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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"...
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...
Seiyuu Rie Yamaguchi Retires

Seiyuu Rie Yamaguchi Retires

Seiyuu Rie Yamaguchi has announced via her blog that she has retired from 81 produce as of February 28, and decided to retire completely from being a seiyuu as well as a singer. She is very blissful to be able to work in the job she had been admired since her junior high school years in her eight years of career, and thanked the staff members from her agencies for the support. She also mentioned that she will try her best in her new goal. Yamaguchi voiced Taeko Hiramatsu in Kore wa Zombie Desu k...
Seiyuu Unit Sphere Enters Hiatus

Seiyuu Unit Sphere Enters Hiatus

The official website for the seiyuu unit Sphere has announced that the unit will enter a "recharging mode" (taking a break / hiatus) and will suspend group activities, which will take place after their live tour in summer, to prepare for their upcoming 10th anniversary. Sphere consists of four seiyuus: Haruka Tomatsu, Minako Kotobuki, Ayahi Takagaki, and Aki Toyosaki. The unit began their activities in February 2009 and sung theme songs for many anime series such as Otome Youkai Zakuro, Hanasaku...
Seiyuu Duo every♥ing! Announces Suspension

Seiyuu Duo every♥ing! Announces Suspension

It was announced via every♥ing! Fantasia-Show 2017 ~Lesson2 Sweet 19 Dream~ today that seiyuu duo every♥ing! will graduate (suspend from their activities) during their concert on November 26, 2017. every♥ing! consists of Ibuki Kido and Erii Yamazaki from Horipro management, who were both high school students when the duo was formed in June 2014. They also do a radio show together, which was previously titled "Kido Ibuki, Erii-chan no Yumeiro Gakuen Doki☆Doki Sankabi." The title of the show was c...
Actor Shunji Fujimura Dies

Actor Shunji Fujimura Dies

Actor Shunji Fujimura died at the age of 82 on January 25, 2017 from heart failure. The news was announced by his son during a press conference today on February 1, 2017. Fujiwara was an actor who was in various TV dramas and movie. He also voiced Tanaka from the Kuroshitsuji series. Yana Toboso, mangaka of the Kuroshitsuji manga, prayed to Fujiwara on her Twitter and revealed that Tanaka was modeled on him, an old gentleman that she admired when she was young, and there will be no current Kuros...
Best Seiyuu Ranking Selected by 200 Seiyuu

Best Seiyuu Ranking Selected by 200 Seiyuu

TV Asahi announced the best seiyuu ranking based on the poll of popular seiyuu in celebration of one hundred years of anime history on Monday. TV Asahi asked two hundred seiyuu to nominate seiyuu whom they respect. *1. Kouichi Yamadera *2. Masako Nozawa *3. Keiji Fujiwara *4. Miyuki Sawashiro *5. Tomokazu Seki *6. Mayumi Tanaka *7. Minami Takayama *8. Ryuusei Nakao *9. Toshio Furukawa 10. Akio Ootsuka 11. Megumi Hayashibara 12. Toshiyuki Morikawa 13. Hidekatsu Shibata 14. Junichi Suwabe 15. Koto...
Seiyuu Nozomi Furuki Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Nozomi Furuki Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Nozomi Furuki has announced via her blog that she has been married. Her blog entry was short and simple so it is not clear of her husband's identity. Furuki voiced Miwa Yamamura in Barakamon, Shima Tateishi in High School Fleet, Young Kaoru Nishimi and Tokie in Sakamichi no Apollon, Chess Bell in Owari no Seraph series, Aoi Konno in Sore ga Seiyuu, and more. Source: Official blog
Seiyuu Akio Ootsuka Announces Marriage

Seiyuu Akio Ootsuka Announces Marriage

Mausu Production has announced today that seiyuu Akio Ootsuka married. His wife's name was not mentioned in the announcement because she is from outside the industry. Ootsuka voiced Souichi Nishimura from the Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu series, both Yokomizu detectives from Detective Conan, Shingen Kishitani from the Durarara!! series, Rider from the Fate/Zero series, Batou from the older Ghost in the Shell series, the Skull Knight from the Berserk series, Kuroo Hazama from the Black Jack series,...
Seiyuu Shinnosuke Tachibana and Ao Takahashi Announce Marriage

Seiyuu Shinnosuke Tachibana and Ao Takahashi Announce Marriage

Seiyuu Shinnosuke Tachibana and Ao Takahashi have announced via their blogs that they have been married to each other on the New Year's day. Tachibana's line blog also shows a photo of their hands with the rings. Tachibana voiced Taito Kurogane in Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi series, Tomoe in Kamisama Hajimemashita series, Yakumo Koizumi in Meiji Tokyo Renka series, and more. His current role are Mitsuhide Akechi in Nobunaga no Shinobi and Shizuku Minase in Trick or Alice OVA. He also forms a due...