Shinji Ogawa

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Shinji Ogawa
Native name
Haruhiko Ogawa

(1941-02-19)February 19, 1941
DiedMarch 7, 2015(2015-03-07) (aged 74)
Occupation Voice actor, actor
Years active1960s–2015
ChildrenGen Ogawa

Shinji Ogawa(小川真司,Ogawa Shinji), born Haruhiko Ogawa(小川 治彦,Ogawa Haruhiko) (February 19, 1941 – March 7, 2015), [1] was a Japanese voice actor and actor from Setagaya, Tokyo. He was affiliated with the Herringbone agency.

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Original video animation (OVA)

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Theatrical animation


Video games

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