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Seiyuu Yoshimasa Hosoya to Enter Hiatus

by tsubasalover
Apr 23, 8:10 AM | 58 Comments
Seiyuu Yoshimasa Hosoya has announced via A&G+ Radio show Tensai Gunshi that he will take a short break from his seiyuu career to recover from his throat condition. He plans to return within this year. The same announcement was later revealed on his official website.

Hosoya has voiced Kuranosuke Shiraishi from Prince of Tennis series, Nezumi from No.6, Arata Wataya from Chihayafuru series, Daryun from Arslan Senki (TV) series, Kaito from Ajin series, Doppo Kunikida from Bungou Stray Dogs series, Reiner Braun from Shingeki no Kyojin series, Kojou Akatsuki from Strike the Blood series, Oota from Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge series, Kakeru Tengenji from Starmyu series, Fumikage Tokoyami from Boku no Hero Academia series and more. He hosts an A&G+ radio show titled Tensai Gunshi with fellow seiyuu Hiroki Yasumoto, which received most useful radio award during the First Annual Aniradi Awards in 2015.

Source: Official site

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Shadow-Chan said:
tsubasalover said:
I was shocked when I heard from "Tensai Gunshi" radio that his throat problem has existed for a long time, when this announcement was made.

Is he returning for more of that radio show or not?
After taking the rest, and resuming this year, yes.

Apr 29, 5:19 PM by tsubasalover

tsubasalover said:
Shadow-Chan said:
They've been discussing voice change since last year. This means Hosoyan been ill for quite sometime. This breaks my heart.
I was shocked when I heard from "Tensai Gunshi" radio that his throat problem has existed for a long time, when this announcement was made.

Is he returning for more of that radio show or not?

Apr 29, 1:08 PM by Shadow-Chan

Shadow-Chan said:
They've been discussing voice change since last year. This means Hosoyan been ill for quite sometime. This breaks my heart.
I was shocked when I heard from "Tensai Gunshi" radio that his throat problem has existed for a long time, when this announcement was made.

Apr 27, 7:53 AM by tsubasalover

tsubasalover said:
Yaoi-Senpai said:
Just now I saw this. T_T
I know it's permanent but it will be for the game and the anime or only the anime?
His character in the game will be rerecorded, too (I heard), so I think both game and anime.


So sad, his voice will be missed as Hokuto. :(

Shadow-Chan said:
@Yaoi-Senpai I read they have his app voice change ready by May 31 maintenance.
They've been discussing voice change since last year. This means Hosoyan been ill for quite sometime. This breaks my heart.


I know, same here. I hope Maeno voice fit. Maeno voice is always the seme XD

Apr 27, 7:43 AM by Yaoi-Senpai

@Yaoi-Senpai I read they have his app voice change ready by May 31 maintenance.
They've been discussing voice change since last year. This means Hosoyan been ill for quite sometime. This breaks my heart.

Apr 27, 5:58 AM by Shadow-Chan

Yaoi-Senpai said:
Just now I saw this. T_T
I know it's permanent but it will be for the game and the anime or only the anime?
His character in the game will be rerecorded, too (I heard), so I think both game and anime.

Apr 26, 11:38 PM by tsubasalover

tsubasalover said:


His Ensemble Stars role Hokuto Hidaka will be replaced by Tomoaki Maeno (Permanently, not Temporary).


Just now I saw this. T_T
I know it's permanent but it will be for the game and the anime or only the anime?

Apr 26, 10:59 PM by Yaoi-Senpai

I hope he recovers soon.

Apr 25, 12:06 PM by mirana

Really like his voice. It's so deep and hoarse. Also like a lot of his characters. Can't imagine Aren Kuboyasu (Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan, will have a 2nd season) having a different seiyuu. Hosoya's perfect for the character. And yeah, he did voice a lot of characters in the recent years. He deserves some rest. Hope he gets better soon!

Apr 24, 11:00 PM by yuratchkka

Awhh noo :(( I hope he recovers quickly! He is so talented

Apr 24, 9:54 PM by nicoyaasawa

tsubasalover said:
creolepink said:
I heard that the character he voices for Ensemble Stars is going to be replaced by Maeno Tomoaki. source. I hope he gets better soon, tbh.


Oh, must have missed it from skimming the forum posts. Thank you! I'll edit my post then.

Apr 24, 10:59 AM by lovelyz

Poor Hosoyan. It's sad to know his roles keep getting replaced permanently. Please no more.
I'm grieving here about Fujiwara-san he is not back yet and his roles get replaced one by one.

Apr 24, 7:29 AM by Shadow-Chan

I hope he gets better soon, tbh.

Apr 24, 7:02 AM by lovelyz

Get well soon, Hosoyan!

First Irino Miyu goes on hiatus, now Hosoya.... This doesn't look good for 4th season of Haikyuu!! :(

Apr 24, 6:59 AM by gr8_nonsense

Tokoyami and Reiner are his biggest characters (well mostly Reiner since Tokoyami doesn't talk much) right now, so he has been working non stop and deserves the rest

Apr 24, 5:41 AM by BriBri812

I have recently came in contact with his work as Orga on Iron Blooded Orphans series, and I quite liked his performance, hope he cames back soon!

Apr 24, 4:02 AM by Playcool

He is one of my favorite. Take your time to rest and get well soon! Fighting! 💕

Apr 24, 12:38 AM by Kei34

Get well soon, Hosoyan.

Apr 23, 11:12 PM by Eclipse

oh no. please get well soon T_T

Apr 23, 9:16 PM by nikbarton

Rickydory123 said:
He is one of my favourite seiyuus. I hope he recovers from his throat condition soon. But what about Reiner? Did his throat condition got bad after voicing Reiner in Shingeki No Kyojin season-2?
Get well soon.


I think he has already completed his dubbing for SnK 2 by now.

Apr 23, 9:07 PM by TahZin

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