Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Casts Kendo Kobayashi, Jungle PocketJanuary 20, 2016 at 9:39 am | Posted in Japanese, The Dark Side of Dimensions, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
The Japanese producers of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions today announced four more actors joining the cast of the movie, all of whom will be playing new characters designed by Kazuki Takahashi!
First up is Kendo Kobayashi (pictured above), who will play the leader of a group of thugs called the Kudaragi Corps. The 43-year-old comedian and celebrity makes regular and guest appearances on numerous Japanese TV and radio variety shows. Kobayashi’s acting credits include Tonzra in the 2009 live-action movie Yatterman (based on the anime of the same name) and Toshio Kanbe in the 2012 comedy-drama Perfect Son. His voice acting roles include Kiril Čapek in the anime Michiko & Hatchin, Dr. Rick Marshall (Will Farrell) in the 2009 film Land of the Lost, and Hannibal Chau (Ron Perlman) in the 2013 film Pacific Rim.
Joining Kobayashi is the comedy trio Jungle Pocket, who will play the gang’s underlings. The trio is made up of Otake, Hirohisa Ota, and Shinji Saito (pictured below, left to right) and has been performing together in numerous comedic theatrical productions and TV variety shows since 2007. The group will make its voice acting debut in The Dark Side of Dimensions.
The characters’ names have not been provided and, as is also the case with the movie’s other newly revealed characters, their motives and personalities are still shrouded in mystery.