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Seiyuu Tooru Ookawa to Resume Activities

Seiyuu Tooru Ookawa to Resume Activities

Seiyuu Agency Mausu Promotion has announced on Friday that seiyuu Tooru Ookawa will resume his voice acting activities gradually. He went on hiatus last December to recover from an unspecified illness. Ookawa has voiced various roles such as Valentino from Cuticle Tantei Inaba, Spade from ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka, Isami Kondou from the Hakuouki series, Nyx from the Neo Angelique Abyss series, and Ieyasu Tokugawa from the Sengoku Basara series. Toshiki Masuda is expected to reprise his role as Iey...

Jul 6, 12:42 PM by Kineta 0 Comment

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Seiyuu Yuri Yamaoka Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Yuri Yamaoka Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Yuri Yamaoka has announced via her Twitter account on her birthday that she has married to a man not from the industry. Yamaoka has voiced various roles such as Mega Drive 2 from Hi☆sCoool! SeHa Girls, Ai Shindou from the Kyoukai no Kanata series, Yuuko Yoshikawa from the Hibike! Euphonium series, Choi Mochimazzi from Tamako Market TV anime and Tamako Love Story movie, and more. Source: Yamaoka's Twitter

Jul 6, 12:33 PM by Kineta 0 Comment

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Seiyuu Satomi Akesaka Retires from Singing

Seiyuu Satomi Akesaka Retires from Singing

The official website of BanG Dream! media franchise announced that Roselia band member Satomi Akesaka will be retiring from her singing activities due to sudden hearing loss. Her doctor has advised her that musical activities requiring continuous live rehearsals would be difficult. Akesaka will be graduating from the franchise's five member all-girl band at the "Roselia Fan Meeting 2018" event held on September 17 at Culttz Kawasaki. In the future, her voice cast for the role of Rinko Shirokana...
Seiyuu Hisako Kanemoto Enters Hiatus

Seiyuu Hisako Kanemoto Enters Hiatus

Seiyuu Agency Production Baobab has announced on Saturday that seiyuu Hisako Kanemoto will go on hiatus. The reason for hiatus is that she will go study abroad. The study will start this summer, and plans for return next March. Kanemoto has also mentioned on her blog that she has been interested in studying abroad for a while to extend her view. She also thanked staff members and fans for the support, and apologized for leaving her roles. Kanemoto made a seiyuu debut with Miku Edogawa from Sora...
Mangaka Yoshihiro Kuroiwa Dies

Mangaka Yoshihiro Kuroiwa Dies

The wife of mangaka Yoshihiro Kuroiwa has announced via his blog on Wednesday that he died on May 8 from cardiac infarction. He was 56 years old. The funeral has already been held among family members. She apologized that she didn't announce his death on time because it happened too sudden. As a mangaka Kuroiwa drew the Kishin Douji Zenki, Beyblade Taisen Seiryuuden, Buddy Spirits, and Fushigi Hunter manga series. Two of his manga series have received anime adaptations, in which he did the seri...
Light Novel Writer Shirow Shiratori Announces Marriage

Light Novel Writer Shirow Shiratori Announces Marriage

Light novel writer Shirow Shiratori announced his marriage via Twitter. They actually delivered their marriage registration last year, but finally held the ceremony on Saturday because of the Ryuuou no Oshigoto! anime production. Reports have mentioned that his wife isn't from the industry and works in a bookstore. Fellow light novel writer Sou Sagara, who attended their ceremony, mentioned on his Twitter account that they are seven years apart in age and emphasized that it is a legal marriage....

May 13, 8:53 PM by tsubasalover 54 Comments

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Seiyuu Yuuichirou Umehara Hospitalized

Seiyuu Yuuichirou Umehara Hospitalized

Seiyuu Talent Management Company Artsvision has announced on Thursday that seiyuu Yuuichirou Umehara is currently being hospitalized due to acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM). He is currently trying to get well as soon as he can so he can get back to work. Umehara voiced Mitsuhide Rouen from the Akagami no Shirayukihime series, En Yufuin from the Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boueibu LOVE! series, Kyouji Takajou from The iDOLM@STER SideM, Dai Murase from Tsukipro The Animation, Kuroo Hazama from...
Seiyuu Yurie Funato Enters Hiatus

Seiyuu Yurie Funato Enters Hiatus

Seiyuu Yurie Funato has announced via her Twitter account that she will take a break from her seiyuu activity and leave Purely Monster. She has been suffering with a right ankle fracture as well as a ligament injury since last April. Due to having been working nonstop, Funato's fracture struggled to heal and she has decided to take leave from her agency Holy Peak and seiyuu idol group Purely Monster to fully rest. Funato is a new seiyuu who debuted as a member of seiyuu idol group Purely Monster...
Band Aqua Timez Disbands

Band Aqua Timez Disbands

Rock band Aqua Timez has announced via their official website on Tuesday that they will disband at the end of 2018. The band cited that they have created a stronger bond with each other over the past 15 years by supporting each other whenever they lacked confidence or when they where troubled by their music differences. They also thank all of the fans and staff members that have supported them even though they say they aren't good enough. Aqua Timez has performed various anime theme songs such...
Band Fo'xTails Disbands

Band Fo'xTails Disbands

The Japanese rock band Fo'xTails have announced on Sunday that they will disband after their live performance in August. The band members left a message explaining that after working hard for five years, they have realized there are different thoughts and directions in the group, and that it is hard to stay together. Fo'xTails have performed various theme songs such as the Kuroko no Basket 3rd Season ending, the Junjou Romantica 3 opening, and the most recent Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara - T...
Seiyuu Hitomi Takeuchi Announces Marriage and Pregnancy

