For many people, Kirby Morrow is Miroku. But after the actor’s passing last year, VIZ Media has announced that Ian James Corlett will take over the role for the episodes of Yashahime: Princess Half Demon that still need to be dubbed.
— VIZ (@VIZMedia) February 9, 2021
VIZ also shared a statement from Corlett:
“Like all of us, we were deeply saddened by the untimely death of our colleague Kirby Morrow. My history with Kirby is long. I’m proud to say that in the early days of his career I was one of the first producers to hire him as a voice actor in the role of ‘Tommy’ in the series I co-created, YVON OF THE YUKON. Then, years later after I decided to leave the Dragon Ball Z anime family, Kirby was one of my successors voicing the role of Goku. Life has a way of coming full circle and now I’m proud and honored to carry on Kirby’s role of Miroku in the Yashahime franchise.”
Kirby’s brother, Casey Morrow, has also set up a scholarship in Kirby’s honor.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.