Junya Ikeda, Star of Digimon and Trigun, Arrested

Junya Ikeda, a popular anime actor known for roles in Trigun Stampede and Digimon, has been taken into custody for fraud.

Junya Ikeda

Recent reports from Japan confirm the arrest of Junya Ikeda, a rising actor in the anime industry. His talent agency, BaRU, has stated that they are ending their contract with him following his arrest. According to the company, Ikeda has been arrested on charges related to a special kind of fraud.

BaRU also mentioned that their staff has been unable to talk to Ikeda directly about the situation because he is currently not allowed to meet with others due to his arrest. So far, there haven't been any official arrest records or legal notices regarding Ikeda. However, for now, we know that this voice and screen actor has been released by his agency.

If you might not recognize Ikeda by name, you might be familiar with his voice. Not too long ago, his career took off when he was chosen to voice Knives in Trigun Stampede. He is also well-known for voicing Joe Kido in the Digimon Adventure Tri series and Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna. Additionally, he has appeared in projects like Ensemble Stars, Majestic Prince, and The Kingdoms of Ruin.

For those wondering about what "special fraud" means, it's a term commonly used in Japan. It's used when someone tricks others into giving them money without meeting in person. This kind of fraud includes things like phone scams and online fraud. Unfortunately, these types of cases have been happening more and more in Japan. According to police reports from 2022, the number of special fraud cases went up by 31% from 2021. This kind of criminal activity is increasing, especially in big cities, and many of the people involved in these scams in 2022 were younger than 20 years old.

Source: Comic Natalie

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