Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Takako Honda Lead Kick-Heart Cast

posted on by Egan Loo
Voices of wrestler Romeo & nun Juliet in Masaaki Yuasa & I.G's crowd-funded short

Anime studio Production I.G announced at the "Tachikawa Anican x Production I.G Night" event on Saturday that Tatsuhisa Suzuki and Takako Honda will lead the voice cast of its Kick-Heart anime. In the love story, Suzuki will play a successful pro-wrestler named Romeo, while Honda will play Juliet, a nun lives a secret double-life as a female pro-wrestler.

Director Masaaki Yuasa, assistant director Eun Young Choi, art director Kevin Aymeric, and executive producer Mitsuhisa Ishikawa presented a work-in-progress cut of the short at Saturday's event. Production I.G producer Maki Terashima-Furuta also recorded a video from the anime's dialogue recording sessions:

Kick-Heart reached its main Kickstarter fundraiser goal last month, and subsequent "stretch goals" have extended the anime from 10 to 12 minutes and added an English dub.

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