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Seiyuu Tetsuo Gotou Dies

Seiyuu Tetsuo Gotou Dies

Various news reports have announced that seiyuu Tetsuo Gotou has died on Tuesday at lunch time from esophageal cancer. He was 68 years old. Fellow seiyuu Shigeru Chiba also Tweeted about the news. Gotou studied acting at the En Kenkyuujo in 1975 and joined Engekishuudan En the following year. He first voiced many minor characters in Detective Conan in 1996 and has since voiced characters such as Gowasu in Dragon Ball Super, Hannyabal, Mjosgard, and Lao G in the One Piece franchise, Tetsuhito Mi...
Seiyuu Yuuko Oono Enters Hiatus

Seiyuu Yuuko Oono Enters Hiatus

Talent Agency Mausu Production announced via its official website on Wednesday that seiyuu Yuuko Oono will start a hiatus due to a problem with her health. Oono debut in 2016. Two of her earlier roles are Shouuchuu Date and Ririka Ijuuin from Trickster: Edogawa Ranpo "Shounen Tanteidan" yori. She also voiced Jun Gotou from Tenshi no 3P, Yuzu from Konohana Kitan, Aya Asagiri from Mahou Shoujo Site, and more. Her role of Jehanne Darc from Ulysses: Jehanne Darc to Renkin no Kishi is currently airin...
Seiyuu Kouji Tsujitani Dies

Seiyuu Kouji Tsujitani Dies

Reports announced on Tuesday that seiyuu Kouji Tsujitani died last Wednesday October 17 from cerebral infarction. He was 53 years old. The funeral was held among family including his seiyuu wife Kumiko Watanabe and close friends this past weekend. Born Yasufumi Tsujitani, he entered Gekidan Toei in 1983. He voiced Miroku from the Inuyasha series, Itsuki from Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho, Takumi Fujii from the 3x3 Eyes series, Bernard Wiseman from Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, Seabook Arno from...
Seiyuu Nobuo Tanaka Dies

Seiyuu Nobuo Tanaka Dies

Reports revealed on Saturday that seiyuu Nobuo Tanaka died in the morning of Wednesday, October 17 from esophageal cancer. He was 83 years old. The funeral will be held among family and close friends. Fumi Hirano, who voiced in Anime Sanjuushi together with Tanaka, announced the news to the media. Tanaka had been active since 1958. He voiced Thomson in Tetsuwan Atom, Shintarou Chiaki in the Detective Conan and Magic Kaito series, Soueki Senno in Hyouge Mono, Dio Brando in the original JoJo no K...
'Tantei Opera Milky Holmes' Franchise Gets Another End of the Year TV Special

'Tantei Opera Milky Holmes' Franchise Gets Another End of the Year TV Special

The final single for seiyuu unit Milky Holmes, which will be released on October 17, has announced that the coupling song "Soshite Gunjou ni Toketeiku" will be the theme song to the new end of the year TV special to Milky Holmes anime series titled Tantei Opera Milky Holmes: Saiko no Aisatsu. More information will be revealed at a later time. The single will also include "Mainichi Climax☆", which will also be Cardfight! Vanguard (2018) ending theme song that will start in November. Tantei Opera...
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 11 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...