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Dogasu's Backpack | Old Updates Archive | February 2019

Kinryu Arimoto, 1941 - 2019
February 11th, 2019

Dogasu @ 23:40 JST -- Japan's Daily Sports newspaper announced this past Friday that film and animation voice actor Kinryu Arimoto (有本欽隆) passed away on Friday, February 1st from esophageal cancer. The Tottori Prefecture native was 77 years old.

Kinryu Arimoto

Mr. Arimoto got his start way back in 1966 when he was cast as a bank employee in an episode of Osomatsu-kun. These days he's
most well known among anime fans as being the voice of Whitebeard in One Piece, Seigou Hibiki in Inazuma Eleven, and Tomomi Masaoka in Psycho-Pass. He's also known in Japan for acting in the Japanese dubs of Hollywood films, particularly for roles portrayed by actors Christopher Walken and Jeremy Irons.

In Pocket Monsters, Mr. Arimoto provided the voice of Ford in the Orange Islands episode "The Coil of the Great Plains!" and Denjirou in the Jouto episode "The Poppo Fancier's Carrier Poppo!"


A private funeral was recently held with his family and close friends while a (presumably more public) farewell event is planned to take place sometime in the near future.

Condolences to Mr. Arimoto’s family and friends.  May he rest in peace.

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Dogasu's Backpack Turns 19 Years Old
February 1st, 2019

Dogasu @ 00:26 JST -- It's January 31st (in America, still) and so it's time to celebrate this website's birthday! Dogasu's Backpack turns19 years old today and so I've done the usual write-up looking back on 2018 and looking ahead on the new year.

Dogasu's Backpack is 19 Years Old

The essay also has my predictions for what will happen with the franchise this year so be sure to check those out as well! What do you think this year has in store for us? Let me know via one of the links below!

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