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: