Hope you enjoyed our new trailer!
Did you notice there are new promotional posters now available?
You can download from here:
As you can see, there are two versions, black and red – English and Japanese versions respectively.
Today’s Update is to inform you how we go about the casting of voice actors for Under the Dog. There have been talks about the voice actor names being mentioned in our new trailer with a question whether a backer voting would take place or not. The answer is: Yes, voting will certainly take place.
Here’s the gist of the voice casting for Under the Dog:
- Three of the main characters – the voice actors decided by the production staff to ensure the creative integrity and quality of UTD.
- Two of the main characters (Sayuri and Estella) – the voice actors decided by the votes from eligible UTD backers.
Without further ado, we introduce our voice cast for the leading characters here in our Update. We are truly proud to welcome such great voice talents on board!
Ms. Asami Seto (Anthea Kallenberg)
Chihaya Ayase in “Chihayafuru”
Lan in “Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne”
Nanami Shiranui in “Norn9”, etc.
Ms. Rumi Okubo (Hana Togetsu)
Yuzuko Nonohara in “Yuyushiki”
Tamako Arai in “Barakamon”
Chinatsu Yoshikawa in “YuruYuri”, etc.
A polling station will be set up in our web Forum (only accessible to eligible backers).
Eligible backers will receive at a later date, an email invitation to the online polling with instructions on how to vote.
By December at the latest.
Note: You must be on SENIOR OPERATIVE tier or above to participate in the voting.
Voice cast poll should never be confused as a popularity poll – that was the consensus and major concern among Mr. Masahiro Ando (Director), Mr. Koji Morimoto (Producer), and Mr. Muneki Ogasawara (Kinema citrus CEO). To keep both the promise with our backers and to retain creative integrity of UTD, the best approach we’ve come up with ultimately was for the creators to select three of the main characters and for the backers to select the remaining two.
You may have become anxious about casting your vote on Under the Dog since you saw the new trailer. Don’t worry, we are not forgetting our promise during Kickstarter campaign: our backers on SENIOR OPERATIVE tier or above will be able to “participate in selecting the Voice-Over actors for the main characters by voting from a predetermined list.”
As it is stated in the STAFF & CAST, we are currently making appropriate coordination to make the backer voting happen. This entails negotiations with voice talent agencies and our IT staff writing codes to set up a polling station on the Forum with a voting/tallying function. Not to mention other things we are working on, such as sending out a survey from BackerKit. So we ask for your patience.
We will notify those with the selecting rights when the voting is ready.
See you next time!