Born in 2003, Hara’s acting career began over a decade ago when she was less than 10 years old. Despite her young age, she cannot be described as a newcomer to the industry. Represented by Tristone Entertainment, she is a rising star who has made quite a name for herself in recent years. However, Shinkai’s film is her first step into the world of anime voice acting.
It’s not far-fetched to assume that Hara’s years of screen experience played a big part in her casting for the role in Shinkai’s latest film. It wasn’t an easy task, and no one can fault Hara for breaking down in tears when she was told she was chosen from a whopping 1,700 other applicants, according to Anime News Network.
Shinkai commented on his decision by praising the young actor, “The connection between her own emotions and her voice was the strongest of all. I think that’s what makes Nanoka Hara such an amazing talent…”
Hara, who is a huge Shinkai fan herself, couldn’t contain her excitement at the opportunity to not only star but also be the protagonist in one of the director’s acclaimed films: “It feels like it will i dream My heart is still racing I first saw one of Makoto Shinkai’s films in 7th grade and it moved me so much. I never thought that I would be on the other side and bring the same emotions to the audience. Something big is coming and it looks so bright and shiny.”
Suzume’s fantastic journey officially begins on November 11th, the day of the film’s premiere in Japan. “Suzume no Tojimari” will later be released worldwide in early 2023.
https://www.looper.com/1047132/the-staggering-number-of-voice-actresses-who-auditioned-for-suzume-in-suzume-no-tojimari/ The amazing number of voice actresses who have auditioned for Suzume in Suzume No Tojimari