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VA Ogata Megumi Recovers From Depression

by dtshyk
May 14, 2009 2:32 AM | 16 Comments
Ogata Megumi confessed in her e-mail magazine that she had been in depression for one month. After she finished a live concert tour last March, she fell into a state of lethargy. She completely lost appetite, suffered from insomnia, and had no motivation to do anything other than crouching on the floor.

She recovered from the state of depression by reading a book on stress-handling. She realized she had accepted excessive amount of works to comply with others' expectations and gone against her own principle that "the quality of her performances" and "her own will to do the job" have the highest priority. She stopped taking on jobs aggressively and started to have more passiveness in her life.

Source: Ogata's mail magazine

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I adore her. Of course, everyone knows Shinji-kun, but she's done many many other wonderful characters, too. Sailor Uranus in Sailor Moon, Naoi-kun a.k.a. CHRIST in Angel Beats!, Yukito/Yue-sama in Cardcaptor Sakura, etc.

I think she also has a lovely voice, YouTube Sailor Uranus's image song, "Kaze ni Naritai." It's almost Takarazuka level for me. ;3

Anyway, omedetou, Ogata-san, for feeling better. Best wishes!

Sep 2, 2010 8:27 PM by CakeRabbit

^
Thank you! That made me feel good, loL!

Sep 1, 2010 10:10 PM by shakeyourpup45

(I'm gonna come across as a major fangirl in this post, but screw it, I am. :P)

It sounds like Anno's personality is rubbing off on her...

But seriously, that really sucks. I'm glad to hear she's doing better, I have such high respect and love for Aniki. >_< Depression is absolutely horrible, chronic (eg: clinical) or otherwise, it's really something that nobody should have to suffer from...

(And it sounds as if this http://zepy.momotato.com/2009/07/07/ogata-megumi-on-evangelion-voice-acting/ raised her spirits some, I hope?)

Take it easy Ogata-san, we all love you and are all cheering for you~!

Aug 2, 2010 9:37 PM by SailorStarDust

I can miss so much

*Wipes eyes* Good Job Ogata, Good Job....

Mar 2, 2010 9:17 AM by shakeyourpup45

I'm glad she's alright again. Definitely looking forward to her future works!! ^=^

Feb 28, 2010 3:04 AM by Jen9204

Oh, i feel sorry for her, but good thing that she came back to her feet. Lover her voice! Ganbatte, Ogata-san! There are many, many fans who support you! And i hope, she will do more anime work again. Miss her voice acting...^^

Nov 22, 2009 11:40 AM by shiroi-ookami

Don't give up, Megumi! All of your 110 million fans are cheering for you~!

May 16, 2009 5:53 PM by Boco

Oh well, at least she's come out of it and has upheld her principles. You go girl.

May 16, 2009 4:43 AM by LolitaDecay

Kraker2k said:
Good for her?

I'm seeing some kind of irony here when she is the VA for Ikari Shinji.

Yeah, me too.

I'm glad she's fine now.

May 15, 2009 10:50 PM by amayadori

Aurakira said:
Kraker2k said:
I'm seeing some kind of irony here when she is the VA for Ikari Shinji.


same here

Well, good that she is active again


Strangely, that's what I thought to..

May 15, 2009 1:08 AM by Kira01

Good thing she's back on her feet now.

May 14, 2009 7:17 PM by BlackAssassin

I am glad she is fine now I love her voice

May 14, 2009 5:55 PM by Hamel

Aurakira said:
Kraker2k said:
I'm seeing some kind of irony here when she is the VA for Ikari Shinji.


same here

Well, good that she is active again


I feel exactly the same, Shinji VA

May 14, 2009 7:47 AM by StriderMS

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Source: Mainichi

May 14, 2009 7:13 AM by dtshyk

Kraker2k said:
I'm seeing some kind of irony here when she is the VA for Ikari Shinji.


same here

Well, good that she is active again

May 14, 2009 6:37 AM by auraMAL

Good for her?

I'm seeing some kind of irony here when she is the VA for Ikari Shinji.

May 14, 2009 5:09 AM by Kraker2k

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