Dragon Ball Z Narrator, Voice Actor Jouji Yanami Passes Away
posted on by Alex Mateo
Aoni Production announced on Tuesday that voice actor Jouji Yanami passed away on December 3 at 10:59 p.m. JST. A funeral was held for family members. Aoni Production expressed gratitude for Yanami's kindness. He was 90.
Yanami played both King Kai (North Kaiō/Kaiō-sama) and the Narrator in the Dragon Ball television anime series, the Dragon Ball Z television anime series and films, and in the Dragon Ball GT series as well as in Dragon Ball Super. He has also played Dr. Briefs and Babidi in the franchise.
Yanami also voiced Ittan Momen in Gegege no Kitarō, Totosai in Inuyasha, Boyakkii in Yatterman, Chūta Ban in Kyojin no Hoshi, Gennai in Digimon, Gan Fall in One Piece, and Professor Gennosuke Yumi in Mazinger Z.
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