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phoenixalia



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:07 pm Reply with quote
Do voice actresses still get a lot of roles after getting married?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:14 pm Reply with quote
They had better, Kana Asumi is one I wouldn't want to see go away.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:18 pm Reply with quote
Congratulations! Very Happy
My best wishes for Kana and her husband.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:22 pm Reply with quote
Grats to her Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:25 pm Reply with quote
phoenixalia wrote:
Do voice actresses still get a lot of roles after getting married?


They often say they will keep on working, but in reality most see a sharp decline in work after marriage.
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phoenixalia



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:32 pm Reply with quote
RyanSaotome wrote:
phoenixalia wrote:
Do voice actresses still get a lot of roles after getting married?


They often say they will keep on working, but in reality most see a sharp decline in work after marriage.


Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Just wanted to confirm it. That's very unfortunate. Why is that?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:41 pm Reply with quote
Congratulations to the happy couple.

Hopefully she will continue to see work at a good pace, but it does need to fit with having a family life now.

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grats Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:42 pm Reply with quote
phoenixalia wrote:
RyanSaotome wrote:
phoenixalia wrote:
Do voice actresses still get a lot of roles after getting married?


They often say they will keep on working, but in reality most see a sharp decline in work after marriage.


Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Just wanted to confirm it. That's very unfortunate. Why is that?
Not 100% on this, so don't take it too seriously. My mother is Asian and my my experience, even today Asian families are very tradtiional in a lot of ways and one of these ways is the role of a mother staying at home.

Even if true though, it is really weird since voice acting doesn't take a LOT of time. It only takes a few hours a day to do an entire episode and from interviews I watched, sometimes they can do multuiple episodes in a day if the actor/actresses do a good job.

Kana is up there on my list of seiyuu's ill never forget, a classic voice thats pretty diverse and never irritating. She's up there Mamiko Noto and Yukari Tamura, and Tomoko Kawakami, and Chiwa Saito for me. I hope she's truthful in that post in regards to continuing her work.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:59 pm Reply with quote
Congrats to her, I hope her marriage is a good and strong one. Smile
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omoikane



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RyanSaotome wrote:
phoenixalia wrote:
Do voice actresses still get a lot of roles after getting married?


They often say they will keep on working, but in reality most see a sharp decline in work after marriage.

Because realistically they are not breadwinners for the most part, so after marriage there are fewer reasons to work hard for low pay, since that's the seiyuu profession in a nutshell.

I think someone like Asumi Kana will still be around, simply because her fanbase is quite big.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:22 pm Reply with quote
omoikane wrote:

Because realistically they are not breadwinners for the most part, so after marriage there are fewer reasons to work hard for low pay, since that's the seiyuu profession in a nutshell.

I think someone like Asumi Kana will still be around, simply because her fanbase is quite big.

Eh? The seiyuu profession is mostly low-pay? That's news to me; I know that's the case with voice-acting here in the States, but I always assumed that it made enough money for a person as a full-time career in Japan.

Nonetheless, good for her; she and her partner will surely make a cute couple. I've only really known her through watching both seasons of Nyaruko-san and most recently the third Madoka film, but that's been more than enough to see her talent. Congrats to her!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:35 pm Reply with quote
Awwww! Congratulations to the happy couple! Anime smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:29 pm Reply with quote
Just saw her live at the Persona 3 stage play (ended up being a musical).

Congratulations Aira from Pretty Rhythm! You are the best. :3
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:52 am Reply with quote
Congrats, Asumin!


Animerican14 wrote:
omoikane wrote:

Because realistically they are not breadwinners for the most part, so after marriage there are fewer reasons to work hard for low pay, since that's the seiyuu profession in a nutshell.

I think someone like Asumi Kana will still be around, simply because her fanbase is quite big.

Eh? The seiyuu profession is mostly low-pay? That's news to me; I know that's the case with voice-acting here in the States, but I always assumed that it made enough money for a person as a full-time career in Japan.

From what I know, only the big names can actually make a living as a seiyuu. Newbies and other unknowns usually have a part-time job to supplement their income. So it's not impossible to make a living being a seiyuu, but it's a lot of hard work to get to the point where it can become a career and the only source of income.
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