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Maho Matsunaga Leaves StylipS Unit and Ends Seiyuu Career

by arsonal
May 22, 2016 11:24 PM | 21 Comments
The Style Cube management agency announced on Monday that seiyuu Maho Matsunaga is no longer a member of its talent roster as of May 20, 2016. A notice posted on her official blog also stated that Matsunaga is ending her seiyuu career and plans to continue to work in DJ performances and other activities.

Because of Matsunaga's departure, the seiyuu unit StylipS will continue as a three-person unit of Arisa Noto, Moe Toyota, and Miku Itou. Toyota and Itou also currently belong to the two-person unit Pyxis, which began its activities in May 2015.

Matsunaga made her seiyuu debut in 2010 in Hanamaru Youchien. She joined StylipS as an original member when it was formed in 2011 and remained a member with Noto when Yui Ogura and Kaori Ishihara left the group in 2013.

Style Cube will close Matsunaga's official blog on May 31.

Source: Ota☆Suke

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I really enjoyed StylipS; especially Give Me Secret, the DxD Born ending.

I'm still confused as to why she would leave a successful and improving career in both voice acting and singing to be a fucking DJ of all things. Like the pay is neither steady nor good. 80-100 bucks a night IF you get a gig and IF you don't suck maybe? For someone who's not big time famous in the EDM scene at least. And I mean, she's a seiyuu and singer, but she's not the most famous or recognizable person around. She cant just throw her name around like "I demand $400 for this performance...do you not know who I am!?!?!?!"

Idk, just seems like a rushed and untimely poor decision. If it's a big passion of hers or something then by all means you should always pursue your passions. But you probably shouldn't leave both of your paying careers BEFORE you've established yourself in your new one.

May 25, 2016 12:57 AM by Jonesy974

shanimebib said:
The news is not Shocking. Party such as StylipS is never meant to last for long as members left in the past as well. I hope everyone accepts her decision which she might have made in Private. Wars of debate is not needed here. Just wish her all the best.
Disbanding an idol group (like in Trident) and leaving an idol group are normal. Also quitting a seiyuu job is common. But quitting both VA job and idol job at the same time is not that common.
I believe she quit the idol job because she quit being a VA. That idol group is a bunch of VA's after all. It's awkward to have a member who quit VA that stays in that group. And maybe the mgt of Stylips does not allow non-VA's on the group. I believe she quit being a VA because since she is doing alright in DJ-ing, she (and her manager) thinks she will be more successful in DJ work if they work full time there than to continue to wait and audition in an ultra-competitive VA job especially when she continued to fail to get into auditions (assuming she tried, and the last audition she passed was on 2014, I believe) and her main job in Love Live is gone since that anime ended.

@ichii_1 Is Tonkatsu an amazing anime?

May 24, 2016 8:32 AM by crx07

Ejc said:
Taro__Tanaka said:
Here is the translation of her post ;

Once Kaori Ishihara -san , a member of the voice actor unit · StylipS that Mr. OguraYui also belongs , and MitsuruDoEi Reina of " Saki -Saki- Achiga Hen episode of side-A " of Article Izumi officers and " Love Live ! " played was Maho Matsunaga , announced in a blog that you have left the style cube of the agency in the may 20 date .

Along with this , graduation from StylipS. In the future leave the voice actor industry , thing of going to the activities such as DJ. It should be noted that the future of StylipS is Mr. Arisa Noto , Moe Toyota 's , continue to work in three Miku Ito .

That's it


More like a copy and paste into Google Translate for a machine translation. The English is all broken, and you obviously did not do any research if you think NOTO Arisa, should have a title of "Mr.".
Haha! Looks like it. So difficult to read. I can smell machine translation here.

May 24, 2016 8:10 AM by crx07

Taro__Tanaka said:
Here is the translation of her post ;

Once Kaori Ishihara -san , a member of the voice actor unit · StylipS that Mr. OguraYui also belongs , and MitsuruDoEi Reina of " Saki -Saki- Achiga Hen episode of side-A " of Article Izumi officers and " Love Live ! " played was Maho Matsunaga , announced in a blog that you have left the style cube of the agency in the may 20 date .

Along with this , graduation from StylipS. In the future leave the voice actor industry , thing of going to the activities such as DJ. It should be noted that the future of StylipS is Mr. Arisa Noto , Moe Toyota 's , continue to work in three Miku Ito .

That's it


More like a copy and paste into Google Translate for a machine translation. The English is all broken, and you obviously did not do any research if you think NOTO Arisa, should have a title of "Mr.".

May 23, 2016 8:33 PM by Ejc

wish her for the best and thank you for Fairy fencer F opening song.

May 23, 2016 7:45 PM by tsuki_shiro

Seems rather out of the blue that she leaves her singing and seiyuu career to pursue a career as a DJ. I definitely enjoyed the whole of StylipS, so I wish her decision well.

May 23, 2016 4:47 PM by LEGOF

elior1 said:
ichii_1 said:
DJ XD
That agetarou anime must have motivated her to continue: )
what anime are you talking about?

http://myanimelist.net/anime/31370/Tonkatsu_DJ_Agetarou

May 23, 2016 3:39 PM by ichii_1

Good luck whoever you are

May 23, 2016 2:44 PM by NanoKaleU6

ichii_1 said:
DJ XD
That agetarou anime must have motivated her to continue: )
what anime are you talking about?

May 23, 2016 12:22 PM by elior1

DJ XD
That agetarou anime must have motivated her to continue: )

May 23, 2016 9:13 AM by ichii_1

Damn it, Only one original member was left. (Arisa Noto)
If she left too, DXD theme songs won't be ever the same again.
Well, it can't be help. I'll just wish the best of luck for her.

May 23, 2016 8:58 AM by Rayzer

This happens all the time. One of the members or whole group go their seperate ways. But ending your seiyuu carrier is another thing. I hope she won't regret this decision. I wish her a good luck.

May 23, 2016 8:38 AM by Tmp341

She might end up in acting, I wish her the best. I didn't know she was a DJ though.

May 23, 2016 7:59 AM by Hoppy

I wish the best for her future.

May 23, 2016 5:13 AM by Stark700

shanimebib said:
The news is not Shocking. Party such as StylipS is never meant to last for long as members left in the past as well. I hope everyone accepts her decision which she might have made in Private. Wars of debate is not needed here. Just wish her all the best.



I see what you did there. I like.

May 23, 2016 2:55 AM by Kotori_Sonoda

Wow, not much roles but still, hope her new career is one of those that she's happy with :)

May 23, 2016 2:22 AM by chaosflame5

shanimebib said:
The news is not Shocking. Party such as StylipS is never meant to last for long as members left in the past as well. I hope everyone accepts her decision which she might have made in Private. Wars of debate is not needed here. Just wish her all the best.



That pun though lmao

May 23, 2016 2:10 AM by DeathSaint

shanimebib said:
The news is not Shocking. Party such as StylipS is never meant to last for long as members left in the past as well. I hope everyone accepts her decision which she might have made in Private. Wars of debate is not needed here. Just wish her all the best.



naise puns m8 :-D .

May 23, 2016 12:50 AM by Psyche_Izaya

The news is not Shocking. Party such as StylipS is never meant to last for long as members left in the past as well. I hope everyone accepts her decision which she might have made in Private. Wars of debate is not needed here. Just wish her all the best.

May 23, 2016 12:09 AM by shanimebib

arsonal said:
Toyota and Itou also currently belong to the two-person unit Pyxis, which began its activities in May 2015.
I'm aware of their unit, but didn't realize it's already a year.

May 22, 2016 11:41 PM by tsubasalover

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