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Seiyuu Unit Earth Star Dream Enters Hiatus

Seiyuu Unit Earth Star Dream Enters Hiatus

The official website for the seiyuu unit Earth Star Dream has announced that the unit will cease activity and enter an indefinite hiatus after the concert held on December 29, which was originally a graduation concert for the two members Arisa Aihara and Maria Tanijiri. It was announced that Aihara and Tanijiri will leave the unit on Thursday so that they can "progress on the new road." The rest of the members, Kanon Takao, Hikaru Koide, and Eri Sogabe, will continue with their solo activities...
Script Writer Michiru Shimada Dies

Script Writer Michiru Shimada Dies

The daughter of script writer Michiru Shimada has announced via her Twitter account that her mother died on Friday from a sickness she had since last year. She was 58 years old. Shimada worked on scripts for many anime series, such as Dr. Slump: Arale-chan, One Piece, Detective Conan, Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan, Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000%, the Little Busters series, and Little Witch Academia (TV). Source: Shimada's Twitter

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Seiyuu Yoshihisa Kawahara and Kaori Sadohara Announce Marriage

Seiyuu Yoshihisa Kawahara and Kaori Sadohara Announce Marriage

Seiyuu Yoshihisa Kawahara has announced via the Sekaijuu no Meikyuu game series' 10th anniversary event on Wednesday that he has been married to Kaori Sadohara. This was also announced via Sadohara's blog last Wednesday. Kawahara mentioned that he never thought of marrying until Sadohara taught him about the happiness of living and laughing together. Sadohara mentioned that even though Kawahara is her senpai, he has been nice to her without being in a senpai-kouhai relationship, and also talked...
Seiyuu Tooru Ookawa Enters Hiatus

Seiyuu Tooru Ookawa Enters Hiatus

Mausu Production has released a press on Saturday announcing that seiyuu Tooru Ookawa will enter indefinite hiatus due to a sickness not mentioned. Ookawa voiced various roles such as Mattalast Balory from Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra, Arawn from Tears to Tiara, Albert Heinrich from 009 Re:Cyborg, Toshio Ozaki from Shiki and more. His recent roles are Masachika Kouda from the 3-gatsu no Lion series, Keiji Hase from Youkai Apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou, Sengoku from the One Piece franchi...
Band flumpool Enters Hiatus

Band flumpool Enters Hiatus

The band flumpool has announced via their official website on Wednesday that the band will enter an indefinite hiatus. The vocalist Ryuta Yamamura mentioned that his throat didn't feel well during flumpool's 8th 2017 tour "Re:image" on December 3, and later learned that he has been diagnosed with functional dysphonia in his vocal chord. The band has decided to cancel upcoming concerts as well as enter a hiatus so Yamamura can rest. flumpool is a band from Osaka that had their debut in 2007. The...
Seiyuu Kohei Kiyasu Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Kohei Kiyasu Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Kohei Kiyasu briefly announced via his Twitter account on Sunday that he married and recently became a father. His Instagram account also has a photo of him holding his baby son. Kiyasu has voiced Ippo Makunouchi from the Hajime no Ippo series, Kaoru Kaidou from the Prince of Tennis series, Soushi Minashiro from the Soukyuu no Fafner series, Daichi Fuwa from Whistle!, Nobu Andou from Capeta, Kazuhiko Aikawa from Dear Boys, and more. Source: Kiyasu's Twitter and Instagram via Otakomu
Seiyuu Kaori Shimizu Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Kaori Shimizu Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Kaori Shimizu announced via her blog on Wednesday that she married a man unrelated to the industry. She also announced that she will continue working as voice actress. Shimizu has voiced Signum from the Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha series, Noriko Nijou from the Maria-sama ga Miteru series, Nonoha Itou from the Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle series, Akira Takano from School Rumble, Lain Iwakura from Serial Experiments Lain, Keiko Sasahara from the Genshiken series, and more. Source: Shimizu's bl...
Mangaka Nobuhiro Watsuki Charged and New 'Rurouni Kenshi' Manga Series to Enter Hiatus

Mangaka Nobuhiro Watsuki Charged and New 'Rurouni Kenshi' Manga Series to Enter Hiatus

Shueisha has announced that mangaka Nobuhiro Watsuki (born Nobuhiko Nishiwaki) is charged for violating the Child Prostitution and Pornography Law and is currently sending the papers pertaining to the case to the Public Prosecutors Office. The previously announced Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Hokkaido-hen will enter a hiatus as a result. The violation hurts the publisher badly and the mangaka, admitting the charge of having multiple DVDs of displaying nudes of early teens, deeply r...
Seiyuu Hiromi Tsuru Dies [Update 11/17]

Seiyuu Hiromi Tsuru Dies [Update 11/17]

News reports have announced that seiyuu Hiromi Tsuru has been found dead in a car at a highway on Thursday night. The police is currently investigating the cause of her death, as she was reported to be found unconscious with her seat belt and hazard light on. She died at the age of 57. As a seiyuu, actress, and narrator, Tsuru began her entertainment career when she entered Himawari Theatre Group in second grade alongside her sister. She has voiced characters such as Dokin-chan from the Sore Ike...
Vocalist of MYTH & ROID Graduates From the Unit

