Singer misono Apologizes For Confusion of Replacement of Rumi Shishido in Jewelpet
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Singer misono (Tales of Symphonia the Animation: The United World Episode, Love*Com the Movie theme songs) apologized to Rumi Shishido last Saturday over her blog due to a previous statement regarding her acquisition of the role of Luna in the Jewelpet: Magical Change anime.
misono had attended the press conference for the anime, and said that she had won the role through her own power and without any influence from her agency. She later wrote on her blog that she had obtained the role through talent and her own strength.
The voice actress for Luna since 2009, Rumi Shishido (Ojamajo Doremi's Onpu, Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live's June), expressed her shock at the change over Twitter, stating that she was not informed there was even an audition to replace her, or even the fact that she had been replaced. However, she also asked people to stop talking about the incident, and to just cheer on misono. Shishido has since removed all tweets related to the change.
misono updated her blog on Saturday, writing ,"I said [I got the role] due to 'talent' and 'my own strength,' but I was wrong... It's 'thanks to the staff...' I'm so sorry." She explained that she was so happy about her debut that she could only think about herself, and that she never wanted to make it into a situation in which she "stole" someone else's work.
The singer also wrote about how she has been receiving multiple threats of "die" and "commit suicide" online due to the change. However, she noted that she wants to hear the opinions, advice, and feelings about her acting during the show from parents, and assured viewers that she would not ignore their voices.
The Jewelpet: Magical Change anime premiered in Japan earlier this month.
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