Megumi Hayashibara will be releasing a new book titled “Hayashibara Megumi no Zenbu Kyara kara Osowatta Ima o Ikinuku Chikara” (roughly, “The Power to Survive Taught by All the Characters of Megumi Hayashibara”) today — 20th February.

Hayashibara, who has appeared in numerous works since her debut in 1986, wrote down how she dealt with the characters she played and her thoughts about them; there are also messages everywhere that will give readers hints on how to live in the future.

Some of the roles she played that were featured in the book include Ranma Saotome of “Ranma 1/2”, Rei Ayanami of “Neon Genesis Evangelion”, Lina Inverse of “Slayers”, Anna Kyoyama of “Shaman King”, Saiga Shirogane of “Karakuri Circus”, and more.

Illustrations and comments from manga artists and creators related to these appearances are also included, such as Rumiko Takahashi, Sadamoto Yoshiyuki, Gosho Aoyama, Eiichiro Oda, and many others.