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Voice Actress Yoshiko Ohta Passes Away

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kimba the White Lion's Leo, Princess Knight's Sapphire was 89

The Theater Echo theater troupe announced on Monday that voice actress Yoshiko Ohta passed away on October 29 due To Heart failure. She was 89.

Ohta was born in April 1932 in Hyogo prefecture. She joined the Theater Echo troupe in 1963, and worked as an actress as well as a voice actress.

Ohta performed major roles in many anime, including Akko in Himitsu no Akko-chan, Sapphire in Princess Knight, Leo in Kimba the White Lion, Akira Asagumo in Big X, and Gan-chan in Yatterman. Other roles include Baby Panda and Baby Tiger in Panda! Go, Panda!, Nobi Nobita in the 1973 Doraemon, the first Sewashi in the 1979 Doraemon, Kyōko Otowa in Aim For The Best!, Jim in Jim Button, Don in Ryu, the Cave Boy, and many more.

She has also provided dub voices for several Disney films, including Mary in Peter Pan and Vixey in The Fox and the Hound.

Ohta received the Tokyo Anime Award Festival's (TAAF) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

Source and Image: Comic Natalie

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