A return date has not yet been announced
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Voice Actor Junichi Suwabe revealed on his personal blog on Friday that he will be pausing work for several weeks starting January 1 to undergo surgery as recommended by his doctor. He said the treatment is not related to any chronic illness and will address his health condition once it is done.
Suwabe also announced that due to unplanned interruptions, he will not appear in Osaka on January 6-7 performances of the show “Premier Music Reading Theater VOICARION XVII-Shield of the Spoon”. Kōichi Yamadera would replace him on those shows.
His remaining scheduled appearances in 2023 will be unaffected by the hiatus, including his December performances as well as his appearance at Jump Festa 2024 at the end next week.
Suwabe is known throughout the industry for his many roles including Undertaker in Black Butler, Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez in Bleach, Archer in Fate/stay night, Daiki Aomine in Kuroko’s Basketball, Shota Aizawa in My Hero AcadeKaren, Ren Jingūji in Uta no Prince Sama and many other roles.
He was recently cast as Super Devil in Bikkuri-Men, Lügner in Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End and Admiral Ryokugyu in One Piece.
Source: blog, website via Crunchyroll