The actress, seiyuu and the singer Yukiji Asaoka passes away

Several Japanese newspapers echoed last Sunday the news of the death of the actress, singer and dancer Yukiji Asaoka (real name Yukie Kato) on April 27 at the age of 82 years. Although it has not transcended the cause of death, it was known that Asaoka was in treatment for Alzheimer's.

Asaoka had an interest in dance from an early age, so her father, the painter Shinsui Ito, encouraged her to attend classes at the Takarazuka Music School. He performed with the group of Takazaruka Moon Troupe from 1952 to 1955, going on to work for television, film and theater after graduation.

In the anime world it was the voice of Matsuko in My neighbors the Yamada, the one of Kitanokata in The Tale of the Princess Kaguya the Euterpe in Oyaro Nezumi no Fushigi.