Several reports confirmed that Toshihiko Seki, who gave his voice to Iruka Umini in Naruto, tested positive for COVID-19. He has a high fever on the night of July 31, 2020. And the next day he was taken to the hospital and tested for various diseases, including the Coronavirus. His test results came out positive on Tuesday. But now the condition of a 58-year-old Japanese voice actor is currently stable and is under the care of medical professionals.
His agency “81 Produce” announced this news on Tuesday and confirmed his test results. However, he already got diagnosed with the novel Coronavirus before getting admitted into the hospital. His agency is currently working to reach a trace of Seki to find where he likely caught the disease.
Toshihiko Seki is one of the most productive names in the anime industry. He got more than a hundred credits for his work in the industry. He is well-known for his work in Naruto for giving his voice to Iruka Umini. Along with that he also worked as the voice actor in Saiyuki “Genjo Sanzo,” Mobile Suit Gundam Wing “Duo Maxwell,” and Mobile Suit Gundam Seed “Rau Le Creuset,” Kill la Kill “Senketsu,” RahXephon “Makoto Isshiki,” Trigun “Legato,” Ranma ½ “Mousse.”
His most recent role is in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba as “Muzan Kibutsuji.” The fans are regularly praying for his well-being and speedy recovery. And we also hope that Seki beat the virus and come back home sooner than later.