Japanese Voice Actor Seki Toshihiko Tests Positive for COVID-19

Agency 81 Produce announced on Aug 4 that Japanese Seiyuu (voice actor) Seki Toshihiko (58) has tested positive for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The agency stated his condition is stable, but he was hospitalized on Aug 4.

Seki started having a fever on the night of July 31, and went to the hospital the next day and was tested for the virus. His test came back positive on Monday. 81 Produce stated it is working to help with contract tracing to try to find the source of his infection, but as of now, it is unknown how he contracted the virus.

Seki has played roles in hundreds of anime works, including Saiyuki (Genjo Sanzo), Naruto (Iruka Umino), Kill la Kill (Senketsu), RahXephon (Makoto Isshiki), Trigun (Legato), Ranma ½ (Mousse), Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (Duo Maxwell), and Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (Rau Le Creuset).

His more recent roles include Muzan Kibutsuji in Kimetsu no Yaiba, Aleister Crowley in A Certain Magical Index III, and Schmerman in Plunderer.

Sources: 81 produce, Image via 81 produce, Oricon via Hachima Kikō

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