Former HKT48 Idol Marina Yamada Starts Voice Acting With Dropkick on My Devil!
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Voice acting agency Crocodile announced on Thursday that former HKT48 idol Marina Yamada has joined the agency and begun activities as a voice actor and singer. Yamada is joining the voice cast of the Dropkick on My Devil! anime, which will premiere in July. The anime's official Twitter account confirmed on Friday that Yamada will have a role in the anime but did not reveal her character.
Yamada will appear at various anime-related events such as "Tochigi TV Anime Festa," which will be held at Orion Square in Utsunomiya, Tochigi on May 5 and 6. Dropkick on My Devil! cast members Aina Suzuki, Nichika Omori, Kazusa Aranami, and Natsuko Hara will appear with Yamada at a stage event on May 5.
Crocodile's announcement included comments from Yamada, and she said that becoming a voice actor has been her dream since before joining HKT48. Yamada joined HKT48 in 2012 and graduated from the group this month.
The Dropkick on My Devil! anime will air on BS Fuji and other channels. The show will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, but the staff has not specified in which regions the anime will stream. Episodes will be 30 minutes long.
The cast includes: (Note: Some character name spellings are not confirmed.)
- Aina Suzuki as Jashin-chan
- Nichika Omori as Yurine Hanazono
- Miyu Kubota as Medusa
- Yurie Kozakai as Pekora
- Chiaki Omigawa as Minos
- Rico Sasaki as Poporon
- Riho Iida as Persephone the Second
- Natsuko Hara as Mei Tachibana
- Kazusa Aranami as Yusa
- Miko Terada as Kōji
The comedy manga centers on Yurine Hanazono, a college student who summons Jashin-chan, a demon from the underworld. Now they must live together in a run-down apartment in Tokyo's Jinbōchō district. If Yurine dies, Jashin-chan gets to go back to the underworld, so she constantly plots to kill Yurine.
Source: Web Newtype