(Real name: was a seiyū
affiliated with Aoni Production
. He had a distinctive cold, calm voice which usually typecast him in roles as villains
His stage name originated from the Japanese director Kaneto Shindō.
Shiozawa yearned to be a performer since his boyhood. He graduated from Nihon University
Second Senior High School, where he learned to perform in its art department. On May 9
, at around 4:00, Shiozawa fell down the stairway of his home; he later fell unconscious, and died of a cerebral contusion
the next day. He was 46. Fellow Seiyū Hidekatsu Shibata
was one of the attendees at his funeral.Successors
After Shiozawa's death, the following seiyū took over his ongoing roles:
In the Guilty Gear series, Shiozawa's character Zato-1 dies sometime between the events of Guilty Gear X and Guilty Gear XX. As a replacement, the video games now instead feature Zato-1's shadow-like forbidden beast Eddie, who uses the same body but has a different voice (played by Takehito Koyasu). Coincidentally, in the Rival Schools series, Kaneto's character Hyo is the twin brother of Isshin's character Kyosuke, and Isshin succeeded Kaneto as Rei in Fist of the North Star video games.