Masayuki Izumi passed away on the afternoon of July 28th at the age of 35. His death was announced on Tuesday by the voice actor agency GIFT.

Born on May 12, 1980 in Arakawa, Tokyo Izumi is best known for his 2003 role on Kamen Rider 555. Izumi played the role of Yuji Kiba, the Horse Orphnoch, and reprised the role on Gekijōban Kamen Rider 555: Paradise Lost film.

Izumi made his television debut in 2002 on the live-action television series, Gokusen. Other acting credits include Kounosuke Shimoyanagi in the live-action Akihabara @ DEEP television series, Kenya Okano in the live-action Liar Game TV series, and Kenji Inoue in various Shin Kasōken no Onna television series and specials.

His funeral was held privately with close relatives in attendance.

We at oprainfall would like to send condolences and positive thoughts to all of Masayuki Izumi’s friends and family.


Christopher Dichosa
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