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Singer, Voice Actress Minori Chihara Suspends Music Career

Singer, Voice Actress Minori Chihara Suspends Music Career

Singer and voice actress Minori Chihara announced on her official blog on Friday that she will take a break from her musical activities. She will continue her voice acting career. "Reaching the age of 40 during the coronavirus pandemic was a major turning point for me to reconsider my future. Reflecting on myself, I began to think that the path as a musical artist may not be all of me," Chihara wrote. "To live more like myself, I would like to continue taking on challenges in works that bring sm...

Apr 5, 12:31 AM by Vindstot 13 Comments

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Seiyuu Haruka Terui Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Haruka Terui Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Haruka Terui announced her marriage to professional Go player Tomoya Hirata on her official blog on Wednesday. "I first met Hirata-san last August during an interview. When I'm with him, he gives me a gentle feeling. So much so, that as I spent more time with this soft and warm-hearted person, the feeling of 'I want to live my life with this person' became stronger and stronger," she said. Terui thanked her fans for their support and vows to continue working harder. Terui is also an avid...

Mar 3, 10:05 PM by Aiimee 12 Comments

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Actor Shuuichirou Moriyama Dies at 86

Actor Shuuichirou Moriyama Dies at 86

Actor Shuuichirou Moriyama, best known for his role as the titular character in Hayao Miyazaki's Kurenai no Buta (Porco Rosso), died of pneumonia while hospitalized on Monday, February 8. He was 86 years old. His health began deteriorating last year but suddenly took a turn for the worse on the day of his death. Moriyama was born as Hiroo Ootsuka on July 26, 1934, in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, and grew up in the nearby city of Inuyama. He worked extensively as an actor and voice actor—particular...
Voice Actress Nao Tamura Announces Marriage

Voice Actress Nao Tamura Announces Marriage

Voice actress Nao Tamura announced on Wednesday on her official Twitter that she is now married. The voice actress noted that she will continue her career while building a family at the same time. Previously affiliated with Early Wing and now with Tokyo Haiyuu Seikatsu Kyoudou Kumiai (abbreviated as Haikyou) since 2016, Tamura's notable role is voicing Chika Amatori from World Trigger. Her other roles include Emiru Aisaki from Hug tto! precure, and Ayuko Uehara from Aiura. Tamura is reprising he...

Dec 30, 2020 1:44 PM by DatRandomDude 7 Comments

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Voice Actress Hikari Yono Dies

Voice Actress Hikari Yono Dies

Voice actress Hikari Yono died of an undisclosed illness on November 15. She was 46 years old. Her family revealed her death through Twitter on Friday, stating that she lived her life loving voice work, and thanking those who supported her. Yono was a graduate of Nihon University College of Art. Her roles in anime included Samui in Naruto: Shippuuden, Kaolinite in Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal Season III, and Yoshino Uehara in Gantz. She also worked as a television narrator and voice actre...

Nov 21, 2020 5:53 PM by ImperfectBlue 23 Comments

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Voice Actress Ari Ozawa and Musician Hige Driver Announce Marriage

Voice Actress Ari Ozawa and Musician Hige Driver Announce Marriage

Voice actress Ari Ozawa and chiptune musician Hige Driver announced their marriage on Friday. Hige Driver released his statement through Twitter and Ozawa posted on her Ameba blog. Ozawa's joint Twitter account with voice actress Maria Naganawa tweeted a congratulations message shortly after, presumably from Naganawa. The announcements—released on Ozawa's 28th birthday—were full of affection. Hige Driver is charmed by Ozawa's carefree, "sunflower-like" smile, and Ozawa wants to continue running...
Voice Actress Chika Anzai Announces Marriage

Voice Actress Chika Anzai Announces Marriage

Voice actress Chika Anzai announced her marriage to a man outside of the entertainment industry on her Instagram on Sunday. Anzai states that she and her husband plan to devote themselves to each other and to all their supporters. She also thanks her fans for their continued support and pledges to continue to share positivity with everyone. Anzai joined the Avex Artist Academy at the age of 15 and later became affiliated with Avex Pictures. She made her voice acting debut in 2009 as Nagisa Mikog...

