Another familiar voice is confirmed to return. The official website for the upcoming reboot TV anime based on Hiroyuki Takei’s Shaman King manga announced today that Motoko Kumai (Syaoran Li in Cardcaptor Sakura) will reprise her role as Chocolove McDonnell. As with many other main voice cast members, she voiced the character in the first TV anime in 2001-2002 as well. She is now 50.
Chocolove is a shaman from the United States with afro hair. He also wants to be the best comedian in the world. However, his jokes are hopelessly boring.
Comments from Motoko Kumai:
[Charm of the Shaman King series]
“A lot of fascinating characters from different nationalities, races, and religions are active and aim to become the Shaman King together through battles… This alone is already enough to make me fraught with great emotion.”
[Enthusiasm for playing the role of Chocolove]
“How to boost autoimmunity. Get a good night’s sleep. Eat a well-balanced diet. There are many things you can do to keep your body warm, but one thing that is very easy to do is…. Yes, smile! Making a smile! The love of Chocolove will save the earth!!!”
— 『SHAMAN KING』プロジェクト公式 (@SHAMANKING_PR) February 25, 2021
The new Shaman King TV anime is set to premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliates in April 2021.
New key visual:
Main voice cast:
- Yoh Asakura: Yoko Hikasa
- Manta Odayama: Inuko Inuyama
- Anna Kyoyama: Megumi Hayashibara
- Tao Ren: Romi Park
- Ryunosuke Umemiya: Masahiko Tanaka
- Amidamaru: Katsuyuki Konishi
- Bason: Kousuke Takaguchi
- Horohoro: Yuji Ueda
- Kororo: Megumi Nakajima
- Tamao Tamamura: Nana Mizuki
- Ponchi: Takumu Miyazaono
- Conchi: Noriaki Kanze
- Faust VIII: Takehito Koyasu
- Mosuke: Nasakazu Morita
- Pirika: Rina Hidaka
- Lyserg Diethel: Yoko Soumi
- Chocolove McDonnell: Motoko Kumai
©Hiroyuki Takei, Kodansha/SHAMAN KING Project, TV Tokyo
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