Voice Actor Toru Furuya to be Replaced in Metaphor: ReFantazio


At the end of the game’s second trailer in December 2023, a list of Japanese voice actors behind the fantasy RPG Metaphor: ReFantazio was revealed. One of these names was notable voice actor Toru Furuya, whom Atlus has now confirmed will no longer be part of the game.

Known for being the voice behind Yamcha from Dragon Ball and Seiya from Saint Seiya, the 71-year-old voice actor recently admitted to having an abusive affair with a female fan of his, after she had previously accused him on social media.

Furuya has subsequently been dropped from upcoming projects, including Atlus’ Metaphor: ReFantazio through an official statement from the company. An updated cast list for Metaphor will be announced through a follow-up report scheduled for July.

Metaphor: ReFantazio will be released worldwide on October 11, 2024 for the Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, PS4, PS5, and Steam.