Voice actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki and his popstar spouse LiSA are an anime energy couple. However earlier this month — following revelations about Suzuki’s alleged extra-marital actions — they instantly introduced they have been taking a break from the leisure business.
Warning: This text accommodates a point out of tried suicide.
Tatsuhisa Suzuki has been an anime voice actor since 2003, with roles together with Makoto within the swimming anime Free! He additionally has a prolonged online game voice appearing resume, together with the function of Noctis in Ultimate Fantasy XV. Suzuki additionally sings in Japanese rock band Oldcodex. LiSA has recorded a lot of studio albums and sung award-winning hit theme songs for anime Sword Artwork On-line, in addition to Demon Slayer. Her track “Homura” was the theme for the smash hit movie Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Film: Mugen Practice.
In late July, one in every of Japan’s most influential publications, Shukan Bunshun, published an article that detailed alleged infidelity on Suzuki’s half, with accompanying photographs that supposedly confirmed him and one other lady getting into a lodge. In line with the publication, the 2 had entered right into a relationship, and Suzuki would allegedly invite her to his residence when LiSA was away. The story angered each anime followers and people of the pop singer.
The unlucky irony is that it was Shukan Bunshun that first reported Suzuki and LiSA’s engagement, months earlier than the official announcement. However that’s what Shukan Bunshun does, breaking tales on every thing from political scandals to younger idols getting caught smoking cigarettes. Its tales are picked up by mainstream information and TV networks throughout Japan, and its monitor document has been spectacular. In a rustic the place PR spin guidelines, the publication has by no means been afraid to broadcast the secrets and techniques of the wealthy and well-known. And the Japanese public is at all times wanting to learn.
Inside days of Shukan Bunshun’s story hitting the net, LiSA’s official site introduced that she was occurring a partial hiatus, cancelling concert events in Fukuoka. The rationale given was bodily and psychological fatigue. The identical day, the Oldcodex official site introduced that Suzuki was in poor bodily form, including that ordinary actions had turn into troublesome. Due to this, the location defined, he and his band have been occurring hiatus. For Japanese celebrities, showing in Shukan Bunshun might be career-ending. The very last thing they need is to be approached on the road by one in every of its reporters saying they want to ask them just a few questions. True or not, the story was, little doubt, devastating to the couple.
LiSA has lent her vocal stylings to the Demon Slayer anime. (Screenshot: Aniplex USA)
In line with Japanese information web site News Postseven, Suzuki allegedly tried suicide after the Shukan Bunshun story was revealed. He was rushed to hospital the place he was placed on a ventilator, the publication reported. When requested about this, Suzuki’s administration replied, “As we introduced, it’s poor bodily well being. As there are privateness issues for the affected person’s situation, we’ll chorus from answering that query.”
Japanese weekly publication Shukan Josei Prime reports that it was somebody related to the police division who leaked information of the alleged suicide try.
The upcoming Free! anime characteristic movie was slated to make use of an Oldcodex track as its theme, and rating an upcoming trailer. In line with the film’s official Twitter, for the reason that group was occurring hiatus, it might not be releasing a brand new trailer with the Oldcodex tune as a result of the monitor has been delayed. As of writing, there’s no phrase on whether or not the track might be included within the film.
At the moment, LiSA’s official web site announced that she would resume touring later this month and has been recovering from her bodily fatigue. Oricon News stories that whereas Suzuki might be leaving his function as Kotaro Higashi within the Ultraman anime, he’ll proceed to voice Makoto in Free! On the anime’s official web site, Kyoto Animation said that the studio had a protracted, established relationship with the actor and that he was an important a part of the anime. Due to this fact, the Free! manufacturing committee determined to proceed with Suzuki within the function.