Chikao Otsuka

Chikao OtsukaJapanese

Date Of Birth: Jul 5, 1929
Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan
Date Of Death: Jan 15, 2015
Cause Of Death: Coronary artery disease
Voice Over Language: Japanese

Popularity: 132nd All Time, 229th This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

  • Father of Akio Otsuka
  • Nephew of sculptor Fumio Asakura
  • The dub-over voice of Lieutenant William F. Kinderman (Lee J. Cobb) in the Nippon TV dub of The Exorcist
  • The dub-over voice of Carl Grissom (Jack Palance) in the TV Asahi dub of Batman (1989)
  • The dub-over voice of Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness) in the TV Asahi dub of Lawrence of Arabia
  • The dub-over voice of the Penguin (Burgess Meredith) in the Fuji TV dub of the Batman TV series
  • The dub-over voice of Adolf Hitler (Bruno Ganz) in Downfall

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Chikao Otsuka Voices

Credits On BTVA: 127 Roles from 115 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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8000 Saiyans
said at 3:11 PM on Mon Nov 6 2017
He was perfect as Dr. Eggman.
said at 5:45 AM on Wed Jul 5 2017
Once again, Happy Birthday and R.I.P, Jinpachi!
said at 5:26 AM on Wed Jul 5 2017
Happy Birthday and R.I.P. Chikao Otsuka!
said at 1:24 AM on Thu Oct 20 2016
He wasn't too shabby dubbing Charles Bronson in 'The Magnificent Seven' either.
said at 12:09 AM on Wed Jul 6 2016
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Happy belated birthday and RIP, Chikao.
said at 6:48 PM on Tue Jul 5 2016
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Happy birthday and R.I.P., Mr. Chikao Otsuka.
said at 6:03 PM on Tue Jul 5 2016
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Happy Birthday and may you forever R.I.P, Chikao Otsuka! As far as Japanese Eggman is concerned, he managed to carry such a distinctive and overall unforgettable performance as that character. It's disheartening for the world to lose legends such as him, but I imagine it's way more heartbreaking for Chikao's son, Akio.

My other favorite Chikao Otsuka roles include Jinpachi Mishima, Mercenary Tao, Gol D. Roger, and Master Xehanort. Let me reiterate: R.I.P.
said at 1:22 PM on Sun Jun 26 2016
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R.I.P. Chikao Otsuka.
said at 7:14 PM on Fri Jan 15 2016
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No offense, but I wonder who could be a good successor to Mr. Otsuka as the Japanese voice of Dr. Eggman?
said at 4:48 PM on Fri Jan 15 2016
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A year ago about his death. RIP.
said at 8:43 AM on Tue Nov 24 2015
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Wow this guy lived longer than Deem Bristow
said at 4:15 AM on Fri Oct 9 2015
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First we lost the (original) Japanese dub voice of "The Good", Yasuo Yamada. Then a couple of years ago, "The Bad", Goro Naya. And finally, the dub voice of "The Ugly", Chikao Otsuka.

Funny coincidence seeing as all three were in the "Green Jacket" Lupin series.
said at 11:39 AM on Sun May 28 2017
@BlankSlate And 'Pinocchio'.
said at 11:47 AM on Sun May 28 2017
@BlankSlate OK, not that. I was mistaken.
said at 4:33 PM on Thu Oct 8 2015
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RIP... Even if you sounded really high pitched for Eggman, that voice was still charming... I wonder who will they replace him with in a new Sonic game....
said at 8:55 PM on Sat Jan 17 2015
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Oh he is Eggman in Sonic series I heard it too ,RIP Chikao Otsuka.
said at 8:51 PM on Sat Jan 17 2015
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Damn, it's shame I honestly like his as Master Xehanort in Kingdom of heart and Jinpachi Mishima in Tekken 5. And in anime he Gol D.Roger in One Piece ,I saw a fist of the north star movie too ,he be missed RIP.
said at 2:09 PM on Sat Jan 17 2015
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Not counting those pitch-altered clips you hear of him in the English voice set for Eggman in SA2, I knew him first as Dr. Vile (Weil on our shores) in the Mega Man Zero series.

He will be missed.
said at 1:21 PM on Sat Jan 17 2015
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Wow, he's the voice of Eggman, Master Xehanort, Captain Hook, Hamm and a few other characters from stuff that I like.

Also, I listened to some of his sound clips and thought tgey were pretty good. Mainly because I don't speak or really know Japanese.

