Kaneto Shiozawa (塩沢 兼人 Shiozawa Kaneto?, January 28, 1954 - May 10, 2000) (Real name: Toshikazu Shiozawa (塩沢 敏一 Shiozawa Toshikazu?) was a seiyū from Tokyo affiliated with Aoni Production. He had a distinctive cold, calm voice which usually typecast him in roles as villains or anti-heroes.
His stage name originated from the Japanese director Kaneto Shindō.
Shiozawa yearned to be a performer since his boyhood. He graduated from Nihon University Second Senior High School, where he learned to perform in its art department.
On May 9, 2000, at around 4:00, Shiozawa fell down the stairway of his home; he later fell unconscious, and died of a cerebral contusion the next day. He was 46. Fellow Seiyū Hidekatsu Shibata was one of the attendees at his funeral. Greg Eagles, the American voice actor of Gray Fox, was once mistakenly reported to die from cerebral contusion.
After Shiozawa's death, the following seiyū took over his ongoing roles:
- Takumi Yamazaki (Saint Seiya: Aries Mu, Baldios (in Super Robot Wars Z): Marin, Metal Gear Solid (in Metal Gear Solid 2: Bande Dessinée): Cyborg Ninja)
- Kazuhiko Inoue (Case Closed: Inspector Shiratori)
- Daisuke Sakaguchi (Anpanman)
- Masahiko Tanaka (Mobile Suit Gundam: M'Quve)
- Isshin Chiba (Fist of the North Star: Rei (video games))
- Shinichirō Miki (Fist of the North Star: Rei (movies and OVAs))
- Kōsuke Okano (High School! Kimengumi: Monohoshi Dai)
- Yasuyuki Kase (Blue Comet SPT Layzner: Le-Cain)
- Jun Fukuyama (Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops: Null (young Frank Jaeger))
- Hideyuki Tanaka (Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust: 'D', Angelique: Clavis)
- Toshiyuki Morikawa (Tales of Phantasia: Dhaos)
- Bin Shimada (Japanese dub of Star Wars original trilogy: Luke Skywalker)
- Eiji Miyashita (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Raphael)
In the Guilty Gear series, Shiozawa's character Zato-1 dies sometime between the events of Guilty Gear X and Guilty Gear XX. As a replacement, the video games now instead feature Zato-1's shadow-like forbidden beast Eddie, who uses the same body but has a different voice (played by Takehito Koyasu). Incidentally, in the Rival Schools series, Kaneto's character Hyo is the twin brother of Isshin's character Kyosuke, and Isshin replaced Kaneto as the voice Rei in the Fist of the North Star fighting game by Arc System Works. His character, Buriburizaemon in the Crayon Shin-chan series, was left voiceless and has never spoken since his death.
Leading roles in bold
- Banner of the Stars as Dusanyu
- Banner of the Stars II as Dusanyu
- Case Closed/Detective Conan as Inspector Ninzaburo Shiratori/Ninzaburo Santos
- Chīsana Kyojin Microman as Demon Green
- Crest of the Stars as Dusanyu
- Digimon Adventure as Devimon
- Dragon Ball as Namu, Tenron
- Dragon Ball GT as Sān Xīng Lóng
- Fist of the North Star as Rei
- Galactic Gale Baxinger as Billy the Shot
- Galactic Whirlwind Sasuraiger as Rock Anlock
- Galaxy Cyclone Braiger as Blaster Kid
- High School! Kimengumi as Dai Monohoshi
- Kinnikuman as Geronimo, Screw Kid
- Legend of Basara as Ageha
- Mirai Keisatsu Urashiman as Adolf von Ludwig
- Saint Seiya as Aries Mu, Ankoku Andromeda
- Silent Möbius as Ganossa Maximillian
- Street Fighter II V as Balrog Fabio La Cerda (known as Vega in the English version)
- Ai no Kusabi as Iason Mink
- Angelique: Shiroi Tsubasa no Memoire as Clavis
- Area 88 as Shin Kazama
- ARIEL Visual as Hauser
- ARIEL Deluxe as Hauser
- Bubblegum Crisis as J.B. Gibson
- Carol as Clark
- Cyber City Oedo 808 as Merill "Benten" Yanagawa
- Earthian as Dr. Ashino (Professor Ashiya)
- Kaze to Ki no Uta: Sanctus -Sei naru kana- as Auguste Beau
- Megazone 23 - Part I as B.D.
- Megazone 23 - Part II as B.D.
