Did you know? Roselia was the first thing I heard when I got into BanG Dream. I heard your song, “BLACK SHOUT”, and was mesmerized. Next thing I know, I fall in love with this franchise. This community appears, and with it, I am given an opportunity to speak to others who play and enjoy this game. But, all of this is thanks to Roselia! Even though I’m a diehard Harohapi and Popipa fan, none of that would’ve happened without the Roselia you helped to create.
And as for Rinko, Shirokane Rinko... This girl is the most relatable Bandori character in the whole franchise for me! She’s painfully shy, easily anxious, and a girl who’d rather just stay inside and play video games. That fits me to a T! I used to overlook Rinrin, and that was a shame. However, with the game releasing in English this year, I was able to learn a lot more about her. She apparently liked me well enough too, as I pulled her 4* during the last Guaranteed 4* Gacha. I was, and still am, completely enamoured by her, and part of this is due to your performance as our dearest Rinrin.
Rinko may have not started out as being one of my favorites, but she sure is now. Your performance as Rinko will always be remembered, and cherished, but I also understand that your health must come first. Thank you for giving us your time, effort and love as a member of Roselia and as the first Shirokane Rinko. I will support your future projects as a seiyuu independent of BanG Dream, and I will welcome the next iteration of Shirokane Rinko with open arms.
To finish off this long post, please have this fanart I made of Rinrin after I heard of the graduation. Thank you for reading for this!
I got to see Ewigkeit this weekend and cried when everyone got emotional over Yurishii's last show... and then I heard of the news about Akesan, so I drew this in honor of both of them! Here's to continue devoting ourselves to the future of Roselia!
Was asked by a friend to draw Rinko in honour of Akesaka-san, though deep down I drew it for myself too.
Thank you Akesaka-san, for playing the role Rinko and everything you have done for Roselia. Your passion and history with piano really inspired me to take up piano again and I really admire your love for it. Thank you!
You may not have voiced my favorite girl, or my second, or my third, but your personality as a seiyuu is addicting. Whenever I watch Roselia skits, it's for you, Akesaka-san.
I thought I was upset when I heard of Yurishii's graduation, but now that you're graduating, I know how it really feels to miss your favorite seiyuu's. No-one could ever replace you, and that's a fact.
Rinko started out as one of my favorites, as her birthday was closest to mine. You give her the personality and the voice she deserves, and while it might not suit my tastes I know there are hundreds of people out there that are willing to spend thousands of dollars just on you and your character, and that's incredible. Seiyuus like you bring hope to a world where it seems as though there isn't any.
Someday, someday I will get the chance to thank you in person and tell you how much I'm grateful for everything you've done for the BanG Dream! Franchise. Even if it takes me until I graduate from my school, I'll be able to do it.
I hope that whatever the future has in store for you is as beautiful as the past you created.
i didn't have time to gather my thoughts to post on bandori, so now i'd like to thank ake-san for all she has done for roselia thus far. she has provided the sweetest and most peaceful voice for rinko, performed spectacularly on stage with roselia and worked so hard on all her different jobs while juggling roselia rehearsals.
ake-san's leaving doesn't feel as.... real as yurishii's yet for me perhaps bc she will continue voicing rinko until garupa anime s2, and also because she'll still be in the industry but i'll miss her nonetheless. she doesn't want to be known as part of roselia anymore in case it gives her new seiyuu unnecessary pressure - do give her translated blog update a read, it's really sweet
lastly!!! akeshan doesn't post many solo pics of herself but these 2 pics of her with meguchi & yurishii are my favourite ♡ i'll definitely miss your passion for beer (LOL) and your synergy with meguchi and yurishii uuuu
thank you ake-san! i love you and all of roselia 🌹
Thank you so much Ake-san for playing my best girl, Rinko Shirokane ♥ your voice has brought joy into the character that I love today and I wish you well in the future!! I will continue to support you in the future!
As much as I wanted to do something like draw for Ake-san's graduation, I know that my drawing skills is bad, so I'll just write something...
Akesaka-san, Thank you for breathing life into Rinko. It was your voice that made Rinko into who we know today. Your contribution to Rinko's character and Roselia will never be forgotten by us.
And at the same time, I hope that the person who continues on as Rinko's new VA would be welcomed and accepted by us, just like with Yuki.
Even though Yurika-san had only just recently graduated, another member of Roselia has now left.
Still, we will never forget their time with Roselia, and at the same time, will move on along with the new Roselia
that Yuki and Rinko's new VA will create.
Rinko is one of my favorite characters in bandori, which is saying a lot because all the girls are so incredible. The way you brought her to life is so touching and beautiful, I'm so glad your work is being kept in the game. I wish you all the best, thank you for your contributions to the best game ever!!