Theme Vocalist for Studio Ghibli's "Ponyo" to Retire

Young actress with more roles than years makes her showbiz exit

"Ponyo Ponyo Ponyo sakana no ko..." In news that may gratify anyone forced to listen to the Ponyo theme song a few too many times, actress, vocalist, and seiyu Nozomi Ohashi announced that she will be retiring from show business at the ripe old age of 12.


Ohashi debuted in the drama Ningen no Shomei at age three, and appeared with various sized roles in over a dozen other TV dramas and live-action movies. Besides singing Ponyo's theme and voicing the role of Karin, Ohashi voiced a role in the 2010 Detective Conan movie, The Lost Ship in the Sky.


Ohashi plans to make her showbiz exit at the end of March.


via Kyodo News

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