Insect Land Anime Casts Sumi Shimamoto as Earth
posted on by Adriana Hazra
The official website for the anime of actor Teruyuki Kagawa's Insect Land picture books announced on Friday that the anime has cast Sumi Shimamoto as Earth. Earth speaks to the rest of the characters through a "lily of the valley telephone."
The cast includes:
Misaki Kuno as Mia
Karen Miyama as Charlotte
Hiroki Nanami as Theo
Rie Takahashi as Eden
Natsuki Hanae as Accel
Tooru Nara as Gabriel
Kimiko Saitō as Rafael
Kokoro Kikuchi as Maxime
In addition, Takahiro Sakurai narrates the anime.
Jun Kawagoe (Getter Robo Arc, New Getter Robo, Mazinkaiser SKL) is directing the anime at TMS Jinni's and TMS Entertainment, with Studio No Border listed as creative support. Yuichiro Kido (Dr. Stone) is both writing and supervising the scripts. Ayumi Kakei is adapting Thomas Romain's original character designs for animation, and Kagawa is serving as executive producer. Ayana Tsujita is composing the music.
The Insect Land "nature learning picture books" began with the first volume in April 2020, with anime designer Thomas Romain (Macross Delta, Carole & Tuesday) drawing the illustrations. The stories explore the lives of insects, while also celebrating the themes of ecology and diversity.