Podcast Episode #0206
Published by 24 January 2010, 12:17 PM EST

It was pretty difficult to do, especially as more information came out surrounding the circumstances of his death. This week, the core trio took a break from the standard topical issues to remember one of the greats in the industry, and someone that more than left his Mark on the series that we love so much — Daisuke Gōri. Why did he mean so much to us, and how did he act to such a level that his character performances were so believable? Download the show now, or head on over to the podcast page for more information or to subscribe.

Daisuke Gōri
Feb. 8, 1952 – Jan. 17, 2010

The loss of such a voice actor is not affecting just us over here in general fandom. Yuko Minaguchi, who played Videl and later Pan in the series, made a blog entry earlier this week on January 20th detailing her own pain and rush of emotions:

It’s one sad thing after another.

First, my beloved puppy ran away. [or possibly “died” — “tabidachimashita” is “started on a journey”]

Then, the kind, great mentor Isamu Tanonaka passed away. On my way to his wake, I heard the news of Gōri-san’s death.

I’ve been doing nothing but cry.

I thought I’d find something fun, and continue my blog without touching upon that topic, but it just doesn’t seem to work…

If I just continue to avoid updating, it seems like I’ll just make people worry about me, so I’ll give my honest feelings.

Last night, I had some drinks with a group of people I can rely on.

“In the future, if Dragon Ball Kai continues… when the time comes to play Videl… if Gōri-san isn’t Mr. Satan, I don’t want to be Videl,” I sobbed, troubling everyone.

It’s childish, but that’s how I feel.

The big, kind, always-smiling Gōri-san. I really cared about him.

With so much sadness piling up, I feel uneasy by myself, and my feeble heart lets out a scream.

I hate goodbyes.

I’m sorry for saying such worrisome things. It’s for the sake of moving forward, so just for today, please forgive me.

He is one of the modern greats that none of us will ever forget, and it is safe to say that anime will never be the same without his distinctive, booming voice making us all smile.

Episode #0206! VegettoEX, Meri, and Julian remember one of the great anime voice actors, Daisuke Gôri, who recently passed away. What made his performance of roles such as Mr. Satan so undeniably memorable? Home video and game news from across the world, February’s releases, and tons of your comments round out the episode.


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