The latest film of “The Avengers” series from Marvel Studios, “Shang‑Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” will be released on September 3, 2021. Prior to this, the Japanese voice actors were announced. The main character, Shang-Chi, will be played by Hosoya Yoshimasa, while Yamaji Kazuhiro, Uchid Maaya, Farahnaz Nikray and others have also been named.
“Shang‑Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” depicts the story of the birth of a new hero, Shang-Chi, who is forbidden to fight because he is the strongest.
It depicts Shang‑Chi, a man who has sealed away the most powerful power given to him by his evil father and has vowed never to fight again, releasing his own power, struggles with his fate, faces his past, accepts his fate, and awakens to his “true strength” when his father threatens the world by manipulating the legendary arm rings ‘Ten Rings’.
Four voice actors for the Japanese version were announced.
Hosoya Yoshimasa voices the main character, Shang-Chi (Simu Liu), who was raised as the heir to the family’s legendary Ten Rings and has the strongest power, but has sealed away his past.
Uchida Maaya voices Shang-Chi’s younger sister, Xialing (Meng’er Zhang), who is left alone when Shang-Chi leaves for the U.S. to escape from his father, and has shut her mind and become a solitary warrior in order to protect herself.
Yamaji Kazuhiro voices Shang-Chi’s father, Xu Wenwu (Tony Leung), who is to shake up Shang-Chi’s life. Farahnaz Nikray will voice Shang-Chi’s buddy, Katy (Awkwafina).
“Shang‑Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” will hit theaters on September 3.
In addition, a live streaming event will be held on August 26 at 17:00 pm on the official Twitter of “Marvel Studios” where Hosoya Yoshimasa, Uchida Maaya, and Farahnaz Nikray will talk about the charm of this film.
＜The full text of their comments is as follows＞
Hosoya Yoshimasa as Shang-Chi
I felt that there was something about the expression of Shang-Chi, played by Simu Liu, that really resonated with Marvel fans in Japan. Seeing the straightforward and passionate expression of Liu, I felt a sense of familiarity, even if it was selfish, and I felt that I could gain a kind of common understanding, even if it might be partial. I thought he was a very attractive actor and I liked him. I think the dramatic script and the flamboyant yet somewhat clean action make this a play that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and genders. I hope you will enjoy the dubbed version as well.
Yamaji Kazuhiro as Xu Wenwu
It has been a long time since I voiced Tony Leung. I had a lot of fun voicing him.
I hope you will enjoy what Marvel’s new hero does.
Uchida Maaya as Xialing
I’m Uchida Maaya, and I voiced Xialing, the younger sister of the new hero Shang-Chi, in Marvel Studios’ latest film, “Shang‑Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”. Xialing has a lot of action scenes, but her dignified demeanor and strength are so cool! Shang-Chi is a movie that will make you excited. Please see it in the theater!
Farahnaz Nikray as Katy
I voiced Shang-Chi’s buddy, Katy, who is a very kind-hearted woman with a bright and pushy side. She and Shang-Chi are friends, but they are bound by the bond of “love”. There is also love for brotherhood, family, ethnos, cars, etc. lol. I strongly feel that there are many forms of “love” depicted in the film, based on the various circumstances and conflicts in the past and present. I would be more than happy if as many people as possible could enjoy this heart-stirring human drama with cool action scenes and beautiful images!
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