Voice Actress Aoi Yūki Takes Hiatus From Solo Music Career, Closes Fan Club
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Voice actress and singer Aoi Yūki announced on her official fan club AoimAniA's website on Friday that she is taking a temporary break from her career as a solo singer beginning on Friday. AoimAniA, which focuses on her work as a solo artist, also announced that it will stop accepting new members on May 31 and will end service on June 30.
Yūki explained that after her latest "petit" album Tokowaka no Kuni she feels that she has accomplished her goals and cannot keep going just out of habit. Continuing would be "a discourtesy to everyone who has enthusiastically cheered me on up until now," she said.
"When I first started [as a solo artist], I was always thinking about singing songs not as a voice actress playing a character," Yūki said. "With everyone's support and the cooperation of the staff, what I wanted to make and say took form little by little, and I struggled my way to Tokowaka no Kuni."
Yūki debuted as a voice actress in 2003 and starred for the first time in 2008's Kurenai anime. Her other notable roles include Tsuyu Asui in My Hero Academia, Madoka Kaname in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Tanya Degurechaff in Saga of Tanya the Evil, Kayo Hinazuki in ERASED, and Diane in The Seven Deadly Sins. In addition, she has performed theme songs for a number of anime, often as part of the singing duo petit milady with fellow voice actress Ayana Taketatsu.
Tokowaka no Kuni, her third "petit" album and her first solo album release in almost two years, shipped in December.