Chibi Maruko-chan Anime's Lead Voice Actress TARAKO Passes Away at 63


Notable Works:

  • Maruko in Chibi Maruko-chan (35 years)
  • Kirara in Inuyasha
  • Monokuma in Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Future Arc and Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
  • Debeko in Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction
  • Pat in One Piece: Unlimited World R
  • Taruruuto in Magical Taruruuto-kun
  • Kindergartener in the original Urusei Yatsura anime
  • Theme songs performer for Alice in Wonderland and Katsugeki Shōjo Tantei Dan


Voice actress TARAKO, known for her iconic role as Maruko in the long-running Chibi Maruko-chan anime, has passed away at the age of 63. She portrayed the character for an impressive 35 years, contributing significantly to the show's enduring success. The cause of her death has not been disclosed.
TARAKO also had a versatile career, lending her voice to various notable characters, including Kirara in Inuyasha, Monokuma in the Danganronpa series, Debeko in Dead Dead Demon's Dededede Destruction, Pat in One Piece: Unlimited World R, and Taruruuto in Magical Taruruuto-kun. She began her career with a role in the original Urusei Yatsura anime as a kindergartener.
In addition to her voice acting, TARAKO led the Waku Produce theatrical group and was part of Trobadour Ongaku Jimushō. She made significant contributions to the anime industry and will be remembered for her dedication and talent.

Funeral Arrangements:

A private funeral for family will be held to commemorate the life of TARAKO.
The anime community mourns the loss of a seasoned voice actress, and her work will continue to be celebrated by fans around the world.

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