Sentai teammates say goodbye to Tatsuya Nomi

This past Saturday, September 2nd, the cast of Gosei Sentai Dairanger, as well as alumni of various other Super Sentai series attended the memorial ceremony of their former teammate, Tatsuya Nomi. In attendance were the other four Dairangers, Keiichi Wada, Ei Hamura, Keisuke Tsuchiya and Natsuki Takanashi, as well as Ryousuke Kaizu & Kei Shindachya (Red & Blue Mask), Keiya Asakura (Blue Turbo), Michiko Makino (Pink Five) and Takeyuki Suzuki (Bioman producer).

In tribute to Nomi, who played ShishiRanger, Daigo during Gosei Sentai Dairanger, the team performed one last roll call and laid an Aura Changer alongside a glass of beer on the altar.

Tatsuya Nomi passed away on May 18th this year, reportedly of suicide. His brother, Koichi Tatsuya, announced the actor’s death on Twitter. Following Dairanger, Tatsuya returned to Super Sentai during Ninpuu Sentai Hurricanger where he protrayed Sanpei Hamada, a disguise for Shurikenger, as well as in GoGo Sentai Boukenger as Manager Wakabayashi.

What are your memories of Tatsuya Nomi? Reminisce about the actor’s great Super Sentai legacy in the comment section below.

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