The staff of the Soreike! Anpanman anime series has announced that Miina Tominaga will play the role of Dokin-chan in the anime after the character’s voice actress, Hiromi Tsuru, passed away on November 16, 2017. Tominaga also plays the character Rollpanna in the show, and will play both roles from now on.
In addition, Rei Sakuma will temporarily play the role of Dokin-chan in the anime’s Christmas special. Sakuma also plays the character Batako in the show.
Tominaga will debut in the role in the show’s 1,390th episode on January 26, 2018. The Christmas special will air on December 22, 2017. Voice recording for the special took place on November 20, 2017 for all parts other than Dokin-chan.