Joji Yanami Died: What Was His Cause Of Death?

Inuyasha and Dragon Ball fans come together to say goodbye to the voice actor who played famous characters.

Today December 14, the agency Aoni Production reported that the well-known voice actor, Joji Yanami, had passed away at the age of 90. The artist was one of the pillars within the anime industry since he participated in successful productions throughout his career, among which Dragon Ball, One Piece, Inuyasha, and Digimon stand out.

The news was published through the company’s website, where it is mentioned that he died last December 3 at night. In addition, it was announced that the funeral ceremony was held behind closed doors in the presence of his family and friends.

“We would like to express our deepest appreciation for his kindness during his lifetime and we would like to extend our sincere condolences to his family,” Aoni Production wrote in the statement. The cause of death was not revealed.

The Tokyo-born seiyuu had started his career nearly 60 years ago, so he played various characters during this period of time. Between his first years as an actor, he participated in animes such as: Osamatsu-kun, Cyborg 009, Mazinger Z, Cutie Honey, Devilman, and Ashita no Joe.

While fans of Japanese animation of this time, remember him for being the voice of Gennai in Digimon Adventure, the blacksmith Totosai in Inuyasha and Hanyo no Yashahime, but above all for the various participations in the Dragon Ball franchise, a series where He served as the narrator and gave life to characters such as Kaio-sama and the villain Babidi.

While fans of Japanese animation of this time, remember him for being the voice of Gennai in Digimon Adventure, the blacksmith Totosai in Inuyasha and Hanyo no Yashahime, but above all for the various participations in the Dragon Ball franchise, a series where He served as the narrator and gave life to characters such as Kaio-sama and the villain Babidi.

Kagome Higurashi’s seiyuu in Inuyasha, Yukino Satsuki, shared a message a few hours ago on her Twitter account, where she spoke a bit about Yanami’s unfortunate passing.

“He was a lovely person, every time I met him he greeted me with his kind voice. I appreciated it very much, I still can’t believe it ”, you can read in his publication.

“He was a lovely person, every time I met him he greeted me with his kind voice. I appreciated it very much, I still can’t believe it ”, you can read in his publication.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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