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Singer, Voice Actress Minori Chihara Suspends Music Career

by Vindstot
Apr 5, 12:31 AM | 13 Comments
Singer and voice actress Minori Chihara announced on her official blog on Friday that she will take a break from her musical activities. She will continue her voice acting career.

"Reaching the age of 40 during the coronavirus pandemic was a major turning point for me to reconsider my future. Reflecting on myself, I began to think that the path as a musical artist may not be all of me," Chihara wrote. "To live more like myself, I would like to continue taking on challenges in works that bring smiles to people while moving forward."

Chihara will hold a two-day live concert at the Kawaguchiko Stellar Theater in Yamanashi prefecture on August 7 and 8 before suspending her music career on December 31.

Chihara began her voice acting and singing career in 2004 as Aya Natsume in Tenjou Tenge and with the album Heroine under King Records. Her notable voice acting roles include Yuki Nagato in Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya), Miku Izayoi in Date A Live, Mitsuki Nase in Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary), and Chiaki Minami in Minami-ke.

She also performed theme songs for Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Violet Evergarden, Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere), Suisei no Gargantia (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet), and Rail Wars!. As of her announcement, Chihara is signed under the music label Lantis.

Source: PR Times, Music Natalie

13 Comments Recent Comments

She did Miku's voice and singing, and did the ED for Violet, and where was me thinking I have never known anything she has done. O.O

Violet had a really lovely ED, pity.

Apr 8, 8:16 AM by Playcool

Nachtwandler_21 said:
Seiya said:
Never heard of her, but I suppose if she wants to take a break from music, that's up to her.


It's funny to here from someone who has one of the most famous characters she voiced on avatar. Or is it trolling?


Oh, she does the Japanese voice of Yuki? I didn't know.

I watched the entire Haruhi franchise with the English dub, so to me, Michelle Ruff is the voice of Yuki Nagato.

Apr 6, 6:08 AM by Seiya

Seiya said:
Never heard of her, but I suppose if she wants to take a break from music, that's up to her.


It's funny to hear from someone who has one of the most famous characters she voiced on avatar. Or is it trolling?

Apr 6, 12:04 AM by Nachtwandler_21

Really loved the Violet Evergarden ED, but I respect her choice.

Apr 5, 12:02 PM by anim3y

Never heard of her, but I suppose if she wants to take a break from music, that's up to her.

Apr 5, 10:49 AM by Seiya

It's unfortunate, I really like her music, but I totally understand. I wish her luck with her future endeavours.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go listen to the movie version of Michishirube and cry my eyes out.

Apr 5, 10:07 AM by Chiribei

fishyrishi said:
what the hell how is she forty

I thought the same,it doesn't looks like that she is 40 years old

Btw, good luck

Apr 5, 9:52 AM by Sakuta002766

Wishing her good luck!

Apr 5, 6:59 AM by KurumiSakura

what the hell how is she forty

Apr 5, 6:12 AM by fishyrishi

damn, oof. She voiced a ton of cool characters.

hoping for the best.

Apr 5, 5:40 AM by NextUniverse

So sad to hear this. Episode 10 of Violet Evergarden would have been incomplete without her song "Michishirube". Thank you for the memory.

Apr 5, 3:46 AM by ReiKiriyama71

Certainly a sad news but she'll still be around to (voice) act and here's to hoping this is for the best.

Apr 5, 3:36 AM by _MushiRock11_

sad times, at least Hayashibara Megumi is still going strong with her latest 30th anniversary album lol

Apr 5, 1:21 AM by Genocyber

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