The Japanese portal Yahoo! News Japan published an article pointing out that the voice actor’s infidelity scandal Tatsuhisa Suzuki It will completely change the way in which society will look at these types of situations, which were previously overlooked and the protagonists came out “unharmed”.
«Voice actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki (38 years old), husband of singer LiSA (34 years old), will abandon his role in the hugely popular smartphone game Alchemy Stars. The official Twitter account of the video game has announced that the voice actor in charge of the role of the Regal has been changed from Suzuki to Shintarou Asanuma. Ironically, Suzuki was turning 38 years old on November 11 when the announcement was made.».
«The matter was reported on July 30 on “Bunshun Online,” and Suzuki went on hiatus as of August 4. On August 30, he posted a handwritten apology on his agency’s official website and announced his intention to resume his activities, but the cost of his alleged infidelity was too great. In the wake of the uproar, Suzuki lost the roles of Kotaro Higashi in “Ultraman” and Gege in “Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger.”».
«One thing anime fans are watching closely is the future of Draken’s role in “Tokyo Revengers.” This series has become a social phenomenon, as the original manga has sold more than 40 million copies and the live-action film has been a success. At the moment it is unknown if the second season of the anime will be broadcast for television, but if he abandons the role of Draken, it will undoubtedly be a great blow to his career as a voice actor.».
«Suzuki’s custom of tinkering was well known in the industry. A person in the animation industry who knows him well says: “I think there are many people who took this incident as an ‘I imagined it’. He has a long career as a voice actor and his work is highly regarded. As proof of this, he has been cast as the main character in several popular anime series, such as Tokyo Revengers and Kuroko no Basket. However, he had problems with drinking and women. In the past, he had a relationship with a voice actress, but no matter how many times he was caught cheating on her, he never regretted it, and sometimes he got into trouble with her drinking until the wee hours. He is a man who admires the dynamic artists of the Showa Era, and often says: “We actors should not be well behaved,” commented the source.».
«The fact that Suzuki was able to continue to play with women so freely may have had something to do with the unique vibe of the voice actor industry, where cheating scandals don’t affect work as much as other TV personalities. . There have been several voice actors who have been accused of having affairs, but none of them have really been affected by these conditions».
«Of course, Suzuki had a much higher profile as LiSA’s husband, and the fact that he let his romantic partner listen to the music before it went on sale was probably a problem. However, it is quite possible that the Suzuki fiasco caused a change in the way adultery scandals are handled in the industry.».
«“In the past, top-notch voice actors like Daisuke Namikawa, Nobuhiko Okamoto and Minori Chihara were also the protagonists of infidelity scandals, but they did not cause any fuss and came out almost“ unharmed ”. But in the case of Tatsuhisa Suzuki, the situation is unprecedented. There are a lot of voice actors who have a tendency to gamble, and I’m sure they’re shaking with fear right now, thinking they are nextCommented a reporter. Today, voice actors are in high demand for variety shows and live-action series. With increased attention, the voice acting industry may lose some of its “fluency”».
Source: Yahoo! News Japan
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