Multiple seiyuu events cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns

Japan’s seiyuu and anime scene is going dark in the upcoming weeks.

The recent Coronavirus outbreak has lead to multiple event cancellations and postponements in Japan, from seiyuu music events, to anime events and even special events such as the 14th Seiyuu Awards and AONI Production’s 50th anniversary symphonic drama.

We’ve decided to compile in this article – that is going to be in constant update in the upcoming days – all the male seiyuu events, music, anime and others that won’t happen or will be moved to different dates – due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak. According to Yahoo Japan, it is esteemed that billions of yen will be lost due to cancellations and refunds.

Below are the seiyuu events so far confirmed to be either cancelled or postponed:

[CANCELLED] THE IDOLM@STER SideM PRODUCER MEETING PRESENT FOR 315 @mbitious!!!!!

  • The IDOLM@STER SideM PRODUCER MEETING PRESENT FOR 315 @mbitious!!!!! was one of the biggest events to take place in March.
  • It was scheduled to be held on 07/03/2020 and 08/03/2020 at Musashino Forest Sports Plaza Main Arena in Tokyo
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on 26/02/2020 the cancellation of the event.

For more details please refer to this article about the cancellation of this seiyuu event.

[CANCELLED] Wataru Hatano Live Tour 2020 -ReIntro-

  • Hatano Wataru’s latest live tour, Wataru Hatano Live Tour 2020 -ReIntro- was cancelled on 26/02/2020
  • AVEX has issued a statement justifying the cancellation due to the increased concerns of spread of the Coronavirus

For more details please refer to this article about the cancellation of Hatano’s live tour.

[POSTPONED] Wataru Komada @ Starry sky ☆ live commentary in Saipia in Okayama

  • Wataru Komada was confirmed to attend the live commentary event – Starry Sky – in Okayama on 08/03/2020
  • The Planetarium live commentary event is an original starry sky-themed event in which seiyuu are invited to do live commentary/narration on the myths surrounding each constellation.
  • A new date for this event is going to be announced later.

Check Saipia’s official announcement (in Japanese).

[CANCELLED] AONI Production’s 50th anniversary symphonic drama

  • With a star-studded cast of seiyuu of all generations within AONI, the 50th anniversary symphonic drama was one of the most anticipated events in February.
  • AONI PRODUCTION announced on 26/02/2020 that the anniversary event is cancelled due to the current Coronavirus outbreak.

For more details please refer to this article about the cancellation of AONI’s 50th anniversary symphonic drama.

[CANCELLED] 14th Seiyuu Awards cerimony

  • The yearly Seiyuu Awards also suffer with the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, as the board for the event decided to cancel the Awards ceremony that was scheduled for 07/03/2020
  • Seiyuu fans will still be able to know who are this edition’s winners as the radio broadcast on A&G+ and the live tweets by the Seiyuu Awards team won’t top on 07/03/2020

For more details please refer to this article about the cancellation of the Seiyuu Awards Ceremony.

[CANCELLED] 100 Yume Prince Parade event

  • To celebrate its 5th anniversary the 100 Yume franchise was going to hold a Prince Parade event on 08/03/2020.
  • Kenji Akabane, Ryotaro Okiayu, Kazuyuki Okitsu, Katsuyuki Konishi, Hiro Shimono, Tarusuke Shingaki, Kenichi Suzumura, Hiroki Takahashi, Atsushi Tamaru, Shouta Chonan, Takuma Terashima, Show Hayami, Takeaki Masuyama and Showtaro Morikubo were confirmed to attend the event
  • The event has since been cancelled due concerns over the Coronavirus

For more details please refer to the official website of 100 Yume (in Japanese).

[CANCELLED] Hoshi×Koe Hikari no Sumika

  • Hoshi×Koe Hikari no Sumika was scheduled to be held on 29/02/2020 and 01/03/2020
  • The star-theme live reading event counted with Natsuki Hanae, Daisuke Hirakawa and Hiroki Yasumoto in the cast
  • Hoshi×Koe announced the cancellation of the event as a result of following the Japanese government’s guidelines on preventing the spread of the Coronavirus in the country

For more details please refer to the official Hoshi×Koe twitter account (in Japanese).

