Megumi Hayashibara has voiced countless characters in anime, holding a legacy that few actors can surpass. Yen Press’s newest acquisition, Megumi Hayashibara’s The Characters Taught Me Everything: Living Life One Episode at a Time, celebrates the history of the iconic voice actress, by providing a in-depth look at her career. In addition, Yen Press will be releasing the book on digital platforms simultaneously with the Japanese release. Yen Press has provided further details below:

NEW YORK, NY (1/27/2021) – Yen Press, LLC announced the acquisition of Megumi Hayashibara’s The Characters Taught Me Everything: Living Life One Episode at a Time, a memoir of the legendary Japanese voice actress, lyricist, and radio personality. Megumi Hayashibara is one of the world’s most celebrated anime voice actresses and is widely known for voicing some of the world’s most beloved characters.

For over three decades, renowned Japanese voice actress Megumi Hayashibara has breathed life into countless iconic characters—including Ranma Saotome (Ranma ½), Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion), Lina Inverse (Slayers), Jessie (Pokémon), Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop), and Paprika (Paprika)! In this new autobiographical memoir, Megumi provides an in-depth look at her illustrious career and how the very characters she has portrayed have impacted her life on both personal and professional levels.

Megumi Hayashibara’s The Characters Taught Me Everything: Living Life One Episode at a Time is scheduled for digital release on February 20, simultaneous with the memoir’s release in Japan.


About Yen Press, LLC

­­Yen Press, LLC is a joint venture between Kadokawa Corporation and Hachette Book Group. Founded in 2006, Yen Press has quickly risen to become one of the largest and most prolific publishers of manga and original graphic novels in the North American marketplace and a driving force in the introduction of light novels and Japanese literature to new readers through its Yen On imprint. For more information, visit www.yenpress.com.

About The Author Varun Gupta

Varun Gupta is an analyst residing in Minnesota. While his professional interests have led him on the path to the business world, he has always had an immense love of animation and comics. An obsessive manga collector, he spends his free time attempting to read through his massive backlog of series, hoping to one day finish them all. Will he succeed in his perilous quest? Probably not, but at least he’s having fun doing it!