Romi Park Plays 13 Characters in New Moomins Film's Japanese Dub
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Voice actress Romi Park is known for voicing characters such as Fullmetal Alchemist's Edward Elric, Naruto's Temari, and Turn A Gundam's Loran Cehack. Now she is taking on a new role, or rather roles. Park is voicing 13 characters in the Japanese dub of the Finnish stop-motion animation film Moomins and the Winter Wonderland.
Park is voicing Moominmamma, Little My, and 11 other characters. She appeared with members of the Japanese cast at a premiere event for the film on Tuesday.
Park is not alone in voicing multiple characters in the dub. Toshiyuki Morikawa (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children's Sephiroth, Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School: Future Arc's Kyōsuke Munakata) is voicing five characters including Moominpappa and Snufkin. Rie Miyazawa (live-action Kiki's Delivery Service's Kokiri) is playing protagonist Moomintroll, and Sayaka Kanda (Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale's Yuna, Uchū Senkan Yamato 2202: Ai no Senshi-tachi's Teresa) is narrating the dub. Australian singer Sarah Àlainn is performing both the Japanese and English theme songs for the film.
The Christmas-themed film held its world premiere on November 4, and it will open in Japan on December 2. It is one of 26 submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards.
The film is the latest work based on The Moomins series of books and comic strips by Finnish illustrator Tove Jansson. The franchise's various adaptations include several Japanese anime. The stories center on white, uniquely shaped characters resembling hippopotamuses. The characters are popular in Japan and many other countries.
Park announced on Tuesday that she is leaving her agency Enkikaku after 22 years. She opened a new personal website titled LAL in order to work independently.