Aug 1, 2020 10:38 AM by Aiimee 22 Comments

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Seiyuu Kana Hanazawa and Kensho Ono Announce Marriage

Seiyuu Kana Hanazawa and Kensho Ono Announce Marriage

Seiyuu Kana Hanazawa and Kensho Ono announced their marriage on their respective Twitter accounts on Wednesday. "Hanazawa has an earnest attitude toward work, is always cheerful, and makes me happy when we're together," Ono wrote. "She possesses a lot of quality I don't, and is someone I respect." "Ono is a person who can make life more enjoyable at all times. I tend to worry easily, and he gently encourages me," Hanazawa wrote in her message. Hanazawa began her voice acting career in 2003 with...

Jul 7, 2020 10:14 PM by Vindstot 90 Comments

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Voice Actress and Singer Nana Mizuki Announces Marriage

Voice Actress and Singer Nana Mizuki Announces Marriage

Voice actress and singer Nana Mizuki announced her marriage on her official blog on Tuesday. On her blog, Mizuki apologized for the personal report, disclosing that her husband is someone she met and worked alongside in the music industry for a long time. She further expressed that she cherishes her everyday life and hopes everyone would continue to support her as she gives her voice and music everything she's got. Mizuki debuted as a voice actor in 1998 as Chisato Kadokura in the game Noël: La...
Voice Actress Haruna Ikezawa Announces Marriage

Voice Actress Haruna Ikezawa Announces Marriage

Voice actress Haruna Ikezawa announced her marriage on her official Twitter account on Wednesday. In a statement, Ikezawa wrote that her husband was Japanese and explained that she thought about announcing it earlier, but had a difficult time because he was unable to return to Japan due to COVID-19. She also added that she has not changed much personally, and intends to spend her time reading, eating, travelling, and writing. Ikezawa concluded by thanking her fans for their continued support. Ik...

Jul 1, 2020 2:49 PM by Vindstot 2 Comments

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Seiyuu Mark Ishii Returns from Hiatus, Changes Agency

Seiyuu Mark Ishii Returns from Hiatus, Changes Agency

The official Twitter account for Mark Ishii announced on Wednesday that he is returning to voice acting. Ishii took a leave of absence after being diagnosed with Adjustment Disorder last December. Ishii will resume his voice acting career with talent agency Aksent. Following a discussion with Ishii, Just Production ended its contract with the voice actor on December 27 last year. Ishii said in a statement on Twitter that he has recovered both physically and mentally, and is pleased to resume wor...

Jul 1, 2020 1:29 PM by Vindstot 0 Comment

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Voice Actress Megumi Takamoto Announces Marriage

Voice Actress Megumi Takamoto Announces Marriage

Voice actress Megumi Takamoto revealed her marriage through Twitter on Monday. Although the marriage occurred in February, she said she is now ready to share the news publicly and will continue to put her heart into her voice acting. Takamoto made her debut as Momoko Ichihara in Love Get Chu in 2006, and is perhaps best known for her role as Winry "Win" Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and later entries in the series. She also voiced a young Sinbad in Magi: Sinbad no Bouken and was c...

Jun 30, 2020 8:32 PM by ImperfectBlue 4 Comments

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Voice Actress Yui Makino Announces Marriage

Voice Actress Yui Makino Announces Marriage

Musician and voice actress Yui Makino announced her marriage to singer and actor Yutarou Miura on her official website, Instagram, and Twitter on Friday. Regarding the marriage, she admitted that while she finds the thought of being a wife "unreal," she wants to do her best in building a happy family. She wishes she could thank each of her fans individually for their years of support ahead of her 15th anniversary as an artist this August. Makino began playing piano at the age of 4, and debuted...

Jun 12, 2020 10:00 PM by ImperfectBlue 21 Comments

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Voice Actor Nobuhiko Okamoto Goes on Hiatus to Receive Medical Treatment

Voice Actor Nobuhiko Okamoto Goes on Hiatus to Receive Medical Treatment

Voice actor Nobuhiko Okamoto posted on his blog on Friday that he will rest for a month starting on June 1 to focus on his medical treatment. Okamoto mentioned that he has been feeling discomfort on his vocal cords intermittently for a long time. He was able to juggle work and treatment before, but his doctor advised getting a surgery based on the diagnosis that his vocal cords were scarring. His return will be announced on his agency's official website and blog. Born in Tokyo on October 24, 198...

