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Attack on Titan Voice Actor Tests Positive For COVID-19

The actor tested positive on July 2nd.

By Shivam Gulati

July 2, 2021

Attack on Titan is one of the most popular Japanese anime and manga series. Millions of fans from all parts of the world are connected with the series because of its captivating storyline and complicated characters.

After the release of Chapter 139, the manga has finally come to an end. However, the anime community is still eagerly waiting for the release of Attack on Titan: Season 4 Part 2, scheduled to come out sometime in Winter 2022.

The anime series boasts an incredible voice cast, and honestly, every actor does an awesome job bringing the manga characters to life. However, one of the Attack on Titan voice actors, Hiroshi Shimono, is currently going through a difficult time.

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Hiroshi Shimono Diagnosed With COVID-19

Apparently, I’m Enterprise, a talent agency, recently confirmed that Hiroshi Shimono had tested COVID-19 positive.

Hiroshi Shimono is the voice of Connie Springer in the Attack on Titan anime series. Apart from that, Shimono is known for his several other voice roles, including Dabi in My Hero Academia, Zenitsu Agatsuma in Demon Slayer, Nacht Faust in Black Clover, and Kokichi Ouma in Danganronpa V3.

In his official statement, Shimono said that he took a PCR test on July 2nd, 2021, and sadly, the reports came back positive.

“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and concern caused to everyone involved and the fans who always support us,” said the talent agency on its website.

Of course, this comes as sad news for AOT fans, and everyone wishes Shimono a quick recovery.

Currently, the voice actor is undergoing treatment in a medical facility. With that, the talent agency is also confirming any close contacts the actor had with anyone else, so they can stop the infection from spreading any further.

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Shivam Gulati
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Shiv is a video game enthusiast who loves exploring everything happening in the gaming community. He enjoys competitive games in particular, even though he loses most of the time. He is an entertainment and gaming reporter at DualShockers.

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