Director Sato Junichi said Kawakami recorded the drama CD of Aria in September 2009. She recorded the voice alone because she was taking anti-cancer drugs and her doctor forbade her to be in crowds. The producers waited for five months until Kawakami's condition got stable. Sato said she was one of the irreplaceable seiyu.
Very sad, she was only 40 ;_; My thoughts are with her family.
She did so much in the industry, so a short overview of her vast talents.
She voiced Soi Fan in Bleach.
The main girl in Air and another girl in Aria... my bro is going to be so depressed tomorrow.
Rosette from Chrno Crusade, amazing performance.
Hikaru from Hikaru no Go, that adds a lot of meaning to that series, I never realized she did this one too.
Hm, name doesn't ring any bells. Let's check her roles to see who she is.
*checks her roles*
Oh god no! You have to be kidding me? She was great as Athena, Amber and many other characters. Especially as Misuzu. If I decide to ever rewatch Air again, that'll be even more reason to bawl my eyes out (as if there wasn't enough of that already).
1 Impact on Impact on industry both the anime and Original Manga had
2 TV Ratings in Japan [ Gross for movies Unit sales for OVAs 3 Manga Ka of the Sourcework
4 how loyal the anime stayed to its source how well the compare to other big name in its genre
5 Seiyuu casting [ how many i know by voice i use the royal I here ]
6 Impact on General Pop Culture in Japan and the West 7 Impact on Otaku Culture in Japan and the West
8 Music[ Instrumentation]
9 merchandise sales
10 art style 11 Studio who produced the anime[ and what thay have done for the industry]
youko from tactics
utena from Revolutionary Girl Utena
merril from rune soldier
fuyuki from sgt frog
miu from History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi
Mariko from elfen lied
Chiriko from Fushigi Yuugi
Rosette from Chrno Crusade
Girl from the Illusionary World from clannad
soi fon from bleach
sugar from A Little Snow Fairy Sugar
& Misuzu Kamio from air "...Goal."