May 29, 2020 7:29 AM by sevenPocky 65 Comments

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Voice Actors Tomoaki Maeno and Mikako Komatsu Announce Marriage

Voice Actors Tomoaki Maeno and Mikako Komatsu Announce Marriage

Voice actor Tomoaki Maeno announced his marriage to co-star voice actress Mikako Komatsu via his personal Twitter account and their respective agencies on Tuesday. Komatsu commended her respect on the way he deals with his work, compassion with their peers, respect for his characters, and his sense of humor in their field. They added that they would continue to work diligently for the enjoyment of everyone. The couple have worked together on numerous anime projects, simultaneously performing in...

May 12, 2020 9:52 AM by Kingsman117 36 Comments

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Voice Actress Shizuka Itou Announces Divorce

Voice Actress Shizuka Itou Announces Divorce

On her personal blog, voice actress Shizuka Itou revealed that she is now divorced. She announced her marriage on the same blog in December 2012. Itou shared the news on Thursday, April 30, but stated the divorce occurred some days prior. As she was preparing for it for some time, she assured her fans it won't impact her daily life, and asked that they watch over her while she continues to do her best in regard to her work. Her career in voice acting began after enrolling at agency Ken Productio...

May 1, 2020 9:45 PM by ImperfectBlue 37 Comments

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Voice Actor Keiji Fujiwara Dies at 55

Voice Actor Keiji Fujiwara Dies at 55

Prolific voice actor Keiji Fujiwara, best known as Hunter x Hunter's Leorio Paladiknight and Fullmetal Alchemist's Maes Hughes, died on Sunday due to cancer. He was 55 years old. According to a post on his talent management company Air Agency's official website, Fujiwara had been fighting cancer for some time. The wake ceremony and funeral were held by his relatives only. Born in Tokyo in 1964, Fujiwara spent most of his childhood in the Iwate Prefecture. He graduated from Senshu Daigaku Kitakam...

Apr 16, 2020 2:37 AM by Vindstot 161 Comments

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Interview: Kousuke Toriumi, 'King of Otome Voices'

Interview: Kousuke Toriumi, 'King of Otome Voices'

Kousuke Toriumi's wide range of character performances showcases a versatile and appealing voice—one that has led to frequent casting in visual novels and drama CDs targeted to women ("otome"). As an invited guest at last year's Sydney Manga and Anime Show (SMASH!), Toriumi was thus billed with the honorary title, "King of Otome Voices." While Toriumi's MAL page lists numerous adaptations of such otome games, his flexible and expressive acting has also credited him to multiple shounen titles th...

Apr 6, 2020 3:41 AM by Shymander 7 Comments

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Voice Actor Hiroshi Masuoka Dies at 83

Voice Actor Hiroshi Masuoka Dies at 83

Various news outlets reported Thursday that Hiroshi Masuoka died of rectal cancer last Saturday. His funeral was conducted by his family. The veteran voice actor's roles include Muten-Roushi from Dragon Ball Z and Jam Oji-san from Sore Ike! Anpanman. He stepped down from his 30-year role as Jam Oji-san in August of last year, which was filled by Kouichi Yamadera. Masuoka is also well known for his 40-year role as Masuo Fuguta from Sazae-san. This anime has the Guiness World Record for Longest Ru...

Mar 27, 2020 4:28 AM by RadiantBreeze 13 Comments

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Interview: Miku Ito Charms 'BanG Dream!' Fans at Anime NYC

Interview: Miku Ito Charms 'BanG Dream!' Fans at Anime NYC

Miku Ito is a rising star, finding success as a voice actress, musical artist, and performer over the better part of a decade. Her breakout performances include portraying Kokoro Tsurumaki of multimedia franchise BanG Dream!'s idol group "Hello, Happy World!" and Misuzu Moritani in last year's Fragtime OVA. In 2013 Ito landed her first voice acting role, and debuted as a solo singer in 2016. Her sixth single, "Plunderer," was released on February 12, and a blu-ray release of her fifth live perf...