January 28, 2010

R.I.P. Daisuke Gori

Cole Burton says, Daisuke Gōri, known among Metal Gear series fans for his performances as both Marine Commandant Scott Dolph (MGS2) and Lieutenant Cunningham (MPO) passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2010.

He was found wandering the streets of Nakano Ward in Tokyo at around 3:00 PM with blood dripping down his arm before collapsing in the street. At the scene, they found a sharp object on his person as well as his last will and testament. Authorities are currently investigating his passing as a possible suicide.

Apart from his work in Metal Gear, he was also well known in a long list of roles in popular media including Heihachi Mishima in the Tekken series, Mr. Satan in Dragon Ball Z, and Bass Armstrong in the Dead or Alive series.

Below is a list of Video Games that Daisuke was in, as well as his parts.

  • Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (Colonel Orson Perrault)
  • Baten Kaitos Origins (Wiseman)
  • The Bouncer (Volt Krueger)
  • Capcom Fighting Evolution (Leo)
  • Daraku Tenshi – The Fallen Angels (Harry Ness)
  • Dead or Alive (Bass Armstrong)
  • Dead or Alive 2 (Bass Armstrong)
  • Dead or Alive 3 (Bass Armstrong)
  • Dead or Alive 4 (Bass Armstrong)
  • Death by Degrees (Heihachi Mishima)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai series (Mister Satan)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi (Mister Satan, Ox King)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 (Mister Satan, Ox King, Drum)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (Mister Satan, King Cold)
  • Drakengard (Manah, The Voice of God)
  • Final Fantasy XII (Gilgamesh)
  • Genji: Dawn of the Samurai (Taira no Kiyomori)
  • Garouden Breakblow: Fist or Twist (Rikiozan)
  • Jak II (Baron Praxis, Mog)
  • The King of Fighters XII (Raiden)
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (Scott Dolph)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (Lt. Cunningham)
  • Namco × Capcom (Heihachi Mishima)
  • Ninja Gaiden 2 (Volf)
  • Quiz Magic Academy (Romanov)
  • Red Earth (Leo, Kongou, Valdoll)
  • Sakura Wars (Yokihiko Ōta)
  • Samurai Warriors (Takeda Shingen)
  • Shadow Hearts (Cardinal Albert Simon)
  • Shadow Hearts: Covenant (Cardinal Albert Simon)
  • Shining Tears (Lazarus)
  • Soulcalibur (Edge Master)
  • Soulcalibur II (Heihachi Mishima)
  • Star Fox 64 (General Pepper, Andross, Pigma Dengar, others)
  • Star Fox: Assault (Pigma Dengar)
  • Tales of Rebirth (Tohma)
  • Tekken 3 (Heihachi Mishima)
  • Tekken Tag Tournament (Heihachi Mishima)
  • Tekken Advance (Heihachi Mishima)
  • Tekken 4 (Heihachi Mishima)
  • Tekken 5 (Heihachi Mishima)
  • Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection (Heihachi Mishima)
  • Tekken 6 (Heihachi Mishima)
  • Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion (Heihachi Mishima)
  • Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven (Ganda)
  • Time Crisis 4 (The Head of the V.S.S.E., First Lieutenant Jack Mathers)

As you all can see, Daisuke was a huge Japanese voice actor. That was just his Video Games list, he was also in many animes, TV shows, movies, and OVA’s.

I wish I could say more about Daisuke, but, this was just about all of the reliable info I could find on him. Most of us Americans probably never even heard of him, but as you can see, he was in some huge games in Japan, so I know many Japanese are grieving his death. Perhaps he was in the Japanese version of one of your favorite games. Who knows, but one thing is for sure, he will definitely be missed in the video game world.