Daisuke Gōri

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Daisuke Gōri
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Daisuke Gōri
Native name
郷里 大輔
Born
Yoshio Nagahori

February 8, 1952
DiedJanuary 17, 2010(2010-01-17) (aged 57)
Cause of deathSuicide
OccupationVoice actor, narrator, actor
Years active1973–2010
AgentAoni Production

Daisuke Gōri (郷里 大輔, Gōri Daisuke, February 8, 1952 – January 17, 2010[1]) was a Japanese voice actor, narrator and actor from Kōtō, Tokyo. Throughout his life, he was attached to TV Talent Center Tokyo, Yoshizawa Theatre School and then Mausu Promotion; he was attached to Aoni Production at the time of his death. His real name, as well as his former stage name, was Yoshio Nagahori (長堀 芳夫, Nagahori Yoshio). He was best known for his roles in the Dragon Ball series (as Mister Satan and numerous other characters), the Gundam series (as Dozle Zabi and Bask Om), Ninja Scroll (as Gemma Himuro), Kinnikuman (as Robin Mask), Patlabor (as Hiromi Yamazaki), Tekken (as Heihachi Mishima), and Soulcalibur (as Edge Master)[2] - as well as his distinctive deep, booming voice.

Death[edit]

According to fellow voice actors, Gōri was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus a few years prior to his death and his vision was affected by retinal detachment as a result of the disease. He complained to coworkers, "I can't read the script. I can not work as I want." (台本が読めない. 思うように仕事ができない., Daihon ga yomenai. Omou yōni shigoto ga dekinai.) During an Anpanman recording session in late 2009, a depressed-sounding Gōri told his close friend voice actor Kazuhiko Inoue, "I've grown old".[3]

On January 17, 2010 at approximately 3:00 P.M., Gōri was found lying on his stomach with blood dripping from his wrists in the middle of a street in Nakano, Tokyo by a passerby, who then notified the police. Authorities from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's Nakano station discovered a utility knife under his body as well as a suicide note (with the words "I'm sorry" (ごめんね, Gomen ne) and "Thank you" (ありがとう, Arigatō) scrawled on it) addressed to his family in his pants pocket. Gōri's death was then ruled a suicide; he was three weeks short of his 58th birthday.[3][4] His ongoing roles were replaced primarily by Ryūzaburō Ōtomo and Unshō Ishizuka, as well as other voice actors.

Filmography[edit]

Television animation[edit]

1973
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
  • Kikō Sōseiki MOSPEADA (Platoon Chief)
  • Kinnikuman (Robin Mask, Zangyaku-seijin, Black Hole (episodes 48-52), Daimaō Satan, Ashuraman, Ashuraman's Father, Dirty Baron, Additional Voices)
1984
  • Hokuto no Ken (Diamond (episode 3), Southern Cross executive (episode 21), Goerz (episode 33), Uighur the Warden (episodes 37-42), Cassandra prisoner (episode 43), Bull (episode 59), Daruka (episode 89))
  • Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross (Claude Leon)
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009

OVA[edit]

Theatrical animation[edit]

Unknown date[edit]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
1996 Puyo Puyo CD Zoh Daimaou [5]
1996 Tobal No. 1 Ill Goga [6]
1996 Dead or Alive Bass Armstrong [5]
1997 Tekken 3 Heihachi Mishima [6]
1997 Silhouette Mirage Goliath [6]
1998 Sakura Wars 2: Thou Shalt Not Die Akihiko Ota [6]
1998 Lunar: Eternal Blue Black Wizard Borgan [6]
1998 Soulcalibur Edge Master [6]
1998 Thousand Arms Grapple [6]
1999 Dead or Alive 2 Bass Armstrong [5]
2000 Grandia II Mareg [5]
2000 The Bouncer Volt Krueger [6]
2000 Brave Saga 2 Satan Bardot [6]
2001 Tekken 4 Heihachi Mishima [5]
2001 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Scott Dolph [6]
2002 Dead or Alive 3 Bass Armstrong [5]
2002 Soulcalibur II Heihachi Mishima [6]
2004 Samurai Warriors Takeda Shingen [5]
2004 Xenosaga Episode II Boss [6]
2004 Mega Man X: Command Mission Silver Horn, Incentas [6]
2005 Star Fox: Assault Pigman Dengar [6]
2005 Namco × Capcom Heihachi Mishima [6]
2006 Samurai Warriors 2 Takeda Shingen [5]
2006 Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Lt. Cunningham [6]
2009 Samurai Warriors 3 Takeda Shingen [5]
2010 Zangeki no Reginleiv Loki Posthumous release [7][6]

Unknown date[edit]

Narration[edit]

Tokusatsu[edit]

Television commercials[edit]

Dubbing roles[edit]

Live-action[edit]

Animation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 声優の郷里大輔さん自殺か 「キン肉マン」のロビンマスク役 (in Japanese). Tokyo Shimbun. January 18, 2010. Archived from the original on January 23, 2010. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  2. ^ "Dragon Ball Actor Daisuke Gouri Passes Away". Anime News Network. January 18, 2010. Retrieved January 18, 2010.
  3. ^ a b 声優界衝撃「ロビンマスク役」郷里大輔さん路上死のナゾ (in Japanese). Yahoo! News. January 20, 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-01-23.
  4. ^ 「キン肉マン」ロビンマスク役の声優自殺か(読売新聞) (in Japanese). Yahoo! News. January 18, 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-01-21.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Doi, Hitoshi. "Search results for "郷里大輔" in ALL database". Hitoshi Doi's Seiyuu Database. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Daisuke Gori - 244 Character Images | Behind The Voice Actors". behindthevoiceactors.com. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources.
  7. ^ a b c d "声優さん出演リスト 個別表示:郷里大輔(Daisuke Gouri)" [Voice actor's appearance list individual display: Daisuke Gouri]. Voice Artist Database (in Japanese). GamePlaza-HARUKA-. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  8. ^ "醒拳 <日本語吹替収録版>". NBCUniversal Japan. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  9. ^ "アイアン・ジャイアント". Star Channel. Retrieved July 6, 2019.

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