Voice Actors Give Well Wishes to Yoshimasa Hosoya
posted on by Amanda Whalen
Hiroki Yasumoto (Yasutora "Chad" Sado in Bleach, Agil/Andrew Gilbert Mills in Sword Art Online), who was working with Hosoya on the radio program Tensai Gunshi, wrote that he is waiting for Hosoya's recovery, as the team doesn't feel complete without him. The official Tensai Gunshi Twitter account also tweeted, "I'm not crying. Dammit."
Hiroki Touchi (Pantherlily in Fairy Tail, Sougen Esaka in Rewrite) wrote, "To Hosoya, who's straightforward in everything he does. You've got nerve, and that's all you need, old man. I'm rooting for you. I'll see you again on stage!"
Kengo Kawanishi (Kisaki Matsuribi in Aldnoah.Zero, Mikazuki Augus in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) wrote, "Hosoya put his soul into Iron-Blooded Orphans. Orga and I are looking forward to being able to work together again." Orga Itsuka is the Iron-Blooded Orphans character voiced by Hosoya.
Shunya Hiruma (Takafumi Kai in DAYS, Tomoya Mashiro in Ensemble Stars!) wrote, "Hokuta-senpai is Hokuta-senpai." Hosoya was voicing the character Hokuto Hidaka in the Ensemble Stars! franchise and has been replaced in that role by voice actor Tomoaki Maeno.
Hosoya's current roles include Rintarō Kira on Kenka Banchō Otome: Girl Beats Boys, Reiner Braun on Attack on Titan season 2, Fumikage Tokoyami on My Hero Academia, Yamato Ishida on Digimon Adventure tri., and Kakeru Tengenji on STARMYU season 2. The official Twitter accounts for STARMYU, where Hosoya voiced Kakeru Tengenji, and the Strike the Blood II OAV series, where he voiced Kojō Akatsuki, have confirmed that he will not be replaced in those roles. Hosoya plans to return to work before the end of the year.