“Sonic the Hedgehog” is the live-action movie adaption of Sega's game character called “Sonic” in Hollywood. The release date is Jun. 26, 2020.
Yamadera Kouichi is the voice actor who voiced Doctor Robotonic, who is originally played by Jim Carrey, in the Japanese dub version. To celebrate Yamadera Kouichi's birthday on Jun. 17, the movie clip which Yamadera's expression skills overwhelms Tom, who is originally played by James Paul Marsden, (CV: Nakamura Yuuichi), has been release.
Dr. Robotonic sneaks into Tom's house to obtain the superpower from the blue, shiny body furs.
Tom is overwhelmed by Dr. Robotonic's dignity and intensity; Doctor does not care whether his opponent is a police and he attacks the opponent with multiple threatening words and one way countdown.
Sonic, who is hiding, makes his appearance at the speed of light, after seeing his first friend being in a big danger.
Despite Dr. Robotonic is searching for the blue furs living being, he screams and freezes up after seeing Sonic standing with 2 legs and speaks in human language.
Tom overcomes the danger after he punched the doctor immediately, but the existence of Sonic and Tom have been revealed to the enemies.
Jim Carrey, an actor that is also famous for his unique acting and outstanding skills in Japan as shown in “Mask” and “Grinch”, has also shows his skills also in this movie clip.
Yamadera, who has been playing dub version of Jim Carrey's characters, revealed his true feelings by saying, “I am grateful to Jim Carrey because I was able to recognized as a dub voice actor since the actor Jim Carrey was there. While I was thinking that it has been a long time since his last appearance, but to think that I can voiced Dr. Robotonic played by my respected Jim Carrey! It make me so happy.”.
The luxury of Yamadera Kouichi playing Jim Carrey's unique Dr. Robotonic can only be enjoyed in Japan. Please enjoy this Japanese dub version of “making your ears happy” in the movie theaters.
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While "Minions: The Rise of Gru" release day is coming, the worldwide collaboration between "Despicable Me", "Minions", WHO and UN Foundation has been realized.
In the special video, Gru and Minions have introduced "Hints to overcome the Corona Crisis" and the voice actor of Gru, Shofukutei Tsurube had participated as a volunteer.
It was revealed that starting from Jun. 11, 2020, the movie "Frozen 2" will be available for a subscription streaming for the first time on Disney's official video streaming service "Disney+", and it limited to Japan only.
At the same time, a newly created key visual featuring "Frozen" series and the latest promotion video are revealed.
"Frozen 2" is the No.1 Animation movie in history and the box office revenue was recorded at 1.45 billion USD worldwide and it the latest work for the "Frozen" series, which is one of the most successful franchises among Disney's work in Japan.
This is the first time that these works arethis works is available at the subscription video streaming service in Japan, and it is available right after "Disney+" in Japan has appeared.
"Disney+" will feature a total of 18 works (55 episodes) with a total time of 3 5 hours of "Frozen" related works such as the movie "Frozen" and "Frozen 2", the short animation, the precious documentary, and the full orchestra concert featuring "Frozen" as its theme.
Other than that, starting from Jul. 3, the documentary "Into the Unknown~ Making of 'Frozen 2'" (6 episodes, 60 minutes each) featuring the effort of the creators in making "Frozen 2".
The challenges, surprise, the breakthrough moment, the artistic talent and creativity, and also the difficulty faced to create this Walt Disney Animation work are captured for the first time with a camera.
As the secret behind the release of this popular movie is revealed for the first time, so don't miss it.
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From the movie "Dolittle" (premiere on Jun. 19, 2020), the Japanese dubbed version of the film has been released with Yashima Norito playing the role of Plimpton the ostrich, Nakamura Yuuichi as Yoshi the polar bear, and Fujiwara Keiji as Dr. Dolittle.
The released footage shows Plimpton, the ostrich character voiced by Yashima which makes his first appearance in the film, getting into trouble with Dr. Dolittle (voiced by Fujiwara) and Yoshi, the polar bear (voiced by Nakamura).
Plimpton shows up in a happy mood, saying, "What a lovely day! No plans, just chilling around, thinking...". No sooner than Dr. Dolittle talks to him saying, "Plimpton, don't be scared. It's been a long time since I've seen you...", he gets all nervous while flapping his wings and says, "I have a bad feeling about this... Humans say that when something bad is about to happen...".
When Plimpton finally starts to rampage, Yoshi the polar bear, who can't stand it, grabs him by the long neck to make him stop and then says, "Dr. Dolitte is the one who saved your life! We're going to save the queen, buddy!". The ostrich doesn't seem to agree with it, answering, "I'm not your buddy. You're going to be turned into a carpet!", and then they start a small fight. In the end, Dr. Dolittle, who was the most worried about the situation, intervened by saying, "Hey, hey, hey, you two stop it!".
