Yumiri Hanamori 'Graduates' from Re:Stage Franchise After Knee Injury
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for Re:Stage!, Monthly Comptiq magazine and Pony Canyon's multimedia project about idol singers in middle school, announced on Friday that Yumiri Hanamori is graduating from the franchise as the role of Haruka Itsumura due to a knee injury. Hanamori's final performance as the character will be at the "Prism Live!! 3rd Stage ~Reflection~" event on November 17.
The website stated that the staff came to the decision after consulting with Hanamori about the situation. The staff will reveal the replacement voice actress for the character at a later date. M&I, Hanamori's agency, additionally stated on Friday that a doctor has diagnosed the injury as "patellar subluxation" (partial dislocation of the kneecap) and "torn meniscus."
The Re:Stage! Dream Days♪ television anime in the franchise premiered on July 7 and ran for 12 episodes. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for North America, and HIDIVE streamed the series as it aired.
The project also includes a novel serialized in Kadokawa's Monthly Comptiq magazine, a smartphone game app, concerts, events, and music CDs.