Voice Actress Kazuko Ute Passes Away at 84

posted on 2011-12-06 20:45 EST
Voice actress starred in 1967 Goku no Daibōken TV anime series

Kazuko Ute, the voice actress who played Goku in Goku no Daibōken, passed away on November 17 from a stroke. She was 84.

Ute, who is from Tokyo, was best known in the anime industry for starring in the 1967 television anime series Goku no Daibōken. She was also a well known kamishibai (paper theater) storyteller and teacher. Ute was also a part of a successful line of children's audio books, which she helped create. The Kisetsu wo Kanaderu Yosei Tachi No Utaasobi book series tells popular children's tales.

A farewell service for Ute will be held on January 28 in Tokyo.

Source: Tokyo Shimbun

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