Some sad news from the voice acting industry, as the veteran seiyuu who is best known for being the original voice behind Digimon Adventure’s Sora Takenouchi, Yuko Mizutani, has passed away on 17 May. Previously, she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She passed away at the age of 51.
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Her latest anime, Sailor Moon Crystal, where she voices Ikuko Tsukino, Sailor Moon/ Usagi Tsukino’s mother, is now in its “third season,” and is currently airing. Gundam fans might also remember her as the ace mobile suit pilot fighting for Paptimus Scirocco in Mobile Suit Gundam Zeta, Sarah Zabimov, which was also her debut role. She also voices Maruko-chan’s older sister, Sakiko Sakura in Chibi Maruko-chan.
To the family and friends of the late Yuko Mizutani, we here at AFA Channel would like to extend our sincerest condolences. May she rest in peace.