Needed a Big Guy or a Badass Grandpa? This seiyu was your man. Daisuke Gouri was one of the more veteran seiyu, and has certainly built up quite a rep. He usually voiced Large and In Charge characters but could also do other roles just fine.
Unfortunately, on January 17, 2010, three weeks shy of his 58th birthday, he was witnessed collapsing dead on a Nagano sidewalk with a knife, suicide note and last will on his person, and blood dripping from his wrist. Diabetes had been eating away at his vision, and he'd mentioned to coworkers he had difficulties reading his lines. In a bout of depression, he'd recently told close friend Kazuhiko Inoue "I've grown old". Rest in peace, Mr. Gouri.
Notable roles from Daisuke Gouri
- Heihachi Mishima in Tekken, an Expy of:
- Heihachi Edajima in Sakigake Otokojuku (YES, He is the PRINCIPAL OF OTOKOJUKU!!)
- Uighur/Wigul in Fist of the North Star (NGYA-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A~!)
- Bass Armstrong in Dead or Alive
- Raiden in The King of Fighters XII
- Edge Master in SoulCalibur
- Dondochaka Blisten in Bleach
- Mr. Satan (Hercule), King Enma, Ox King and King Cold in Dragon Ball
- Takeda Shingen in Samurai Warriors
- Dozle Zabi in Mobile Suit Gundam
- Bask Ohm in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
- Ashuraman, Black Hole, Robin Mask and Dirty Baron in Kinnikuman
- Narrator, Cutey Honey
- 627, Stitch!
- Hiromi Yamazaki in Patlabor
- King Duran Dolphan and Wolfgario The Ravager in Mitsumete Knight
- Borgan in Lunar Eternal Blue
- Zoh Daimaoh in Puyo Puyo CD
- Kouga in MAR
- Ruby Eye Shabranigdo in Slayers
- Andross and Pigma Dengar in Star Fox
- Possessed Manah in Drakengard
- Jinbe in One Piece, later replaced by Katsuhisa Houki.
- Volf in Ninja Gaiden 2 (Xbox360)
- Dauros in Transformers Super God Masterforce
- Gouryuu and Dinoking in Transformers Victory
- Violen Jiger and Dinosaurer (Trypticon) in Transformers Zone
- Soundwave and one of the ancient Primes in the Japanese dub of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen