The official website for the Crayon Shin-chan anime has announced that voice actress Yumiko Kobayashi will be the new voice of the show’s protagonist Shinnosuke Nohara, after previous voice actress Akiko Yajima announced her departure from the role.
The last episode featuring Yajima’s voice acting will premiere on June 29, 2018, and Kobayashi will make her debut on the show in the episode that will air on July 6, 2018.
Yajima said that it has become more difficult for her to produce the character’s voice naturally. She came to the decision to step down from the role after consulting with the anime’s staff.
After the June 29 episode, Yajima will have voiced the character for 26 years and three months.