MANILA, Philippines – Japanese actor Keiji Fujiwara died on April 12 at age 55, after a battle with cancer.
Fujiwara’s voice is familiar to many anime fans, who are currently mourning his passing. He was best known for voicing Hiroshi Nohara in the long-runnning anime Crayon Shin-chan, Maes Hughes in Fullmetal Alchemist, and Leorio Paladiknight in Hunter x Hunter. He also voiced Axel in the action-RPG Kingdom Hearts.
Fujiwara had previously taken a leave in August 2016. He underwent treatment for an undisclosed illness. At the time, he was doing work for Crayon Shin-chan, as well as playing Koichi Kizakura in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School. He slowly returned to work in 2017.
Fujiwara was also the representative director of AIR Agency. – Rappler.com