Tokyo's 'Bridge Boys' Anthro Project Reveals Its Cast
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Last December, the movie company Shochiku, Tokyo's Water City Creative Partners, and MOVIC announced the Hashidashi, a boat transit PR project that reimagines Tokyo's bridges as attractive guys. The companies hope that by creating characters based on the metropolis' bridges will encourage more visitors to check out Tokyo's waterways. The staff behind the Hashidashi project revealed that the characters will be voiced with more information to be announced on August 4.
There are four characters thus far and each centers on a different theme like "theater," "fireworks," "art," and "animals." The first four bridge boys are Azuma, Umaya, Komagata, and Ryōgoku based on the Azumabashi bridge, Umayabashi Bridge, Komagata Bridge, and Ryōgoku Bridge. All of the bridges cross the Sumida River at various points.
Azuma is voiced by Shōya Chiba (Tsuki ga Kirei, IRODUKU: The World in Colors), Umaya is voiced by Kōhei Amasaki (Double Decker! Doug & Kirill, My Hero Academia), Komagata is voiced by Taku Yashiro (Gundam Build Divers, KING OF PRISM), and Ryōgoku is voiced by Toshiyuki Someya (School Babysitters, Bakumatsu).
Four different artists designed the characters for the project. Nuo designed Azuma, Hinatsu designed Umaya, Bekko designed Komagata, and SUZ designed Ryōgoku.
Merchandise for Hashidashi will be available for purchase at Comiket 96.