Yuri seiyuus~~

Hashihime’s newest blog post has reveal a lot of interesting news about seiyuus in Japan… notable ones include:

Nabatame Hitomi said in an interview about Strawberry Panic that she liked women, and with so many women in the cast she expected there would be some good ones. Naba-sama (30) is portrayed as a kind of queen bee of yuri seiyuus. Her character in Strawberry Panic seems almost written for her. Her character in Ichigo Mashimaro isn’t far off, either. The legend is that in real life her “first wife” is Itou Shizuka — with whom she has done a long-running radio show — and her lovers have been Noto Mamiko, Shimizu Kaori, and Koshimizu Ami.

Holy shit…!

Ueda Kana once said her secret fantasy was have a date with Toyoguchi Megumi.


In a piece on Kashimashi radio, Shintani Ryouko, Ueda Kana, Tamura Yukari, and Horie Yui all tried to convince Asano Masumi that loving a girl would be all right. During a Christmas show, Masumin (Asano Masumi) asked Hocchan (Horie Yui) to become a “rezu couple” with her. Hocchan said “that would be great!,” hitting the table in her enthusiasm.

Real life imitating art?

On the radio show she hosts with Kawasumi Ayako, Noto Mamiko once announced her marriage to Sawashiro Miyuki . On the show last November, Ayachii asked Mami to marry her, and Mami accepted. One site said there is a term “Noto spacetime”: that Mami creates a certain atmosphere around her that is like a drug for young and old, male and female — but especially for women seiyuus.

Ayako-sama and Noto-sama… together?!! *faints*

And there is a story that Horie Yui and Tamura Yukari were naked together in the room they shared on tour. Intimate but platonic female friendships are hardly unusual, especially in Japan.

Hocchan and Yukarin?!! *faints again*

I hope I can survive this….

P.S. I’d be eternally grateful if someone could translate this seiyuu relationship chart..


  1. ZmmCool Said,

    January 20, 2007 @ 4:45 pm

    Hocchan and Yukarin in “action” !!!! XD


    PS: Kuro, don’t die !!!

  2. deftoned Said,

    January 20, 2007 @ 5:05 pm

    i was reaading that earlier today, and as a seiyuu fanboy….. and a healthy male…. this just brought the biggest smile to my face. :D in all seriousness though, im 100% for same-sex marriages and committed relationships, so although i post in joking manner, i support people’s choices wholeheartedly.

  3. archangel Said,

    January 20, 2007 @ 8:38 pm

    Kuro, where did you get those news?
    It makes me drop my glass ‘coz I’m very SHOCK!!! >_

  4. alafista Said,

    January 20, 2007 @ 9:07 pm

    mmmhhh yum ~~

  5. lolikitsune Said,

    January 20, 2007 @ 9:56 pm

    What a load of bullshit.

    Everyone knows that lesbians don’t *actually* exist!

  6. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 20, 2007 @ 11:42 pm

    @Zmmcool: Oh mai gawd… *faints*

    >>Kuro, where did you get those news?

    There’s a link in the post?

    >>Everyone knows that lesbians don’t *actually* exist!

    Funny that coming from you.

  7. Bata-kun Said,

    January 21, 2007 @ 12:50 am

    Wow. Hocchan has a lot of links. Ha ha ha!

    I just woke up. So, I’m not fully able to translate most of that. All I know is that Hocchan has lots of links as I stated earlier.

  8. sinistral Said,

    January 21, 2007 @ 1:55 am

    Mmmm.. ahhhhh.. yeahhh..

    Chuckled a little when I notice the link between Shimizu Ai and Nakahara Mai. Mizuki Nana is not inside the chart.. uguu.

    I’m pretty sure most seiyuu in the chart voiced loli characters. Loli 1-up!

  9. Bata-kun no Atarashii Nikki/バタくんの新しい日記 :: “Hellsing” Winning Post Said,

    January 21, 2007 @ 9:59 am

    […] I better mention two last notes before I head off to eat. One, this post really made me twitch for a bit. The other note is that I hope Maestro and Impz have speedy recoveries. I guess that’s all for now, seeing that I’m still barely up. […]

  10. Syaoran Li Said,

    January 21, 2007 @ 1:43 pm

    >> Ayako-sama and Noto-sama… together?!! *faints*

    Syaoran faints too…..

  11. Bridge Bunny Said,

    January 21, 2007 @ 6:24 pm

    1-14-07 (1:41AM EST)—- Seiyuu Yuko Sanpei And Ami Koshimizu Get Married
    On January 13th voice actresses Yuko Sanpei (Shuuji Harima – School Rumble) and Ami Koshimizu (Tenma Tsukamoto – School Rumble) were married. Their wedding was broadcast on the radio program AniSuper. The 2 knew each other since they were 12 years old time because of belonging to the same theatrical company Wakakusa. Kaori Nazuka who voiced Eureka and worked with the pair on Eureka 7 gave a word at the ceremony.

    Ripped from ANS.

  12. Kari Manninen Said,

    January 22, 2007 @ 6:18 am

    When i did read that seiyuu relationship chart, i became surprised to find Inoue Kikuko directly linked to Nogawa Sakura,Tamura Yukari and Horie Yui.She is married(with a man)and have two children.I wonder how this has to be understood.

  13. Bridge Bunny Said,

    January 22, 2007 @ 8:26 pm

    They’re all members of the Forever 17 club apparently and Kikuo Inoue is the head of the club.

  14. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    January 23, 2007 @ 3:54 am

    Yeah, eien ni jyuunanasai ♥~~~

  15. Ronin Said,

    January 26, 2007 @ 9:37 pm

    *is in shock*

    INBOU! D:

    Seriously though, it’s all well and good if they mean what they say. We, as healthy young males in the springtime of youth (LOL I sound like a narcissistic
    bishounen), we have the right to experience happy moments. This is one.

    *is kinda anxious about what Yui Horie would be like*

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