It is Cult Faction’s sad duty to report that Sei Ashina has passed away at the aged of 36 years old after taking her own life. She was found dead in her Tokyo apartment Monday by her brother. Her agency Horipro confirmed the news.
She debuted in the the 2002 television series The Tail of Happiness, but was best known for her role as Hime in Kamen Rider Hibiki. She also appeared in Nanase: The Psychic Wanderers, Aibo: Tokyo Detective Duo, The Emperor’s Cook, Daisy Luck, Hand of God, Theseus no fune (Ship of Theseus) and AI Hokai (AI Amok). She provided the voice for the character Emily Thorne in the Japanese-language version of the 2011 American series Revenge.