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
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Dr. Eggman's Japanese voice actor is dead? They better not replace all of the Japanese Sonic voices like they did with the English voices. Koji Yusa is an awesome voice for Shadow.ReplyDelete
That's awful. My condolences for his family.ReplyDelete
First Dr. Wily, now Weil...
This guy was one of the coolest voice actors I've ever heard. I'll always remember his performances.ReplyDelete
Hate the Weil, love Eggman, love this guy. He shall be missed.ReplyDelete
Realy awesome voice, rest in peace.ReplyDelete
This is the guy who invented Eggman's trademark: "Oooooh-hohohohoho!" laugh. Mike Pollock was imitating him when he brought it to America. He will be dearly missed.ReplyDelete
Well, he did have a pretty good, long run.ReplyDelete
Anyway, please don't call him "Weil", and don't call Vava "Vile". We need to get English fans back on track with this. "Weil" is a stupid name, not to mention being too close to "Wily". It doesn't help that he kind of looks like Wily, either.
The only good name changes are Megaman, Bass, Treble, and Auto. "Forte" would have been good to keep for the character, if not for "Gospel", which makes no damn sense whatsoever.
At least they never flat out switched a bunch of character names around for localization, like they did in Street Fighter II (M. Bison, Vega, and Balrog). How brain damaged does one have to be to think that's a good idea? Why not just make new names? I hope the people who decided to do that had something bad happen to them because of it (but not TOO bad ;)).
"How dare you use the widely accepted English names! Stop pandering to the dub-playing plebeians and appeal to MY sensibilities!"Delete
That's what you sound like.
Good. You would do well to appeal to my sensibilities. I have great taste.Delete
However, you're free to have no taste and like dumb things, just as a know-nothing child might pick McDonald's over a fine steak dinner. I'm not mad about it, just filled with pity. /trollolol
"Anyway, please don't call him "Weil", and don't call Vava "Vile". We need to get English fans back on track with this. "Weil" is a stupid name, not to mention being too close to "Wily". It doesn't help that he kind of looks like Wily, either."Delete
Wow, what a weeaboo.
He was also Master Xehanort, so I'm really wondering how they plan to work around the fact that the voice for a major villain isn't present anymore.ReplyDelete
Wa ga akumu da!ReplyDelete
AnonymousJanuary 17, 2015 at 7:23 PM
Good. You would do well to appeal to my sensibilities. I have great taste.
However, you're free to have no taste and like dumb things[...]"
Arrogance at its finest.