Norihiro Inoue, the voice for Schneizel El Britannia in Code Geass, passed away on February 28, 2022. The actor’s agency Enkikaku shared the news with the world recently. They reported that he passed away due to Esophageal Cancer at the age of 63 years. His family held a private funeral for him with his friends and loved ones.
Inoue has had a long career in acting, dubbing, and voice acting since 1985. And his well-devoted fans are mourning his death online by remembering his best works. He was As he touched bases in many things from live-action films to anime series, the actor was very beloved in the industry. Fellow voice actors and industry people are sending out messages of comfort and condolences for his family.
Norihiro Inoue: The Acting Star
Inoue began his career in 1985 as an actor with a TV Drama, “Sanada Taiheiki”. Over the next three decades, he appeared in various TV Dramas, Stage Plays, and Television Anime series. Some of the best-known productions he acted in and voiced in were Love Complex, Code Geass Lelouch of The Rebellion, Detective Conan, and Gunslinger Girl.
Although he was voiced in many anime series as notable characters, fans are also remembering his TV Dramas and Theatre Stage Plays. Also, his career of 37 years in the industry has made him beloved to many fans. His voice acting for Kazuma Sohma in Fruits Basket and Lelouch’s half-brother in Code Geass were some of the major points in his career. Moreover, he also has done a lot of dubbing work. He voiced Jarvis in Avengers: Endgame.
Norihiro Inoue: Career History
Norihiro Inoue was born in Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. He studied at Hosei University in 1982 and, after his graduation, began working as an actor. His debut work was in “Sanada Taiheiki,” and from there he expanded to stage plays and to voice anime series. Also, around the same time, he began his dubbing career as well. He was also voiced acting as a dubbing artist in a lot of Japanese dubs of many famous western films.
For 37 years, he has worked on numerous projects. Moreover, he was a part of many well-known brands as a dubbing artist from Marvel Cinematic Universe to Bridget Jones’s Franchise. It is also important to note that he was an important acting member of two NHK Taiga Dramas in the early 2000s.
Fans remember him best as Schneizel El Britannia in Code Geass and Kazuma Sohma in Fruits Basket. The actor’s agency shared the news with the world. And fans have flooded the internet with sorrow and messages of comfort for his family. Unfortunately, many voice actors have had esophageal cancer in the recent past. And as fans share clips of their favorite moments of the actor in the anime community, people also remember his cheerful life and colorful career. Thus the Anime Daily hopes his soul rests in peace and offers tribute to this great man.