Demon Slayer’s Zenitsu VA Hiro Shimono Tests Positive for COVID-19 for a 2nd Time

Shimono previously tested positive in July 2021

The agency for voice actor Hiro Shimono, I'm Enterprise revealed today that Shimono has once again tested positive for COVID-19 after contracting the disease back in July 2021. The agency noted that Shimono was already under self-quarantine after being deemed a close contact for a few days and underwent a PCR test due to this, which resulted in a positive result. 


Shimono is reportedly feeling fine and is currently receiving treatment under instruction from a local health center. I'm Enterprise again for the situation and vowed again to "make every effort to prevent the spread of the disease, placing the highest priority on the safety of our actors, employees, and everyone involved."


Agency photo of Hiro Shimono

Agency photo of Hiro Shimono


Shimono is best known for voicing Zenitsu in Demon Slayer: Kimestu no Yaiba, as well as Connie in Attack on Titan and Dabi in My Hero Academia. Fellow Demon Slayer voice actor Natsuki Hanae, who voices Tanjiro, also tested positive for COVID-19 on January 27 and is currently still recovering from the disease at home. 


Source: Oricon



Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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