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Seiyuu Miyu Matsuki Dies at 38

by Snow
Nov 1, 2015 10:39 PM | 294 Comments
The talent agency 81 Produce announced on Monday that seiyuu Miyu Matsuki died on October 27 due to an illness. A private funeral was held according to the family's wishes. Matsuki turned 38 on September 14.

Matsuki had been hospitalized earlier this year from bouts of pneumonia. In a blog post written on her 38th birthday, Matsuki expressed her gratitude to all the staff, fellow seiyuu, and fans who have supported her. "I am thankful to have been born," she wrote.

Matsuki debuted as a seiyuu in 1998 under her real name, Mieko Matsuki, in the PlayStation game Mikagura Shoujo Tantei-dan before later adopting the current pseudonym. Her first regular anime role was as Hitomi Onodera in the 2002 comedy series Shichinin no Nana.

Born in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, Matsuki was a graduate of Hiroshima Girls' Academy. Her parents had opposed her desire to become a seiyuu but allowed her to enroll in Keio University in Tokyo after passing the entrance examination. Upon graduation, she enrolled in voice acting school. Her Hiroshima dialect was used in the role as Chimo Yakusa in the Tamayura series.

Matsuki joined 81 Produce in 2002. She was a regular on various seiyuu radio programs, such as Sakurai Koubou with Takahiro Sakurai and Asami Waragai, and Cherry Bell with Sakurai and Kenichi Suzumura.

Notable roles included Yoshinoya-sensei in Hidamari Sketch and its sequels, Misaki Sagisawa in D.C.: Da Capo, Cthuko in Haiyore! Nyaruko-san, and Magical Sapphire in Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya.

Matsuki most recently starred as Anna Nishikinomiya in Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai. She was also previously announced as the voice of Charlotte Dimandius in the upcoming Hundred anime adaptation.

Source: Official site

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Jul 9, 1:35 AM by tsubasalover

So sad for her to die at such a young age, RIP

Jul 8, 2:16 PM by joe_g7

Just found about it a few days ago as well while reading up on the new season and damn, quite shocked to hear this. I enjoyed her voice a lot in the series I've seen that she starred in..

Jul 8, 2:07 PM by Arkasia

Late for it but still, just found out, I enjoyed Chuko's voice... RIP.

Jul 2, 4:45 PM by Playcool

What the!?!? i might be late on the news but I can't believe this!
I've known her for Sapphire & Anna Nishikinomiya...

Dec 28, 2015 10:40 PM by matias067

Just finished Shimoneta. Loved her Anna and other roles. I wish she lived longer. Goodbye, princess.

Dec 25, 2015 11:48 PM by d388

Honestly I'm so shocked when she died so young for sickness. And with Tales of Zestiria the X anime announced, who will replace Lailah's seiyuu in the Japanese version? Carrie Keranen in English dub aside who is still is alive...

Dec 15, 2015 10:51 PM by hinawari

RIP, we'll remember you

Dec 15, 2015 9:11 PM by comicslover

shit wished this happened after she atleast finished new kalied damn now i wonder whos gonna be the new sapphire :/

Dec 15, 2015 8:09 PM by milkcreampie

listbot said:
The cause of death was released with the permission from her family. The direct cause was pneumonia with the infectious agent being Epstein Barr Virus, in a rare chronically active form. She was also diagnosed with malignant lymphoma, which probably led to the poor immunity.

So it was a lot more comp.ex than just a crazy case of pneumonia. Still really sad, though.

Dec 15, 2015 1:27 PM by MysticLeviathan

No no no! I can't believe this happened! I absolutely loved her roles and I will forever miss her. ;A;

Nov 10, 2015 1:25 PM by TheAwesomeHannah

It's sad that she died too young.

And it hurts when she used to make jokes about her lack of prospects of marriage. Fans couldn't take seriously about her last message either, as she kept her sickness as a secret.

What pain must she have had hidden in her heart, I can't imagine.

Rest in peace.

Nov 10, 2015 8:30 AM by GohanwaOkazu

It seems unreal that not too long ago she was voicing the crazy Anna from Shimoneta. Such a great loss to the industry.

Nov 10, 2015 12:58 AM by MoeGod

God this is depressing...

Rest in Peace

Nov 7, 2015 11:24 AM by Hobo_Hei

RIP Matsuki-san. It's so sad because I already knew about her illness, and I was expecting her recovery so I was never expecting this, its really sad and shocking.
*Sapphire* - *Yoshinoya-sensei* - *Anna Nishikinomiya*

Nov 7, 2015 11:18 AM by freaky_styley

Sayounara Fujiyoshi-chan :(

Nov 7, 2015 4:03 AM by TakaMeiyo

Rest in peace, and thank you for the many hours of joy, your voice have given us.
You wont be forgotten since you live on in the characters your voice help come to life.

Nov 6, 2015 5:54 PM by Tharnok

Practically only half her life was lived...

Rest in peace.

Nov 6, 2015 7:44 AM by Maledict

Miyu-sama please rest in peace T_T

Nov 6, 2015 4:57 AM by Ray_Light


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