Arts Vision has announced that voice actor Yuichiro Umehara has been hospitalized after being diagnosed with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, an autoimmune disease that affects the nervous system. The actor is focusing on treatment and recovery, and will take an indefinite hiatus from work. Arts Vision will announce when Umehara will be able to return to work.
Umehara’s credits include Wakasa in Orenchi no Furo Jijō, En Yufuin in Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, Hayato Kujo in Aquarion Logos, Mitsuhide Rōen in Snow White with the Red Hair, Kuroo Hazama/Black Jack Young Black Jack, Makoto Ninomiya in Amanchu!, Tiger the Dark in Tiger Mask W, Gojō Karasuma in Girlish Number, Charioce in Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul, Manabu Horikita in Classroom of the Elite, Mars in Black Clover, Ox in Jūni Taisen: Zodiac War, Shizu in Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World, Goro in DARLING in the FRANXX, Siegfried Kircheis in The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, Hajime Suzamoto in Tada Never Falls in Love, Seiya Ichijō in Sword Gai: The Animation, and Izuru Minezawa in Caligula. He was slated to voice the titular role in the Goblin Slayer anime, and has upcoming roles in Happy Sugar Life and Planet With.
Umehara received the Best New Actor Award in the 10th Annual Seiyū Awards in 2016.