You may have read about the previous controversies surrounding voice actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki, who is currently on a break from public activities following allegations that he cheated on his wife, superstar singer LiSA, with a fan in her 20s who worked at a recording studio. He apologized for his “irresponsible and inappropriate behavior,” but the fallout for his career has been immense. The latest had him recently withdrawing from his role as Anos Voldigoad in The Misfit of Demon King Academy anime, and now his replacement has been announced.
Taking over for Anos will be Yuichiro Umehara, who is known for roles like the title character of the GOBLIN SLAYER anime adaptation, among many others. The announcement was made during a showcase at the Dengeki Bunko Winter Festival Online 2021 event, which was live streamed over the weekend. No further details about the second season were divulged, but that’s pretty big news on its own!
<div class=”center”><blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”ja” dir=”ltr”>【キャスト発表】<br>アノス・ヴォルディゴード役は梅原裕一郎さんが担当することになりました。<br>合わせてコメントも到着しております。<a href=”https://t.co/Athmx4WJTn”>https://t.co/Athmx4WJTn</a><a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/%E9%AD%94%E7%8E%8B%E5%AD%A6%E9%99%A2?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#魔王学院</a> <a href=”https://t.co/i6funDKqKm”>pic.twitter.com/i6funDKqKm</a></p>— TVアニメ「魔王学院の不適合者 ～史上最強の魔王の始祖、転生して子孫たちの学校へ通う～」 (@maohgakuin) <a href=”https://twitter.com/maohgakuin/status/1470016837345812487?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>December 12, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script></div>
Crunchyroll streamed the first season of The Misfit of Demon King Academy as it aired and sums up the story like so:
Anos Voldigord was a tyrannical Demon King that eradicated humans, spirits, and even the gods, but became bored of eternal warfare and reincarnated with dreams of a peaceful world. However, what awaited him in reincarnation after 2000 years were descendants who became too weak after being accustomed to peace, and all sorts of magic that deteriorated to the extreme. Anos enters Demon King Academy that gathers and educates those who are viewed as the reincarnation of the Demon King, but the academy could not see through his true powers and ends up branding him as a misfit.