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'Ryuu to Sobakasu no Hime' Unveils Supporting Cast Members [Update 5/14]

by DatRandomDude
May 6, 9:42 PM | 14 Comments

The official website for Mamoru Hosoda's new anime movie Ryuu to Sobakasu no Hime (Belle) revealed four supporting cast on Friday. The new cast will play the schoolmates of the protagonist, Suzu. The anime movie is scheduled to open in theaters in July 2021.

Cast
Shinobu Hisatake: Ryou Narita (Kimi no na Wa.)
Shinjirou Chikami: Shouta Sometani (Bakemono no Ko)
Ruka Watanabe: Tina Tamashiro (Aku no Hana live-action)
Hiroka Betsuyaku: Rira Ikuta (YOASOBI vocalist)

Hosoda is writing and directing the movie at Studio Chizu, and Taisei Iwasaki (Kekkai Sensen, Hisone to Maso-tan) is the music director and composer. Jin Kim (Frozen, Big Hero 6) is the character designer for the protagonist Belle. Irish studio Cartoon Saloon and Wolfwalkers directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart are credited as collaborators for the movie.

Source: Cinematoday


Update May 14
The official website for the Ryuu to Sobakasu no Hime (Belle) anime movie revealed four additional cast on Friday.

Cast
Justin: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu)
Jelinek: Kenjirou Tsuda (Gokushufudou)
Swan: Mami Koyama (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Tarou Hitokawamui, Maru Guttokorae: Mamoru Miyano (Zombieland Saga)

Romanized character names have not been confirmed.

Source: animate Times

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News Update
The official website for the Ryuu to Sobakasu no Hime (Belle) anime movie revealed four additional cast on Friday.

Cast
Justin: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu)
Jelinek: Kenjirou Tsuda (Gokushufudou)
Swan: Mami Koyama (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Tarou Hitokawamui, Maru Guttokorae: Mamoru Miyano (Zombieland Saga)

Romanized character names have not been confirmed.

Source: animate Times

May 13, 10:00 PM by DatRandomDude

kuroicho said:
RobertBobert said:


If they are good at voice acting, then I have no complaints. I just don’t understand why anime films take on theater actors more often than VAs.


As far as I'm aware it's to have a "new" feeling as in "not all the familiar VAs being there again" but also just since they could possibly attract a new crowd in the fans of the actors etc. There's probably more reasons. Maybe it's easier budgetwise too.

I'm pretty certain they also have different ways of recording, so schedulingwise it might be in their best interest to just get actors rather than VAs who always have something going on somewhere (as they have a lot of side-projects/events like streams, VA-groups, and music as well).

Skillwise taking actors instead of VAs is always a hit or miss. There are a few that are pretty good at it, think Kamiki Ryunosuke and Hongo Kanata (but they are also passionate about it), but there's also a whole series of them who've never tried before and just get thrown in with no experience because of being a big name and all. In this case Sometani should be decent enough (he's done some stuff before) but the others I'm sadly only familiar with when it comes to their regular job.


The most ironic thing about this is that I will most likely see this film in Russian voice acting, so I will hear standard voice actors from my country anyway.

May 12, 6:59 AM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
kuroicho said:


Just wanted to add that even though in the anime industry they aren't very known, both guys (especially Sometani. He won best new actor at Venice Film Festival (and more) yeaaaars ago) are well-known names in the acting scene. Tamashiro is still up-and-coming.


If they are good at voice acting, then I have no complaints. I just don’t understand why anime films take on theater actors more often than VAs.


As far as I'm aware it's to have a "new" feeling as in "not all the familiar VAs being there again" but also just since they could possibly attract a new crowd in the fans of the actors etc. There's probably more reasons. Maybe it's easier budgetwise too.

I'm pretty certain they also have different ways of recording, so schedulingwise it might be in their best interest to just get actors rather than VAs who always have something going on somewhere (as they have a lot of side-projects/events like streams, VA-groups, and music as well).

