Girls & Panzer Voice Actress Ikumi Nakagami Safely Gives Birth to Boy
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Voice actress Ikumi Nakagami announced on her blog on Thursday that she safely gave birth to a boy on August 19 at 1:39 a.m. The boy weighed 2,574 grams (about 5.67 pounds) and both mother and son are doing fine.
Nakagami had announced in March that she was pregnant. She noted at the time that she was approaching her fourth wedding anniversary, and that she had wanted a child ever since she got married, but she was cast as Yukari Akiyama in Girls und Panzer very soon after her wedding, and chose to prioritize her work at that point. She also noted that many people in her office as well as her manager were helping her, and that she would take a break from her job starting in July, but hoped to return again after she has given birth.
Nakagami added at the end of the birth announcement that it would be nice if she could work on a franchise intended for children in the future.
Nakagami played the character of tank expert Yukari Akiyama in the 2012 Girls und Panzer TV anime, as well as its OAV and upcoming movie. She also played the character while narrating a commercial for the Brad Pitt film Fury. Additionally, Nakagami played the character of Io Mizusawa in the White Album 2 TV anime, and Kekio Totsugawa/Pink Lovely Doom in Futari wa Milky Holmes.