This movie is unique in that humans and animals, who should not be able to communicate with each other, start arguing as if it were a matter of course. The lively and dreamy scene is both enjoyable and exciting at the same time.
Yashima also commented on his acting with a charming voice the character Plimpton, who seems to truly care of Dr. Dolittle and his animal friends at his own pace; "I've played many animal characters from anime series so far, so it was quite difficult to play the voice of a real ostrich this time. It took me a while to get used to it, but after that, I was able to enjoy playing him by doing some improvisation, which came out easily due to his chatty character".
He revealed that it was exciting to voice him while figuring out how to give the right feeling and expressions to the character.
In addition to Yashima, Nakamura, and Fujiwara, the Japanese dubbed version features a large cast of famous voice actors. Keep your expectations high!
The film "Dolittle" is set to be premiered nationwide on Jun. 19, 2020.
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"Kushagara" included in the novel "Rohan Kishibe Does Not Shout: Short Story Collection" derived from Araki Hirohiko's manga "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" will be made into a live-action drama. It will be broadcast on NHK General TV under the title of the special drama "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" from December 28, 2020 for three consecutive nights. At the same time, cast members information including Takahashi Issei, who will play as Rohan Kishibe, was announced.
The original of "Rohan Kishibe Does Not Shout: Short Story Collection" is a novelized work based on the short manga "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" series that depicts the bizarre events where Kishibe Rohan encounters during his research in a horror-like manner..
5 original stories by 4 writers are included, and this time, one volume "Kushagara" written by Kitaguni Ballad will be made into a live-action drama.
In addition to Takahashi Issei playing as the main character, Kishibe Rohan, it was announced that Iitoyo Marie will be Izumi Kyouka, Shibazaki Fuga as Ikkyu, Moriyama Mirai as Shishi Jugo, Takiuchi Kumi as Katahira Mai and Nakamura Tomoya as Hirai Taro in the drama.
The special drama "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" will be broadcast on NHK General TV from 10:00 pm to 10:49 pm on Dec. 28, 29, and 30 for three consecutive nights.
The poster and trailer for the live-action film "The Promised Neverland" (premiering on Dec. 18th, 2020) have been released. In addition, a new illustration for this poster by the original comic drawn by Demizu Posuka has also been released.
The work is a live-action adaptation of the "unique" jailbreak fantasy that was serialized in "Weekly Shonen Jump" from Aug. 2016 to Jun. 2020 with the original work by Shirai Kaiu and drawings by Demizu Posuka, and which also attracted a lot of attention in the first season of the TV anime.
Directed by Hirakawa Yuichiro, the film is starring Hamabe Minami as Emma, Jou Kairi as Ray, Itagaki Rihito Mitsuhito as Norman, Watanabe Naomi as Sister Krone, and Kitagawa Keiko as Isabella.
This time, the poster and 90-second trailer featuring all the cast have been released.
The poster shows Isabella and Sister Krone smiling fearlessly at the strong gazes of Emma, Ray and Norman. In addition, the collaboration visual drawn by IZUMIZU who saw the poster was also released.
The music video artist for the theme song is the hot artist "I wish midnight lasted forever" which has been viewed 270 million times. The music video has been viewed over 270 million times and the song was written for this film. The song "You Can't Be Right", written especially for this work, is also used in the 90-second trailer.
The live-action film "The Promised Neverland" will be released on Dec. 18.
About the poster collaboration visual
I'm so thrilled to see the illustrations on the live-action posters you've drawn!
Lovely illustrations, I'm glad you did! Thank you.
About the notice.
I'm happy to say that this trailer is full of developments that will attract people to watch it, as it depicts a turnaround from the happiness of not knowing anything but despair in a world full of lies.
I hope that you will come to see the film to find out how they find a ray of light in a world of despair and how they open up.
About the Theme Song
"I wish midnight lasted forever" I've been listening to the songs because I love his worldview, so it was reassuring to hear him do the theme song for "The Promised Neverland".
The theme song, "I Can't Get It Right," is Emma and her friends fighting against the environment itself. When I first heard it, I thought I had a clear picture of the world of the live-action Neverland movie I was promised.
I can't wait to see the movie that will be completed when the theme song is played at the end of the film. Thank you for the wonderful music.
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A teaser poster and special video of the live-action movie "The Promised Neverland", to be released on Dec. 18, 2020, have been released. The impressive poster features Hamabe Minami as Emma and others smiling.
