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Seiyuu Azumi Asakura Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Azumi Asakura Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Azumi Asakura has announced on her blog on Friday that she has married to a man not from the industry. Asakura has voiced Misaki Tobisawa from Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm, Kumin Tsuyuri from Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! series, Asia Argento from High School DxD series, Yukiho Hagiwara from The iDOLM@STER series and more. She currently voices Mirei Mikami from 18if. Source: Asakura's Blog
Seiyuu Yoshimasa Hosoya Returns to Voice Acting

Seiyuu Yoshimasa Hosoya Returns to Voice Acting

Seiyuu Yoshimasa Hosoya has announced via A&G+ Radio show Tensai Gunshi on Sunday that he is officially back from a three month break, as the radio is his first voice acting job returning. The official website has also removed the note stating his break. Despite not getting replaced on any of his anime roles, some of his game roles were substituted during his absence. Hosoya has voiced Yukimura Sanada on the Ikemen Sengoku◆Toki wo Kakeru Koi game, but was later replaced by Kensho Ono in the gam...
Seiyuu Risa Taneda Returns to Voice Acting [Update 8/7]

Seiyuu Risa Taneda Returns to Voice Acting [Update 8/7]

On Friday, the official website of talent management agency Office Osawa has announced that seiyuu Risa Taneda is resuming her work after 11 months of break. The agency further stated that Taneda will slowly resume her career while taking her physical health into account. Some of Taneda's roles have been replaced such as Kisaki Kondou in WWW.Working!! by Nana Mizuki, as well as Erina Nakiri from Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara OVA by Hisako Kanemoto. She has also voiced Mash Kyrielight in the Fat...
Animator Shouichi Masuo Dies at 57

Animator Shouichi Masuo Dies at 57

The official website of studio Khara has reported that animator Shouichi Masuo died on Monday due to chronic illness despite having been under medical treatments. He was 57. Masuo began his career in the anime industry as a key animator for Sengoku Majin Goushougun (Macron 1). He was well acquainted with Hideaki Anno, Katsuhiko Nishijima, and Kouji Itou, and established studio Graviton. Masuo was also a key staff member of the 1984 anime film Macross: Do You Remember Love?, Fushigi no Umi no Nad...

Jul 25, 11:12 PM by sevenPocky 31 Comments

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Producer Ouji Hiroi Announces Re-marriage

Producer Ouji Hiroi Announces Re-marriage

Producer Ouji Hiroi announced on Tuesday that he got married to a dentist last year. He also announced a new multimedia project the same day. Born Teruhisa, Hiroi is well-known for producing the Sakura Taisen and Chou Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru series, both of which received anime adaptations. He also produced Karen Senki in 2014, and many more. Source: Oricon
Anisong Unit MimimemeMIMI Disbands, Seiyuu Yuki Takao Ends Career

Anisong Unit MimimemeMIMI Disbands, Seiyuu Yuki Takao Ends Career

The official website for the anisong unit MimimemeMIMI has announced on Tuesday that they will disband, as well as the vocalist and seiyuu Yuki Takao will end her career after their live event on September 9 titled MimimemeMIMI Live 2017 ~Bon! Voyage!~. Her reason for ending her career is "I want to challenge myself as a woman to deliver various emotions in a different way." Consisting of vocalist Yuki Takao and illustrator Chamo-i, MimimemeMIMI debuted in August 2013. Takao used the name "Yuka"...
Seiyuu Aoi Yuuki to Resume Solo Artist Music Career

Seiyuu Aoi Yuuki to Resume Solo Artist Music Career

An official website and Twitter via Nippon Columbia have launched and announced that Yuuki Aoi will resume her solo artist activity and her new song will be released this Fall. It was a short time since her last announcement about her pausing the solo artist activity via Flying Dog record company. Official site: http://columbia.jp/yukiaoi/ Official Twitter: @staff_aoi Source: Moca News
Composer Seiji Yokoyama Dies at 82

Composer Seiji Yokoyama Dies at 82

Seiji Yokoyama, the composer known for his work in the anime series Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Herlock and Saint Seiya, died on Saturday in a hospital in Hiroshima Prefecture due to complications from pneumonia. He was 82. Yokoyama was a composer of incidental music, background compositions intended to add atmosphere in a television or radio program, a video game, or any other presentation that is not primarily musical. As a native of Hiroshima, he composed a fight song for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp ba...
Seiyuu Mari Nakatsu Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Mari Nakatsu Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Mari Nakatsu has announced via her blog on Friday that she has been married to a man not from the industry, but once an actor who used to be in the same agency. She further explained that her manager scouted him and that both of them acted as a couple in a CM when they were sixteen years old, as well as other CMs together. She was happy when he, once a cute boy but now a mature guy, proposed to her because she can sense he's a kind man. The manager and their family were surprised that the...
Seiyuu Ayumi Tsuji and Michiru Satou Announce Marriage

