The Imaginary Anime Film Welcomes Five New Cast Members to Its Magical World
The world of The Imaginary , the upcoming anime film based on the book of the same name, is filled with whimsical characters. And today, we get to meet the voices behind five more! Let's meet the voices joining the film's cast — all of whom have previous roles in children's animation! From left to right, the new cast members and characters are: Honekko Garigari voiced byTeiyu Ichiryusai (Masao in Crayon Shin-chan ) Koyuki-chan voiced by Mitsuaki Kanuka (Japanese dub voice of Winnie the Pooh) Doron voiced by Ikue Otani (Pikachu in Pokémon ) Julia voiced by Kokoro Hirasawa (Earwig in Earwig and the Witch ) John voiced by Eito Kawahara (young Nobita in Stand by Me Doraemon ) RELATED: The Imaginary Anime Film Releases New Trailers Featuring Theme Song by A Great Big World, Rachel Platten RELATED: Studio Ponoc's The Imaginary Gets Spellbinding First Trailer, Details Cast The film is based on A.F. Harrold's children's novel of the same name, published in 2014. Yoshiyuki Momose — who worked as a main animator for many Studio Ghibli films, including Only Yesterday (1991), Pom Poko (1994), Princess Mononoke (1997), and Spirited Away (2001) — is attached to direct. He also previously directed "Life Ain't Gonna Lose," one episode of Studio Ponoc's short story anthology Modest Heroes (2018). The film will release in Japan on December 15, 2023, and then worldwide in 2024. The film's official English website describes the story: His name is Rudger. A boy no one can see. An Imaginary, imagined by Amanda, who has lost love. But Imaginaries disappear when they are forgotten by humans. Lost without hope, Rudger arrives at The Town of Imaginaries, where Imaginaries once forgotten by humans live together... Source : Comic Natalie

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