Actor Shunji Fujimura passes away at 82

Actor Shunji Fujimura, known affectionately as “Ohyoi-san”, passed away on January 25 due to heart failure at the age of 82.  A ceremony to offer flowers to Fujimura is scheduled to be held at Chosenji Temple in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, on Feb. 14, beginning at noon.

Fujimura was born in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, in 1934.  He was known for his light-hearted presence appearing on many variety shows, along with his roles in drama series and movies.  His final film was Futatabi: Swing me Again in 2010.  Fujimura may be most well known amongst anime fans as Watari in the Death Note live action movie series as well as the voice actor of Tanaka in the Black Butler series.

Deepest condolences to the friends and family of Shunji Fujimura.  He will be sincerely missed and forever remembered.  May he rest in peace.