Unshou Ishizuka’s passing left a huge void in the anime industry, as well as many roles unfulfilled. One of them is the role of One Piece villain, Borsalino. And now, the anime’s staff have revealed that veteran seiyuu Ryotaro Okiayu will be replacing him for the role.

The character appeared in the anime’s 881st episode, which is the first episode featuring Borsalino since Ishizuka’s passing. The episode also marks Okiayu’s debut into his new role.

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Fans might know Okiayu best for his role as Byakuya Kuchiki in BLEACH. He also voices Berserker Lancelot in Fate/Zero, as well as Slam Dunk’s Hisashi Mitsui, as well as many other popular roles.

source: One Piece official twitter