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Tada Never Falls in Love Anime Replaces Yuichiro Umehara With Tomokazu Sugita

posted on by Egan Loo
Umehara was hospitalized in May after being diagnosed with autoimmune disease

The official website for the Tada Never Falls in Love (Tada-kun wa Koi o Shinai) anime announced on Tuesday that the staff is replacing the voice cast member for the character Hajime Sugimoto (pictured below). Tomokazu Sugita is now playing the character, replacing Yuichiro Umehara, as of the 11th episode which will air on June 14.

Umehara was hospitalized in May after being diagnosed with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, an autoimmune disease that affects the nervous system. The actor is focusing on treatment and recovery and is taking an indefinite hiatus from work.

The anime premiered on April 5, and it will have 12 episodes. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime for streaming and home video. The series is streaming on HIDIVE as a simulcast in North America, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.

In the anime's original story, Mitsuyoshi Tada, a boy who has never known love, is taking pictures of the cherry blossoms in full bloom when he meets Teresa Wagner, a transfer student from Luxembourg. Upon arriving in Japan, she got lost, separated from her travel companion. Mitsuyoshi helps her and brings her to his grandfather's coffee shop.

Many of the main staff members from Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun return for the anime. Mitsue Yamazaki (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Magic-kyun! Renaissance) is directing at Doga Kobo (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru). Yoshiko Nakamura (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Super Lovers) is in charge of the series scripts, and Junichirō Taniguchi (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru) is serving as character designer and chief animation director. Assistant director Yoshiyuki Fujiwara and sub character designer Ai Kikuchi are both veterans of New Game! and Engaged to the Unidentified.

Source: Tada Never Falls in Love anime's official website via Nijimen

Update: Name spelling corrected. Thanks, switchgear1131

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