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A Long, Long Goodbye by riockman A Long, Long Goodbye by riockman
I was shocked when I heard a veteran voice actress,  Miyu Matsuki passed away because of pneumonia. Waaaah! 
All I know that she was voicing Cthuko (Kuuko) from Nyaruko, Anna Nishikinomiya from Shimoneta, and Magical Sapphire from Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya (Kaleid Liner was ended not too long ago after the news).

I heard that her last wish before she passed away was the wish to get married after her recovery.
Which... wasn't granted.
Sometimes God has plans we can't even understand. I always trying to accept that.

But the thing that made me struck with more pain is the fact that she voiced  Iris Fortner  from one of my favorite game, Atelier Iris 3 - Grand Phantasm  a long time ago.
And to add salt on my wound, my friend was the one who told me that. I can't believe as a fan I don't even know or even bother looking for the wiki because it's an old PS2 game in my first years of having a PS2 console (and maybe because I prefer hearing the English VA, I was a complete newbie on Japanese in that time). Sad dummy 

But because of this serie is one of my first PS2 games, and one of the games that brought me to the JRPG fandom, I hold dearly this one title.
Sadly I only loved the game, not even loving the VAs that worked to make the game has more "spirit" in it. That was my foolishness. :( (Sad) 

One of the reasons why lately I only post dirty sketches here, because I tried to do my best, putting all of my might to create this first (yeah, THE FIRST) ever fanart of the game, while facing the fact that this one is to honor her death. Lonely 
I know that my skill is not that good, but I tried my best to make this artwork.
I don't want to brag, but still I have to say that this one is my masterpiece 
(a crappy one, that is) after a long time. 
I also knew that there's many mistakes made, like the design of the shawl, and the perspective of the wings on her back. I'm sorry about that.

She passed away on 
October 27, 2015. You might think this one is a very, very late response to the news, but...
I can't hold my tears while drawing this one. I literally cried, I lost many of my energy to finish the artwork quickly.
It's just... really painful, I claimed that I loved the game and characters, but I wasn't even trying to look for the people behind such a great and memorable game. No, I disagree! 

So, I just want to say, thank you, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, for entertaining my childhood, Miss Miyu Matsuki.
I will remember your role and skills in VA-ing anime and games I loved as long as I can.
Rest in peace, oh princess. Your pain in this world is over.
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yuffielover Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018
So beautiful! Maybe you can do an artwork of Nell Ellis sometime. She was pretty great just like Iris was.
riockman Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much! I planned to do draw her sometime ago, but I'm still busy.
TheWolfBunny Featured By Owner Edited Dec 12, 2015
I remembered her as the voice of Choppy in Pretty Cure Splash Star.
Hard to believe she passed away on the exact same day when Panel de Pon, one of my all-time favorite puzzle games, known in the US as Puzzle League, turned 20. It kind of felt like a minor inconvenience to me when I got the news.
riockman Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Ah, I just remembered she voiced a character in PreCure series.

Yeah man, I feel you. Things happen in a way we don't even expect.
TAmazingRandom Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
My favorite of her characters was Anna Nishikinomiya from SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist. The show isn't perfect by a long shot, but her performance was amazing and sincere despite how difficult a character like Anna. It was genuinely amazing! And that picture is an amazing tribute, definitely your best. I can feel all your emotions shine through in the picture and eulogy.

And about your concerns on the date, it is never too late to express your love for a person and mourn their loss.
riockman Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, I have to admit that Shimoneta became more interesting with Anna's role in the story.
Seems like she finished recording before being hospitalized.

Thanks man, even though it's still a long way for me to master digital drawings, I just can't half-assing myself when drawing something I liked.
Even though the process was taking so many time indeed.

Guess I just can't forget about her and her role, this feeling still lingers after months of her death.
TAmazingRandom Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you got to see it. I'd feel uncomfortable recommending it because it's so mature, but it really is a great performance. Also, my respect for her sky rockets if she did that role right as her health was starting to decline. She truly was an impressive woman.
riockman Featured By Owner Edited Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, I was a bit doubtful to watch it because it's still somewhat vulgar even with innuendos, but I have to admit that the characters are fun to see.
I heard that she became a voice actress, against her parents' wish. Maybe that means she really loved the job.
kaisai134 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Miyu Matsuki was an amazing seiyuu. I remember first hearing her in the Melty Blood fighting game as Hisui, which role she reprised voicing for in the Carnival Phantasm OVAs. Then hearing her as Isumi in Hayate the Combat Butler. She could do just about anything. It was a sad day when she passed away. ;_;
riockman Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
My friends who loved Nasuverse also know her as a VA of Hisui.
She is often listed as a cast in many anime/game, even though she's not the spotlight.
A veteran indeed, she can do many role.

That's why I was so shocked that her death was so sudden. There's still many you can do in that age if you're healthy.
ariftrian Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
itu sayap ga ada shadingnya? polos banget
riockman Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Ada, zoom aja. Tipis-tipis aku kasih. Makanya background banyak warna biar sayap lebih keliatan.
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