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Actress Kirin Kiki Dies

Actress Kirin Kiki Dies

Various media have reported that actress Kirin Kiki died on Saturday at her house. She was 75 years old. According to the reports, she had undergo surgeries due to retinal detachment on her left eye, breast cancer, and femoral neck fracture in the past. Even though she was well, she still died around her family on Saturday. Kiki is a well-known actress who was active in TV dramas, movies, commercials, narrations, etc. and won many awards, including the Japan Academy Prize. As a seiyuu, she voice...
Seiyuu Mamiko Noto Announces Marriage and Pregnancy

Seiyuu Mamiko Noto Announces Marriage and Pregnancy

Seiyuu Mamiko Noto has announced via her radio show Ohanashi Note on Friday that she has been married and is currently pregnant. She mentioned that she will continue working as a seiyuu. Noto, having a healing voice, debuted as a minor role in Momoiro Sisters. She also voiced Fiona from Allison to Lillia, Felicità from Arcana Famiglia, Sawako Kuronuma from Kimi ni Todoke series, Ai Enma from Jigoku Shoujo series, Nodoka Miyazaki from Mahou Sensei Negima! series, and more. She is also a narrator...
Seiyuu Saori Murakita Announces Retirement

Seiyuu Saori Murakita Announces Retirement

Talent agency Crocodile has announced on Friday that seiyuu Saori Murakita will leave the agency and retire from being a seiyuu at the end of September. Murakita was the first member to leave the seiyuu unit Earth Star Dream in May 2015, representing the color purple. She moved to Crocodile in 2016 to continue being a seiyuu. As a member of the seiyuu unit, she voiced minor characters in Ketsuekigata-kun 2 and Teekyuu 4. She also performed Ketsuekigata-kun 2 opening and ending theme songs with...
Seiyuu Miyoko Asou Dies

Seiyuu Miyoko Asou Dies

Talent Agency Haikyo has announced that seiyuu Miyoko Asou died in the morning of Saturday August 25 from senility. She was 92 years old. The funeral was done privately among family and friends. Born in April 7, 1926, Asou joined a theatrical company for children in 1949. She voiced Fune Isono for the long-running anime Sazae-san since the beginning on October 1969 to September 2015. She also voiced Sannoba from Bounen no Xamdou, Cologne from the Ranma ½ series, Ice Maiden Elder from Yuu☆Yuu☆Ha...
Seiyuu Yuka Imai Announces Retirement

Seiyuu Yuka Imai Announces Retirement

Seiyuu Yuka Imai has announced her retirement on her blog on Thursday. She has not specified the reason for her retirement but stated that she would like to help support her family "at her own pace." She had hard time making this decision and that it was taken "for a better future." She also thanked everyone for the support. Imai previously announced last May that she was taking a hiatus from voice acting to care for her three-year-old son, who was diagnosed with a PDD. She said that she would r...
Actress and Seiyuu Mika Kikuchi Announces Remarriage

Actress and Seiyuu Mika Kikuchi Announces Remarriage

Actress and Seiyuu Mika Kikuchi has announced on her Twitter account that she will re-marry this fall. Her spouse is fellow actor Tomokazu Yoshida. Yoshida was Deka Break while Kikuchi was Deka Pink in Sentai series Dekaranger. Kikuchi mentioned that she started to go out with him a year ago because of TV Asahi Drama Kasouken no Onna. She will support Yoshida, who will retire and aim to become an acupuncturist, while continue on her work. Kikuchi debuted as Janet in Musical Annie in 2000, and b...
Seiyuu Unshou Ishizuka Dies