Vocalist of MYTH & ROID Graduates From the Unit

The official website for anisong unit MYTH & ROID has announced that the first generation vocalist, Mayu, has graduated from the unit as of Monday. She will be aiming for a solo career. The new vocalist will be KIHOW, who is a kikoku shijo (returning from living abroad) with a "rainbow-colored voice." MYTH & ROID is an unit consisting of vocalist Mayu and music producer Tom-H@ck. They have performed theme songs for Bubuki Buranki, Overlord, Overlord First Movie, Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Sei...
Seiyuu Aki Toyosaki Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Aki Toyosaki Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Aki Toyosaki has announced via her radio show and later on her blog on Thursday that she married a man not from the industry. She thanked everyone for the support because there will be no current her without the fans and stated that she will continue to spread the appreciation through her singing and voice acting. Toyosaki has voiced various well known roles such as Yui Hirasawa from the K-On! series, Chiyuri Kurashima from the Accel World series, Tomo Yamanobe from the Seikon no Qwaser s...
Mangaka Enaga Takabatake Dies

Mangaka Enaga Takabatake Dies

Japan Cartoonists Association announced on Friday that mangaka Enaga Takabatake died on August 21 from a stroke. He was 29 years old. A funeral was held by his family on August 24. Takabatake is the author of Latin, Zelbesty, Godspeed, and more. On August 4, Takabatake tweeted that he went for a medical checkup and had no problem. Source: Sport Houchi

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Seiyuu Ryuuji Saikachi Dies

Seiyuu Ryuuji Saikachi Dies

Seiyuu Ryuuji Saikachi died on Friday September 29 at the age of 89 years old from congestive heart failure. A private funeral will be done among his family at a later day. Saikachi voiced Matthew Cuthbert from Akage no Anne, Rerere no Oji-san from Ganso Tensai Bakabon, Dr. Kieda from Time Bokan, and more. The article also mentions that he voiced Hara Motoro from Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa, which it was aired on TV for 16 times on the day he died. Especially Nihon TV's Kinyou Roadshow! (Friday Roads...

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Seiyuu Yuuki Ono Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Yuuki Ono Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Yuuki Ono has announced that he left the talent agency Atomic Monkey on Sunday, and now works as a free agent. He also announced that since he is no longer affiliated with the talent agency, he can reveal that he has been married for seven years with a person not related to the industry. Some of Ono's more known roles includes Kannagi from Arata Kangatari, Shou Tokugawa from Cheer Danshi, Gran from Granblue Fantasy The Animation, Yuushin Hirose from the Ribon x Oha Suta version of Hiyoko...
Singer Namie Amuro Retires

Singer Namie Amuro Retires

Singer Namie Amuro has announced on Wednesday that she will retire on September 16, 2018. The past Saturday marked her 25th anniversary since her debut. She mentions that she will make the final year meaningful by focusing on her final album as well as concerts. Born in Okinawa, Amuro made her debut in the Japanese music industry in 1992 as a member of SUPER MONKEY's, a band which changed its name to Namie Amuro with SUPER MONKEY's in 1994. Her solo activities started in 1995 and she has since r...
Seiyuu and Sound Director Toshihiko Nakajima Dies

Seiyuu and Sound Director Toshihiko Nakajima Dies

News reports have revealed on Friday that seiyuu and sound director Toshihiko Nakajima died in a hospital on September 8 from an unspecified illness, which he fought until the end. He was 55 years old. A funeral has been held by close family members. Nakajima's major voice roles include Kojiro Murdoch from the Mobile Gundam Seed series, Haruhiko Yagi from the Hajime no Ippo series, and Hachiemon from the Inuyasha series. He also worked as a staff member, mainly as a sound director, on the Bungak...
Seiyuu Reiko Senou Dies

Seiyuu Reiko Senou Dies

Seiyuu Reiko Senou died on August 8 at the age of 84. A private funeral was held by her family. Born Reiko Tamaki, Senou debuted as Akko-chan's mother from Himitsu no Akko-chan and has voiced well known characters such as Mrs. Pepper Pot from NHK's long running anime series Spoon Oba-san. She has also voiced Toshiko Kitabashi from Higashi no Eden Movie II: Paradise Lost and Inchou-sensei from Ashita no Nadja, among others more. Her other professions includes narration and acting. Source: Asahi S...
Seiyuu Nobuyuki Furuta Dies

Seiyuu Nobuyuki Furuta Dies

Seiyuu Nobuyuki Furuta has died on Tuesday night from a ruptured aneurysm. He was 59 years old. The funeral will be held on Sunday morning on September 3 by his wife, as well as fellow seiyuu and president of Kenyuu Office Kenyuu Horiuchi. Furuta voiced supporting characters such as Sakyou from Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho, Kudou from Touch, and more. He also voiced the Japanese dub of Matt Parkman from the American television drama Heroes and was a mixed martial arts announcer with Fighting Network Rings. S...
Seiyuu Madoka Yonezawa Announces Marriage and Pregnancy

Seiyuu Madoka Yonezawa Announces Marriage and Pregnancy

Seiyuu Madoka Yonezawa has announced via her blog on Wednesday that she has already married to a man not from the industry the previous year and is currently pregnant. She mentioned that she will continue her work as a voice actor. It is also her 36th birthday today. Yonezawa has voiced Ui Hirasawa from the K-On! series, Izumi Akazawa from Another, Setsuna Ogiso from White Album 2, Rika Ichinose from Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm, Tsumugi Shirasaki from Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai, Hina Niigaki fro...
Seiyuu Ai Nonaka Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Ai Nonaka Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Ai Nonaka announced via her blog on Friday that she has gotten married as of August 21 of this year. The announcement came alongside a video released on her YouTube channel, revealing that her husband is a long-time friend and not related to the industry. The seiyuu also announced that she will continue her work as a voice actor. Nonaka has voiced Konoka Konoe from Mahou Sensei Negima! series, Kyouko Sakura from Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica series, Kafuka Fuura from Sayonara Zetsubou Sense...