Takahiro Sakurai Leaves His Agency INTENTION Inc. After 8 Years; Wants To Take Responsibility

Takahiro Sakurai

The official website of the voice acting agency INTENTION Inc. announced on March 31, 2023, that Takahiro Sakurai, known for voicing Geto Suguru in Jujutsu Kaisen, has terminated his contract with the agency after coming to a mutual agreement.

Takahiro Sakurai

According to Sakurai’s statement, the reason he left the agency was for his own sake and to take responsibility for his actions. He also added that though he has no plans to join any agency, he will still continue to work as a voice actor.

The reason I requested my resignation was solely for my own sake. I thought that leaving the office was one of the ways I could take responsibility, and that expressing my thoughts through action and creating the future would be my own way of drawing a line with my work. . I will be alone, and I will do my best to move forward with my own strength as an individual, Takahiro Sakurai.

He further thanked all his fans and everyone involved, for the support they showered him with and for all the wonderful roles he was bestowed with. He also apologised for the recent turn of events, saying that he will work hard to restore the trust that was lost.

Since July 2014, I have been working with Intention for about eight and a half years, and have been blessed with many wonderful works. To all the fans and related parties who have always sent their support and encouragement, “Thank you very much for your support.

Once again, I would like to express my deepest gratitude and deep apologies to all those who have been involved with me.

In the future, while facing the work seriously, I will review myself again and restore the trust that I lost.

The Representative Director from INTENTION Inc. also released a statement regarding the termination. Check it out below:

Report on Takahiro Sakurai

We deeply apologize for the inconvenience caused by the series of reports on Takahiro Sakurai.

As of March 31, 2023, I have decided to terminate our contract with Takahiro Sakurai.

In response to the series of reports, our company took the situation seriously, and while continuing to discuss future activities, Sakurai offered to leave the facility.

To everyone who has supported him over the years, he apologizes for such a sudden announcement and deeply appreciates your support so far. Although he will be leaving our company in the future, I sincerely hope that Takahiro Sakurai will face the people around him and his work more sincerely.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused to many people over and over again.

March 31, 2023

INTENTION Co., Ltd. Representative Director

Takahiro Sakurai is a Japanese voice actor, narrator, and radio personality from Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

His well-known roles include heroes such as Cloud Strife in Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, Suzaku Kururugi in Code Geass and X in Mega Man X, as well as villains such as Maximilien Robespierre in Le Chevalier D’Eon, Hiltz in Zoids: Guardian Force, Sasori in Naruto Shippūden, and Rohan Kishibe in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable.

He voiced the main character Miyuki Kazuya in Ace of Diamond. He is the official Japanese dub voice for Robert Pattinson since Twilight.

Source: Official Website

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