Seiyuu Unshou Ishizuka Dies

Aoni Production has announced on Friday that seiyuu Unshou Ishizuka died on Monday from esophageal cancer. He was 68 years old. Known for his deep and strong voice, Ishizuka was known to voice Heihachi Mishima from the Tekken game franchise as well as Yukinari "Professor Oak" Ookido and the narrator of the Pokemon franchise. Some of his other notable projects also include being the voice behind Mr. Satan from the Dragon Ball series, Kaguraba Raihou Gramstahl from Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki, S...
Seiyuu Chinatsu Akasaki Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Chinatsu Akasaki Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Chinatsu Akasaki has announced marriage on her Twitter account on Friday. She also mentioned that she will continue to improve herself on her work and private life. She also celebrated her birthday on Friday. Akasaka debuted in 2010 voicing minor characters in various series such as Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, and her first main role was Yasuna Oribe from Kill Me Baby. She also voiced Shinka Nibutani from the Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! series, Akira Aoi from the WIXOSS series, Chinatsu Hi...
Seiyuu Yuuichirou Umehara Recovers

Seiyuu Yuuichirou Umehara Recovers

Talent management company Artsvision announced on Monday that seiyuu Yuuichirou Umehara has been released from the hospital. The agency further stated that Umehara will slowly return to voice acting while taking his health condition into consideration. Umehara was hospitalized in May due to being diagnosed with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), but also had a case of intracranial hypotension while receiving treatment, resulting in a longer hiatus. After medical treatment and rehabilit...

Jul 30, 10:08 AM by Kineta 10 Comments

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Seiyuu and Actor Fujio Tokita Dies

Seiyuu and Actor Fujio Tokita Dies

Reports have announced that seiyuu and actor Fujio Tokita died on Thursday afternoon from a brain haemorrhage at a hospital in Tokyo. He was 81 years old. The funeral service will be held privately. Tokita's seiyuu career included the voices of Uncle Pom from Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa and Kukurukku from Unico: Mahou no Shima e. He also narrated Manga Nippon Mukashibanashi from 1975 to 1994. Source: Asahi Shinbun Digital

Jul 19, 9:19 AM by Kineta 0 Comment

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Seiyuu Tooru Ookawa to Resume Activities

Seiyuu Tooru Ookawa to Resume Activities

Seiyuu Agency Mausu Promotion has announced on Friday that seiyuu Tooru Ookawa will resume his voice acting activities gradually. He went on hiatus last December to recover from an unspecified illness. Ookawa has voiced various roles such as Valentino from Cuticle Tantei Inaba, Spade from ACCA: 13-ku Kansatsu-ka, Isami Kondou from the Hakuouki series, Nyx from the Neo Angelique Abyss series, and Ieyasu Tokugawa from the Sengoku Basara series. Toshiki Masuda is expected to reprise his role as Iey...

Jul 6, 12:42 PM by Kineta 2 Comments

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Seiyuu Yuri Yamaoka Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Yuri Yamaoka Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Yuri Yamaoka has announced via her Twitter account on her birthday that she has married to a man not from the industry. Yamaoka has voiced various roles such as Mega Drive 2 from Hi☆sCoool! SeHa Girls, Ai Shindou from the Kyoukai no Kanata series, Yuuko Yoshikawa from the Hibike! Euphonium series, Choi Mochimazzi from Tamako Market TV anime and Tamako Love Story movie, and more. Source: Yamaoka's Twitter

Jul 6, 12:33 PM by Kineta 0 Comment

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Seiyuu Satomi Akesaka Retires from Singing

Seiyuu Satomi Akesaka Retires from Singing

The official website of BanG Dream! media franchise announced that Roselia band member Satomi Akesaka will be retiring from her singing activities due to sudden hearing loss. Her doctor has advised her that musical activities requiring continuous live rehearsals would be difficult. Akesaka will be graduating from the franchise's five member all-girl band at the "Roselia Fan Meeting 2018" event held on September 17 at Culttz Kawasaki. In the future, her voice cast for the role of Rinko Shirokana...
Seiyuu Hisako Kanemoto Enters Hiatus

