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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Voice Actor Junichi Gotou Dies at 40

Voice Actor Junichi Gotou Dies at 40

Various news outlets have reported that at 9:00 a.m. on Monday that voice actor Junichi Gotou died due to a motorcycle accident. The incident occurred at the Shuto Metropolitan Expressway Haneda Line in the Ota ward of Tokyo. According to the Metropolitan Police investigating, Gotou collided into the sidewall while attempting to change lanes. He was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to the nearest hospital. He was 40 years old. Gotou was born in Osaka city on October 4, 1979 and lived in...
Singer LiSA, Voice Actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki Announce Marriage

Singer LiSA, Voice Actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki Announce Marriage

Singer LiSA announced her marriage to voice actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki via her official website and Instagram on Wednesday. Suzuki's agency, I'm Enterprise, also reported the news. In LiSA's message on Instagram, she said she will continue to deliver the best music and the best live performances. LiSA's career began as the vocalist for the independent punk rock band, Chucky, in 2005. Her breakout performance as one of the two vocalists in Girls Dead Monster, the fictional band from Angel Beats!, led...
Voice Actors Romi Park and Kazuhiro Yamaji Announce Marriage

Voice Actors Romi Park and Kazuhiro Yamaji Announce Marriage

Seiyuu Romi Park announced via her Twitter on Wednesday that she has married fellow voice actor Kazuhiro Yamaji. The couple looks forward to continued guidance and encouragement from their fans. Park is affiliated with talent agency LAL and some of her roles include Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Nana Osaki from Nana, Ganta Igarashi from Deadman Wonderland, and Yoshitake Tanaka from Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou. Park also celebrates her 48th birthday today. Yamaji is a Seine...

Jan 22, 7:53 AM by Snow 17 Comments

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Interview: Guilty Kiss Rocks Lantis Matsuri at Anime NYC

Interview: Guilty Kiss Rocks Lantis Matsuri at Anime NYC

When the Love Live! Sunshine!! multimedia project launched in April 2015, Love Live! fans eagerly awaited the next step for the franchise's newest school idol group, Aqours—the introduction of subunits. In October 2015, fan voting opened for a variety of subunit configurations, and by March of the following year, three trios were named and formed. Guilty Kiss, comprised of the characters Riko Sakurauchi, Yoshiko (Yohane) Tsushima, and Mari Ohara are visually represented as the darkest of the su...
Seiyuu Nozomi Yamamoto Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Nozomi Yamamoto Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Nozomi Yamamoto announced on her Twitter on Wednesday that she has married a man from outside the industry. She describes her spouse as tolerant, kind hearted, and funny. She promised that she will continue her career as a voice actress. Affiliated with VIMS, Yamamoto's roles include Chihiro Hashima from Imouto sae Ireba Ii., Chiko Shinmoto from Super Seisyun Brothers, and Rika Jougasaki from The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls. Recently, she voiced Chizuru Tachibana in Tear Studio's April 20...
Seiyuu Haruka Yoshimura Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Haruka Yoshimura Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Haruka Yoshimura announced on her official blog on Wednesday that she has gotten married to professional baseball player Shogo Noda, who is a pitcher for the Saitama Seibu Lions. Yoshimura is a fan of the Lions and describes her husband as a kind person who is appreciative. She also thanked everyone for the support. Yoshimura is affiliated with I'm Enterprise. Her roles include Ema Yasuhara from Shirobako, Mika Jougasaki from The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Nono Natsume from Urara Meiroc...
Voice Actress Aya Suzaki Marries Writer Takashi Ifukube

Voice Actress Aya Suzaki Marries Writer Takashi Ifukube

Voice actress Aya Suzaki and writer Takashi Ifukube announced on their Twitter accounts on Tuesday that they have gotten married. Suzaki is affiliated with I'm Enterprise. Some of her roles include Mako Mankanshoku from Kill la Kill, Tamako Kitashirakawa from Tamako Market, and Minami Nitta from The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls. She also voiced herself in Suzakinishi The Animation, which adapted a radio program she recorded with fellow voice actress Asuka Nishi. Ifukube has penned scripts for ani...
Voice Actress Rei Matsuzaki Announces Marriage

