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Kan Tokumaru 1941-2011

Thursday 10th March 2011


Kan TokumaruActor Kan Tokumaru, who died on 6th March, was a constant presence in the world of Japanese voice-overs. Born in Shizuoka, Japan with the name Kimio Murano, his earliest appearances on TV were in live-action shows such as The Guardman and Seven Lawyers. He moved into cartoons in 1975 with a role as Furusawa in Tomorrow's Joe, beginning a voice acting career that would span the next four decades. His best known roles were arguably in games, particularly as Junichiro Takagi in The Idolm@ster and both Fan Li in Gaiking and Gaia in the Gundam series. He would find himself reprising these parts in game spin-offs well into the first decade of the 21st century.

Tokumaru specialised in gruff managerial types, a role he would also play to perfection as "M" in the Japanese dub of the Bond movie Live and Let Die. Other dubbing roles in the Japanese versions of foreign works included supporting roles in Silent Running, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dirty Harry.

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Death Note Complete Series And Ova Collectors Edition

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On Blu-ray for the first time! Collected across 6 discs containing all 37 episodes of the hit anime series plus the bonus Death Note: Relight OVAs.

Light Yagami is a genius high school student who is about to learn about life through a book of death. When a bored shinigami, God of Death, named Ryuk drops a black notepad called a Death Note, Light receives power over life and death with the stroke of a pen. Determined to use this dark gift for the best, Light sets out to rid the world of evil... namely the people he believes to be evil.
Should anyone hold such power?
The consequences of Light’s actions will set the world ablaze.

Contains episodes 1-37 plus Death Note Relight OVAs on a bonus Blu-ray disc
Also features exclusive collectors edition rigid box packaging
Languages: English, Japanese and English Subtitles

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