Published on August 14th, 2022
Anna Lauzeray-Gishi, who voices Kikyou Kushida in the French dubbing of the Classroom of the Elite anime series, reported that Crunchyroll fired her because she participated in a fandubbing of the Chainsaw Man anime trailer. Crunchyroll informed her that she could disclose her reason for getting fired.
Voice actress Anna Lauzeray-Gishi voiced Makima in the Chainsaw Man trailer. Although the trailer has not been released, a teaser has already been out on Twitter, where you can hear Makima’s fandubbing voice.
Anna wrote on her Twitter profile:
Following a call from Crunchyroll, informing me that I have the right to report this, I am announcing that I will no longer be playing the role of Kikyou Kushida in “Classroom of the Elite.” The reason they gave me was a decision made after my “Chainsaw Man” fandub. I would have liked a friendly solution, like deleting the fandub, but they didn’t offer it to me, they fired me directly for it, and it would also be a decision that would cross the Atlantic.
I must admit I was surprised, I didn’t expect to be fired for amateur dubbing. I started with the fandub, and now they kick me out for it… For the new generation, the fandub is one of the best formats to improve and show what you’re worth. Nowadays, more and more fandubbers become professional dubbing actors based on effort, perseverance and perseverance.
I hope this is an isolated case. I wish the best to the actress who will play Kikyou after me. And of course, I ask you not to insult or harass her in any way, this decision is not up to her. Whoever she is, I wish her the best.
Chainsaw Man anime series is scheduled for October 2022 release on Crunchyroll. Mappa studio is in charge of production. The story follows Denji, a young man who wants to live a happy life with the woman he loves. However, he is forced to kill devils (to pay his debts) with the help of his pet devil, Pochita. Denji merges with his pet devil as a result of some unfortunate events, allowing him to transform his body parts into a Chainsaw.
The anime series is based on the Chainsaw Man manga, written and drawn by Fujimoto, who began publishing the manga in Dec 2018 in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The second part of Chainsaw Man started publication in the Shonen Jump Plus digital service in July 2022.
Source: Official Twitter