Daiko Hamano is replacing Yuichiro Umehara as Goro in Darling in the FRANXX anime. This is according to the information on Trigger and A-1 Pictures’ official website for the anime. Hamano is set to debut his role in the anime’s 23rd episode on June 30, 2018. 

Umehara was hospitalized in May, and got diagnosed with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, an autoimmune disease that affects the nervous system. Umehara took an indefinite hiatus from work to focus on treatment and recovery. 

Darling in the FRANXX is a 2018 Japanese science fiction anime series co-produced by Trigger and CloverWorks. The anime premiered on January 13, 2018. A manga adaptation by Kentaro Yabuki was also released on January 14, 2018.