The agency of television actor and voice actor Shuuichirou Moriyama has announced on Tuesday that Moriyama passed away on February 8, 2021 due to pneumonia. He was 86 years old at the time of his passing.
Moriyama was born in Nagoya City on July 26, 1934, and had been performing professionally for 63 years. In anime, he is best known as the voice of the title role in the Porco Rosso anime film. His other anime credits include the Old Partisan in Adieu Galaxy Express 999, Aoba Baseball Director in Captain, the narrator in Jormungand, and Sakaki Hyobu in Ninja Scroll.
Moriyama’s other include dubbing the title role in the Kojak detective television series into Japanese (as well as other roles by actor Telly Savalas) and narrated the live-action TV Asahi series Trick.