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Creator / Chikao Ohtsuka

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Chikao Ohtsuka (大塚周夫) (July 5, 1929 - January 15, 2015) was one of the oldest and veteran seiyu in the business, with his last name also being spelt as "Ootsuka" depending on the romaji. He is Akio Ōtsuka's father, and they've worked together in several series, making them a rare father-son pair working in tandem in the business. He has been the signature voice of Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik in the Sonic the Hedgehog games. His forte are mostly old, past-their-prime men, which can range from Cool Old Guy or Evil Old Folks; the latter can be raised Up to Eleven to monstrosity levels (he even dubbed Hitler!).

Sadly, he passed away on January 15, 2015 due to an Ischemic Heart Disorder. Kikuko Inoue, Mayumi Tanaka, Hiroaki Hirata, Masakazu Morita, Kōichi Yamadera and Rie Tanaka were among the attendees at his funeral. May he rest in peace.


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Alternative Title(s): Chikao Otsuka


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