Haikyu!! Voice Actor Kazunari Tanaka Has Passed Away

The popular voice actor Kazunari Tanaka has passed away at 49 from a hemorrhage in his brain stem, as reported by his Talent agency Aoni Production and Yaraon. Tanaka was known for playing the tough and stubborn guy roles in shows like:

Coach Keishin Ukai in Haikyu!! 

Hachimaki in Planetes

Shinichiro Tamaki in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

It is unknown if his voice work will be featured in future episodes of the currently airing Haikyu!! with pre-recorded lines or if a replacement voice actor will fill his role immediately.

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