Seiyuu Ayaka Imamura has announced her sudden and immediate retirement from voice acting. The statement was made today — 29th June 2018, via her management’s official website WITH LINE.

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From WITH LINE Official Site

An Announcement Regarding Ayaka Imamura

We would like to express our gratitude for your continued support.

We are announcing that Ayaka Imamura, who belongs to our agency WITH LINE, will be retiring from all entertainment activities by the end of June 2018.
We sincerely apologize for the suddenness of this announcement.
We would like to thank all related company staff as well as the fans for their words of support and encouragement so far.

Please see below for a comment from Ayaka Imamura.

This is Ayaka Imamura. Thank you so much for all your support.
I’m really sorry that it was such a sudden announcement.
I, Ayaka Imamura, on last day of June, decided to retire from the voice acting business. To everyone who has supported me until today, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I have been feeling unwell since last year, and it has become more difficult to concentrate on my work. After worrying if I can continue working as a voice actor under such circumstances, the final result is, I chose to retire.

I’ve had wonderful experiences with all the fans, the staff members, and my co-stars so far.
I sincerely apologize that in spite of it all, it has ultimately come to this.

As this is the final time, I sincerely apologize for causing everyone concern. For all your generous support until now, I thank you very much.

Ayaka Imamura

If you have any letters or messages to Ayaka Imamura in connection with this announcement, we would appreciate it if you could send it to our company by the end of July.
We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused by this announcement.

Thank you for your continuous patronage.

Director and President Nobutaka Uchida

Ayaka Imamura is best known for her roles in “Absolute Duo”, “Princess Principal”, “Sansha Sanyou”, “Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume”, and “Takunomi.”