Actor Minori Terada Dead at 81; Known as Voice Actor for Muska in ‘Castle in the Sky’

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Minori Terada

Actor Minori Terada, whose career spanned over six decades, died of lung cancer on March 14. He was 81.

Terada made his acting debut in 1965, appearing in a TV drama and a movie. He won Best Actor in the Mainichi Film Awards in 1968 for playing the protagonist in Kihachi Okamoto’s “Nikudan” (Human bullet).

He also worked as a narrator and voice actor. He was known for voicing Muska in Hayao Miyazaki’s “Tenku no Shiro Laputa” (“Castle in the Sky”).