Demon Slayer Star Natsuki Hanae Enters Quarantine After COVID-19 Scare

Demon Slayer is back at it with season two, and its new arc has got the whole fandom buzzing. The Entertainment District saga kicked it into high gear this month as fans were introduced to Daki. The demon has kept Tanjiro on his toes, but now, it seems the actor who voices the slayer is taking time away from work following a COVID-19 exposure.

The news comes from Across Entertainment, the talent agency that represents Natsuki Hanae. The company put out a statement that confirmed Hanae was isolating himself after being in contact with a staff member who tested positive for COVID-19.

The note was followed up by a post by the actor who assured fans they were feeling fine. Hanae has rented a room away from his family for his isolation period. He even has equipment with him to record his roles, so it doesn’t appear as if Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba will be impacted by all of this.

However, that is not the case for all of Hanae’s projects. The actor was set to appear at a live event this week for The Duke of Death and His Maid. The event has now been canceled, but Across Entertainment is hoping to reschedule once Hanae is out of his isolation period.

Currently, much of the world is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases due to the new and highly infectious Omicron variant. In Japan, the current seven-day average for cases is 14,254 with 25,621 recorded on January 15. To date, the country has documented 1.86 million cases of COVID-19 and 18,429 deaths.


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