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Takeshi Aono (青野 武 Aono Takeshi) (born June 19, 1936 - April 9, 2012) was a seiyū and actor from Asahikawa, Hokkaidō affiliated with Aoni Production. He graduated from Hokkaidō Asahikawa Higashi High School.

Aono was most known for the roles of Shiro Sanada (Space Battleship Yamato), Rihaku (Fist of the North Star), Nurarihyon (GeGeGe no Kitaro), Piccolo Daimao and Kami-sama (Dragon Ball), Kumahachi Kumada (Kiteretsu Daihyakka) and Tomozō Sakura (Chibi Maruko-chan). Aono is also known to appear in all One Piece Movies. He was also known to gamers as the voice of the diabolical Dr. Wily in the PlayStation-era Mega Man games.

Health problems and stand-ins

In May of 2010, Aono checked into a hospital for an aortic dissection and suffered a stroke shortly thereafter. It is unknown when or if he will be returning to work.[1]

His ongoing roles of Tomozō Sakura (Chibi Maruko-chan) and Kami (Dragon Ball Z Kai) have been taken over by Bin Shimada, while his role of Mihawk (One Piece) has been taken over by Hirohiko Kakegawa.

Demise

Aono passed away from Post-operative multiple cerebral infarction on April 9, 2012.

Voice roles

TV anime

1965

  • Super Jetter (Alien X)

1968

1970

  • Bakuhatsu Gorō (Kudo)

1971

  • Animentarie Ketsudan

1972

1973

1974

1975

  • Arabian Nights: Sinbad's Adventures (Blue Genie)

1976

1977

  • Lupin III Part II (Peter Jacov, Gregoire III)

1978

1979

1980

1981

  • Urusei Yatsura (Personal Computer, Super Delicious Planet Golden Special Reserve Gorgeous After-Care Kid #28, Kitsune's teacher)
  • Dash Kappei (Captain Gokō)
  • Astro Boy (Ketchup (ep. 16), Professor Amanokawa (ep. 41))
  • Six God Combination Godmars (Professor Myojin)

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

  • Kaiketsu Zorro (Timoteo)
  • GeGeGe no Kitaro (Cannibal Island, Toshitaro Ijuuin, Butler, Bakeneko, Matsuzo Mitaka, Harunosuke Nagasaki, Kamanari, Professor)
  • Hell Teacher Nube (Kageguchi, Yama Oroshi)
  • You're Under Arrest (Daimaru Nakajima)
  • Chōja Raideen (Hidora)
  • Nintama Rantarō (Mizuta)
  • Tsuyoshi Shikkari Shinasai (Tozo)
  • Detective Conan (Norikazu Sasai)

1997

1998

1999

  • Kyorochan (Kyoro Jii-san)
  • The Big O (Dandy Wise)

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

  • NHK Hi-def presents Kitaro: The Happy Journey ~The 100 Years Later Tōno Monogatari~ (Medama Oyaji)
  • Kaidan Restaurant (Priest)
  • Marie & Gali 2.0 (da Vinci)

OVAs

Anime movies

Other

  • Genjuro Hagakure and Nobuyuki Onijigoku in Magical Project S (Pretty Sammy TV)
  • Gen Fu in the Dead or Alive video game series.
  • Roy Campbell in the Metal Gear video game series. Also the voice of Aleksandr Leonovitch Granin in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.
  • Dr. Albert W. Wily in Rock Man 8: Metal Heroes (Mega Man 8) & Sigma in Rock Man X4 (Mega Man X4)
  • Isoc & Grand Scaravich (Ground Scaravich) in Mega Man X6
  • Batros in Sol Bianca
  • Prefectural Earth Defense Force (Scope Tsuruzuki)
  • Bullrates the Kobold in Mahou Sentai Magiranger.
  • Alien Zarab the Atrocious Spaceman in Ultraman: A Special Effects Fantasy Series Episode 18 (also suit actor) and Ultraman Mebius and the Ultra Brothers.
  • Muramasa in Ninja Gaiden and Ninja Gaiden 2
  • Jinpachi Mishima (demon form) in Tekken 5
  • John in Black Matrix
  • Sakuma and Imada in BS Tantei Club: Yuki ni Kieta Kako
  • Cagnazzo and King Giott in Final Fantasy IV
  • Retsu in the Street Fighter II drama CDs Mad Revenger and Portrait of the Magician.

Dubbing roles

  • 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (Jasper (Jeff Bennett))
  • Adam-12 (Pete Malloy (Martin Milner))
  • The Addams Family (Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd))
  • Alien (Engineering Technician S.E. Brett (Harry Dean Stanton))
  • Back to the Future trilogy (Doctor Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd))
  • Batman: The Animated Series ((The Joker) (Mark Hamill))
  • Ernest P. Worrell series (Ernest P. Worrell (Jim Varney))
  • Escape from New York (Japan Television) (Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell))
  • Full House (Nick Katsopolis (John Aprea))
  • The Godfather (Carlo Rizzi (Gianni Russo))
  • The Godfather Part II (Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro))
  • The Great Mouse Detective (Basil of Baker Street (Barrie Ingham))
  • Harry Potter series (Argus Filch (David Bradley))
  • Heat (Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino))
  • Home Alone (Harry Lyme (Joe Pesci))
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (Harry Lyme (Joe Pesci))
  • The Incredible Hulk (Jack McGee (Jack Colvin))
  • Licence to Kill (TBS version) (Milton Krest (Anthony Zerbe))
  • The Lion King 1½ (Uncle Max (Jerry Stiller)
  • The Little Mermaid (TV series) (Dr. Viles (Kenneth Mars))
  • Miami Vice (Opening narration, Lieutenant Martin Castillo (Edward James Olmos))
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus (Michael Palin)
  • Mr. Vampire (Father Kō (Lam Ching Ying))
  • Nash Bridges (Joe Dominguez (Cheech Marin))
  • Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (King James (Jim Cummings)
  • Shrek (film series) (King Harold (John Cleese))
  • Speed (Fuji Television) (Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper))
  • Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (Sir Topham Hatt (replacing Kōhei Miyauchi))
  • Thunderbirds (Additional voices)
  • Thunderbird 6 TV edition (Aloysius "Nosey" Parker)
  • Unleashed (Bart (Bob Hoskins))
  • Where Eagles Dare (Von Hapen (Derren Nesbitt))

References

See also


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