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Tooru Furuya Steps Down From One Piece, Detective Conan Roles

Aoni Production has removed Tooru Furuya from his roles as Sabo from One Piece and Amuro from Detective Conan. No information on replacement voice actors has come out yet. [Thanks, LiveDoor!]

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In an apology and announcement on Aoni Production’s home page (as of June 22, 2024), Aoni Production explained that it discussed the recent scandal involving Furuya’s adultery with him. Because his behavior harmed the image of Sabo and Amuro, it asked him to step down from those two roles. He complied. At the end of the announcement, Aoni Production apologized to all fans of those two works, as well as the staff and cast.

At the end of the message, Furuya added his own apology. He stated that he caused a lot of trouble for people as a result of his actions. In order to make up for fans of the characters he voices and works they appear in, he decided to step down from the roles after a lot of thinking, saying that this is the only thing he can do to apologize to everyone.

For reference, the scandal refers to Furuya cheating on his wife with a fan of his work specifically as Amuro in Detective Conan. While they were going out, he used to speak with her while affecting the intonations of Amuro’s character. During their time together, he pressured her into having unprotected sex, impregnated her, and then made her abort the baby. He also hit her during an argument once. Aside from Sabo and Amuro, Tooru Furuya also lost his role as an unknown character in Atlus’s upcoming RPG Metaphor: ReFantazio.

More information on who will replace Furuya as Sabo and Amuro will appear in the future.

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Stephanie is a senior writer who has been writing for games journalism and translating since 2020. After graduating with a BA in English and a Certificate in Creative Writing, she spent a few years teaching English and history before fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a writer. In terms of games, she loves RPGs, action-adventure, and visual novels. Aside from writing for Siliconera and Crunchyroll, she translates light novels, manga, and video games.