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    Thursday July 2, 2020
  • The Future of Anime Production in a COVID-19 World

    CloverWorks, D’ART Stadjio, and more speak on how they've coped over the last few months

    In our final piece on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected anime in Japan, Crunchyroll Japan Correspondent Daryl Harding spoke to various animators, studio heads, and producers to get the inside word on the current state of the anime industry and the biggest issues companies face in the aftermath. Read on for the full story!

  • Saturday April 25, 2020
  • Under the State of Emergency in Japan: How Voice Acting Being Suspended Has Affected Anime Production

    Pokémon, One Piece, and Sazae-san halt voice production as Japan heads into uncharted territory

    Our Japan correspondent Daryl Harding dives deep to take a look at how the coronavirus (COVID-19) has so far affected the voice production side of the anime industry in Japan, how voice actors are handling the lack of work, and what it might mean for the anime you're looking forward to. Read it all after the jump.

  • Thursday January 2, 2020
  • Voice Actors Play Games for the New Year on Famitsu Gamers DX

    Web program starring Tomoaki Maeno and Kenichi Suzumura airs a special episode on Niconico on January 26, 2020

    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.

  • Monday December 2, 2019
  • Makio Inoue, Voice of Captain Harlock and Ishikawa Goemon, Dies at 81

    Legendary voice actor succumbed to heart disease on November 29, 2019

    Some sad news for fans of old school anime: voice actor Makio Inoue, known for such roles as Harlock in Captain Harlock and Ishikawa Goemon XIII in Lupin the Third, has passed away at the age of 81. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday August 21, 2019
  • Kemono Friends Project Reveals the New Voice of Fennec

    Akane Misaka takes over from Kana Motomiya, who graduated from the role in July of 2019

    As previously reported, voice actress Kana Motomiya has graduated from her role as the voice of Fennec in the Kemono Friends Project - a mixed media project that includes anime, video games, and live music performances - and now voice actress Akane Misaka of Pro-Fit will be taking over the role going forward. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday August 12, 2019
  • Voice Actors Tell Scary Stories for Seiyuu x Kaidan NHK TV Program

    Hiroshi Kamiya, Megumi Ogata, Kotono Mitsuishi and more lend their talents to two-night special on August 14 & 15

    Telling spine-tingling tales of horror and the macabre is a summertime tradition in Japan, and now the NHK network is enlisting a group of veteran voice actors to perform spooky stories for a special, two-night TV program entitled "Seiyuu x Kaidan" ("Voice Actors x Ghost Stories") that will broadcast on August 14 & 15, 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday April 12, 2019
  • Voice Actress Suzuko Mimori Marries Pro-Wrestler Kazuchika Okada

    Mimori plans to continue working in addition to supporting her new family

    Some happy news for fans of voice acting and professional wrestling: voice actress Suzuko Mimori and professional wrestler Kazuchika "Rainmaker" Okada have officially announced their marriage. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday January 24, 2019
  • Voice Actress Ayana Taketatsu Challenges the Fujiyama Rollercoaster at Fuji-Q Highland

    "Ayachi Highland" collab event includes in-park announcements, collaboration cafe, limited edition goods, and more

    From January 26 - February 17, 2019, the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park in Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan is teaming up with voice actress Ayana Taketatsu (Azusa Nakano in K-On!, Kotori Itsuka in Date A Live) for a special collaboration event entitled "Ayachi Highland", and now you can check out a video of Taketatsu tackling the Fujiyama rollercoaster as part of the fun. Hit the jump to check it out.

  • Tuesday January 22, 2019
  • Top Talents Compete in "Voice Actor Red-and-White Singing Matches 2019"

    Main roster revealed for live music event that will be held at the Maihama Amphitheater on April 14, 2019

    On April 14, 2019, two teams of famous voice actors will square off in a "red-and-white" singing contest at the Maihama Amphitheater for the "Seiyu Kouhaku Utagassen 2019" event, and now the first members for the red and white teams have been revealed. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday July 6, 2018
  • Voice Actor Tōru Ōkawa Returns To Work

    Ōkawa took a break from voice acting beginning in December of 2017 to seek medical treatment

    In a statement through his agency, Mausu Promotion, voice actor Tōru Ōkawa announced his return to work after an extended absence to seek medical treatment. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday June 28, 2018
  • Voice Actress Miyuki Sawashiro Takes Time Off for Maternity Leave

    Sawashiro thanks the fans in an official statement to her agency and promises to return soon

    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. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday April 2, 2018
  • Voice Actor Duo Sets Sail for the Future as BLACK SHIP Inc.

    Shinnosuke Tachibana and Jun Fukuyama aim to foster new talent and nurture innovation in a fast-moving industry

    As of March 31, 2018, voice actors Shinnosuke Tachibana (Seido Takizawa in Tokyo Ghoul) and Jun Fukuyama (King in The Seven Deadly Sins) have left their previous representation with Axl One and formed a new company entitled BLACK SHIP Inc. that will focus on fostering new talent and nurturing innovation in the fast-paced and highly competitive industry of voice acting. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Sunday March 11, 2018
  • Voice Actors Become Virtual Guides to Promote Tourism in Kumamoto

    Rie Kugimiya and Nobunaga Shimazaki team up with the Kumamoto Media Contents Commission

    Voice actors Rie Kugimiya (Kagura in Gintama) and Nobunaga Shimazaki (Yuno in Black Clover) are teaming up with the Kumamoto Media Contents Commission to act as virtual voice guides promoting tourism in Kumamoto Prefecture in a campaign entitled "Koe to Tabi suru Seiyuu Onsei Guide" ("Talking and Trip-Taking Voice Actor Voice Guide") which runs until March 09, 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Sunday March 4, 2018
  • 12th Annual Seiyu Awards Recognizes Excellence in Japanese Voice Acting

    Winners were announced at a special ceremony in Tokyo on March 03, 2018

    The winners of the 12th Annual Seiyu Awards, an industry event that recognizes excellence in the field of Japanese voice-acting, were announced at a special ceremony held at the Cultural Broadcasting Media Plus Hall in Hamamatsuchō, Minato Ward, Tokyo, Japan, on March 03, 2018. Hit the jump to see the results.