Jujutsu Kaisen: Geto’s actor is canceled at the biggest anime event for his controversial case of infidelity

Jump Festa 2023 is already a little over a month away, and like every year the event is expected to become a huge festival in which to see from announcements of new anime to previews of others already confirmed. Obviously, “jujutsu kaisen” is one of the great attractions that the celebration will have in this case, although it has now been confirmed that one of its main actors has been ‘canceled’ from the event due to a controversy that has been dragging on for weeks.

Will Jujutsu Kaisen have to change Geto’s actor eventually?

according to WSJ_Manga According to a statement from JUMP itself, this is what has been broadcast to decide the absence of Takahiro Sakurai:

  • Basically, it has been confirmed that Takahiro Sakurai will NOT be present at the Jujutsu Kaisen panel for Jump Festa 2023. ❗
  • Yes, Sakurai-san’s presence it had been previously confirmed to be one of the special guestsHowever, this will no longer happen. ✔️
  • Although the reason for this has not been stated in the statement, the fact that JUMP has CANCELED their participation seems to point in only one direction: the controversy of infidelity that the actor has been dragging for weeks. ❌
  • In short, basically Takahiro Sakurai had been in a relationship for years with the manager of a radio program in which he participated… without knowing that he had actually been married for a long time. The case came to light and it is expected that little by little there will be serious consequences like this one. ❗

You have to remember that Takahiro Sakurai is really a very important Japanese voice actor: It is not only the voice of Suguru Geto in “Jujutsu Kaisen”, but also of Arataka Reigen in “Mob Psycho 100” and even Cloud in Final Fantasy VII Remake. These kinds of scandals are very expensive in Japan, as Tatsuhisa Suzuki well knows, so as beast as it may seem, it should not be ruled out that all the shows in which Sakurai-san participates end up looking for a replacement for the actor. This decision by JUMP for Jump Festa 2023 is just a first example of what could be to come.

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