As many of you know, the great Daisuke Gōri unfortunately passed away earlier this year, leaving the role of Mr. Satan in Dragon Ball Kai uncertain; a few of his other roles were immediately recast (such as Ryūzaburō Ōtomo as King Cold). Something we missed earlier this week which a lot of you have sent our way is that Mr. Satan may have a confirmed voice replacement. In the Japanese release of TAG VS for the PSP, the character is played by Unshō Ishizuka, a newcomer to the franchise but one with experience in many other past and current shōnen properties. There has been no official word whether or not Ishizuka will continue onward to play the character in Kai. Many prior voice replacements in video games ended up being temporary before a final re-cast in Kai (Tenshinhan, Kame-Sen’nin), but this is in the midst of production. We will keep an eye on this one, for sure.
Unshō Ishizuka Taking Over Role of Mr. Satan?
19 October 2010, 9:43 AM EDT