Junpei Takiguchi, Eggman VA for Japanese Sonic OVA, Dead at 80

Junpei Takiguchi, Eggman VA for Japanese Sonic OVA, Dead at 80

by August 29, 2011

Succumbs to Stomach Cancer

We have sad news to begin the week.  The Anime News Network reports Junpei Takiguchi, a well known voice artist and narrator for animated series in Japan, passed away this morning after battling stomach cancer.  He was 80 years old.

Takiguchi was known for roles in Yatterman in the late 1970s and Dragon Ball in the 1980s.  But Sonic fans who watched the original Sonic the Hedgehog OVA released in 1996 will know him best as the voice artist for Eggman in the two episode series.

ANN reports funeral services for Takiguchi will be private.