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Japanese VA group 'Run Girls, Run!' announces disbandment by March 2023

Members Coco Hayashi (Hayamaru), Yūka Morishima (Mocchi), and Nanami Atsugi (Acchan) are disbanding to pursue their own paths.

By: Nicole S. Castro on July 25, 2022 at 21:46 PHT

Run Girls, Run! the voice-actor group consisting of Coco Hayashi (Hayamaru), Yūka Morishima (Mocchi), and Nanami Atsugi (Acchan), has announced that the group will disband on March 31, 2023.

Run Girls, Run! members | PHOTO COURTESY: Comic Natalie

Below is an excerpt from the official statement on their website:

今年の7月30日でユニット結成5周年の節目を迎えるにあたって、この先の各メンバーそれぞれの人生を思い描く中で、メンバーとスタッフが何度も話し合いを重ねました結果、 ユニットを解散し個々それぞれの道を歩むことが各メンバーの更なる成長に繋がるという結論に至りました。

Translation by AniradioPlus:

We are about to celebrate the group's 5th anniversary on July 30, 2022. With this in mind, the members and staff have been having discussions about the future of each member. As a result, we have come to the conclusion that dissolving the unit and allowing each member to pursue her own path will lead to further growth and development.

For now, the group will continue their activities as scheduled. Their next performance is in Sendai on July 31, 2022 at their live tour titled Run Girls, Run!5th Anniversary Live Tour Get Set, 5!

The voice actor unit Run Girls, Run! was formed from those who passed the audition jointly held by Avex and 81 Produce in 2017 (avex x 81 Produce Wake Up, Girls! 3rd Anime Song Vocal Audition).

The group was made official on July 30, 2017. They released songs collaborating with anime works such as Wake Up, Girls! New Chapter and Kiratto Pri Chan.

They will celebrate their 5th anniversary this July 30, 2022.

Source: Run Girls, Run! official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.