Seiyuu and singer, Yurika Endou, is retiring from the entertainment industry, and this includes her voice acting work. Her retirement has left a big hole in one particular franchise, and that is BanG Dream. In the franchise, she voices Lisa Imai, a member of the band Roselia. However, it seems that she now has a replacement.
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During the second day of the “BanG Dream! 5th☆Live” concert, they revealed a “6th member” for the band, Roselia. It turns out that that 6th member is seiyuu Yuki Nakashima. Fans might know her for her role as Aoi Zaizen in the Yugioh Vrains anime, as well as Teekyu’s Kinako Tanaka. And now, the anime’s official website has confirmed that she’s replacing the retiring Endou as Lisa.
As for Endou herself, she will be retiring after a final live concert on 1st June. She mainly voiced Lisa in the BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! game. Her anime roles include Ace of Diamond’s Haruno Yoshikawa and Angel’s 3Piece’s Nozomi Momijidani. She only appeared as Lisa in the BanG Dream TV anime’s 9th episode.
As for the franchise itself, it’s getting a 2nd and 3rd season, as well as a spin-off. The second season will premiere in January 2019, while the third season will premiere October 2019.