Hitoshi Takagi, a Japanese actor known for his voice work in anime films, died on Feb. 11 from heart disease. He was 78.
Takagi spent three decades providing dialogue in numerous anime films, including “Tanpopo,” “Galaxy Express 999” and “Dragonball Z: Kiken na futari! Chô senshi wa nemurenai.” But he was best known for his voice work in “My Neighbor Totoro,” the 1998 Hayao Miyazaki film about rural spirits who befriend two young girls.
Takagi also participated in the Bungakuza theatre group and ran the production company, 81 Produce.