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The Voice Acting in Boku Dake ga Inai Machi

1449094611_1_1_2a413a86d916d63f83393894109db030Have you been watching Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (or Erased, as it’s called in English)? It’s been an exceptionally good anime so far, so go watch it if you haven’t already.

BokuMachi piqued my interest before it aired because the two actors playing the protagonist’s character, Shinnosuke Mitsushima and Tao Tsuchiya (shown above), are live action actors who have never had an anime role before. Normally, haiyuu (actors) and seiyuu (voice actors) occupy separate niches, despite the crossover in their skill sets. While it’s not unheard of for seiyuu to have live action roles or for haiyuu to have anime roles, it’s still uncommon enough to be worthy of attention. Thus, I was extra curious to see how the BokuMachi anime would turn out, as I had the feeling that it would be a very off-beat and distinctive work.

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