Remember the talking pig that got popular years before The Seven Deadly Sins anime was released? Yes, I am talking about Porco Rosso, a classic Studio Ghibli film.
He was nothing like the cute talking pigs we see these days, and rather he was a mysterious bounty hunter who took down sky pirates in the Adriatic Sea.
But sadly, we won’t be hearing that sturdy voice ever again. The voice actor of Porco Rosso, Shuichiro Moriyama, passed away on February 8, 2021 at the age of 86.
As reported, actor and voice actor Shuichiro Moriyama passed away on February 8, 2021 due to pneumonia. He was at the age of 86. We want to thank all the fans and related parties for their great support during the 63 years of performing arts life.
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His 63 years of voice-acting career came to an end when he lost his fight against pneumonia. There is still no news of the infamous COVID19 virus being responsible for his death.
His family members are emotionally broken by their loved one’s loss and are planning for a private funeral service.
You must have heard his voice in various other popular works, including the voice behind Old Partisan in Adieu Galaxy Express 999.
Moriyama enjoyed a diverse career in the entertainment field. Apart from character play, but he was also well known for narrating stories. He played the role of the narrator in Jormungand anime and a live-action TV Asahi series, Trick.
He starred in last year’s NHK weekday television “novel” series Yell and the historical epic drama Tokugawa Yoshinobu. Little did we know that it’s the last time we will get to hear him act out a role.
Shuuichirou Moriyama’s death was a huge loss for the voice acting industry. The entire anime fandom is sharing its heartfelt condolences after the loss of a beloved actor. With a heavy heart, we pay our deepest condolences to Moriyama’s family and friends during this difficult time. I am sure Studio Ghibli will always be indebted to him for his services over the past many years.