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Animator Norio Shioyama Dies

Animator Norio Shioyama Dies

News reports in Japan reported that animator Norio Shioyama died with his wife from the fire burning his house on Thursday early morning. He was 77 years old and his wife was 85 years old. Shioyama debut in drawing illustrations to Harris no Kaze, he became a popular animator and was in charge of character design to various anime at Tatsunoko Production and Sunrise, namely Soukou Kihei Votoms series, and more. Source: NHK

Apr 13, 9:42 AM by tsubasalover 23 Comments

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Composer Yuushi Matsuyama Dies

Composer Yuushi Matsuyama Dies

News reports in Japan reported that composer Yuushi Matsuyama died the afternoon of Friday April 7 from the fire burning his house. He was 79 years old. Born Shigeru Matsuyama, it is said that he was born either in 1937 or 1938. He is one of the composers to compose music of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series along with Takeo Watanabe. He also arranged the theme songs for the Alps no Shoujo Heidi series, the Shin Kyojin no Hoshi series, and more. Source: Sankei News

Apr 7, 11:08 AM by tsubasalover 23 Comments

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Seiyuu Yuka Terasaki Announces Marriage and Pregnancy

Seiyuu Yuka Terasaki Announces Marriage and Pregnancy

Seiyuu Yuka Terasaki has announced via her blog that she got married last year and is now pregnant. She wrote that she is sorry for the late announcement regarding her marriage, but that she will try her best to tend to her family while continue to work as a seiyuu. She mentioned that her husband is understanding about her job and supports her. Terasaki debuted as a seiyuu as Megumi Katori in Onegai My Melody: Kuru Kuru Shuffle!. She also voiced Tenma Matsukaze in the Inazuma Eleven Go series, C...

Apr 2, 11:00 PM by tsubasalover 23 Comments

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Seiyuu Duo YuiKaori to Pause Activity

Seiyuu Duo YuiKaori to Pause Activity

The official website of Seiyuu Duo YuiKaori has announced that they will pause their music activities on June 30, 2017 and go solo. Composed of seiyuu Yui Ogura and Kaori Ishihara, YuiKaori is a seiyuu unit that formed in September 2009 singing ending theme song of Kiss x Sis (TV) with "Our Steady Boy." They also sang theme songs to Joukamachi no Dandelion, Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Stride Gate-hen, and Akiba's Trip The Animation. Both members were also active as StylipS members until 2013. Yui O...

Mar 31, 6:33 AM by tsubasalover 12 Comments

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Mangaka Daisuke Satou Dies

Mangaka Daisuke Satou Dies

Daisuke Satou, a novelist, game designer and manga story writer passed away on March 22 at the age of 52. He died from ischemic heart disease. The family already held a funeral for him in these past four days. Satou wrote Highschool of the Dead, which has been on hiatus since 2013. He also wrote Koukoku no Shugosha between June 2004 to September 2007, in addition to many other manga. Source: Mainichi Shinbun News submitted by kuchitsu & Tenryuu1

Mar 26, 6:50 AM by tsubasalover 94 Comments

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Seiyuu Rie Yamaguchi Retires

Seiyuu Rie Yamaguchi Retires

Seiyuu Rie Yamaguchi has announced via her blog that she has retired from 81 produce as of February 28, and decided to retire completely from being a seiyuu as well as a singer. She is very blissful to be able to work in the job she had been admired since her junior high school years in her eight years of career, and thanked the staff members from her agencies for the support. She also mentioned that she will try her best in her new goal. Yamaguchi voiced Taeko Hiramatsu in Kore wa Zombie Desu k...
Seiyuu Unit Sphere Enters Hiatus

Seiyuu Unit Sphere Enters Hiatus

The official website for the seiyuu unit Sphere has announced that the unit will enter a "recharging mode" (taking a break / hiatus) and will suspend group activities, which will take place after their live tour in summer, to prepare for their upcoming 10th anniversary. Sphere consists of four seiyuus: Haruka Tomatsu, Minako Kotobuki, Ayahi Takagaki, and Aki Toyosaki. The unit began their activities in February 2009 and sung theme songs for many anime series such as Otome Youkai Zakuro, Hanasaku...
Illustrator Torishimo Dies

Illustrator Torishimo Dies

It has been confirmed in a tweet posted by an August Soft employee that illustrator Torishimo died on February 20, 2017. A funeral was held four days later, on February 24. The reason for his death has not been revealed. Torishimo was an illustrator and was mostly known for illustrating the Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan, Kisshou: Good☆Looks, and Moriguchi Orito no Onmyoudou light novels. Source: Otakomu
Anisong Singer AKINO Married

Anisong Singer AKINO Married

It has been announced via bless4's "SAYONARA ~Saikai no Yakusoku~" digital single release event held on Saturday that AKINO has been married. Born Akino Kawamitsu, AKINO debuted in 2003 with her brothers, Akashi and Aiki, and her sister, Kanasa, in the band bless4. Akino made her solo debut in 2005 singing the opening themes of the TV anime Sousei no Aquarion. AKINO with bless4 also sung the opening themes for Amagi Brilliant Park and Kantai Collection: KanColle, among others. Source: Otakomu
Hayao Miyazaki Returning to Make a New Feature Length Movie

Hayao Miyazaki Returning to Make a New Feature Length Movie

Toshio Suzuki has announced at an event in the US on Thursday that a new feature length movie by Hayao Miyazaki is in production. Hayao announced that he would retire from making feature-length movies in September 2013. Hayao was a director for Studio Ghibli until 2013, where Kaze Tachinu was his final feature-length movie. He has been creating short movies for the Ghibli Museum after retirement. He is currently working on the short Kemushi no Boro, but it will not be completed soon. Source: Kou...
Director Seijun Suzuki Dies

