J-actress Aragaki Yui has a nickname as “The Nation’s Wife” in that all men dream of her being his wifey. So J-actor Hoshino Gen is already public enemy number 1 now that he’s married Gakki but it may get even worse and even her female fans are going to fault him for what may come. J-ent is reporting that Aragaki Yui is retiring. Like, come again?!?!? Now that she’s married, Gakki is reportedly set to retire after one final project, costarring with Oguri Shun in next year 2022’s Taiga dorama Kamakura-dono no 13-nin. Retirement after marriage for actresses remains way more common in J-ent than in other East Asian industries such as Taiwan, South Korea, Mainland China, and Hong Kong, it’s what I call the Yamaguchi Momoe effect (retiring at the height of her fame at the young age of 21 years old) to get married. If Gakki retires this will be my second biggest shocking retirement and sadness after Horikita Maki retired in Feb 2017 after getting married. Maki is now the mother of two so very happy for her but goodness as fans it’s such a void of not seeing their talent onscreen. Other actresses who got married but still act include Kitagawa Keiko, Yamada Yu, and Ishihara Satomi, The 2000 gen J-actresses still single have now dwindled to basically Ayase Haruka and Nagasawa Masami heh. Whatever Gakki chooses I hope she’s happy with that decision.