The film about Japanese anime industry's inside story will open on May 20
The official website for the forthcoming live-action adaptation film of the Naoki Prize-winning author Mizuki Tsujimura's popular novel about the anime industry, Haken Anime!, has announced the voice cast members for its two in-story anime films, "Soundback - Kanade no Ishi-" and "Unmei Sensen Liddell-Light."
"Soundback - Kanade no Ishi-" voice cast:
- Ryuichi: Yuki Kaji (Eren Yeager in Attack on Titan)
- Takaya: Megumi Han (Gon Freecss in HUNTER X HUNTER)
- Mayu: Hina Kino (Anya Simonyan in Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut)
- Kanade no Ishi: Show Hayami (Ferdinand in Ascendance of a Bookworm)
- Director: Azuma Tani (Thermae Romae, Okko's Inn)
- Original character designer: Eisaku Kubonoucji (manga artist, Cup Noodle "HUNGRY DAYS" CMs)
- Mecha designer: Takayuki Yanase (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mazinger Z/infinity)
"Soundback - Kanade no Ishi-" teaser trailer:
"Unmei Sensen Liddell-Light" voice cast:
- Mitsuri: Rie Takahashi (Megumin in KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!)
- Seira: Kana Hanazawa (Kuroneko / Ruri Goko in Oreimo)
- Deru: Yui Horie (Paula in The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace)
- Shiori: Yu Kobayashi (Sasha Blouse in Attack on Titan)
- Nanaka: Reina Kondo (Suzuka Nagami in My Sister, My Writer)
- Kei: Nanami Tomaru
- Yuuki: Ayaka Ohashi (Uzuki Shimamura in The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls)
- Director: Takashi Otsuka (Smile PreCure!, ONE PIECE STAMPEDE)
- Original character designer: Takahiro Kishida (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Durarara!!)
"Unmei Sensen Liddell-Light" teaser trailer:
The film will be narrated by Romi Park (Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist). In addition, Yuki Kaji, Megumi Han, Hina Kino, Show Hayami, Rie Takahashi, Yu Kobayashi, Reina Kondo, Nanami Tomaru, and Ayaka Ohashi will also appear in the live action part of the film.
The story centers on Hitomi Saito, a former local government employee who has jumped into the world of the anime industry. She makes her directorial debut and competes for the title of "Haken" (supremacy) with the star director of her dreams, Chiharu Ouji. He has produced many mega-hit films and is returning to the director's chair for the first time in eight years. Hitomi struggles to win the title "Haken" together with the peculiar producer and her unique colleagues. "Soundback - Kanade no Ishi-" is Hitomi's directorial debut film in the story, while "Unmei Sensen Liddell-Light" is Chiharu Ouji's new film.
The live-action film Haken Anime! directed by Kohei Yoshino, who participated as a CG creator in Makoto Shinkai's 2016 anime feature film Your Name. and has worked on numerous commercials and music video, is set to be released in Japan on May 20, 2022. Toei Animation supervises the project.
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