As we reported earlier, Detective Conan will be coming out with a new movie this spring. In relative news, model/actress Kiritani Mirei will be making her voice-acting debut through Detective Conan’s 16th animated film, “Meitantei Conan 11-ninme no Striker“!
Kiritani will play the voice of ‘Koda Kaoru’, a camerawoman for a sports newspaper who becomes one of Conan’s suspects. The actress, who claims that she’s been a big fan of the Detective Conan franchise ever since her elementary school days, said, “Knowing that I will be able to participate as a voice actress has made me really happy! I own the entire manga series, and I used to go watch the animated films with my family.”
Kiritani has also revealed that the recording sessions will begin in March. “Since it’s my first time to voice act for an anime, I feel nervous. My role is that of a sports news camerawoman, so I will try to remember how I usually get interviewed by them. I will do my best as a representative of Conan fans, so please look forward to it.”
Kiritani’s character, ‘Koda Kaoru’
The new Detective Conan film will collaborate with the J-League (‘Japan Professional Football League’). Four prominent football (or soccer) players from the J-League will not only be appearing in the film, but they’ll be lending their voices as well. Fans can look forward to hearing from Endo Yasuhito (Gamba Osaka), Konno Yasuyuki (Gamba Osaka), Nakamura Kengo (Kawasaki Frontale), and Narazaki Seigo (Nagoya Grumpus).
Kiritani expressed delight in working with the soccer players, saying, “Since I am also a soccer fan who goes to watch the J-League games in stadiums, I’m very happy. I’m also looking forward to seeing them.”
“Meitantei Conan 11-ninme no Striker” is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 14th.
Source & Image: Oricon