The movie is based on an escape suspense manga written by Shirai Kaiu and illustrated by Demizu Posuka, which was serialized on "Weekly Shonen Magazine" from Aug. 2016 to Jun. 2020.
Currently, 19 volumes of comic books have been published, and had over 24 million copies in circulation all around the world. From Jan. 2021, the second season of the anime will be broadcast, and the live-action project in Hollywood is also in progress.
The teaser poster features the children smiling without knowing what is happening in their futures, and the shocking slogan "Sono Rakuen kara Datsugoku Seyo (Escape From That Paradise)", the contrast of which is impressive.
The special information is rich in content, featuring Emma (played by Hamabe Minami), who is eager to escape from the orphanage after she uncovers the truth of it and loses a comfortable life, Ray (played by Jou Kairi), Norman (played by Itagaki Rihito), Isabella (played by Kitagawa Keiko), who utters ominous words with a smile, and Krone (played by Watanabe Naomi).
"The Promised Neverland" will be released starting Dec. 18, 2020 at Toho Cinemas chains all around Japan.
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The release of the live-action movie "Tokyo Revengers" that is based on the "Tokyo Revengers" manga, which is serialized in "Weekly Shonen Magazine", announced a postponement from the scheduled date of Oct. 9th, 2020. The reason for the postponement is the coronavirus infection spreading. We have also received a comment from director Hanabusa Tsutomu.
"Tokyo Revengers" is a manga serialized in "Weekly Shonen Magazine" by Wakui Ken, who is famous for "Shinjuku Swan". In addition to the live-action movie, TV anime series have also been announced.
The explanation of the postponement that has been published on the official website says: "It is a result of repeated studies of countermeasures to the domestic situation caused by the spread COVID-19".
The new release date will be announced as soon as it is decided.
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Director Hanabusa Tsutomu
It took a long time to go between past and present Takemichi, shooting Mikey and Dragon, shooting Naoto, disturbing Kisaki...
I'm really sorry! Everyone who is looking forward to the release, please wait a little longer for the release!
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The second PV of "Seitokai Yakuindomo: The Movie 2" ( Release scheduled for January 1, 2021) has been revealed, and Triple Booking was announced to as the theme song artist. Moreover, the countdown project "Today's Effort" will start on November 14, 2020, 48 days before the release.
In the PV released this time, unlike the first one, the daily life of familiar characters attending Ousai Gakuen is depicted, and the whole picture becomes more and more mysterious. How are the members of the Eiryou High School Student Committee, including Uomi Chihiro, involved in the story? What happened to Tsuda who disappeared?
Also, the movie's theme song "Boys and Girls Attention" sung by Triple Booking has also been unveiled in the second PV.
From November 14, 2020, 48 days before cinema release, the countdown project "Today's Effort" will start on the official Twitter of "Seitokai Yakuindomo".
"Seitokai Yakuindomo: The Movie 2" will be released on January 1, 2021.
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A special video of "Looking for Magical Doremi", which was released on November 13, 2020, featuring the ending theme song, "Owaranai Monogatari (Looking for Magical Doremi Ver.)" has been released.
"Looking for Magical Doremi" is a film created in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of "Magical Doremi". As children, we all believed that "magic" existed. This is a story of the heroines, who hit a wall called reality and stopped believing in "magic" as they grew up. The film depicts the "friends", who bonded over their common interest, the TV show Magical Doremi, going on a journey, visiting the places related to "Magical Doremi", and finding out what is truly important to them.
In this newly released trailer, the ending theme sung by Segawa Onpu (voiced by Shishido Rumi), "Owaranai Monogatari (Looking for Magical Doremi Ver.)", has been revealed for the first time. The images portray the "magic for the grownups".
The film "Looking for Magical Doremi" is currently in theaters throughout Japan.
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The legendary Pokémon, Mewtwo will appear on the broadcast of the TV anime "Pokémon" on November 20, 2020. To commemorate this "Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back!" will have a premium streaming from 9 PM, on November 9 on the Pokémon Official YouTube Channel.
"Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back!" was released in 1988 and it has taken the first place in the box office revenue ranking in term of animation movie in the same year.
Afterward, it was released in each country sequentially and has become a big hit. Even till now, it has remained in the first place in the box office revenue in term of a Japanese movie in America, and it is a "legend" among all the "Pokémon" movie series.
The "strongest" Mewtwo will appear on the November 20 broadcast of TV anime "Pokémon" and the story will be related to the movie. You will be able to enjoy the episode more by watching "Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back!".
The premium streaming of "Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back!" will start from 9 PM, on November 19, at Pokémon Official YouTube Channel.
