Yen Press Announces Megumi Hayashibara's The Characters Taught Me Everything: Living Life One Episode at a Time

A Digital Release of the Legendary Voice Actress's Memoir Simultaneous with Japan


NEW YORK, NY (1/27/2021) – Yen Press, LLC announced the acquisition of Megumi Hayashibara's The Characters Taught Me Everything: Living Life One Episode at a Time, a memoir of the legendary Japanese voice actress, lyricist, and radio personality. Megumi Hayashibara is one of the world's most celebrated anime voice actresses and is widely known for voicing some of the world's most beloved characters.

For over three decades, renowned Japanese voice actress Megumi Hayashibara has breathed life into countless iconic characters—including Ranma Saotome (Ranma ½), Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion), Lina Inverse (Slayers), Jessie (Pokémon), Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop), and Paprika (Paprika)! In this new autobiographical memoir, Megumi provides an in-depth look at her illustrious career and how the very characters she has portrayed have impacted her life on both personal and professional levels.

Megumi Hayashibara's The Characters Taught Me Everything: Living Life One Episode at a Time is scheduled for digital release on February 20, simultaneous with the memoir's release in Japan.

About Yen Press, LLC
­­Yen Press, LLC is a joint venture between Kadokawa Corporation and Hachette Book Group. Founded in 2006, Yen Press has quickly risen to become one of the largest and most prolific publishers of manga and original graphic novels in the North American marketplace and a driving force in the introduction of light novels and Japanese literature to new readers through its Yen On imprint. For more information, visit www.yenpress.com.

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