Voice Actor Chikao Ohtsuka Passes Away

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
One Piece's Gold Roger, Metal Gear Solid's Big Boss, Lupin the 3rd's Goemon Ishikawa, Sonic's Eggman

Japanese voice acting agency Aoni Production announced on Friday that voice actor Chikao Ohtsuka passed away on Thursday due to an Ischemic Heart Disorder. He was 85 years old.

Chikao Ohtsuka played a large number of roles in anime throughout his life, including One Piece's Gold Roger, Mobile Suit Gundam 00's Aeolia Schenberg, Lupin the 3rd's Goemon Ishikawa, Gegege no Kitarō's Nezumi Otoko and Hakusanbo, as well as Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan's Nurarihyon.

In video games, the actor played Maxwell in Tales of Xillia and its sequel, Eggman in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, as well Big Boss in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. He is survived by his son Akio Ohtsuka, who plays Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid franchise.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

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