Demon Slayer Voice Actor Kenichi Suzumura Takes A Break Due To Poor Health!

The agency stated that Suzumura’s health condition has continued to worsen.

KIMETSU NO YAIBA © 2016 by Koyoharu Gotouge/SHUEISHA Inc.

On Thursday, talent agency Interntion announced that the voice actor for Obanai from Demon Slayer, Kenichi Suzumura, will take a break to concentrate on resting due to poor health.

The agency stated that Suzumura’s health condition has continued to worsen, and he decided to take a break after a diagnosis from the doctor.


The agency also stated that they will prioritize Suzumura’s recovery and announce his resumption of his activities at a later date.

Kenichi Suzumura began his career at the Intention Talent Agency in 2009. Suzumura has also voiced the following:

  • Braven in Brave Bang Bravern!
  • Shinichiro Niwa in Dog Signal.
  • Sogo Okita in the Gintama series
  • Shin Asuka in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny and Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Freedom
  • Masato Hijirikawa in Uta no Prince Sama

About Demon Slayer:

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge.

It was serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020, with its chapters collected in 23 tankōbon volumes.

The 26-episode first season of Ufotable was broadcast from April to September 2019.

October 2020 saw the release of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, a sequel that became the highest-grossing anime film and Japanese film of all time.

Demon Slayer entered its second season with 18 episodes, which debuted in October 2021 and concluded in February 2022, covering the Entertainment District arc.

Concurrently, in February 2023, a compilation film titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – To the Swordsmith Village was released.

From April 2023 to June 2023, a third season consisting of eleven episodes was broadcast, showcasing the Swordsmith Village arc.

Crunchyroll describes the overall plot of Demon Slayer as follows:

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon.

To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself.

Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.

Source: Intention