[POSTPONED AND OR CANCELLED] Sony Music Japan’s artist events

  • The powerhouse Japanese music label and its sub-labels, that house seiyuu talents such as Soma Saito and Penguin Research (Yoji Ikuta), announced that all events scheduled for their artists between February 27 (Thu) and March 11 (Wed) are, as of now, either cancelled or postponed.

More details can be found on on SME’s official website.

[CANCELLED] Uchitama 3-chome Tsushin Shutchoban in Tobu Zoological Park

  • Uchitama?! had a planned event for 29/02/2020 at Tobu Zoo in Saitama
  • The cast for this talk event included Soma Saito and Yusuke Shirai
  • Uchitama?! staff is abiding to the Japanese government’s coronavirus policy

For more details please refer to the official Uchitama?! website (in Japanese).

[CANCELLED] Shimono Hiro no Hobo Hajimemashite

  • Hiro Shimono’s talk event was going to take place on 07/03/2020 at Hulic Hall Tokyo
  • Yuu Hayashi was the guest
  • Animate announced the cancellation of the event on 26/02/2020 as a preventive measure, abiding to the Japanese government’s coronavirus policy

For more details please refer to the official Animate website (in Japanese).

[CHANGED FORMAT] UMake TRIPPERS!! tour

  • Part of UMake’s 2-stop tour to promote the recent release of their 2nd full-length album, TRIPPER!!, Osaka stop – scheduled to 15/03/2020 at Zepp Osaka Bayside was initially postponed
  • UMake announced a change of format to the live, and will broadcast live the performance without audience.
  • Details on the change of format were unveiled on 05/03/2020

For more details on this cancellation and change of format to UMake’s live refer to UMake’s official twitter account.

[CANCELLATION] Voicarion VII

  • Voicarion VII – reading play – counted with a star-studded cast that included Yuki Kaji, Hiroki Yasumoto, Daisuke Ono, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Junichi Suwabe, Yuichi Nakamura, Kenichi Suzumura, Kenjiro Tsuda, Daisuke Namikawa and Yuma Uchida, between many others, was going to be held at THEATRE CREATION in Tokyo from 27/02/2020 to 06/03/2020. 
  • It was cancelled on 27/02/2020
  • Cancellation made in light of Japanese government’s recent coronavirus policy

For more details please refer to the official Toho Stage website (in Japanese).

[CANCELLATION] AnimeJapan 2020

  • The biggest anime event in Japan is officially cancelled
  • The organization announced the cancellation of the event that would run from 21/03/2020 to 22/03/2020

For more details on this cancellation, please check AnimeJapan’s official website.

[POSTPONED AND OR CANCELLED] Dameraji live radio recording

For more details on this postponement, please refer to A&G+’s official website.

[CANCELLED] Yuma Uchida’s “Over” release event

  • Yuma Uchida was going to hold a special release event for his 5th single, Over, on 01/03/2020 (Tokyo) and 08/03/2020 (Osaka/Nagoya)
  • The event was going to include talk and a handshake events
  • KING RECORDS announced the cancellation of all of these events on 27/02/2020
  • All people participating in this event are going to receive a special postcard as a gift.

For more details on the cancellation please check Yuma Uchida’s official website.

[CANCELLED AND OR POSTPONED] Taniyama Kisho no Ashita mo Ganbarimasu! public recording

  • Kisho Taniyama was going to live record for his radio show, Taniyama Kisho no Ashita mo Ganbarimasu! public recording on 14/03/2020
  • A&G+ didn’t address directly what will happen to the recording but for the moment it is postponed until further notice

For more details on this postponement, please refer to A&G+’s official website.

[CANCELLED AND OR POSTPONED] GHOST CONCERT 1st LIVE 宴-UTAGE-

  • GHOST CONCERT 1st LIVE 宴-UTAGE- was scheduled for 01/03/2020 at Nissho Hall in Tokyo
  • Shouta Aoi, Kouhei Amasaki and more were confirmed to attend this live
  • GHOST CONCERT announced that, for now, the live is cancelled although they are trying to work around and work on a possible reschedule of the live.

