Entertainment news website Comic Natalie has reported that voice actor Masahiro Anzai passed away on March 15, 2021 due to acute heart failure. He was 66 years old at the time of his passing.
Anzai was born in 1954 in Tokyo, and he joined the Gekigan Theater Echo group in 1976. As a theater actor, he performed in stage plays, including Amon Miyamoto’s Anything Goes musical.
Anzai’s anime roles included Ryuunosuke’s Father in the various Urusei Yatsura anime, Majaho in Royal Space Force – The Wings of Honnêamise, Rhett Butler/Bakene in Sailor Moon, Midori Kisaragi in Magical Angel Creamy Mami, Rossi in Romeo and the Black Brothers, Nabaro in Zillion: Burning Night, Chaashu in Wild 7, Philionel El Di Saillune in The Slayers, Castella Danshaku in Soreike! Anpanman, Gochinko in Mahōjin Guru Guru, and Butch in Yadamon. He also voiced the role of Nelson in the Japanese dub of The Simpsons.