"Pacific Rim" Japanese Voice Cast Announced

The voices of JoJo, Rei Ayanami, Amuro Ray, and Char Aznable

Following Tomokazu Sugita for the voice of the leading character Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam), the full Japanese voice cast for Guillermo del Toro's upcoming "giant robots vs kaiju" film Pacific Rim are revealed today. The cast includes renowned voice actors/actresses for the popular robot anime series Mobile Suit Gundam and Neon Genesis Evangelion.


Rinko Kikuchi who plays a female Japanese character Mako Mori doesn't voice her own character in the Japanese version, though she is a native Japanese speaker. Mako Mori is voiced by veteran voice actress Megumi Hayashibara. Considering the fact that Kikuchi is known for her voice work as Suito Kusanagi in Mamoru Oshii's 2008 anime film The Sky Crawlers, this is a kind strange. How do you like the Japanese voice cast?



"Pacific Rim" Japanese voice cast


Tomokazu Sugita (Gintoki Sakata in Gintama, Joseph Joestar in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)

    as Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam)


Megumi Hayashibara (Rei Ayanami in Neon Genesis Evangelion, female Ranma Saotome in Ranma 1/2)

    as Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)


Tessho Genda (Optimus Prime/Convoy in The Transformers, Arnold Schwarzenegger)

    as Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba)


Toru Furuya (Amuro Ray in Mobile Suit Gundam, Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon)

     as Dr. Newton Geizler (Charlie Day)


Yuji Mitsuya (Tatsuya Uesugi in Touch, Michael J. Fox)

     as Dr. Hermann Gottlieb (Burn Gorman)


Shuichi Ikeda (Char Aznable in Mobile Suit Gundam, Red-Haired Shanks in One Piece)

    as Herc Hansen (Max Martini)


Shigeru Chiba (The narrator of Fist of the North Star, Shigeo Shiba in Mobile Police Patlabor)

     as Tendo Choi (Clifton Collins Jr.)


Daisuke Namikawa (Waver Velvet in Fate/zero, Riddhe Marcenas in Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn)

    as Chuck Hansen (Robert Kazinsky)


Megumi Hayashibara and Toru Furuya



Japanese trailer narrated by Tomokazu Sugita



Source: TV Groove

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