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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

Oct 13, 10:15 PM by tsubasalover 23 Comments

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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...

Oct 2, 1:00 AM by tsubasalover 11 Comments

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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...

Oct 1, 11:35 PM by tsubasalover 21 Comments

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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...
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...