Copyright (C) 1999 Jeff Okamoto. All rights reserved.
Megumi Gets Married!
Welcome to issue #10 of the Hayashibara Megumi Internet Fan Club Newsletter! It's been a while since the last newsletter, but hopefully I will be able to publish on a more regular schedule.
It wasn't an April Fool's joke. At the end of her concert/recording for Tokyo Boogie Night (her TBS radio program) at the Toshima Koukaidou in Tokyo, wedding music rang out and Ms. Hayashibara appeared in a pure white wedding dress. Her short speech was:
"Today is April Fool's Day, but this is no lie. On March 30th (1998), my birthday, I got married."
After this announcement, the thousands of attending fans shouted their congratulations.
Her new husband is an office worker, and is 3 years her junior. Although they registered their marriage back in March, the ceremony did not take place until June, with only family and close friends invited. No mention has been made of the groom's name or about a honeymoon.
Ms. Hayashibara also passed two other important milestones. Her radio program "Hayashibara Megumi no Heartful Station", based in Kobe, celebrated its 300th broadcast, and another of her programs "Tokyo Boogie Night" celebrated its 200th broadcast.
Anime Expo 1997 and 1998
Voice actor Akira Kamiya (whom I'd met a few years ago) finally came to Anime Expo, and he was very, very popular. You can see more about it at the AX web site (http://www.anime-expo.org). In fact, Kamiya-san enjoyed himself so much that he came back for Anime Expo 1998. He plans to be back for Anime Expo 1999, which will be held at the Anaheim Hilton and Towers.
I am pleased to announce that since the last issue, this fan club has blasted through the 250-member mark! We now have members in 26 countries, spanning North and South America, Europe, East Asia, and Oceania. Africa remains the only continent in which this fan club has no members.
As I said earlier, it's been over 18 months since the last issue of this newsletter. I deeply apologize for this. A bout of repetitive strain injury (RSI) made me uncertain whether I could continue to work on a computer or not. My condition seems to have stabilized for the present, fortunately.
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