Sunday , 5 July 2020

Ghibli Using Fewer Pro Voice Actors for Lead Roles

A recent Hollywood Channel article noted that Studio Ghibli has been choosing more live-action actors, performers, and singers for leading voice roles instead of professional voice actors since the 1980s.

Kokuriko-Zaka Kara, Ghibli’s most recent film, employs actress Masami Nagasawa and V6 singer Junichi Okada as the male and female leads.

In the studio’s first films such as Nausica√§ of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, and My Neighbor Totoro, professional voice actors and actresses were mainstays of the voice casts. However, during the 1980s to early 1990s, Japanese celebrities began appearing in Studio Ghibli films in supporting roles.

Source: ANN

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