VA and singer Shoko Nakagawa (who also goes by Shokotan) had a serious health scare but appears to be doing better now.
Shokotan had been dealing with a fever (she assured everyone she tested negative for COVID) and took some medicine to try to feel better. However, apparently some ingredient in the medicine did not sit well with her body. Her throat swelled and her entire body itched. Last Saturday she tweeted to let people know she was in the hospital being treated for anaphylaxis.
The Mayo Clinic explains:
“Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. It can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to something you’re allergic to… Anaphylaxis causes the immune system to release a flood of chemicals that can cause you to go into shock — blood pressure drops suddenly and the airways narrow, blocking breathing….Common triggers include certain foods, some medications, insect venom and latex… Anaphylaxis requires an injection of epinephrine and a follow-up trip to an emergency room…If anaphylaxis isn’t treated right away, it can be fatal.”
Thankfully Shokotan did get treated right away. On Sunday she shared on Twitter that she was well enough to have been released from the hospital. She shared some images of herself dressed up for New Year’s to assure fans she’s doing much better.
Shokotan hosted the show Pokémon no Uchi Atsumaru? (translated as Meet Up at the Pokémon House?) and has used her voice in multiple Pokémon movies. She has also sung the theme songs for the anime Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Gurren Lagann, Star Blazers 2199, and Punch Line, among others. As an actress, she has played Ninfia in Pikachu to Eevee Friends, Millis Steel in Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, Mary in Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, to name a few.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.