For more details please refer to the official GHOST CONCERT website.

[CANCELLED and CHANGED FORMAT] ARGONAVIS’s fan meeting and live 

  • ARGONAVIS were going to hold a fan meeting and special live at AnimeJapan 2020
  • Due to the cancellation of AnimeJapan 2020, the group cancelled their fan meeting but will do 2 livestreams to make up to their fans (one on 21/03/2020 and the other on 22/03/2020).
  • Bushiroad announced that, from now on, and due to the recent policy to avoid the spread of Coronavirus by the Japanese government, the company will announce a month earlier to any scheduled events whether those will still happen or if any changes will be made

For more on Bushiroad’s announcement please check the company’s official website (in Japanese).

[CANCELLED] WEST SIDE STORY 2nd season

  • The remaining performances – February 28 to March 10 – by the cast of the 2nd season of the renowned musical, WEST SIDE STORY, are officially cancelled.
  • Kensho Ono was part of the cast
  • Refunds will be available

For more on this cancellation, please refer to TBS’ official website.

[POSTPONED] Seiyu Collection release event

  • Seiyu Collection had a scheduled event with Natsuki Hanae and Koutaro Nishiyama on 01/03/2020
  • The event was to celebrate the release of Seiyu Collection – Futari no Code SHOW – Natsuki Hanae x Koutaro Nishiyama on DVD
  • PONY CANYON announced that the event is postponed. Details on the new date and any changes of location will be announced on a later date.

For more on this, please check Seiyu Collection’s official website (in Japanese).

[CANCELLED] GRANRODEO’s anniversary shows

  • Lantis announced the cancellation of GRANRODEO’s 15th anniversary live and e-ZUKA’s 30th anniversary live
  • Both shows were going to be held in March

For more details on the cancellation, please refer to Lantis’ official website.

[POSTPONED] Kenji Nojima “Uta to Katari ni Odoru Yoru Suzukiparetto 〜 ni Kaku Suisai 〜” event

  • Kenji Nojima announced the postponement of the upcoming event from his indie project, NZ Project.
  • Uta to Katari ni Odoru Yoru Suzukiparetto 〜 ni Kaku Suisai 〜 was going to be held on 14/03/2020

For more details on this postponement, please refer to the official NZ project twitter account.

[POSTPONED] Kimetsu no Yaiba live radio recording

  • Live recording of Kimetsu no Yaiba radio was scheduled for 07/03/2020
  • Natsuki Hanae and Hiro Shimono are the radio Djs
  • Aniplex confirmed that the live radio recording is postponed – new date to be announced

For more details please refer to the official Kimetsu no Yaiba website (in Japanese).

[POSTPONED] SSSS.GRIDMAN SHOW 03

For more details on this postponement, make sure to check SSSS.GRIDMAN’s official website.

[POSTPONED] Toshiki Masuda “Diver” live events

  • TOYS FACTORY announced on 28/02/2020 that Toshiki Masuda’s upcoming Diver live events are going to be postponed.
  • The events were scheduled for 08/03/2020 at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo and 14/03/2020 at Matsushita IMP Hall in Osaka

For more details on this postponement, please refer to Toshiki Masuda’s official website.

[POSTPONED] Shouta Aoi “Ikiteiku” release event

  • The release event for Shouta Aoi’s photobook, Ikiteiku, was planned to held on 14/03/2020 is postponed
  • GARNET announced the postponement on 28/02/2020

For more details on this postponement, please refer to GARNET’s official website.

[POSTPONED] DKHi! BIRTHDAY TALK&LIVE in OSAKA

  • DKHi! were going to hold a birthday event for their frontman, Daisuke Kishio
  • The special talk and live event was going to be held in Osaka on 28/03/2020
  • DKHi! announced on 28/02/2020 that the event is postponed – date to be confirmed

For more details on DKHi!’s postponement of this event, please refer to the official statement released on the band’s official twitter account.

