English Voice Cast Announced for Mamoru Hosoda’s BELLE

Anime Limited, in partnership with North American based anime distributor and localisation studio GKIDS, have recently confirmed the full English voice cast for Mamoru Hosoda’s latest feature film, BELLE.

Coming to UK cinemas in 2022 the film will feature the voices of Chace Crawford (The BoysGossip Girl), Manny Jacinto (Nine Perfect StrangersThe 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.

The full English-language cast is as follows:

  • Justin – Chace Crawford
  • Shinobu – Manny Jacinto
  • Suzu/Belle – Kylie McNeill
  • Ruka – Hunter Schafer
  • Dragon – Paul Castro Jr.
  • Gogo Doggo – David Chen
  • Hiro – Jessica DiCicco
  • Kamishin – Brandon Engman
  • Hatanaka – Martha Harms
  • Kita – Jessica Gee George
  • Yoshitani – Barbara Goodson
  • Angel – Bentley Griffin
  • Jellinek – Andrew Kishino
  • Nakai – Wendee Lee
  • Suzu’s Father – Ben Lepley
  • Swan – Noelle McGrath
  • Suzu’s Mother – Julie Nathanson
  • Fox – Aaron Phillips
  • Okumoto – Ellyn Stern
  • Reggsination – Frank Todaro
  • Kei and Tomo’s Father – Kiff VandenHeuvel
  • Peggie Sue – Cristina Vee Valenzuela

Additional Voices:

  • Tom Bromhead
  • John Bentley
  • Tiana Camacho
  • SungWon Cho
  • Courtney Chu
  • Larissa Gallagher
  • Heather Gonzalez
  • Xanthe Huynh
  • Anjali Kunapaneni
  • LilyPichu
  • Kyle McCarley
  • Julie Nathanson
  • Zeno Robinson
  • Stephanie Sheh
  • Michael Sinterniklaas
  • Rachel Slotky
  • Laura Stahl

BELLE was released in cinemas including IMAX screens in Japan starting July 16, 2021. Despite ongoing limited seating capacities and nationwide curfews, the film topped the box office for three consecutive weekends with over 4.69m admissions. The film marks Hosoda’s first title to have IMAX screenings, and played in 38 IMAX theatres throughout Japan. BELLE has crossed over 6.53 billion yen in box office to date, and has become Hosoda’s highest-grossing film ever, beating the lifetime gross of Boy and the Beast.  

BELLE will be available in Cinemas across the United Kingdom in 2022 with further screening details and availability to be announced at a later date.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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