Death & Obituary: Renowned Japanese actor and voice actor Seiyu Makio Inoue has passed away. He died on December 2, 2019. Cause of death is not said yet.
Makio Inoue began voice acting in the 1960s, landing small roles in Astroboy, and was the actor of choice for deep-voiced, serious males in the 1970s.
He is most noted for his two longstanding roles, as the title character in Captain Harlock from 1978 though the ’80s and ’90s (Koichi Yamadera of Cowboy Bebop fame took over this role in 1998), and Goemon Ishikawa XIII of Lupin III from 1977 through 2010 (taking over from Chikao Otsuka, who played the role in ’71 and ’72).