Daisuke Gōri

Daisuke Gōri
Daisuke Gōri

Daisuke Gōri
Born Yoshio Nagahori
February 8, 1952
Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan
Died January 17, 2010(2010-01-17) (aged 57)
Nakano, Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Voice actor, narrator, actor
Years active 1973–2010
Agent Aoni Production

Daisuke Gōri (郷里 大輔 Gōri Daisuke?, February 8, 1952 – January 17, 2010[1]) was a Japanese voice actor, narrator and actor from Kōtō, Tokyo. Throughout his life, he was attached to TV Talent Center Tokyo, Yoshizawa Theatre School and then Mausu Promotion; he was attached to Aoni Production at the time of his death. His real name, as well as his former stage name, was Yoshio Nagahori (長堀 芳夫 Nagahori Yoshio?). He was best known for his roles in Kinnikuman (as Robin Mask), the Dragon Ball series (as Umigame and Mister Satan), the Gundam series (as Dozle Zabi and Bask Om), Patlabor (as Hiromi Yamazaki), Tekken (as Heihachi Mishima), and Soulcalibur (as Edge Master)[2] - as well as his distinctive deep, booming voice.



According to fellow voice actors, Gōri was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus a few years prior to his death and his vision was affected by retinal detachment as a result of the disease. He complained to coworkers, "I can't read the scripts. I can't do my job like I'd like to." (台本が読めない. 思うように仕事ができない. Daihon ga yome nai. Omou yōni shigoto ga deki nai.?) During an Anpanman recording session in late 2009, a depressed-sounding Gōri told his close friend voice actor Kazuhiko Inoue, "I've grown old." [3]

On January 17, 2010 at approximately 3:00 P.M., Gōri was found lying on his stomach with blood dripping from his wrists in the middle of a Nakano, Tokyo street by a passerby, who then notified the police. Authorities from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's Nakano station discovered a utility knife under his body as well as a suicide note (with the words "I'm sorry" (ごめんね Gomenne?) and "Thank you" (ありがとう Arigatō?) scrawled on it) addressed to his family in his pants pocket. Gōri's death was then ruled a suicide; he was three weeks short of his 58th birthday.[3][4] After his death, his ongoing roles were replaced with other voice actors.


Television animation

  • Kikō Sōseiki MOSPEADA (Platoon Chief)
  • Kinnikuman (Robin Mask, Zangyaku-seijin, Black Hole (episodes 48-52), Daimaō Satan, Ashuraman, Ashuraman's Father, Dirty Baron, Additional Voices)
  • Hokuto no Ken (Diamond (episode 3), Southern Cross executive (episode 21), Goerz (episode 33), Uighur the Warden (episodes 37-42), Cassandra prisoner (episode 43), Bull (episode 59), Daruka (episode 89))
  • Dragon Ball (Umigame, Gyumaō, Colonel Yellow, Cymbal, Drum, Yaochun, Inoshikachō, Gora, Spectator, Additional Voices)
  • Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin (Moss the English Mastiff)
  • Kō Q Chōji Ikkiman (Samson)
  • Saint Seiya (Heracles Seiza no Algethi)
  • City Hunter 2 (Thunder King (episode 25), Gin no Asa (episodes 45 and 47))
  • Sakigake!! Otokojuku (Heihachi Edajima, Narrator)
  • Topo Gigio (Megaro)
  • Transformers: Super-God Masterforce (Dauros, Additional Voices)
  • Hidamari no Ki (Seisai Taki)
  • Ō Dorobō Jing (Vodka)
  • Kinnikuman II (Robin Mask (episodes 2–4))
  • Kōkaku Kidōtai: Stand Alone Complex (Marco Amoretti)
  • Dragon Ball Z Kai (Ox King, King Enma, Porunga)
  • Kiddy Girl-and (Bajil)
  • One Piece (Jimbei)
  • Slayers Evolution-R (Shabranigdo)


Theater animation

Video games

Dubbing roles



  • Beat Takeshi no TV Tackle (TV Asahi)
  • Smart Monsters (TV Asahi)


Television commercials

  • Toon Disney (Japan) (Jetix narrator)


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