On August 3, voice actor Yamadera Koichi (57) announced that he and voice actress Tanaka Rie (39) divorced in July. This is Yamadera's second divorce.
On Twitter, Yamadera released a joint statement saying, "We are very sorry for announcing this very personal matter, but after discussion, we decided to make this announcement. Last month, we submitted our divorce papers. When we registered our marriage in 2012, many people congratulated us, but we gave chosen to go our separate ways in order to pursue the future we each envision."
They continued, "However, the time we spent together is irreplaceable. We are very grateful for each other. From now on, we hope to maintain a good relationship with one another as co-workers. Please continue to watch over us warmly."