We live in an age of cartoon voice "stunt casting," where it seems like every big movie needs to have at least one or two A-list Hollywood actors lending their pipes to the proceedings, irrespective of actual talent. Dreamworks does this, Disney does this, Fox does this, and when high-profile movies from Studio Ghibli come out on our shores, you bet that they get a cavalcade of Hollywood stars.
But let's face it, pals: anime is mass entertainment - broad stuff designed to be produced fast and beamed around the world. Outside of Japan, it's not usually the type of media to attract famous actors and artists. But sometimes by chance, and sometimes by design, some pretty famous names have gotten involved with anime over the years. Let's look at nine of the most famous ones.