Voice actress and singer Megumi Hayashibara revealed on her blog on March 30 that she has left King Records. She noted that she is not retiring, and will still continue with voice acting and singing, but will choose jobs that "fit her." She added that these days, it is possible to do this without an agency.
Hayashibara has voiced numerous roles and has sung theme songs for many of the anime she has starred in, one of the first voice actors to do so. She has starred in and performed theme songs for such anime as 3×3 Eyes, Ranma ½ , Slayers, Saber Marionette R, Sorcerer Hunters, Love Hina, and Shaman King.
Hayashibara released her latest album Fifty〜Fifty in March 2018, and her latest single "Imawa no Shinigami" in February 2017. The latter served as the opening song of the second season of the Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju anime, where she also voiced the character Miyokichi. Some of her latest roles include Haruha Raharu in FLCL Progressive, as well as the characters Angelina, Francine, and Shirogane Saiga in Karakuri Circus.