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In Oct. 2020, the "Autumn Cours" anime season has started. According to a survey conducted at Anime! Anime!, Nakamura Yuichi and Minase Inori shared the 1st place in the number of main appearances by gender (※). In this article, we will introduce the appearances of those two in autumn's titles.
※Survey on "Anime! Anime!" dated Oct. 5.
※ Future guest appearances are not added.
※ Applies to works that started or resumed broadcasting in the fall of 2020. The second cours that continues from the summer animation is not applicable.
■Male voice actors: Nakamura Yuichi, what about so many "big brother" roles !?
Nakamura Yuichi debuted in the 2000s. He is known for many roles, including OkazakiTomoya in "CLANNAD", Saotome Alto in "Macross Frontier", and Bruno Bucciarati in "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Golden Wind". In the 2020 summer anime cours, he appeared in "Fruit Basket" (role of Sohma Shigure) and "Pokemon" (role of Dr. Sakuragi).
Currently, he is active not only as a voice actor but also expanding the range of his interests, holding a Youtube channel with writer Mafia Kajita.
In what kind of work he will appear in fall 2020?
Nakamura-san will appear in 7 titles, which are: in the 3rd season of "Mr. Osomatsu" (Osomatsu Matsuno), "The Irregular at Magic High School" (Tsukasa Nami), "Please Take My Brother Away!" (Shi Fen), "Jujutsu Kaisen" (Satoru Gojo), "Warlords of Sigrdrifa" (Ron Mao), "Munou na Nana" (Onodera Kyoya), "Dragon's Dogma" ("Assasin" Ethan).
His variety of roles including cool, easy-going and elusive characters. Looking at the list of roles, it feels that there are many "big brother" roles... The first episodes are already released, and we are looking forward to seeing what these characters will be like with Nakamura-san's "voice".
How about other voice actor's roles?
About voice actors' roles, Hosoya Yoshimasa will appear in "Golden Kamuy" (Tanigaki Genjiro), "Attack on Titan: The Final" (Reiner Brown), and "Tsukiuta. "THE ANIMATION2" (Uduki Arata), "Haikyu !! TO THE TOP" 2nd Cool (Azumane Asahi), "Grand Blues!" (Belial) and "Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III" (Welf Crozzo), 6 works in total.
Also, Ono Kensho will appear "Please Take My Brother Away!" (Zhen Kaixin), "Tsukiuta. "THE ANIMATION2" (Kannazuki Iku), "Gymnastics Samurai" (Leonardo), "Idolish7: Second BEAT!" (Nanase Riku), and "Ikebukuro West Gate Park" (as Crow).
■Voice actress: the variety of Minase Inari's works!
Minase Inori debuted in 2010. Her famous roles are "Somali and the Forest Spirit" (as Somali), "The Quintessential Quintuplets" (Nakano Itsuki), and "KiraKira Precure A La Mode" (Kirarin / Ciel Kirahoshi / Cure Parfait). In the summer anime cours, she appeared in "Re: Life in a Different World from Zero" 2nd season (Rem) and "No Guns Life" (role of Pepper).
In addition, she debuted as an artist in 2015 and is in charge of the theme song for many anime works. Since then, she has been energetically continuing her musical activities.
In what fall 2020 anime titles she will appear?
Minase-san will continue her work in "Is the Order a Rabbit?" (Chino), "Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?" (Hestia), "Assault Lily Bouquet" (Mashima Moyu), "Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear" (Shea Fochrose), "Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle" (Princess Suyaris), "Grand Blues!' (Diantha), 6 titles in total.
Minase-san has played many characters so far, from straightforward to tsundere characters who can not be express their feelings. In the autumn anime season, don't miss her to play unique characters such as the free-spirited Princess Suyaris who is looking for a good night's sleep and the cool and quiet Chino.
In addition, how about other voice actresses' roles?
Among the female voice actresses, Komatsu Mikako, Tomita Miyu, and Hayami Saori each will appear in five works. Komatsu-san will appear in "Jujutsu Kaisen" (Sadain Maki), "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon" (Setuna), and Tomita-san in "Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear" (Shuri), "I Tried Asking While Kowtowing" (Miseuchi Kananami / Minister Shioya), and Hayami-san in asked, "Is the Order a Rabbit? " (Aoyama Midori), "The Irregular at Magic High School " (Shiba Miyuki).
Many voice actors/actresses will appear in the fall 2020 anime season. There are also works that were broadcast before, so why not check them out?
