Japanese voice actor Chikao Ōtsuka has passed away at the age of 85.

Ōtsuka took the role of Goemon Ishikawa XIII in the original 1971 - 1972 green jacket series. He has since featured in many other works, such as Astro Boy, Cowboy Bebop, Sherlock Hound and he even played Dr Robotnik (Dr Eggman) in recent Sonic the Hedgehog video games.

His most recent involvement with Lupin was in 2012, where he voiced the chained up Goemon in the Lupin Family All-Stars animated short.

It’s an incredibly sad loss and his family are in our thoughts. Rest in peace, Mr. Ōtsuka!

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