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Voice Cast

Akira YanagisawaAkira(Akira Yanagisawa)
Naoya Sekine

Naoya Sekine was born on November 20, 1991.
He joined "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" as the voice actor for Little Willy (overdubbed version). His stage career includes "Sans Famille" (2003) and "Kazanbaichi" (2005), in which he played the role of a child in a festival.

Shizu MiyanagaShizu(Shizu Miyanaga)
Maika Kawaguchi

Maika Kawaguchi was born on November 13, 1993.
She played Hana, a temple school student, in the NHK drama "Musashi" (2003). She also appeared in the director Kohei Oguri's "Umoregi" (officially screened during Director's Week in the Cannes Film Festival 2005).

Gonji AbeGon(Gonji Abe)
Subaru Kimura

Subaru Kimura was born on June 29, 1990.
He is a popular voice actor for Jaian in "Doraemon" (TV Asahi). He also co-stars in "Ohasuta" (2001-2002), "Monomane Battle" (Nippon TV), etc.

Rieko SakamotoMs. Sakamoto(Rieko Sakamoto)
Sayaka Hanamura

Sayaka Hanamura is a dedicated voice-over actress for the legendary Korean actress Lee Eun Joo. She voiced Young-shin in the hit movie "Brotherhood" and Tae-hee in "Bungee Jumping of Their Own."

Yoshio(Yoshio Kawabata)
Seigo Kuwabara

Seigo Kuwabara was born on October 4, 1993.
He performed in TV dramas such as "Itoshikimie" and "Kotaetechodai" (both Fuji TV). She was also casted in the movie "Year One in the North" (2004).

Teru(Kazuteru Yoshimura)
Tetsuya Kannami

Tetsuya Kannami was born on April 11, 1993.
His TV appearance includes "The Rental Ghost" (NHK) and "Takeshi Kitano's Medical Horror Check Show 3" (TV Asahi) among others.

Hakase(Hiroshi Sugiura)
Kengo Kumagai

Kengo Kumagai was born on May 24, 1994.
He performed in the educational TV series "Sawayaka 3 Kumi" and the comedy show "One Night R&R" (Fuji TV).

Yayoi(Yayoi Tajima)
Eri Osonoe

Eri Osonoe was born on January 19, 1994.
She was casted in the drama "Hachiro" (NHK), "Tales of the Unusual" (Fuji TV), "Giwaku," etc.

Hikaru(Hikaru Goto)
Nana Takada

Nana Takada was born on July 8, 1992.
Her TV ventures include "USO Japan" (TBS) and "Hureai Hiroba" (NHK).

Kimiyo(Kimiyo Arima)
Kurumi Honta

Kurumi Honta was born on September 5, 1993.
She was casted in NHK's 50th anniversary celebration drama "Kawa Itsuka Umie." Currently she regularly co-stars in the educational program "Wakaru Sansu for the 6th grade" (NHK).

Mr. Ikeno(The school president)
Yasuo Iwata

One of his most famous voice roles is Mr. Isasaka in the animation "Sazae-san." He also performs voice-overs for famous movies such as "Jackie Chan's Police Story" and "Broken Arrow" (both overdubbed version).

Mr. Akiyama
Yoji Ueda

He voice-acts for various characters in many animations and foreign programs such as "Basilisk" (as Kisaragi Saemon), "Naruto," "Six Feet Under" and "SAW."

Mr. Takii
Masaki Terasoma

His voice-acting works include "ER" (as Luca Kovac), "Wars of the Worlds," "Mentors" and "SAMURAI7." He also appears in many TV shows such as "AOI ? Three Generations of Tokugawa" and "Sanada Taiheiki."

Ms. Sakamoto's Brother(Masaki Sakamoto)
Masakazu Suzuki

He was casted in Disney's "Hercules" as the main character Hercules and in "Kids Next Door" as Number 1. As for foreign shows, he overdubbed in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nice" and "ER" among others.

Akira's Father(Genji Yanagisawa)
Takaya Hashi

He is the voice actor for Professor Snape in the "Harry Potter" series. His other voice-acting works include "Fist of the North Star" and "Pokemon." He also belongs to the Seinenza Theater Company and performs in the theaters directed by Yukio Ninagawa.

Akira's Mother(Fukuko Yanagisawa)
Hikari Yono

As a voice actress she appears in numerous animations and foreign movies such as "Shark Tale," "A Place in the Sun," "St. Elmo's Fire" and "Tweeny Witches."

Akira's Old Sister(Kazuko Yanagisawa)
Rumi Nakamura

Rumi Nakamura was born on February 24, 1984.
She acted in a PC game "Frane III" as a voice actress. On stage, she played roles of the Sun Goddess in "Kannazuki" and Yuko Kazama in "Machikado no Kamisama." She also belongs to the training school of Mausu Promotion.

Akira's Little Sister(Reiko Yanagisawa)
Kanon Nagashima

Kanon Nagashima was born on June 21, 1995.
Only ten years old, she has made many appearances in big-name works including the TV drama "Hamideka" (ANB), movies "Operetta Tanuki Goten" directed by Seijun Suzuki and "Umoregi" directed by Kohei Oguri, the musical "Les Miserables" (as Little Cosette in 2003), and Disney's "The Aristo Cat Marie" (Marie's voice) and "Little Einsteins" (June's voice).

Shizu's Father
Ikkyu Juku

He earned roles in many plays including "Tenshu Monogatari" and "A Midnight Summer's Dream." He also voiceovered for the animation "Ghost in the Shell" and the foreign movies "War and Peace" and "A Place in the Sun."

Shizu's Mother
Keiko Sonoda

She was casted as a voice-over actress in overdubbed shows such as "Lilo & Stitch," "Spin City," "Dallas" (as Donna) and "ER" (as Harms).

The Owner of Miki Stationery Store
Yasuko Hatori

As an actress, she has made TV appearances in "Kitano Kunikara" and "Onna Taikoki." Some of the shows she overdubbed in are: "Kiss Shot," "Hotelier" and "Otogizoshi." She is also a stage actress.

Mrs. Aoki, Akira's Neighbor
Eri Saito

She dubbed "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" (as Andie by Kate Hudson). Her other works as a voice actress include "Third Watch," "The Godfather" and "American Pie."

Mrs. Shimazu, the Landlady
Sayuri Sadaoka

Sayuri Sadaoka is famous for dubbing the voice of Susan Sarandon in "Moonlight Mile" and "Children of Dune." Her voice also appears in "Amelie," "Atashin'chi" and "Crayon Shinchan."

Announcer at the Chorus Competition
Yuko Kobayashi

As a voice actress, she appeared in numerous TV shows such as NHK's "Hitoride Dekirumon" (as Ikenai Ribbon), Fuji TV's "Hirake Ponkikki" (as Pu-chan) and the animation "Tenchi Muyo". She also overdubbed in many foreign movies including "Armageddon" and "007: A View to a Kill."