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]

Kaneta Kimotsuki
肝付 兼太
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Kaneta Kimotsuki
Born
Kanemasa Kimotsuki

(1935-11-15)November 15, 1935
DiedOctober 20, 2016(2016-10-20) (aged 80)
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1954–2016

CareerEdit

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.[1]

JaianEdit

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.

ConductorEdit

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 .

SuneoEdit

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.

HorrormanEdit

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.

DeathEdit

On October 20, 2016, Kimotsuki died from pneumonia at the age of 80.[2][3]

SuccessorsEdit

+ marks the time before Kimotsuki's death

FilmographyEdit

Television animationEdit

1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010

Theatrical animationEdit

Video gamesEdit

TokusatsuEdit

Dub workEdit

Japanese voice-overEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b My Game News Flash. "Doraemon Anime Voice Actor Kaneta Kimotsuki Passes Away at 80". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  2. ^ @テレ朝news (23 October 2016). "【速報】声優の肝付兼太さん死去 80歳 ドラえもんでスネ夫役など" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "声優の肝付兼太さん死去 『ドラえもん』スネ夫役". Yahoo Japan (in Japanese). October 24, 2016. Archived from the original on October 24, 2016.

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