Oricon reports that Yuko Mizutani passed away on May 17th following a previous diagnosis with breast cancer. One of Mizutani's most famous roles was Sakiko Sakura (older sister in TV anime, Chibi Maruko Chan), as well as Sora Takenouchi in Digimon Adventure.
Her most recent stint was voicing Ikuko Tsukino in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal. Mizutani's also performed some video game voice work as Iris in Mega Man X4, and the Japanese voice of Minnie Mouse for the Kingdom Hearts series.
Mizutani was an extraordinary talent, she'll be missed dearly, and may she rest in peace.
Sora and crew will ride the robot Baymax and fight their way through a Big Hero 6 world in Kingdom Hearts III, Square Enix announced today during the D23 expo in Anaheim, California.
Big Hero 6, an animated Disney film that stars a 14-year-old prodigy and his team of superheroes as they fight against a mysterious masked villain, was released in 2014 and won the Oscar for Best Animated Film.
Disney put out a whole trailer to announce the addition:
So far, there's been no release date mentioned for the game that mashes up Disney characters and settings within a Japanese-style action game, which unfortunately might mean it won't come until 2017.
For a refresher on what's been shown of Kingdom Hearts III so far, check out this E3 trailer from last June.