The official website for the television anime adaptation of Tomiyaki Kagisora’s Happy Sugar Life manga has announced that the staff is replacing the voice cast member for the character Daichi Kitaumekawa. Kaito Ishikawa is now playing the character, replacing Yuichiro Umehara.
Umehara was hospitalized in May 2018 after being diagnosed with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, an autoimmune disease that affects the nervous system. The actor is focusing on treatment and recovery and is taking an indefinite hiatus from work.
Happy Sugar Life is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on July 14, 2018.