Talent management agency Pro Fit announced on Thursday that it will cease production operations on March 31, 2022. The company’s president Makoto Tanimura noted in the announcement that the closure is due to the company anticipating that it will “not be able to provide responsible management” for its talent stable in the near future.
The announcement comes on the 18th anniversary of the company’s founding.
Voice actor Nobuhiko Okamoto commented on the announcement in his personal blog later in the day. He said that it would be best if a “new company” inherited Pro Fit‘s novices, as well as the company’s voice actor training school, and that he proposed this idea to Tanimura. Okamoto noted that a separate company was already planning to start up from Pro Fit, and that he plans to arrange a business alliance with that company.
Pro-Fit was founded on November 4, 2003. The agency handles such voice actors as Aoi Yūki, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Kaito Ishikawa, Ai Fairouz, Ikumi Hasegawa, Shun Horie, Akari Kitō, and Shizuka Ishigami, among others.