Voice Actress Idol Unit i☆Ris Updates on Threats That Led to Cancelled Events
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Avex Pictures announced on the idol group i☆Ris' official website on Saturday that, after allegedly receiving continued threats on i☆Ris' safety from a certain individual, Avex Pictures will now take a proactive stance in dealing with the threats by cooperating with authorities, who will launch an investigation that will focus on apprehending the individual.
i☆Ris canceled their appearance from certain events out of concern for their and their fans' safety after receiving threats in August. Avex Pictures increased security during events where the idol group made appearances, but the company claimed that the group continued to receive threats despite this.
The group attended the Anime Weekend Atlanta event on October 31-November 3.
i☆Ris consists of Saki Yamakita, Yū Serizawa, Himika Akaneya, Yūki Wakai, Miyu Kubota, and Azuki Shibuya, who in addition to being musical performers, are also anime voice actresses. The group has performed theme songs for such anime as Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live, Mushibugyo, Fantasista Stella, Hantsu X Trash, Twin Star Exorcists, Akiba's Trip: The Animation, PriPara, Idol Time PriPara, Magical Girl Site, Wise Man's Grandchild, and Magical Sempai.