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Fullmetal Alchemist Voice Actress Shoko Nakagawa Fails First Screening For JAXA Astronaut Application

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Fullmetal Alchemist Voice Actress Shoko Nakagawa Fails First Screening For JAXA Astronaut Utility

Voice actress and singer Shoko Nakagawa revealed on Twitter on Apr 22, 2022, that her utility to be an for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Company (JAXA) has been declined following her failure to go the primary stage of the screening take a look at.

She posted a picture of the response despatched by JAXA on Twitter and remarked “Oh nicely!” and mentioned that she won’t hand over her dream of going to area as but.

On March 4, Nakagawa utilized to be an astronaut. She posted a screenshot of her utility receipt and wrote: “I’ve completed my utility to be an astronaut! It’s a ticket to my biggest dream: going to area. Due to the broad recruitment scope, I used to be capable of throw my hat within the ring! Till now, I’ve at all times been only one centimeter too brief, so now I simply have to use!”

2,266 out of 4,127 people handed the primary stage of screening. It’s the first time in 13 years since JAXA final opened astronaut functions.

Beforehand, the voice actress acknowledged that she wish to turn into somebody who has visited each outer area and the ocean depths, referencing how in 2009, she dived 5,200 meters beneath sea stage in a manned submersible.

Nakagawa (often known as “Shokotan”) is a vocalist who has carried out the theme music for anime similar to Gurren Lagann, Star Blazers 2199, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Punch Line, and several other POKÉMON flicks. She has additionally appeared as a visitor star in various POKÉMON episodes and has hosted the weekly kids’s selection present POKÉMON no Uchi Atsumaru? (Meet Up on the POKÉMON Home?) for the previous six years.

Nakagawa was launched from the hospital in January after being handled for anaphylaxis. She mentioned that a component within the many medicines she had taken earlier to deal with fever, discomfort, exhaustion, and stress had evidently brought about the anaphylaxis. 

Supply: Twitter