Suwabe tested positive on January 24
The Tokyo Actor's Consumer's Cooperative Society, an agency and collective for talent in Japan, confirmed today that voice actor Junichi Suwabe, who is the voice of Ryomen Sukuna in JUJUTSU KAISEN, has recovered from COVID-19 and has returned to work today. Suwabe was under the care of a local health center, which cleared him to return to work.
保健所から療養終了判定が出ました。体調も回復しましたので、健康観察や感染対策に努めつつ２月１日より活動を再開致します。改めて、ご迷惑をお掛けした皆様にお詫び申し上げます。ご心配下さった皆様ありがとうございました。引き続きどうぞよろしくお願い致します。https://t.co/IqkHeDkjYX— 諏訪部順一 Junichi Suwabe (@MY_MURMUR) February 1, 2022
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Suwabe, who is also known as the voice of Shota Aizawa in My Hero Academia, Ryomen Sukuna in JUJUTSU KAISEN, Victor Nikiforov in Yuri!!! on ICE, Daiki Aomine in Kuroko's Basketball, Greed in Fullmetal Alchemist (2004), and many more, came down with a sore throat on January 22, which prompted him to get a PCR for COVID-19, that came back positive on January 24. He was already self-isolating at the time after being deemed a close contact.
The agency and Suwabe thanked fans for their support during this time and apologized for any inconvenience that this may have caused.
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