Kazuya Tatekabe

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Kazuya Tatekabe
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Native name
たてかべ 和也
Kazuya Tatekabe

(1934-07-25)July 25, 1934
DiedJune 18, 2015(2015-06-18) (aged 80)
  • Actor
  • voice actor
Years active1958–2015

Kazuya Tatekabe (たてかべ和也、立壁和也, Tatekabe Kazuya, July 25, 1934 – June 18, 2015) was a Japanese voice actor. He was born in Kimobetsu, Hokkaidō. He was represented by Kenyu Horiuchi's Kenyu Office at the time of his death.[1]

He was most known for the roles of Jaian (Doraemon), Walsa (Time Bokan), and Tonzura (Yatterman).


In 1979, he was cast in the second Doraemon anime as a strong and quick-tempered local bully who can fight at any time and with any kid he sees, especially Nobita, alongside co-stars Nobuyo Ōyama (Doraemon), Noriko Ohara (Nobita Nobi), Michiko Nomura (Shizuka Minamoto) and Kaneta Kimotsuki (Suneo Honekawa) for 26 years after the end of the 1979 series, he handed his role over to Subaru Kimura on April 15, 2005.


In 1977, he was cast in the first Time Bokan series as a short, muscular, squat man with a severe overbite and facial stubble. He reprised his role, alongside co-stars Noriko Ohara (Doronjo) and Jōji Yanami (Boyacky), in 2008, he reunited with Ohara and Yanami to reprise their roles for the 2008 adaptation.


Tatekabe died of acute respiratory failure on June 18th 2015 at the age of 80. Memorial services were held on June 29, 2015 in Aoyama Funeral hall.


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  1. ^ 初代ジャイアン役、たてかべ和也さん死去. Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). June 19, 2015. Retrieved June 19, 2015.

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