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Seiyuu Keiji Fujiwara Takes Medical Leave

by tsubasalover
Aug 8, 2016 7:49 AM | 39 Comments
Air Agency has announced via Twitter and their official website that voice actor Keiji Fujiwara will be taking a break to undergo medical treatment. For privacy reasons, the medical condition being treated has not been specified. The duration of the seiyuu's leave is also unknown.

Keiji Fujiwara's current anime castings include Hiroshi Nohara in the long-running series, Crayon Shin-chan, and Kouichi Kizakura in Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen - Mirai-hen. Replacement voice actors have yet to be announced. The seiyuu has also been assigned to reprise his roles in Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen (Shirou Fujimoto) and Shingeki no Kyojin (Hannes) next year. Fujiwara's other recent anime castings include Leorio Paladiknight in Hunter x Hunter (2011) and Aldebaran in Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu.

Active in the voice acting industry since the 1980s, Keiji Fujiwara has voiced characters from various media, including drama CDs, tokusatsu shows, video games, live-action series, and Western cartoons.

Source: Otakomu

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Jun 16, 2017 11:21 AM by removed-user

That news made me so so happy :)

Since Spiderman Homecoming won't release until August 11 over here, I hope he's still in time for the dub. It would be sad if he had to give up on Tony Stark....

Otherwise I guess Shin-chan will be the 1st series he will resume work on.

Jun 16, 2017 10:26 AM by pandora18

I feel all alive again. I'm so happy he is back I cried prayed a lot I wish he can be back for Youkai Apartment.

Jun 16, 2017 7:09 AM by Shadow-Chan

tsubasalover said:
Shirou Fujimoto role for Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen will be replaced by Hiroaki Hirata.

I wonder if it's because the Fujimoto that'll appear is younger or if they had to replace his va permanently.

I'm hoping it's the first case.

Dec 22, 2016 9:31 AM by juandmarco

Shirou Fujimoto role for Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen will be replaced by Hiroaki Hirata.

Nov 11, 2016 1:06 AM by tsubasalover

That's really an unfortunate thing to hear. I hope his treatment will go well, and have a quick recovery. Great seiyuu.

Aug 9, 2016 5:56 AM by Reverberate

Hoping treatment goes well and wishing you a speedy recovery. Get well soon Fujiwara san!

Aug 9, 2016 4:01 AM by nehnehneji

I hope he'll have a quick recovery! Get well soon!

Aug 9, 2016 3:28 AM by futurefishes

I really hope this legend recovers well and soon!

Aug 9, 2016 1:07 AM by CataOrShane

Master Yi :c

Get well soon.

Aug 9, 2016 12:35 AM by komasan

if this guy fucking dies

Aug 8, 2016 11:45 PM by zetsu_shoren

Get well soon, Fujiwara-san.

Aug 8, 2016 9:12 PM by Eclipse

Hope he is fine. He is leorio and that dude in Gundam 00 and 08th team

Aug 8, 2016 8:57 PM by PoeticJustice

Hope this legendary man gets well soon. His voice is weed.

Aug 8, 2016 8:41 PM by SuccHunter

I hope it isn't anything life-threatening and just another bump in the road :(

Get well soon!

Aug 8, 2016 2:24 PM by Ando

i hope he get well soon...

Aug 8, 2016 2:23 PM by Kuma

Oh god . I hope everything is alright . I can easily recognize his voice , he is one of my favourite seiyuu

Leorio :(

Aug 8, 2016 1:31 PM by hisokathebutcher

I'm sad hope it's nothing serious. His voice my life source. Please get well soon.

Aug 8, 2016 1:27 PM by Shadow-Chan

Hope everything will be alright! He's one of the best voice actors...

Aug 8, 2016 1:09 PM by fujioka-san

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