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Kohji Moritsugu
Koji Moritsugu
Born: March 15, 1943 Takikawa, Hokkaido, Japan
Occupation: Actor, Voice Actor
Years active: 1967 - Present
Spouse: Emi Kaneko
Website: http://kohji.moritsugu7.net/
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Kohji Moritsugu (森次 晃嗣 Moritsugu Kōji) is a Japanese actor and voice actor. He is best known worldwide for his role as Dan Moroboshi in Ultra Seven and the voice actor for Ultraseven. He is widely regarded as the best actor in the Ultra Series by fans along with Susumu Kurobe and Jiro Dan.

Personal Life

Birth named Kouzou Moritsugu (森次 浩三 Moritsugu Kōzō), he is the second son of the former member of civil engineering worker of the Takikawa Town Council in Takikawa City. In 1967, Kohji was selected with the higher reputation for the role as Dan Moroboshi during the audition for the series Ultra Seven and took the original stage name Kouji Moritsugu (森次 浩司 Moritsugu Koji).

Ultraseven mask

Kohji Moritsugu posing next to the original 1997 Ultraseven mask (stolen)

Kohji Moritsugu is a complex man. He is in love with French music. He currently resides in Fujisawa-ish, Hasegawa. Married to a Chanson singer, he has 3 daughters. He revealed in an interview with the Peruvian website El Comercio that the Ultraseven series "changed his life, because it has a profound message, when I started to work in the recordings, I never imagined that it would be marked in my entire life", I don't get tired of watching the series, it is a great series for all generations". It was also revealed Moritsugu was an advertising model before Tsuburaya Productions convinced him to work in the series. It is also revealed that his house is like a museum of Ultraseven, with many Ultraseven masks, black and white pictures, and a few pictures in color of himself and the Ultra Garrison team. He also said that he is still good friends with the Ultra Garrison crew, and that they often go out together, and that they are like family. He said that everyone calls him "Dan", and he is very rarely called by his real name.

Roles in Ultra Series and Movies

Stock grunts

This section here refers to Kohji Moritsugu's grunts being reused per stock footage on other Ultra Series:

External links

Gallery

Trivia

  • Aside from Dan Moroboshi, the only other roles that Kohji Moritsugu played in the Ultra Series was Jiro Satsuma, the young mountain climber whose appearance is the basis of Dan in episode 17 and he made guest appearance as Professor Ozaki in episode 19 in Ultraman Max.
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