Seiyuu Hitomi Takeuchi Announces Marriage and Pregnancy

Seiyuu Hitomi Takeuchi announced via her blog that she has recently married and is pregnant. Takeuchi revealed that her husband is a man not from the industry who understands her situation,and is supportive of her work. She further announced that she will continue to improve as a seiyuu. For anime, Takeuchi has voiced Azusa Sawa from the Girls & Panzer series. She has voiced many roles for game series such as Margaretta from Blazing Odyssey, Haru from Glorious Saver, and more. She is also a nar...
Seiyuu Marina Oono Ends Her 19 Years of Seiyuu Career

Seiyuu Marina Oono Ends Her 19 Years of Seiyuu Career

Seiyuu Marina Oono has announced via her Twitter account on Monday that she will retire at the end of next year. She mentioned that she was blissful for being able to make her dreams come true on voicing characters for 19 years with everyone's help. Born Hiromi Katayama, Oono voiced Faury Carat from Aoi Umi no Tristia, Oruphaliru Redspirit from Eien no Aselia and more. She mostly voiced many adult themed works under the name of Chihiro Kanzaki. Source: Ota☆Suke
Seiyuu and Narrators Taiki Hori and Choucho Kiritani Announce Marriage

Seiyuu and Narrators Taiki Hori and Choucho Kiritani Announce Marriage

Seiyuu and narrators Taiki Hori and Choucho Kiritani have announced marriage on Saturday. They also held wedding ceremony on the same day. Both Hori and Kiritani mentioned that they will continue working as narrators even after the marriage. Kiritani also mentioned that her grandmother asked if she would get married someday before death on July 2016, and she wasn't able to attend her grandmother's funeral because of her important work. She regretted about not able to get her grandmother to see...
Director Isao Takahata Dies

Director Isao Takahata Dies

The official website of Studio Ghibli announced on Friday that director Isao Takahata died on Thursday, April 5 at 1:19 a.m. in a Tokyo hospital due to lung cancer. He was 82 years old. The funeral will be held among family and friends. Toshio Suzuki, after discussing with Hayao Miyazaki, decided to hold a grand memorial meeting for him on May 15, to honor him as an influential member of Studio Ghibli. Takahata entered Toei Douga, later known as Toei Animation since 1998, in 1959 after graduatin...
Seiyuu Wataru Hatano Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Wataru Hatano Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Wataru Hatano announced on his blog on Monday that he has married to fellow seiyuu and stage actress Mai Hashimoto. Hatano also announced that both of them will continue to improve themselves on their jobs. Hatano has voiced Yuuta Segawa from Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!, Murasaki from the Hamatora series, Lindo Tachibana from the Dance with Devils series, Ieyasu Tokugawa from Sengoku☆Paradise Kiwami, Kai Fuzuki from the Tsukiuta. series, Georgi Popovich from Yuri!!! On Ice, and more. He...
Mangaka Shinichi Koga Dies

Mangaka Shinichi Koga Dies

The official website for Akita Shoten has announced on Friday that mangaka Shinichi Koga died on March 1 from an unspecified disease. He was 81 years old. Born Shinsaku Koga, he was a noteworthy horror manga artist from Eko Eko Azaraku, which published via Akita Shoten's Shounen Champion between 1975 to 1979 for 19 volumes. Its sequel manga was published via Suspiria magazine in 1993 for six volumes. The first manga series has received live-action drama and movie adaptations from 1995 to 1997, 2...
Actor Ren Oosugi Dies

Actor Ren Oosugi Dies

NHK has reported that actor Ren Oosugi suddenly died early morning on Wednesday from acute cardiac insufficiency. He was 66 years old. According to the agency Zacco, the funeral will be held among family and friends. Born Takashi Oosugi, he was primarily active as an actor since the 1980s and won various awards for his supportive roles. He was featured in the third live-action movie of the Yamikin Ushijima-kun manga, the live-action adaptation of Shin Godzilla, and a live-action drama related to...

Feb 21, 4:51 AM by tsubasalover 15 Comments

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Seiyuu Masumi Asano Announces Marriage With Mangaka Kenjirou Hata

Seiyuu Masumi Asano Announces Marriage With Mangaka Kenjirou Hata

Seiyuu Masumi Asano has announced via her radio show Weekly Moneyland with an accountant Shinya Yamada on Monday that she has been married to mangaka Kenjirou Hata for a while. Asano voiced Risa Asakaze in anime adaptations of Hayate no Gotoku, which is drawn by Hata. They also published Sore ga Seiyuu together, which received an anime adaptation in Summer 2015. She asked fans to continue supporting both of them and especially Hata due to his previously announced and upcoming series Tonikaku Ka...
Anisong Singer Sayaka Sasaki Announces Marriage

Anisong Singer Sayaka Sasaki Announces Marriage

Anisong singer Sayaka Sasaki announced that she got married in November of last year. Her husband is actor Sanshirou Wada. They met through the Garo series, where he was an action actor in the live-action Garo series, while Sasaki performed theme songs in Garo anime series. He proposed to her on her birthday, and they married during Garo Kanshasai last November. Sasaki announced that she will continue working as a singer while married. Sayaka worked as an office lady before participating in and...
Seiyuu Makiko Nitta Dies

Seiyuu Makiko Nitta Dies

Seiyuu agency Kenyu Office has announced on Friday that seiyuu Makiko Nitta died on Thursday from aortic dissection. She was 56 years old. The funeral will be held next week. Nitta voiced many minor characters, such as Yoshie Suzuki from Tetsuwan Birdy Decode, Pan-ya no Oba-chan from Sukitte Ii na yo., and more. She also voiced characters for foreign works, did narrations, and acted on a few stages. Source: Kenyu Office official site