News Aoni Productions Founder, President Susumu Kubo Passes Away at 82
posted on 2018-02-07 21:20 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
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The official website of talent agency Aoni Productions announced on Wednesday that Susumu Kubo, the agency's founder and president, passed away on Tuesday at 1:08 p.m. He was 82. The announcement noted that Kubo had been undergoing treatment for an unspecified illness for some time.
Family and company members will hold a vigil on February 12, before the funeral on February 13 at the Aoyama Funeral Home in Tokyo. Aoni Productions representative director Toshio Furuichi will lead the ceremonies.
Kubo founded Aoni Productions in 1969 in Tokyo's Aoyama neighborhood, where it has stood ever since. The company manages a wide variety of talent, which includes actors, voice actors, and narrators, and casts talent for anime, games, commercials, television narration, and sound work, among others. Aoni Productions also runs the Aoni Juku voice acting school. The agency represents such voice actors as Masako Nozawa, Toshio Furukawa, and Tohru Furuya.