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MasterKingJC



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:26 am Reply with quote
This is getting strange. What's with the sudden uptick in voice actresses retiring?
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KH91



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:27 am Reply with quote
I wish her the best. I loved her songs in Kore wa Zombie Desu ka.
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DmonHiro



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:00 am Reply with quote
Good luck to her, but she wasn't in that many things anyway.
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lazydude500



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:14 am Reply with quote
DmonHiro wrote:
Good luck to her, but she wasn't in that many things anyway.


You're probably right but FWIW ANN's database isn't 100% complete even though many fans naturally assume it is so there could be some roles not on her page atm.

And for all we know she may have done Japanese dubs for Hollywood movies/TV Shows or even some hentai/eroge work under a different name. Average seiyuu is usually involved with a bunch of JRPG or mobile games too but it's not always widely known unless the game gets localized or some fan posts the credits for someone else to translate & ID.
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Wandering Samurai



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:28 am Reply with quote
MasterKingJC wrote:
This is getting strange. What's with the sudden uptick in voice actresses retiring?

Not just voice actresses. There have been other Japanese "geinoujin" that are suddenly deciding to retire like Hiroki Narumiya.
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Escaflowne2001



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:31 am Reply with quote
Honestly it looks like she retired years ago.
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Takamachi Ryoko



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:48 am Reply with quote
Welp I misread as "Rie Kugimiya retired from voice acting", glad I was wrong.

On the topic, I don't remember her much from KoreZom but it's too bad that she has to retired quickly, still so young too. Good luck to her career in the future.
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KutovoiAnton



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:27 am Reply with quote
lazydude500 wrote:
DmonHiro wrote:
Good luck to her, but she wasn't in that many things anyway.


You're probably right but FWIW ANN's database isn't 100% complete even though many fans naturally assume it is so there could be some roles not on her page atm.

And for all we know she may have done Japanese dubs for Hollywood movies/TV Shows or even some hentai/eroge work under a different name. Average seiyuu is usually involved with a bunch of JRPG or mobile games too but it's not always widely known unless the game gets localized or some fan posts the credits for someone else to translate & ID.


Nope. Her last anime role was in this year, a minor role in Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama, but before that her last appearance was in 2014, in one episode of CARDFIGHT!! Vanguard G, where she played Boy 1. In videogames it was about 1 role per year (no roles in 2015, though). Her dub roles are all pretty old.
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maximilianjenus



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:32 am Reply with quote
lazydude500 wrote:
DmonHiro wrote:
Good luck to her, but she wasn't in that many things anyway.


You're probably right but FWIW ANN's database isn't 100% complete even though many fans naturally assume it is so there could be some roles not on her page atm.


yah, i noticed that when sayaka ohra's role in the big O did not show up.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:18 pm Reply with quote
maximilianjenus wrote:
lazydude500 wrote:
DmonHiro wrote:
Good luck to her, but she wasn't in that many things anyway.


You're probably right but FWIW ANN's database isn't 100% complete even though many fans naturally assume it is so there could be some roles not on her page atm.


yah, i noticed that when sayaka ohra's role in the big O did not show up.


For what it's worth, this is her Japanese wikipedia page: https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/山口理恵

Usually a bit more complete.

Anyway, I wonder why she is quitting. I hope it's for good reasons and not something unfortunate in her life, or on her part. I wish her the best of luck though!
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CCTakato



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:49 pm Reply with quote
Takamachi Ryoko wrote:
Welp I misread as "Rie Kugimiya retired from voice acting", glad I was wrong.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that but I'm glad I was wrong about that. I'm not familiar with this actress' works but I wish her all the best with her new endeavors!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:10 pm Reply with quote
relyat08 wrote:
Anyway, I wonder why she is quitting. I hope it's for good reasons and not something unfortunate in her life, or on her part. I wish her the best of luck though!

She probably can't make a living from either voice acting or singing, and wants to change careers. Good for her.
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MajinAkuma



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:13 pm Reply with quote
What is her new dream anyway?
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relyat08



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:31 pm Reply with quote
SHD wrote:
relyat08 wrote:
Anyway, I wonder why she is quitting. I hope it's for good reasons and not something unfortunate in her life, or on her part. I wish her the best of luck though!

She probably can't make a living from either voice acting or singing, and wants to change careers. Good for her.


Maybe. Considering how much they get paid, it wouldn't take too much work for her to be independent though. There is also the option of working a part time side job along with seiyu work. Seems strange to very publicly state that she's getting out of it entirely for that reason.
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MarshalBanana



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:23 pm Reply with quote
CCTakato wrote:
Takamachi Ryoko wrote:
Welp I misread as "Rie Kugimiya retired from voice acting", glad I was wrong.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that but I'm glad I was wrong about that. I'm not familiar with this actress' works but I wish her all the best with her new endeavors!
Yeah that was quite a shock seeing that Rie Kugimiya ha retired, glad I had just misread it.
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