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To celebrate the broadcast of the 3rd season of the TV anime "Osomatsu-san", a special program "Osomatsu-san 3rd Season Commemorative Special Program SIDE-A" featuring Sakurai Takahiro, Nakamura Yuuichi and other cast members of the six children will start streaming on the official YouTube channel of "Osomatsu-san" from 6:00 P. M..
This program, which will be distributed to celebrate the 3rd season of TV anime which will start on Oct. 12, describes the 'feelings towards Osomatsu' of the six children cast members. In this program, they passionately express their 'love for Osomatsu-san' by describing their memories of the first season and the five years since the first season, hardships and difficulties they faced acting the role of the six children full of individuality and their feelings for the 3rd season.
In addition, the drama CD series of this anime has started to be released. Released over the past 4 years, 'Six Kids' Work Experience Doramatsu CD Series' (7 CDs, all released in 2016), Hide Episode Drama CD 'Matsuno Family's Nandanai Feeling' (3 CDs, all released in 2017), Hidden Episode Drama CD 'Matsuno Family's Wacky Feeling' (CD All three discs, all of which will be released in 2019, can be viewed in their entirety.
The 3rd season of TV anime "Osomatsu-san" will start on Oct. 12 on TV Tokyo and other stations.
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On Oct. 1, 2020, Nakamura Yuuichi, the voice actor who is known for playing Karamatsu in "Osomatsu-san", Shiba Tatusya in "The Irregular at Magic High School", and Saotome Alt in "Macros Frontier", announced his his change of talent agency to "Intention", where the voice actor Suzumura Kenichi works as the CEO.
It is currently a hot topic as it ranked on the top of Twitter's trend.
Nakamura Yuuichi announced his change in talent agency from "Sigma Seven" to "Intention" by posting on his Twitter; "From today I will move to new office Intention. I would like to thank all members from Sigma Seven for being so nice".
His new office "Intention" is run by the CEO Suzumura Kenichi, the voice actor who is known for playing Iyami from "Osomatsu-san", Takehisa Hinawa from "Fire Force", and holds many popular voice actors and actresses including Sakurai Takahir (known for Osomatu from "Osomatsu-san" and Tomioka Giyuu from "Demon Slayer: KImetsu no Yaiba"), Touyama Nao (known for Shima Rin from "Yuru△Camp" and Reina Browler from "Macros Delta") and Asai Ayaka (known for Katou Hazuki from "Sound! Euphonium" and Hayasaka Mirei from "Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls").
The word "Intention" ranked on the top of the Twitter trend after the announcement was made.
There were many responses from the fans, including the following comments: "The talent page of Intention is too powerful", "Is it true that Yuu-kyan (nickname for Nakamura Yuuichi) moved to Intention!? Intention is too powerful", "The power of Intention increased so much", "The Intention talents became too powerful now", and "I can't believe that Nakamura Yuuichi is now a member of Intention...Intention is now a wonderful talent agency where Sakurai Takahiro and Nakamura Yuuichi belong at the same time".
Voice actor Nakamura Yuichi announced on his Twitter page on Oct. 1 that he has moved to a new talent agency. He announced that he will be leaving Sigma Seven and moving to Intention, which is headed by Suzumura Kenichi.
Nakamura Yuichi has appeared in many anime works, including "Macross F" as Saotome Arto, "Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai" as Kosaka Kyosuke , and "Mobile Suit Gundam 00" as Graham Aker. From Oct. 2020 onwards, he will play the role of Karamatsu in "Osomatsu-san" and Shiwa Tatsuya in "Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Raihousha hen".
On his Twitter page, he said, "From today, I will be leaving Sigma Seven after a long time there and will be moving to Intention. Thank you for your continued support. I hope to have a place where I can talk about my various thoughts...".
Voice actor Suzumura Kenichi is the representative of Intention, and Takahiro Sakurai, Touyama Nao and Asai Ayaka are the affiliated members.
"Mars Red", a TV anime based on a musical recitation, has been decided to be broadcast from April 2021. Also, additional cast members were announced along with their comments. Yamadera Kouichi as Yamagami Tokuichi, a member of "Code Zero", and Sawashiro Miyuki as Defrott, the mysterious boy who is a key character to the story.
"Mars Red" is an anime adaptation of a musical recitation written and directed by Fujisawa Bunou, the leading creator of musical recitations, with the main visuals created by manga writer Karakara Kemuri, known for "Laughing Under the Clouds" and "Laughing in Limbo".
Set in Taishou 12 (1923), Tokyo, the story depicts the activities of the Anti-Vampire Special Forces Unit 16, a.k.a "Code Zero", which has been created under the army by the Japanese government.
