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Isamu Tanonaka (田の中 勇 Tanonaka Isamu?) (July 19, 1932 - January 13, 2010[1]) was a Japanese seiyū from Taitō, Tokyo. During his life he has been attached to Gekidan Tōgei and then Theatre Echo; he was attached to Aoni Production at the time of his death. He was best known for his roles in GeGeGe no Kitarō (as Medama Oyaji), Tensai Bakabon (as the first voice of Honkan-san), Mahō no Princess Minky Momo (as Sindbook), Akuma-kun (as Youaltepuztli), Dr. Slump & Arale-chan (as Gara and Toriyama) and the Persona series (as Igor).[2]

On January 13, 2010, he suffered a bout of myocardial infarction in his home in Setagaya, Tokyo and was found dead by family members.[1] He was 77 years old at the time of his death. His final performance was in Marie & Gali as the voice of Leonardo da Vinci.[3] Memorial services were held in Tokyo Memolead Hall on January 19, 2010. He is survived by his older brother Hiroshi.[2]

Roles

Television

1964
1965
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1975
1976
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1985
  • GeGeGe no Kitarō (third series) (Medama Oyaji)
1987
1989
1991
1992
1993
1995
  • Bonobono (Kuzuri-kun's Father)
  • Dragon Ball Z (Bibidi (episode 277))
1996
1999
2000
2002
2003
2007
  • GeGeGe no Kitarō (fifth series) (Medama Oyaji)
2008
2009

OVA

Theater animation

Video games

Dubbing roles

Animation

Film

Radio

Other

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Script error
  2. 2.0 2.1 Yomiuri Shimbun. "Gegege no Kitarō Voice Actor Isamu Tanonaka Passes Away". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 15, 2010. 
  3. "「目玉おやじ」役41年、田の中勇さん死去 - 芸能ニュース". Nikkan Sports. January 16, 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2010. 

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