Talent agency Mouvement has announced that voice actor Shinsuke Chikaishi passed away from senility at his home in Tokyo on October 5, 2022. He was 91 years old at the time of his passing.
Chikaishi is best known as the original voice for Masuo Fuguta in Sazae-san, which he voiced from 1969 to 1978. His other credits include Pukko in Wonder Three, Tetsuhiko Sugimoto in Aitsu to Lullaby: Suiyobi no Cinderella, 005emon in Kaminari Boy Pikkaribee, Tom in King Kong – 00 1/7 Tom Thumb, and Yoshihiko Hasegawa in Roujin Z. He also provided narration for Goku no Daibōken and Memory, and voiced smaller roles in Monster and The Boy and The Beast. He also voiced Inspector Zenigata in one of the pilot films included with the Lupin III: Secret Files OVA. Outside of anime, Chikaishi was active in radio and narrated television programs.
He received a Merit Award at the 7th Annual Seiyū Awards in 2013. The Merit Award is awarded for voice actors who have contributed to many genres, especially foreign works, over the years. Chikaishi performed Japanese dubs for actors Jacky Cooper, Jerry Lewis, James Cagney, and Roddy McDowall. He also was the dub voice actor for Cornelius in the Planet of the Apes film.