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Kaneta Kimotsuki (肝付 兼太 Kimotsuki Kaneta?, born Kanemasa Kimotsuki (肝付 兼正 Kimotsuki Kanemasa?); November 15, 1935 – October 20, 2016) was a Japanese voice actor who was most known for the roles of Takeshi Goda before Suneo Honekawa in Fujiko F. Fujio's (Doraemon).[1]

Career

During his life he had been attached to TBS broadcast theater company and then Aoni Production, Production Baobab, he became a director of his own agency 21st century FOX; he was attached to 81 Produce at the time of his death. He was known to voice many characters in anime series for 62 years. He appeared in children's anime and educational programmes. In addition to Doraemon, he had prominent roles in Cyborg 009 (as 007/Great Britain), Dracula (Kaibutsu-kun), Kemumaki Kemuzou (Ninja Hattori-kun), Pāyan (Perman), Iyami (Osomatsu-kun), Quackerjack (Darkwing Duck), Tom (Tom and Jerry), Benzou Karino (Kiteretsu Daihyakka), Horrorman (Soreike! Anpanman), Conductor (Galaxy Express 999) and Jiminy Cricket (Japanese dub of Pinocchio and all other appearances). He was the mentor of Kappei Yamaguchi, he was active until his death from pneumonia at the age of 80.[2][3]

Successors

+ marks the time before Kimotsuki's death

Jaian

In 1973, he was cast in the first Nippon TeleMovie Productions's adaptation of Fujiko F. Fujio's Doraemon series as Takeshi Goda (Jaian), a strong and quick-tempered local bully who can fight at any time and with any kid he sees, especially Nobita, alongside co-stars Yoshiko Ota (Nobita Nobi), Ebisu Masako (Shizuka Minamoto), Shun Yashiro (Suneo Honekawa), Kōsei Tomita and Masako Nozawa (Doraemon) before Kazuya Tatekabe succeeded him.

Conductor

In 1978, Kimotsuki was cast in Leiji Matsumoto's Galaxy Express 999 as the Conductor, the main crew member of the Galaxy Express 999. He is an alien being with an invisible body; only his eyes can be seen while he is wearing his conductor uniform, alongside his co-stars Masako Nozawa (Tetsuro Hoshino) and Masako Ikeda (Maetel), When it came time for the 1990s film the cast reprised the roles yet again. From there he continued to voice the character in practically every adaptation made during his lifetime, the sole exception being the PlayStation 2 games from the early 2000s in the 2002, he reunited with Nozawa and Ikeda to reprise their respective roles for the OVA and TV series .

Suneo

In 1979, he was again cast in the 1979 anime series, as character Suneo Honekawa, a fox-faced (inherited from his mother) rich child who loves to flaunt his material wealth before everyone, especially Nobita, succeeding Yashiro in the 1973 anime series alongside co-stars Nobuyo Ōyama (Doraemon), Noriko Ohara (Nobita Nobi), Michiko Nomura (Shizuka Minamoto), Kazuya Tatekabe (Takeshi Goda(Jaian)) and Keiko Yokozawa (Dorami) for 26 years after the end of the 1979 series, on April 15, 2005, he handed his role over to Tomokazu Seki.

Horrorman

In 1991, he was cast in Soreike! Anpanman as Horrorman, a skeleton who often works with Baikinman and Dokin-chan. Alongside co-stars Ryūsei Nakao (Baikinman) and Hiromi Tsuru (Dokinchan) for 25 years.

Notable voice roles

Anime

Video games

Tokusatsu

Dub Work

Trivia

External links

it:Kaneta Kimotsukiru:Кимоцуки, Канэта

fi:Kaneta Kimotsuki vi:Kimotsuki Kaneta


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