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Voice Actor Kenichi Suzumura to Take Break for Poor Health

Intention, the voice actor agency that Kenichi Suzumura represents and is affiliated with, has announced that Suzumura will take a break to focus on his health. Due to his deteriorating health and diagnosis, he will be taking time off in order to recuperate.

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Intention will announce more information in the future as to Suzumura’s future plans. It ends with an apology for causing worry and trouble to everyone who is a fan of his work, as well as other people in the industry. Due to Suzumura being the husband of singer and fellow voice actress Maaya Sakamoto, it’s unknown if this will impact Sakamoto’s work.

Kenichi Suzumura is a voice actor and singer whose career started in 1994. Though he had a major role as Kouichi Kimura in Digimon Frontier, his roles as Shinn Asuka in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, Lavi in D.Gray-Man, Okita in Gintama, and Hikaru in Ouran High School Host Club propelled him to international fame. His more recent roles include Zack in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Demyx in Kingdom Hearts III, and Ryosuke Kira in Blue Lock. He was also promoting the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Freedom movie along with his co-stars Rie Tanaka and Soichiro Hoshi.

Kenichi Suzumura will go on a break for health reasons. Intention will provide more details on his recovery and return 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.