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Japanese voice actor Kenyu Horiuchi tested positive for COVID-19

Written by:

Jei Beltrano

Published on:

November 10, 2020 at 3:12 PM PHT (GMT +8)

Japanese media outlet Oricon News reported on Tuesday that Japanese voice actor Kenyu Horiuchi has tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on November 10. The announcement was made through the actor's website Kenyu Office on the same day.

Japanese voice actor Kenyu Horiuchi tested positive for COVID-19

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The website stated that Horiuchi is currently asymptomatic and is being well taken care of. They added that the actor is resting well and hopes to see everyone again and do his voicing acts. The agency also expressed the actor's gratitude to his fans for the concern and support.

Kenyu Horiuchi, 63, from Gotemba, Shizuoka, Japan founded his own voice acting management office, Kenyu Office in 2002. He was notable for voicing countless TV anime series including the Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (1986) as Mashymre Cello, YuYu Hakusho (1992) as Hokushin, Shaman King (2001) as Mikihisa Asakura, Ponchi), Naruto and Naruto Shippuden (2004, 2008) as Tobirama Senju, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- (2016) as Wilhelm van Astrea, Darling in the Franxx (2018) as Werner Frank, Pokémon: Sun & Moon: Ultra Adventures (2018) as Samson Oak and Narrator, and many more. He also dubbed different foreign film cast including Brad Pitt, Charlie Sheen, Ben Stiller and others.

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