The additional cast members were, Yamadera Kouichi as Yamagami Tokuichi, a member of "Code Zero" whose name was hidden until the very end, and Sawashiro Miyuki as Defrott, the mysterious boy who is a key character to the story.
Other members of "Code Zero" have been announced previously, Hatanaka Tasuku as Kurusu Shutarou, Suwabe Junichi as Maeda Yoshinobu, Ishida Akira as Takeuchi, and Suzumura Kenichi as Suwa.
TV anime "Mars Red" will be broadcast from April 2021.
Yamada Kouichi as Yamagami Tokuichi
The original work was written by Fujisawa Bunou, a friend of mine whom I worked with on various musical recitations.
Moreover, the music is composed by Muranaka Toshiyuki who composed music for those stages. I'm filled with both personal feelings and enthusiasm!
This is my first time playing Yamagami, but I will do my best to deliver his charm to those who watch the show!
Sawashiro Miyuki as Defrott
There have been anime turned into musical recitations, but the reverse is quite rare. I'm thankful to be part of it. I'm looking forward to creating a character and world together with so many people.
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Yamadera Kouichi and Ootani Ikue will be co-starring in the youthful fantasy film "Kimi wa Kanata", which is fully backed by Toshima-ku Ikebukuro, the land of manga and animation. They have worked together in various works, including the "Pokémon" series and the overseas drama "Full House", and this will be the first time they will be playing "a doube cast".
Under director Sena Yoshinobu, who is working on a animation feature film for the first time, "Kimi wa Kanata" has Matsumoto Honoka, who played Sumiko, the main character's coworker, in the NHK TV series "Hiyokko", and Seto Toshiki, who played Kamen Rider Brave in "Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, as the main cast.
Mio (voice: Matsumoto Honoka) has feelings for her childhood friend Arata (voice: Seto Toshiki) but hasn't been able to express those feelings to him, and their relationship has been a bit awkward.
One day, Mio gets into a fight with Arata over something her friend said. She goes to meet Arata to make up with him, but she has an accident on her way there.
When Mio regains consciousness, she find herself in a strange world.
Yamadera and Ootani will be double casting Gheemon, the character that guides Mio in the strange world.
When asked about when he got the offer, Yamadera said, "I thought it was some kind of mistake, and I asked my manager to confirm the offer immediately. I couldn't wrap my head around the fact that I was double casting with Ootani-san and that it was a cute character, haha."
Ootani's reaction to this offer, which is the first time in her career was, "I was excited by the amazing offer! It's such an honor to be given this opportunity."
Director Sena explained the reason for double casting Yamadera and Ootani as Gheemon, "I had this image of Gheemon being a weird character, so I thought of changing its voice along with its looks. And when I thought about who I wanted it to be voiced by, Yamadera-san and Ootani-san were the ones who immediately came to my mind."
It hasn't been revealed how the two will be playing the role, so let's look forward to further information to come up.
The film "Kimi wa Kanata" will be screened at nationwide theaters including TOHO Cinemas Ikebukuro from Nov. 27, 2020.
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Yamadera Kouichi as Gheemon
■Thoughts on being offered a double cast.
I thought it was some kind of mistake, and I asked my manager to confirm the offer immediately.
I couldn't wrap my head around the fact that I was double casting with Ootani-san and that it was a cute character, haha.
■Thoughts on the recording.
Director Sena explained Gheemon's character in-depth and with a strong passion, so I really enjoyed the role.
It was quite the experience to play the same role as Ootani-san.
Ootani Ikue as Gheemon
■Thoughts on being offered a double cast.
I was excited by the amazing offer! It's such an honor to be given this opportunity.
■Thoughts on the recording.
Yamadera-san's was cool as always. Cute? Maybe.
It was a new experience to dig into the same character together. Working with him was so reassuring.
Director/Scriptwriter/Author: Sena Yoshinobu
■The reason for double casting Yamadera-san and Ootani-san
I had this image of Gheemon being a weird character, so I thought of changing its voice along with its looks. And when I thought about who I wanted it to be voiced by, Yamadera-san and Ootani-san were the ones who immediately came to my mind.
Yamadera-san is like the joker in a deck of cards. He can take on any role perfectly and is a superstar that can express a strong presence even in short lines.
And Ootani-san has an amazing voice that continues to soothe everyone who hears it.
The idea of double casting came to me when I thought it would be great if the two could voice Gheemon together.
■Thoughts after finishing the recording.
I realized again that Yamadera-san is an amazing entertainer who always thinks about giving the audience an enjoyable experience.
Ootani-san brought much more cuteness and comfort to the character than I expected.
Please come to the theaters to see how the two take on the role of the same character!
