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Tomoko Kawakami
Birth: Apr. 25, 1970
Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Death: Jun. 9, 2011
Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolis, Japan

Actress. She provided the voices for a large number of characters in the Anime video games, movies, and television features popular in Japan. Raised in Tokyo she graduated from her home city's Toho Gakuen School of Music, got her first job in animated films as a young boy in 1994's "Metal Fighter Miku", was Chiriko in the 1995 "Fushigi Yuugi", and landed her first starring turn the following year as the title Utena Tenju of "Revolutionary Girl Utena". Thereafter she was kept busy with her best known roles including Hikaru Shindou in "Hikaru no Go", Miu Furinji from "Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple", Soifon in "Bleach", and Fuyuki Hinata of "Sgt. Frog". Possessed of a strong voice that could portray girls and boys equally well, Tomoko's most popular characters were probably tomboys like Soifon and Utena. Forced to curtail her schedule after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in August of 2008 she nevertheless continued some work until her death, her final credit being Shojo in "Clannad: After Story". Most of her legacy of about 140 games and videos has been preserved. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
 
Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Jun 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71178151
Tomoko Kawakami
Added by: Bob Hufford
 
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Apr. 25, 2014
May you have a Blessed Easter in Heaven, Tomoko.
- Mary
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
God bless. Rest in peace.
- Ohio Baby
 Added: Mar. 6, 2014
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