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Japanese voice actor Soma Saito tests positive for COVID-19

Written by: Jayson Beltrano

Published on: January 24, 2022 at 14:36 PM PHT (GMT+8)

IN PHOTO: Soma Saito

Japanese voice actor Soma Saito has been announced by his agency, 81 Produce, on Monday to be infected with the new coronavirus (COVID-19). He also posted on his official artist Twitter account the same day that he tested positive on Sunday, January 23, after the PCT test conducted the day prior.

Saito's Twitter post reads, "As announced by 81 Produce, I was confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your concern. We will take this seriously and will do all necessary measures properly, so we look forward to your continued guidance!"

Soma Saito is a Japanese voice actor and singer affiliated with 81 Produce and Sacra Music. He is notable for voicing the characters Tasuku Ryuenji in the anime series Future Card Buddyfight, as Tadashi Yamaguchi in the anime series Haikyu!!, Tatsumi in the anime series Akame ga Kill!, and Twelve in the anime series Terror in Resonance.

At the 9th Seiyu Awards in 2015, Saito won the "Best Male Newcomer" award for his role as Twelve in the anime series Terror in Resonance. He shared the award with Ryōta Ōsaka and Natsuki Hanae. In March 2019, he and the other members of Hypnosis Mic received a singing award in the 13th Voice Actor Awards


Source: 81 Produce Agency, Soma Saito Official Artist Twitter


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