Director Seijun Suzuki Dies

Nikkatsu reported today that Seijun Suzuki died on Monday, February 13 at the age of 93. The cause of death was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The funeral has since been held by his family. Born in 1923 as Seitarou Suzuki, Seijun Suzuki debuted as a director for the movie Minato no Kanpai, Shouri wo Wagate ni (Victory Is Mine) in 1956. While predominantly known as an actor and live-action filmmaker—especially for yakuza B-movies—Suzuki also directed the TV anime Lupin III: Part II and an...
Seiyuu Duo every♥ing! Announces Suspension

Seiyuu Duo every♥ing! Announces Suspension

It was announced via every♥ing! Fantasia-Show 2017 ~Lesson2 Sweet 19 Dream~ today that seiyuu duo every♥ing! will graduate (suspend from their activities) during their concert on November 26, 2017. every♥ing! consists of Ibuki Kido and Erii Yamazaki from Horipro management, who were both high school students when the duo was formed in June 2014. They also do a radio show together, which was previously titled "Kido Ibuki, Erii-chan no Yumeiro Gakuen Doki☆Doki Sankabi." The title of the show was c...
Mangaka Jiro Taniguchi Dies

Mangaka Jiro Taniguchi Dies

It was announced that mangaka Jiro Taniguchi died today at the age of 69. The funeral will only be held among his family. Born in Tottori, Taniguchi debuted with Kareta Heya under Shounen Gahousha's monthly Young Comic magazine. He was popular for publishing Kodoku no Gourmet, which was made into numerous live action TV series and TV specials. He won the 1998 Osamu Tezuka Culture Award by illustrating the trilogy Bocchan no Jidai, which was written by Natsuo Sekikawa. He also won the Shogakukan...
Actor Shunji Fujimura Dies

Actor Shunji Fujimura Dies

Actor Shunji Fujimura died at the age of 82 on January 25, 2017 from heart failure. The news was announced by his son during a press conference today on February 1, 2017. Fujiwara was an actor who was in various TV dramas and movie. He also voiced Tanaka from the Kuroshitsuji series. Yana Toboso, mangaka of the Kuroshitsuji manga, prayed to Fujiwara on her Twitter and revealed that Tanaka was modeled on him, an old gentleman that she admired when she was young, and there will be no current Kuros...
Anisong Singer Ray Announces Graduation From Artist Career

Anisong Singer Ray Announces Graduation From Artist Career

Anisong singer Ray has announced via her blog that she will graduate from being a singer after her summer live tour ends. The reason for her retirement is to take up another challenge—something other than singing. Born Reika Nakayama, Ray debuted from singing the Ano Natsu de Matteru opening theme song "sign." She then sung several theme songs for other anime series such as Nagi no Asukara, To LOVE-Ru Darkness, Long Riders, and more. Source: Ray's Blog
Seiyuu Nozomi Furuki Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Nozomi Furuki Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Nozomi Furuki has announced via her blog that she has been married. Her blog entry was short and simple so it is not clear of her husband's identity. Furuki voiced Miwa Yamamura in Barakamon, Shima Tateishi in High School Fleet, Young Kaoru Nishimi and Tokie in Sakamichi no Apollon, Chess Bell in Owari no Seraph series, Aoi Konno in Sore ga Seiyuu, and more. Source: Official blog
Seiyuu Akio Ootsuka Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Akio Ootsuka Announces Marriage

Mausu Production has announced today that seiyuu Akio Ootsuka married. His wife's name was not mentioned in the announcement because she is from outside the industry. Ootsuka voiced Souichi Nishimura from the Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu series, both Yokomizu detectives from Detective Conan, Shingen Kishitani from the Durarara!! series, Rider from the Fate/Zero series, Batou from the older Ghost in the Shell series, the Skull Knight from the Berserk series, Kuroo Hazama from the Black Jack series,...
J-Pop Band Ikimono-gakari Announces Indefinite Hiatus

J-Pop Band Ikimono-gakari Announces Indefinite Hiatus

J-Pop Band Ikimono-gakari has announced via the website that the band will take a break and each member will do the solo activities. Ikimono-gakari consists of Kiyoe Yoshioka, Hotaka Yamashita and Yoshiki Mizuno. The band is popular for singing the theme songs for Naruto: Shippuuden, Blue Bird and Hotaru no Hikari. The band has also sung theme songs for Bleach, Nanatsu no Taizai and more. Source: Official site
Seiyuu Shinnosuke Tachibana and Ao Takahashi Announce Marriage

Seiyuu Shinnosuke Tachibana and Ao Takahashi Announce Marriage

Seiyuu Shinnosuke Tachibana and Ao Takahashi have announced via their blogs that they have been married to each other on the New Year's day. Tachibana's line blog also shows a photo of their hands with the rings. Tachibana voiced Taito Kurogane in Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi series, Tomoe in Kamisama Hajimemashita series, Yakumo Koizumi in Meiji Tokyo Renka series, and more. His current role are Mitsuhide Akechi in Nobunaga no Shinobi and Shizuku Minase in Trick or Alice OVA. He also forms a due...
Seiyuu Mikako Takahashi Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Mikako Takahashi Announces Marriage

A handwritten letter sent to fan club members has announced that seiyuu Mikako Takahashi has been married for a while. The letter also mentions that she will continue her career as a voice actor even though she married. Takahashi has voiced Ayumi Yamada in Hachimitsu to Clover, Ayumu Nishizawa from Hayate no Gotoku!, Sakuno Ryuzaki from Prince of Tennis, Sadaharu from Gintama, Rebecca Anderson from Dog Days, Shirayuki Hodogi in Hidan no Aria, and more. Source: Otakomu

Dec 31, 2016 11:00 AM by tsubasalover 13 Comments

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