Kaneto Shiozawa

Kaneto ShiozawaJapanese

Date Of Birth: Jan 28, 1954
Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan
Date Of Death: May 10, 2000
Cause Of Death: Cerebral contusion following a fall
Voice Over Language: Japanese

Popularity: 403rd All Time, 556th This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

  • The dub-over voice of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in the TV Asahi dub of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  • The dub-over voice of Riff Lorton (Russ Tamblyn) in the 1990 TBS dub of West Side Story
  • Due to his death, two of the characters he played (Zato-1 from Guilty Gear and Hyo from Rival Schools) were killed off in-universe. Zato-1 was replaced by the shadow parasite Eddie (voiced by Takehito Koyasu), who took over Zato's body following his death.

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8000 Saiyans
said at 3:56 PM on Thu Oct 26 2017
He died too soon. He was really good as Nam, Rei, Prince Demande, Eis Shenron, Gray Fox and M'Quve.
8000 Saiyans
said at 4:07 PM on Thu Oct 26 2017
He was also good as Vega and D.
said at 4:29 AM on Tue Sep 12 2017
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The old school bishounen era voice

*stares at the top note, already knows he is Strider Hiryu's PC voice*
*recalls numerous Star wars reference, Solo the bounty hunter, Hien having a weapon like Darth Maul,(though they debuted in the same year) Grandmaster chancellorn

Yeep Hiryu is a Skywalker alright
Mr. Kite
said at 6:36 PM on Sun Sep 3 2017
I`ve never heard of an incident where they kill off characters from video games because their respective voice actor died. They usually just find another voice actor to fill in the roles for the characters that the previous voice actor voiced.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:40 PM on Sun Sep 3 2017
@Mr. Kite

In a lot of Japanese games they tend to take it pretty seriously. In Tekken Heihachi got an age drop for a few games after Daisuke Gori's death. Kojima announced he would retire Colonel from Metal Gear when Takeshi Aono died. Of course there are exceptions but there's plenty of times like that where they do that out of respect.

Guilty Gear was interesting because they actually revived Zato-1 in Xrd, though with Koyasu (Eddie's VA) now as his permanent VA. I thought it was cool that they wove it into the storyline. It was a nice bit of drama that wouldn't have normally happened but let the story go some cool places.
said at 4:09 PM on Fri Nov 18 2016
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He left us way too soon. I'll always remember Shiozawa for his performances as Hyo Imawano, Vega, Kairi, Rei, Eis Shenron, and Zato-1. Also cool to see that he voiced Raphael and Gray Fox in those characters' respective franchises at one point or another. R.I.P.
said at 11:40 AM on Wed Jul 5 2017
@CelestialOuroboros "Also cool to see that he voiced Raphael and Gray Fox in those characters' respective franchises at one point or another. "

Funny how he shares two of Rob Paulsen's (best) roles, too, tbh.
said at 4:48 AM on Mon Nov 7 2016
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Really liked his performances for Rei and Sir Violet.
said at 5:46 AM on Wed Apr 20 2016
RIP, Gray Fox, Vega, Goemon, Nam, Devimon, Rei, & Shadi. Not forgetting Luke Skywalker. Good work, & I hope you're long remembered.
said at 10:56 PM on Mon Mar 23 2015
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I miss his voice. So cold and sexy...Nam, Eis, Kirin, Devimon, Gally, Rei...I've heard him a lot in the subs I watched.
said at 6:36 PM on Fri Jul 6 2018
@Redeye64 Yeah, he can make the Japanese phone book sound juicy and Japanese women orgasm first with that awesome Japanese voice of his that only he can have.
said at 4:26 PM on Fri Apr 26 2013
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Shiozawa is my favourite male VA from Japan. And I don't usually watch anime in Japanese. (Well, not back then of course).

My fave roles of his are:

Nicholas Santos (Case Closed)
Rei (Fist of the North Star)
Prince Diamond/Demando (Sailor Moon)
Vega (Street Fighter)
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Prince Demande
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