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English Dub Cast for Miyazaki's 'Kaze Tachinu' Announced

by Wind_Sr
Dec 16, 2013 8:54 PM | 51 Comments
The English dub cast has been announced for Hayao Miyazaki's latest and last film "Kaze Tachinu" (The Wind Rises).

The cast includes:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Jiro Horikoshi, main character
Emily Blunt: Nahoko Satomi, love interest
John Krasinski: Honjo, Jiro's college pal and fellow aviation engineer
Martin Short: Kurokawa, Jiro's grumpy boss
Stanley Tucci: Caproni, Italian airplane creator
Mandy Patinkin: Hattori, senior designer at Mitsubishi
William H. Macy: Satomi, Nahoko's father
Werner Herzog: the mysterious Castorp
Mae Whitman: Kayo, Jiro's younger sister, as well as Kinu, Nahoko's caretaker
Jennifer Grey: Mrs. Kurokawa
Darren Criss: Katayama, one of Jiro's engineering colleagues
Elijah Wood: Sone, another of Jiro's colleagues
Ronan Farrow: Mitsubishi employee

In an interview with USA Today, Gordon-Levitt said in regards to the film, "The Wind Rises" is "clearly the work of someone who's a master at their craft." Rather than imaginary creatures and worlds, "this one is more grounded in human beings and a historical moment in time. He goes on to say that "there's still a flavor of magic in it as you go inside the mind of this aeronautics engineer and you see him walking on the wings of airplanes in his dream."

Source: USA Today

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wakka9ca said:
GEO9875 said:
The cast looks solid, still sad that this is HM last film
Inb4 OMG DUBS SUCKS ERM SUB FTW EWW and this becomes another sub vs dub thread


What are you talking about? Miyazaki dubs were always more professional than your average anime dub.


Correction: the Disney Miyazaki dubs suck. They are the WORST DUBS OF ALL TIME. Poor acting, bad bad translating, bad voice directing, bad everything. Anyone who thinks otherwise has NO right to be a Ghibli fan. Either watch the Japense versions, the non-Disney dubs, or don't watch them at all. Disney DESTROYED Ghibli's movies.

/sarcasm.

Seriously, I'm looking forward to this. This should be another great dub to the Disney Ghibli cannon. Pleased to see Mr. Montoya make his second appearance since the underrated "Castle in the Sky" dub. He was great in that.

Dec 21, 2013 4:42 PM by JTurner

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Elijah Wood
What a surprising cast

Dec 19, 2013 10:18 AM by Mr_Gutts

Wow, those are big names. I'd still watch it in the original Japanese first, then the dubbed version for a rewatch.

Dec 18, 2013 5:56 AM by Jujika

Looks like a pretty awesome cast to me.

Dec 18, 2013 3:12 AM by ayuxx

JGL is a turd irl but I will concede that he has a nice voice.

lol why is Ronan Farrow in this.

GZTC said:
NoSurrender1690 said:
not one real va in the bunch baf cast


English voice actors suck.

These are actual genuine actors. There's a reason why Ghibli dubs are actually good.


Billy West, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen, Frank Welker, Phil LaMarr, Maurice LaMarche are only a few examples of English-speaking voice actors who are superb. You may not know their names, but if you've watched anything animated out of the US in the past oh, 20-30 years, you know their work.

Dec 18, 2013 12:03 AM by ghosts

Levitt's performing the Main character in this dub? I'm in. (though, will also check out the original. Creator of Evangelion playing the Main Character? I'm in.)

Dec 17, 2013 8:48 PM by filmftw1

It will be hilarious to see lots of people adding JGL and Jim John Krasinski to their favourites. Count me in the latter group.

Dec 17, 2013 8:27 PM by Canopus

Watching for JGL <3

Has he ever done any voice acting work though? Hopefully this turns out good.

Dec 17, 2013 7:59 PM by NlSHlKlN0

Ghibli, dub and original, are no different than Disney. I think Miyazaki said that he didn't want his characters to sound like "typical anime", but real humans, thus he doesn't hire pro seiyuu (unless they often due Japanese dubs). Something like that.

Still, I can't help but see "Hollywood influence". But for some reason I'm actually really intrigued.

and Elijah Wood and Short should be trustworthy (nod)

Dec 17, 2013 7:52 PM by shakeyourpup45

> Joseph Gordon-Levitt
> William H. Macy
> Elijah Wood

Sold

Dec 17, 2013 3:33 PM by Pizzaholic

Anoki said:
GZTC said:
NoSurrender1690 said:
not one real va in the bunch baf cast


English voice actors suck.

These are actual genuine actors. There's a reason why Ghibli dubs are actually good.


Are you serious? The traditional English VA are actual actors as well. Only difference between English VAs are they didn't have the talent to get Live Action jobs so they turn to Voice Acting.

And if you aren't convinced actual A-list actors aren't better than English VAs, just go look at every Pixar Film. Most of them are stock full of A-List Actors/Actresses and they do one hell of a job (ex. Toy Story).


A ton of the VAs do theater performances as well actually.

Dec 17, 2013 2:19 PM by Tomoki_Sakurai

NoSurrender1690 said:
not one real va in the bunch baf cast


Mae Whitman plays Katara in Avatar: TLA. I'm surprised no one has made the connection yet.

Dec 17, 2013 1:27 PM by tondake_omake

Dat dub cast tho.

Might actually watch this dubbed.

Dec 17, 2013 1:19 PM by xtremexx

That is one heck of a dub cast! And some of them do have VA experience, JGL and Martin Short in particular.

Dec 17, 2013 10:31 AM by zensunni

I don't watch anime dubs, but that cast is too good to pass by.
I wanted to watch this anyway, but I guess I'll just wait until the dub is out.

Has it been announced yet when that will be?

Dec 17, 2013 9:30 AM by konna_9

GZTC said:
NoSurrender1690 said:
not one real va in the bunch baf cast


English voice actors suck.

These are actual genuine actors. There's a reason why Ghibli dubs are actually good.


Are you serious? The traditional English VA are actual actors as well. Only difference between English VAs are they didn't have the talent to get Live Action jobs so they turn to Voice Acting.

And if you aren't convinced actual A-list actors aren't better than English VAs, just go look at every Pixar Film. Most of them are stock full of A-List Actors/Actresses and they do one hell of a job (ex. Toy Story).

Dec 17, 2013 8:59 AM by Anoki

as expected, miyazaki's film always have top-notch dub

Dec 17, 2013 8:40 AM by ranzero

more people to add to this
http://myanimelist.net/clubs.php?cid=29693

I look forword to seeing this, i prefer ghibli dubbed so i can focus on the gorgeous animations rather than the text

Dec 17, 2013 8:19 AM by JizzyHitler

Wow dat cast : 0 Can't wait to watch this movie!!!

Dec 17, 2013 8:17 AM by AnimeFan500

Woah that's quite a interesting cast alright. Might actually give the dub a try.

Dec 17, 2013 7:45 AM by Aozure

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