Takeshi Watabe

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Takeshi Watanbe
Native name 渡部 猛
Born (1936-03-21)March 21, 1936
Kōchi Prefecture, Japan
Died December 13, 2010(2010-12-13) (aged 74)
Cause of death pneumonia

Takeshi Watabe (渡部 猛 Watabe Takeshi?, March 21, 1936 – December 13, 2010) was a Japanese voice actor. He was born in Kōchi Prefecture. He usually played villains and performed the voices for many anime characters and tokusatsu villains. He is most famous for voicing Kaminari in Doraemon. He took over the ongoing roles of Shingo Kanemoto after his death. Other major roles included Inspector Takao Arizuka in the You're Under Arrest franchise, Naoyuki Kamikurata in Aquarian Age: Sign for Evolution, Colonel John Kowen in Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, and Director Yachio Tokugawa in Strawberry Eggs.[1] He also wrote an instructional book about voice acting, Seiyū Naritai. Watabe was being treated for lung cancer when he died of pneumonia at the age of 74.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
1969 Kamui the Ninja Five-Nabari [3]
1970 Tomorrow's Joe Hirata [3]
1972 Triton of the Sea Poseidon [3]
1972 Devilman Kenetos [3]
1973 Casshern Bantesu [3]
1973 Karate Baka Ichidai Rogowski [3]
1975 Maya the Honey Bee Of sparrow bee senior statesmen-sparrow bee [3]
1975 Time Bokan Cock captain / master / Silver / Shogun [3]
1976 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother Alexandre Giovanni [3]
1976 Gaiking Wilder [3]
1976 Gowappa 5 Gōdam Emperor Jigokuda [3]
1976 Piccolino no Bōken Fire 喰親 how [3]
1976 Paul's Miraculous Adventure Leader of Korokki / double-headed [3]
1977 Lupin the Third Part II Various characters [3]
1977 Invincible Super Man Zambot 3 Gaizokku [3]
1978 The Story of Perrine Captain / Emile [3]
1978 Invincible Steel Man Daitarn 3 Commander Special No. 1 / Commander Nendoru [3]
1979 Cyborg 009 Teal Win skiing Dr. [3]
1979 Doraemon Thunder [3]
1980 Maeterlinck's Blue Bird: Tyltyl and Mytyl's Adventurous Journey Official Academy
オフィス・アカデミー
[3]
1980 Space Runaway Ideon Guhaba-Geba / Gurudabura Delon [3]
1980 Tomorrow's Joe 2 Goromaki Gondō [3][4]
1981 Galaxy Cyclone Braiger Janrigo [3]
1983 Mirai Keisatsu Urashiman Arukapon [3]
1983–94 Plawres Sanshiro Gengou Kurozaki [3][4]
1983 Armored Trooper Votoms Nehalco [4]
1985 Blue Comet SPT Layzner Gresco [3][4]
1986 Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin Gohee Takeda [3]
1986 M.D. Geist Golem OVA [3][4]
1987 Choujinki Metalder Emperor Goddonerosu [3]
1987 City Hunter Fuyuki [3]
1987 Esper Mami Kuroiwa [3]
1987 Mister Ajikko God Hand big tiger [3]
1988 Little Lord Fauntleroy Dorin Court Earl [3]
1988 Wounded Man Nick Goresuki OVA ep. 4 [3]
1988 Dagon in the Land of Weeds Geppo [3]
1988 Oishinbo Mantaro Kyogoku [3][4]
1989–90 Akuma-kun King Solomon [3][4]
1989 Kimba the White Lion Chief [3]
1989 The Laughing Salesman Henkido shopkeeper [3]
1989 Dragon Quest Great Demon King Baramos [3][4]
1990 Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku Pumbukin [3][4]
1991 Future GPX Cyber Formula Gray Steinbeck [3]
1991 Shizukanaru Don – Yakuza Side Story bull neck OVA [3]
