“Sanketsu-girl” Sayuri, who is performing Lycoris Recoil‘s ending theme song “Hana no To“ this season, was diagnosed with glaucoma, which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the national public health agency of the United States, describes as “a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and even blindness.“
On September 17, the 26-year-old singer tweeted that her strong nearsighted condition makes her always wear contact lenses, which led her to keratitis, inflammation, or infection of the cornea. The conidition improved, but, after a detailed examination at an ophthalmology clinic, it turned out that she has glaucoma.
In a different tweet, she says “[Glaucoma] was caught early, so putting in eye drops properly leaves me little chance of going blind,” but she also admits it upset her a little because she is still in her 20s. The singer also encouraged her fans to get routine medical checkups.
“Anyone can get glaucoma, but certain groups are at higher risk,” the CDC states. “African Americans over age 40, all people over age 60, people with a family history of glaucoma, and people who have diabetes.”
Lycoris Recoil‘s non-credit ending sequence with her song “Hana no To” has attracted more than 2 million views as of the time of writing. You can check the 1-minute and 30-second video on Aniplex’s YouTube channel below:
“Sanketsu-girl” Sayuri was born on June 7, 1996. The 26-year-old singer released her debut CD single “Mikazuki” in August 2015, which was promoted as the ending theme song for the anime Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace. She released her 2nd album for the first time in 5 years titled “Sanketsu Shojo,” which compiles songs including Lycoris Recoil‘s ending theme song “Hana no To,” and My Hero Academia Season 4‘s ending theme song “Kokai no Uta.”
Studio A-1 Pictures is producing the original anime Lycoris Recoil whose story was written by Asaura, known for his battles-over-bento-boxes light novel Ben-To. Shingo Adachi, who is known as the chief animation director in the Sword Art Online series, is directing the series.
The anime’s official website is available in English as well as Japanese and describes the plot of the series as:
“LycoReco” is a café with a traditional Japanese twist located in downtown Tokyo. But the delicious coffee and sugary sweets are not the only orders this café takes! From delivering packages to short distances, to pick-ups and drop-offs on the lonely streets at night, to zombies and giant monster extermination…?! Whatever your problem, we’re here to help! We will solve any kind of “trouble” you may have! Waiting for you are the ever-smiling poster girl and the cool, serious newcomer. A petite girl who never wants to work and a young woman approaching thirty who wants to get married. And the manager is a nice guy who’s obsessed with Japan! Whatever your order is, leave it all up to us!