Ichirō Nagai

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Ichirō Nagai
Born (1931-05-10)May 10, 1931
Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture
Died January 27, 2014(2014-01-27) (aged 82)
Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture
Cause of death Myocardial infarction
Ethnicity Japanese
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1956–2014
Notable credit(s) Sazae-san
as Namihei Isono
Mobile Suit Gundam
as Narrator
Future Boy Conan
as Dyce
Castle in the Sky
as General Muoro
Urusei Yatsura
as Cherry
Hunter × Hunter (Second Series)
as Isaac Netero

Ichirō Nagai (永井 一郎 Nagai Ichirō?, May 10, 1931 – January 27, 2014) was a Japanese voice actor from Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture. He was previously affiliated by Tokyo Actor's Consumer's Cooperative Society, and was affiliated with Aoni Production at the time of his death. On January 27, 2014, while recording narration for a program in Hiroshima, Nagai suffered a bout of myocardial infarction and was found by a hotel employee. He was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead; Nagai was 82 years old at the time of his death.


Television animation[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
1964 Big X Dr. Hanamaru
1968 Cyborg 009 Chang Changku/Cyborg 006
GeGeGe no Kitarō Konaki Jijii Played this role in the 70s and 80s series as well
1969 Sazae-san Namihei Isono, Umihei Isono
1972 Devilman Alphonse
1974 Space Battleship Yamato Dr. Sakezo Sado
1975 Maya the Bee Philip
1980 Astro Boy Detective Tawashi, Ham Egg (eps 2-3)
1981 Queen Millennia Professor Amamori
Urusei Yatsura Cherry
1985 GeGeGe no Kitarō Konaki Jijii
1986 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Cowardly Lion
1987 Dragon Ball Tsuru-sen'nin, Karin
1988 Gegege no Kitaro: Jigoku Hen Konakii Jijii
1989 Akuma-kun Dr. Faust
Dragon Ball Z Karin
Ranma ½ Happosai
Yawara! Jigoro Inokuma
1997 Detective Conan Shuji Tsugawa
1998 Master Keaton Tahei Hiraga
2000 Soreike! Anpanman Furudokei-san
2001 Detective Conan En Kenzou Episode 252
Pocket Monsters Doctor Namba
2002 Lupin III: Episode 0: The First Contact Detective George McFly
2003 Pokémon Chronicles Doctor Nanba
2004 Detective Conan Jirokichi Suzuki
Monster Dr. Reichwein
2006 Pocket Monsters: Advanced Generation Dr. Nanba Episode 176
2008 Pocket Monsters: Diamond and Pearl Dr. Nanba Episode 65
2009 Dragon Ball Kai Karin
InuYasha: The Final Act Yorei-Taisei
Hajime No Ippo: New Challenger Ginpachi Nekota
2011 Hunter × Hunter Isaac Netero Episodes 6-114
2014 Dragon Ball Kai Majin Boo Hen Karin


Year Title Role
1985 Vampire Hunter D D's Left Hand
1988 Dominion Tank Police Chief
1991 Yūkan Club Maotai
2000 Grandeek Grandeek

Theatrical animation[edit]

Year Title Role
1979 Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro Jodo
1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Mito
1985 Gegege no Kitarou Konaki Jijii
1986 Gegege no Kitarō: Yōkai Daisensō Konaki Jijii
Gegege no Kitarō: Saikyō Yōkai Gundan! Nihon Jōriku!! Konaki Jijii
Castle in the Sky General Muoro
Gegege no Kitarō: Gekitotsu!! ljigen Yōkai no Daihanran Konaki Jijii
1988 Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure Tsuru-sen'nin, Karin
1991 Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge Karin
2001 Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven Hohsui Kisaragi
2010 Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in the Sky Jirokichi Suzuki
2013 Hunter × Hunter: The Last Mission Isaac Netero

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