Seiyuu Yuichiro Umehara takes an indefinite break due to health problems




From the agency Arts Vision have announced that the voice actor Yuichiro Umehara has had to be hospitalized after being diagnosed with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, a disease that produces a brief but intense episode of inflammation in the area of ​​the brain and spinal cord that entails an injury to myelin, the protective covering of nerve fibers. The actor is currently in the process of treatment and recovery, which will take an indefinite break from his work. From Arts Vision they will announce the date of Umehara's return to work when he has completed his treatment.

Umehara has been the voice of characters such as Tiger the Dark in Tiger Mask W or In Yufuin in Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE !, although we can currently hear him as Goro in Darling in the FRANXX, Siegfried Kircheis in The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These or Izuru Minezawa in Caligula, among others. Among his future roles were the protagonist of the anime Goblin Slayer, or participations in Happy Sugar Life and Planet With, which for the moment remain in the air given his state of health.

Umehara's Kotaro to Yuichiro Hyorotto Danshi radio program announced on Thursday that Yu Miyazaki and Fumiyoshi Shioya will serve as "pinch hitters" and substitute as hosts in Umehara's absence on the May 13 and 20 episodes. The Tsukino Talent Production Staff stated that Umehara's recovery is the first priority, and that the staff is discussing with Arts Vision about Umehara's planned appearance at the Tsukipro Live 2018 Summer Carnival event on June 17.