Today, November 24, is the birthday of voice actor Akio Otsuka. Born in 1959, Otsuka started working as a voice actor around 1988. He has appeared in many anime and played significant characters in famous works such as “Mobile Suit Gundam 0083″ and ” Black Jack. ” Not only anime but also Western movies are familiar with dubbing Steven Seagal and Nicolas Cage. Even now, he is active in popular works such as the TV animation ” SPY x FAMILY ” and “Kingdom” with his bitter voice as a weapon.
In commemoration of Mr. Akio Otsuka’s birthday, “Anime character popularity ranking of voice actor ‘Akio Otsuka'” (April 2022 Netorabo survey, number of responses: 617 votes) )I’d like to introduce myself. Let’s take a look at the rankings. (Survey period: April 27 to May 4, 2022, Valid responses: 986 votes)
- Annabelle Gato (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083)
The second place was “Annabelle Gato” of “Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 STARDUST MEMORY,” which got 128 votes. Gato is drawn as the main character in this work, released as an OVA of the Gundam series in 1991. Gato has the nickname “Solomon’s Nightmare” and boasts overwhelming skill as an ace pilot in “Delaz Fleet.” Her ideals and way of life are similar to the spirit of Bushido.
In the comments, we received opinions such as “Akio Otsuka is Anabel Gato” and “Gato is the origin.” After all, we can’t talk about Gato without Mr. Otsuka’s voice!
- Black Jack (Black Jack)
The first place was the main character, “Black Jack” of “Black Jack” who got 173 votes. A solitary genius surgeon who does not have a medical license while claiming a reward commensurate with his skills will face any disease. Mr. Otsuka has continued to play Black Jack in animation works since the OVA was released in 1993.
This work, said to be Osamu Tezuka’s representative work, has been filmed many times, but Otsuka has played the role for many years, so the image has become established. In the comments, we received the opinion that “I like both the OVA version of Black Jack, which is cool and cool and the TV anime version of Black Jack, which has a slightly softer atmosphere.”