Japanese voice actress Kawakami Tomoko-sama has passed away after a long illness at the all-too-young age of 41 (that’s younger than I am…). As with most voice actors, she had voiced dozens of anime and other roles over the years and her many characters are familiar to any true-blue otaku. I am particularly sad about her passing because she voiced the role of Hikaru Shindo in my all-time favorite anime, Hikaru no Go.
My thanks go to her for her life and work, and my prayers, sympathy and condolences to her family and friends.
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