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Arihiro Hase (長谷 有洋 Hase Arihiro?, April 22, 1965 - July 30, 1996) was a Japanese actor and voice actor.
Life and career
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.
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?.
- The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1982) - Hikaru Ichijyo
- The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (1984) - Hikaru Ichijyo
- Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross (1984) - Bowie Emerson
- The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 (1987) - Hikaru Ichijyo
- Chō Jikū Yōsai Macross: Ai Oboete Imasu ka (1997) - Hikaru Ichijyo
- Arihiro Hase at The Internet Movie Database
- A PICTURE of Arihiro Hase circa 1982 on a Japanese voice artist fan site
- A PICTURE of an older (circa 1992) Arihiro Hase on a Japanese 1980s-Fan website. His pic is at the bottom of that page. His pic and info about his career and demise are preceded on the page by a lengthy article about the singer Mari Ijima, who played Minmay.