1991 City Hunter '91 President [3]
1991 Doraemon Kaminari
1991 Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory John Kowen [4][1]
1992 My Patrasche Scan Volkswagen marker [3]
1992 Yu Yu Hakusho Byakko [3][4]
1993 The Laughing Salesman: Oversized issue of spring
笑ゥせぇるすまん春の特大号
Henkido shopkeeper special [3]
1993 Nintama Rantaro Tsukaguchi Mizudo [3]
1993 Ocean Waves Principal [3]
1993 Black Jack Estefan Colonel OVA ep. 3 "Clinical Chart 3: Decoration of Maria and Her Commrades" [3]
1994 Tico of the Seven Seas Old man [3]
1994 New Peacock King Wushang 2nd OVA series [3]
1995 Ninku Battalion commander [3]
1995 Juukou B-Fighter Gaomu [3]
1995 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Grandfather of Ginta [3]
1996 Dragon Ball GT Mutchi-Motchi [3]
1996 Midori no Makibaō Nobuhiko Horie [3][4]
1996 Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Kiriyama Ep. 186 [3][4]
1996 You're Under Arrest Takao Arizuka [3][1]
1997 Maze Sonushi Otoko
男創主
[3]
1997 Master of Mosquiton '99 Division Commander [3][4]
1998 Beast Wars II: Super Life-Form Transformers BB, Max B [4]
1998 Cowboy Bebop Chess Master Hex [3]
1998 Princess Nine Zenjiro [3]
1998 Future GPX Cyber Formula SIN Gray
1999 Pet Shop of Horrors Manager, Police Chief Ross [3][4]
1999 Sensual Phrase Jessica owners [3]
1999 Karakurizōshi Ayatsuri Sakon Terao Yoshimasu [3]
1999 Amazing Nurse Nanako Griffith [4]
2001 Salaryman Kintarō Genzō Ōshima [3]
2001 Zone of the Enders: 2167 Idolo Burroughs OVA [3]
2001 Noir Tristan [3][4]
2001 You're Under Arrest! Second Season Takao Arizuka [3][1]
2001 I My Me! Strawberry Eggs Director Yachio Tokugawa [3][1]
2001 Captain Kuppa Garbo [3]
2001 Najica Blitz Tactics Kenzo Katsuragi [4]
2002 Aquarian Age: Sign for Evolution Naoyuki Kamikurata [3][1]
2002 Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi Taro Imamiya / Rintaro [3]
2002 The Twelve Kingdoms Masashi Nakajima [3][4]
2002 Naruto Gamabunta [3][4]
2003 Firestorm Drew McAllister [3]
2003 Kousetsu Hyaku Monogatari Yahei [3][4]
2003 Kaleido Star: New Wings Alain Rubel [3]
2004 Kaiketsu Zorori King [3]
2004 Paranoia Agent chairperson [3]
2004 Phoenix Hanguk TV series, Sun chapter [3]
2004 Melody of Oblivion Prime minister [3]
2004 Monster Detective [3]
2004 Samurai Champloo Ingen Osho [3]
2004 Shin Getter Robo Chief priest OVA volume 2 [3]
2005 Gallery Fake Chief priest [3]
2005 Gunparade March Toji Kazama
風間東二
[3]
2005 SoltyRei Votre [3]
2006 Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin Elder [3]
2006 Kemonozume Director [3]
2007 Naruto Shippuden Gamabunta [3]
2007 Romeo × Juliet Priest [3]
2007 Lupin III special Obitaki Ep. "Elusiveness of the Fog [3]
2007 You're Under Arrest Full Throttle Takao Arizuka [3][1]
2008 Shigofumi Father of Senkawa [3]
2008 Golgo 13 Don Giovanni / Tommy Navarro [3]
2008 Strike Witches Churchill [3]
2008 Michiko and Hatchin Bung [3]
2009 Mainichi Kaasan Grandpa [3]
Crayon Shin-chan Ikebukuro
Pokemon Elder
Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again Balser OVA ep. 5 [4]
Case Closed Tachibana Ep. 51 [4]
Panyo Panyo Di Gi Charat Mike's father [4]
Tottoi Jack Land [4]
Umi ga Kikoeru Principal [4]
Yōtōden Ryoma Kogure [4]


