News Hong Kong, Taiwanese Actors Join Cast of LaMB Anime
posted on 2008-10-19 08:47 EDT by Mikhail Koulikov
Hong Kong actress Josie Ho and Taiwan's Van Ness Wu will voice two of the primary characters in next year's internationally produced animated film
LaMB, the first anime commissioned by Sony's Animax Asia network specifically for the Southeast Asian market. The science-fiction LaMB will bring together talents from at least five different countries. It is based on a story idea by the Philippines' Carmelo S. J. Juinio, directed by Japan's Ryusoke Tei, and storyboarded by Yasufumi Soejima, whose work as a 3D director can be seen in Last Exile and Gankutsuou. Singapore-based animation studio Peach Blossom Media is handling the actual production, and songs for the film's soundtrack will be provided by the U.S. band The Click Five and Canada's Simple Plan.
Wu has had starring roles in the Taiwanese live-action adaptations of the Peach Girl and Hana Yori Dango manga series. Wu and Ho will provide the English voices for two of LaMB's major characters. Wu will also record the Mandarin track for the male protagonist, while Ho will be the Cantonese voice actress for a villain, in addition to being the English one.
LaMB is set to run on Animax Asia's television service next year. It will also be distributed online and over mobile phone networks.