February 2, 2023

Chainsaw Man: Crunchyroll takes a stand supporting Guilherme Briggs

It’s been a turbulent few days for voice actor Guilherme Briggs, who He suffered from a torrent of negative comments and even death threats Due to the “change” of a line in the dubbing of Anime Chainsaw Man regarding an unofficial Brazilian translation. Many fans supported the voice actor and condemned the foolish attacks from the angry fanbase, but Crunchyroll, the anime’s official distributor, has yet to comment.

On Saturday afternoon (14), the company finally posted a statement on social networks, saying that there is no room for this kind of aggressive attitude within the anime community, and that it supports voice actor Guilherme Briggs. You can read the statement in full below:

“There is no room for cyberbullying within the animation community. Crunchyroll fully supports voice actor Guilherme Briggs and condemns the attacks directed at him and his fantastic voice work with the team at the Som de Vera Cruz studio.

We would like to thank the fans who have expressed their support for Briggs, as well as the voiceover team for their work and professionalism. It is your work that makes industry and society strong today.

Crunchyroll will always be with you.”

Last Friday (13), the actor was tired of the attacks and posted on his networks that he was tired of the many attacks and threats and that he was going to abandon the project. On Twitter, Crunchyroll also says it has taken some steps to ensure the safety of the crew and cast.

“To ensure the safety of the cast and crew affected by the current situation, we will be postponing the original TikTok livestream of The Chainsaw Man, originally scheduled for next Tuesday. Thank you for your understanding!”