Voice actress Rimi Nishimoto, recognized for her role as Rimi Ushigome in the anime "BanG Dream!," has revealed that she's been diagnosed with Graves' disease, a condition affecting the thyroid gland. Due to her health situation, Rimi Nishimoto is taking a break from activities that could put undue physical stress on her. The impact of her condition has led to some changes in her schedule, including adjustments to an upcoming live event. She will also need to skip participation in several stage plays.
Rimi Nishimoto's agency assures everyone that they are focused on her health and will make decisions based on her diagnosis to manage her activities effectively. While this might cause some disruptions, they appreciate everyone's understanding and continued support.
Rimi Nishimoto herself has expressed gratitude to her fans for their support and apologized for the surprise announcement. She explained that Graves' disease can make you feel like you're running a marathon even when you're sitting down, but she's optimistic about her recovery and looks forward to returning to her work in good health.
For those unfamiliar with Rimi Nishimoto's work, in addition to her role in "BanG Dream!," she has lent her voice to characters in "Assault Lily BOUQUET," "Hina Logic~ from Luck & Logic~," and "The Fruit of Evolution ~ Before You Know It's a Winner's Life~." Besides her voice acting career, she's also known as a member of the all-girl band Poppin'Party.
Wishing Rimi Nishimoto a speedy recovery and looking forward to seeing her back in action!