Iemasa Kayumi, who was born on the 31st of October 1933 and passed away at age 80 on the 30th of September 2014, was a Japanese voice actor, actor and narrator from Tokyo, Japan. He is widely known for being the Japanese dubbing voice for various American and British actors, including Frank Sinatra, James Stewart, Sir Ian McKellan, and Sir Christopher Lee. But he is more popularly known for lending his voice to many animated TV series, films, and video games.
To name a few: TV animation - Astro Boy (1963), Lupin III (1972), Kimba the White Lion (1989), Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009), and Gundam Build Fighters (2013); animated film - Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993), Doraemon: Nobita and Fantastic Three Musketeers (1994), Ghost in the Shell (1995), and Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (2009); video games - Drakengard, Final Fantasy Type-0, Mega Man Legends 2, Policenauts, and Street Fighter EX.
The news of Kayumi's death was announced by Takeshi Yamanaka (Arc System Works, Yokohama-based video game developer and publisher behind the fighting game series, Guilty Gear) and by Michiyoshi Minamisawa (president of 81 Produce, a Japanese voice talent management company). The announcement was made on the morning of October 8, 2014, but he died around a week earlier while undergoing medical treatment in Tokyo. In video games, he is probably best known for providing the voice of Guilty Gear's Slayer, an ancient Vampire who established the Assassins Guild. He reprised the role in the series' newest installment, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN.
Disclaimer: This is not the official site of Iemasa Kayumi/Arc System Works/81 Produce or any of the series, films, and video games mentioned above. This is only a fan page.