So with that said, RIP Chikao you will be missed as you played a big part on voice acting in Japan.

Also, I find it quite interesting & somewhat weird that he died exactly 10 years after Deem Bristow.
said at 8:41 AM on Sat Jan 17 2015
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R.I.P Chikao Otsuka as the Japanese voices of Wario, Dick Dastardly, The Pirate King from One Piece, Master Xehanort from Kingdom Hearts, and of course Dr. Eggman from the Sonic the Hedgehog games and the Sonic X anime.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:55 PM on Fri Jan 16 2015
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Oh man, I didn't even notice this. What a shame losing another classic talent.
said at 2:08 PM on Fri Jan 16 2015
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Well, this is surprising to hear. :( I've only heard him so far as Eggman and Jinpachi , but he was fantastic as both. Much like NCZ below, listening to him as Eggman was my first time listening to Japanese voice actors!! He certainly left a huge resume and legacy behind!!! R.I.P. Chikao Otsuka.
said at 1:51 PM on Fri Jan 16 2015
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**** this world! 2 legends of VO in less than a month have died! :( RIP Chikao-san!
Madness Abe
said at 12:39 PM on Fri Jan 16 2015
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Rest in Peace, Mr. Otsuka. :(
said at 12:03 PM on Fri Jan 16 2015
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Rest In Peace.
said at 11:27 AM on Fri Jan 16 2015
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I'm so shocked to hear that he Mr. Otsuka died. RIP to the Japanese voice of Eggman and Master Xehanort.:'(
said at 10:09 AM on Fri Jan 16 2015
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Terrible start to the year to see a veteran Seiyuu leave us. RIP Chikao Otsuka, such a career he had and a huge legacy he left behind.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:46 AM on Fri Jan 16 2015
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RIP Chikao Otsuka, Your role as Eggman, Arthur Hellsing, Big Boss & Tao Pi Pi will never be forgotten.
said at 9:40 AM on Fri Jan 16 2015
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RIP Japanese Eggman
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:14 AM on Fri Jan 16 2015
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Oh, now this is sad.

I think playing/watching the Japanese dubs of the Sonic Adventure games and Sonic X were my first exposure to Japanese voice actors. I always really enjoyed his performance as Eggman and thought it was impressive that he held onto the role for as long as he did. His work as Jinpachi, Big Boss, and Joseph Joestar were some other standouts.

The strangest thing is that Deem Bristow's death occurred almost exactly 10 years ago today. Luckily Otsuka held on a bit longer. He had a good long life and was doing voiceover till the end, and that's pretty impressive.

RIP Chikao Otsuka. You left a pretty strong legacy both in your roles, and in being the father of Akio Otsuka. Godspeed.
said at 8:50 AM on Fri Jan 16 2015
@NCZ Oh My God....You're Right.


That is eerie.
said at 8:51 AM on Fri Jan 16 2015

sorry i meant to post this.
said at 7:32 AM on Fri Jan 16 2015
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RIP Chikao Otsuka.

The voice of so many characters including Dr. Eggman, Aeolia Schenberg, Joseph Joestar and so much more and the father of Akio Otsuka.
said at 6:47 AM on Fri Jan 16 2015
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My consolations to Akio.
said at 6:43 AM on Fri Jan 16 2015
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Oh no...RIP to a legendary Japanese VA.
said at 8:55 PM on Sun Dec 7 2014
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I can do the snicker he does when he's Nezumi-Otoko (Rat-Man)
said at 12:08 AM on Wed Jul 6 2016
@merrow-fish Cool!
said at 8:25 AM on Mon Dec 1 2014
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Tao Pai Pai? Cheshire Cat? Fijitto? This guy is incredible.
said at 10:25 PM on Mon Jul 20 2015
@BlankSlate Clouseau... Harmonica....

... Tuco?!
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Chikao Otsuka role? *
Dr. Eggman
42.9% (12 votes)
Jinpachi Mishima
14.3% (4 votes)
Gol D. Roger / Pirate King
10.7% (3 votes)
Master Xehanort
7.1% (2 votes)
Mercenary Tao
7.1% (2 votes)
Gen Fu
3.6% (1 vote)
3.6% (1 vote)
Cheshire Cat
3.6% (1 vote)
Rat Man
3.6% (1 vote)
Dick Dastardly
3.6% (1 vote)
28 Total Votes