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Anisong Singer Sayaka Sasaki Announces Marriage

Anisong Singer Sayaka Sasaki Announces Marriage

Anisong singer Sayaka Sasaki announced that she got married in November of last year. Her husband is actor Sanshirou Wada. They met through the Garo series, where he was an action actor in the live-action Garo series, while Sasaki performed theme songs in Garo anime series. He proposed to her on her birthday, and they married during Garo Kanshasai last November. Sasaki announced that she will continue working as a singer while married. Sayaka worked as an office lady before participating in and...
Singer Eir Aoi to Resume Activities in Spring

Singer Eir Aoi to Resume Activities in Spring

The official website of Eir Aoi announced on Thursday that the anisong singer will resume her activities in the coming spring. The announcement also included a preview of Aoi's newest song "Yakusoku," which will be released as a CD single to commemorate her return to singing. Eir Aoi returns to singing more than one year after indefinitely suspending activities following her fifth anniversary concerts at the Nippon Budokan in November 2016. At the time, she had already canceled a number of majo...
Seiyuu Unit Milky Holmes Disbands

Seiyuu Unit Milky Holmes Disbands

The official Twitter account for Project Milky Holmes has announced that the seiyuu unit will hold their final live next February. The Twitter has also asked the fans to continue supporting the unit in this remaining one year by announcing a series of events titled Road to Final, which will be held before the final live. The first event will be held this June and the details will be announced this March. It was also announced via a fan club event held on Saturday. Milky Holmes is a seiyuu unit...
Record Producer Tetsuya Komuro Retires from Music Industry

Record Producer Tetsuya Komuro Retires from Music Industry

Tetsuya Komuro, one of Japan's most successful record producers, announced in a press conference on Friday that he will be retiring from the music industry. Komuro, who turned 59 in November, is one of the founders of the pop/rock band TM NETWORK. Komuro's announcement follows Thursday's publication of the weekly tabloid Shukan Bunshun, which printed a report of an alleged extramarital relationship between Komuro and an unidentified woman. Komuro has been married to singer Keiko since 2002 and w...
Seiyuu and Singer Yurika Endou Announces Retirement

Seiyuu and Singer Yurika Endou Announces Retirement

Seiyuu Yurika Endou has announced via Swallow agency's website on Sunday that she will be retiring from the entertainment field and suspend her seiyuu and singing activities at the end of May 2018. She explained that it is mainly due to her declining health as it piles up. Even though she has tried to under her current condition, she decided that it would be best to retire at this time. A final solo live will be held before her retirement. Endou entered the entertainment field in 2012 when she w...
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...
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...

Dec 6, 2017 4:37 PM by tsubasalover 5 Comments

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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...
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...

Sep 20, 2017 9:33 PM by tsubasalover 24 Comments

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Interview: JAM Project Brings the Anisong Spirit to the U.S. at Otakon 2017

Interview: JAM Project Brings the Anisong Spirit to the U.S. at Otakon 2017

JAM Project was conceived in 2000 by legendary singer Ichirou Mizuki to introduce the "old spirit of anisong" into the twenty-first century. Its members have been active in the industry since the 1980s and 1990s and have seen its many transformations, including taking part in the annual Animelo Summer Live festivities since it began in 2005. JAM Project was one of the first artists to sign onto the anisong record company Lantis after it was founded. Today, the group's regular members consist of...

Aug 4, 2017 6:59 AM by arsonal 5 Comments

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Interview: fhána Previews 12th CD Single 'Hello! My World!!'

Interview: fhána Previews 12th CD Single 'Hello! My World!!'

As the number of bands performing anime theme songs has increased in recent years, one band that stands out with its unique vocals and compositions is the four-person pop band fhána. Although the group began as an indie band with guest vocalists in 2012, they quickly built a reputation for expressive compositions and were eventually signed by the record company Lantis in 2013. fhána made their international concert debut at Anime Weekend Atlanta in 2015, and they have since held performances in...

Jul 30, 2017 11:15 PM by arsonal 9 Comments

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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"...
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...

Jul 11, 2017 8:45 PM by arsonal 16 Comments

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Interview: Wake Up, Girls! Returns to the U.S. for Concert at Anime Expo 2017

Interview: Wake Up, Girls! Returns to the U.S. for Concert at Anime Expo 2017

When the seiyuu unit Wake Up, Girls! first visited the United States in 2014, the seven-person idol group had just finished the broadcast run of their debut anime series in Japan. They were gaining popularity among fans around the world, but their activities were still limited as rookie performers. Now, as they return three years later to perform at Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2017, the members of Wake Up, Girls! (also known as WUG in short) are no longer rookies. Together, they have he...
Interview: Yousei Teikoku Commemorates 20th Anniversary with New Single

Interview: Yousei Teikoku Commemorates 20th Anniversary with New Single

This year, gothic metal band Yousei Teikoku is commemorating their 20th anniversary. Ahead of their special performance at Otakon® 2017 in Washington, DC, in August, MyAnimeList is pleased to interview Yui, the Empress of the Fairy Empire. Yousei Teikoku was founded on the idea that humanity's dwindling belief in fairies must be reversed in order to bring back the purity in people's hearts. It was in year 1997 in Nagoya when the Empress of the Fairy Empire, Yui (vocals), first joined with Takah...

May 27, 2017 9:00 AM by arsonal 10 Comments

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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...
Editorial: Yousei Teikoku Interview Survey

Editorial: Yousei Teikoku Interview Survey

Yousei Teikoku, the gothic metal band with anime theme song credits such as "Baptize" from Seikon no Qwaser and "Kuusou Mesorogiwi" from Mirai Nikki, was announced last month as a guest at the anime fan convention Otakon 2017 in Washington, DC. The five-member band will perform as part of Anisong World Matsuri, a two-day concert organized by music label Lantis to be held on August 11 and 12. MyAnimeList has been given an opportunity to interview Empress Yui, the vocalist of Yousei Teikoku. Edit...

Apr 16, 2017 10:05 PM by arsonal 9 Comments

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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

Mar 4, 2017 4:04 AM by tsubasalover 8 Comments

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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

Jan 25, 2017 3:17 AM by tsubasalover 18 Comments

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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

Jan 4, 2017 10:29 PM by tsubasalover 6 Comments

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