Japanese actress Nanoka Hara will voice the title character in Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume no Tojimari

Suzume no Tojimari, the upcoming film from Makoto Shinkai has revealed that Japanese actress Nanoka Hara will play the role of Suzume Iwato, the main character of the story. She was chosen by Shinkai himself from a pool of over 1,700 auditionees, and this will be her first role in an anime.

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Nanoka Hara is an 18-year-old Japanese actress affiliated with Tristone Entertainment. She is famous for playing the lead role in the movie Harahara Nanoka and the young Muto Mitsuko in the Why don’t you play in hell. She also appears in the TV series Night doctor where Kokomi Fukawazawa plays.

YouTube channel TOHO MOVIE uploaded a video of Nanoka’s reaction when she was told she would be voicing Suzume:

Nanoka Hara’s reaction when she got the role Suzume no Tojimari

Shinkai has previously cast anime voice actor rookies to play the main characters for his recent films such as Nana Mori (Hina Amano) and Kotaro Daigo (Hodaka Morishima) in Weathering in you and Mone Kamishiraishi (Mitsuha Miyamizu) c Your name.

The movie Suzume no Tojimari is an original work by Makoto Shinkai, who directed and wrote the screenplay. Masayoshi Tanaka is doing character design, with Takumi Tanji as art director. CoMix Wave Films animated the film and it looks to be another fantasy story similar to Shinkai’s previous works such asYour nameandWeathering With You. A teaser trailer and key visual were revealed earlier.

The official website describes the film’s plot as:
The gates of disaster open all over Japan, bringing misfortune. 17-year-old Suzume lives in a quiet town in the Kyushu region of Japan. The story begins when she meets a young man on a journey to discover all the doors. She follows him and finds an old door to an abandoned building in the mountains. As if drawn to something, she reaches out her hand… This is the beginning of her journey across Japan to lock the doors that bring disaster. Makoto Shinkai’s modern adventure and story of a girl’s freedom and growth begins.

Source: Suzume no Tojimari Official Twitter and website
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Hikari Mikadzuki

Bonjour, je m'appelle Hikari ! Je suis une étudiante qui aime colorier et dessiner, lire et écrire. J'aime la musique classique, les bandes sonores et les films (surtout les anime).

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