One Piece Voice Actor Resigns amid Affair Scandal
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One Piece Voice Actor Resigns amid Affair Scandal

Jun 27, 2024 3:45 PM

Toru Furuya, a renowned anime voice actor, has stepped down from his roles as Sabo in One Piece and Toru Amuro in Detective Conan following an affair and physical abuse scandal. His agency, Aoni Production, confirmed the decision due to the damage to the characters' image. Furuya admitted to the affair and physical abuse, causing emotional and professional fallout. Plans are in place to replace him in other projects, including Atlus' upcoming RPG Metaphor: ReFantazio. Furuya's career spans over 50 years, featuring iconic roles in Mobile Suit Gundam, Sailor Moon, and Dragon Ball.

What led to Toru Furuya's resignation?n

Toru Furuya resigned after admitting to an affair and physically abusing a fan, which led to damage to the characters he portrayed, prompting his agency to request his resignation to protect the characters' image.

One Piece, an iconic anime and manga series created by Eiichiro Oda, has captivated audiences since its debut in 1997. The story follows Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew in their quest to find the legendary One Piece treasure and become the Pirate King. The series is known for its rich world-building, complex characters, and intricate storytelling. Toru Furuya's portrayal of Sabo, a key character in the series, significantly contributed to its success. Recasting his role indicates the show's commitment to maintaining its characters' integrity, even amidst controversies.

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