Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy are sagas that have marked millions of players throughout numerous deliveries. Square Enix has presented highly charismatic characters and unique stories for years and one of the voices that has accompanied many fans has been that of Genzo Wakayama.

Unfortunately, the veteran Japanese actor has recently died. Although it was today when we were able to hear the news, Wakayama died on May 18 of heart failure at the age of 88. The world of videogames and interpretation have wanted to dedicate a few words of thanks to him.

Wakayama made the name “007” for himself when he was known for voicing Sean Connery in his roles as James Bond. Throughout his long career, he also voiced other great characters such as Jim Phelphs in Mission Impossible and, of course, also within the video game sector, where he voiced Ansem the Wise in Kingdom Hearts.

In the last bars of his career, he was very tempted by the video game industry, commenting on his versatility when giving voice to different characters in different media. I was able to show a wide range of roles through my work, and I wanted to be that way too. His most recent role was that of the infamous President Shinra in Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Our condolences to the family and friends of Genzo Wakayama. Rest in peace.

We will hear the voice of Wakayama again in Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, which will be released on June 10 for PS5. Did you know that the Final Fantasy series has sold 161 million copies (and downloads)? Other updated Square Enix game data.

Fountain: News Live Door / Xenosaga 7