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Bassist of Band Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas Dies

Bassist of Band Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas Dies

The official website for the band Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas has announced that the bassist of the band, Kei, died on Saturday at his home from acute heart failure. The funeral was held among his family on Tuesday. Following the announcement, all of the band's releases and activities, such as the new album on March 25, will be cancelled. Future activities of the band will be announced later. Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas is a band that currently consists of five members, which formed in...
Actress and Seiyuu Etsuko Ichihara Dies

Actress and Seiyuu Etsuko Ichihara Dies

Various media announced on Sunday that actress Etsuko Ichihara died in a hospital in Tokyo from heart failure. She was 82 years old. Born in Chiba Prefecture, Ichihara joined the Haiyuza Theater in 1957 and showed excellency in acting on stage and in films. Her acting continued after leaving the Haiyuza Theater in 1971, and she expanded her acting to various TV series. In 1990, she received Best Supportive Female Role in the 13th Annual Japan Academy Prize for the film Kuroi Ame. As a seiyuu, sh...
Band flumpool Resumes Activity

Band flumpool Resumes Activity

The band flumpool has announced via their official website on Sunday that they will resume activity. It was also announced during a street live in Tennouji Osaka on Sunday. It was announced in December 2017 that the band would take a break so vocalist Ryuta Yamamura could have time to treat the functional dysphonia in his vocal cord. After over a year of rest, he is well. The band held street live announcing the resumption on Sunday afternoon on January 13, coinciding with the day the band was...
Seiyuu Haruka Tomatsu Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Haruka Tomatsu Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Haruka Tomatsu has announced via her blog that she has married a man not from the industry on Friday. She said she will try to develop a family with a smile and continue working as a seiyuu. Tomatsu had been interested in being a seiyuu since her third year of junior high school. She was interested in Studio Ghibli movies and wished one day to be able to voice a character in the franchise. A friend of hers, knowing her great feelings of wanting to be a seiyuu, recommended she attend an a...
Seiyuu Yuuko Oono Resumes Activities

Seiyuu Yuuko Oono Resumes Activities

Talent Agency Mausu Production announced via its official website on Monday that seiyuu Yuuko Oono will resume activities. Oono has announced in November 2018 that she would take a rest due to a problem with her health. After the treatment, she recovered well and the doctor has permitted her to resume her work. Oono debuted in 2016. She has voiced Jun Gotou from Tenshi no 3P, Yuzu from Konohana Kitan, Aya Asagiri from Mahou Shoujo Site, and more. Her current role was Jehanne Darc from Ulysses: J...
Mangaka Hajime Isayama Announces Marriage

Mangaka Hajime Isayama Announces Marriage

Mangaka Hajime Isayama announced on his blog on Monday that he has gotten married this year. He promised that he will continue drawing manga. Isayama is the mangaka of Shingeki no Kyojin series which has been serialized in Bessatsu Shounen Magazine since September 2009. 27 volumes have been released as of December 7. The manga has received various anime adaptations including spin-offs by Wit Studio since Spring 2013. The second part of the third season is planned for Spring 2019. Isayama appeare...

Dec 31, 2018 5:54 AM by tsubasalover 48 Comments

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Seiyuu Yui Nakajima Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Yui Nakajima Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Yui Nakajima has announced via her Twitter account on Saturday that she has married a man not from the industry. She promised that she will continue working as a seiyuu. Nakajima debuted as Kanaka Amaya in Aiura; she also voiced supportive characters: Zeal from the Nanantsu no Taizai series, and female students from Sansha Sanyou, Handa-kun, and Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda. Her recent roles were Sawako from Netsuzou TRap, Mei Tandori from Island, and Misaki-sama from Sora to Umi no...

Dec 30, 2018 12:36 AM by tsubasalover 10 Comments

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J-Pop Band Negoto Disbands

J-Pop Band Negoto Disbands

J-pop band Negoto has announced on the band's official website on Friday that the band will disband after its live tour on July 12, 2019. The band described in the announcement that they have discussed their future since they are reaching their 10 year debut anniversary and have concluded that they have reached the end of their dream to create their music, which is not limited to any genre. The band was formed in 2006 when the members were in high school. After experiencing disbanding and refor...

