After the revelation of the arrest of Japanese voice actor Junya Ikeda for special fraud in October 2023, the company behind the Fall 2023 anime series The Kingdoms of Ruin announced it would replace the performer. Now, Anri Katsu will replace Ikeda’s role as Oz Gorgeous in the show.
In addition to Ikeda’s termination and replacement for his role being confirmed, it has been decided that a new version of the third episode would be produced and released. This is the episode in which people hear Gorgeous’ voice for the first time.
You can view the statement from the official The Kingdoms of Ruin social media account in the post below:
It has been about two weeks since the confirmation of Junya Ikeda’s arrest. Since then, he has lost many of his notable roles. For example, he will no longer provide the voice for Mitsuru Tenma in Ensemble Stars.
The new voice actor for Oz Gorgeous has had many major roles in anime and games in his career. You may have heard Anri Katsu’s voice from his roles as Ghirahim in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, as well as the Japanese dub of Miles Morales in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.
Anri Katsu will replace Junya Ikeda as the Oz Gorgeous voice actor in The Kingdoms of Ruin. The Kingdoms of Ruin is available to stream on Crunchyroll, and Seven Seas Entertainment handled the manga.
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