Voice Actress Rei Matsuzaki Announces Marriage

Voice actress Rei Matsuzaki announced on her Twitter on Tuesday that she has married someone from outside of the industry. She and her husband are fans of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows baseball team, and Matsuzaki commented that they enjoy attending games together and "80%" of their conversations revolve around the hobby. The voice actress will continue her career and plans to create a happy and warm family. Affiliated with Mausu Promotion talent agency, Matsuzaki's notable role is voicing Kirari Mo...
Voice Actress Juri Kimura Announces Marriage and Childbirth

Voice Actress Juri Kimura Announces Marriage and Childbirth

Voice actress Juri Kimura announced on her Twitter on Monday that she is now married and has given birth to her first child. She thanked her fans and the staff at her agency Haikyou for their support, and said she will continue her voice acting career. Kimura is best known for her role as Aoi Miyamori in Shirobako, who she will continue to voice in the February 2020 Shirobako Movie. Her other roles include Minami Wakaba in Monster Strike and Lefiya Vidris in Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Mac...
Voice Actors Sayaka Senbongi and Tasuku Hatanaka Announce Marriage

Voice Actors Sayaka Senbongi and Tasuku Hatanaka Announce Marriage

Voice actors Sayaka Senbongi and Tasuku Hatanaka announced on Sunday that they are now married. In statements published by their respective talent agencies, I'm Enterprise and Ken Production, the actors thanked everyone for their support and promised to continue devoting themselves to their work. Senbongi and Hatanaka co-star in Koutetsujou no Kabaneri and its sequel film as Mumei and Ikoma. In congratulatory comments on social networking sites, fans have dubbed their union the "Kabaneri Marria...

Dec 29, 2019 2:15 PM by ImperfectBlue 20 Comments

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Voice Actor Mark Ishii Goes on Indefinite Hiatus Due to Adjustment Disorder

Voice Actor Mark Ishii Goes on Indefinite Hiatus Due to Adjustment Disorder

Talent agency Just Production Inc. announced on Friday that it ended its contract with voice actor Mark Ishii so that he may receive treatment for adjustment disorder. Ishii's voice acting career is on indefinite hiatus while he recovers. In a statement on Twitter, Ishii explained that he began experiencing high amounts of stress and panic around November and was diagnosed with adjustment disorder in December. After discussing the matter with his doctors and Just Production, it was determined th...

Dec 29, 2019 1:23 PM by ImperfectBlue 9 Comments

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Seiyuu Rika Tachibana Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Rika Tachibana Announces Marriage

Voice Actress Rika Tachibana announced on her Twitter on Saturday that she had gotten married to the professional baseball player Kenya Wakatsuki, who is a catcher for the Orix Buffaloes. In her announcement, she thanked everyone for their support and added that she will continue to work hard in her career and grow as a person. Tachibana is affiliated with the PUGNUS talent agency and she is notable for her role as Sae Kobayakawa in The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls. Some of her other roles includ...

Dec 28, 2019 8:55 AM by Sakana-san 2 Comments

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Seiyuu Tatsuya Tokutake Announces Retirement

Seiyuu Tatsuya Tokutake Announces Retirement

Tatsuya Tokutake announced on Sunday that he will leave the talent agency With Line and suspend all of his seiyuu activities on December 31. He did not specify the reason for his retirement in his final statement, but thanked everyone for supporting him. Tokutake also apologized to the fans for not living up to their expectations. Tokutake made his major debut in 2017 casting as Ryouta Suzui in the Kakegurui TV anime, in which he reprised his role for the sequel Kakegurui×× that premiered in Win...

Dec 3, 2019 1:23 PM by Sakana-san 10 Comments

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Voice Actor Makio Inoue Dies

Voice Actor Makio Inoue Dies

The official website of the talent agency Aoni Production announced on Monday that voice actor Makio Inoue died on November 29 due to worsening angina. He was 80 years old. Inoue was born in November 1938 in Yamanashi Prefecture. His first voice acting role was a small part in Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy) in 1963. He is best known for his roles as Captain Herlock in numerous anime from 1978 to 1998 and Goemon Ishiwaka XIII in the Lupin III franchise between 1977 and 2012. Inoue was the second voice...

Dec 2, 2019 9:06 PM by Vindstot 11 Comments

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