The voice actor behind Doraemon’s Nobita has died at 89

Compiled by JUNAID IBRAHIM and C. ARUNO

The voice actor of beloved character Nobita from the Doraemon series recently died of heart failure, Sin Chew Daily reported.

Yoshiko Ota, 89, died in a hospital in the Japanese prefecture of Kanagawa on October 29.

Besides Doraemon, Ota had lent his voice to other iconic characters from the anime, including Leo in 1966 Leo Jungle Emperor Leo, Atsuko Kagami in Himitsu no Akko-chan 1969 and Baby Panda in Panda! Come on, Panda! Ota was born in Hyogo Prefecture on April 25, 1932, where she spent most of her youth.

In 1947, she joined the all-female musical theater troupe Takarazuka Revue, where she met her future husband and fellow voice actor Osamu Saka.

In 2016, Ota received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival for his contribution to early anime works.

> Veteran actor Tony Leung Ka-fai cried and hit his chest in an emotional interview with his late colleague and legendary singer Anita Mui, reports the Sin Chew Daily.

Posted as a promotion for Mui’s upcoming biopic titled Anita, Leung opened up about his admiration for the late singer during the interview and couldn’t control his emotions.

When asked what he would say to Mui if she was alive today, Leung choked and responded by saying, “Ah Mui, everyone still loves you; everyone still loves you “.

The 63-year-old actor starred alongside Mui in the 1991 film Au Revoir, Mon Amour. The latest biopic, directed by Longman Leung, chronicles Mui’s struggles and journey to becoming an award-winning Cantopop sensation.

The lead role is played by actress Louise Wong and the film will be released in Malaysian theaters on November 18.

Mui, who is beloved by Hong Kong society, died of cervical cancer in 2003 at the age of 40.

Despite battling cancer, Mui continued to give concerts and is most remembered for wearing a wedding dress at one of her farewell concerts in 2003 while singing her song Song of the Setting Sun .

“I just hope that when everyone looks up to the stars you will remember a friend who once brought you joy, and her name is Anita Mui,” she heard fans say. on the scene. Mui was known as the “Madonna of the East”.

> A journalist from Thailand’s Chanthaburi province was trampled on while filming a team rescuing an injured elephant, reports China Press.

Parinya Kesarathikui, 46, reporter for the Thai-language daily KomChadLuek, was there to document the team caring for the elephant, which was seriously injured in a fight.

While taking photos, the elephant panicked after being hit by a dart filled with antibiotics and charged at the reporter, who fell and was stepped on.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malay, Chinese and Tamil dailies). Thus, the stories are grouped according to the respective language / medium. When a paragraph begins with a>, it designates a separate piece of news.

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