The Japanese voice cast for the upcoming live-action Sci-fi film Ender's Game are revealed today. The cast includes popular anime voice actors/actresses such as Ryota Osaka (Haruto Tokishima in Valvrave the Liberator), Satomi Sato (Ritsu Tainaka in K-ON!), Ryoko Shiraishi (Hayate Ayasaki in Hayate the Combat Butler), Miyuki Sawashiro (Fujiko Mine in Lupin the 3rd), and Houko Kuwashima (Itsuki Myodouin/Cure Sunshine in Heratcatch PreCure!). Surprisingly, this is the first time for 27-year-old actor Osaka to dub foreign films in his career. A radio drama performed by this Japanese cast is also planned. The script for the drama is written by veteran writer Sho Aikawa (Fullmetal Alchemist, Euraka Seven AO, Kamen Rider Decade). Ender's Game hits Japanese theaters on January 18, 2014.
"Ender's Game" Japanese main voice cast
Andrew "Ender" Wiggin (Asa Butterfield)...Ryota Osaka
Petra Arkanian (Hailee Steinfeld)...Satomi Sato
Valentine Wiggin (Abigail Breslin)...Ryoko Shiraishi
Bean (Aramis Knight)...Miyuki Sawashiro
Alai (Suraj Parthasarathy)...Houko Kuwashima
Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford)...Tsutomu Isobe
Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley)...Mugihito
(from left) Ryoko Shiraishi, Ryota Osaka, Satomi Sato
Official image illustrations by Akane Aki
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