Unfortunate news is coming out of Japan with the announced passing of actress Mana Kinjo. The cause of death was given as an “illness,” but the exact illness was not specified. We do know that Kinjo was hospitalized in 2017, more than likely from the same illness, and she had been hoping to get better enough to continue working.
She was well enough to play Ui Tatsui in the 2019 tokusatsu film Kishiryū Sentai Ryūsoulger Super Sentai. Then she was back in treatment.
According to her agency, she passed away on the first day of the month. She was only 25 years old.
Source: Anime News Network
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