Skillwise taking actors instead of VAs is always a hit or miss. There are a few that are pretty good at it, think Kamiki Ryunosuke and Hongo Kanata (but they are also passionate about it), but there's also a whole series of them who've never tried before and just get thrown in with no experience because of being a big name and all. In this case Sometani should be decent enough (he's done some stuff before) but the others I'm sadly only familiar with when it comes to their regular job.

May 11, 3:20 AM by kuroicho

I would like to see another Studio Chizu movie. This one looks interesting enough.

May 10, 12:17 AM by Swagernator

kuroicho said:
RobertBobert said:


So, are these actors little known?


Just wanted to add that even though in the anime industry they aren't very known, both guys (especially Sometani. He won best new actor at Venice Film Festival (and more) yeaaaars ago) are well-known names in the acting scene. Tamashiro is still up-and-coming.


If they are good at voice acting, then I have no complaints. I just don’t understand why anime films take on theater actors more often than VAs.

May 9, 3:09 PM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
Zean_9435 said:
they don't want the audience to recognise the voice actor who is given voice to their respective characters , they want their character to have a unique voice , voice which is not used in any other anime I guess ,

Sorry for my bad English hope my words make some sence


So, are these actors little known?


Just wanted to add that even though in the anime industry they aren't very known, both guys (especially Sometani. He won best new actor at Venice Film Festival (and more) yeaaaars ago) are well-known names in the acting scene. Tamashiro is still up-and-coming.

May 9, 12:38 PM by kuroicho

theHamzter said:
Zean_9435 said:
yaa they are little known in anime industry , I thought you knew this already 😅

Ikura isn't even a VA
I guess not ,He/She might have taken part in audition for that role and got selected , Usually in movies directed by Shinkai , Hosoda , and ( Ghibli movies ) the VA cast is selected by audition among non professional VA , I have read this in Wikipedia that for the lead role of weathering with you 2000+ people gave audition

May 7, 8:34 PM by Zean_9435

Zean_9435 said:
RobertBobert said:


So, are these actors little known?
yaa they are little known in anime industry , I thought you knew this already 😅

Ikura isn't even a VA

May 7, 8:02 PM by theHamzter

RobertBobert said:
Zean_9435 said:
they don't want the audience to recognise the voice actor who is given voice to their respective characters , they want their character to have a unique voice , voice which is not used in any other anime I guess ,

Sorry for my bad English hope my words make some sence


So, are these actors little known?
yaa they are little known in anime industry , I thought you knew this already 😅

May 7, 8:13 AM by Zean_9435

Zean_9435 said:
RobertBobert said:


But why? Why are they better than professional VAs? Or is it an attempt to attract people outside anime fandom?
they don't want the audience to recognise the voice actor who is given voice to their respective characters , they want their character to have a unique voice , voice which is not used in any other anime I guess ,

Sorry for my bad English hope my words make some sence


So, are these actors little known?

May 7, 7:58 AM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
Zean_9435 said:
yes they take actors and actresses from doramons ,


But why? Why are they better than professional VAs? Or is it an attempt to attract people outside anime fandom?
they don't want the audience to recognise the voice actor who is given voice to their respective characters , they want their character to have a unique voice , voice which is not used in any other anime I guess ,

Sorry for my bad English hope my words make some sence

May 7, 7:06 AM by Zean_9435

Zean_9435 said:
RobertBobert said:
Why does VA of these films have model looks all the time? Do they take actors and actresses from doramas?



yes they take actors and actresses from doramons ,


But why? Why are they better than professional VAs? Or is it an attempt to attract people outside anime fandom?

May 7, 6:47 AM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
Why does VA of these films have model looks all the time? Do they take actors and actresses from doramas?



yes they take actors and actresses from doramons ,

May 7, 6:24 AM by Zean_9435

Why does VA of these films have model looks all the time? Do they take actors and actresses from doramas?



May 7, 5:24 AM by RobertBobert

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