Saturday, January 15, 2011
RIP Toshiyuki Hosokawa
Hosokawa was born in Fukuoka in 1940, and joined the Bungakuza theatrical troupe after he left Gakushuin University. Alongside actress Nana Kinomi, he starred in the Japanese production of the musical Show Girl for 15 years starting in 1970. He also appeared in such films as Yonige Yahonpo 2 and Radio Time (Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald). He tried his hand in voice-acting when he played Tohru Rikiishi, a major rival of the title character in the anime films based on the classic boxing manga Ashita no Joe. Since 2004, he served as a professor at the Osaka University of Arts.
Born: 1940, Fukuoka, Japan
Died: 1/14/2011, Tokyo, Japan
Toshiyuki Hosokawa's western - actor:
New Morning of Billy the Kid - 1986 (Mystery Man)