Chikao Ōtsuka passes away at 85

Japanese voice actor Chikao Ōtsuka passed away at age 85 yesterday, on January 15th. He was the father of Akio Ōtsuka, who has been voicing Snake since Metal Gear Solid 1 (and currently Big Boss in The Phantom Pain).

Chikao-Otsuka

Chikao Ōtsuka (1929 – 2015)

For Metal Gear Solid 4, Chikao Ōtsuka joined his son in the recording booth to voice Big Boss, paralleling the father-son relationship in the story.

Big Boss Death Scene

Source: Anime News Network, via V T A K on Twitter

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