Dragon Ball Super Star Honors Yanami Joji In Wake of Their Passing

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The Dragon Ball fandom is still mourning the loss of one of its own today. If you did not hear, the week brought news from Japan that Yanami Joji has passed away at 90 years old. The actor worked on Dragon Ball since its anime got started back in the 1980s, and now, one of his former co-stars is sharing his tribute to the actor.

Over on Twitter, Toshio Furukawa wrote a special memorial about Joji. It was there the actor, who fans know best for voicing Piccolo, said he was privileged to have worked with King Kai’s actor all this time.

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“I am very sad to hear the news of Yanami Joji’s death, a senior of mine at Aoni Productions and within the industry. I have worked with him for a long time through many titles. It is hard to say in words how happy I am to have spent time with him. Thank you very much,” Furukawa wrote.

According to reports from Japan, Joji passed away on December 3rd and has already been laid to rest at a private ceremony. No cause of death was given, but at 90 years old, fans are celebrating the fact Joji lived a full life. He spent years working in entertainment, and Dragon Ball audiences have listened to Joji for years.

After all, the actor began his trek with Dragon Ball as its narrator. Joji was hired to narrate the anime, and he continued to do so through Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, and even part of Dragon Ball Super. He went into a hiatus in 2015 which never ended as Joji told fans he needed to take care of his health. And now, those fans are left to honor Joji’s legacy as Dragon Ball movies into the future.

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Which role will you remember Yanami the best for? Let us know and share your tributes to the beloved actor down in the comments section below.

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