Lupin III’s First Fujiko Voices Actress, Eiko Masuyama, Passes Away

Eiko Masuyama died at the age of 89.

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On June 3, Aoni Production announced that the voice actress Eiko Masuyama died on May 20 due to pneumonia.

Masuyama passed away at the age of 89, and her close relatives held a private service for her passing.

Eiko Masuyama

Born in Tokyo on April 22, 1963, Eiko Masuyama started her career with the first Astro Boy series.

She then played the role of Fujiko Mine for the Lupin III franchise and continued the roll until 2010.

Her last role as Fujiko Mine was in Lupin III: The Last Job. She was also the last surviving member of the franchise’s original main cast.

Masuyama was also the original voice behind Honey Kisaragi in the Cute Honey franchise.

Her other works include:

  • Mama in Tensai Bakabon
  • Title role in Mahotsukai Chappy
  • Lady Iyo in Ikkyu-san
  • Paako in Perman

Eiko Masuyama received a Meritorious Service Award during the 2017 Tokyo Anime Award Festival.

In 2021, she also received the Merit Award at the 15th Annual Seiyu Awards.

Source: Aoni Production, Mantan Web