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Submitted by futurefrog 349d ago | news

‘Evangelion’ Creator Hideaki Anno to voice lead in Ghibli’s ‘The Wind is Rising’

The first casting news for Studio Ghibli’s upcoming The Wind is Rising film have come to light. In a surprising yet rather exciting turn of events, Hideaki Anno, the creator of the Evangelion franchise, has been cast as the film’s lead as Jiro Horikoshi.

This will be Anno’s official voice acting debut, despite having voiced brief uncredited cameos for both FLCL and Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi. This is of course his first full-fledged role and he will be starring as the film’s protagonist and subject matter, World War II Zero fighter designer Jiro Horikoshi. (Anime, The Wind is Rising)

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futurefrog  +   349d ago
I wonder if he can voice act as good as he can direct? Or will his voice acting be a mindfuck of jibberish haha
koga88  +   349d ago
Exactly. It's one thing if he can actually do decent voice work compared to other professionals, but if they just put him on the project hoping to pull in his fans then it'll just hurt the final product.
futurefrog  +   349d ago
Yeah im hoping its not something to pull in audiences and that he can actually pull it off well
F-Inglese-94  +   349d ago
Very nice, very nice!
Flavor  +   348d ago
Did anyone else read that the plot of this movie revolves around the designer of the Zero fighter before WW2.. its interesting but sounds like western (US) audiences may have trouble with it...
Subby  +   349d ago
I've never heard the guy speak, so this should be interesting.
KBug93  +   349d ago
Creator and voice actor? That's one talented guy.
zerocrossing  +   348d ago
I'm a huge fan of the guy and his work but I've yet to of heard his voice acting skills... hopefully he's actually good and not just being used to draw a crowd.
coolasj  +   348d ago
What? Okay, that's weird.
OmniSlashPT  +   348d ago
The film definitely needs an Evangelion easter egg then :P "i must not run away" perhaps? XD
Gameatholon  +   348d ago
That last Evangelion film #3 raised so many questions then it answers, I find it hard to believe that the 4th film will answer all of them.

I don't know if having a 10 year gap between the 2 and 3rd films with no exposition as to what happened during those years was very bright on his part, but hopefully he will address all of the missing plot points in the 4th movie.

I have never heard the guys voice, so I am curious.
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