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Voice Actress Hikari Yono Dies

by ImperfectBlue
Nov 21, 5:53 PM | 23 Comments
Voice actress Hikari Yono died of an undisclosed illness on November 15. She was 46 years old. Her family revealed her death through Twitter on Friday, stating that she lived her life loving voice work, and thanking those who supported her.

Yono was a graduate of Nihon University College of Art. Her roles in anime included Samui in Naruto: Shippuuden, Kaolinite in Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal Season III, and Yoshino Uehara in Gantz.

She also worked as a television narrator and voice actress for Japanese dubs of foreign films and television, and was active until she fell ill this spring. She narrated Fuji TV's Chokugeki LIVE Goody! (GOODY! GOOD DAY!) and dubbed voices for the live-action films Catch Me If You Can, The Devil Wears Prada, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Wonder Woman, among others.

Source: Oricon News

20 of 23 Comments Recent Comments

Ah.. that's sad news RIP :/

Yesterday, 12:37 PM by Kap92

smoledman said:
Why do people always talk about death as a 'better place'? You don't know that.


It has to be better than Earth right now, with Corona and all.

Yesterday, 10:34 AM by malvarez1

This is devastating news. Condolences to her family and friends and RIP Yono Hikari-san.

Nov 23, 1:03 PM by CataOrShane

smoledman said:
Why do people always talk about death as a 'better place'? You don't know that.


Yeah, it's kinda weird. This is why I mostly don't comment on death news. I don't know anything about it.
I do know that it's sad for the people she left behind but beyond that, I don't know.

Nov 22, 6:05 PM by xamantra

She was so young. This is devastating, RIP

Nov 22, 10:44 AM by Danae

Rest In Peace, Hikari Yono

Nov 22, 10:14 AM by BerZzzerk

Why do people always talk about death as a 'better place'? You don't know that.

Nov 22, 9:47 AM by smoledman

4Dss said:
Rip. She's in a better place now. My condolences goes to her family and relatives.
bro she was already in a better place, it's not like she was in a depression or something. But her soul is at rest now which is better.

Nov 22, 9:02 AM by JASHINRYUU

Rip. She's in a better place now. My condolences goes to her family and relatives.

Nov 22, 8:07 AM by 4Dss

RIP.

Why do most VA seem to die so young?

Nov 22, 7:53 AM by HyperL

Rip you r in a better place now

Nov 22, 7:50 AM by Vitoniski-

RIP! May you find comfort in your soul in the afterlife.

Nov 22, 7:48 AM by Terrablu2018

RIP. You'll be missed

Nov 22, 4:01 AM by Atlos

May her soul rest in peace.

Nov 22, 1:39 AM by Haneken2086

rip
always sad when a 40 something year old dies, may she harvest bliss in heavens

Nov 22, 1:06 AM by Catalano

May she rest in peace.

Nov 22, 12:40 AM by cigare

rip. thank you for giving us such incredible performances as anime characters. you will be deeply missed.

Nov 22, 12:06 AM by amoonchildxx

deg said:
RIP most probably covid-19 victim

At this age, more likely cancer.

Nov 22, 12:06 AM by Meusnier

r.i.p and my deepest condolences

Nov 21, 9:02 PM by Crow_Black

RIP
This year couldn't get any worse sigh. Thank you for your wonderful work and your time in the industry, you will always be remembered.

Nov 21, 8:20 PM by Ikta_

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