On the 27th, TV Tokyo held a regular presidential interview at the same station in Tokyo. It was reported on the 26th that voice actor Takahiro Sakurai had been in a relationship with an ordinary woman for ten years, hiding that he was married.
On the 27th, he mentioned that he apologized on the official website of his agency. Sakurai has appeared as a voice actor in the same station’s anime ” Ninjara ” (Saturday 10:00 am) and ” BLEACH Thousand Year Blood War ” (Monday midnight). Isami Saito, the director of the general programming department, said, “I am aware that some reports and apology comments have come out from the office on the homepage.” I’m in the middle of it. I want to think about how to deal with it after confirmation.”
Changes to the cast and withdrawal from the project have yet to be decided. However, Riske Hiraoka, General Manager of the Anime Business Headquarters, said, “We are still in the process of discussing it yesterday. Therefore, it is difficult to say what will happen.” In September, it was reported on Bunshun Online that Sakurai had married a former voice actor. After that, on the 23rd of this month, Nippon Cultural Broadcasting announced the program “PS Genki desu. Takahiro,” which was broadcast on Internet radio “Super! A&G+” in 2009, would end suddenly.
Then, on the 26th, “Bunshun Online” reported that Sakurai hid the fact that he was married and had been in a relationship with the program’s broadcast writer for more than ten years and that the woman was rushed to the emergency room due to shock. Finally, intention, which Sakurai belongs to, released a document on their website on the 27th.
“I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to you by my inappropriate behavior.
This incident is the result of my irresponsible behavior, and I deeply regret that I betrayed everyone’s trust, and I will deeply reflect on my actions in the future. I will do my best to restore the confidence that I have lost. I am very sorry for the trip. October 27, 2022 Takahiro Sakurai.” Intention also said, “It was Sakurai’s dishonesty that caused this situation, and he has taken it seriously and is deeply regretting it. We take this issue seriously and will do our best to restore everyone’s trust. I’ll do it,” he apologized.