The anime realm recently witnessed a seismic shift with the departure of actor and voice artist Junya Ikeda from the beloved series "Hametsu no Oukoku" (The Kingdoms of Ruin). This pivotal change stems from the termination of Ikeda's contract with the BaRU talent agency due to his involvement in a 'special fraud' case. The agency apologized for the delay in revealing this information, expressing regret to fans and those affected by Ikeda's actions.
Ikeda, who rose to fame with roles such as Gokaiger Silver in the superhero series "Gokaiger" and as a voice actor in "Ensemble Stars!", has been a notable figure in the industry. His exit has necessitated a casting shuffle for the character Oz Gorgeous in "Hametsu no Oukoku."
Stepping into the role is Anri Katsu, known for their contributions to "Attack on Titan," "Space Brothers," and "Danball Senki." The transition promises to be seamless, with no disruptions to the anime's broadcast schedule dates.
This development highlights the anime industry's resilience and adaptability, maintaining the magic of storytelling even in the face of unforeseen challenges. As "Hametsu no Oukoku" continues its journey in the mystical empire of Lydia, fans can look forward to the fresh direction Anri will bring to the character of Oz Gorgeous.