facebook page, saying, “I've been told that voice of our Shin Sangoku Musō series' Sima Yi, Tsuyoshi Takishita, has passed away. Our entire team is just extremely shocked. We hope for his happiness in the next world."

Takishita is perhaps best known for his role as Sima Yi in Tecmo KOEI's Shin Sangoku Musō (Dynasty Warriors) video game series, as well as Carlos Vallertes/Black Ranger in the Japanese dub of Power Rangers. He had taken part in the game adaptation of The Romance of the Three Kingdoms since the very first game was released in 2000. Shin Sangoku Musō 7 (Dynasty Warriors 8) was released in Japan on February 28.

Source: Sponichi Annex via 0takomu

Update: Tecmo KOEI's comment added.

Update 2: Dynasty Warriors producer's comment added

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