Yūko Mizutani

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Yūko Mizutani
Native name 水谷優子
Born (1964-11-04)November 4, 1964
Ama District, Aichi, Japan
Died May 17, 2016(2016-05-17) (aged 51)
Tokyo, Japan
Cause of death Breast cancer
Years active 1985–2016
Agent Aoni Production
Spouse(s) Mizuho Nishikubo (m. 19942016)

Yūko Mizutani (水谷 優子, Mizutani Yūko, November 4, 1964 – May 17, 2016) was a Japanese actress, voice actress, singer, and narrator from Ama District, Aichi. Throughout her life, she was attached to Production Baobab; she was attached to Aoni Production at the time of her death. Mizutani was best known for her roles of Sakiko Sakura in Chibi Maruko-chan, Mihoshi Kuramitsu in Tenchi Muyo!, Ikuko Tsukino in Sailor Moon Crystal, Soten in InuYasha, Sora Takenouchi in Digimon Adventure, Sarah Zabiarov and Cheimin Noa in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Pinoko in Black Jack. Mizutani was the official Japanese voice actress for Minnie Mouse from 1991 until her death;[1] she also voiced her in the Kingdom Hearts franchise.[2]

On May 17, 2016, Mizutani died as a result of breast cancer. She was 51 years old at the time of her death.[3]


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  • Analyst no Yuutsu series 1: Benchmark ni Koi wo Shite – Chizuru Mizusawa


  1. ^ "声優・水谷優子さんが乳がんで死去、代表作は『ちびまる子ちゃん』" (in Japanese). Mynavi. May 19, 2016. Retrieved May 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ Lovett, Jamie (May 19, 2016). "Original Voice Actress For Digimon's Sora, Yuko Mizutani, Dies At 51". comicbook.com. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ "声優・水谷優子さん、乳がんで死去 『ちびまる子ちゃん』お姉ちゃんなど". Yahoo! News (in Japanese). May 19, 2016. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ "CAST・STAFF" (in Japanese). 愛・天地無用!アニメ公式サイト. Retrieved 2014-09-12. 

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