The anime world has lost another important talent with the announcement of the death of voice actor Toshiya Ueda earlier this month. The actor provided voices for some major characters throughout the medium and also lent his talents to Japanese versions of American animated films.
with characters in anime series like One Piece and The Promised Neverland Giving him some of his biggest roles, the 88-year-old, at the time of his passing, also provided the voice of the Owl for a number of Disney games and movies.
Toshiya Ueda’s character in One Piece
In the long and popular One Piece Shonen series, Ueda played the role of Nefetari Cobra, the twelfth king of the Kingdom of Alabasta and father of Vivi, a character who has deep ties to Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates.
Last seen during the Levely Arc, Nefatari has not played any kind of role during the Wano Arc or the subsequent war that broke out between the Straw Hats and the Beasts Pirates.
Another role he recently brought to life was that of greater demon known as Vylkwho first appeared in the second season of The Promised Neverland that you can see on Funimation.
The elder demon Vylk played a major role in brokering a truce between the humans and the demon before the show came to an end with the season two finale, informing the rest of his kind that they could use a food source. different from children.
Who was Toshiya Ueda?
Toshiya Ueda was a Japanese voice actor who worked for 81 Produce. He died on February 8, 2022, at the age of 88. Next, we share with you some of the programs that featured the voice of the legendary seiyuu (Japanese voice actor).
Ueda himself has provided his voice for animated projects since the 1970s, having been a part of series such as Lupine The 3rd, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers, Pokemon, Sailor Moon and many more. .
The talent agency that represented Toshiya Ueda had this to say about the actor’s passing: “Our actor Toshiya Ueda Reiwa died at the age of 88 on February 8, 2022.”
“The funeral ceremony was performed only by relatives at the will of the bereaved family. We would like to express our sincerest thanks for your kindness during his lifetime.”
Our thoughts are with Toshiya Ueda’s loved ones during this difficult time. You can hear the actor’s work by watching the One Piece anime. Previously, The Truth News reported the death of Mónica Villaseñor at the age of 55, the voice of Android 18 in Dragon Ball.