Tomoko Kawakami

Rest in peace, you've reached your goal

Rest in peace – you’ve reached the goal

Being busy and not keeping up with anime news as much as I should have last year, I have only recently discovered that the talented Tomoko Kawakami, voice actress for various types of characters such as Chiriko from Fushigi Yuugi, Hikaru from Hikaru no Go, and Misuzu from Air, passed away exactly one year ago – the same day as when I found out – June 9th.

Already being down in the dumps as it is, finding out about this deeply saddened me. She had a really wide range of voices – but when she voiced gentle characters like Misuzu, she sounded more gentle than anything. Perfect example of an actor who could bring a character to life.

It’s as if it was a soothing lullaby from the other side. It’s been a year now, but rest in peace, Kawakami-san.