The official website for the DARLING in the FRANXX anime has announced that Daiki Hamano is replacing Yuichiro Umehara as Goro. Hamano will debut in the role in the anime’s 23rd episode on June 30, 2018.
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. Umehara is also being replaced in several other current and upcoming roles.