[CANCELLED and CHANGED FORMAT] Yuki Ono Friend Tree Wonder TOUR 2020

  • Yuki Ono announced on 28/02/2020 the cancellation of the final stop of his tour, Friend Tree Wonder TOUR 2020, with audience
  • The last show is still going to be held on 15/03/2020 at SOUNDCREW in Sapporo but without audience
  • In return, Ono is going to live broadcast his performance on Line Live
  • At the same time, an extra date for his tour was announced

For more details on Yuki Ono’s Sapporo live cancellation, change of format and reschedule, please refer to the official twitter account.

[CANCELLED] Hypnosis mic- Division Rap Battle – 5th LIVE @ Saitama – SIX SHOTS TO THE DOME

For more details on Hypnosis mic- Division Rap Battle – 5th LIVE @ Saitama – SIX SHOTS TO THE DOME’s cancellation, please refer to Hypnosis Mic’s official website.

[POSTPONED] Uta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE LIVE 7th STAGE

utapri 7th live

  • Uta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE LIVE 7th STAGE was going to be take place at MetLife Dome in Saitama on 18/04/2020 and 19/04/2020.
  • The live was postponed to 2021.

For more details on Uta no Prince-sama Maji LOVE LIVE 7th STAGE’s postponement, please refer to Uta no Prince-sama official website.

[CANCELLED] ELEKITER ROUND 0 last live

ELEKITER ROUND 0

  • ELEKITER ROUND 0 are disbanding this year
  • To celebrate their 10th anniversary and wrap up their career on a good note, the duo was going to hold a special live at Shinjuku BLAZE on April, 12, 2020.
  • Unfortunately the live was cancelled and the Best of album, the O LL had its release postponed

For more details on ELEKITER ROUND 0’s live cancellation, please refer to Marine Entertainment official website.

[CANCELLED] Toshiyuki Toyonaga Live 2DAYS

Toshiyuki Toyonaga official profile

  • Toshiyuki Toyonaga was going to hold back-to-back shows at Culttz Kawasaki in Kanagawa on April 25 and 26, 2020.
  • Both shows were cancelled

For more details on the cancellation of Toshiyuki Toyonaga’s back-to-back shows, please refer to Toshiyuki Toyonaga official website.

[PARTIAL CANCELLATION] OLDCODEX’s LADDERGRAPH tour

OLDCODEX core fade era

For more details on the cancellation of OLDCODEX’s opening show in the LADDERGRAPH tour, please refer to OLDCODEX official website.

[PARTIAL CANCELLATION] Shouta Aoi WONDER lab. DIMENSION

Shouta Aoi BAD END promo

  • Shouta Aoi saw his 10 stop tour WONDER lab. DIMENSION get shortened to just 2 stops + extra show in August
  • WONDER lab. DIMENSION was going to kick off in May

For more details on the cancellation of several of Shouta Aoi’s stops in the WONDER lab. DIMENSION tour, please refer to Shouta Aoi official website.

[POSTPONED] Tetsuya Kakihara × Nobuhiko Okamoto collaboration event

tetsuya kakihara, nobuhiko okamoto trust and play

  • Tetsuya Kakihara × Nobuhiko Okamoto Collaboration Event “LOVE ENJOY” was going to be held at Maihama Amphitheater on 18/04/2020 and 19/04/2020.
  • The event is postponed to a later date – to be announced

For more details on the postponement of Tetsuya Kakihara × Nobuhiko Okamoto Collaboration Event “LOVE ENJOY”, please refer to Kiramune official website.

[CANCELLED] Jun Fukuyama Special Live 2020「P.o.P -PERS of Persons-」

jun fukuyama pers

  • Jun Fukuyama was going to hold his 1st ever one man live at Dojima River Forum in Osaka on 04/04/2020 and Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo on 18/04/2020.
  • Both shows were cancelled in March

For more details on the cancellation of Jun Fukuyama’s 1st one man live, please refer to Jun Fukuyama music official website.

[CANCELLED] MARINE SUPERNOVA LIVE 2020

MARINE SUPERNOVA LIVE 2020

  • MARINE SUPERNOVA LIVE 2020 was going to take place at Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba on 03/05/2020
  • M4!!!!, Kashicomi, SHALL WE BLACK OUT?, Guitar Seiyuu, Mayonaka Encounter and Kyo mo Tanoshisona 4 nin ga Login shita Yodesu were going to perform/attend this live
  • The event was cancelled by Marine Entertainment this month

For more details on the cancellation of MARINE SUPERNOVA LIVE 2020, please refer to Marine Entertainment official website.

