Takeshi Watabe
渡部 猛
BirthdateMarch 21 1936(1936-03-21)
BirthplaceKōchi, Japan
DiedDecember 13, 2010
EthnicityFlag of Japan Japanese
Notable Credit(s)Naruto
as Gamabunta
Official Website81 Produce

Takeshi Watabe (渡部 猛, Watabe Takeshi) was a veteran Japanese voice actor. He was born on March 21, 1936 in Kōchi Prefecture. He usually played villains and performed the voices for many anime characters and tokusatsu villains. He is most famous for voicing Kaminari in Doraemon, and more recently Gamabunta in Naruto. He took over the ongoing roles of Shingo Kanemoto after his death.

He also wrote an instructional book about voice acting, Seiyū Naritai. He was also a Tosa dialect coach on Ocean Waves and Sukeban Deka.

He adlibbed his own surname as Kiba Daiō's dying words, "WA-TA-BE!!!"[1]

He died of complications of lung cancer on December 13, 2010.

Hokuto no Ken (TV anime)Edit

Hokuto no Ken (1986 movie)Edit

External linksEdit

  1. wikipedia:ja:渡部猛#エピソード

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