The official website for the Eureka Seven: Hi – Evolution film trilogy has announced that Anemone: Kōkyōshihen Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution (Anemone: Eureka Seven: Hi – Evolution), the second film in the trilogy, has replaced voice actor Kouji Tsujitani with Keiji Fujiwara in the role of Dewey Novak, after the former’s recent passing on October 17, 2018. Tsujitani had voiced the character since the original 2005 series.
The new role marks Fujiwara’s return to the Eureka Seven franchise. He voiced the character Holland in the 2005 series, but did not reprise his role in the new films due to being on hiatus to undergo medical treatment for an unspecified illness. When Fujiwara returned to voice acting last year, the films had already cast Toshiyuki Morikawa as Holland. Fujiwara also voiced Renton Thurston in the EUREKA SEVEN AO series.
Anemone: Kōkyōshihen Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution is scheduled to open in Japan on November 10, 2018. FUNimation Entertainment will debut the film in theaters in 2019.