Anime Limited has announced the English-language cast for the dubbed version of Oscar® nominated Mamoru Hosoda‘s BELLE. Also watch a new UK Trailer with the English cast in action too!
The film will feature the voices of Chace Crawford (The Boys, Gossip Girl), Manny Jacinto (Nine Perfect Strangers, The Good Place), and Hunter Schafer (Euphoria). In her first lead role playing both the country girl Suzu and the titular virtual singer Belle is Kylie McNeill, who also recorded English-language versions of the film’s soundtrack under supervision from the film’s original music team including Taisei Iwasaki, Takayuki Chiyo, and Ludvig Forssell, in collaboration with GKIDS and NYAV Post. The English version of the soundtrack will be released on 14th January, 2022 by Milan Records.
When it was released was Japanese in cinemas back in July, the film topped the box office for three consecutive weekends with over 4.69m admissions. This was despite the curfews and limited seats available in cinemas, becoming Hosoda’s highest-grossing film ever, beating the lifetime gross of Boy and the Beast.
You can enjoy the English language cast in this new UK Trailer
An original story inspired by the realisation that his own children will grow up in an increasingly online age, Hosoda’s BELLE is the story of Suzu, a country girl who becomes a music sensation in the virtual world of “U” with the mesmerising avatar Belle. When her fame attracts the attention of a fearsome yet mysterious user known only as “Dragon”, Suzu will discover where the line between the online and offline self really lies.
The film is a truly international production, animated by Japan’s Studio Chizu, the film features character designs from Jin Kim (Disney’s Frozen, Moana), gorgeous artwork from the Oscar®-nominated team of Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart (Wolfwalkers, Song of the Sea), and the feature film debut of acclaimed video game composer Ludvig Forssell (Kojima Productions’ Death Stranding).
BELLE will be released in UK and Irish cinemas in early 2022 . The film will be available with the English-language dub, as well as the original Japanese with subtitles.