(C)"Kimi wa Kanata" Production Committee
Jun. 17 is Yamadera Kouichi's birthday.
Yamadera Kouichi made his debut as a voice actor in the 1980s. He won the Tomiyama Kei Award, which is given to the person who has contributed to popularizing the profession of voice acting, at the 3rd Seiyuu Awards. He also received the Foreign Movie/Drama Award at the 14th Seiyuu Awards. In 2020, he appears in a wide range of other works, such as "The Genie Family 2020" and "Nakitai Watashi wa Neko o Kaburu".
To celebrate Yamadera Kouichi’s birthday, we conducted an annual reader survey asking, "Who is your favorite character played by Yamadera Kouichi?". During the survey period between Jun. 5 to Jun. 12, a total of 159 responses were received.
There were more female respondents with the gender ratio being 40% male and 60% female. The age group was about 40% for those under the age of 19, about 20% for those in their 20s, and 20% for those in their 30s.
■Genie from "Aladdin" is on top!
The 1st place goes to Genie from "Aladdin" with an approval rating of about 15%, ranking up from 4th place of the last year.
Yamadera Kouichi had voiced Genie in both the anime and the foreign movie adaptation. He is a "non-stop-talking" and a very charming genie who is imprisoned in his magic lamp. Some comments were received from the fans, such as "I love him, he's always so thrilled", and "He's so cheerful and friendly that it makes me feel good every time I watch him".
Some fans were impressed by his singing voice, since the songs in the movie were also dubbed; "The lyrics of the fast-singing 'Friend Like Me' fit the Genie character perfectly".
The 2nd place goes to Spike Spiegel from "Cowboy Bebop" with an approval rating of about 10%, ranking down from the top of last year.
Comments for the bounty hunter and protagonist Spike have also arrived; "I love how Yamadera's voice fits perfectly the cool Spike", and "Yamadera's voice is a perfect match, and his acting is also very Spike-like".
The popularity of "Cowboy Bebop" for its variety of episodes ranging from dramatic to comical scenes has also been appreciated; "He is able to play both the roles of a lover and comedian, so he's perfect for this part".
The 3rd place goes to Meiken Cheese from "Soreike! Anpanman" with an approval rating of about 8 %, ranking up from the 8th place of last year.
Many fans were very impressed by the incredible acting; "I was surprised when I found out that Yamadera-san was voicing Cheese. The seven-colored voice is exactly what it sounds like", and "Just the line "An, An" is enough to tell you what Cheese is trying to say. I admire his work, he's great".
Readers were surprised to know that he has taken over the role of Uncle Jam along with many different characters from 2019.
■Let's introduce other comments!!
Hibiki Ryouga from "Ranma ½"; "Yamadera is the only one who can switch between the human Ryouga and the black pig P-chan in an instant!".
Togusa from "Ghost in the Shell"; "As the only 'entirely human' member, he is a sub-character who plays an important role in the story. Yamadera-san can express that feeling very well".
Hamasaki Densuke from "Tsuribaka Nisshi"; "He is a useless employee who loves fishing and gets along well with his boss, Su-san. Yamadera-san's voice was perfect for Hama-chan. I was particularly impressed by the line, 'Domodomo!'".
Zorori from "Kaiketsu Zorori"; "He's a fox and a thief, but Yamadera's sexy voice makes him very", and "Even when I read the book, I can hear Yama-chan's voice in my head!". Popular characters from the latest works, which are currently broadcast, ranked in as well.
The survey also includes many characters of international titles, such as Axel Foley from "Beverly Hills Cop", Stitch from "Lilo & Stitch", and the already mentioned Genie from "Aladdin".
"Who is your favorite character played by Yamadera Kouichi? 2020 Ver."
1. Genie "Aladdin"
2. Spike Spiegel, "Cowboy Bebop"
3. Meiken Cheese "Soreike! Anpanman"
4. Yoshida Shouyou "Gintama"
5. Inspector Zenigata "Lupin III"
6. Kayaba Akihiko "Sword Art Online"
7. Abelt Desler "Star Blazers 2199"
7. Hibiki Ryouga "Ranma ½"
9. Zorori "Kaiketsu Zorori"
10. Wataribe Kurama "Mashin Hero Wataru"
11. Gentle Criminal "My Hero Academia"
12. Kaji Ryouji "Neon Genesis Evangelion"
12. Xiang Yu "Fate/Grand Order"
12. Corazon (Donquixote Rosinante) "One Piece"
12. Mew "Pokémon: The First Movie"
15. Axel Foley "Beverly Hills Cop"
15. Otomura Gakuya "Inazuma Eleven"
15. Stitch "Lilo & Stitch"
15. Togusa "Ghost in the Shell"
15. Donald Duck "The Three Caballeros" and others
15. Hamasaki Densuke "Tsuribaka Nisshi"
15. Beerus "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods"
(Response period: Jun. 5 - Jun. 12, 2020)
The main trailer and the main visual for the animation movie "Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu" (release date: Jun. 5, 2020) have been released.
