Renowned voice actress Ichijo Miyuki has sadly passed away due to multiple organ failure, as confirmed by her agency on October 24th.
The 76-year-old talent hailed from Iwate started her career as a singer before successfully venturing into the world of voice acting. Throughout her career, Ichijo breathed life into a host of characters from various popular anime series, including "YAWARA!" and "Golden Kamuy".
Perhaps one of her most recognized roles was in the beloved anime "Detective Conan", where she lent her voice to the dynamic FBI agent, Jodie Starling. This role cemented her place in the hearts of millions of anime enthusiasts worldwide. Each character she voiced was infused with her unique charm, leaving an indelible mark on the anime industry.
Her co-star in "Detective Conan", Yamaguchi Kappei, who himself is widely celebrated for his portrayal of Kudo Shinichi, conveyed his heartfelt condolences on his social media. He wrote, "I will always remember Miyuki-san's infectious laughter that filled rehearsal rooms, studios, and even casual gatherings. She extended her love and warmth not just to me, but also to my family. Thank you so much for your great work. I will miss you...My sincere condolence."
As the world mourns the loss of this accomplished artist, her legacy remains alive in each character she voiced during her illustrious career. Her beautiful performances and iconic roles will forever echo within the hallowed halls of the anime industry, ensuring that Ichijo Miyuki's memory continues to inspire future generations of voice actors.