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Seiyuu Risa Taneda Takes a Break Due to Illness

by tsubasalover
Sep 1, 1:49 AM | 95 Comments
Talent management agency Osawa Agency announced via their official website that seiyuu Risa Taneda is taking a break due to an illness. The website also mentions that by taking a break she can concentrate on the medical treatment, which she has previously received while working but without any signs of recovery.

Taneda debuted as the voice of Saki Watanabe from Shinsekai yori. Her notable roles, to name a few, include Aya Komichi from Kiniro Mosaic, Mirai Kuriyama from Kyoukai no Kanata, Rize Tedeza from Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?, Yukina Himeragi from Strike the Blood, and Kaori Miyazono from Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso. She is currently voicing Yatrisino Igsem from Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin and Erina Nakiri from Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara. Nana Mizuki will replace Taneda's role of Kisaki Kondou in the upcoming WWW.Working!! TV anime.

Source: Nijipoi, Official Anime Twitter

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Another role will be replaced due to her hiatus after the recent change in the mobile game "Fate/Grand Order". (see also

This time Erina Nakiri's (Shokugeki no Soma) VA is changed to Hisako Kanemoto in upcoming projects.



Oct 20, 7:11 AM by SubaruSumeragi

That's good to hear.

Sep 15, 12:43 PM by TrashDax

@Zefyris: Yeah, I was trying to word it (been thinking of various sentences to describe the situation) but eventually forgot to add "not" when posting it. Thank you for mentioning.

Sep 15, 12:02 AM by tsubasalover

Damn, luckily I checked the source. This is the contrary, there is no risk of dying. And I was there starting to be sad thinking it was probably a generalized cancer or something really nasty like that.
Please change the comment, don't announce as dying peoples that announced the contrary T_T

Sep 14, 11:54 PM by Zefyris

Taneda recently announced via a radio that her illness will not make her die.

Sep 14, 10:28 PM by tsubasalover

Ahhh hope she gets well soon!!! I love her voice-acting... And we all know Shinsekai Yori's ED song is one of the best ever.

Sep 11, 5:24 AM by TragicRomance

Hope that she gets better soon and that she takes this time to really rest

Risa is a fantastic seiyuu and one of my top ten favorite ones plus she has such an excellent voice range

I was really looking forward to hearing her and seeing her character in www.working but her health must come first naturally.

Still having Nana Mizuki replace her was a great move and Nana is more than capable of taking over for Risa

Hope she gets better soon

Sep 8, 1:58 PM by Shingster

Hope she get better soon !!

Sep 5, 9:06 AM by RedChrome


Sep 4, 11:06 PM by britmiche

Get well really soon

Sep 4, 9:18 PM by RafliMaulana

Get well soon, I wish you all the best.

Sep 4, 8:25 AM by OurLittleHome

I'll admit, I didn't know who she was by name, but it's always sad if someone can't do their job because of an illness.

So of course I still wish her all the best.

Sep 4, 4:40 AM by Luppi

Get well soon, I'm sad if I can't hear her voices for one season
Please don't exert yourself though

We all love you :)
I hope she can get all of our supports.. Oh well it's not like she can see this xD

Sep 4, 2:50 AM by Ray_Light

I hope she gets well, wish her fast recovery.

Sep 4, 2:50 AM by joe_g7

More sad seiyuu news :( Hope she gets well soon! Really love her work as a voice actress and as a singer (the legendary Ringo Wareta). I wish her a good recovery... At least her upcoming WWWWorking role is in safe hands with the very talented Nana Mizuki.

Sep 3, 5:57 PM by Luke72

Hope she recovers, take care.

Sep 3, 12:00 PM by Hanane

I hope she gets well soon really love her voice, the characters that she voiced really fit perfectly, simply cant imagine someone else doin now the voice for Erina, Yatori in the middle of the season really hope all the voice-casting was done already and there wont be any changes which would require her to say some new lines again or somethin like that.
Really wish her all the best so she can return quickly :)

Sep 3, 4:26 AM by KurumiNightmare

I wish her a quick recovery!

Sep 3, 3:46 AM by CataOrShane

Strike the Blood says no change in cast for the show or Yukina's charasong album. I guess it was already recorded?

Sep 3, 1:52 AM by hpulley

get well soon ;_; we'll miss her a lot

Sep 3, 1:35 AM by Corpse_Striker

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