What happened to Princess Comet, Yumiko Kokonoe, the Japanese actress from the series Comet-San?

The news of the death of Princess Comet, a character played by Japanese actress Yumiko Kokonoe, started circulating on social media.

56 years ago, the first episode of one of the most beloved and popular doramas aired its first episode of “Princess Comet.” It was a television series that premiered in Japan in 1967 and significantly impacted the world’s entertainment scene in the 1970s and 1980s.

What became of Princess Comet?

Although the series began in black and white and featured constant changes in characters and situations, it managed to captivate the audience worldwide, possibly even more than in its country of origin.

The series was developed in Japan with local characters and traditions, but the phenomenon of “Princess Comet” worldwide was so great that reruns of its episodes continued for decades.

Despite the initial changes and criticisms, “Princess Comet” became one of the television programs that left an indelible mark in the memory of those who grew up watching it.

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Princess Comet today

"Princess Comet" left its mark on the Mexican public
Princess Comet left its mark on the public.

Miss Comet, a character played by Japanese actress Yumiko Kokonoe, was born on March 21, 1946, and is currently 77.

A couple of years ago, news circulated that the actress had died, but in the end, it turned out to be fake news.

Her most prominent role was that of the protagonist of “Comet-San,” which was filmed by Tokyo Broadcasting Corporation, and 79 episodes were produced between 1967 and 1968.