Anime voice actress Sayuri Yamauchi dies at 55

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Sayuri Yamauchi

Sayuri Yamauchi

Voice actress Sayuri Yamauchi, cred­ited by her first name in the anime in which she was heard, died Wednes­day of can­cer, voice actor Nobuyuki Kobushi and The Simp­sons Fan Club of Japan reported. She was 55.

Yamauchi voiced Itchy and Maude Flan­ders on the Japan­ese dub of The Simp­sons, por­tray­ing Itchy once again in The Simp­sons Movie (2007).

For­merly affil­i­ated with Kyu Pro­duc­tion, she was affil­i­ated with the Pro­duc­tion Agumi agency at the time of her death.

Born on May 28, 1956, Yamauchi was a Tokyo resident.

Among her many roles were Lady Une in Mobile Suit Gun­dam Wing; Nanako Ohara in Crayon Shin-chan; Ikumi Kaidō, Ai Amami/Tenkai, Alma and Pri­marda in Gao­GaiGar: King of Braves, and “Twi­light” Suzuka in Out­law Star.

Other anime series included Argento Soma (as Lana Ines), Babel II — Beyond Infin­ity (Ulu), Big O (Vera Ron­stadt), Brave King Gao­GaiGar Final Grand Glo­ri­ous Gath­er­ing (Ai Amami, Ikumi Kaidô and Palus Abel), Cyborg 009 The Cyborg Sol­dier (Cyborg 0012), Full­metal Alchemist: Broth­er­hood (Sat­era), Gan­barist! Shun (Shun’s Mother), Juu Sen­shi Garuk­iba (Dah Yun and Naoki Hiura), Leg­endary Brave Da Garn (Hikaru Kousaka), Rei­deen (Ringo Saiga), Rune Sol­dier (Jenny), Shaman King (Maia), Twelve King­doms (Bishin) and Wolver­ine (Miyuki).

Yamauchi pro­vided the voice of Renee Mon­toya in the Japanese-language dubs of Bat­man: The Ani­mated Series and The New Bat­man Adven­tures. She also was Zarana in G.I. Joe The Movie.

Pro­duc­tion Agumi is han­dling inquiries about her funeral services.

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