In an official statement through her agency, Aoni Production, voice actress Miyuki Sawashiro (Kitaro in GeGeGe no Kitaro, Fujiko Mine in LUPIN THE 3RD PART 5) has announced that she will be taking time off from voice acting this summer for before-and-after childbirth maternity and childcare leave.
Sawashiro also thanked her fans for their continued support and asked them not to worry because she aims to return to work soon. Meanwhile, the official website for the currently broadcasting GeGeGe no Kitaro TV anime has announced that Sawashiro will continue in the role of Kitaro for the immediate future, and that they will announce any changes to the role as soon as plans for them are confirmed.
On behalf of everyone here at Crunchyroll, I'd like to wish Miyuki Sawashiro and her family the best in all of their future endeavors.
Official Aoni Production home page
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