Anime’s Top Stars Join Barbie Movie’s Japanese Dub

(Last Updated On: July 20, 2023)

The summer box office may have been lackluster, but two films are aiming to change that narrative. Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” is generating excitement with its record-breaking IMAX reel, while “Barbie,” starring Margot Robbie, is looking to make a splash in terms of revenue. The latter has just revealed its Japanese dub cast, and anime fans are in for a treat.

The Japanese dub cast of “Barbie” is filled with top talent from the anime world. Notably, Junichi Suwabe, known for his role as Sukuna in “Jujutsu Kaisen,” will be lending his voice to Ken, portrayed by Kingsley Ben-Adir. Meanwhile, Mitsuki Takahata, a prominent screen actress, will bring Barbie to life.

Anime's Top Stars Join Barbie Ahead of Its Premiere

Joining the lineup is Shunsuke Takeuchi, who anime fans might recognize as Einar from “Vinland Saga,” taking on the role of Ken, played by Ryan Gosling. The impressive roster also includes Romi Park (“Hange” from “Attack on Titan”), Daisuke Ono (“Jotaro” from “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”), Ryotaro Okiayu (“Byakuya” from “Bleach”), Hiro Shimono (“Zenitsu” from “Demon Slayer”), and many more, promising an exceptional performance for the Japanese version.

Fans are eagerly anticipating glimpses of the Japanese dub version of “Barbie,” thanks to the outstanding voice talent involved. Suwabe, in particular, is highly sought after, especially with “Jujutsu Kaisen” currently in its second season. As the anime continues to captivate audiences with its Gojo’s Past arc, the fandom is eagerly awaiting Sukuna’s return.

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For those yet to explore the world of “Jujutsu Kaisen,” the anime is available for streaming on platforms like Crunchyroll and Hulu. The series revolves around Yuji Itadori, whose encounter with the Occult Club leads him to discover the frightening reality of the occult and cursed objects, with Megumi Fushiguro on a quest for a special-grade cursed object.

As the excitement builds for “Barbie” with its star-studded cast, there’s no doubt that the film will live up to the hype in Japan. With the popularity of “Jujutsu Kaisen” and the extraordinary voice talents on board, the Japanese version is sure to leave a lasting impression on anime fans and moviegoers alike.


Source: ComicBook

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Amit Kumar
Amit is an entertainment content writer. He is currently pursuing graduation with Bachelor in Commerce. He loves to watch anime and play games like Minecraft, Clash Royale, and Pokemon Go in his free time.

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