Arihiro Hase

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Arihiro Hase (長谷 有洋 Arihiro Hase?, April 22, 1965 - July 30, 1996) was a Japanese actor and voice actor.

Life and career[edit]

Arihiro Hase was the son of Sanji Hase and was formerly affiliated with Production M-3; he was attached to Sigma Club at the time of his death. Hase is best known for voicing Hikaru Ichijyo in the Macross series, a part he got when he was only 17 years old. Hase was a close friend of fellow Macross actress and singer Mari Iijima after the series ended and frequently attended her concerts until his death.

Death[edit]

On July 30, 1996 at approximately 4:00 A.M., Hase jumped from his apartment's window seven stories to the ground. Sanji confirmed in TV interviews that his son's death was ruled a suicide; he was 31 years old. Following his death, recordings of his voice as Hikaru were reused in the video game adaptation of Macross: Do You Remember Love?.

In 2005, Iijima reprised her role of Lynn Minmay for the ADV Films English dub release of Macross, and in interviews has stated that she is dedicating this new release to him.

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