Ray officially announced her retirement as a singer on her blog due to her personal reasons.
Ray’s final live performance scheduled to be held in the summer of 2017.
It has been five years since her major debut as a singer.
Ray thanked her fans for being supportive of her for the past five years, and she is truly sorry for the sudden announcement.
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“To my always supportive fans,
Thank you so much for your warm support.
I, Ray, have decided to have my final live performance held in the summer of 2017,
and I will be graduating from my artist activities.
Today have been roughly five years since my major debut,
I have really met a lot of people, sang in various places, experienced various things that I cannot normally experience.
And more than anything, I was able to meet many wonderful fans.
I have been fond of singing since I was a child.
I have always wanted to bring the smile to everyone, even if it’s a little.
It has been my utmost effort and I have enjoyed all the past activities.
On the other hand, since last year I began to dwell on my life and future,
What can I do other than singing?
I have questioned this myself.
Under these circumstances, I have found another unfulfilled big dream,
and I want to challenge it.
I have discussed it with my staff, and we came to a consensus.
The staff accepted my selfish decisions and wishes.
And more than anything, announcing this abruptly to my fans,
I am really sorry.
Next month I will refrain from my one-man live since the 5th anniversary of my debut,
however, various other event appearances have been decided.
Until that day till I graduate from being a singer, I will still be the usual cheerfully and brightly me.
I am glad to have spent the happiness time together.
January 25, 2017
Ray is best known for singing the theme songs for the To LOVE-Ru Darkness series, Nagi no Asukara, and Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm.
Really thank you! I’ll always support your decision.