Wednesday, November 11, 2009

In Memoriam: Veronika Aryana Neugebauer

On October 11th, 2009, the voice of Sailor Jupiter in the German dub of Sailor Moon, passed away suddenly. She was only 40 years old. She had played many roles in German dubs of anime, including Ash Ketchum from Pokemon, Naga the Serpent from Slayers, Dr. Atsuki Chiba/Paprika from Paprika, and many others. She was also the daughter of legendary German voice actor Hartmut Neugebauer. Throughout her life, she had lived in New York, Munich, Paris, and London, and learned how to act. She began her acting career when she was only 5 years old, as a voice actor for many children's cartoons in Germany. Later, she was frequently used as the German dubbing voice of Neve Campbell. In 2003, she won the German Dubbing Prize for her outstanding work dubbing the voice of Eileen Walsh in The Magdalene Sisters. Her funeral was held on October 19th, and her invitation read "An angel has come home, how beautiful you were with us, thank you for your love". She is survived by her father Hartmut, her mother Ananda, and her sister Miryam who is also an actress. She is buried in Munich's North Cemetery. Our staff sends out our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Neugebauer family on this tragedy. Fans can watch her first episode as Sailor Jupiter on Youtube (Part 1, Part 2).


Anonymous said...

That's really sad, I just found out that Araceli De Leon, the Mexican voice actress for Jupiter passed away also a couple of years ago.

Linainverse5 said...

my condoleces goes out to her family. Rest in peace and sorry to hear about that. Sailor Jupiter is one of my favorites right along with sailor moon too.