[CANCELLED] Jinro Battle lies and the truth 2020 MAY

Jinro Battle 2020 MAY

  • Jinro Battle lies and the truth 2020 MAY was going to take place at Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba on 02/05/2020
  • The cast included Taichi Ichikawa, Kazuki Ura, Sho Karino, Takeru Kikuchi, Shohei Komatsu, Kodai Sakai, Fumiyoshi Shioya, Yusuke Shirai, Tomohito Takatsuka, Shoya Chiba, Junta Terashima, Shunichi Toki, Yusuke Nagano, Toshinari Fukamachi and Takuya Masumoto
  • The event was cancelled by Marine Entertainment in April

For more details on the cancellation of Jinro Battle lies and the truth 2020 MAY, please refer to Marine Entertainment official website.

[CANCELLED] Ensemble Stars! Starry Stage 3rd

ensemble stars 3rd live

  • Ensemble Stars! Starry Stage 3rd was going to take place at Metlife Dome in Saitama on 25 and 26 April, 2020
  • The lineup for this live was going to count with Akatsuki, Ryuseitai, Ra*bits, Valkyrie, Switch (without Kaito Ishikawa), Jin & Akiomi, UNDEAD, Knights (without Shintaro Asanuma and Daiki Yamashita)
  • Ensemble Stars! Starry Stage 3rd was cancelled in April

For more details on the cancellation of Ensemble Stars! Starry Stage 3rd, please refer to Starry Stage 3rd official website.

[CANCELLED] Seiyuu Kouhaku 2020

SeiyuU Kohaku 2020

For more details on the cancellation of Seiyuu Kouhaku 2020, please refer to its official website.

[POSTPONED] UMake TRIPPERS!!/Beyond

UMake tripper profile

  • The duo was going to hold a special show in May to wrap up promotions for their full-length album, TRIPPER!!
  • The show has been postponed to a later date – to be announced.

For more details on the postponement of TRIPPERS!!/Beyond, please refer to UMake official website.

[PARTIALLY CANCELLED] TAKUMA TERASHIMA LIVE TOUR 2020 4th STAGE 〜ASSEMBLE〜

Takuma Terashima

For more details on the cancellation of TAKUMA TERASHIMA LIVE TOUR 2020 4th STAGE 〜ASSEMBLE〜, please refer to Lantis official website.

[CANCELLED] Hiroshi Kamiya LIVE TOUR 2020

Hiroshi Kamiya

  • Hiroshi Kamiya was going to kick off his 1st tour this year.
  • Hiroshi Kamiya LIVE TOUR 2020 was going to count with stops in Kanagawa and Osaka
  • The tour was cancelled by Kiramune after Tokyo and 7 other prefectures in Japan went on lockdown in April 2020

For more details on the cancellation of Hiroshi Kamiya LIVE TOUR 2020, please refer to Kiramune official website.

Please let us know in the comments other seiyuu events – with male seiyuu in attendance – that were cancelled and or postponed due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak. We will make sure to keep this article open, with daily updates.

About the Coronavirus:

The new Coronavirus or COVID-19 originated in Wuhan in China in December 2019. Since then, cities in China are in lock down and around the world cases of infected people have been reported daily. Up until recently, with the situation in Daegu, South Korea, China was the only country in which the Coronavirus had spread with considerable intensity.

Japan has reported cases of people infected with the Coronavirus and, as a countermeasure to a possible spread of the virus in the country, seiyuu, music and other events across the country are starting to be either cancelled or postponed.

A note that on January 30, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the current  Coronavirus situation to be a world health emergency.

On February 26, 2020, the Japanese government announced a new policy to counter the spread of the Coronavirus. The government demanded all events that draw crowds to be cancelled due to the fact that is virtually impossible to make sure everyone will be safe.

We are live updating this article.

New information on cancelled male seiyuu events will be added as it is announced by official sources.

Last updated on 10/04/2020 – Updated March’s cancellations

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