Since his debut in 1992, the character of Nyanchu has been a popular children’s character on Japan’s public broadcaster NHK.
He also has the facial expression of a golden age Japanese TV comedian like Sanma Akashiya and a gravelly-yet-buoyant voice to match.
That signature tone is provided by Kyousei Tsukui, a voice actor who’s made appearances on many of anime’s greatest works from Anpanman to Trigun.
In September, his problem was diagnosed as ALS and he went public with it the following month.
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