- The Japanese artist who provided the original voice of “Doraemon” has passed away already
- The sad information was announced by his agency through a statement published on its website
- Tomita Kosei succumbed to stroke on September 27, 2020 at the age of 84
- Many Filipino fans of “Doraemon” have expressed their condolence to the voice actor’s family
Tomita Kosei, the Japanese actor who provided the voice of “Doraemon,” has passed away already at the age of 84.
KAMI learned that the said personality succumbed to stroke on September 27, based on the recent announcement of his agency.
“Our company’s Tomita Kosei (age of death, 84) passed away on September 27 in the second year of Reiwa (2020) due to a stroke," the agency said through its website.
Tomita served as the original voice actor of “Doraemon” during its first run in 1973. He was later on replaced by another Japanese voice actor in the name of Masako Nozawa.
Apart from providing the voice of the said character, his voice was also used in more than 50 anime series and movies.
The fans of “Doraemon” in the Philippines have expressed their condolences to the bereaved family of the voice actor in Japan.
“RIP to this talented voice actor, our childhood hero!”
“Rest in peace, Sir! Salute sa’yo! Marami kang napasayang tao.”
“One of my favorite cartoons! Cool voice… May you rest in peace, sir!”
“Malaking bahagi ka ng childhood ko. RIP, master!”
“Doraemon” is a popular Japanese anime series that had been shown in many countries. It was written and illustrated by Fujiko Fujio.
In the Philippines, its Tagalog version was shown on GMA-7 in 1999. The series became more popular for Filipinos since then.
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