Film[edit]

List of voice performances in film
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
1983 Crusher Joe: The Movie Bluebeard Nero [3][4]
1986 Fist of the North Star Kiba Daio [3][4]
1986 Ai City Alloy [3][4]
1990 Doraemon: Nobita and the Animal Planet The Realtor [3]
1990 City Hunter: Bay City Wars Gomez [3]
1991 Mobile Suit Gundam F91 Cosmo-Eiges [3][4]
1997 Doraemon: Nobita and the Spiral City Majin [3]
1998 Maze Bakunetsu Jikuu: Tenpen Kyoui no Giant Man Sonushi [3]
1999 Doraemon: Nobita Drifts in the Universe Mazura [3]
1999 You're Under Arrest the MOVIE Takao Arizuka [3]
2001 Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven Iwamatsu Ohki [3][4]
2002 6 Angels Don G. Canyon [3]


Tokusatsu[edit]

List of voice performances in tokusatsu
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
1973 Kikaider 01 Waruda [3]
1974 Inazuman Flash Udesupa α [3]
1974 Denjin Zaborger Narrator [3]
1981 Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan Inazuma Gingar [3]
1982 Space Sheriff Gavan Don Horror [3]
1983 Kagaku Sentai Dynaman Emperor Aton [3]
1985 Dengeki Sentai Changeman Gyodai [3]
1986 Jikuu Senshi Spielban The Guardian Waller [3]
1988 Kamen Rider Black Creation King [3]
1989–90 Kousoku Sentai Turboranger Great Bōma Emperor Ragorn
暴魔大帝ラゴーン
[3]
1992–93 Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger BuckBuck
ブックバック
[3]
1998–99 Seijuu Sentai Gingaman Batobas
バッドバス
[3]


Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[2]
1996–97 Langrisser II series Chaos Der Langrisser FX and I & II [3]
1998–2003 Mobile Suit Gundam video games John Kowen SS [3]
1998 Radiant Silvergun Canopy captain SS [3]
2000 Fist of the North Star: The Legends of the True Savior
世紀末救世主伝説 北斗の拳
Fang Great PS1/PS2 film companion game [3]
2001 You're Under Arrest games Takao Arizuka PS1/PS2 [3]
2003 The Twelve Kingdoms games
ja:十二国記 -紅蓮の標 黄塵の路-
Matsuyama Makotosan PS1/PS2 [3]
2006 Another Century's Episode 2 John Kowen PS1/PS2 [3]
2006 Gunparade March series Kazama Higashini PS1/PS2, Green, Blue chapters [3]

Overseas dubbing[edit]

List of voice performances in overseas dubbing
Title Role Dub voice, Notes Source[2]
Stargate SG-1 Bra'tac Tony Amendola
A Thousand Acres Harold Clark Pat Hingle
Any Given Sunday Monroe Jim Brown
The Four Feathers Thatch Colonel
Midnight Run
The Land Before Time Narrator
Stuart Little Sherman criminal [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Voice Actor Takeshi Watabe Passes Away at 74". 
  2. ^ a b c d e "渡部猛:所属俳優:81produce". 81produce.co.jp. Archived from the original on 11 April 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw dx dy dz ea eb ec "声優さん出演リスト 個別表示:渡部猛(Takeshi Watabe)" [Voice actor's appearance list individual display: Takeshi Watabe]. Voice Artist Database (in Japanese). GamePlaza-HARUKA-. October 26, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag Doi, Hitoshi. "Search results for "渡部猛" in ALL database". Hitoshi Doi's Seiyuu Database. Retrieved May 4, 2016. 

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