Ganbareiwa!! Robocon Comedy Film Adds 3 Cast Members
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Toei announced three more cast members for its new Ganbareiwa!! Robocon: Urara~! Koi Suru Shiru-Nashi Tantanmen!! no Maki film on Thursday. The new cast members include Kazumasa Koura (left in image below) as Kazuo Itō, a Chinese cuisine chef; Michiko Shimizu (center) as Tornado Baba, a woman involved in the mysterious "Chinese Food Rampage" incident after ordering Chinese takeout; and Yū Takahashi (right) as Yōko Itō, Kazuo's wife.
Masashi Ebara will play Gants-sensei, the teacher at the robot school. Kenichi Suzumura will voice Shiru-Nashi Tantanmen (literally, "spicy Dandan noodles with no soup"), a mysterious key character in the story.
Hidenori Ishida, a director of many entries in the Kamen Rider tokusatsu franchise, is directing the film, and Yoshio Urasawa penned the script. Urasawa is a veteran of the Super Sentai franchise, as well as numerous anime series such as Nintama Rantaro, Fushigi Yugi, and Ranma ½. Toei producer Shinichiro Shirakura noted that the film's story is set in the "100" era (pronounced "Reiwa," a play on the current Japanese era name).
The late manga creator and writer Shotaro Ishinomori is credited for the original concept of Robocon. The franchise began with the live-action tokusatsu series Ganbare!! Robocon, which ran from 1974 to 1977. The franchise then had a revival with the Moero!! Robocon series, which ran from 1999 to 2000.
Source: Comic Natalie