Takeshi Aono, The Voice of Dr. Wily: 1936-2012

Some very sad news form the world of voice acting today. Seasoned voice actor Takeshi Aono passed away the other day at the age of 76, resulting from an aneurism. Aono had numerous roles over the years in dramas, games, anime and dubbing for foreign films, but the role most well known to us would be that of Dr. Wily. While the Rockman games saw a variety of voice talents, Dr. Wily was consistently voiced by Aono in nearly every production, starting with the drama album Rockman in the Nick of Time. His portrayal of Dr. Wily in the Rockman 10 Image Soundtrack was one of his last works before suffering a stroke later in 2010 that forced his retirement. Among Rockman titles, he also lent his voice to Spring Man (Rockman Battle & Chase), Izoc and Ground Scaravich (Rockman X6), and Tadashi Hikari (Rockman EXE BEAST).

Our sincerest condolences to Mr. Takeshi Aono's family, coworkers and fans. He is greatly missed.

News Credit: Protodude's Rockman Corner