Voice of 目玉おやじ R.I.P.

23 Jan

I’ve mentioned before that I like the Japanese manga and anime titled 「ゲゲゲの鬼太郎」 (“Gegege-no-Kitarou“).

It’s about a group of 妖怪 (ghouls) who help humans.

I have a few of the manga, I watch the anime on TV sometimes, and my family and I went to see both of the live-action movies at the theater.

I also like the artist, 水木しげる (Shigeru Mizuki). His life story is fascinating.
I wrote a bit about him and the 「ゲゲゲの鬼太郎」 (“Gegege-no-Kitarou“) on another post.
Click here read it.

Anyways, 田の中勇 (Isamu Tanonaka), the 政友 (“Seiyuu“)…”voice actor”…who did the voice of one of this show’s main characters–「目玉おやじ」 (“Medama-oyaji“) died last Wednesday.
He was 77 years old.

田の中勇 (Isamu Tanonaka), R.I.P.

I wrote a post last September about the death of the artist of another popular Japanese mangaClick here to read it.

4 Responses to “Voice of 目玉おやじ R.I.P.”

  1. Sir Pent January 24, 2010 at 8:45 am #

    That’s a shame.


  2. cuteandcurls January 23, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    I like watching Gege No Kitaro and 😀 silly as this may sound the opening theme to the show 😀 Its a sad to know that the seiyuu to Medamaoyaji’s character have passed away but he will forever be immortalised and remembered by those who recognise his voices and his talents. But I didnt know about Shin Chan’s creator passed away last year.


    • tokyo5 January 23, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

      He was also the voice actor for the police chief in the “Tensai-Bakabon cartoon…and in the Japanese dubbing of “Star Wars, he did the voice of “Jar-Jar Binks“.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: