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Ouran High School Host Club VAs Kenichi Suzumura & Maaya Sakamoto announce birth of first child

Voice actors Kenichi Suzumura (47) and Maaya Sakamoto (42) have made a joint announcement about the birth of their first child.

By: Nicole S. Castro on April 22, 2022 at 13:28 PHT

Voice actors Kenichi Suzumura (47) and Maaya Sakamoto (42), who are famous for starring together in the anime Ouran High School Host Club as Hikaru Hitachiin and Haruhi Fujioka, made a joint announcement on April 21, 2022 about the birth of their first child.

On their official websites (INTENTION, Maaya's Fortunerest), the announcement goes:

(Original Japanese)

いつも応援してくださっている皆様へ 先日、私たちの元に子供が誕生いたしました。 おかげさまで母子共に元気です。 我が子と一緒に私たち自身も成長していけるよう、 一歩ずつ歩んでいきたいと思います。 これからもどうぞよろしくお願いいたします。

(Translation by AniradioPlus)

As always, thank you everyone for always cheering us on. A few days ago, our child was born. Thanks to your well wishes, both mother and child are doing well. We would like to take things one step at a time so that we can grow together with our child little by little. Thank you very much for your continued support.

The couple first revealed Sakamoto's pregnancy on Dec. 27, 2021.

Congratulations to one of anime fandom's strongest couples!

Source: INTENTION official website, Comic Natalie, AniradioPlus




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.


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