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 died of complications of lung cancer on December 13, 2010.
- Takeshi Watabe at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- Takeshi Watabe at the Internet Movie Database
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