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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...
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
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...
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...
Seiyuu Keiji Fujiwara Returning to Voice Acting

Seiyuu Keiji Fujiwara Returning to Voice Acting

Talent management company Air Agency announced on Friday that voice actor Keiji Fujiwara will be making a return to his career as a voice actor. Fujiwara took a medical leave in August 2016 with an undisclosed medical condition. The agency further stated that Fujiwara will slowly resume his career while taking his physical health into account. Fujiwara has been replaced in several anime series in the past couple of months, including Hiroshi Nohara from Crayon Shin-chan by Toshiyuki Morikawa, Shi...
Seiyuu Yuka Imai Takes a Break from Voice Acting Jobs

Seiyuu Yuka Imai Takes a Break from Voice Acting Jobs

Seiyuu Yuka Imai announced on her blog that she will take a break from voice acting jobs. The reason being that she has been notified by the doctor through a health check that her 3-year-old son who will be entering kindergarten is diagnosed with PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder). On one hand, she has pressure from it to the extent that she cannot voice out for her voice acting jobs. On another hand, she wants to accompany her son with PDD to have an enriched life. She stated that she will...
Seiyuu Aoi Yuuki to Pause Solo Artist Music Career

Seiyuu Aoi Yuuki to Pause Solo Artist Music Career

The official fan club of Aoi Yuuki has announced that she will pause her solo artist music career as of Friday. She is happy with the result from singing her songs and providing her own world instead of as her characters'. She especially considers her third mini album Tokowakanokuni the best result created with the staff members,. She wishes that she will have chance to resume her solo artist music career with her creativity resuming and that fans will support when that comes. The service under...
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...
Seiyuu Yoshimasa Hosoya to Enter Hiatus

Seiyuu Yoshimasa Hosoya to Enter Hiatus

Seiyuu Yoshimasa Hosoya has announced via A&G+ Radio show Tensai Gunshi that he will take a short break from his seiyuu career to recover from his throat condition. He plans to return within this year. The same announcement was later revealed on his official website. Hosoya has voiced Kuranosuke Shiraishi from Prince of Tennis series, Nezumi from No.6, Arata Wataya from Chihayafuru series, Daryun from Arslan Senki (TV) series, Kaito from Ajin series, Doppo Kunikida from Bungou Stray Dogs series...
Winners of the 11th Seiyuu Awards

Winners of the 11th Seiyuu Awards

Winners of the 11th Seiyuu Awards were announced today at a ceremony at the Nippon Cultural Broadcasting (JOQR) Media Plus Hall in Tokyo. The event was simultaneously broadcast on the Chou! A&G+ radio station in a program hosted by Rika Tachibana. Winners are listed with their respective talent agency. Best Actor Ryunosuke Kamiki (Amuse) Best Actress Mone Kamishiraishi (Toho Entertainment) Best Supporting Actor Houchuu Ootsuka (Crazy Box) Best Supporting Actress Megumi Han (Atomic Monkey) Best...