Sayaka Kanda Remains the Voice of Mana Nagase of Idoly Pride

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The official Twitter of the media mix project Idoly Pride announced that the character voice of the legendary idol Mana Nagase will remain as Sayaka Kanda, with no re-casting or muting the character temporarily. The announcement was made soon after Kanda passed away in an apparent fall at a hotel in Japan on Saturday.

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The development team of  Idoly Pride stated that Mana’s voice should never be changed, as Kanda was the only performer capable of breathing life into her. The announcement concludes with a statement, saying that they will continue to manage the content so that it can be enjoyed even more, and send their prayers to Sayaka Kanda’s family due to her unfortunate incident.

Here’s the official announcement:

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And here is a translated version of the above:

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Sayaka Kanda was born on October 1, 1986 in Tokyo as the daughter of actor Masaki Kanda and superstar Seiko Matsuda. She made her professional entertainment debut by appearing in a commercial in 2001. Throughout her career, she has recorded multiple CDs and appeared in various films.

▼From left, Sayaka Kanda and her mother Seiko Matsuda

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She also appeared on TV and various stage productions, but also found huge success with her voice acting. Over the years, she did voice work for a handful of anime, such as voicing Yuna in Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale. She also voiced Kaede Akamatsu in Danganronpa V3, and even performed the role of Junko Enoshima in the theatrical adaptations Danganronpa The Stage and Super Danganronpa 2 The Stage. In 2015, she won the Best Lead Actress award at the 2015 Seiyu Awards after voicing Anna from Disney’s Frozen. Mana Nagase, the character depicted below, was one of her more recent roles.

In the story of Idoly Pride, Mana Nagase is a legendary solo idol who passed away right before an important concert. She remains in the story as a ghost that only main character, Kōhei Makino can see, and Mana’s sister Kotono becomes an idol after her sister’s passing.

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Legends never die! Idoly Pride multimedia project announced that the character voice ofMana Nagase will remain as the late Sayaka Kanda.

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