- To-y as Tōi "To-y" Fujii
- Vampire Princess Miyu as Larva
- Case Closed: Captured in Her Eyes as Inspector Ninzaburo Shiratori/Ninzaburo Santos
- Case Closed: The Fourteenth Target as Detective Ninzaburo Shiratori/Ninzaburo Santos
- Case Closed: The Last Wizard of the Century as Inspector Ninzaburo Shiratori/Ninzaburo Santos
- Case Closed: The Time-Bombed Skyscraper as Detective Ninzaburo Shiratori/Ninzaburo Santos
- Crayon Shin-chan: Ankoku Tamatama Daitsuiseki as Tsuyoshi/Lavender
- Crayon Shin-chan: Bakuhatsu! Onsen Wakuwaku Daikessen as Buriburi Zaemon
- Crayon Shin-chan: Buriburi Oukoku no Hihou as Saari
- Crayon Shin-chan: Dengeki! Buta no Hizume Daisakusen as Buriburi Zaemon
- Crayon Shin-chan: Henderland no Daibouken as Buriburi Zaemon
- Fist of the North Star as Rei
- Kinnikuman: Counterattack! The Underground Space Choujins as Geronimo
- Kinnikuman: Crisis in New York! as Geronimo
- Kinnikuman: Hour of Triumph! Seigi Choujin as Geronimo
- Kinnikuman: Seigi Choujin vs. Senshi Choujin as Geronimo
- Lupin III: The Plot of the Fuma Clan/Lupin III: The Fuma Conspiracy as Goemon Ishikawa XIII
- Saint Seiya: Warriors of the Final Holy Battle as Mu
- Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie as Balrog (Vega in the English version)
- Vampire Hunter D as D
- Black/Matrix as Gaius
- Dragoon Might as Yamato, Tekkamen and Ryan
- Guilty Gear series as Zato-1
- Langrisser series as Böser/Paul
- Policenauts as Tony Redwood
- Rival Schools as Hyo Imawano
- Snatcher as Randam Hajile, Elijah Madnar and Ivan Rodriguez
- Street Fighter EX series as Kairi and Vega
- Strider Hiryu (1994 PC-Engine version) as Strider Hiryu
- Tales of Phantasia (Super Famicom and PlayStation versions) as Dhaos
- Metal Gear Solid as Cyborg Ninja/Gray Fox
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty as Cyborg Ninja/Mr. X
- Gekijô-ban Weird Al Yankovic: Bureru no baka! Ni juzô hoyûsha daikussen as George Newman (voiceover for "Weird Al" Yankovic)
- Labyrinth as Jareth (voiceover for David Bowie)
- Star Wars original trilogy as Luke Skywalker (voiceover for Mark Hamill)
- Hideaki Kurashige in Miracle Girls
- Joliver Ira in Space Runaway Ideon.
- Kawazoe Haruka in Sotsugyou M
- Kikyo in Weiss Kreuz
- Kirin in Ranma ½ movie #1 (Big Trouble in Nekonron, China).
- M'Quve and Omur Fang in Mobile Suit Gundam.
- Makoto Hasegawa in Code Name wa Charmer My Codename is Charmer drama CD.
- Masao in Boyfriend.
- Nakasugi in Yugen Kaisha
- Narcasse in The Heroic Legend of Arslan.
- Narsas in Arslan Senki
- Paul von Oberstein in Legend of the Galactic Heroes.
- Prince Demande ("Prince Diamond" in English) in Sailor Moon R.
- Raiden in Fuma no Kojirou
- Randy in Chounoukyuu Garaga.
- Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (VHS releases).
- Road King in Transformers: Super-God Masterforce.
- Ru Kain in Blue Comet SPT Layzner.
- Rudolf Hagen in Agent Aika.
- Ryō Shiba in Choju Kishin Dancouga.
- R. Ichiro Tanaka in Kyūkyoku Chōjin R (OAV and Drama CD).
- Sevothtarte (first voice) in Angel Sanctuary.
- Shadi in Yu-Gi-Oh! (first series anime by Toei Animation).
- Sonic Bomber in Transformers: Zone.
- Terry in Bats & Terry.
- Wakagashira in City Hunter.
- "Weird Al" Yankovic in every album from "Weird Al" Yankovic to Running with Scissors ("Hashiri Motte Hatami" in Japan).
- Yasutaka Fukuoka in Gate Keepers.
- Zeus in Aries.
- Zongi in The Vision of Escaflowne.
- Saiga in Zeorymer.
- NEC Avenue. Strider Hiryu. PC Engine. Level/area: Ending.