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Dogasu's Backpack | Movies & Specials Guide | Detective Pikachu

Tweets and other comments made by the film's production staff help give us a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the film.

March 15th, 2019:  Masafumi Mima announces his involvement

On March 15th, 2019 Mr. Masafumi Mima, the sound director guy for pretty much everything Pokemon, announces that he's going to be a part of the Japanese dub of Detective Pikachu as well.

March 15th, 2019 3:37 am JST

March 15th, 2019 3:37 am JST

担当させて頂く事になりました!

『名探偵ピカチュウ 』

洋画の吹き替えは
 「SING」以来…
 緊張します〜っ!

でも、ワックワックな緊張〜♫
早く、完成した作品を観たい〜!
音響作業報告は
また、いずれ〜♫ お楽しみに〜!

『名探偵ピカチュウ 』
5月公開です!

I'm going to work on it!

Detective Pikachu

This will be the first time I'm in charge of the Japanese dub of a Western movie since Sing...
I'm really nervous!

But, it's an exciting kind of nervousness~♫
I wanna hurry up and see the finished movie already
~!
I'll keep you updated on the sound work later~!
So look forward to it ~!

Detective Pikachu
Coming to theaters this May!


The movie Sing that Mr. Mima's talking about here is that 2016 Illumination film starring Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, etc. about a group of animals entering a singing competition. Mr. Mima was the voice director for the Japanese dub.

March 23rd, 2019:  The current status of the dub

A few days after the movie's Japanese May 3rd release date is announced we get this tweet:


March 23rd, 2019 12:04 am JST

March 23rd, 2019 12:04 am JST

緊張します!
『名探偵ピカチュウ 』
吹き替えの演出は、まだまだひよっこ🐣ですから…
しかし、公開が迫っていますし
やるっきゃないっ!
本日は現場から
ちょっとだけ雰囲気を
再現写真にて、ご紹介〜♫
ピカチュウの後ろ姿が
なんともキュートで
たまりませ〜ん!

『名探偵ピカチュウ』
5月公開♫

I'm really nervous!
The (Japanese) dub of
Detective Pikachu
is still just a fledgling
🐣...
but we're closing in on the release date
so we'd better get to work!
Today I'll show you just a few pictures
of what we did to get the actors
in the Detective Pikachu mood
〜♫
The back of PIkachu there
is just so cu~te!

Detective Pikachu
Coming to theaters this May


March 26th, 2019:  Ken Watanabe

As production of the Japanese dub is now fully underway, Mr. Mima tells us about dubbing with Mr. Ken Watanabe.

March 26th, 2019 1:49 am JST

March 26th, 2019 1:49 am JST

『名探偵ピカチュウ』でのヨシダ警部補役の渡辺謙 さんの吹き替え作業…。
いや〜緊張しました・笑
何年振りだろ?こんなに楽しい緊張感…。
事前打ち合わせで、思わず
「何も言う事はありません…」
だって、スクリーンに映っておられる本人なんだし・笑
しかしながは、渡辺謙さんは
何度も何度も→。

So, about Ken Watanabe dubbing over Lt. Yoshida in Detective Pikachu...
I'm actually really nervous lol.
How long has it been since I've felt this fun kind of nervousness...?
During our first meetings Mr. Watanabe, without missing a beat, told me
"We don't have anything to talk about..."
Well, he did play the guy up on the screen he's doing the voiceover work for, after all lol.
But regardless, Mr. Watanabe kept doing take after take...



March 26th, 2019 1:50 am JST

こちらのイメージを大切に、トライして下さいまし た!
感謝です…。有難うございます。
同じ現場にいられて、光栄です。
楽しい時間は
あっという間に終わってしまった。
さぁ、7割方アフレコが終了!
あと、3踏ん張り〜♫
『名探偵ピカチュウ』
5月公開まで
ラストスパートだ!!

He really did his best to visualize his performance and give it his all!
I'm so grateful to him. Thank you.
I feel honored to be allowed to work on the same movie as you.
We had a lot of fun together but it was over before we knew it.
Well, I guess about 70% of the dubbing work is done now.
I'll do my best on the remaining 30%!
We're in the home stretch to
the May release of Detective Pikachu!


March 28th, 2019:  Ken Watanabe

Two days later, another main character's recording work is completed:

ティム役の竹内涼真さんの収録が終了した。初めて の外画アフレコとあって、竹内さんも緊張していたが、私だって素人同然…。
 お互いに徐々に歩み寄り
 最後はガッチリ握手で負えました。いやー、よく頑張って下さいました♫こちらの要望に納得いくまで確認。まさに、全力での全力疾走!
ご期待下さい!

And that's a wrap on Ryoma Takeuchi voiceover work as Tim. This is Mr. Takeuchi's first foreign movie dub and so he was nervous, and I'm a beginner (at this kind of work) as well...
So the two of us met halfway and gave each other firm handshakes to help us get through this. That Takeuchi really gave it his all.
Now I have to go back and check to make sure everything's the way we want it. We're really running on all cylinders now!
Please look forward to it!




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