Some of anime voice actor Koichi Yamadera’s most memorable roles are characters who aren’t precisely fortunate in love. As “Ranma 1/2’s” Ryoga Hibiki, he spends just about your entire sequence pining after a lady who solely sees him as a pal (or a pet), and he’s received an much more tragic love life as “Cowboy Bebop’s” Spike Spiegel, a person eternally haunted by the reminiscence of the lover he left behind when he broke away from a life in organized crime.
Yamadera himself, however, has a way more lively love life, and this week introduced that he’s gotten married.
“If you’ll pardon me for talking about a personal matter, I’d like to announce that Robin Shoko Okada and I have gotten married,” tweeted Yamadera.
▼ Robin Shoko Okada
You may be considering that Okada, a former idol singer and present media character (or “talent,” to make use of the Japanese present biz time period) appears to be like surprisingly younger for the partner of somebody who’s been an anime voice actor because the mid-Nineteen Eighties, and there may be certainly a big age hole between them. Okada, who was born within the U.S., is 28 years previous, whereas Yamadera will flip 60 on Thursday.
▼ Okada was a member of idol unit Ciao Bella Cinquetti (also referred to as The Possivo) from 2004 to 2018.
The couple turned acquainted whereas co-hosting “The Bay Line,” a chat radio program for Chiba Prefecture’s bayfm, the place their stint lasted from 2015 till March of final 12 months. “After we both graduating from hosting the show,” says Yamadera, “I realized how important she’d become to me, and we started dating.” Okada mentions the same timeline, saying “After we’d stopped hosting the show, he and I would talk about our careers, the things that are important to us in life, what makes us happy, and many other things,” and that her attraction grew from how earnest and delicate she realized he’s.
This is Yamadera’s third marriage, following earlier unions to anime voice actresses Mika Kanai from 1994 to 2006 and Rie Tanaka from 2012 to 2018.
“We come from different generations and grew up in completely different environments, but we will support each other as we move forward together in life,” pledges Yamadera. “Considering my age, I feel nothing but gratitude that she agreed to marry me,” he says, whereas additionally including that he plans to take growing care to stay a wholesome life, which might in all probability be a smart determination for a few of his different anime business colleagues who’ve lately married girls a lot youthful than themselves.
Sources: Twitter/@yamachanoha by way of Jin, Yahoo! Japan News/Sponichi Annex
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