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72 year-old Japanese voice actor Banjō Ginga recovers from COVID-19

Written by:

Jei Beltrano

Published on:

November 16, 2020 at 7:04 PM PHT (GMT +8)

Japanese news media outlet Oricon News has reported on Monday that Japanese voice actor Banjou Ginga has completely recovered from the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as per his agency Aoni Production's statement posted on their website on the same day.

Last November 5, Ginga was reported to have contracted the virus after his PCR test result came positive.

72 year-old Japanese voice actor Banjō Ginga recovers from COVID-19

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In Photo: Banjou Ginga / Photo Courtesy: Siliconera

The agency explained on their website that Ginga tested positive for the virus last November 5 after taking the PCR Test and is feeling fine now after he underwent treatment under the guidance of government agencies and medical experts meeting the standards of Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. The agency also expresses their sincerest apology for the inconvenience and concern it caused to all his fans and the people. They also added that Ginga is now in good condition and will soon return to work after considerations.

Banjou Ginga, 72, sometimes credited as his real name Takashi Tanaka, was born in Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan. He is widely known for his deep baritone voice in most well-known roles including Gihren Zabi in "Mobile Suit Gundam", Crocodine in "Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibōken", Souther in the original 1980 series "Fist of the North Star", Babbo in MÄR, Heihachi Mishima and the various models of Jack in the Tekken series, and Liquid Snake and Zero in the Metal Gear series.

He also played the roles of Yosaku in "Toriko", Daniel J. D'Arby in "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Battle in Egypt Arc", and in "One Piece" where he took over the role of Riku Dold III in 2014 and also voiced the character Morgan.

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