Voice actress Tomo Sakurai has announced on Twitter that two years and nine months after her retirement, she is returning to the entertainment industry. She stated she is also going to be active on Twitter and Instagram. Sakurai has also already voiced roles in the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato film (as Mumei’s mother) and the Fafner THE BEYOND film (as Anira).
In her retirement announcement in September 2016, she stated that it has become more difficult for her to use her voice, and she decided to retire for that reason.
Sakurai has voiced such roles in anime as Mylene Flare Jenius in the various Macross 7 anime projects, Misao Makimachi in Rurouni Kenshin, Shayla-Shayla in El Hazard – The Magnificent World, Meimi Haneoka in Saint Tail, Hinowa in Gintama, Sulia Gaudeamus in Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture, Marin in Lil’ Red Riding Hood Cha-Cha, Chigusa Sakai in Shakugan no Shana, and Patty in Gall Force: The Revolution.