Joji Yanami: Dragon Ball Z Narrator Passed Away

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Joji Yanami Passed Away

Dragon Ball Z has been a major part of our life. From watching Goku’s Ape form to Goku’s Ultra Instinct, We have grown up watching this series. Dragon Ball Z is a part of our childhood and everything related to the series is going to be cherished by anime lovers for a long time and there is no doubt about it. But, recently, the news has taken over the internet, and it’s really sad to know that the narrator and the voice actor of Dragon Ball Z, known as Joji Yanami has passed away. The news has been confirmed!!!

Joji Yanami Dies at the age of 90

On 3rd December 2021, a Japanese talent agency known as Aoni Production announced that DBZ Voice Actor and Narrator, Joji Yanami passed away at 10:59 p.m. This legend was born on August 30, 1931. He was famous for his work with the Dragon Ball Z series. Some of the major roles he played in Dragon Ball Z are the voice actor of King Kai and Babidi. Apart from that, he is also known for his work with Cyborg 009 as Dr. Isaac Gilmore, Gennai in Digimon, and many more.

Not just anime series, he also worked in some major movies as well. If we talk about major anime movies, he worked as a narrator in almost all the Dragon Ball Movies out there. He even played the role of Dr. Briefs in Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan. Not just Dragon Ball, he worked with the One Piece franchise as well. Joji worked in One Piece the Movie: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island. This shows that he was quite popular and people appreciated his work.

As we already mentioned above that the major he brought in his life because of his work with the Dragon Ball Franchise. Apart from being just a Voice actor, he was also the narrator of the Dragon Ball Series. On September 25, 2015, the official animation studio of the series, Toei Animation announced that Joji took a medical leave for an unspecified proportion of time from Dragon Ball Super. So, this means that from 2015, he was maybe ill or going through some major treatment. At the age of 90, Joji Yanami Passed Away.

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