Thursday, May 19, 2016

Yuko Mizutani, Japanese Voice Actress for Iris, Dead at 51


Voice actress Yuko Mizutani passed away from breast cancer on Tuesday, May 17th at the age of 51.

Mizutani has a long record of roles across anime and video games, however, she is well-known to us for her role of Iris, Zero's pacifistic sweetheart, in Mega Man X4. Mizutani would later reprise the role in 2012's Project X Zone.

On behalf of the Mega Man community I would like to give her friends, family and fans my best wishes. Rest in peace.

Source: Anime News Network | tribute image, Iwamoto-san

12 comments:

  1. First Dr. Wily and now this.... and Yuko was young, this is sad, I don't fell right.

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  2. IRIIIIIS!
    https://imgflip.com/i/14f57g

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  3. WHAT AMA FIGHTING 4'A?!?!

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  4. I knew her for more than just Iris but yeah, this hurts, it's such a shame.

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  5. WE MUST KILL CANCER> Its pure evil, really!

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  6. Now we all truly feel Zero's pain. :(

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  7. She had an awesome career R.I.P. Mizutani YĆ«ko. You won't be forgotten.

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  8. May she rest in peace. My condolences to her family and friends.

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  9. That. Sucks.
    And I'm sure there's an all-too-obvious (and maybe inappropriate) joke in there somewhere, but I ain't gonna be the one to say it.

    Rest in peace, Lady Mizutani.

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  10. May you rest in peace Yuko :( (No "screaming zero" pun intended)

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  11. Damn it. Another cancer victim. She had few lines in X4, but she was still a very good voice actress from what I could translate from her script. We lost Tekkaman Rapier. At least she's no longer suffering. To think that just a few years ago, she and Ryotaro Okiayu had parts and interacted in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep.

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