Dec 28, 2018 11:18 PM by tsubasalover 9 Comments

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Seiyuu Toshiko Fujita Dies

Seiyuu Toshiko Fujita Dies

Seiyuu Agency Aoni Production has announced that seiyuu Toshiko Fujita died on Friday from the invasive breast cancer. The announcement mentioned that various treatments were tried but did not work. She was 68 years old. The funeral will be done privately among family members. Born in Dalian, China, Fujita had been active since she was six years old as a child actress through TV and radio. She voiced Ikkyuu from Ikkyuu-san, Eris from the Saint Seiya series, Dai from the Dragon Quest: Dai no Daib...

Dec 28, 2018 6:38 AM by tsubasalover 31 Comments

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Mangaka Kunio Nagatani Dies

Mangaka Kunio Nagatani Dies

The official blog of Kunio Nagatani announced on Monday that the mangaka died on November 25 from congestive heart failure at a hospital in Takanezawacho, Tochigi Prefecture. He was 81 years old. His son explained in the blog entry that he was in a special elderly nursing home in Takaneazawacho and moved to the hospital last summer to tend to the sickness. Unfortunately, not only did he not get well, he repeatedly got aspiration pneumonia, resulting in a weak physical condition. He also had mult...

Dec 2, 2018 8:06 PM by tsubasalover 5 Comments

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Seiyuu Mahito Tsujimura Dies

Seiyuu Mahito Tsujimura Dies

Seiyuu Agency 81 Produce announced on Thursday that seiyuu Mahito Tsujimura died on Tuesday. He was 88 years old. The funeral was held among the family. Tsujimura was in Theatre Piccolo, Gekidan Komadori, Theatre Echo, and Production Baobab before entering 81 Produce. His seiyuu debut was as the Old Man from Ribbon no Kishi in 1967. He also voiced Konoemon Konoe from the Mahou Sensei Negima! series, Deckard from Koukyoushihen Eureka Seven, King Jihl from Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä, Heiji Uzumasa O...

Nov 29, 2018 12:06 AM by tsubasalover 3 Comments

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Akira Miyazaki, Writer of World Masterpiece Theater Anime Titles, Dies at 84

Akira Miyazaki, Writer of World Masterpiece Theater Anime Titles, Dies at 84

Akira Miyazaki, the screenwriter who was responsible for writing half a dozen of Nippon Animation's World Masterpiece Theater anime titles in the 1970s and 1980s, died on Sunday from bile duct cancer. He was 84. Japanese news agency Jiji Press reported Miyazaki's death on Monday evening. Miyazaki, who grew up in Tokyo and began his career in the film industry in 1961 at the production company Shochiku, had no background in animation before writing for animation productions. Prior to the mid-1970...

Nov 26, 2018 4:09 PM by arsonal 7 Comments

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Seiyuu Tetsuo Gotou Dies

Seiyuu Tetsuo Gotou Dies

Various news reports have announced that seiyuu Tetsuo Gotou has died on Tuesday at lunch time from esophageal cancer. He was 68 years old. Fellow seiyuu Shigeru Chiba also Tweeted about the news. Gotou studied acting at the En Kenkyuujo in 1975 and joined Engekishuudan En the following year. He first voiced many minor characters in Detective Conan in 1996 and has since voiced characters such as Gowasu in Dragon Ball Super, Hannyabal, Mjosgard, and Lao G in the One Piece franchise, Tetsuhito Mi...

Nov 8, 2018 5:03 AM by tsubasalover 19 Comments

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Seiyuu Yuuko Oono Enters Hiatus

Seiyuu Yuuko Oono Enters Hiatus

Talent Agency Mausu Production announced via its official website on Wednesday that seiyuu Yuuko Oono will start taking a break due to a problem with her health. Oono debut in 2016. Two of her earlier roles are Shouuchuu Date and Ririka Ijuuin from Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo "Shounen Tanteidan" yori. She also voiced Jun Gotou from Tenshi no 3P, Yuzu from Konohana Kitan, Aya Asagiri from Mahou Shoujo Site, and more. Her role of Jehanne Darc from Ulysses: Jehanne Darc to Renkin no Kishi is currently...

