Thursday, August 10, 2006

Hirotaka Suzuoki, R.I.P.

This veteran Japanese voice actor passed away of lung cancer at age 56. Coincidentally, this morning I was just watching a subtitled episode of SAINT SEIYA that featured him as Shiryu, the Dragon.

He played key characters in several anime, such as cross-dressing warrior Yellow Belmont in MOSPEADA, Olsen in ORGUSS, and Lynn Kaifun in MACROSS; but will probably be best remembered as Bright Noah, the stiff-upper-lip junior officer who became (by attrition) the captain of White Base, in the original MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM.

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