Seiyuu Ayumi Tsuji and Michiru Satou Announce Marriage

Seiyuu Ayumi Tsuji and Michiru Satou have announced via their Twitter accounts on Friday that they have married. Tsuji mentioned that her grandmother passed away in a car accident earlier, and she spent teary days. Satou was one of those friends and family members who supported her in resting during those teary days. He respected her regarding to being sloppy in other things while getting concentrated in work, and even without getting angry at playing video games while talking. They mention tha...
Seiyuu Satomi Sato and Takuma Terashima Announce Marriage

Seiyuu Satomi Sato and Takuma Terashima Announce Marriage

Seiyuu Satomi Sato and Takuma Terashima have announced via their blogs on Thursday that they have married. Terashima mentioned on his radio show Unison! on Thursday that they have been together for eight years. Both of them have mentioned that they will still continue working even though they have married. Sato is know for voicing Ritsu Tainaka from the K-On! series, Kukuri Yukizome from K series, Eru Chitanda from Hyouka, Aria Shichijou from the Seitokai Yakuindomo series, and more. Terashima...
Seiyuu Keiji Fujiwara Returning to Voice Acting

Seiyuu Keiji Fujiwara Returning to Voice Acting

Talent management company Air Agency announced on Friday that voice actor Keiji Fujiwara will be making a return to his career as a voice actor. Fujiwara took a medical leave in August 2016 with an undisclosed medical condition. The agency further stated that Fujiwara will slowly resume his career while taking his physical health into account. Fujiwara has been replaced in several anime series in the past couple of months, including Hiroshi Nohara from Crayon Shin-chan by Toshiyuki Morikawa, Shi...
Seiyuu Yuka Imai Takes a Break from Voice Acting Jobs

Seiyuu Yuka Imai Takes a Break from Voice Acting Jobs

Seiyuu Yuka Imai announced on her blog that she will take a break from voice acting jobs. The reason being that she has been notified by the doctor through a health check that her 3-year-old son who will be entering kindergarten is diagnosed with PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder). On one hand, she has pressure from it to the extent that she cannot voice out for her voice acting jobs. On another hand, she wants to accompany her son with PDD to have an enriched life. She stated that she will...
Mangaka and Illustrator Hinata Takeda Dies

Mangaka and Illustrator Hinata Takeda Dies

Writer Kazuki Sakuraba mentioned on the official Gosick series blog on Tuesday that mangaka and illustrator Hinata Takeda died this January from an illness not mentioned. It was also announced in the June issue of Dragon Age magazine on Tuesday. Takeda was known as the illustrator of the Gosick light novel series and mangaka of the Ikoku Meiro no Croisée series, both of which received TV anime adaptations in 2011. She also published the manga Kitsune to Atori and Yuudachi Pool in her lifetime....
Seiyuu Aoi Yuuki to Pause Solo Artist Music Career

Seiyuu Aoi Yuuki to Pause Solo Artist Music Career

The official fan club of Aoi Yuuki has announced that she will pause her solo artist music career as of Friday. She is happy with the result from singing her songs and providing her own world instead of as her characters'. She especially considers her third mini album Tokowakanokuni the best result created with the staff members,. She wishes that she will have chance to resume her solo artist music career with her creativity resuming and that fans will support when that comes. The service under...
Seiyuu & Singer Sayaka Kanda Announces Marriage

Seiyuu & Singer Sayaka Kanda Announces Marriage

Seiyuu and Singer Sayaka Kanda has announced on her Instagram account that she has married. Her spouse is actor Mitsu Murata. Both of them performed live-action stage adaptation of Danganronpa (Danganronpa The Stage) together last Summer. Known as daughter of actor Masaki Kanda and singer Seiko Matsuda, Kanda's first seiyuu job was Japanese dub version of Anna from Disney movie Frozen (Ana to Yuki no Jouou), which she received Best Actress of 9th Seiyuu Awards. She also voiced Nadeshiko Adenoko...
Seiyuu Yoshimasa Hosoya to Enter Hiatus

Seiyuu Yoshimasa Hosoya to Enter Hiatus

Seiyuu Yoshimasa Hosoya has announced via A&G+ Radio show Tensai Gunshi that he will take a short break from his seiyuu career to recover from his throat condition. He plans to return within this year. The same announcement was later revealed on his official website. Hosoya has voiced Kuranosuke Shiraishi from Prince of Tennis series, Nezumi from No.6, Arata Wataya from Chihayafuru series, Daryun from Arslan Senki (TV) series, Kaito from Ajin series, Doppo Kunikida from Bungou Stray Dogs series...
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 22 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 22 Comments

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