Noted Family-Show Voice Actor Kaneta Kimotsuki Passes Away at Age 80

Kimotsuki also voiced the Tom Cat in perennial favorite foreign animation Tom and Jerry

TV Asahi, the distributor of beloved family anime Doraemon, has announced the passing at age 80 of actor Kaneta Kimotsuki - the first voice of bully Takeshi "Gian" Goda and the 1979-2005 voice of fox-faced rich-kid Suneo Honekawa. Kimotsuki also voiced the Tom Cat in perennial favorite foreign animation Tom and Jerry, Conductor in Galaxy Express 999, 007/Great Britain in the '79 Cyborg 009, and more recently, roles like Leonof the Puppet-Master in Trigun and samurai spirit Yoshiteru in Yuki Yuna.

Kimotsuki died of pneumonia on October 20. According to his agency, he had been ailing and a family funeral was held. 








Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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