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Evangelion Director Anno Hideaki to Voice the Protagonist in Latest Ghibli Film 'Kaze Tachinu'

by symbv
May 9, 2013 9:30 PM | 61 Comments
It has been announced that Anno Hideaki, chief director of Evangelion TV and movie series, will voice the role of Horikoshi Jirou, the protagonist character, in "Kaze Tachinu", the latest Ghibli film. According to Ghibli, Anno was picked because he perfectly fits the image of Horikoshi Jiro, a person that actually existed and was the designer of the Zero fighter plane used in WWII, as he also has a dignified image and speaks fast and smoothly. At first Anno was hesitant but at the insistence of Miyazaki Hayao, who has had a long working relationship history with Anno and whom Anno looks up to as mentor, he accepted the offer. This is the first time Anno has taken up a seiyuu role since 2002 when he did a guest seiyuu role in the anime "Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai".

Source: Yahoo News

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Sorry to up a 1-month-old topic but... this was just SO hilarious XD
I read every message, and the comic made me laugh so much xD Can you tell me where you found it/who's the author of this? See if there are other stuff like this.
Anyway, the movie is already out in Japan's theaters, yeah, but anyone knows when WE will be able to watch it?

Aug 8, 2013 8:28 AM by ZacksFair

Tavor said:
symbv said:


Anno: I can't do it. There is no way I can do it!!
Miyazaki: Now go and do it. Otherwise just pack up and leave!

....later

Anno: "I'M THE VOICE ACTOR OF THIS CHARACTER, LET ME VOICE HIM!"

Jul 10, 2013 8:00 AM by Jim_Heart

As much as I like Ghibli, I'm getting tired of the WWII- stories.




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Jun 9, 2013 5:35 AM by liuyelian

Check out Anno doing voice acting for this film (and Miyazaki talking to Anno) !!

Jun 9, 2013 4:21 AM by symbv

symbv said:
ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL



Anno: I can't do it. There is no way I can do it!!

Miyazaki: Now go and do it. Otherwise just pack up and leave!

GOOD GRIEF XD

May 31, 2013 2:27 PM by xdefcon5x

NO, FINISH YOUR DAMN MOVIES, THEN YOU CAN VOICE ACT!

May 31, 2013 2:25 PM by xdefcon5x

Lets get Robin Williams, they can't bet that logic.

Two Ghibili movies in one year is a sign of a good year.

May 15, 2013 8:56 PM by GKage

Nidhoeggr said:
This is awesome, imagine him saying lines like "I musn't run away" in a completely EVA-unrelated context.
Lol.

May 14, 2013 1:00 AM by Cabron

symbv said:
ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL



Anno: I can't do it. There is no way I can do it!!

Miyazaki: Now go and do it. Otherwise just pack up and leave!


Anno: My briefs are too tight and are crushing my balls! There's no way I can do it!

Miyazaki: Why you tellin' me about your balls? Don't give two shits about them. Now do the job or get lost.

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Anno: Mr. Miyazaki! I've... I've liked you ever since we first met! Please go out with me!

Miyazaki: Dude, wtf, no. Now go do your job.

May 14, 2013 12:47 AM by junglepenguin

May 13, 2013 1:17 PM by Smirking

Hopefully this doesn't slow the release of 4.0.

May 13, 2013 5:36 AM by Boaty96

inb4 Anno slips random religious references into his script just to be cool.
inb4 Anno tries to make the character he plays more wimpy.
inb4 Anno creates End of Kaze Tachinuu after this movie is over.

May 13, 2013 4:44 AM by Battlechili1

HOW DARE HE VOICE ACT WHEN HE COULD BE MAKING EVANGELION 4.0!

May 13, 2013 4:39 AM by epicscreator

symbv said:
A picture of Anno voice-acting for "Kaze Tachinu"



Interesting. It would be cool if the character he is voicing looked like him.

May 12, 2013 9:15 PM by Conan_Kudo

You did it, Anno. You dream has come true ;_;

May 12, 2013 2:02 PM by Calliisto

Tavor said:
Come on, there HAS to be some trade off here. Anno agreed to VA on the condition that this movie has....impact. Yeppppp, totally going to happen.
DraconisMarch said:
Can't wait to actually hear what this clown sounds like.


http://youtu.be/szk6HMmnn8U?t=6m19s




Hmm.. I wonder how Anno will feel about his voice acting in the movie?

Anyways, thanks for the update symbv - I'm looking forward to the movie even more now.

May 12, 2013 1:16 PM by y30y430i

symbv said:
ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL



Anno: I can't do it. There is no way I can do it!!

Miyazaki: Now go and do it. Otherwise just pack up and leave!

....later

Anno: "I'M THE VOICE ACTOR OF THIS CHARACTER, LET ME VOICE HIM!"

May 11, 2013 9:18 PM by Shoryu

ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL



Anno: I can't do it. There is no way I can do it!!

Miyazaki: Now go and do it. Otherwise just pack up and leave!

May 11, 2013 9:13 PM by symbv

Cool never heard his voice :DD This should be interesting ^^

May 11, 2013 7:09 AM by Mixxu

Come on, there HAS to be some trade off here. Anno agreed to VA on the condition that this movie has....impact. Yeppppp, totally going to happen.
DraconisMarch said:
Can't wait to actually hear what this clown sounds like.


http://youtu.be/szk6HMmnn8U?t=6m19s

May 10, 2013 4:02 PM by Shoryu

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