Voice actor Yumi Shimura, known for playing Rozen Maiden‘s Kanaria, has announced on her blog that she retired as an actor as of Thursday, June 30th. She posted her farewells that same day, thanking her fans and fellow members of the industry.
Thankfully, my 14 years as an actress have been nothing but fun, and everyone at the office, all my seniors and juniors, and all the people involved with recording have shown me kindness and love. I will never forget meeting you all and receiving your support and kind words. Also, I give my thanks to all those who have cheered for me up until now. I’m so glad to have met you. Thank you very, very much.
Her talent agency, I’m Enterprise, also confirmed Shimura’s retirement. Other than her role in the Peach-Pit anime adaptation Rozen Maiden, the actor’s most prominent anime performances are as Chisame Hasegawa in Negima! and Wakaba Ogino in Cuticle Detective Inaba.