Before Final Fantasy XV come out on September 30, waiting fans will be treated to a bunch of other tie-in projects; among them are the full-CG animated movie, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. On Tuesday, the official website for the feature has revealed the voice actor/actresses line-up for the Japanese release of the movie—scheduled for July 9—along with a second teaser, which is fully voiced in Japanese. Among the casts are actor Gou Ayano (The Perfect Insider, Ouroboros) and actress Shiori Kutsuna (Bitter Blood, Machiisa Jumbo). Read on for the complete list and the teaser!
There are 7 names confirmed to lend their voices in the game:
Gou Ayano will voice Nyx Ulric, which is the protagonist of the movie. Nyx is a member of the titular Kingsglaive, an elite squad that guards the king under his direct order. Saved by the king as a child, Nyx is a loyal aide with a deep sense of gratitude, armed with an exceptional combat and magical prowess.
Shiori Kutsuna will voice Lunafrena Nox Fleuret, an oracle for the kingdom who was a childhood friend of Noctis (FFXV’s protagonist). In the movie, she was supposed to go to the city of Altissia for her wedding with Noctis. Instead, she travels to Insomnia, a town where a certain peace treaty is being signed.
Tsutomu Isobe will voice King Regis Lucis Caelum, the reiging king of Lucis, and father to Noctis. After his son’s departure, the wise and loving king committed himself to ending the long-withstanding conflict between his country and the country of Niflheim.
Kouichi Yamadera will voice Drautos, another member of Kingsglaive who is also a general of Lucis. He is a strict person who is also Nyx’s combat teacher.
Mitsuaki Kanuka will voice Libertus Ostium, Nyx’s longtime friend who grew up in the same town as him. Libertus is described as a bright, cheerful, yet responsible person.
Tomokazu Seki will voice Luche Lazarus, leader of the elite Kingsglaive squad who is respected by his comrades.
Lastly, Ayumi Fujimura will voice Crowe Altius, a magic-wielding member of Kingsglaive who was born in the Kingdom of Lucis. Raised as an orphan, the firl holds a familial sentiment for his squad.
The 30-second teaser showcases the voices of the characters quite well, even though that the lip-movements of the characters seem to be a bit off. This is probably caused by the fact that the Japanese version is a dub of the original English version instead of the other way around. The original English cast includes Aaron Paul, Lena Headey, and Sean Bean.
Aside from the voice, the CG animation looks absolutely stunning and hyper-realistic. What do you think, Arama! readers? Are you excited for FFXV?