Earlier this month, we reported on voice actor Hiro Shimono undergoing treatment for COVID-19. At the time, the voice actor had been diagnosed, with follow-up observations planned, and now we’re happy to pass along the news that Shimono is preparing to return to work.
According to the latest update, the actor behind such voices as Dabi in My Hero Academia and Zenitsu in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, among many others, has made a full recovery. Shimono will officially be back to work on July 13, and right before that he made the straightforward post of “I’m back!” on Twitter.
— 下野紘 (@shimono_kousiki) July 12, 2021
Other fellow My Hero Academia voice actors—including Yuki Kaji (Shoto Todoroki) and Kenjiro Tsuda (Overhaul)—chimed in to welcome Shimono back.
— 梶裕貴 Yuki Kaji (@KAJI__OFFICIAL) July 12, 2021
— 津田健次郎 KENJIRO TSUDA (@tsuda_ken) July 12, 2021
We’re certainly happy Hiro Shimono is doing well after recovery. Looking forward to hearing his next work!