Rikako Aikawa Replaces Late Takako Sasuga as Sazae-san’s Tarao Fuguta

Voice actress Rikako Aikawa will replace the late Takako Sasuga as the voice of Tarao “Tara-chan” Fuguta in the Sazae-san television anime, as of the March 5 episode.

Sasuga passed away on February 5 at the age of 87. She voiced Tarao Fuguta in Sazae-san for 53 years, starting with its initial broadcast in 1969. She voiced the role through the “One-Hour Hinamatsuri Special” episode that will air this Sunday, February 26.

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