Voice Actress Tomoko Kawakami (Utena Tenjou) Passes Away

川上 とも子


弊社所属俳優、川上とも子儀 平成23年6月9日(木)16時45分、かねてより病気療養中のところ、誠に残念ながら薬石効なく急逝いたしました。



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Via CrunchyRoll News

The official blog of the voice actor agency Production baobab announced today that voice actress Tomoko Kawakami passed away at 4:45 pm on Thursday, June 9. She had been under medical treatment since August 2008 due to cancer of the ovary. She was 41 years old.


Her debut role was a boy in the TV anime Metal Fighter Miku in 1994. She had been playing more than 200 characters in various anime and game titles. Her most famous role are probably Utena Tenjou in Revolutionary Girl Utena and Hikaru Shindou in Hikaru no Go. She was definitely one of the most popular and beloved anime voice actress in 1990's-2000's.