Nov 7, 2018 12:03 AM by tsubasalover 10 Comments

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J-Pop Band Ikimonogakari Announces Resumption After Nearly Two-Year Hiatus

J-Pop Band Ikimonogakari Announces Resumption After Nearly Two-Year Hiatus

J-pop band Ikimonogakari announced on their website on Friday that the band will resume activity on November 3, on the day of the unit's establishment. The members have expressed that after doing solo activities, they realized that they want to do more music together. Ikimonogakari announced their hiatus on January 2017 to conduct solo activities. Vocalist Kiyoe Yoshioka released her solo cover album "Utairo" on October 24, which ranked third on the first week with 25,065 copies sold. Yoshiki M...

Nov 2, 2018 5:00 AM by tsubasalover 8 Comments

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Mangaka Yuu Asagiri Dies

Mangaka Yuu Asagiri Dies

The official website for mangaka Yuu Asagiri has announced that she died on October 27 from heavy pneumonia. She was 62 years old. She debuted releasing Hikari Mezashite Tondeike in 1976. She is well known for publishing Nanairo Magic and Kon na Panic, and received 11th Kodansha Manga Award in 1987 for Nanairo Magic. Not just shoujo manga, she also published BL manga and novels. Source: Comic Natalie

Nov 2, 2018 1:00 AM by tsubasalover 4 Comments

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Mangaka U.G.E Dies

Mangaka U.G.E Dies

The Web Comic Ganma official website has announced that mangaka U.G.E died in the morning of October 23 from acute heart failure. He was 44 years old. His family also announced via his official Twitter with a wish that the fans to think about his works sometimes. U.G.E won Dragon Age's Newcomer Autumn Festa 2009 for 8.1: Yamada Yuusuke Gekijou as best new manga. He also drew art to manga adaptation to Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito anime movie series and Macross Plus: TAC Name. As Ugeppa, he drew...

Nov 1, 2018 1:59 AM by tsubasalover 5 Comments

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Seiyuu Kouji Tsujitani Dies

Seiyuu Kouji Tsujitani Dies

Reports announced on Tuesday that seiyuu Kouji Tsujitani died last Wednesday October 17 from cerebral infarction. He was 53 years old. The funeral was held among family including his seiyuu wife Kumiko Watanabe and close friends this past weekend. Born Yasufumi Tsujitani, he entered Gekidan Toei in 1983. He voiced Miroku from the Inuyasha series, Itsuki from Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho, Takumi Fujii from the 3x3 Eyes series, Bernard Wiseman from Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Seabook Arno from...
Seiyuu Nobuo Tanaka Dies

Seiyuu Nobuo Tanaka Dies

Reports revealed on Saturday that seiyuu Nobuo Tanaka died in the morning of Wednesday, October 17 from esophageal cancer. He was 83 years old. The funeral will be held among family and close friends. Fumi Hirano, who voiced in Anime Sanjuushi together with Tanaka, announced the news to the media. Tanaka had been active since 1958. He voiced Thomson in Tetsuwan Atom, Shintarou Chiaki in the Detective Conan and Magic Kaito series, Soueki Senno in Hyouge Mono, Dio Brando in the original JoJo no K...

Oct 20, 2018 10:56 AM by tsubasalover 14 Comments

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Mangaka Akane Torikai and Inio Asano Announces Marriage

Mangaka Akane Torikai and Inio Asano Announces Marriage

Mangaka Akane Torikai has announced her marriage with fellow mangaka Inio Asano on Tuesday via her blog "Manga Mitai na Koi Kudasai" on web Chikuma. According to the blog, they signed the marriage form and delivered it to the office on September 13. Torikai debuted via Bessatsu Shoujo Friend DX Julette in 2004. She began to serialize Ohayou Okaeri in 2010, which ranked 9th of the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2014 female section. Onna no Ie, which serialized between from 2012 to 2016, was nominated at 3...

Sep 24, 2018 11:01 PM by tsubasalover 7 Comments

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