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Voice Actor Yoshimitsu Shimoyama Reveals Marriage to Satomi Arai

posted on 2016-05-09 17:15 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Voice actress Satomi Arai (Beatrice in Re:Zero, Peke in To Love Ru: Darkness) announced her marriage in 2012. Arai had kept the union under wraps for four years as well as her almost two-year-old son. The identity of her husband wasn't disclosed.

On Friday, the last mystery was revealed when voice actor Yoshimitsu Shimoyama announced the two were married. Shimoyama, who plays Alzack Connell in Fairy Tail, wrote that he and the character share similarities: that they are both husbands and fathers. He also stated that Bisca Connell, his character's wife, is voiced by his own wife.

Shimoyama and Arai were 31- and 27-years-old when they were married and even Fairy Tail director Shinji Ishihira was amused by the dual casting. The characters relationship and their respective actors continued to mirror one another. When the couple's son was born in 2010, staff members within the industry knew about it even though it wasn't reported publicly for two more years. Fairy Tail creator Hiro Mashima wrote Alzack and Bisca's daughter, Asuka, into the story to celebrate the birth. Arai also voices Asuka in the anime adaptation.

[Via Yara-On!]


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