Seiyuu Hisako Kanemoto Enters Hiatus

Seiyuu Agency Production Baobab has announced on Saturday that seiyuu Hisako Kanemoto will go on hiatus. The reason for hiatus is that she will go study abroad. The study will start this summer, and plans for return next March. Kanemoto has also mentioned on her blog that she has been interested in studying abroad for a while to extend her view. She also thanked staff members and fans for the support, and apologized for leaving her roles. Kanemoto made a seiyuu debut with Miku Edogawa from Sora...
Seiyuu Yuuichirou Umehara Hospitalized

Seiyuu Yuuichirou Umehara Hospitalized

Seiyuu Talent Management Company Artsvision has announced on Thursday that seiyuu Yuuichirou Umehara is currently being hospitalized due to acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM). He is currently trying to get well as soon as he can so he can get back to work. Umehara voiced Mitsuhide Rouen from the Akagami no Shirayukihime series, En Yufuin from the Binan Koukou Chikyuu Boueibu LOVE! series, Kyouji Takajou from The iDOLM@STER SideM, Dai Murase from Tsukipro The Animation, Kuroo Hazama from...
Seiyuu Yurie Funato Enters Hiatus

Seiyuu Yurie Funato Enters Hiatus

Seiyuu Yurie Funato has announced via her Twitter account that she will take a break from her seiyuu activity and leave Purely Monster. She has been suffering with a right ankle fracture as well as a ligament injury since last April. Due to having been working nonstop, Funato's fracture struggled to heal and she has decided to take leave from her agency Holy Peak and seiyuu idol group Purely Monster to fully rest. Funato is a new seiyuu who debuted as a member of seiyuu idol group Purely Monster...
Seiyuu Hitomi Takeuchi Announces Marriage and Pregnancy

Seiyuu Hitomi Takeuchi Announces Marriage and Pregnancy

Seiyuu Hitomi Takeuchi announced via her blog that she has recently married and is pregnant. Takeuchi revealed that her husband is a man not from the industry who understands her situation,and is supportive of her work. She further announced that she will continue to improve as a seiyuu. For anime, Takeuchi has voiced Azusa Sawa from the Girls & Panzer series. She has voiced many roles for game series such as Margaretta from Blazing Odyssey, Haru from Glorious Saver, and more. She is also a nar...
Seiyuu Marina Oono Ends Her 19 Years of Seiyuu Career

Seiyuu Marina Oono Ends Her 19 Years of Seiyuu Career

Seiyuu Marina Oono has announced via her Twitter account on Monday that she will retire at the end of next year. She mentioned that she was blissful for being able to make her dreams come true on voicing characters for 19 years with everyone's help. Born Hiromi Katayama, Oono voiced Faury Carat from Aoi Umi no Tristia, Oruphaliru Redspirit from Eien no Aselia and more. She mostly voiced many adult themed works under the name of Chihiro Kanzaki. Source: Ota☆Suke
Seiyuu and Narrators Taiki Hori and Choucho Kiritani Announce Marriage

Seiyuu and Narrators Taiki Hori and Choucho Kiritani Announce Marriage

Seiyuu and narrators Taiki Hori and Choucho Kiritani have announced marriage on Saturday. They also held wedding ceremony on the same day. Both Hori and Kiritani mentioned that they will continue working as narrators even after the marriage. Kiritani also mentioned that her grandmother asked if she would get married someday before death on July 2016, and she wasn't able to attend her grandmother's funeral because of her important work. She regretted about not able to get her grandmother to see...
Seiyuu Wataru Hatano Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Wataru Hatano Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Wataru Hatano announced on his blog on Monday that he has married to fellow seiyuu and stage actress Mai Hashimoto. Hatano also announced that both of them will continue to improve themselves on their jobs. Hatano has voiced Yuuta Segawa from Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!, Murasaki from the Hamatora series, Lindo Tachibana from the Dance with Devils series, Ieyasu Tokugawa from Sengoku☆Paradise Kiwami, Kai Fuzuki from the Tsukiuta. series, Georgi Popovich from Yuri!!! On Ice, and more. He...