Also, it was announced that the voice actor Yamadera Kouichi and Ogi Hiroaki from the comedian pair Ogi Yahagi will participate in the movie as the additional cast members. The main theme song will be sung by Yorushika, the artist known for "Becoming famous on the internet", and the song's name is "Hana ni Bourei". The comment from each person also arrived.
In the main trailer released now, Yorushika expressed the view of the world in the movie through the main theme song, "Haru ni Bourei".
Yorushika participated in the movie as the main theme song artist, and their song complements the feeling of Muge to Hinode and deeply depicts the story.
Also, as the additional casts, Yamadera Kouichi plays the Owner Cat, an important character who invites the main character Muge to the world of "cats", and Ogi Hiroaki plays Mr. Kusunoki, who is in charge of Muge and Hinode's class.
It is known that Hanae Natsuki, who plays Hinode, entered the voice actor industry because he admired Yamadera, the legend among the voice actors, and this is the rare occasion where the teacher and the student participate in the same work.
Mr. Kusunoki, who is the teacher for Muge and Hinode's class, was created by imaging Ogi playing the character since the performance director of this movie was a big fan of Ogi.
Mr. Kusunoki have a caring personality and lives in his own pace, and the appearance of the character matches well with Ogi's characteristics.
The main visual released this time depicts Muge's happy but also the sorrowful expression with the pale light, while Muge looks at Hinode playing with a cat.
The meaning hidden in this visual intensifies the expectations toward the story.
The animation movie "Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu" will be released in the nationwide movie theaters from Jun. 5, 2020.
<Full comments are listed below>
【Yamadera Kouichi, playing the Cat Master】
Q1. Your thoughts when your appearance in the movie was decided
Before I knew the movie's story, I became happy to be able to participate in the movie, where Shida Mirai and Hanae Natsuuski play the main characters. Hanae-kun is the underclassman from the office I belong to and is so active that I even become jealous of his popularity. Shida-san is my favorite actress from "The Queen's Classroom", and I became even a bigger fan of her, witnessing her genius acting in this movie as well.
Q.2 About your character "the Cat Master"
He is mysterious, playing innocent, and evasive unique character. I had so much fun playing him.
Q.3 A message toward the fans and who will watch the movie
Changing feelings of the two characters, the ordinary scenes, and the mysterious world of cats...everything is neatly and delicately depicted in this wonderful movie. I want people from many generations, especially teens who often have many worries!
【Ogi Hiroaki, playing the homeroom teacher, Mr. Kusunoki】
Q1. Your thoughts when your appearance in the movie was decided
I don't know what the staff are thinking because they offered me to play this character. lol The last time I played the character was the movies from overseas, so the staff there was mostly from abroad. I was relaxed in the recordings because I had a translator by my side, but I got nervous in this movie's recordings because the staff was Japanese.
Q. 2 About your character "Mr. Kusunoki"
Actually, when I got an offer, I knew beforehand that the character was designed to imaging me. I only believed 50% of the story and participated in the recording, because the character Mr. Kusunoki had glasses on,a little old, looked fat, and it did look like me.
I played character naturally because the character actually looked like me. I still believe 50% of that story even after I finished recordings. lol
Q. A message toward fans and who will watch the movie
This is the movie that a family can watch together. Both adults and children can enjoy this movie, and I want everyone to watch this. I love works with family love, so I want the families to watch his as well. Also, I want the people who watch the movie to think that my character is a nice teacher. lol Like, "I want to have such a wonderful teacher like this!" lol It is long because this is the movie, but please refrain from using the smartphone in the movie theaters.
I often watch the movie from old times. I watch the movie every time I have free time, and the impressiveness I feel after I finished watching with harmony with music is irreplaceable. I often get charmed by movies that the story and the uniqueness of music fights.
The first word I received from the director was "do in a way you want". Yorushika is the band that has a theme when making music, and it was the middle of making a new album with a new concept when I received the offer. I was happy to hear such words and realized that I have to go out of the decided concept and do freely, not only making the music with a concept.
The theme song used in this movie output the uniqueness of Yorushika. I expected the song to shine by fighting with the creativity of the movie while creating harmony with it. I can't wait to see the movie at the theaters.
(C) 2020 "Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu" Production Committee
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