News Anna Tsuchiya to Voice Character in 2008 Anpanman Film
Anna Tsuchiya, the singer and actress known for singing in the NANA television series and playing lead roles in the Kamikaze Girls and Sakuran films, will play a lead character in Soreike! Anpanman: Yosei Rin-Rin no Himitsu (Go! Anpanman: The Secret of the Fairy Rin-Rin) film. The Sports Hochi newspaper reports that she will play the guest heroine Rin-Rin, a fairy. The film, which is the 20th one in the Anpanman franchise, will open in Japan on July 12. The 25-year-old actress has taken only other film voice role before: the lead female role in America's Herbie: Fully Loaded, where she dubbed the Japanese voice for Lindsay Lohan.