Hollywood film starring world famous Electric type Pokémon hits Japanese theaters today
While the U.S. won't see the adventures of a certain investigatory Electric type Pokémon until the official May 10th release, Detective Pikachu hits theaters in Japan today, and now the Japanese voice cast for the film has been revealed. The main cast for the Japanese dub of Detective Pikachu includes:
- Ryoma Takeuchi as Tim.
- Marie Iitoyo as Lucy.
- Hidetoshi Nishijima as Detective Pikachu.
- Hiroshi Naka as Howard.
- Shinichiro Miki as Roger.
- Megumi Hayashibara as Doctor Laurent.
- Inuko Inuyama as Grams.
- Kenta Miyake as Sebastian.
- Kaito Ishikawa as DJ.
- Yūki Kaji as Jack.
- Kōichi Yamadera and Sayaka Kinoshita as Mewtwo.
- Rikako Aikawa as Psyduck.
- Mika Kanai as Jigglypuff.
- And Wakana Kingyo as Ditto.
The film also features the voice talents of Yuji Ueda, Risa Shimizu, Motoki Sakuma, Kosuke Takaguchi, Mirei Kumagai, Saki Endo, Yasuhiro, Jun Miyamoto, Ryuta Iwasaki, Assistant Inspector Yoshida, and Ken Watanabe.
Based on the video game by Creatures, Inc., Detective Pikachu is directed by Rob Letterman and produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, The Pokémon Company, and Toho Co., Ltd.. The story of Detective Pikachu is described as follows:
The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City - a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world - they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
Official Detective Pikachu home page (Japanese)
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