Friday, December 07, 2012

Itou Shizuka Marries!

The news has been out for a couple of days, but I wanted to add my own voice congratulating Itou Shizuka on her marriage. She was married on Wednesday, the day she turned 32.

Shizuka-sama continues the 2012 rush of seiyuu weddings: Tanaka Rie married Yamadera Kouichi earlier this year. Shiraishi Ryouko also married.

Personally, I think this should be an even bigger year for Shizuka: I voted her performance as Koko Hekmatyar in Jormungand the top leading actress performance of the year.

In her blog post announcing the event, Shizuka  posts the picture to the right, which was taken by her "beloved darling" (Nabatame Hitomi). The two are very close friends and themselves went through a fake marriage ceremony a few years ago.

Many other seiyuus have congratulated her in their blogs, or by Twitter: Ueda Kana, Tanaka Rie, Sendai Eri, Yuzuki Ryoka, Tamura Mutsumi, Hidaka Rina, Komatsu Mikako, Okiayu Ryoutarou, Asanuma Shintarou, Koyama Tsuyoshi.

Takatsu Karino, the author of Working, in the anime of which Shizuka plays one of the protagonist's sisters, Takanashi Kozue, drew a congratulatory illustration alluding to Shizuka's self-proclaimed reputation as a heavy drinker:

The inscription tells which part she plays in Working and congratulates her on her marriage. In the pic, Shizuka talks about drinking during the service. Just so we know what she looks like, here is a fairly recent pic showing her as she really looks:

In her blog post Shizuka says that her marriage will make no difference to her work, that she thinks it will just make her stronger and more able to take on new challenges.

No word on who her husband is, or what he does.


Pw3age said...

Congratulations to Itou Shizuka! Now 3 out of 4 of the main girls in Hayate got married this year. Now we just wait for Kugyuu to announce her marriage (followed by a swarm of death threats).

Mura said...

Indeed, congratulations to Itou Shizuka as well. I hope she'll have a happy marriage for a long time.

Furuba-tan said...

do you know how her reputation among the seiyuu otakus is? will she be one of the unfortunate whose image will suffer from the marriage?

hashi said...

@Furuba-tan -- Checking her thread on 2channel, the responses are largely positive. A few people talk about her faking yuri, a few say she must have had a boyfriend before now. But largely it's support, so far. I suspect that once someone's thirty, the otaku can accept her getting married.

Jeremia said...

I can't even imagine any flaming at her, she does, afterall, work in eroge, I wouldn't believe anyone could be under impression that she's a 'next door neighbour' type