“Eternals” the latest film from Marvel Studios will premiere on November 5, 2021. The Japanese voice cast was announced and includes Tsunematsu Ayumi, Kawada Shinji, Fukami Rika, Toda Keiko, Hanawa Eiji, Sugita Tomokazu, Kaneko Mutsumi, Goto Kosuke, Uchiyama Kouki, and Inada Tetsu. The cast also commented on the movie.
Succeeding the earth’s mightiest heroes who fought against various threats led by Iron Man and Captain America, the “Avengers”, the upcoming movie “Eternal” features a brand new superhero team, the Eternals. The group is composed of 10 superhuman ancients who protected humanity in secrecy for 7,000 years, assisting the development of civilization behind the curtains.
In present days, each of them is spread in different parts of the planet Earth, living in modern society under disguise. The plot take place in the aftermath of “Avengers Endgame”, as the Eternals are about to emerge to confront a threat of cosmical proportions, far greater than the vicious Thanos.
In the Japanese version, Tsunematsu Ayumi will voice Sersi (Gemma Chan), the central member of the “Eternals”, while Hanawa Eiji will voice Sersi’s human boyfriend, Dane (Kit Harington), and Kawada Shinji will voice the strongest warrior, Ikaris (Richard Madden).
Other voice cast members include Fukami Rika as Thena (Angelina Jolie), who’s uninterested in humans affairs; Sugita Tomokazu as Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani), the “Bollywood” superstar; Kaneko Mutsumi as Sprite (Lia McHugh), sick of being treated like a child due to her appearance; Goto Kosuke as Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry), who only wishes to live a quite life; Uchiyama Kouki as Druig (Barry Keoghan), skeptical towards humanity; Inada Tetsu as Gilgamesh (Ma Dong-seok), the moral compass of the team; and Toda Keiko as Ajak (Salma Hayek), the group’s spiritual leader.
All Eternals are unique individuals very different from each other, but they must all face together the end of the world befalling in 7 days. Will they be able to re-assemble and save the planet? Don’t forget to check the fantastic voice acting in the Japanese dubbed version.
“Eternals” will premiere on November 5, 2021 in Japan.
My first impression of Sersi was that she was totally different from what I thought a heroine would be!! Sersi is not only physically strong, but she also possesses inner strength. I felt I could related to her in many aspects, so I quickly became accustomed to the role. How will the Eternals stand up against the menace of humanity’s extinction…? Make sure to watch this battle unfold on the big screen.
As a fan of the MCU titles, I had never imagined I would end up involved in one of their movies! Along with excitement, I feel a great sense of responsibility. I intend to do my best so many fans can enjoy the Japanese dubbed version.
I’m excited to participate in such a movie with this role! It’s refreshing to be able to perform as a character who’s doesn’t quite fit the strong woman archetype. In order not to be overwhelmed by the greatness of this movie intensity, I put a tons of energy performance. And I hope this gets conveyed to the audience.
I was surprised when I found out the director of this movie Chloe Zhao, is a woman. Her previous movie “Nomadland” was splendid. It’s such an honor to be involved in the project of someone I can look up to! Salma Hayek, the actress of the character I voice, Ajak, is also a wonderful performer. I heard that originally in the comics she was a male character. Which makes sense. Laughs. Do Look forward to watching “Eternals”.
Whenever stuck in a dilemma, my character has the ability of making everyone calm down in a comically smart way. I learned from him the importance of generosity and sense of humor in life, and more importantly, the value of loyalty. I will take these lesson from Kingo with me from now on.
The girl I voice, Sprite, is the only Eternal whose appearance is that of a kid. She is the type of heroine who can bring smile to peoples faces through not only her actions, but through her powers too. Please pay careful attention to her when watching the movie.
Going back home after watching “Endgame” I felt hearbroken but at the same time I left with a faint sense of expectation. Two years later this faint expectation turned into an exciting reality, and now my heart is filled with Phastos’ love. [I am Phastos voice!]
It’s a tremendous honor to be part of the Japanese voicing cast of this highly anticipated MCU film. I felt like I was able to express my best in such a wonderful recording environment supported by a such a thorough process.
For someone who’s watched all movies in the theaters since “Ironman 2”, to participate in a Marvel title was a dream for me, and something I aspired to as a voice actor. There’s nothing more joyful than having my own voice being lent to an actor I adore playing a superhero.
Just like other MCU movies, among the flashy and epic action parts, there’s an after taste that lingers in each and every single scene. The world of the Eternals will engross you completely. Please come to immerse yourself in this world.
November 5 (Fri) Japan Premiere
-Original Title: Eternals
-American Release: November 5, 2021
-Distribution: Walt Disney Japan
-Direction: Chloe Zhao (“Nomadland” and others)
<Main Characters Japanese Voice Cast>
Sersi (Genma Chan): Tsunematsu Ayumi
Ikaris (Richard Madden): Kawada Shinji
Thena (Angelina Jolie): Fukami Rika
Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani): Sugita Tomokazu
Sprite (Lia McHugh): Kaneko Mutsumi
Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry): Goto Kosuke
Druig (Barry Keoghan): Uchiyama Kouki
Gilgamesh (Ma Dong-seok): Inada Tetsu
Toda Keiko as Ajak (Salma Hayek)
Dane (Kit Harington): Hanawa Eiji
(C) Marvel Studios 2021