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Seiyuu Keiji Fujiwara Takes Medical Leave

by tsubasalover
Aug 8, 7:49 AM | 33 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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That's really an unfortunate thing to hear. I hope his treatment will go well, and have a quick recovery. Great seiyuu.

Aug 9, 5:56 AM by Reverberate__

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

Aug 9, 4:01 AM by nehnehneji

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

Aug 9, 3:28 AM by futurefishes

I really hope this legend recovers well and soon!

Aug 9, 1:07 AM by CataOrShane

Master Yi :c

Get well soon.

Aug 9, 12:35 AM by komasan

if this guy fucking dies

Aug 8, 11:45 PM by zetsu_shoren

Get well soon, Fujiwara-san.

Aug 8, 9:12 PM by Eclipse

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

Aug 8, 8:57 PM by PoeticJustice

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

Aug 8, 8:41 PM by Merkk

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

Get well soon!

Aug 8, 2:24 PM by Ando-

i hope he get well soon...

Aug 8, 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, 1:31 PM by hisokathebutcher

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

Aug 8, 1:27 PM by Shadow-Chan

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

Aug 8, 1:09 PM by fujioka-san

I'm saddened. Hope it is not something very serious. We can't afford to loose a great seiyuu. :(

Aug 8, 1:04 PM by yuliyana29

Oh my, I hope he'll recover soon. T_T

Aug 8, 12:56 PM by Jinrou

For Leorio's sake, live damnit!

Aug 8, 12:27 PM by VyseLegendaire

Wishing Keiji Fujiwara a speedy recovery...

Aug 8, 10:27 AM by Roy_Focker

Oh what a surprise, I hope he has a quick recovery.

Aug 8, 10:24 AM by NanDemoNai_

You are a living legend for voicing the likes of Hattori, Holland, Hughes, Kinnosuke and Ladd — some of my favourite male characters in anime. Get well soon, Fujiwara-san.

Aug 8, 9:54 AM by shanimebib