Veteran voice actresses Megumi Hayashibara and Kotono Mitsuishi have worked together before (for example, as Rei Ayanami and Misato Katsuragi, respectively, in Neon Genesis Evangelion), but now a pair of off-kilter new TV commercials advertising inexpensive electricty reimagine these titans of the anime industry as the plugs in an electrical outlet. Hit the jump to learn more.
Mamoru Miyano is known for his many outrageous roles (such as Wooser in Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life and Kotaro Tatsumi in ZOMBIE LAND SAGA), but can the popular voice actor handle everyday activities such as peeling a particularly obstinate fruit? Hit the jump to find out.
Voice actresses Manatsu Murakami and Hina Tachibana (Maina Ichii in If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die) are relatively new to the industry, but they aim to change that as they grow and sharpen their skills in a new monthly live-streaming web program on Niconico entitled Murakami Manatsu to Tachibana Hina no Manatsu no Hinatabokko ("Manatsu Murakami and Hina Tachibana's Midsummer Basking in the Sun"). Hit the jump to learn more.
Famitsu Gamers DX, a web program on Niconico that features voice actors Tomoaki Maeno and Kenichi Suzumura playing video games for their audience, is celebrating the New Year with a special episode featuring special guests that will stream on January 26, 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.
Voice actors Daisuke Ono and Hiro Shimono are off on adventures again, because Ono Shimono no Dokodemo Quest ("One & Shimono's Anywhere Quest"), a live-action "variety RPG" TV program in which the actors complete real-life "quests" to earn gold coins (despite foul weather and unreasonable demands from the staff) is returning to Japanese TV for a second season in Fall of 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.
Seiyuu Danshi Desu ga...? ("Even Though I'm a Male Voice Actor...?"), a variety TV program that features male voice actors training, working, and undertaking various physical challenges, is celebrating its 5th anniversary with the announcement of an upcoming theatrical film that will hit Japanese cinemas in 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.
Some happy news for fans of popular voice actors: Yūki Kaji (Eren Jaeger in Attack on Titan, Pipimi in Pop Team Epic) and Ayana Taketatsu (Nino Nakano in The Quintessential Quintuplets, also Pipimi in Pop Team Epic) have gotten married. Hit the jump to learn more.