Hello Kitty Voice Actor Retires After Over 30 Years

The voice actress for Hello Kitty, Megumi Hayashibara, is leaving the role after 33 years.

Hello Kitty Voice Actor Retires After Over 30 Years

It looks like the Sanrio fans are in for a big change soon because Hello Kitty is going through some changes behind the scenes. Today, the actress who has been the voice of Hello Kitty for more than 30 years, Megumi Hayashibara, announced that she is stepping down from the role.

Megumi Hayashibara shared this news on her blog not too long ago. In her blog post, she told fans that she's saying goodbye to her role as Hello Kitty. This decision comes after a long 33 years of being the voice of the beloved character. She first started voicing Hello Kitty back in 1990.

This is a significant change for fans as many of them grew up with Hayashibara as the voice of Hello Kitty. She has voiced the beloved Sanrio character in numerous movies, commercials, video games, short films, and more. Additionally, Hello Kitty has made many appearances over the past three decades. Hayashibara's departure marks the end of an era.

As of now, Sanrio has not revealed who will be the new voice for Hello Kitty. It's likely that they have another actor in mind for the role. Hello Kitty is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2024, so we might hear about the new actress as part of the New Year celebrations.

Hayashibara, the voice actress, is very busy with her work. She started her career in 1986 and has done a lot of voice acting in anime. She has been in popular shows like Neon Genesis Evangelion, Detective Conan, and Cowboy Bebop. Recently, she was in Shaman King and Pokemon Journeys: The Series.

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