Veteran Voice Actress Yuko Mizutani Passes Away At Age 51- Artists Pay Tribute

Actress best known in Japan as the voice of Sakiko Sakura in 1990's ongoing family anime "Chibi Maruko-chan"

Japanese media and agency Aoni Production have announced the passing of veteran voice actress Yuko Mizutani of breast cancer at age 51. Mizutani debuted as Sarah Zabiarov and Cheimin Noa in 1985's Zeta Gundam and is best known as the voice of Sakiko Sakura in 1990's ongoing family anime Chibi Maruko-chan. She's known to international anime watchers as Mihoshi in Tenchi Muyo!, Sora in Digimon Adventure, Chocolate Misu in Sorcerer Hunters, Luchs in Saber Marionette, and Pinoko in Black Jack.



Some of the many tributes came from Nadia character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto


Saber Marionette J character designer Tsukasa Kotobuki


Kidou Senshi Gundam Gaiden - Missing Link artist Junji Ono


Pretty Sammy manga artist Yasuhiro Makino



Machine Robo character designer Nobuyoshi Habara


Slayers' Rui Araizumi


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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