Oricon reports that Mizutani passed away on May 17 after previously been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Mizutani debuted on television in 1985, voicing Sarah Zabiarov in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. She also voiced Sora Takenouchi in Digimon Adventure and most recently voiced Ikuko Tsukino in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal. She also voiced Sakiko Sakura, the older sister of Japan’s TV anime, Chibi Maruko Chan. Her video game voice work includes Iris in Mega Man X4 and the Japanese voice of Minnie Mouse in the Kingdom Hearts series.
What an impressive resume!
Mizutani was 51 years old. She will be missed and may she rest in peace.