On February 15th, the new anime “AYAKA-Ayaka-” announced the departure of famous voice actor Takahiro Sakurai (48) through the official website. In October last year, it was reported that Sakurai hid his marital status with a woman who was a broadcast writer for a radio program in which he was a personality and had been having an affair for ten years.
This time, similar trouble with another woman was reported, and he resigned from Nippon Cultural Broadcasting’s “Komchatto Countdown,” which he served as a personality for 20 years. The situation is still not under control.
In response to Sakurai’s new animation withdrawal announcement, related words entered the Twitter trend. It can be seen that there is still a high level of interest in Sakurai, but the biggest concern for anime fans is “Will there be a withdrawal from “Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Village of the Swordsmith,” which will start broadcasting in April?” That’s what it means.
Sakurai plays the popular character Giyu Tomioka, who won 4th place in the 1st and 2nd place in the popularity poll held in “Weekly Shonen Jump” magazine. Giyu Tomioka is also an important person who triggered the main character, Tanjiro Kamado, to join the Demon Slayer Corps. On the Internet, “There are people who want the roles they’ve played so far to leave and those who don’t want them to change, and there are pros and cons, but it’s true that when you hear Mr. Sakurai’s voice while watching anime, you’ll think “Ah” Giyu Tomioka’s voice was input by Sakurai-san, so it would be painful if he changed it, but I don’t want Sakurai-san’s voice to speak justice.”
The voice actor industry is constantly saturated and competing for seats. “Tatsuhisa Suzuki, who was reportedly having an affair in July 2021, dropped out of ‘ULTRAMAN’ and ‘Tokyo Revengers’ one after another.
About Mr. Suzuki, There was a vital aspect of compliance violation in that he let the other person listen to the song before the anime aired. Still, Mr. Sakurai is only a matter of his ethics, so it may be difficult for the production side to decide on the criteria to withdraw. I’m sorry.” (Anime production staff) This time Sakurai’s departure was a new animation before the image was established, so it was easy for the production side to decide.
However, on the 12th, Sakurai announced that the unique program “ABEMA Toriko Matsuri” was broadcast on ABEMA. He quietly appeared in the cast large gathering SP. She gave the impression that she was a little haggard, but she followed her co-stars as she continued her talk, and while waiting for the fire to be extinguished, there was a feeling that she would remain in the voice acting industry. “The number of Sakurai-san’s new animations will decrease at once due to the recent affair report. It is said that when a voice actor dies a work, it is time to retire.
The voice actor industry is constantly saturated because no matter how much the voice actor sells, the role is decided by audition, but it is often the case that the casting is “Is this person again? It’s such a tough world.” (Same) If Sakurai’s voice actor leaves “Kimetsu,” who will be the voice actor who will take over? Fans’ anxiety and interest are mixed.