demon slayer is back with season two, and its new arc has the whole fandom buzzing. The Entertainment District saga kicked into high gear this month as fans discovered Daki. The demon has kept Tanjiro on his toes, but now it appears the actor who voices the killer is taking time off from work due to exposure to COVID-19.
The news comes from Across Entertainment, the talent agency that represents Natsuki Hanae. The company released a statement confirming that Hanae was self-isolating after coming into contact with a staff member who tested positive for COVID-19.
The note was followed by a message from the actor who assured fans he was feeling fine. Hanae rented a room away from her family for her period of isolation. He even has material with him to record his roles, so it doesn’t seem like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba will be impacted by all of this.
However, this is not the case for all of Hanae’s projects. The actor was scheduled to appear at a live event this week to The Duke of Death and his servant. The event has now been canceled, but Across Entertainment hopes to reschedule it once Hanae is out of her isolation period.
Currently, much of the world is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 cases due to the highly infectious new variant of Omicron. In Japan, the current seven-day case average is 14,254, with 25,621 recorded on January 15. To date, the country has documented 1.86 million cases of COVID-19 and 18,429 deaths.
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