Miina Tominaga Succeeds Hiromi Tsuru as Dokin-chan in Anpanman Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The staff of the Soreike! Anpanman anime series announced on Friday that Miina Tominaga will play the role of Dokin-chan in the anime after the character's voice actress, Hiromi Tsuru, passed away on November 16. Tominaga also plays the character Rollpanna in the show, and will play both roles from now on.
In addition, Rei Sakuma will temporarily play the role of Dokin-chan in the anime's Christmas special. Sakuma also plays the character Batako in the show.
Tominaga will debut in the role in the show's 1,390th episode on January 26. The Christmas special will air on December 22. Voice recording for the special took place on November 20 for all parts other than Dokin-chan.
Besides Dokin-chan, Tsuru voiced many iconic characters in anime, including Bulma from Dragon Ball, Madoka Ayukawa in Kimagure Orange Road, Ukyo Kuonji in Ranma ½, Sachiko Nishio in Touch, Asuna Kujo in Maison Ikkoku, Meryl Strife in Trigun, Mikami in Ghost Sweeper Mikami, and Kiddy Phenil in Silent Möbius. She also provided the Japanese voice for the character Trinity in The Animatrix shorts. In video games, she is most well known for the voice of Naomi Hunter in the Metal Gear Solid series, Julia Chang in the Tekken series, and Anne in Bravely Second: End Layer.
Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web