The official website for the Mononoke movie has announced the lead voice actor for the film, which has been eagerly anticipated by fans. Hiroshi Kamiya has been cast as the voice of the main character, the Medicine Seller. Kamiya is well-known and has ample experience, most notably for his role as Levi in Attack on Titan.
A new teaser video for the movie confirms Kamiya’s role. This announcement comes after news in February regarding the movie’s delay and the departure of the original voice actor, Takahiro Sakurai. Despite these setbacks, fans are excited to see Kamiya take on the role.
Mononoke is an avant-garde anime series that was released in 2007. It ran for 12 episodes and is a spinoff series from the Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales anime. The series was later adapted into a manga and gained a cult following over the years.
The story of Mononoke takes place at the end of the Edo Period in Japan, where samurai are the fighting elite. Only samurai are allowed to wield swords in this authoritarian era. The Medicine Seller, a low-class citizen who wields a blade, is a central figure in the series. The movie continues this story, and director Kenji Nakamura, who led the anime series, returns to helm the film.
Despite the exciting news about the voice actor and the return of the original director, the movie currently does not have a set release date. However, fans are hopeful that the film will be worth the wait and will live up to the cult status that the original series has achieved.