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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.
15th, 2019 3:37 am JST
The movie Sing that Mr. Mima's talking about here is
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
going to work on it!
This will be the first time I'm in charge of the Japanese dub of a
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 ～!
Coming to theaters this May!
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:
23rd, 2019 12:04 am JST
26th, 2019 1:49 am JST
The (Japanese) dub of
Pikachu is still just a fledgling 🐣...
we're closing in on the release date
so we'd better get to work!
I'll show you just a few pictures
of what we did to get the actors
the Detective Pikachu mood 〜♫
The back of PIkachu there
is just so cu~te!
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.
about Ken Watanabe dubbing over Lt. Yoshida in Detective Pikachu...
really nervous lol.
How long has it been since I've felt this fun kind of nervousness...?
our first meetings Mr. Watanabe, without missing a beat, told
"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...
|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
the May release of Detective
March 28th, 2019: Ken Watanabe
Two days later, another main character's
recording work is completed:
|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...
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
sure everything's the way we want it. We're really running on all
Please look forward to it!
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