Japanese Voice Actor Keiji Fujiwara Passes Away.

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Japanese Voice Actor Keiji Fujiwara Passes Away.

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:09 am

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We bring you some somber news now from Japan where prolific voice actor Keiji Fujiwara passed away on Sunday 12th April after a fight with cancer. He was 55. His agency announced his passing today. While he worked on numerous anime over the years including Mae Hughes in the Full Metal Alchemist series, Reno in both the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children movie and the recently released Final Fantasy VII Remake game, he has also starred in many Transformers series over the years.

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In the Japanese dub of Beast Wars, he played the role of Dinobot. In Transformers Armada, he gave Scavenger his voice. In Transformers Animated, he dubbed Grimlock. In Transformers Prime and in Q Transformers, he gave Megatron his vocals.

We send our thoughts and wishes to his family.
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Re: Japanese Voice Actor Keiji Fujiwara Passes Away.

Postby Skritz » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:39 am

I know I'm gonna catch some **** for this but, what is with Japanese people and croaking of cancer before hitting even their 60 or 70? Seriously, poor guy wasn't even really old. Man, this really sucks. By the way, in a more lighthearted trivia about the guy: he and Scott McNeill have shared voices for at least two characters, namely Dinobot and Ali Al Saachez (Gundam 00).
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Re: Japanese Voice Actor Keiji Fujiwara Passes Away.

Postby TulioDude » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:41 am

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Much respect for him.May he rest in peace.
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Re: Japanese Voice Actor Keiji Fujiwara Passes Away.

Postby G1OptimusPAX » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:52 am

Transformers Prime Megatron was awesome. His punchlines were on point and he was great in place of Frank welker. "Rust in Peace".
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Re: Japanese Voice Actor Keiji Fujiwara Passes Away.

Postby GeekyGamer Gal » Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:57 am

Rest in piece good sir.

He was also the Japanese voice for Axel (Lea) in the Kingdom Hearts series.
You know, as a kid I never made the connection between the G1 Sideswipe toy my brother passed down to me and the characters in the Beast Wars show on TV, until Michael Bay had Sideswipe as a Corvette.
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