Sad news for lovers of Japanese dubbing, when the sad passing of Haruka Nagashima is known.
The Tokyo native seiyuu lost her life at 33 years of age, the product of an extensive fight against a disease that was not disclosed to the public. The announcement was made known by the talent agency Three Tree, in a statement compiled by Comic Natalie
Regretting the departure of its talented actress, the company expressed its condolences to family and friends, as well as its fans. Also expressing that his relatives carried out a private funeral service, after his death on May 30.
Her career as a seiyuu is relatively short, acting as backup characters in shows like Shiki, Idol Jihen, and Sore Ike! Anpanman. His most prominent role being the series Sparrow’s Hotel, when he was present as a co-star of the series in the role of Tamaki Shiokawa.
In addition to her role, she was part of the series’ soundtrack, showcasing the best of her repertoire as a multi-talented seiyuu, the central goal of this medium in Japan.
Nagashima’s death joins the recent passing of veteran voice actor Genzo Wakayama, who had a long career in the anime world in the 1970s and 1980s, before making the leap to radio.
However, his longevity role was as a host on the programs Otsukaresama 5-Ji Desu and its direct and custom successor Wakayama Genzō no Tokyo Dial 954 on TBS Radio for over 22 years. A brand in Japanese entertainment that is likely to last for years to come.
Personalities from the world of dubbing, voice over and television have had their games in recent months, due both to the nature itself and to the conditions imposed by the pandemic.