Friday, January 16, 2015
Chikao Otsuka, the Voice of Dr. Weil: 1929-2015
Some very sad news from the world of voice acting today. Legendary voice actor Chikao Otsuka died of heart failure on January 15th. He was 85 years old.
Father of Akio Otsuka (Metal Gear Solid), Chikao Otsuka played a large number roles in video games, anime and dubbing for foreign films. His repertoire includes the elder Big Boss (Metal Gear Solid 4) and Dr. Eggman (Sonic the Hedgehog series). The role most well known to us would be that of Dr. Weil, the primary antagonist of the Mega Man Zero series. Otsuka portrayed Dr. Weil in Mega Man Zero 3, Mega Man Zero 4 and numerous Zero 4 drama tracks.
My sincerest condolences to Mr. Otsuka's family, friends and fans. He will be greatly missed.
Source: Anime News Network | Tribute art: Hitoshi Ariga