Mandarin-dubbed Japanese anime Crayon Shin-chan, or La Bi Xiao Xin in Chinese, has entertained audiences for over two decades. But not many people know that the voice behind the cheeky and pervy title character — a precocoious five-year-old boy with a penchant for baring his butt — was a woman. Sadly, Jiang Duhui, the Taiwanese voice actress who embodied La Bi Xiao Xin passed away this morning (Sep 16). She was 49.
Facebook page Voices Income uploaded a post at 11am to announce the sad news. “One of Taiwan’s best voice actors, Ms Jiang Duhui, left us this morning. We will always miss you. We hope that you rest in peace, and may your family and friends be at peace,” read the message.